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vpande
vpande
24 September 2008

sofas for people with back problems

sofas for people with back problems

thanks guys. Its not such a bad problem but has its days when everything and anything contributes! shall try the line from Norway and keep you posted! :D

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vpande
Sep 24, 2008 9:24 pm
mylittlechinaplate
mylittlechinaplate
26 September 2008

Help finding tradie

Help finding tradie

Ajak Plastering was the company name. That's all i know im Sorry.

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mylittlechinaplate
Sep 26, 2008 1:31 pm
sting
sting
26 September 2008

Would you buy this house without a WIR?

Would you buy this house without a WIR?
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Personally, I would prefer the WIR over the spa.. as most people have pointed out – you probably would get over the spa pretty quickly. A WIR provides convenience for…

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sting
Sep 26, 2008 2:35 pm
zaff
zaff
28 September 2008

Painting old brick and fibro house - advice needed

Painting old brick and fibro house - advice needed

Use an acrylic paint as it's more flexible than enamel. If the surface is sound (not flakey) I'd scrub it down with a stiff brush and sugar soap, or even better a presure…

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zaff
Sep 28, 2008 3:47 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
28 September 2008

Building Freestanding Pergola

Building Freestanding Pergola

With the posts above ground you are really going to need some extra bracing as it will be fairly weak laterally.

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Dukekamaya
Sep 28, 2008 7:49 pm
Dukekamaya
donuts
donuts
28 September 2008

Can I still change the way the tiles are laid?

Can I still change the way the tiles are laid?

Hi Andrew 123, I am planning to be on site when my tiler gets there to go over any laying plans - as the ones my builder wrote were sketchy (in my opinion only - I'm sure…

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donuts
Sep 28, 2008 9:06 pm
donuts
ahuang
ahuang
28 September 2008

To control or not to control (HWS)

To control or not to control (HWS)

I think your plumber is trying to confuse you so that you can pick the option that is easiest for him...

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ahuang
Sep 28, 2008 9:13 pm
ahuang
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haywgl
Sep 29, 2008 7:46 am
haywgl
donuts
donuts
29 September 2008

Phone points

Phone points

One of the single storey houses I lived in was an absolute nightmare to get the point done. For me, we're getting all other electricals done... so…

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donuts
Sep 29, 2008 9:31 am
donuts
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
29 September 2008

Pet registration question

Pet registration question

Oh hopefully it will be ok. I will be on a third of an acre.... I know I have to apply... but I'm just wondering the best way.... but the council…

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Kevin Brown
Sep 29, 2008 10:01 am
Kevin Brown
Tam
Tam
29 September 2008

Pest Inspections - How Often?

Pest Inspections - How Often?

The pest inspection should be done yearly and I think its the guarantee by the pest control company to cover any damages if something goes wrong. They have it covered in…

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Tam
Sep 29, 2008 11:30 am
Tam
mel
mel
29 September 2008

Telephone Points Single Storey Home

Telephone Points Single Storey Home

PS we have a special offer for trench cable and 3 points for $380. Is this cheap?[/quote that seems pretty good to me. Is it 3 separate…

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mel
Sep 29, 2008 3:55 pm
mel
Firthy_26
Firthy_26
30 September 2008

Neighbours be gone ... part 2 - fence extenders

Neighbours be gone ... part 2 - fence extenders

You are a handy bugger, aren't you! Nice work. Great look! Well done. Mike.

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Firthy_26
Sep 30, 2008 8:13 am
Firthy_26
buildingadreamhome
buildingadreamhome
30 September 2008

Other trades

Other trades

Cool thanks everyone!

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buildingadreamhome
Sep 30, 2008 8:22 am
buildingadreamhome
jamiet
jamiet
30 September 2008

Termite barrier and concrete

Termite barrier and concrete

I recently went through this process with my termite company. I have a reticulated system (pipe in an orange sock around the edge of the slab). I needed to cover the pipe…

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jamiet
Sep 30, 2008 4:32 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
30 September 2008

How long does wool carpet take to stop smelling!?

How long does wool carpet take to stop smelling!?

Wow, I had no idea those air fresheners were bad. Hmm. I'll steer clear of those then! Right now the smoke isn't so bad because I've had all the doors and windows open…

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grace_slick
Sep 30, 2008 7:52 pm
grace_slick
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
30 September 2008

Star-Vac ducted vacuum

Star-Vac ducted vacuum

Think this one they have had for 4 years. but thye have had built ins in the last 3 houses for over 25 years. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Sep 30, 2008 11:32 pm
Yak_Chat
interested16
interested16
1 October 2008

Central Heating- Floor or roof best and economical?

Central Heating- Floor or roof best and economical?

I prefer it from the floor - just because of the hot air rising theory - I kind of think that all the nice heat is way up with the ceiling when…

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interested16
Oct 01, 2008 8:27 am
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
1 October 2008

Mini-Rant

Mini-Rant

I think "architect designed" is of very dubious marketing value. To me "architect designed" usually means a dog's breakfast of trendy but impractical elements that will…

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Cabinfever
Oct 01, 2008 12:34 pm
Cabinfever
speed
speed
1 October 2008

Ducted Cooling - can it convert to heating as well?

Ducted Cooling - can it convert to heating as well?

we had it done about 10 years ago, from what i can remember they put extra ducting in the roof space, it's really cramped up there now, they did put extra vents in some…

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speed
Oct 01, 2008 4:57 pm
tamrb26
tamrb26
1 October 2008

Settlement Process

Settlement Process

Hi Everyone, Can someone give me a run-down on the pre-settlement process? And advice on whether we should plan to travel before that time or hold off on it? They…

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tamrb26
Oct 01, 2008 10:06 pm
Grace16
Grace16
2 October 2008

Facade - how important

Facade - how important
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Go for the house with the better floor plan. We have just sold a house that we designed and built 10 years ago - the facade is still as gorgeous now as it was then, but…

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Grace16
Oct 02, 2008 12:12 am
donuts
donuts
2 October 2008

House insurance

House insurance

Yeah that sounds fair enough too helyn. There'll be a couple of our own things in there pretty soon too, so wouldn't expect them to be covered.

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donuts
Oct 02, 2008 8:58 am
donuts
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
2 October 2008

House frames and the thickness of the timber used

House frames and the thickness of the timber used

Fair enough, I was in northern Vic recently in some new estates and noticed a lot of sawn-finish verandah beams etc and wasn't sure what they were. They were of…

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Dukekamaya
Oct 02, 2008 8:59 pm
Dukekamaya
bel
bel
2 October 2008

Back to the drawing board Part 2

Back to the drawing board Part 2
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Hey PK, just caught up with whats happening, and builder #2 sounds a goer. Fingers crossed for you, and make sure you let us know more when you can (floorplan etc! :D ) Bel

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bel
Oct 02, 2008 9:24 pm
bel
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
2 October 2008

How bright 120mm downlight ?

How bright 120mm downlight ?

I think the angle of that will be fine. It is like the old style 70 recessed lights that you see in non renoed pubs etc. If you note on the link you posted - the…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 02, 2008 9:33 pm
Yak_Chat
sireza
sireza
2 October 2008

Choosing a lot in Highlands

Choosing a lot in Highlands

almost forgot to update the thread.. we bought the block!!! :) last week actually. Also we decided to ditch Henley as they won't budge on the price at all while…

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sireza
Oct 02, 2008 10:30 pm
tygwyn
tygwyn
2 October 2008

Questions about fibro rendering and asbestos

Questions about fibro rendering and asbestos

How did it go? Did you find it was asbestos? This is a concern of ours when we start to renovate.

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tygwyn
Oct 02, 2008 10:56 pm
scardee66b
scardee66b
3 October 2008

who takes out council asset protection ?

who takes out council asset protection ?

So it is probably best to ask builder. It seems that the council is happy to deal with all parties. In our case the builder had taken care of this however when I…

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scardee66b
Oct 03, 2008 7:25 am
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
3 October 2008

Do I need a builder or an engineer?

Do I need a builder or an engineer?

If the building has had major works done - then it should have been done by a licenced builder and approved by local council. they should have also disclosed this in the…

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stonecutter1309
Oct 03, 2008 1:01 pm
stonecutter1309
ahuang
ahuang
3 October 2008

Builder won't install noggins

Builder won't install noggins

I think it also depends on the relationship as well... We always bring some coke/beer & sometimes cigarettes whenever we went on site for all the tradies and…

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ahuang
Oct 03, 2008 1:45 pm
ahuang
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
3 October 2008

The noggin between the studs

The noggin between the studs
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Yeahehe.....great especially if the plasterboard is…

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Kevin Brown
Oct 03, 2008 5:25 pm
Kevin Brown
smithy
smithy
3 October 2008

Where to get flat packs?

Where to get flat packs?

In Queensland we have a company called "Barry's" who supplies a lot of flatpack cupboards at very reasonable prices. I haven't bought anything off them for years; the last…

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smithy
Oct 03, 2008 6:28 pm
I_BUILD
I_BUILD
4 October 2008

Knocking out a non-load bearing wall.. ideas on cost?

Knocking out a non-load bearing wall.. ideas on cost?

If its a non load bearing wall then expect to pay a carpenter for a days labour to cut out the plaster and the studs, frame the doorway and hang the doors. If your only…

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I_BUILD
Oct 04, 2008 12:45 am
I_BUILD
Kevin Brown
Kevin Brown
4 October 2008

Installing an electric oven

Installing an electric oven

the plug tester? looks like a 10A plug on a keyring? they are great for a quick test, though i have managed to blow one up :) ok enough off topic. …

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Kevin Brown
Oct 04, 2008 12:27 pm
Kevin Brown
suh
suh
4 October 2008

Looking for a fabulous clock

Looking for a fabulous clock
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Thank you everyone for your input :D I like quite a few and the more bizarre the better.

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suh
Oct 04, 2008 3:46 pm
suh
grace_slick
grace_slick
4 October 2008

Upright elderly lady trolleys?

Upright elderly lady trolleys?

Bunnings doesn't have 'em. We were there today. lol Big W may, but we can't actually get to one without considerable and somewhat annoying travel. The nearest Big W to…

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grace_slick
Oct 04, 2008 6:29 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
4 October 2008

Disturbing smell, but where’s is coming from!?

Disturbing smell, but where’s is coming from!?
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That's really interesting...maybe it does have something to do with the wind thing, BUT I do doubt it simply because the front glass buzzer/intercom security door…

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grace_slick
Oct 04, 2008 6:56 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
4 October 2008

Ants…where are they coming from!?

Ants…where are they coming from!?

That is an excellent idea - leaving food and seeing if and from where they come. *planning*

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grace_slick
Oct 04, 2008 7:06 pm
grace_slick
davinci
davinci
4 October 2008

How much for a small concrete slab?

How much for a small concrete slab?

also rf fabric refers to no ribbed wire (old style of fabric / mesh) rl and sl which is used 99% of the time is ribbed some suppliers still refer to sheets as 'f'…

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davinci
Oct 04, 2008 9:17 pm
davinci
ahuang
ahuang
5 October 2008

URGENT - Timber Floors Question

URGENT - Timber Floors Question

About the marks on timber floor, I think it depends on the material. We bought those furniture leg protection rubber stuffs from Bunning's and put it under all…

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ahuang
Oct 05, 2008 12:54 pm
ahuang
wonderland
wonderland
5 October 2008

Building designer in Melbourne??

Building designer in Melbourne??
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wow Jo, I hope things work out for you. Let us all know asap when you do decide to either stay or go with regards to M. We are also in a similar position. M has given…

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wonderland
Oct 05, 2008 7:14 pm
wonderland
mikeval
mikeval
5 October 2008

Sexy security doors

Sexy security doors

I have seen crimsafe security door at the expo. The crimsafe security door is solid and great especially you have a nice entry door. The price different between the…

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mikeval
Oct 05, 2008 8:09 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
5 October 2008

Cost to fit a water tank and pump to a house.

Cost to fit a water tank and pump to a house.

There are a heap of variables, so I can only make some suggestions, and guesses to ive you some ideas. This wont include labour, and minor things like pipe sealants and…

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Adrian B
Oct 05, 2008 9:00 pm
Adrian B
DeeElle
DeeElle
6 October 2008

Travertine

Travertine

We looked into travertine and its very attractive but you need to make sure you know where your supplier is sourcing it from i.e. Turkey or Italy etc. I've seen the…

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DeeElle
Oct 06, 2008 12:09 pm
DeeElle
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
6 October 2008

Incredibly LOUD creaking doors!

Incredibly LOUD creaking doors!

That stuff is fantastic! It is also used in industrial applications to help prevent rust. It is great on my…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 06, 2008 6:16 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
vicky_qj
vicky_qj
6 October 2008

Can anyone tell me what this is?

Can anyone tell me what this is?

Vicky - should not be a problem - and the pipes are owned by someone else - any problem is fixed by them - not you. Just don't build on…

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vicky_qj
Oct 06, 2008 7:44 pm
vicky_qj
mattwalker
mattwalker
6 October 2008

Doing our own site cut.... viable??

Doing our own site cut.... viable??

Schhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Dont say things like…

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mattwalker
Oct 06, 2008 8:47 pm
mattwalker

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