Flushing Out Rust from Water Pipe

I have rusty water pipe in my Delima Apartment in Bukit Jelutong. The apartment is 20 years old++ so its water pipe has lots of rust.

Once a year, I have to flush out the rust if not the water is yellowish, smelly and slow.

Flushing Out The Rust

The plumber has to open all stop cocks at both toilets and kitchen and flushing out all the rust stuck at the stop cock.

rust accumulated at the sink water tap
rust accumulated at the sink water tap
rust inside the WC water tank
rust inside the WC water tank
cleaning up the rust inside the WC water tank
cleaning up the rust inside the WC water tank

Replace Rubber at The WC Pipe Joint

Besides, I asked the plumber to replace the faulty rubber to stop the water from leaking everytime use the WC.

replace rubber of the WC
replace rubber of the WC

Total Cost of Flushing Out The Rust

It costs me RM130 to flush out rush for 2 toilets and one kitchen including cleaning up the WC water tank and replacing the WC rubber.

My trusted plumber for this repair is Rudy: 011 3310 8757

Mid Term Solution to the Rust

I plan to put a water filter after the water meter if I get Management Office approval.

mid term rust solution
mid term rust solution

How To Do Housing Loan Full Settlement at Al Rajhi Bank?

If you want to do full settlement for your housing loan at Al Rajhi, you can follow these steps.

1) Request for Redemption Letter

You send your request to customersupport@alrajhibank.com.my and Al Rajhi will charge fee of RM10. So you need to have RM10 at your saving accounts where Al Rajhi deducts the monthly installment.

2) Fill in the form & submit it at any Al Rajhi branch.

The customer service will give you a form to be filled in. Fill in the form and submit it to any Al Rajhi branch. You must ensure your mailing address is up to date so you can receive the hard copy full settlement letter.

3) Al Rajhi will send full settlement letter via email and by post.

One to two working days you will receive your full settlement letter via email.

al rajhi full settlement letter
al rajhi full settlement letter

Full Settlement of My Housing Loan with Al Rajhi

Finally I fully settled my housing loan with Al Rajhi bank on 20th September 2023. I took the loan in April, 2010 with tenure of 35 years. At the time I want very low monthly installment that why I have very long tenure.

I started to reduce the principal slowly in May, 2021 then fully settled it by September 2023.

Details of My Housing Loan

Loan Amount: RM115,600
Average Interest: 4.25%
Tenure: 35 years
Start: 30th April 2010
End: 20th September 2023
My loan duration before full settlement: 4892 days / 13 years, 4 months, 22
Total prepayment: RM89,948.88
Paid Interest: RM57,659.82
Total interest: RM106,716.69
Interest saved :RM49,056.87 (RM106,716.69-RM57,659.82)
% interest paid: 54% (RM57k/RM106k)
Principal paid during my loan payment: RM25.651.12 (RM115,600 – RM89,948)
For 13 years per month only paid principal = RM25,651 / 161 months = RM159
Total payment during 161 months: RM85,169 (RM529 x 161 months)
Monthly payment: RM529.33

Conclusion:

First 13 years, I paid 70% interest! Only 30% towards principal.

For further reading

Housing Loan Amortization Analysis

Windmill Upon Hills Fittings & Furniture Measurement

I have a condominium Windmill Upon Hills in Genting Highlands. I captured the measurements of fittings and furniture for my future reference or others that might have to replace those items.

Sofa

windmill upon hills sofa measurement
windmill upon hills sofa measurement

Width: 2.092 m
Height: 0.739 m
Depth: 0.872 m

Carpet

carpet measurement
carpet measurement

Width: 1.619 m
Height: 2.284 m

Large Round Side Table

large round side table
large round side table

Diameter: 70.7 cm
Height: 31.1 cm

Small Round Side Table

small round side table
small round side table

Diameter: 44.0 cm
Height: 40.7 cm

Living Room Curtain

windmill upon hills - living room curtain measurement
windmill upon hills – living room curtain measurement

Width: 3.202 m
Height: 2.898 m

Master Bedroom Curtain

windmill upon hills - master bedroom curtain measurement
windmill upon hills – master bedroom curtain measurement

Width: 1.727 cm
Height: 2.923 cm

Second Bedroom Curtain

windmill upon hills - 2nd bedroom curtain measurement
windmill upon hills – 2nd bedroom curtain measurement

Width: 1.845 cm
Height: 2.923 cm

Kitchen Hob

kitchen hob measurement
kitchen hob measurement

Width: 52.3 cm
Height: 30.1 cm

Fridge

fridge space measurement
fridge space measurement

Width: 0.658 m
Height: 1.661 m
Depth: 0.611 m

Washing Machine

washing machine space measurement
washing machine space measurement

Width: 67.6 cm
Height: 88.6 cm
Depth: 70.5 cm

Other Measurements

Toilet Bowl Cover Measurement

Free Jaya Grocer Tote Bag By Spending RM200 using Maybank Apple Pay

To my surprise I received a Jaya Grocer Tote Bag for free for paying using Maybank Apple Pay.

maybank apple pay spend rm200 receive free jaya grocer tote bag
maybank apple pay spend rm200 receive free jaya grocer tote bag

Maybank Apple Pay Free Jaya Grocer Tote Bag Promotion

Minimum spending RM200 at Jaya Grocer using Maybank Apple Pay

Promotion period: 21 August 2023 – 20 September 2023.

How To Activate Maybank Card Online via Maybank2u

I received my Maybank credit card, now it is time to activate it. It was an easy process just activate it via maybank2u.com.my

How To Activate Maybank Card Online

1. Go to Card tab

2. Then click, Manage Credit Card

maybank card pending online activation
maybank card pending online activation

3. Click the triple dots, and click Activate Card

maybank card activation online
maybank card activation online

4. Key in expiry year of your Maybank credit card then click Activate

maybank card activation - key in expiry year
maybank card activation – key in expiry year

5. Validate it with Secure Verification

maybank card online activation - validate with secure verification
maybank card online activation – validate with secure verification

6. After successfully activated, then you have to set the new PIN for the card.

maybank card online activation - card activated
maybank card online activation – card activated

7. Click Set Now, then set your new PIN

maybank card online activation - new pin
maybank card online activation – new pin

8. Validate via Secure Verification

maybank card activation online - validate via secure verification
maybank card activation online – validate via secure verification

Now you can use your Maybank credit card.

 

Tukang Paip @ Plumber Shah Alam Denai Alam Bukit Jelutong Yang Murah & Boleh Dipercayai

Baru-baru ini air menitik dari siling rumah saya di Denai Alam, Shah Alam. Saya tahu mesti ada paip bocor yang terletak di atas siling. Rumah di Denai Alam menggunakan paip ABS jadi lagi senang bocor dari paip PVC ataupun hansen.

denai alam - air bocor menitik dari siling
denai alam – air bocor menitik dari siling

denai alam paip bocor dari jenis ABS
denai alam paip bocor dari jenis ABS

Untuk masalah paip bocor saya akan panggil tukang paip / plumber yang saya biasa guna iaitu Rudy. Rudy adalah orang yang boleh dipercayai selain itu harga pun berpatutan.

Saya pernah dapat tukang paip yang cuba menipu nak caj mahal dan baiki benda yang tidak rosak tapi cakap rosak. Sejak itu, saya hanya panggil Rudy dan sanggup tunggu walaupun tahu dia banyak jobs.

Hubungi Tukang Paip  / Plumber

Nama: Rudy
Telefon: 011 3310 8757

Rudy Baiki Paip Yang Bocor

1) Paip ABS bocor pada bahagian elbow paip.
2) Tukar ke hansen, tak nak pakai ABS takut senang bocor lagi
3) Pembaikan mengambil masa dalam 1jam 30 minit.

saluran paip di bumbung rumah
saluran paip di bumbung rumah
shah alam tengah baiki paip yang bocor
shah alam tengah baiki paip yang bocor
shah alam denai alam paip hansen ganti abs
shah alam denai alam paip hansen ganti abs
denai alam paip ditukar ke hasnen paip dari abs
denai alam paip ditukar ke hasnen paip dari abs

Kos Pembaikan

1) Paip hansen 7 kaki, socket PVC x2 dan socket hansen x1 dan elbow hansen x1 : RM75
2) Upah: RM130

Jumlah: RM205

hansen socket and elbow
hansen socket and elbow
paip hansen 7 kaki
paip hansen 7 kaki

 

Refurbished rusty IKEA Bathroom Trolley

I have a rusty IKEA bathroom trolley that I have used for so many years. I was planning to dispose it but decided to refurbished it.

The wheel is so rusty that it was detached from the trolley.

IKEA rusty wheel detached from the trolley
IKEA rusty wheel detached from the trolley

It took me around 1 hour 30mn to do this restoration.

Steps to Refurbish The Rusty IKEA Bathroom Trolley

1) Remove any rusts using scouring pad
2) Replace the four wheels with rubber cap of 19mm width
3) Spray with silver color on rust that unable to be removed

ikea rusty bar bathroom trolley
ikea rusty bar bathroom trolley
ikea rusty bathroom trolley
ikea rusty bathroom trolley
sprayed tray to hide the rust
sprayed tray to hide the rust
ikea trolley replaced wheel with rubber cap
ikea trolley replaced wheel with rubber cap
rubber cap 19mm width at rm1.20 for 2 pieces
rubber cap 19mm width at rm1.20 for 2 pieces

Total Cost

1) Mr DIY Silver Spray Paint: RM7.30
2) Rubber cap: RM1.20 x2: RM2.40

Total: RM11.70

So instead of buying new of around RM120++, I just spent RM11.70 to refurbish my rusty trolley.

refurbished IKEA bathroom trolley in use
refurbished IKEA bathroom trolley in use

 

Annual Teeth Scaling at 1st Dental Clinic Bukit Jelutong Shah Alam

Every year, we do our annual teeth scaling at 1st Dental Clinic Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam.

Why we choose 1st Dental Clinic?

There is no particular reason, I think the major reason is that 1st Dental Clinic is the earliest dental clinic in Bukit Jelutong & we visit there every year because they have our dentist records.

Teeth Scaling

We do our teeth scaling every year to ensure not much carries stick to our teeth 🙂 and to ensure our teeth are clean.

dien teeth scaling
dien teeth scaling
deef tetth scaling
deef tetth scaling
lisha teeth scaling
lisha teeth scaling

Total Teeth Scaling at 1st Dental Bukit Jelutong

Dien (scaling  & polishing – 9 years old) – RM60
Lisha (scaling & polishing – 14 years old) – RM70
Deef (scaling, polishing and filling one tooth – 13 years old) – RM190
Myself ( scaling & polishing) – RM160
My wife (scaling & polishing)  – RM150

Total: RM630

It took around 1 hour to complete all five of us.