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darrell81
darrell81
24 December 2010

HELP - aligning steel posts for a deck

HELP - aligning steel posts for a deck

personally i,d leave them slightly too long and cut them to height after concretes set.i used to site demountable buildings on steel posts and that was the easiest way i…

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darrell81
Dec 24, 2010 5:20 pm
MagicMuppetMan
MagicMuppetMan
6 January 2011

Professionally cleaning Heating/Cooling ducts

Professionally cleaning Heating/Cooling ducts

So long as your ducted gas system has a filter on the return air and is cleaned (the filter) on a regular basis you should be fine

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MagicMuppetMan
Jan 06, 2011 10:11 pm
bashworth
bashworth
26 December 2010

Best temporary driveway option for acreage

Best temporary driveway option for acreage

Have you thought of using a geotextile under the gravel see this link http://www.permathene.com.au/?main_page=index&cPath=63 These geotextiles can help 1. Keep the…

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bashworth
Dec 26, 2010 12:31 pm
bashworth
juliaw
juliaw
26 December 2010

Wire Balastrade

Wire Balastrade

In regards to the timber that is used with the wire does anyone know much about F17 pine ? Seems hardwood is becoming difficult to obtain and we have been told by the…

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juliaw
Dec 26, 2010 3:38 pm
kmurf
kmurf
26 December 2010

Horse hair plaster - preparing for repainting.

Horse hair plaster - preparing for repainting.

Hi All This is my first forum post as I just bought a renovator for a growing family. We have horse hair plaster walls throughout our new place and need to repair…

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kmurf
Dec 26, 2010 8:07 pm
dan44
dan44
27 December 2010

hot water system

hot water system

You are spot on with the gas boost solar hot water system being the most efficient to run, yet its only econmical if you have gas (natural) running into your home. If you…

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dan44
Dec 26, 2010 11:58 pm
darrell81
darrell81
27 December 2010

diy ducted vacuum

diy ducted vacuum

ok thanks for the replies

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darrell81
Dec 27, 2010 10:20 am
Scorp
Scorp
8 January 2011

Oven Electrical Oven

Oven Electrical Oven

Update on progress of changing faulty oven. Supplier to house gave a refund for this faulty Damani plugin oven. Service and understanding of my concerns was excellent.…

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Scorp
Jan 08, 2011 11:33 am
Micklou
Micklou
28 December 2010

Downlights in a cathedral/studio ceiling

Downlights in a cathedral/studio ceiling

Thanks Steve. I think that is the thing - speaking to lots of lighting people and tradies. The problem is that every person we speak with has a different product that…

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Micklou
Dec 28, 2010 9:30 am
Nonna
Nonna
15 January 2011

Hafele door hardware

Hafele door hardware

I seem to recall that Haefele sell directly to the public…

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Nonna
Jan 15, 2011 6:20 pm
Nonna
pattycake4
pattycake4
30 April 2011

Where did/would you put sensor lights?

Where did/would you put sensor lights?

I am having 2 inside 1 in wip and the other in wil, maybe 3 outside.

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pattycake4
Apr 30, 2011 12:05 pm
darrell81
darrell81
30 December 2010

timber frames

timber frames

darrell (or anyone else), while on this issue, what are your thoughts on noggins that are cut too short for the space between the studs? A friend…

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darrell81
Dec 30, 2010 11:29 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
1 January 2011

Powder rooms and exhaust fans

Powder rooms and exhaust fans

We have an ensuite with no window, and also a main bathroom / laundry with no window, and also no exhaust fans in either.

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grace_slick
Jan 01, 2011 8:14 pm
grace_slick
NAJ
NAJ
30 December 2010

What alternatives are there to gyprock walls and ceilings?

What alternatives are there to gyprock walls and ceilings?

Guys, Planning a new farm house and was wanting ideas for materials to use for internal walls instead of gyprock plasterboard. Any load bearing internal walls will be…

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NAJ
Dec 30, 2010 7:39 pm
MadMaree
MadMaree
31 December 2010

Water damage subfloor under walls

Water damage subfloor under walls

Hi everyone, I'm a Newbie and don't know all of the technical terms for this kind of stuff, so please be patient and use simple terms or descriptions to help if Possible …

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MadMaree
Dec 31, 2010 12:23 am
lisanne
lisanne
31 December 2010

Does anyone have a fire plan???

Does anyone have a fire plan???
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My plan is to leave too. Grab the laptop and charger and maybe 1 or two items but that's about it and some clothes if there is time and head south providing that way is…

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lisanne
Dec 31, 2010 11:01 am
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
31 December 2010

Gables - what are the options?

Gables - what are the options?

What are the other options for gables? Villaboard? What would you normally match it to? Door/garage door?

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blueblueblue
Dec 31, 2010 1:46 pm
kek
kek
3 January 2011

What does you exterior lighting consist of?

What does you exterior lighting consist of?

The "right" type of light is going to depend on the house design, how you use each of the outdoor areas and what effect you're after. Perhaps if you post some specifics…

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kek
Jan 03, 2011 7:01 pm
kek
CC101
CC101
24 January 2011

Double entrance doors

Double entrance doors

thanks miss for the information and link. my builder supplies only corinthian doors - so can not select humedoors.

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CC101
Jan 23, 2011 11:29 pm
Mozzie
Mozzie
31 December 2010

build to boundary guttering overhang's neighbours property

build to boundary guttering overhang's neighbours property

^^^ so when it over flows it drains onto your gutter? Totally illegal.

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Mozzie
Dec 31, 2010 6:31 pm
Mozzie
kek
kek
31 December 2010

What kind of clothes line have you got?

What kind of clothes line have you got?

This subject's been covered in a number of threads. Try some of…

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kek
Dec 31, 2010 8:05 pm
kek
yvette72
yvette72
31 December 2010

Show me your clothesline plz.

Show me your clothesline plz.
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my new clothesline had one of those ones that mounts on the wall just didnot…

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yvette72
Dec 31, 2010 9:53 pm
MattM-WA
MattM-WA
1 January 2011

Is my sparky correct?

Is my sparky correct?

Yes, Us sparkies only clip cable so they are out the way of the plasterboard and ceiling. Most gyprock guys are a$$ holes when cables hang under ceiling joists - they will…

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MattM-WA
Dec 31, 2010 11:39 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
2 January 2011

Do you have a large mirror in your bathroom?

Do you have a large mirror in your bathroom?

Thanks for your responses :) Do you have cornice directly above the mirror?

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blueblueblue
Jan 02, 2011 10:29 pm
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Victoria_g06
Mar 07, 2011 8:23 pm
Victoria_g06
ring09
ring09
1 January 2011

Do you have White grout anywhere?

Do you have White grout anywhere?

Kek, what is the name of the sealer you used and where did you buy it? I have white floor and white wall tiles with white grout and would like to seal them before we move in.

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ring09
Jan 01, 2011 10:11 pm
ring09
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
1 January 2011

Neighbours and complying development

Neighbours and complying development

Maybe you just need to word the approach a little differently. Instead of saying: "Here's our plans, what do you think?" You say: "Our plans are complete and I thought you…

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Cabinfever
Jan 01, 2011 10:55 pm
Cabinfever

I cant keep my kids off it, they love it. Its so cute to see my 3 year old climbing up the rock-climbing wall. Mine is between a mandarin tree & on the other side is a…

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Wozzzaaa
Mar 10, 2011 9:53 pm
kb46
kb46
11 January 2011

Bath tile joins. Mitred or stainless steel strip?

Bath tile joins. Mitred or stainless steel strip?

My choice was a strip because: * A strip is easier to install and get right - will look much better than a poorly done mitre join. * A strip would be less likely to…

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kb46
Jan 11, 2011 5:07 pm
qonyx
qonyx
3 January 2011

Prioritization Matrix - Understanding what is important!!!

Prioritization Matrix - Understanding what is important!!!

thanks KB & Bash.. i've just decided to post through google docs and use the link link is below https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B7WTHZ ... y=CL2EiIUE Bash - BTW nice blog :-)

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qonyx
Jan 03, 2011 7:13 pm
qonyx
nrh157
nrh157
4 January 2011

Signing house contract

Signing house contract

You will also need to consider the term of the contract. We signed our in Feb '10 & it was valid to 30 June, land reg was delayed so builder took opportunity to inform us…

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nrh157
Jan 04, 2011 5:06 am
nrh157
baby2onthe way
baby2onthe way
4 January 2011

Excavator Sydney

Excavator Sydney

We want to convert our underhouse area into living space. This requires removal of sandstone but we are finding it very difficult to find anyone to excavate this. It will…

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baby2onthe way
Jan 04, 2011 7:23 am
aircooled
aircooled
4 January 2011

Rammed Earth Construction

Rammed Earth Construction

The problem for cold climates is not the rammed earth, but rather the passive solar design. The building fabric is rarely the main culprit if houses are too cold in…

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aircooled
Jan 04, 2011 12:45 pm
joshuablee0011
joshuablee0011
4 January 2011

Whipper Snipper INFO

Whipper Snipper INFO

Hi I've got this old Whippersnipper/Brushcutter and i wanted to find out some more information on it. Like Engine size (cc) and Power etc. It is a Dolmar MS-4100. Here…

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joshuablee0011
Jan 04, 2011 7:20 pm
Trinity
Trinity
4 January 2011

Quickest way to clean 300sqm+ of hardwood flooring?

Quickest way to clean 300sqm+ of hardwood flooring?

It's the widest dust mop I could find in my local Bunnings. I have seen cleaners using wider dust mops in shopping centres though :lol: . I think they're called scissor mops.…

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Trinity
Jan 04, 2011 10:19 pm
Chuq
Chuq
5 January 2011

Where did/would you put security cameras?

Where did/would you put security cameras?

We'll be pre-wiring for cameras at each corner of the house.. under the eaves is probably the best description of the location but we don't actually have eaves - they'll…

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Chuq
Jan 05, 2011 9:12 am
Chuq
Bam
Bam
5 January 2011

What is your bath hob made out of?

What is your bath hob made out of?

Your chippy will take care of it, dont worry :) Have you got plans drawn? Have you started? I wouldnt worry about stuff like that unless your up to it, trust me, there's…

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Bam
Jan 05, 2011 9:31 pm
Bam
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
5 January 2011

Did you paint your lintels?

Did you paint your lintels?

Solverpaint recommended degreasing with solprep degreaser then coated with Galv-link one coat and then 2 coats of top coat if it is oil-based or water-based paint…

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blueblueblue
Jan 05, 2011 1:56 pm
trippy
trippy
5 January 2011

Ozplaza Ebay special on TV wall mounts

Ozplaza Ebay special on TV wall mounts

Just came across this, so not too sure how much cheaper the ebay bracket was - I recently just bought one for the bedroom from Selby - No probs whatsoever. Highly…

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trippy
Jan 05, 2011 3:59 pm
trudy
trudy
5 January 2011

Boral Labassa Bricks or Espresso

Boral Labassa Bricks or Espresso

Hi there, DH and I have recently had to also make the decision between labassa and espresso. We called boral and got some addresses of houses built in both bricks and…

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trudy
Jan 05, 2011 4:10 pm
Miss
Miss
17 January 2011

Desperately need advice about feature wall colour

Desperately need advice about feature wall colour

I'm glad you have arrived at a solution that suits you best! It is hard trying to make a decision isn't it!? I love walking into a home with photos on display- and…

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Miss
Jan 17, 2011 11:53 am
Trish
Trish
6 January 2011

Ducted vacuum - DIY, tech questions

Ducted vacuum - DIY, tech questions
1, 2

Yeah, yeah, yeah I know it's all about you :lol:

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Trish
Jan 06, 2011 3:36 pm
Trish
squeak
squeak
6 January 2011

Self-tapping vs self-drilling metal screws

Self-tapping vs self-drilling metal screws

Thanks again for the advice. You guys were right on the money about applying more pressure. Although the self-drilling screws still had trouble punching through, they did…

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squeak
Jan 06, 2011 5:44 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
7 January 2011

certification needed to replace balcony handrails + awning?

certification needed to replace balcony handrails + awning?

I would say that as they are a replacement, definitely not. But you must comply with the standards today when you replace. Ed

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ECOECO
Jan 07, 2011 10:54 am
ECOECO
Nathan Peart
Nathan Peart
7 January 2011

new instantaneous hot water system runs cold

new instantaneous hot water system runs cold

As I understand it it is usually a conflict between the tempering valve - The valve that restricts your water temp to max 50º - and water saving shower heads. It is…

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Nathan Peart
Jan 07, 2011 12:53 pm
dkp
dkp
7 January 2011

Compenstation from land developers for late titles

Compenstation from land developers for late titles

Some builders are nicer than others when it comes to charging penalties for delays outside the owner's control. Our land settlement was delayed…

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dkp
Jan 07, 2011 1:01 pm
chippy
chippy
7 January 2011

colourbond roof screw colour

colourbond roof screw colour

Make sure they change the screws and don't just spray the heads. The paint and colorbond fade at different rates, so if they paint the screws it will look ok to start with…

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chippy
Jan 07, 2011 6:34 pm
chippy
simon88
simon88
12 January 2011

Stain on 2-Pack kitchen cupboard door

Stain on 2-Pack kitchen cupboard door

I have satin 30% gloss two-pack and I was told thinners. I use it and it works the best. Not sure how it would work on full gloss though.

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simon88
Jan 11, 2011 11:03 pm


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