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vvs mand
vvs mand
29 January 2012

Help removing an old tap

Help removing an old tap

The simplest way is to simply turn the handle in anti-clockwise direction using a pair of stilsons or footprints. The spindle will snap and the handle will break off. Then…

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vvs mand
Jan 29, 2012 10:08 am
vvs mand
vvs mand
29 January 2012

New member - G'Day all, and help please - leaking showers

New member - G'Day all, and help please - leaking showers

Im a plumber Im involved in lots of similar issues. The tiler I use is 0425219232 (henry) in sydney

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vvs mand
Jan 29, 2012 9:56 am
vvs mand
vvs mand
29 January 2012

Renovating a separate toilet... who do I need?!

Renovating a separate toilet... who do I need?!

Most tilers can strip out the old WC and then the plumber fits the new. Although if its difficult or unusual, you may need a plumber to remove the toilet first and then…

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vvs mand
Jan 29, 2012 9:32 am
TempestSkye
TempestSkye
29 January 2012

Choice of Heated Towel rail .Opinions and experiences Please

Choice of Heated Towel rail .Opinions and experiences Please

I'm a newbie on these forums, but thanks to all the wonderful sharing of ideas and suggestions, I've learnt heaps. I'm interested in heated towel rails myself, but…

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TempestSkye
Jan 29, 2012 9:29 am
Lee75
Lee75
26 January 2012

Bathroom Renovation Questions - Adelaide

Bathroom Renovation Questions - Adelaide

We did up a bathroom recently in asdelaide and here is what we spent: Shower screen $600 semi frameless Bath $500 Tiles $400 Toilet $300 Vanity with stone top $800 Mirror…

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Lee75
Jan 26, 2012 7:13 am
nicenurse
nicenurse
25 January 2012

Please recommend ceiling lights over vanities

Please recommend ceiling lights over vanities

Thanks Selina, that looks great. I'm hoping its not too late to change to track lighting. I like the idea of being able to angle each light to where it suits you. Regards, NN

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nicenurse
Jan 25, 2012 7:57 pm
OurLindrum52
OurLindrum52
25 January 2012

mounting towel rails in bathroom not into studs

mounting towel rails in bathroom not into studs

When drilling tiles, place some electrical tape on the tiles in the approx hole position. Then line up the towel rail…

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OurLindrum52
Jan 25, 2012 8:06 am
kezacheekychicken
kezacheekychicken
24 January 2012

Shower area watermark, waterproofing problem or tile quality

Shower area watermark, waterproofing problem or tile quality

If the staining is blue (may be hard to tell if tile is dark coloured), then its from the copper pipes and leaving lemon juice on the stain for 10 or so minutes will get…

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kezacheekychicken
Jan 24, 2012 11:30 am
reilic
reilic
20 January 2012

Ensuite problem with tile & door frame

Ensuite problem with tile & door frame

There's a property I am looking at purchasing and here are some pictures I took in the ensuite. Door Frame http://i39.tinypic.com/29apkkk.jpg

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reilic
Jan 20, 2012 9:36 pm
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Michelle
Jan 18, 2012 8:02 pm
Michelle
EthosDesign
EthosDesign
17 January 2012

Laundry size requirements?

Laundry size requirements?

I would definately look at making the cupboard bigger in this case - the problem with having a laundry inside a bathroom in a house this size is accessing the laundry when…

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EthosDesign
Jan 17, 2012 3:35 pm
EthosDesign
craigmh
craigmh
9 January 2012

First Reno Attempt, Laundry Finished, Pics added.

First Reno Attempt, Laundry Finished, Pics added.

Fantastic renovation! I am loving the frosted window and had been thinking of doing one myself, however our laundry window gets the full…

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craigmh
Jan 09, 2012 2:35 pm
reno_newbie
reno_newbie
4 January 2012

Bathroom renos - Melbourne Contractor Recommendations?

Bathroom renos - Melbourne Contractor Recommendations?

Hi All, I am just starting to research potential contractors to renovate my bathroom and wondering if anyone has any good, reliable and reasonably priced renovators they…

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reno_newbie
Jan 04, 2012 3:25 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
3 January 2012

floor wastes and falls......do we HAVE to have them???

floor wastes and falls......do we HAVE to have them???

I'm having floor wastes in laundry and kitchen. I told the builder not to put a fall on the flooring, and they said OK. You don't have to have floor wasters in kitchen or…

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zeitgeber
Jan 03, 2012 4:27 pm
zeitgeber
kiwi
kiwi
31 December 2011

Show me your bathroom/ensuite...

Show me your bathroom/ensuite...

this is a tile in grey, but ours is vinyl..but looks like this but no grout lines..LOVE IT

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kiwi
Dec 31, 2011 9:24 am
kiwi
juzdownunder
juzdownunder
20 December 2011

How do I straighten quarter turn/lever taps?

How do I straighten quarter turn/lever taps?

Could be also that the spindle itself is over-rotating. Suprised this is not more common with lever bath sets, but given the lack of replies perhaps it's rare. Certainly…

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juzdownunder
Dec 20, 2011 12:12 pm
Ashkate
Ashkate
20 December 2011

Bathroom mirror help!!..

Bathroom mirror help!!..

Yes I know that what I said... I dont know.. Guess I need to try and get down and it all for myself.. Thanks for the picture.. Love you colours!!

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Ashkate
Dec 20, 2011 11:11 am
Ashkate
Abby
Abby
16 December 2011

Worried about bathroom tiles

Worried about bathroom tiles

Hi, My husband and I had the same problem. We didn't know whether to go the dark on the shower wall or not. Now we are really glad we did. It looks fantastic IMHO.

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Abby
Dec 16, 2011 8:54 pm
sleven
sleven
15 December 2011

Claw Baths

Claw Baths

Not sure about where you can get it dipped. However these guys may have a new one... pretty reasonably priced for most of the stuff in their store... at least a third…

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sleven
Dec 15, 2011 8:41 pm
sleven
the walrus
the walrus
13 December 2011

Bathroom Renovator Suggestions - Newcastle

Bathroom Renovator Suggestions - Newcastle

Has anyone got any suggestions for someone to do a bathroom fit out in Newcastle or Central Coast area?

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the walrus
Dec 13, 2011 10:07 pm
nicenurse
nicenurse
13 December 2011

Milano Bathware - any reviews?

Milano Bathware - any reviews?

Hi, we are thinking of using Milano brand toilets and possibly some taps, showers etc in our new build, but usually on websites you get a big…

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nicenurse
Dec 13, 2011 6:37 pm
rocketship
rocketship
13 December 2011

Help with selecting bath tapware and positioning of bath

Help with selecting bath tapware and positioning of bath

Love the look of that bath!! Even though I can't help specifically with your question. Mrs Green has this bath and I think chook07 was considering it at one stage. Maybe…

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rocketship
Dec 13, 2011 12:30 pm
CustomInTheGateway
CustomInTheGateway
12 December 2011

Mirror Above Vanity in Ensuite and Bathroom??

Mirror Above Vanity in Ensuite and Bathroom??

Thanks everyone. We will go with mirror from the top of the bench.

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CustomInTheGateway
Dec 12, 2011 4:58 pm
Professional
Professional
12 December 2011

Walk In Shower...Any Specifics?

Walk In Shower...Any Specifics?

I apologise but your question has very little information to work with and is hard to paint the whole picture of what you are trying to achieve. However I will depict a…

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Professional
Dec 12, 2011 4:29 am
* jas *
* jas *
10 December 2011

Bathroom windows - best option for privacy

Bathroom windows - best option for privacy

I am going to use the frosted sticker thingys for our front door and side lights. Not sure how it would go in a bathroom with the steam. I would just replace the glass.

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* jas *
Dec 10, 2011 2:09 pm
Professional
Professional
9 December 2011

Simple changes to Bathrooms reqd: advise please!!

Simple changes to Bathrooms reqd: advise please!!

A licenced plumber is required for pretty much all plumbing works. For the work that is involved in what you are talking about I would seek advice from your plumber…

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Professional
Dec 09, 2011 1:49 am
PHL
PHL
6 December 2011

Wall mounted water filter tap

Wall mounted water filter tap

It will be a separate supply going through a double filter; because the flow rate is rather low, I don't think it would be suitable through a normal tap setup. I'd also…

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PHL
Dec 06, 2011 7:54 pm
kyton
kyton
5 December 2011

Above Counter Basins

Above Counter Basins

For our pool house bathroom we are having a 900mm cupboard and a stone basin that is 150mm high on top. The SS was worried about how high it was but we told him we didn't…

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kyton
Dec 05, 2011 7:43 pm
kyton

Hello I am looking into getting a HOB mounted shower handpeice for my main bathroom to be used to wash down future kids and also clean the bath. Something like…

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BenQld
Dec 04, 2011 8:05 pm
sceen7
sceen7
4 December 2011

Cheap bathroom basins

Cheap bathroom basins

The Reece outlet in footscray, huge range and better prices than ebay could ever do

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sceen7
Dec 04, 2011 8:17 am
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Bam
Dec 03, 2011 11:20 am
Bam
D101
D101
30 November 2011

Sick of cleaning the grouting

Sick of cleaning the grouting

I am sick of cleaning the grouting in between the tiles in my shower recess. Is there anything that can be done to make this job easier? Find that it is pretty time…

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D101
Nov 30, 2011 4:31 pm
kdgirl
kdgirl
25 November 2011

Waterproofing - Plasterboard in bathrooms

Waterproofing - Plasterboard in bathrooms

thanks B star. I have followed up with SS and they used villaboard (hence not bluey/green colour) also have done standard waterproofing so all okay

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kdgirl
Nov 25, 2011 11:59 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
21 November 2011

Mirrored shaving cabinets - cost

Mirrored shaving cabinets - cost

If the builder is having them custom built then that price is on the money. Cheap imported ones sell for around $100-$200 but thats all they are cheap! Custom shaving…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Nov 21, 2011 6:46 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
kyton
kyton
19 November 2011

new bathroom: ideal shower?

new bathroom: ideal shower?

Our pool house shower is 1800mm x 1200mm however we are having a solid wall rather then a sheet of glass. The wall is around 1060mm in length so an opening of 740mm at one end.

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kyton
Nov 19, 2011 12:46 pm
kyton
EthosDesign
EthosDesign
19 November 2011

Bathroom lighting

Bathroom lighting

Hi Chuffy! I always suggest to my clients they have at least two lighting choices in a bathroom. Have a good light over or beside the mirrors for makeup/shaving, and a…

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EthosDesign
Nov 19, 2011 11:10 am
EthosDesign
bashworth
bashworth
19 November 2011

insulation around water pipes ??

insulation around water pipes ??

Just my thoughts......................(don't rely on them) I would think the condensation risk would apply mainly to cold water pipes in external walls rather than hot…

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bashworth
Nov 19, 2011 7:11 am
bashworth
sienna81
sienna81
16 November 2011

Tap placement for the Bath

Tap placement for the Bath

WE had it in the middle- I just like the more even "mixing" of hot and cold when adding new water- plus I don't like having the tap in my back when I'm having a co-bath!

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sienna81
Nov 16, 2011 1:29 pm
paulw11
paulw11
14 November 2011

Anyone used a PTC bathroom heater/light?

Anyone used a PTC bathroom heater/light?

Hi I have seen this http://www.buyster.com.au/asp/show_detail.asp?sku=BRL1598&refid=MYS49-BRL1598 which uses PTC heating elements. I think…

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paulw11
Nov 14, 2011 5:30 am
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wertmezer
Nov 11, 2011 1:23 pm
malbaby
malbaby
11 November 2011

Tiling over existing ceramic wall tiles??

Tiling over existing ceramic wall tiles??

We have changed our minds over the colour of our newly laid wall tiles above the benchtop in the kitchen. It will be a pain to remove the tiles as they are adhered to the…

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malbaby
Nov 11, 2011 5:33 am
Casa2
Casa2
5 November 2011

To Jolley or not?

To Jolley or not?

I thought it was cheaper to use angles than mitre cut tiles.

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Casa2
Nov 05, 2011 9:04 pm
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sceen7
Nov 02, 2011 7:40 pm
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
31 October 2011

Rain water tank pre-plumbing prep for handover

Rain water tank pre-plumbing prep for handover

My Question What pre-plumbing (analogous to pre-wiring) preparations can my builder do to the water connections/pipes so…

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zeitgeber
Oct 31, 2011 11:28 am
zeitgeber
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
30 October 2011

UNO baths. Anyone have any cracks appear in them?

UNO baths. Anyone have any cracks appear in them?
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Forgot to say bath is FINALLY in the process of being replaced. But tiling needs to be redone around the bath.

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Raleighfarm
Oct 30, 2011 9:23 pm
Raleighfarm
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
27 October 2011

Installing bathroom accessories onto tiles

Installing bathroom accessories onto tiles

u can do it just dont put the drill on hammer just let it drill in if its a new bit it will go in, dont worry on the pipes etc etc if u do it slow u will be ok u can't…

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Fitzyplumber
Oct 27, 2011 9:27 pm
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
27 October 2011

Ensuite Odour and Plumbing Siphons

Ensuite Odour and Plumbing Siphons

Needs to be vented just put a durgo vent in that will fix it :evil: also the distance could be too long or it could be blocked

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Fitzyplumber
Oct 27, 2011 8:55 pm


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