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mattwalker
mattwalker
8 September 2008

Outdoor heating...

Outdoor heating...

Anthony, I just got one for myself!! At the moment they can be…

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mattwalker
Sep 08, 2008 4:41 pm
mattwalker
davinci
davinci
8 September 2008

Getting paint stains out of decking

Getting paint stains out of decking

use oxcylic acid or commonly called deck clean and follow directions to the letter

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davinci
Sep 08, 2008 7:16 pm
davinci
tomking.chen
tomking.chen
20 September 2008

Place to buy pave sand and pebbles

Place to buy pave sand and pebbles

Thanks a million Adrian! That's exact what I am after.

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tomking.chen
Sep 20, 2008 10:32 pm
tomking.chen
Tich
Tich
27 September 2008

swing vs sliding front gates (remote)

swing vs sliding front gates (remote)

If you're in a dusty area, ie dirt roads or just generally dusty area check to see that the casing is well sealed. We've heard comments about some of the 'cheaper' DIY…

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Tich
Sep 27, 2008 11:13 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
28 September 2008

Small Timber Deck - Advice Please!

Small Timber Deck - Advice Please!

You could speedbore a few holes in the timber but being such a small deck I don't imagine it would cause any problems. You could replace one or two bricks at either end…

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Dukekamaya
Sep 28, 2008 9:00 pm
Dukekamaya
Tolstoy
Tolstoy
29 September 2008

Alfresco - Concrete Slab or Strip Footing?

Alfresco - Concrete Slab or Strip Footing?

Thanks for the feedback. Have spoken to the builder and they will only provide a flat level slab to Alfresco, it is up to me to ensure water able to run off. Based on this…

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Tolstoy
Sep 29, 2008 4:36 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
30 September 2008

Rough idea on cost to open up this small verandah?

Rough idea on cost to open up this small verandah?

If you're a bit reluctant, grab the local paper (suburb area paper not state) and ring a few handymen/builders and ask for a quote. That might then inspire hubby to…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 01, 2008 12:20 am
Yak_Chat
zaff
zaff
5 October 2008

Where to get this bbq

Where to get this bbq

Perfect... thanks for that mate

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zaff
Oct 05, 2008 10:10 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
7 October 2008

Composite vs Natural Decking

Composite vs Natural Decking

To compare them fairly you need to include the cost of coating the timber deck as well as the timber itself - that is the variable. 90mmx19mm merbau is around $43 / sq.…

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Dukekamaya
Oct 07, 2008 7:48 pm
Dukekamaya
Timbacare
Timbacare
7 October 2008

Poor Man's Wetting Agent

Poor Man's Wetting Agent

Fake snow ....... just like the stuff in nappies, but no waste! Heheheh Got some on eBay about a year ago for aparty, once your finished with it you can just chuck…

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Timbacare
Oct 07, 2008 9:06 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 October 2008

Shed Flooring

Shed Flooring

maybe check out clark rubber for some sort of rubber sheet. Or some galvanised sheet metal.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 08, 2008 10:57 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
kexkez
kexkez
8 October 2008

swimming pool glass calcium and water marks

swimming pool glass calcium and water marks

thre's another set of postings somewhere on keeping shower screens clean. ther was mention of something to use on the glass when it was brand new to cut down on damage to…

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kexkez
Oct 08, 2008 11:32 pm
kexkez
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I_BUILD
Oct 10, 2008 4:35 am
I_BUILD
woodsey
woodsey
15 October 2008

Outdoor settings- wheres the best place to get them

Outdoor settings- wheres the best place to get them

Thanks guys! Im after aluminium! ive seen a few good ones at bunnings! too many chose from!

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woodsey
Oct 15, 2008 4:38 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
18 October 2008

Flat Roof Pergola

Flat Roof Pergola

Yeah thats true, it could also pose a height problem too.

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Dukekamaya
Oct 18, 2008 7:45 pm
Dukekamaya
grace_slick
grace_slick
19 October 2008

How hard is it to install a hanging plant?

How hard is it to install a hanging plant?

I want to get some hanging plants for our front patio, but how hard will it be for the handyman to install the hooks/holes in the patio ceiling? We've already got…

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grace_slick
Oct 19, 2008 6:46 pm
grace_slick
Jared
Jared
23 October 2008

Type of Patio blinds

Type of Patio blinds

Hi, Has anyone else come across the issue of knowing what quality of PVC patio blinds to install. I have had some scary quote differences for PVC blinds due to the…

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Jared
Oct 23, 2008 12:10 pm
Paula
Paula
28 October 2008

Pool Interior - New Zealand Pool Pebble - Blue Chip % ?

Pool Interior - New Zealand Pool Pebble - Blue Chip % ?

I think the best thing would be to get a puc of the colour you want and copy that :D

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Paula
Oct 28, 2008 8:32 am
Paula

I reckon the mobile gardens/screens will be good. They worked well in this…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 29, 2008 11:37 pm
Yak_Chat

Graysonline always sell the Eurogrand bbq, you can pick one up for about $1000-1500. I…

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Snake
Nov 06, 2008 8:24 am
Snake
Southies
Southies
11 November 2008

R-rated outdoor tiling

R-rated outdoor tiling
1, 2

I have found quite a few tiles that are indoor, then you have the out door equivalent to…

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Southies
Nov 11, 2008 1:00 pm
Southies
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
23 November 2008

Alfresco Decking - One question

Alfresco Decking - One question

Thanks for that site..very handy. But to tell the truth it looks complicated and I don't think im ready for it yet.....well .....neither is the house :shock: I'll think about…

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Sacha1390
Nov 23, 2008 10:16 pm
Sacha1390
shazburger
shazburger
28 November 2008

GARDEN sHED

GARDEN sHED

zergling how much did it cost for your slab to go down???

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shazburger
Nov 28, 2008 10:45 pm
shazburger
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
2 December 2008

Shading of outdoor areas

Shading of outdoor areas

I got a quote for a 2.8m x 5.8m self-retracting shade unit - $1200 Not sure if this is a reasonable price as I haven't looked at covering the propsoed pergola with…

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stonecutter1309
Dec 02, 2008 4:32 pm
stonecutter1309
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
5 December 2008

Renting a property with an in-ground pool - Help!!

Renting a property with an in-ground pool - Help!!

I seriously suggest getting a Kreepy Mandatory :D One of these http://www.poolcenter.com/Kreepy_Kauly_Image.jpg

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Yak_Chat
Dec 05, 2008 11:02 pm
Yak_Chat
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
5 December 2008

Exterior Paint - 1940s Weatherboard House

Exterior Paint - 1940s Weatherboard House

Why not try your local paint specialist rather than Wesfarmers supermarket of useless employees

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Dukekamaya
Dec 05, 2008 11:31 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
9 December 2008

Decking around an in-ground Pool

Decking around an in-ground Pool

Google 'Modwood' or 'Monarch' decking

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Dukekamaya
Dec 09, 2008 9:30 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
11 December 2008

Decking - Timber options?

Decking - Timber options?

Yeah thats what I said,…

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Dukekamaya
Dec 11, 2008 9:36 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
11 December 2008

outdoor furniture oil?

outdoor furniture oil?

traditional outdoor furniture/decking oils require constant re-application. Oils are evapourated by the sun and also absorb dirt. IMO you would be better off with…

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Dukekamaya
Dec 11, 2008 9:38 pm
Dukekamaya
*MJ*
*MJ*
12 December 2008

Pool resurfacing

Pool resurfacing

Thank you for those links! Michelle aqualine seem to only be in QLD and NSW. Sadly, us west aussies miss out :(

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*MJ*
Dec 12, 2008 3:40 pm
acfish
acfish
18 December 2008

wirerless garden speaker

wirerless garden speaker

I saw wireless speakers from magazine, i'm thinking about putting one in my garden. i've seen few outdoor wireless speakers, i think that was Studioacoustics??

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acfish
Dec 18, 2008 9:15 pm
Colsy
Colsy
21 December 2008

Any Ideas on this outdoor reno?

Any Ideas on this outdoor reno?

You are right Uncle Arfur, thats part of the reason I will take it down.

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Colsy
Dec 21, 2008 3:41 pm
Colsy

cantilever umbrella recommendations

cantilever umbrella recommendations

I purchased a $100-odd outdoor umbrella (for above the spa) from Bunnings a couple of years ago and the cord has broken twice, and I am not going to replace the cord…

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installation inspector
Jan 01, 2009 11:04 pm
installation inspector
enigma_brennan
enigma_brennan
2 January 2009

Bali Hut

Bali Hut

Yep, gotta agree with kek, that backyard looks great! Ours is slightly deeper at 9m but only 11m wide and is currently full of dirt and builders rubbish so we are…

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enigma_brennan
Jan 02, 2009 12:56 pm
enigma_brennan
Mrs B
Mrs B
3 January 2009

Outdoor entertaining space... almost complete!

Outdoor entertaining space... almost complete!

Hi Troy Fantastic makeover! You have certainly created the 'wow' factor in such a short time. I really like the design and easy to maintain. It is so easy to sometimes…

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Mrs B
Jan 03, 2009 2:25 pm
Mrs B
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
8 January 2009

Decking advice for the "young player"

Decking advice for the "young player"

You really don't need to posts/stirrups that close. The smallest size bearer is 90mmx70mm and will span around 1600mm comfortably. Your 90mmx45mm joists will span around…

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Dukekamaya
Jan 08, 2009 7:10 pm
Dukekamaya
Spot
Spot
10 January 2009

This for a pergola?

This for a pergola?

Hmmm, think I am starting to wonder if colorbond might be a better way to go.

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Spot
Jan 10, 2009 11:33 am
cobylee
cobylee
13 January 2009

To Deck or to Pave... lots viewing, not many posting :-(

To Deck or to Pave... lots viewing, not many posting :-(

thanks for the replies and thoughts both on topic and off. we've decided to pave, mainly because of the price of timber at present and also due to our intentions to move…

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cobylee
Jan 13, 2009 2:53 pm
cobylee
cobylee
cobylee
15 January 2009

Reducing Glare from Pavers??

Reducing Glare from Pavers??

I dont think a hotwheels car will fit through the gap, I could be wrong, but the decks ive seen are maybe a $2 coin max. gap? we've just ordered our pavers for a…

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cobylee
Jan 15, 2009 10:33 am
cobylee
jbsj1974
jbsj1974
20 January 2009

outdoor bbq benchtop.

outdoor bbq benchtop.

This one from an older thread looks like tiles (Paula?) It looks excellent https://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=6241 I'll also be installing one in our…

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jbsj1974
Jan 20, 2009 10:09 pm
Hels
Hels
21 January 2009

Pergola/Patio recommendations wanted Melb

Pergola/Patio recommendations wanted Melb

We got a better quote from Pergolas R Us for $8000. It's for a timber one with a mix of colorbond and laserlite roofing. Price includes council permit, connection to…

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Hels
Jan 21, 2009 4:08 pm
Hels
fairy blue
fairy blue
22 January 2009

External BBq outlet??

External BBq outlet??

Thanks for that quick reply, sorry about the hijack rowan.

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fairy blue
Jan 22, 2009 2:38 pm
fairy blue
Bam
Bam
24 January 2009

No untidy doormats here! Update: PROJECT COMPLETE!!

No untidy doormats here! Update: PROJECT COMPLETE!!

Looks awesome!!! Mr Kek did a wonderful job - love the intergrated mat!

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Bam
Jan 24, 2009 9:49 am
Bam
suh
suh
8 February 2009

Q Quartz pool interior-anyone used it

Q Quartz pool interior-anyone used it

Has anyone used Q Quartz pool linings? It is actually a render and would love to know what it's like.

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suh
Feb 08, 2009 6:47 pm
suh
wonderland
wonderland
15 February 2009

Deck Plans...

Deck Plans...

If you're planning on using Merbau, I've seen that the price has gone up. They are about $6 per square metre now? Wow, my friend was building his deck about 6 months ago…

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wonderland
Feb 15, 2009 10:38 am
wonderland
tygwyn
tygwyn
18 February 2009

Plans and permits

Plans and permits

I checked with our Council today about whether or not we'd need permission for our deck and I was quite pleasantly surprised. Apparently as long as its not more than 1m…

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tygwyn
Feb 18, 2009 10:43 pm
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davinci
Feb 19, 2009 9:49 am
davinci
erinleigh
erinleigh
19 February 2009

Decking reccomendation?

Decking reccomendation?

Hi everyone, We are looking at getting a deck 5760 x 5260 for our alfresco area for the new home we are building. I'm assuming it will be less then a metre high and…

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erinleigh
Feb 19, 2009 3:25 pm
erinleigh
borg
borg
26 February 2009

Cheaper - Natural Gas or LPG?

Cheaper - Natural Gas or LPG?

Natural gas will be cheaper per mega joule however the additional cost with the installation of a point and the cost to upgrade the jets on the BBQ will be a bit.…

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borg
Feb 26, 2009 1:24 pm
borg


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