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Hi all it's been a while but I thought I had better report back on how I went and show some pics as it might help someone else in the same…

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sandman55
May 01, 2017 12:05 am
sandman55
sandman55
sandman55
3 January 2017

Removing tiles from Villa Board in shower

Removing tiles from Villa Board in shower

Hi I'm still going with some interruptions but as you said the first tile was the hardest when that was off I was able to use a small bolster and get the tile out in one…

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sandman55
Jan 03, 2017 6:32 pm
sandman55
Sammy74
Sammy74
22 June 2016

How to clean my bathroom tiles?

How to clean my bathroom tiles?

Key Steps to clean bathroom tiles: Put on some rubber gloves and make sure the room is well-ventilate. Run the shower on a high temperature to…

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Sammy74
Jun 22, 2016 12:43 pm
Sammy74
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 May 2016

Question re fitting for cast iron bath

Question re fitting for cast iron bath

Go to a plumbers supply store and ask them there. They carry nearly every adapter known to mankind . Stewie

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Stewie D
May 10, 2016 12:09 pm
traveln
traveln
26 January 2016

Plumbing costs

Plumbing costs

Is there any services in the garage or not..where will the services come from. Water over the ceiling or around outside of house. Sewer under ground where does it lat now.…

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traveln
Jan 26, 2016 11:44 am
traveln
KablammoNick
KablammoNick
18 November 2015

Small bathroom in new shed.

Small bathroom in new shed.

Absolutely, I figured if I've got at least a semi-decent plan when I go to qualified mates to check, it'll save their time (and my beer).

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KablammoNick
Nov 18, 2015 10:39 am

I thought my bathroom tiling was a bit average and the mitre not done greatly... I have a new appreciation for how difficult it…

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Insane
Oct 08, 2015 3:01 pm
TashPaul
TashPaul
8 July 2015

Help me choose between two baths!

Help me choose between two baths!

I think they are both nice. ThHe Caroma has a bit more style to it, but if you are trying to save $$ then I would go with the Reece. Very similar look and will save you…

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TashPaul
Jul 08, 2015 9:34 am
TashPaul
twin_dad
twin_dad
7 July 2015

Hot water control pads

Hot water control pads
1, 2

And just one controller means the mad naked dash in the morning to check the temp.

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twin_dad
Jul 07, 2015 8:24 pm
ajansen
ajansen
1 May 2015

Inset laundry sink - cabinet size?

Inset laundry sink - cabinet size?

Just wondering if anyone knows what size cabinet I need to plan for to fit a 45L laundry sink? I think they are about 65cm wide, would a 70cm cabinet be OK? The smaller I…

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ajansen
May 01, 2015 12:32 pm
ajansen
ajansen
28 April 2015

Internal Laundry - Ventilation

Internal Laundry - Ventilation

OK thanks, no there's no toilet.

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ajansen
Apr 28, 2015 11:06 am
travisaus
travisaus
8 April 2015

bathroom window issue/ advice

bathroom window issue/ advice

Think you will find most houses are done this way. I pay extra to get the window sills tiled too.

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travisaus
Apr 08, 2015 11:23 pm
dalemengel
dalemengel
27 February 2015

Bath & Shower size ??

Bath & Shower size ??

My ensuite shower is huge - 2250x1000, but made it a double shower. Bathroom shower is 1000x1000. The shower at my Mother's house is only 700x700 - no room to spread out…

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dalemengel
Feb 27, 2015 4:04 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
19 February 2015

Improving shower spray

Improving shower spray

The CSIRO, under Dr Jie Wu, developed a low flow shower nozzle that entrained air into each water droplet, giving the sensation of greater flow. The product is now…

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SaveH2O
Feb 19, 2015 2:46 pm
SaveH2O
robbie_p
robbie_p
18 February 2015

Controlling shower flow

Controlling shower flow

Btw.. Turning off hws's mains water inlet made no difference to the shower.. Flow and temperature remained the same. Any ideas?

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robbie_p
Feb 18, 2015 11:42 pm
B STAR
B STAR
17 February 2015

Sewer smell in bathrooms

Sewer smell in bathrooms
1, 2, 3

I used many things i was experimenting all the time. I also tried pool cleaner. That stuff is so strong. Your spot on about it killing the good bacteria.

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B STAR
Feb 17, 2015 9:02 pm
ChrisE
ChrisE
24 January 2015

Tight fit on laundry tub; builder balking -help!

Tight fit on laundry tub; builder balking -help!

I found my answer here on Homeone! I convinced the builder to substitute an Oliveri 45l tub that has a slightly smaller footprint.

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ChrisE
Jan 24, 2015 1:37 pm
Kempe
Kempe
14 October 2014

Renovating cistern

Renovating cistern

My cistern which sits next to the slightly open window in my ensuite is badly faded and really needs replaced, but there is a difficulty in I cannot match the colour and…

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Kempe
Oct 14, 2014 8:05 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 September 2014

Shower niche height

Shower niche height

The thread above this one has some similar questions posed and answered. Most of it revolves around keeping the niches away from or above the " splash zone" otherwise they…

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Stewie D
Sep 23, 2014 8:51 pm
Spong
Spong
14 August 2014

Wet area details for the construction of the bathroom

Wet area details for the construction of the bathroom

Tim, sorry for my comment, I just see this type of scenario a lot and the outcomes concern me greatly. Not necessarily for the OB, more so for the people who inherit their…

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Spong
Aug 15, 2014 12:26 am
roundbathcompany
roundbathcompany
24 July 2014

Is installing a spa bath asking for trouble?

Is installing a spa bath asking for trouble?

hello, jim from roundbathcompany here,after reading some of the replies noisy pumps,ordinary spas etc etc most of these issues point more toward the spa builders/suppliers…

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roundbathcompany
Jul 24, 2014 3:06 pm
PeterHattam
PeterHattam
16 July 2014

Whining Shower

Whining Shower

I have instantaneous hot water and a mixer tap in the shower, both installed less than 2 years ago. When I turn on the tap all is fine, but when the water heats up the…

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PeterHattam
Jul 16, 2014 1:37 pm
chippy
chippy
6 June 2014

Floor to ceiling tile question

Floor to ceiling tile question

The other problem will be your cornice. If you have floor to ceiling tiling the cornice is installed after the tiles. If you do the tiling after the cornice you lose the…

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chippy
Jun 06, 2014 10:44 am
chippy
Crazyk
Crazyk
12 May 2014

Small plumbing problem under laundry sink

Small plumbing problem under laundry sink

You can just plug it up or plumb your stuff into it as CEK said

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Crazyk
May 12, 2014 10:07 pm
Crazyk
mixo
mixo
25 April 2014

Laundry Design. Where do you store your iron & ironing board

Laundry Design. Where do you store your iron & ironing board

I wish I could afford the maid! looks like the old fashion iron board it is! mixo

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mixo
Apr 25, 2014 10:59 am
jenathome
jenathome
28 February 2014

Help with bathroom feature tile

Help with bathroom feature tile

Ok, so this really is a personal thing. It is up to you how you would feel about this feature tile. Here's a few things to consider though: 1. How wide is it compared…

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jenathome
Feb 28, 2014 1:23 pm
jenathome
Dysy68
Dysy68
29 October 2013

Problems with floor screed in shower

Problems with floor screed in shower

Thanks for all the advice. I appreciate everyone's help.

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Dysy68
Oct 29, 2013 10:11 pm
pavloreno
pavloreno
27 October 2013

Reliable bathroom/laundry renovation companies - Adelaide

Reliable bathroom/laundry renovation companies - Adelaide

I live in Adelaide and had a bathroom and laundry completely gutted and renovated late last year. So I first looked online and in the local paper and had about 5…

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pavloreno
Oct 27, 2013 12:31 am
ChrisE
ChrisE
7 October 2013

Matching Laminex to Ikea white?

Matching Laminex to Ikea white?

We're building a smallish retirement home in the Adelaide Hills, using a prefab builder. Our laundry room is now a bit oversize due to some other design decisions. And…

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ChrisE
Oct 07, 2013 8:08 am
BayLeaf
BayLeaf
13 September 2013

Powder room renovation

Powder room renovation

Thanks so much for your comments!!!! Great advice x

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BayLeaf
Sep 13, 2013 10:49 pm
_lucinda
_lucinda
20 June 2013

Bath tap with shower option

Bath tap with shower option

Yes, Google is our friend. Haven't found what I am hoping for, yet, but I'll keep looking. Thanks again for your time and help.

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_lucinda
Jun 20, 2013 3:30 pm
_lucinda
cherub
cherub
7 June 2013

Sealing cut edges on Hardies Scyon Secura interior flooring?

Sealing cut edges on Hardies Scyon Secura interior flooring?

Pretty sure for wet areas you leave a gap and fill with sealant. Therefore painting not required.

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cherub
Jun 07, 2013 9:44 am
PAB_34
PAB_34
28 May 2013

window coverings in bathroom/toilet/laundry??

window coverings in bathroom/toilet/laundry??

Is it possible to get window films in Australia, perhaps via e-bay if no where else? You can install these yourself with a squeegee and a spray…

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PAB_34
May 28, 2013 6:08 pm
PAB_34
PHL
PHL
13 May 2013

bathroom code questions

bathroom code questions

Might be different for SA but in NSW that is exactly what we have, although we do have a second strip drain as we also have a shower in the bath, which does not have a…

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PHL
May 13, 2013 10:42 am
Brendo
Brendo
9 May 2013

Bath over shower (again)

Bath over shower (again)

Hi Chris, I would go your option 3 which is exactly what we did. I gave up some of the wardrobe space to have a separate shower and bath. I find we mainly use the ensuite…

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Brendo
May 09, 2013 3:13 pm

Repeated burst mains water, any plumbers?

Repeated burst mains water, any plumbers?

YOU CAN INSTAL HAMMER ARRESTORS MADE BY RMC BEHIND THE HOT AND COLD TAPS FOR YOUR WASHING MACHINE THIS SHOULD REDUCE THE SHOCK

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roundbathcompany
May 08, 2013 3:53 pm
sceen7
sceen7
15 December 2012

Cleaning around FREE standing baths ??

Cleaning around FREE standing baths ??

we had a clawfoot bath against a wall and when I removed it during our renno/extension....... ohhh the horror. If you cant get in behind it all manner of nasties will live…

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sceen7
Dec 15, 2012 6:25 pm
auds
auds
14 December 2012

Save on Bathrooms....

Save on Bathrooms....

I have got stuff from them - only just received it and unpacked one tap - looks good

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auds
Dec 14, 2012 2:42 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
4 December 2012

Cheap Methven Futura satin jet on ebay

Cheap Methven Futura satin jet on ebay

I've saved that seller on my 'puter at home, but I'm not home now and won't be for a while. However, a search on eBay for Methven turned up several sellers, but I cannot…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Dec 04, 2012 1:02 am
Pepsi_Drinker
henpecked
henpecked
20 November 2012

Painting or Staining Terrazzo Bathroom Floor

Painting or Staining Terrazzo Bathroom Floor

If you are talking about a terrazzo floor that is the true 1930+ polished/coloured and aggregate terrazzo, then it is actually only about 13mm thick and is integral with…

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henpecked
Nov 20, 2012 12:04 pm
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Pebble
Nov 04, 2012 11:46 am
Pebble
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
31 October 2012

Silicon around base of toilet?

Silicon around base of toilet?

Just silicone is fine no screws needed as it damages the water proof :-)

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Fitzyplumber
Oct 31, 2012 10:34 pm

Hey Here is the pic at better res:

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BlakeyP
Oct 07, 2012 2:54 am
jeffheath
jeffheath
22 September 2012

Replacing toilet with earthenware waste

Replacing toilet with earthenware waste

I assume the toilet is on an exterior wall. If so dig down to the branch on the main sewer line. Remove the branch and replace with SWV pipe (PVC). Please note: this work…

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jeffheath
Sep 22, 2012 7:39 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 August 2012

Affixing accessories

Affixing accessories

I believe the way most masonry fittings work is they expand inside the masonry, as the green plug does when you put a screw into it, and that expansion can…

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Stewie D
Aug 21, 2012 11:18 am
toothymum
toothymum
28 July 2012

Toilet Suite

Toilet Suite

This is great to know PHL; Thanks!

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toothymum
Jul 28, 2012 8:25 pm

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