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Reliable Contractor or Supplier
« on: November 17, 2018, 11:42 »
Rain is getting into the house from around the window frame. Could be a crack in the window, could be the trim/paste along the perimeter of the frame. Raining season and rain is getting into the house.

Any advise / sure of your experience, and looking for recommendation for a reliable contractor. Please let me know if you know of any.

Ford Road/Meyer Road area.

Thanks fellas !
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Re: Reliable Contractor for Leaking Windows
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2018, 12:18 »
If gap or crack on the wall in between the window outer frame then can diy repair with this:
http://olympus.com.ph/166-tonytheme_cloudzoom_big/alteco-epo-putty-two-part-type-adhesive.jpg
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Re: Reliable Contractor for Leaking Windows
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2018, 19:19 »
Thanks Octave, exactly what I am thinking of, just do not have the word... Putty.

anyone else with similar experience, or knows how to, or know of a contractor, appreciate some directions.

Thanks !

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Re: Reliable Contractor for Leaking Windows
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2018, 19:17 »

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Re: Reliable Contractor at reasonable fees
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 18:30 »
Need to move a one L shape leather sofa and a 5 piece outdoor balcony set.
The charges from 2 quotes is pretty high I feel.

Heard La La Move is good at reasonable charges.

If you have had good experience with any , please let me know.

Also looking for reliable at reasonable charges for curtains contractors, particularly day curtains.

Thank you.
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Re: Reliable Contractor
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2019, 14:16 »
Need to replace a Fisher & Paykel clothe dryer.
Budget $450-$550, 6-7 kg.

Bosch seem to have good reliability online review. Electrical supplier is telling me LG is good.

Any tips and lobang ? Particular make and model ?

Harvery Norman extended warranty - anyone bought this ?
 
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Re: Reliable Contractor
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2019, 21:12 »
Electrical supplier is telling me LG is good.

Electrical suppliers get more commissions from Korean brands such as Samsung and LG. Don't fall for it.

Bosch is good. I have my Bosch washer for 4 years already. So far so good (touch wood). Had 3 LG washers previously... Will not go back to LG again. Their circuit boards always got problem... 10 years warranty on motor no use.

Get the price from Harvey Norman. Call Goh Ah Bee or Maximum Credit for quotes. Usually both are quite competitive.
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Re: Reliable Contractor
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2019, 21:52 »
On the contrary, my LG washer last 9 years already

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Re: Reliable Contractor
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2019, 13:53 »
Thank you both for letting me know your experience.

KopiOkaya, thanks also for sharing the information and names, saves me some running around and being taken for a free ride that I would not appreciate.




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Re: Reliable Contractor
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2019, 15:00 »
On the contrary, my LG washer last 9 years already
My LG washer died exactly 1 month to 10 years

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Re: Reliable Contractor
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2019, 16:17 »
On the contrary, my LG washer last 9 years already

My first LG washer, made in Korea, lasted 6 years - died due to circuit board failure
2nd LG washer, made in Korea, lasted 4.5 years - died same as above
3rd LG washer, country of manufactured not stated (but I learned later it was made in China), lasted 4 years - died same as above

 
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Re: Reliable Contractor
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2019, 16:36 »
Another vote for Bosch. My fisher and Paykeyl  died after 5 years. In Singapore Panasonic lasted 9 years. Made in Japan then.

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Re: Reliable Contractor or Supplier
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2019, 16:53 »
I do not have good experience with Miele, and will avoid it by a thousand miles. Buying it is only the beginning , after sales is an absolute nightmare.

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Re: Reliable Contractor or Supplier
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2019, 18:05 »
Fwiw, my old Bosch lasted >14 years. Only changed when the door seal gasket cracked & it was uneconomical to pay Bosch SG to replace it.

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Re: Reliable Contractor or Supplier
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2019, 18:13 »
reading about dryers and washers, lint traps at the top of the machine are said to require fewer repairs.
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Re: Reliable Contractor or Supplier
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2019, 14:28 »
I do not have good experience with Miele, and will avoid it by a thousand miles. Buying it is only the beginning , after sales is an absolute nightmare.
Yes, Miele is all name only.

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Re: Reliable Contractor or Supplier
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2019, 16:32 »
Yes, Miele is all name only.

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I almost bought a Miele washer until one of my relatives who is a Miele user for over 40 years told me not to. High costs of servicing and repair, plus horrible aftersales service in Singapore.
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Re: Reliable Contractor or Supplier
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2019, 16:34 »
I almost bought a Miele washer until one of my relatives who is a Miele user for over 40 years told me not to. High costs of servicing and repair, plus horrible aftersales service in Singapore.

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Re: Reliable Contractor or Supplier
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2019, 16:10 »
cracked on wood frame for door - do you have any experience or some knowledge on this ?
not the wooden door, but the wooden frame.
1st contractor quoted $1,100 to replace entire frame and the door. Said that is he safest and best way to go, otherwise may be a danger, also cited slight difference is colour if touch up.....

Of course it is the best way ! but is that at all necessary? $1,100 is a lot of money.

I am not at all sold. And have never heard or had any experience of door frame completely falling off from the wall and posing a danger. 

It is a crack, between 2-3 mm wide , a meter long , maybe a little longer. This is because of the movement of a new building settling in after it being built which is a very common occurrence and is to be expected.

Another contractor quoted $380 to fill up the crack using bonding adhesive, paint over using closest colour.
Cost less but I fell $380 is a lot for that amount of work.

Any thoughts fellas ?

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Re: Reliable Contractor or Supplier
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2019, 16:18 »
cracked on wood frame for door - do you have any experience or some knowledge on this ?
not the wooden door, but the wooden frame.
1st contractor quoted $1,100 to replace entire frame and the door. Said that is he safest and best way to go, otherwise may be a danger, also cited slight difference is colour if touch up.....

Of course it is the best way ! but is that at all necessary? $1,100 is a lot of money.

I am not at all sold. And have never heard or had any experience of door frame completely falling off from the wall and posing a danger. 

It is a crack, between 2-3 mm wide , a meter long , maybe a little longer. This is because of the movement of a new building settling in after it being built which is a very common occurrence and is to be expected.

Another contractor quoted $380 to fill up the crack using bonding adhesive, paint over using closest colour.
Cost less but I fell $380 is a lot for that amount of work.

Any thoughts fellas ?
If you're a DIY person , go buy wood epoxy, less than $20? Get small tin of new paint, $20?  For less than $50 you can settle it.

This is based on what you mentioned about the crack being 2-3mm wide.

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Re: Reliable Contractor or Supplier
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2019, 20:18 »
Thanks Chewed.

Know of wood fill from Daiso , never know there are wood epoxy, now I know better.

Took the leap of faith recently to do some DIY touch up, repairs, simple jobs around the house. Simple basic stuff. I realized how much we are paying to have someone else do it.

These days so much can be learnt from youtube, and willing dealers of home maintenance products.

I can't decide which is more "song", the money saved or the satisfaction.



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