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PHL
PHL
10 March 2012

Wall mounted basin spout on backplate problem.

Wall mounted basin spout on backplate problem.

From personal experience, different brands of tap ware have different in wall fittings, and that is if they have a standard fittings. But saying that, we found most have a…

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PHL
Mar 10, 2012 7:34 am
TamK
TamK
9 March 2012

In floor bathtub?

In floor bathtub?

I have to agree with previous posters. I have young kids and the thought of giving them a bath down that low makes my back ache thinking about it. Would be really…

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TamK
Mar 09, 2012 10:37 pm
wertmezer
wertmezer
9 March 2012

Stink pipe help

Stink pipe help

Most likely an inspection pipe for your sewer line, should be at ground level and capped. Is it a new build? Get a plumber to take a look they…

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wertmezer
Mar 09, 2012 8:43 am
kek
kek
5 March 2012

Decisions decisions

Decisions decisions

I agree with kyton - I think 2m x 2m is fine for an ensuite. We managed just fine with less space than that for over 20 years. Shower, vanity, toilet and a double towel…

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kek
Mar 05, 2012 9:21 pm
kek
felant
felant
5 March 2012

can hear water flowing through drain

can hear water flowing through drain

When I am having a shower (in new bathroom), or when the vanity tap is running, I cannot hear water running down the drain. However once the shower (or tap) is turned off,…

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felant
Mar 05, 2012 8:57 am
stormjr
stormjr
5 March 2012

Importing Basin Mixers from Overseas - The pitfalls??

Importing Basin Mixers from Overseas - The pitfalls??

Its not wels that's the problem, its the 'watermark' I think its a W on all plumbing items, and a plumber shouldn't instal anything that is not watermarked.

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stormjr
Mar 05, 2012 1:25 am
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rocketship
Mar 01, 2012 10:58 pm
paulw11
paulw11
29 February 2012

Online Bathroom Hardware

Online Bathroom Hardware

Hi I got most of our stuff from http://www.thriftybathrooms.com.au - they list a lot of stock on eBay but they are a full plumbing supply…

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paulw11
Feb 29, 2012 10:09 pm
McReidy
McReidy
29 February 2012

Bathroom renovation - a beginners guide (Warning Pic Heavy)

Bathroom renovation - a beginners guide (Warning Pic Heavy)

Had the plumber in tonight and had all the pipes relocated, very exciting stuff. Best part was there were no nasty surprises or deviations from the original plan. The…

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McReidy
Feb 29, 2012 9:28 pm
McReidy
Mclaren
Mclaren
28 February 2012

Stuck on a bathroom colour/theme, opinions and ideas please!

Stuck on a bathroom colour/theme, opinions and ideas please!

I don't think it looks cramped ... looks in proportion to me and you will so love it! White top and cupboards with it will be ::kissed::

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Mclaren
Feb 28, 2012 2:37 pm
Mclaren
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
28 February 2012

Polished Porcelain Tiles in Wet Areas?

Polished Porcelain Tiles in Wet Areas?

There are anti slip treatments that can be applied to polished porcelain tiles if you are worried about slipping once the tile gets wet.

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Grout Perfect
Feb 28, 2012 9:14 am
Grout Perfect
poddypod
poddypod
26 February 2012

Self adhesive seal on a roll

Self adhesive seal on a roll

No, haven't bought it from OS yet. May have to, but I'll give the local Bunnings another go first -- although it is often hard to find a staff member to ask :(

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poddypod
Feb 26, 2012 9:54 am
Bigtons
Bigtons
26 February 2012

Difficult to replace shower base on first floor?

Difficult to replace shower base on first floor?

Hi, It all really depends on the type of base and how it was originally constructed. If you have a tile base, there's no drama in replacing it, so i assume that you have…

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Bigtons
Feb 26, 2012 5:46 am
nicenurse
nicenurse
25 February 2012

Laminex Crystal Gloss - for a benchtop?

Laminex Crystal Gloss - for a benchtop?

Ha ha, I like the idea of the YouTube rant! However, we reached a compromise, and we will now have Diamond Gloss Seductive Limba, not sure how much different it will…

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nicenurse
Feb 25, 2012 5:56 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
22 February 2012

Bathroom slab - do I need to remove it??

Bathroom slab - do I need to remove it??

It could be done either way but really depends on your plumbing and where its coming from in the room. Very hard to give you an exact answer without all the info.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Feb 22, 2012 5:41 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Ashkate
Ashkate
22 February 2012

walk in / screenless / european shower basics

walk in / screenless / european shower basics

We have nice matte floor tiles and they dry quite quickly... We also have a bath mat against the hob so the minor slashing is not a big deal to us..

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Ashkate
Feb 22, 2012 11:46 am
Ashkate
CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
22 February 2012

Bathroom Vanities

Bathroom Vanities

Hello, You have provided such a nice information. I want to know that does your company makes contemporary bathroom…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Feb 22, 2012 8:01 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
15 February 2012

Bathroom Taps & Colours

Bathroom Taps & Colours

Hi, we once had a kid's bathroom in white with grey, also had dark grey floor tiles. I accessorised with blue... looked lovely! Though I did get a bit tired of wiping…

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Treeseachanger
Feb 15, 2012 1:56 pm
Mclaren
Mclaren
14 February 2012

Laminex/Formica suggestions for a black & white bathroom

Laminex/Formica suggestions for a black & white bathroom

Black and white will be very dramatic ... I would have white vanities which will really make the black tiles "pop" - otherwise you run the risk of diluting the effect if…

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Mclaren
Feb 14, 2012 12:24 pm
Mclaren
Annietom
Annietom
11 February 2012

Freestanding baths

Freestanding baths

yeah freestanding taps def more expensive. but bear in mind taps from the wall are sometimes very hard to reach (for kids especially) as these freestanding baths are…

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Annietom
Feb 11, 2012 5:12 pm
Annietom
vvs mand
vvs mand
11 February 2012

Bathroom Costs

Bathroom Costs

sure no worries henry 0425219232

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vvs mand
Feb 11, 2012 1:33 pm
jordanspringsfamily
jordanspringsfamily
10 February 2012

BUILDING AT JORDAN SPRINGS ANYONE DONE BLACK WHITE BATHROOM

BUILDING AT JORDAN SPRINGS ANYONE DONE BLACK WHITE BATHROOM

Hi superwoody we love the black and white theme we did the white sink and cabinets too but only did the black bench in laundry cant wait to see it all put together. we…

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jordanspringsfamily
Feb 10, 2012 10:46 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 February 2012

Bath Overflow & drainage

Bath Overflow & drainage

Well your guy is correct, the others are just turning a blind eye to it really. If you have a three year old then yeah , definitely put in a drain - you should see our…

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Stewie D
Feb 10, 2012 12:51 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
10 February 2012

bathroom waterproofing - correct height of water-stop angle?

bathroom waterproofing - correct height of water-stop angle?

How big an angle did you use or rather how far off the floor is the top of it ? We used to use 50mm angles where possible. The tiler needs probably 15-20mm fall to the…

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Stewie D
Feb 10, 2012 12:45 pm
shannoncannon
shannoncannon
9 February 2012

tiling in bathroom, especially around/in frameless shower

tiling in bathroom, especially around/in frameless shower

The tiler definitely should have spoken to about changing the pattern in the shower, communication is paramount. Doesn't matter if you are laying tiles straight or on a 45…

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shannoncannon
Feb 09, 2012 1:26 pm
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
7 February 2012

Smell from beneath shower base

Smell from beneath shower base

I reckon the problem is that you only use it occasionally. If the water that is in there is sitting stagnant then it could develop a smell also. We have the same problem…

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chrisandkate
Feb 07, 2012 4:07 pm

Hi all, I hope there is someone that can answer my question because my CA did not understand the question... Now I have my "final plans" to sign off on, but my questions…

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caz_770
Feb 06, 2012 11:46 pm
caz_770
Broom
Broom
4 February 2012

Tiled shower bases- slippery gloss tiles???

Tiled shower bases- slippery gloss tiles???

We have polished porcelain tiles in our wet areas on walls & floor (incl shower) & we haven't had any issues. I was concerned about my young kids in their bathroom so we…

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Broom
Feb 04, 2012 9:57 am
Broom
saxlady
saxlady
3 February 2012

Need help with bathroom layout design

Need help with bathroom layout design

You're probably right - it probably is too big. But this is what I need to hear - what other people would do objectively. I quite like the idea of the half wall and…

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saxlady
Feb 03, 2012 10:36 am
gogo65
gogo65
31 January 2012

Height and depth of shower niches

Height and depth of shower niches

We cant do our niche the length of the shower as it the wall that will have the shower rail on it,, so it has to be between the two showers head/rails which still gives us…

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gogo65
Jan 31, 2012 2:46 pm
gogo65
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
29 January 2012

need more water for flush

need more water for flush

in the short term, just have a bucket of water always ready next to the cistern.

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zeitgeber
Jan 29, 2012 11:40 am
zeitgeber
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 11:08 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 10:56 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 10:32 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 10:29 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 8:13 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 8:57 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 9:06 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 12:30 pm
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 10:36 pm
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Michelle
Jan 18, 2012 9:02 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 4:35 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 3:35 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 4:25 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 5:27 pm
zeitgeber

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 10:24 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 1:12 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 12:11 pm
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 9:54 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 9:41 pm
sleven


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