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Capital Hill Apartments
17 - 23 State Circle
FORREST ACT 2603
PO Box 3512
MANUKA ACT 2603

 

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Hot Water Service

July 21, 2017

A number of owners continue to experience troubles with fluctuating water temperatures and/or minor leaks in their apartments.  It is most likely that the mixing valve, now almost nine years old, is the problem.  (You'll find it through the manhole inside your front door.  Picture below.) The developer installed a particular Thermostatic Mixing Valve, which was a poor choice.   Each valve should be serviced annually and the cartridge replaced once every five years as per manufacturer's instructions.  A yearly service per valve is about $250 and a five year service about $520.

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Lerp Insect Infestation.

May 7, 2017

  Lerp Damage to the jasmine on the balconies has been noticed.  The cause is a lerp insect which can be treated with Yates Pest Oil, obtainable from Bunnings. You may need a spray bottle as well.

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National Broadband Network

February 27, 2017

The latest advice from NBN is that rolling out the network in our area is planned for the period January to June, 2019.  Staggering; we are surrounded by diplomatic enclaves, The Lodge, Parliament House, and numerous government buildings.  For what it’s worth, the planned technology is Fibre to the Curb (FTTC).

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Smoke Alarms

February 14, 2017

The Clipsal ionisation smoke alarms installed in each apartment are ending their 10-year lives and need replacement.  The ACT Government recommends photoelectric types instead.  Our preferred electrical contractor, Wayne Taylor (phone 0418 633 756), can supply and install a PSA Model LIF5800RL for between $100 and $180 depending on economies of scale. The Clipsal Fire Tek 755PFM is a suitable alternative

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How to Protect your Drains – and Your Wallet

February 3, 2017

Recently, Icon Water dropped into our letter boxes a handy little magnetised card listing do’s and don’ts for putting stuff down our drains. If you missed it or want to print out a poster sized copy, visit https://www.iconwater.com.au/My-Home/Caring-for-your-drain.aspx

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