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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
Mumof3
Mumof3
8 January 2011

guttering problem

guttering problem

Hi thanks for reply. What a funny situation - your sisters ex was the installer - LOL. I looked at the site you suggested and don't like the wrap around the roof effect…

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Mumof3
Jan 08, 2011 7:49 am
kek
kek
8 January 2011

painting treated pinE

painting treated pinE

You could perhaps clad it in blueboard and use a render effect paint. More cost (and a bit of skill required), but it would look good. :D

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kek
Jan 08, 2011 5:44 pm
kek
ann81
ann81
8 January 2011

A couple of questions regarding the purchasing of land

A couple of questions regarding the purchasing of land

Thanks guys looked at a block last week but ended up not going ahead with it after some enquiries. Put a holding deposit down today on a Landcom block which was $300…

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ann81
Jan 08, 2011 10:42 pm
Victoria_g06
Victoria_g06
9 January 2011

Fabric Storage Help!

Fabric Storage Help!

Check out these Q-boxes - the draws and shelves look like they go into the bookshelf thingys... scroll half way down the page... really cheap…

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Victoria_g06
Jan 09, 2011 8:33 am
Victoria_g06

Keren I've added your pictures here so make it easier. If you want them removed PM me and I'll delete the…

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kexkez
Jan 09, 2011 11:12 am
kexkez
naughtyhorty
naughtyhorty
9 January 2011

Mini Corrugated Iron cladding in a bathroom?

Mini Corrugated Iron cladding in a bathroom?

Yeah I had a look and it come up well. I wonder how it would go all the way to the cailing though. Thanks.

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naughtyhorty
Jan 09, 2011 2:59 pm
squeak
squeak
9 January 2011

Removing a gutter downpipe pop/nozzle

Removing a gutter downpipe pop/nozzle

Anyone know how to get around this procedural catch-22? - If you rivet the pop/nozzle into position first, it gets in the way of the downpipe, preventing it being raised…

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squeak
Jan 09, 2011 4:05 pm
simon88
simon88
9 January 2011

Electrical works

Electrical works

Hi. I will explain a little about the cabling requirements for you. Cables need to be protected against mechanical damage. This means if the cables are run anywhere where…

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simon88
Jan 09, 2011 9:16 pm
simon88
simon88
9 January 2011

Skylight

Skylight

Hi a.b.rose. If you are looking for a brisbane company, Brisbane Skylights and Ventilation systems are good. ph 32061488

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simon88
Jan 09, 2011 9:36 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
10 January 2011

Do you think they can sue us

Do you think they can sue us

Even if your neighbor had agreed, it sounds like you would have need council approval to go ahead anyway. Even if they had rejected the request with the council, the…

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chrisandkate
Jan 10, 2011 9:40 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
10 January 2011

New Garage Door costs

New Garage Door costs

$3k per door should be plenty for a single width (2.4mt) by std height (2.1mt) roller door in any colorbond color with an entry level remote opener. Remember you'll need…

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chrisandkate
Jan 10, 2011 9:46 am
rachtann
rachtann
10 January 2011

1970s extension

1970s extension

We have a white early 1970's home with the typical L shape lounge and colonial windows. It was built with great foundations, hardwood frames and good quality floorboards,…

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rachtann
Jan 10, 2011 10:18 am
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
10 January 2011

Light fittings installed by builder?

Light fittings installed by builder?

If you have pendant lights and stuff, remove the pendant itself from the box to make it less obvious that the light is worth stealing. Or just provide the part that fits…

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Sheepdog
Jan 10, 2011 12:07 pm
Rizzo
Rizzo
10 January 2011

WA, double bricks and cracking?

WA, double bricks and cracking?

The house we are renting also has cracks almost everywhere. Some are pretty major, others are just hairline. However I would say our house was…

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Rizzo
Jan 10, 2011 12:49 pm
Nonna
Nonna
10 January 2011

BUILD OR RENOVATE - HELP!

BUILD OR RENOVATE - HELP!

If you loved the house- then the only answer is renovate. Old houses have character. There are so many builds these days and it upsets me. We;re renovating/building on…

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Nonna
Jan 10, 2011 6:05 pm
Nonna
Strumer
Strumer
10 January 2011

Complaint about electrician.

Complaint about electrician.

Very glad you have had a good outcome. Cheers, Earl

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Strumer
Jan 10, 2011 6:07 pm
Strumer
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ejikn
Jan 10, 2011 7:59 pm
Networker55
Networker55
10 January 2011

Fireproof plastering for a garage?

Fireproof plastering for a garage?

Thanks for the quick replies. The garage is brick and is about 2 meters from the boundary so it would seem we do not need any specific fireproofing. I'll take it up…

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Networker55
Jan 10, 2011 8:05 pm
fairy blue
fairy blue
11 January 2011

2nd level extension on existing timber framing cottage

2nd level extension on existing timber framing cottage

Sorry I can't help with builder recommendations, I am in country Victoria. I had some preliminary plans drawn up by a designer and used them to get some tentative quotes…

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fairy blue
Jan 11, 2011 1:11 pm
fairy blue
shebu
shebu
11 January 2011

Home extension

Home extension

We started with the Archicentre Cost Guide, and agree that $2500 is probably more realistic. We're planning a renovation and extension on our home in Adelaide (architect…

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shebu
Jan 11, 2011 7:27 pm
Matty
Matty
11 January 2011

Driveway Cost and Recommended Builder

Driveway Cost and Recommended Builder

Thanks for the reply. Sounds reasonable. Hopefully one of the builders qoute something similar.

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Matty
Jan 11, 2011 8:15 pm
Networker55
Networker55
11 January 2011

Computer software?

Computer software?

I use Home Designer Architectural from Chief Architect. It costs $199US and is basically a somewhat dumbed down version of their professional product:

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Networker55
Jan 11, 2011 9:36 pm


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