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1sthome
18 September 2012
10
Sep 18, 2012 12:35 pm
Ours is made from the same materials as the other doors, sprayed with 2 PAC and is 750 x2300 with 5 hinges. Opens out only.
Ours is made from the same materials as the other doors, sprayed with 2 PAC and is 750 x2300 with 5 hinges. Opens out only.
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1sthome
7 September 2012
8
Sep 07, 2012 2:41 pm
Selling, keep the $ in your pocket.
Selling, keep the $ in your pocket.
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1sthome
30 August 2012
3
Aug 30, 2012 12:55 pm
I think we just had the wires poking through the villa board with the hole cut out to match the plate hole.
I think we just had the wires poking through the villa board with the hole cut out to match the plate hole.
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1sthome
18 August 2012
32
Aug 18, 2012 10:18 pm
tssupport1 tssupport1
Sorry can't use photobucket so we have probably come to the end of this discussion. considering the updated quote I received this week was $48K, she should accept our offer. Thanks for all your help.


At that price I'd want them to pay part of it too!

Come on give us a photo. That's got to be a he'll of a wall.
tssupport1 tssupport1
Sorry can't use photobucket so we have probably come to the end of this discussion. considering the updated quote I received this week was $48K, she should accept our offer. Thanks for all your help.


At that price I'd want them to pay part of it too!

Come on give us a photo. That's got to be a he'll of a wall.
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1sthome
15 August 2012
102
Aug 15, 2012 9:48 am
Signed up for ideas. Ta.
Signed up for ideas. Ta.
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1sthome
27 July 2012
6
Jul 27, 2012 10:53 am
Ben01 Ben01
Thanks for the replies....

The problem is I'm not sure my builder is offering these empty sockets. As far as I know it either batons or junction boxes?


Not sure what u mean by batons. I have those but the hold up the plaster ceiling.

For lights we wired up 3pin plug bases then put the lights into those so they are easy to install/remove by a non sparkie.
Ben01 Ben01
Thanks for the replies....

The problem is I'm not sure my builder is offering these empty sockets. As far as I know it either batons or junction boxes?


Not sure what u mean by batons. I have those but the hold up the plaster ceiling.

For lights we wired up 3pin plug bases then put the lights into those so they are easy to install/remove by a non sparkie.
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1sthome
27 July 2012
6
Jul 27, 2012 10:49 am
Depends on what look you like. We don't have bulkheads over the kitchen, just the same ceiling going from lounge to kitchen.
Depends on what look you like. We don't have bulkheads over the kitchen, just the same ceiling going from lounge to kitchen.
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1sthome
24 July 2012
99
Jul 24, 2012 6:31 pm
Hope to set up chook house this summer. Is 2 enough forbtheir social needs?
Hope to set up chook house this summer. Is 2 enough forbtheir social needs?
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1sthome
24 July 2012
5
Jul 24, 2012 6:27 pm
Had floor done first. Kitchen install went well till the fridge went in, then had scratches on the floor.
Had floor done first. Kitchen install went well till the fridge went in, then had scratches on the floor.
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1sthome
15 July 2012
485
Jul 15, 2012 3:55 pm
Now I have frameless showers creens installed, with silicon down the sides between the glass and wall, it would have been better to have inset channels in the wall before the tiles went in.

That way less mould issues and less maintenance with the silicon.

Would have needed much more planning and experience to get it right though. Not really how they get it spot on so that the glass just fits into the channel at the top and bottom of the pane once all the tiles are in.

Might do it in 15 years if I build another bathroom.
Now I have frameless showers creens installed, with silicon down the sides between the glass and wall, it would have been better to have inset channels in the wall before the tiles went in.

That way less mould issues and less maintenance with the silicon.

Would have needed much more planning and experience to get it right though. Not really how they get it spot on so that the glass just fits into the channel at the top and bottom of the pane once all the tiles are in.

Might do it in 15 years if I build another bathroom.
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1sthome
13 July 2012
8
Jul 13, 2012 11:55 pm
Can't you go out the back of the cupboard?

Otherwise a bulkhead with cornice will be all you can do.
Can't you go out the back of the cupboard?

Otherwise a bulkhead with cornice will be all you can do.
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1sthome
13 July 2012
9
Jul 13, 2012 11:49 pm
I havev2 big steel beams under part of my skillion roof that spans the lounge room.

It's engineered for a 2nd story.

So it's possible.

Best get a structural engineer out to have a look.
I havev2 big steel beams under part of my skillion roof that spans the lounge room.

It's engineered for a 2nd story.

So it's possible.

Best get a structural engineer out to have a look.
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1sthome
6 July 2012
7
Jul 06, 2012 11:46 pm
What do people value there?

Here a new bathroom and kitchen go a long way but you can also do your dough in the wet areas.
What do people value there?

Here a new bathroom and kitchen go a long way but you can also do your dough in the wet areas.
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1sthome
6 July 2012
6
Jul 06, 2012 9:43 am
What about raising the cistern above head height?
What about raising the cistern above head height?
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1sthome
6 December 2011
18
Dec 06, 2011 2:59 pm
I just did 2 white undercoats and 1 top coat in my laundry.

Changed broom beige walls to white undercoat. it was a bit patchy so did another white undercoat. Then it was much more consistent. So I found 1 white topcoat to be enough for a laundry.

That and I'm not sure there's quite enough for a 2 nd white top coat. ;)
I just did 2 white undercoats and 1 top coat in my laundry.

Changed broom beige walls to white undercoat. it was a bit patchy so did another white undercoat. Then it was much more consistent. So I found 1 white topcoat to be enough for a laundry.

That and I'm not sure there's quite enough for a 2 nd white top coat. ;)
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1sthome
5 December 2011
4
Dec 05, 2011 7:41 pm
not paying doesn't really solve anything but $.

im not inclined to get them to resand given it takes life out of the floor, and we are moving in mid dec with a whole heap of other things to do to get it ready for occupation.

maybe a discount is in order and ill live with it for a decade or so.
not paying doesn't really solve anything but $.

im not inclined to get them to resand given it takes life out of the floor, and we are moving in mid dec with a whole heap of other things to do to get it ready for occupation.

maybe a discount is in order and ill live with it for a decade or so.
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1sthome
5 December 2011
5
Dec 05, 2011 7:41 pm
not paying doesn't really solve anything but $.

im not inclined to get them to resand given it takes life out of the floor, and we are moving in mid dec with a whole heap of other things to do to get it ready for occupation.

maybe a discount is in order and ill live with it for a decade or so.
not paying doesn't really solve anything but $.

im not inclined to get them to resand given it takes life out of the floor, and we are moving in mid dec with a whole heap of other things to do to get it ready for occupation.

maybe a discount is in order and ill live with it for a decade or so.
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1sthome
5 December 2011
2
Dec 05, 2011 6:06 pm
It's annoying after I've insisted in low voc paints for the walls. I did cave into oil based gloss paint for skirtings though.

Just wish I'd been more attentive and micro managing till the last. :(
It's annoying after I've insisted in low voc paints for the walls. I did cave into oil based gloss paint for skirtings though.

Just wish I'd been more attentive and micro managing till the last. :(
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1sthome
5 December 2011
1
Dec 05, 2011 6:02 pm
A word of caution to the noobs. I was starting to relax a bit and not trying to ask so many questions of tradesmen in the hope that they knew what they were doing.

When I ordered my new hardwood floor i was specific in asking for water based low voc poly. Floor sander arrived this morning at 630ish.  I asked this morning about water based poly and sander said yes.

After sanding He then Used a quick-dry oil base sealer that stank out the house and dried in 15 mins. I should have realised when the other sander suggested i get out of the house because of the smell. It just didnt click for me until it was too late. He Then put Bona mega satin 1st top coat , it takes 2 hrs at least to dry. Left it overnight. He's Coming back tomorrow arvo to do sand/buff then re do with final top coat in Bona mega gloss.

Can't get to the bottom of my test to edit! Have to reply.

I dont Like the prospect of them having to resand and make my new floor thinner so I'm starting to accept that I'll have to live with the frustration and the stinky oil based poly at the bottom of my new floor.

I wasn't quick enough to question why not use water based sealer. Just befor heut on the sealer I asked if it was poly at the time and he said yes. Wrong question! I hope it's ok for not edge bonding, adhesion to the top coats and hope the voc wint kill us.

It looks great.
A word of caution to the noobs. I was starting to relax a bit and not trying to ask so many questions of tradesmen in the hope that they knew what they were doing.

When I ordered my new hardwood floor i was specific in asking for water based low voc poly. Floor sander arrived this morning at 630ish.  I asked this morning about water based poly and sander said yes.

After sanding He then Used a quick-dry oil base sealer that stank out the house and dried in 15 mins. I should have realised when the other sander suggested i get out of the house because of the smell. It just didnt click for me until it was too late. He Then put Bona mega satin 1st top coat , it takes 2 hrs at least to dry. Left it overnight. He's Coming back tomorrow arvo to do sand/buff then re do with final top coat in Bona mega gloss.

Can't get to the bottom of my test to edit! Have to reply.

I dont Like the prospect of them having to resand and make my new floor thinner so I'm starting to accept that I'll have to live with the frustration and the stinky oil based poly at the bottom of my new floor.

I wasn't quick enough to question why not use water based sealer. Just befor heut on the sealer I asked if it was poly at the time and he said yes. Wrong question! I hope it's ok for not edge bonding, adhesion to the top coats and hope the voc wint kill us.

It looks great.
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1sthome
30 November 2011
17
Nov 30, 2011 1:03 am
Gave up sanding old skirtings. Bought new ones and painted them with first coat today.

Floor sanding 5th, carpets 12th.

Painting mostly done.

So much more to do though. :(
Gave up sanding old skirtings. Bought new ones and painted them with first coat today.

Floor sanding 5th, carpets 12th.

Painting mostly done.

So much more to do though. :(
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