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cliffdodger
cliffdodger
20 February 2009

Moving a Piano

Moving a Piano

It would be simple enough to get some casters and build them into some home made padded piano feet. I should say piano boots as opposed to piano feet. Build a few…

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cliffdodger
Feb 20, 2009 7:20 am
Pugs
Pugs
20 February 2009

Bad electricians

Bad electricians

got a awesome pic from a mates install I'll post it up when he sends it to me...

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Pugs
Feb 20, 2009 5:51 pm
Pugs
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Bam
Feb 20, 2009 6:21 pm
Bam
vasco
vasco
20 February 2009

fencing quotes

fencing quotes

does anyone know a good fencing co in or around lyndhurst? we have asked for numerous quotes for our new home and have received 1 response out of about 10 requests!!!

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vasco
Feb 20, 2009 9:18 pm
Brad & Ree
Brad & Ree
20 February 2009

question for polishing floor borads?

question for polishing floor borads?

Thanks wake me, that what i needed to know, keep the dust from the fine sanding. Dukekmaya- yyes hudreds of staples, debating wether to fill with putty, or just go over…

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Brad & Ree
Feb 20, 2009 10:10 pm
Helyn
Helyn
21 February 2009

Smelly Bathroom!!

Smelly Bathroom!!

Oh yes, this is a forum to share anything and everything, even what gets stuck down ones toilet drain !!! :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol:

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Helyn
Feb 21, 2009 9:22 am
Helyn
gracesmith
gracesmith
21 February 2009

Asbestos Bathroom walls - to paint or tile?

Asbestos Bathroom walls - to paint or tile?

Hi..........., That is the most logical/best explanation I have heard yet . i always suspected something was gassing. Moisture wicking up and reactivation the cutback…

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gracesmith
Feb 21, 2009 8:27 pm
danceswwolves
danceswwolves
22 February 2009

Frustration with the bank

Frustration with the bank

Glad to hear that, hope you have a happy building experience from now on. Grats.

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danceswwolves
Feb 22, 2009 8:51 am
Taffy
Taffy
23 February 2009

What to do with these cut outs?????

What to do with these cut outs?????

An idea... get a picture that overlaps perfectly hinge it and keep your valuables in there. It's where all the safes are in the…

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Taffy
Feb 23, 2009 6:41 am
Taffy
petal
petal
23 February 2009

I must say

I must say

We built with PD, and we really wanted to decorate our house so it didn't look like a display - I'd rather it reflect us than PD's interior…

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petal
Feb 23, 2009 12:02 pm
petal
Hellman109
Hellman109
23 February 2009

Contract Clause

Contract Clause

$250 a week is Victorian law IIRC. If your in any other state check the contract.

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Hellman109
Feb 23, 2009 12:03 pm
sdabel
sdabel
23 February 2009

Electrical plans

Electrical plans

Big thing for us was horizontal light switches, we forgot to mention it in the original interview so had to pay to get them all changed afterwards. Something that is very…

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sdabel
Feb 23, 2009 12:46 pm
sdabel
Salt&Pepper
Salt&Pepper
23 February 2009

More advice needed :)

More advice needed :)

Wanna, this is only what the builder told me. The soil test is valid for a limited time or something. I'm confused about it too. haywgl, what do you mean about 7K to…

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Salt&Pepper
Feb 23, 2009 3:35 pm
Salt&Pepper
Taffy
Taffy
23 February 2009

How can I paint internal brick wall?

How can I paint internal brick wall?

Theres a paint out now thats an internal render paint I think its by dulux its good if you want to paint a wall and also fill in the mortar as well to give it a smooth…

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Taffy
Feb 23, 2009 7:32 pm
Taffy
Helyn
Helyn
23 February 2009

touch lamps and roller shutters

touch lamps and roller shutters

Thought I had a ghost in the house Well this is a brand new house so no history... but then again it was built on urban regeneration…

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Helyn
Feb 23, 2009 8:40 pm
Helyn
alfa156
alfa156
23 February 2009

building permit

building permit

We had our Building Permit for our new home approved and lodged in banyule council by a surveyor. I just discovered our neighbor went to the…

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alfa156
Feb 23, 2009 9:22 pm
Brad & Ree
Brad & Ree
24 February 2009

patching top skirting/cornice

patching top skirting/cornice

not sure if it has been damaged, still to have a decent look at it, appears problem is only in the living area. DH thinks maybe previous occupants have damaged it with…

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Brad & Ree
Feb 24, 2009 1:02 am
mel
mel
24 February 2009

Silver Front Loader Washing Machine? Anyone painted one?

Silver Front Loader Washing Machine? Anyone painted one?

an old neighbour of mine painted his beer fridge in a hammertone paint, blue from memory, it looked really good. He sanded it back first though. I haven't seen a…

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mel
Feb 24, 2009 6:30 am
mel
cascade
cascade
24 February 2009

Dish washer draining

Dish washer draining

Thanks Strumer for the helpful tip!

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cascade
Feb 24, 2009 8:45 am
PTCQLD
PTCQLD
24 February 2009

How to cut/grind slab edge ??

How to cut/grind slab edge ??

Just be careful with the amount of cover you'll be left with over the reinforcing. Too close to th eedge and it will prematurely rust and break out. Regards Paul

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PTCQLD
Feb 24, 2009 3:23 pm
jspitz
jspitz
24 February 2009

Boutique Homes?

Boutique Homes?
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Boutique homes was our second choice for builder after M as we liked the floorplans better with M. I met the David you speak about at Caroline Springs and i too thought…

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jspitz
Feb 24, 2009 4:06 pm
tygwyn
tygwyn
24 February 2009

Blocking up an external door... costs... restrictions?

Blocking up an external door... costs... restrictions?

As part of our kitchen reno we'd like to close off the external back door to give us more wall space. We'll be putting new French Doors within the dining area…

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tygwyn
Feb 24, 2009 6:00 pm
chuth77
chuth77
24 February 2009

Engineer's inspection costs ??

Engineer's inspection costs ??

85mm is possible if it's a waffle pod... Otherwise slab on ground should be 100mm unless detailed by the Engineer design...

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chuth77
Feb 24, 2009 7:02 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
24 February 2009

Sydney water snouts in the trough...

Sydney water snouts in the trough...

Sydney water now say that because we've done the whole pipe we now become responsible for their assets, outside our property boundary.…

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vvs mand
Feb 24, 2009 9:45 pm
building.our.first.house
building.our.first.house
25 February 2009

1st Final Inspection

1st Final Inspection

Congratulations! Make sure you find a professional inspector! It might cost you a few hundred dollars but you will be surprised how many things they can pick up!

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building.our.first.house
Feb 25, 2009 12:17 pm
building.our.first.house
lisanne
lisanne
25 February 2009

Removing candle wax from int. wall.

Removing candle wax from int. wall.

This is for wax on timber, but would be similar Harden the wax with ice and remove as much as possible with a soft plastic scraper. Make sure you scrape…

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lisanne
Feb 25, 2009 1:24 pm
karol
karol
26 February 2009

Sanding floor boards- how long?

Sanding floor boards- how long?

For those going DIY, maybe look into quotes anyway. We were really surprised how affordable it was, didn't have to worry about wrecking the floors or sucking in all the…

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karol
Feb 26, 2009 5:24 pm
Mrs B
Mrs B
27 February 2009

Contracts,Real Estate Sales People, house and land sales

Contracts,Real Estate Sales People, house and land sales

We went through Lend Lease for the land, all we had to do was put a 1k cheque deposit on the land but told they us it wouldnt be cashed. So we put two 1K cheques on 2…

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Mrs B
Feb 27, 2009 5:54 am
Mrs B
building.our.first.house
building.our.first.house
27 February 2009

Stepped cornice anyone?

Stepped cornice anyone?

I looked at some of the installation guides published on various manufacturer web pages and they don't specify any different techniques for the…

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building.our.first.house
Feb 27, 2009 11:01 am
building.our.first.house
klo338
klo338
27 February 2009

ceiling heights

ceiling heights

Yeah i had a look at Williams Landing…

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klo338
Feb 27, 2009 2:13 pm
kyton
kyton
27 February 2009

New home owner in Adelaide - Renovating

New home owner in Adelaide - Renovating

Hi...................., The surest method of improving the value of your home is to have your property featured on TV. If your house can make…

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kyton
Feb 27, 2009 3:54 pm
kyton
rock
rock
27 February 2009

Have a trouble: dish-washer will not drain.

Have a trouble: dish-washer will not drain.

maybe get a bucket and yet the hose drain into that to see if hose pump sides ok and check that the bit of pipe the hose gos onto is not blocked

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rock
Feb 27, 2009 4:26 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
27 February 2009

How expensive should picture framing be?

How expensive should picture framing be?

You know, I WANT to DIY, but I just cannot find the right sized frames!! This is why I'm resorting to getting quotes for custom-framing. I simply want a Reject Shop…

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grace_slick
Feb 27, 2009 9:06 pm
grace_slick
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Casa2
Feb 28, 2009 12:47 am
tygwyn
tygwyn
28 February 2009

How do I find out if a wall is load bearing?

How do I find out if a wall is load bearing?

easy way is to stand outside and let hubby knock it down, if he casually strolls outside afterwards rather than running pale faced and sweating…

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tygwyn
Feb 28, 2009 9:15 am
kyton
kyton
28 February 2009

Laminex Samples

Laminex Samples

On-line they only send out small samples but if you look up on the laminex website to see if they have a showroom near you - then you can go in and pick up the larger samples.

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kyton
Feb 28, 2009 11:02 am
kyton
Hels
Hels
28 February 2009

Porter Davis termite protection?

Porter Davis termite protection?

If you look at T&L's blog and scroll down to handover day they have a pretty good blurb about the termite protection.

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Hels
Feb 28, 2009 4:51 pm
Hels
joles
joles
28 February 2009

PD timber stain colours

PD timber stain colours

^^^ Ummmm.... I'm nosey, I'd also like to know! :lol: :lol:

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joles
Feb 28, 2009 7:46 pm
joles
sdabel
sdabel
1 March 2009

Additional light switches

Additional light switches

I was talking to someone about this last week, he has installed remote light switches for his extra downlights. The remote relay is a small box that goes in the ceiling…

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sdabel
Feb 28, 2009 11:20 pm
sdabel
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mattwalker
Mar 01, 2009 6:50 pm
mattwalker
donuts
donuts
1 March 2009

House Design on an East West Block

House Design on an East West Block

just checked my plan again, it is 264 sqm including garage. I didn't know it was that big! :shock:

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donuts
Mar 01, 2009 7:29 pm
donuts
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suh
Mar 01, 2009 8:26 pm
suh
Bam
Bam
1 March 2009

Trouble with Private Messaging?

Trouble with Private Messaging?

^ I think that means that the person who PMed you changed their mind and deleted it from their end?

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Bam
Mar 01, 2009 10:50 pm
Bam
donuts
donuts
2 March 2009

Are you a -pic piggie-

Are you a -pic piggie-
1, 2

No, I know they are not fantastic but they are working for me at the moment…

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donuts
Mar 02, 2009 10:02 am
donuts
kassan1973
kassan1973
2 March 2009

Use of Hebel blocks

Use of Hebel blocks

Take a look at Thermacell blocks as well will most likely build a pool as described in website as can most of it myself. www.thermacell.com.au/

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kassan1973
Mar 02, 2009 11:09 am
kekki
kekki
2 March 2009

GST are builders suppose to include this in the price?? ???

GST are builders suppose to include this in the price?? ???

hi again thank you for your responses. and a follow up to the last one is yes it was 100% GST on the invoice it has GST $25,000 that is why i was so shocked because i…

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kekki
Mar 02, 2009 1:05 pm


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