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    Lawn care advice needed

    1000sq is pretty large - once you certain its kikuyu, you can rent a decent scarifier from your local tool hire/lawnmower place for a day, alternatively get your own from leroy merlin. Lawn dressing or top soil will cost quite a bit as you would need about 10m3 or so for the 1000m2. In the...
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    Lawn care advice needed

    What lawn do you currently have? Some lawns go dormant during winter but pick up again during warmer months. You can aerate & scarify, - put a bit of top soil or lawn dressing and water over the next few weeks. If you prefer to replace, Depending on your location, sun/shade area and how you...
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    Home renovations - What are the first steps?

    Perfect for the contractor to give you ideas, although they may be biased towards maximising profit, and they may charge extra if you change your mind too many times. Get involved from the start. Always a good idea to get a second contractor for a quote and bounce the final plan off him/her...
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    Coffee Making, Latte Art, Barista Skills

    Pierrelotti - https://pierrelotti.co.za/collections/green-coffee-beans RyoCoffee - https://ryocoffee.co.za/collections/raw-coffee-beans Quafee - http://www.quaffee.co.za/product-category/green-coffee/ Coffeecompany - https://www.coffeecompany.co.za/green-coffee.html Also worth a try to ask your...
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    Managing money for a parent - access control

    Wont it be easier to just complete a "power of attorney" with each investment house..
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    Coffee Making, Latte Art, Barista Skills

    That's it- fight evil and hatred with flowers and coffee :)
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    Home Assistant : Q&A, Tips & Tricks, Your Configs

    What range are you getting with each of them indoors?
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    Coffee Making, Latte Art, Barista Skills

    Single boiler should be fine then. Look into Rancilio Silvia or Gaggia, you could possibly find one closer to your budget second hand excl a grinder. Not too clued up on second hand but a lot of equipment comes up here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/615292849112515 If you decide to up your...
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    Coffee Making, Latte Art, Barista Skills

    What drinks do you mostly drink (espresso or milk based), this should determine the type of machine you should look out for. If only Espresso- single boiler should be fine. At R5k not much good stuff available so may have to look into "All in one type machines", Breville should be ok...
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    Tap repair #%#$

    Limescale or galvanic corrosion ? Limescale- soak & soften with vinegar/bicarb solution may work. Galvanic- depending on the metals, can try heating it a bit with a blow torch etc. and then loosen Or try soaking in some cleaning ammonia (handy andy)
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    Is Private Banking worth it?

    I suppose it depends on your individual requirements. For me PB was not worth it, I can and prefer to fill out forms myself, found cheaper borrowing rates outside of PB, and don't really need the flashy cards. Sweet spot for me was downgrading few years back to FNB Premier. Investec does...
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    Zigbee Range Extender

    Thanks. I have a tuya zb 3.0 gateway, does not seem easy enough to change channel as I don't have HA/mqtt, just working off the Smartlife app. Apparently the ZB channels auto choose based on inteference/wifi channels. Have tried placing the hub >5m from wifi router. I have a number of ZB Light...
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    Zigbee Range Extender

    For Zigbee, what is the average indoor range between zigbee (ac powered) devices to create a reliable mesh network? Google shows up to 100m but I hardly get 5m.
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    Coffee Making, Latte Art, Barista Skills

    They okayish, but at that price point don't expect too much. They not badly priced so will allow you to buy a better one once the better stuff is back in stock. Ideally sharper spout for latte art. If you don't mind me suggesting a video for latte art that is brilliant. I watch it every now...
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    Coffee Making, Latte Art, Barista Skills

    If you in jhb, Adriatic JHB east (keeps Motta at decent prices) or Equipment Cafe/Koldserve in Randburg or also Cafe Izzo (Ital Espresso works). Online, Cape Coffee beans, Online coffee shop, Bialetti etc
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