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    I have known Nyu for years and hope he recovers quickly. I am sure Pu will see he is well taken care of.

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    G'day Moose, We have tentative plans for rain water harvesting using poly tanks. Originally we were planning to use stainless steel but viewing TD posts changed my mind. Salt corrosion being a factor. We will probably end up with guttering and storm water as the village water reservoir is adjacent to our land. The risk being that with shorter rainy seasons the reservoir will be insufficient to cope with the village needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    With the heat in the attic space, from experience I would advice against recessed lighting .
    If I build another house I would not use recessed lights again.
    Hi Buckaroo, Your comment got me thinking about the recessed lamps being a heat source and minimizing heat transfer. I did some research and came upon this YouTube clip.

    It has some good tips on LED cooling which work, recessed lighting or otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peciacake View Post
    Hi Buckaroo, Your comment got me thinking about the recessed lamps being a heat source and minimizing heat transfer. I did some research and came upon this YouTube clip.

    It has some good tips on LED cooling which work, recessed lighting or otherwise.
    Thank you for that video, it looks interesting.
    I have one LED that seems to be dimming, I will pull it out and give it a try fixing it.

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    Update on Progress

    After the break for New Year holidays and a week or so to find a replacement Chang for Nyu work started on completing the roof. It went pretty smoothly without Nyu albeit there was a lack of urgency that Nyu has as part of his natural make up. Bluescope also let the team down when the measures eight of the corner section for the verandah 10 cms too short. Fortunately we only lost three days as they were able to source replacement stock quickly.

    Below shows progress as @ 18.01.23

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    Renderers started today. Electricians completed cutting in the conduit on Monday. Looking forward to a busy couple of weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by peciacake View Post
    Looking forward to a busy couple of weeks
    Will be down next week to help you. Help you drink a few beers specifically.

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    Looking nice and very Aussie! In the shade of the veranda looks like a great place to down a few tinnies.

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    Its looking very nice, I am jealous. Its almost like you have broken all the Thai rules about how a house should be designed and as CalEden says it looks very Aussie outback.
    Door openings on the east and West and up off the ground would have made it almost a Queenslander.
    Good luck with the rest of the build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peciacake View Post
    Update on Progress

    After the break for New Year holidays and a week or so to find a replacement Chang for Nyu work started on completing the roof. It went pretty smoothly without Nyu albeit there was a lack of urgency that Nyu has as part of his natural make up. Bluescope also let the team down when the measures eight of the corner section for the verandah 10 cms too short. Fortunately we only lost three days as they were able to source replacement stock quickly.

    Below shows progress as @ 18.01.23

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    Renderers started today. Electricians completed cutting in the conduit on Monday. Looking forward to a busy couple of weeks
    Make sure they put some sort of wire screen over the electrical conduit cuts before rendering, otherwise you might get hairline cracks in that area. I was not there when they did the rendering and after and after a couple of years hairline cracks started appearing, in some areas I could almost trace where the electrical cuts were by the crack. I had to open up the crack put fiberglass tape over it an finish it with joint compound.
    Your build looks fabulous , I love the wrap around porch. Not only a great place to hung out but it will help keep the house cool.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    Make sure they put some sort of wire screen over the electrical conduit cuts before rendering, otherwise you might get hairline cracks in that area.
    Hi Buckaroo,
    The conduit channels along with window & door corners will have stainless steel mesh placed over them prior to rendering to prevent cracking around these areas. This being part of the normal process they use prior to rendering.

    The wrap around verandah works a treat, particularly in the afternoon. With the the house aligned on an East - West axis and only one West facing window, plus good insulation we may just end up achieving our goal of a cool house.

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    Thanks for your comment Cal. I agree with you 100%, under the verandah on the Eastern side looks like the ideal spot to kick back and relax with a couple of coldies.

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    Thanks Ootai. The Queenslander influence is very deliberate. We've incorporated all the typical cooling features of the traditional Queenslander - so far it's going to plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peciacake View Post
    Queenslander influence is very deliberate. We've incorporated all the typical cooling features of the traditional Queenslander - so far it's going to plan.
    really coming along, i too thought Queenslander. Now do you thing your veranda is big enough for family meals? we eat outside most of the time.

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