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arodc
arodc
4 February

Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?

Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?

That's my reason for trying to understand a bit more about it. Ideally the pipe isn't actually in use anymore and I can rip it up. Agree it's not ideal to plant over it if…

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arodc
Feb 04, 2019 4:44 pm
konsjo50
konsjo50
26 January

Insulating 3 car garage/shed

Insulating 3 car garage/shed

Here is a link to a pretty detailed video on insulating a garage, in Melbourne. Spray foam combined with conventional batts.

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konsjo50
Jan 26, 2019 4:40 pm
arodc
arodc
3 December 2018

Trying to find replacement feet for outdoor furniture

Trying to find replacement feet for outdoor furniture

Thankfully the piece of furniture has a rounded wicker base so these are not an option even if i liked them.

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arodc
Dec 03, 2018 12:17 pm
alexsandro13
alexsandro13
14 November 2018

valuation too low

valuation too low

It is sad that you had already paid deposit. If yoi had not paid maybe you would have better situation now

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alexsandro13
Nov 14, 2018 1:51 am
alexsandro13
JuliePotter
JuliePotter
8 October 2018

Spectrum homes Queensland

Spectrum homes Queensland

As another dissatisfied customer who has talked with staff all the way up to Tony the manager, I doubt you could be any help.

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JuliePotter
Oct 08, 2018 1:26 pm
JuliePotter
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Thilton01
Sep 11, 2018 9:51 am
john3136
john3136
8 September 2018

Flooring vinyl

Flooring vinyl

We've got vinyl planks in our kitchen/family room. Ours has a bit of texture on it to try to stop the dogs slipping and sliding. We've had no problems and would do the…

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john3136
Sep 08, 2018 5:13 pm
john3136

Here's some photos - shows both the pipe put in by the builder as well as the one that was under the kerb

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Chesapeake Ripper
Aug 31, 2018 7:31 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
22 July 2018

Tarnish on metal balusters on deck

Tarnish on metal balusters on deck

Try a non scratch scourer if you are scrubbing it off. Autosol metal polishes from Bunnings are brilliant. Put some cream on, it does the heavy work then doesn’t need…

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Gaudi
Jul 22, 2018 10:37 am
arodc
arodc
18 May 2018

Splashed Intergrain Reviva on painted surface - what next?

Splashed Intergrain Reviva on painted surface - what next?

I recently washed my decks down using Intergrain Reviva. I accidentally splashed some of the Intergrain Reviva on painted surfaces – the surface painted in a lighter…

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arodc
May 18, 2018 7:46 pm
kirashogun
kirashogun
16 May 2018

Building new house - Provence or Traditional

Building new house - Provence or Traditional

Provence looks expensive especially since it’s a flat roof system. Flat roof is also more likely to cause you problems in the long run. However it does look better. Is…

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kirashogun
May 16, 2018 5:39 pm
Agent_009
Agent_009
16 May 2018

Scyon Linea Board - 150 or 180mm?

Scyon Linea Board - 150 or 180mm?

No one answered this topic back in 2012....but I have exactly the same question. Anyone?

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Agent_009
May 16, 2018 1:51 pm
Agent_009
LikeMyStyle
LikeMyStyle
2 May 2018

Reqire non corporate builder on northern Gold Coast

Reqire non corporate builder on northern Gold Coast

Has anyone heard of Custom Styled Homes? I recently bought a block of land in the Montego Hills Estate at Kingsholme (Northern Gold Coast) and also am looking at local…

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LikeMyStyle
May 02, 2018 10:25 am
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
12 March 2018

Constant Water damage from neighbours leaking pool

Constant Water damage from neighbours leaking pool
1, 2

Hi Q - are you saying its worthy of the Myth page ... or not quite yet ... ;)

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Saint Mike
Mar 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Saint Mike
burkky
burkky
13 February 2018

Building and Pest Inspection

Building and Pest Inspection

This is the standout amongst the most normally made inquiries about building examinations.When all is said in done, the most building and termite inspectors take about 90…

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burkky
Feb 13, 2018 9:49 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 February 2018

Cracking in merbau external stair treads

Cracking in merbau external stair treads

arodc Are you able to check the moisture Content of the timber? Was the timber seasoned in the first place?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 04, 2018 8:06 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 December 2017

Shipping Container Engineering

Shipping Container Engineering

The rules have been simplified your design/build with either conform with the NCC and be compliant or require certification by an engineer for NON-Compliance. AFAIK there…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Dec 05, 2017 9:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy
JAMBY
JAMBY
26 November 2017

Curtain track recommendations for using with stacker doors

Curtain track recommendations for using with stacker doors

As for going all to one side, sheers would be fine but if your using heavy curtains you’ll need something strong to hold the weight. Also, if you want it all to one side…

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JAMBY
Nov 26, 2017 6:49 pm
JAMBY
suraalwash
suraalwash
21 November 2017

Home buiders

Home buiders

Anyone have an idea about ClarendonHomes builder?

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suraalwash
Nov 21, 2017 11:52 am
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bones
Oct 24, 2017 6:53 pm
qebtel
qebtel
23 September 2017

Relocate Sewer Line

Relocate Sewer Line

No one shift a main sewer line to do a hatchet lot. 30K is too great an impost, you have to add it to your sub dividing costs, and then too much is eaten into your margin.…

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qebtel
Sep 23, 2017 1:19 pm
sunny74
sunny74
12 September 2017

Cracked slab help please

Cracked slab help please

Hi insider Yes have done some more research and I think the core drilling and resin will be exactly what I need. The old pipe is now redundant so that won't matter. I…

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sunny74
Sep 12, 2017 9:57 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
5 September 2017

Hanging items from steel stud frame shed

Hanging items from steel stud frame shed

Why don't you ask the manufacturers they probably get asked this all the time

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StructuralBIMGuy
Sep 05, 2017 1:21 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
9 August 2017

Christmas shut down - Metricon

Christmas shut down - Metricon

We were surprised how quickly our lot - not Metricon - came back after Christmas. But as said above - ask them.

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Saint Mike
Aug 09, 2017 3:23 pm
Saint Mike
arodc
arodc
7 August 2017

Patching holes in galvanised fence posts

Patching holes in galvanised fence posts

I have some galvinised fence posts I need to paint. They previously had some fixings attached to them which I have…

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arodc
Aug 07, 2017 1:35 pm
Joker
Joker
4 August 2017

double charged by estimator

double charged by estimator

I would absolutely abandon a build based on, and from early contract unsigned, there is multiple errors, it's a sign that mistakes are common, and builders are only as…

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Joker
Aug 04, 2017 2:30 pm
butters7388
butters7388
31 July 2017

Attaching fence post to built to boundary wall

Attaching fence post to built to boundary wall

That was my thoughts. Our plans show that it is built 200mm inside the boundary. There is really nothing we can do about it now but wondering what the legalities are if…

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butters7388
Jul 31, 2017 5:44 pm

We had custom furniture made by a cabinet maker and was meant to be raw MDF but instead it came with a laminate finish that normally has 2pac applied. See photo. It is…

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ideaswoman
Jul 19, 2017 5:09 pm
ideaswoman
MarqueeMark
MarqueeMark
17 July 2017

Rooftop deck possible?

Rooftop deck possible?

cheers... might stick with this

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MarqueeMark
Jul 17, 2017 10:30 pm
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arodc
Jul 04, 2017 11:19 pm

Hey there, I am just after some advice, we have had a meeting today with our SS and a inspector after saying we are not happy with our brickwork, mainly the window sills,…

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Ladybugs2
Jun 20, 2017 10:06 pm
Ladybugs2
sarb
sarb
12 June 2017

horizontal slat fencing

horizontal slat fencing

Hi I was wondering if anyone has slat fencing? I like the look of it but was wondering can you see through it easily if you use a 9mm gap?I am looking at pvc slat fencing…

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sarb
Jun 12, 2017 2:56 pm
sarb
sarb
3 June 2017

kitchen cabinet downlights

kitchen cabinet downlights

Wondering if it is possible to install under cabinet lighting like led lights after the completion of build or you have to do it before in order to have wires installed properly?

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sarb
Jun 03, 2017 11:59 am
Ladybugs2
Ladybugs2
30 May 2017

Front porch slope.. is this normal standards?

Front porch slope.. is this normal standards?

Thanks for your replies! we haven't measured yet as unsure what measurement to take? and yes it all looks like it falls to the front right hand corner def not evenly to…

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Ladybugs2
May 30, 2017 11:26 pm
Ladybugs2
MandM+4
MandM+4
11 May 2017

Floor plan advice

Floor plan advice

Yes the ensuite needs a CSD like the WIR next to it. Then the towel rail could be moved. Building Monte Carlo 40- Wisdom homes

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MandM+4
May 11, 2017 3:09 pm
Horse
Horse
24 April 2017

Control Joints

Control Joints

Thanks twylamc. I will ask them to do that. It is very helpful to have all this comments from experts.

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Horse
Apr 24, 2017 12:23 pm
Jclw
Jclw
20 March 2017

The Most Valuable Lesson You Have Learnt?

The Most Valuable Lesson You Have Learnt?
1, 2, 3

Cheap online store for your home or cottage here link http://apromera.com/ galvanized buckets, : Lol:

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Jclw
Mar 20, 2017 11:23 am
Intrepit
Intrepit
14 March 2017

2 year old town house - ridge developing under upstairs carp

2 year old town house - ridge developing under upstairs carp

Thanks for the assist. Your explanation would make sense given the ridge runs directly over a lower level wall. I plan on recarpeting in the next year or 2 so my plan…

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Intrepit
Mar 14, 2017 7:41 pm
Mec06
Mec06
24 February 2017

Aqua Enamel paint finish

Aqua Enamel paint finish

Hi All, just had our PVC come through finally - I was surprised by the upgrade cost of the Aqua Enamel: Provide non-standard Aqua Enamel paint finish to internal…

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Mec06
Feb 24, 2017 2:41 pm
Mec06
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
15 February 2017

Soil Testting

Soil Testting

A lot of engineers are now (wisely) recommending soil moisture tests and monitored daily watering for 2 weeks to rehydrate the soils of KDRs to acceptable moisture levels…

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SaveH2O
Feb 15, 2017 9:14 am
SaveH2O
Hillsbuilds
Hillsbuilds
14 February 2017

Kitchen designers

Kitchen designers

We did a kitchen Reno with them a few years ago. I thought they'd since been taken over by Nobby's ?

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Hillsbuilds
Feb 14, 2017 12:31 pm
building-expert
building-expert
9 February 2017

Roof flashing material by sight

Roof flashing material by sight

To me that looks like a standard valley gutter made from zincalume steel

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building-expert
Feb 09, 2017 10:58 pm
building-expert
arcachon
arcachon
31 January 2017

Electrical Plan - Thoughts?

Electrical Plan - Thoughts?

You've perfectly described one of the issues dealing with a volume builder compare to a more boutique operator. They are really a production line. Happy to step you…

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arcachon
Jan 31, 2017 9:03 pm
KC16
KC16
19 January 2017

Gyprock walls

Gyprock walls

I will investigate the skim. I have a builder here at present who may be able to do it unless anyone knows of someone in Brisbane who is a whizz at it?

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KC16
Jan 19, 2017 6:12 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
19 January 2017

Doors

Doors

Re doors. I feel our ensuite toilet area etc can be a tad small. I feel ours could have been - maybe 30-50 cms wider. Also - the powder room - often forgotten - we…

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Saint Mike
Jan 19, 2017 10:11 am
Saint Mike
Perry the Pom
Perry the Pom
5 January 2017

Triton Super Jaws

Triton Super Jaws

G'day, Thank you for the User Manual. I had seen that but mine was an older model. A young man came to have a look to see what was wrong. I have to use a Screw Driver to…

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Perry the Pom
Jan 05, 2017 3:26 pm
Perry the Pom

Just before painting a wall, I wiped it down with damp cloths to remove any dust, insects etc. Dust was mainly a problem near the bottom of the walls. I painted during…

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Beetaloo
Dec 28, 2016 6:24 pm
Beetaloo
arcachon
arcachon
19 December 2016

Stanley Stud Finder

Stanley Stud Finder

When in doubt, throw it out.* (*normally applies to old items in the fridge)

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arcachon
Dec 19, 2016 11:11 am

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