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ozkarnak
ozkarnak
24 December 2008

Corrugated Iron Fence - How long before it can be painted

Corrugated Iron Fence - How long before it can be painted

We got told to wait 6 months or 2 seasons before we painted our Water Tank. It was something to do with the oxidisation (sp?) process with the metal.

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ozkarnak
Dec 24, 2008 8:26 am
ozkarnak
Renov8
Renov8
24 December 2008

Pre-purchase inspection advice

Pre-purchase inspection advice

Hi Newie, I bought in Melb 6 months ago and used a company called Buywise, very thorough report and they used a sniffer dog to check for evidence of termites too! Cam.

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Renov8
Dec 24, 2008 11:54 am
rlowndes
rlowndes
24 December 2008

minimum internal wall spacing distance, without support?

minimum internal wall spacing distance, without support?

Thanks for your advice, I've decided to change the kitchen plans to suit the pantry insitu.

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rlowndes
Dec 24, 2008 2:17 pm
Ventura Victory???
Ventura Victory???
24 December 2008

WC on other side of bedroom wall - soundproofing ideas ?

WC on other side of bedroom wall - soundproofing ideas ?

sorry for the delay replying :oops: Kiribilly - Its comforting to know its mainly the flush thats audable, its actually the 5th WC which should only have reasonable hours…

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Ventura Victory???
Dec 24, 2008 6:36 pm
ZZZ
ZZZ
26 December 2008

Additions you made on top of builders std offerings

Additions you made on top of builders std offerings
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Check the ways the doors open/close, ask what kind of windows you are getting in which room, are they awning, sliding windows and position them right to get cross…

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ZZZ
Dec 26, 2008 2:49 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
27 December 2008

Using framing timber with spliced joints

Using framing timber with spliced joints

Glu-laminated/ finger jointed timber will never have a MGP rating, rather the structual grade will be a 'GL' rating eg GL8, GL10 etc or for smaller structual LOSP primed…

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Dukekamaya
Dec 27, 2008 1:39 pm
Dukekamaya
paulf
paulf
27 December 2008

Driving over stormwater pipes in ground? - Need advice pls

Driving over stormwater pipes in ground? - Need advice pls

in vic 450mm cover for vehical traffic 75mm cover for concrete pavers will provide some more protection but sounds like what you have done should be ok

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paulf
Dec 27, 2008 4:46 pm
becdoll
becdoll
28 December 2008

Architect recommendations please

Architect recommendations please

Hello, I am looking for some architect recommendations. I am ideally after someone who has some experience doing art deco renovations. I am located in Sydney. TIA.

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becdoll
Dec 28, 2008 12:38 pm
kristofw
kristofw
29 December 2008

Parge (Pargetting) ???

Parge (Pargetting) ???

I've had a builder check on the formworks, etc, before the slab was poured. He advised me to parge (do pargetting :?: ) the exposed slab's edge, with something called…

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kristofw
Dec 29, 2008 1:35 pm
kristofw
carina
carina
29 December 2008

Rendering painted brick - options?

Rendering painted brick - options?

Hi, we are considering rendering a two-storey white painted brick house and worried about a) whether the paint will stop the render 'sticking' and b) brick lines showing…

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carina
Dec 29, 2008 2:16 pm
mattwalker
mattwalker
29 December 2008

Wheres **Phoenix**?

Wheres **Phoenix**?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA She is taking a break for a little while to concentrate on her own thing... She still pops in from time to time ... just a little less often. :)

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mattwalker
Dec 29, 2008 2:28 pm
mattwalker
kyton
kyton
29 December 2008

Built in Cupboards in study - DIY or buy

Built in Cupboards in study - DIY or buy

We were going with the Ikea Billy combinations however managed to pick up a rosewood unit at auction that is pretty much the exact length of our study wall. So needless to…

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kyton
Dec 29, 2008 5:04 pm
kyton
Grace16
Grace16
30 December 2008

Chrome clipsal covers

Chrome clipsal covers

Or perhaps you could try Middy's ( Sth.Morang or Thomastown)???? They may be able to help you. Good Luck! :D

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Grace16
Dec 30, 2008 10:16 am
Mozzie
Mozzie
30 December 2008

Rate your Home Builder

Rate your Home Builder

I like the suckers that write a review before they have even started building - just you wait.... I think my builder has been writing it's own reviews because I find it…

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Mozzie
Dec 30, 2008 12:17 pm
Mozzie
chaser
chaser
30 December 2008

House restumping

House restumping

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gday guys, Anyone know of a restumper for my house ? thinking of raising to have a…

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chaser
Dec 30, 2008 5:50 pm
chuth77
chuth77
31 December 2008

Labour Costs?

Labour Costs?

It very much depends on whether it is skilled or unskilled labour... $30 an hour for unskilled labour is about right...

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chuth77
Dec 31, 2008 7:40 am
Strumer
Strumer
31 December 2008

Things to think about

Things to think about

Skylights are great - the only problem I have ever heard about them is sometimes it can get too hot underneath one. This can be addressed in a number of ways, including…

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Strumer
Dec 31, 2008 11:46 am
Strumer
MBBN
MBBN
31 December 2008

Building complaints which authority do i need to go to?

Building complaints which authority do i need to go to?

Have you spoken to anyone else from the building company? You'll find that as soon as sales consultants have their money they will do little else! Ring the main office…

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MBBN
Dec 31, 2008 6:09 pm
mikkyG
mikkyG
1 January 2009

Water Bill

Water Bill

We've also recieved a water bill and when we were out at the house the other week the neighbours brickies had their stereo plugged into our power, but seriously the time…

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mikkyG
Jan 01, 2009 11:05 am
Helyn
Helyn
1 January 2009

Aluminium lace around front verandah

Aluminium lace around front verandah

Kek, I'm not sure what you mean by a narrow profile? The girl at the hardware shop was about 18, probably a part time job in the school holidays. :roll:

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Helyn
Jan 01, 2009 4:41 pm
Helyn
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suh
Jan 01, 2009 6:10 pm
suh
awaye
awaye
2 January 2009

JOINING ONTO EXISTING BEARERS

JOINING ONTO EXISTING BEARERS

Thanks Luke , that is what i was planning to do initally but i think i might join bearers end to end as the supporting block is right underneath, i will put in other as specified.

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awaye
Jan 02, 2009 6:57 pm
donuts
donuts
2 January 2009

Microfibre duster - how to wash?

Microfibre duster - how to wash?

Oh good, that sounds easy, thanks Mich and mek. Will give it a rinse first and see how it goes.

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donuts
Jan 02, 2009 9:59 pm
donuts
themax
themax
3 January 2009

yukky kettle

yukky kettle

Well thank you all. I have taken the kettle back to the shop and purchased a more expensive one at a discounted price (due inconvenience). I now have a Tefal worth about…

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themax
Jan 03, 2009 6:55 pm
themax
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kexkez
Jan 03, 2009 9:56 pm
kexkez
Michelle
Michelle
4 January 2009

Aquamix

Aquamix

Cleaning grout on floor tiles. Sorry!!! :oops:

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Michelle
Jan 04, 2009 3:54 pm
Michelle
Southies
Southies
4 January 2009

OMG!!! LED lamps.

OMG!!! LED lamps.

The only d/lights will be in the entry & down the hallway toward the kitchen. All other lighting will be regular light fittings with CFLs. Sorry mez, can't help you. :cry:

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Southies
Jan 04, 2009 9:07 pm
Southies
ICK
ICK
4 January 2009

Median Prices + Renovation

Median Prices + Renovation

I wouldn't take much notice of the median house prices as these statistics can lie. Few reasons why it may not be applicable are: - few sales for the quarter - year…

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ICK
Jan 04, 2009 9:54 pm
ICK
mrs_smith
mrs_smith
5 January 2009

Time bomb for home buyers?

Time bomb for home buyers?
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Thanks for that thlo. I will do that.

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mrs_smith
Jan 05, 2009 8:37 am
mrs_smith
joeygbh
joeygbh
5 January 2009

Cost of adding a room/rooms

Cost of adding a room/rooms

My question is how much would it cost to add a rumpus and an extra room or two under the house on the existing slab? I think when the people…

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joeygbh
Jan 05, 2009 10:30 am
joeygbh
Ari
Ari
5 January 2009

The search begins..

The search begins..

Dont know where you live but you could easily do the Mernda and Craigieburn displays in the same trip

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Ari
Jan 05, 2009 5:44 pm
mel
mel
5 January 2009

internal door handles

internal door handles

Thanks guys for all the replies and links. I'll have to do some looking later :)

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mel
Jan 05, 2009 7:12 pm
mel
McReidy
McReidy
7 January 2009

Selling Couches - Need some advice

Selling Couches - Need some advice

Sorry to go a little OT.. but wanted to say I love your Christmas Tree!! Sooooo unusual!! :)

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McReidy
Jan 07, 2009 9:14 am
McReidy
borg
borg
7 January 2009

Buying Seconds Tiles ?

Buying Seconds Tiles ?

Just make sure that is the only issue with them. Some seconds are out of square and are not perfectly flat. These two issues will cause problems when laying the tile.…

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borg
Jan 07, 2009 12:55 pm
borg
petal
petal
7 January 2009

Putting in a new wall and then making a hole for shutters

Putting in a new wall and then making a hole for shutters

We have a few walls like that in our new house, but they were purpose built for plantation shutters. It actually cost us MORE to have a wall with a hole in it built, b/c…

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petal
Jan 07, 2009 5:07 pm
petal
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
8 January 2009

Our new dining suite...

Our new dining suite...

hey that is nearly the same as ours! except with different chairs :)

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The Garden Whisperer
Jan 08, 2009 9:16 pm
The Garden Whisperer
Mr Smith
Mr Smith
9 January 2009

What is cheaper to run? Ceiling fans, split system, ducted?

What is cheaper to run? Ceiling fans, split system, ducted?

hi, yes very hard choice it is, bein an electrician iv seen lots of different air con set ups etc... if your looking to save some money then id go for ceiling fans, it…

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Mr Smith
Jan 08, 2009 11:11 pm
borg
borg
9 January 2009

Contract Question

Contract Question

clutch if you read the wording he is still making the home owner responsble for any mistakes no matter if the pegs are right or not. "The Builder takes no…

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borg
Jan 09, 2009 7:25 am
borg
joeygbh
joeygbh
9 January 2009

Metal Fence

Metal Fence

Hi One side of our home would be against a tree reserve So we thought we could use a fence like…

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joeygbh
Jan 09, 2009 8:16 am
joeygbh
bailes23
bailes23
9 January 2009

Covering Aircon units?

Covering Aircon units?

Thanks for that info. That's the kind of screen I was thinking of. I'll let you know how it goes and turns out. Cheers, Bailes

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bailes23
Jan 09, 2009 9:07 am
franco
franco
9 January 2009

Air conditioning and cost of additional zones

Air conditioning and cost of additional zones

Yep, by zones I mean different room or rooms that will have AC activated by a switch.

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franco
Jan 09, 2009 1:11 pm
Michelle
Michelle
9 January 2009

Photoshop anyone?

Photoshop anyone?
1, 2

Well as you can all see the banner is up! :D And NO….I didn’t do it! :oops: Not sure if I’m allowed to say who did, but I’m very happy with it. He’s still yet to…

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Michelle
Jan 09, 2009 1:48 pm
Michelle
reaver
reaver
9 January 2009

Tender and contract clause with PD

Tender and contract clause with PD

Thanks for the responses. I realize that there is a risk to signing the contract before the land title becomes available and I'm after clauses that would help us…

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reaver
Jan 09, 2009 4:21 pm
reaver
d@n
d@n
9 January 2009

question for d@n

question for d@n

Just what a creative needs... A spreadsheet! :lol: Thanx.

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d@n
Jan 09, 2009 9:12 pm
brittany
brittany
9 January 2009

Installing Ceiling Fans

Installing Ceiling Fans

Beacon lighting have a very good sale on fans at the moment.

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brittany
Jan 09, 2009 10:06 pm
brittany
chuth77
chuth77
10 January 2009

Using framing timber with spliced joints

Using framing timber with spliced joints

Best talk to your supplier on that one... Or check out AS1684.... I suspect if it's graded as MGP10, then you could use it..

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chuth77
Jan 10, 2009 8:17 am


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