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chippy
chippy
15 December 2010

treated pine & wrong nails

treated pine & wrong nails

Hi Mick. As long as you don't have water running over the nails to transport the rust stains you should be fine. The fixings just slowly corrode and don't seem to stain to…

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chippy
Dec 15, 2010 1:16 pm
chippy
qonyx
qonyx
15 December 2010

Feedback on East Hills Train line (Campbeltown / Glenfield)

Feedback on East Hills Train line (Campbeltown / Glenfield)

Heya CJ... yes build is going well. I think we may be stuck on the frames leading up to the 5 week outage that the builders have over Xmas. Which is kind of a shame but at…

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qonyx
Dec 15, 2010 8:27 pm
qonyx
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
16 December 2010

Pest Control - Millipede invasion after Melbourne rains!!!

Pest Control - Millipede invasion after Melbourne rains!!!

I live in outer east Melbourne and millipedes are a real problem for us. we got some ant dust from Bunnings and just spray/blow it around the base of the bricks and entry…

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chrisandkate
Dec 16, 2010 7:32 am
innsaneink
innsaneink
16 December 2010

Metal roof cost estimate

Metal roof cost estimate

Hi boys n gals....new here so please bear with me. Im in the process of buying a house, 1st home buyer and have found something very suitable for us at a good price. The…

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innsaneink
Dec 16, 2010 7:59 pm
donnam
donnam
16 December 2010

Looking for Builders/Companies forhome reno's - Melbourne

Looking for Builders/Companies forhome reno's - Melbourne

We are currently using RJ Bronson Homes. We are nearly at lock up and so far we are really happy with them. We are a little behind schedule but a lot of that is because of…

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donnam
Dec 16, 2010 9:16 pm
decryption
decryption
17 December 2010

Using an Architect to Design Home - Tips?

Using an Architect to Design Home - Tips?

Thanks for the tips everyone, will be looking in to it further :)

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decryption
Dec 17, 2010 9:58 am
E1109
E1109
17 December 2010

Service light in roof.

Service light in roof.

Did they say what sort of light it had to be Mikapi? If you put a leadlight with a decent globe in the roof near the unit (total investment of…

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E1109
Dec 17, 2010 5:24 pm
E1109
NAJ
NAJ
18 December 2010

Eco Design House - Architect

Eco Design House - Architect

Guys, Looking for people to give me some recommendations of who I can work with to design an eco friendly, no frills, hard wearing, low maintenance farm house, self…

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NAJ
Dec 18, 2010 3:54 pm
Michelle
Michelle
19 December 2010

External house colors

External house colors

Hi this is my first time on the forum. I have bought a renovators delight, and want to do some external painting. The house has a Manor Red…

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Michelle
Dec 19, 2010 2:45 pm
Michelle
kek
kek
19 December 2010

addition on brick veneer in weatherboard???

addition on brick veneer in weatherboard???

Blueboard is certainly one option, but there are also other materials, such as Hebel, which work out a lot cheaper than bricks. You could use weatherboard, rendered…

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kek
Dec 19, 2010 7:56 am
kek
juliaw
juliaw
19 December 2010

Removing wallpaper

Removing wallpaper

Hi we have stripped lots of walls with the good old hot water method. Use a big sponge, soak paper and wait a few minuets and it should come off without to much effort.…

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juliaw
Dec 19, 2010 4:23 pm
Phil Elliott
Phil Elliott
20 December 2010

Test & Tag prices?

Test & Tag prices?

My charges can range anywhere between $1.90 and $30.00 per item. This is dependent upon the number of items mainly. I have had jobs where I have had to travel long…

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Phil Elliott
Dec 19, 2010 11:40 pm
GroovyOne
GroovyOne
22 April 2011

where to place the hall table

where to place the hall table
1, 2

I was going to suggest the left door opens. But looking at a photo of our display home, the door that opens is on the same side as the hall…

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GroovyOne
Apr 22, 2011 12:45 am
room4acubby
room4acubby
20 December 2010

Concrete Pump hire costs?

Concrete Pump hire costs?

Our site cost estimate included an additional concrete pump for $750. This may be a lot cheaper because of the fact that it was additional. I know that they never used it though.

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room4acubby
Dec 20, 2010 8:59 am
room4acubby
B STAR
B STAR
20 December 2010

Removing hardened glue from window frame

Removing hardened glue from window frame

Cut it out with a Stanley knife first. then sand by hand.

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B STAR
Dec 20, 2010 11:08 am
Newby kat
Newby kat
20 December 2010

Please help me understand soil test!!

Please help me understand soil test!!

Well after all that someone else bought the block before my parents builder had a chance to do the soil test!!! Never mind, just keep looking and try and act a bit…

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Newby kat
Dec 20, 2010 7:36 pm
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sleven
Dec 21, 2010 7:35 am
sleven
sirgoat
sirgoat
21 December 2010

Rooftop deck

Rooftop deck

a friend has one at the place he rents, its quite nice although you are a little exposed to elements and anyone who has windows higher than your deck.

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sirgoat
Dec 21, 2010 12:05 pm
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onc_artisan
Dec 21, 2010 2:50 pm
onc_artisan
Caterpie
Caterpie
21 December 2010

Architect vs Building Designer vs Draftsman?

Architect vs Building Designer vs Draftsman?

Mrs B, we are in the building design stage and would appreciate contact details of your architecture. Like all other posters, we've been quoted some 10% - 15% of building…

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Caterpie
Dec 21, 2010 3:18 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
21 December 2010

Where is your fridge water point located?

Where is your fridge water point located?

Thanks all! I thought there may have been a reason why my plumber put the water point so high up. LOL

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blueblueblue
Dec 21, 2010 3:26 pm
RoofPlum66
RoofPlum66
21 December 2010

Gates in Perth

Gates in Perth

Well got the phone call in morning Hi its blah blah from idiot city i got your brace all powder coated ready to put on again Great i said Can i come around now to fit it…

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RoofPlum66
Dec 21, 2010 9:11 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
22 December 2010

Plasterer recommendations in Adelaide

Plasterer recommendations in Adelaide

Can anyone recommend a plasterer in Adelaide?

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blueblueblue
Dec 22, 2010 8:41 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
22 December 2010

Ideal placement of outdoor items (clothes line etc)

Ideal placement of outdoor items (clothes line etc)

If you prefer shade for your clothes lone then you should try placing it so it gets only morning sun (East) that way there won't be max heat. You will need to ensure it…

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chrisandkate
Dec 22, 2010 1:37 pm
g.imagine
g.imagine
23 December 2010

basement costs

basement costs

The basement will/might be used for a theatre room. But an attic will be a really good idea! However, I have never heard of a single storey house with an attic... Will…

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g.imagine
Dec 23, 2010 1:39 pm
RoofPlum66
RoofPlum66
23 December 2010

Knocking down wall - how can this be solved?

Knocking down wall - how can this be solved?

Cool Mick If your going to do the ceiling yourself to (isnt hard) go so the guy at the ceiling shop in bayswater they got everything there. our laundry ceiling only cost…

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RoofPlum66
Dec 23, 2010 3:45 pm
kellyu
kellyu
17 July 2011

Show us your CaesarStone joins

Show us your CaesarStone joins

I hope you can help me, as it's really p*ssing me off that we are unable to shout at the stonemason, due to the problem only appearing a…

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kellyu
Jul 17, 2011 1:26 pm
ESB
ESB
24 December 2010

Are pull out/down spring mixers difficult to keep clean?

Are pull out/down spring mixers difficult to keep clean?

I didn't have any issues ... will be putting one in this kitchen as well.

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ESB
Dec 24, 2010 1:09 pm
ESB
kassan1973
kassan1973
24 December 2010

Taking long to get hot water at the tap

Taking long to get hot water at the tap

Hi Blue, depending on what tap is causing a problem and access to pipes there is a unit available by Dux called a "everhot" it is basically a pump which connects to your…

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kassan1973
Dec 24, 2010 4:56 pm
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???
1, 2, 3

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


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