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jagvale
jagvale
24 October 2011

Mirrored shaving cabinets - any reason not to have them??

Mirrored shaving cabinets - any reason not to have them??

Hello, We are building soon and we are trying to work out the upstairs bathroom which will eventually be shared by 2 boys (ATM 2 and 4 years old). We are planning to put…

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jagvale
Oct 24, 2011 10:55 pm
Ruby52550
Ruby52550
22 October 2011

bathroom

bathroom

Just had shower retiled less than 2 weeks ago. There is already a 20cm hairline crack in the grout. Is that acceptable?

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Ruby52550
Oct 22, 2011 5:25 pm
bennymih
bennymih
21 October 2011

Help all of our new tiles are scratched!

Help all of our new tiles are scratched!

contact PD immediately, I bought some tiles from the local tile shop and after maybe 2 weeks they were all scratched, they sold them to me saying they are premium but…

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bennymih
Oct 21, 2011 2:27 pm
SydneyWest
SydneyWest
20 October 2011

Best Layout for Small combined Bath & Laundry

Best Layout for Small combined Bath & Laundry

Thanks for the input. It's definitely something to consider. It will make the bathroom more spacious as well... I guess not a lot of people use a laundry tub anyway and…

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SydneyWest
Oct 20, 2011 9:01 pm
just Erin
just Erin
16 October 2011

S-bend cracked

S-bend cracked

There's a sealant called 'ferapre', you can get it from Reece or Tradelink. It's a two part sealant that you mix together. It works on most materials and also when…

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just Erin
Oct 16, 2011 8:31 am
just Erin
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
15 October 2011

Screeding, before or after cabinetry ?

Screeding, before or after cabinetry ?

Yeah good if it is a good builder its not on, they should tile under it i know it saves on tiles etc etc but i know it would not sit with me!!!!

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Fitzyplumber
Oct 15, 2011 10:44 pm
PHL
PHL
11 October 2011

Cut tile: entrance or far wall?

Cut tile: entrance or far wall?

Definitely not DIY, but tiled may do what's easiest rather than what's best, so I want to be ready.

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PHL
Oct 11, 2011 10:05 pm
raiderman
raiderman
11 October 2011

bathroom floor screed - what to use - help

bathroom floor screed - what to use - help

Hi all need some help on what to use to level the bathroom floor and shower floor , What is the best mortar / floor leveller for a max height of 30 mm - there are a…

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raiderman
Oct 11, 2011 2:19 pm
KAN
KAN
9 October 2011

Colour in shower space

Colour in shower space

Thanks everyone I got a tad scared of going with any colour on the walls so just stuck with boring white. At least the floor will have some colour. Thanks for your insight!

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KAN
Oct 09, 2011 8:27 pm
soakedblonde
soakedblonde
7 October 2011

Glass mosaic tiling to bath hob

Glass mosaic tiling to bath hob

alt, I just realised you are in Perth. Can I ask which tile shop…

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soakedblonde
Oct 07, 2011 12:46 pm
soakedblonde
GreenSnake
GreenSnake
6 October 2011

Replacement of tiles - what to expect?

Replacement of tiles - what to expect?

eyspy... you are SO RIGHT! It's what we've been saying all along. I went today to see their attempt at fixing the plaster work... appalling!!! We have decided to get our…

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GreenSnake
Oct 06, 2011 8:22 pm
ChristineK
ChristineK
5 October 2011

3-in-1 bathroom combo gone mad

3-in-1 bathroom combo gone mad

Thanks everyone. Yes, a company rep emailed me to confirm it's a safety feature (we lost the manual and there was nothing mentioned in the specs on the Ventair website). …

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ChristineK
Oct 05, 2011 9:21 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
4 October 2011

dado baths

dado baths

Pretty darn expensive :lol: :lol: P_D (Sorry couldn't help myself !! )

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Pepsi_Drinker
Oct 04, 2011 2:08 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
CA3105
CA3105
4 October 2011

The great tile debate

The great tile debate

It really depends on which look you like yourself, but if you want if you want to go with the masses, I would say that about 95% of my clients have theirs laid…

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CA3105
Oct 04, 2011 1:50 am
luke81
luke81
3 October 2011

2 Person Spa Bath

2 Person Spa Bath

We put in a Raymor Jamaica rectangle 1790mm long spa. Its looks great and is really comfortable. Would definitely get this spa again. 2 people can fit in the spa as it is…

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luke81
Oct 03, 2011 10:25 pm
DarrenCliffo
DarrenCliffo
3 October 2011

Sunken Shower

Sunken Shower

Try and get a base with 4 sided lip to help prevent that. Marbletrend do one, Reece's Posh (poly marble), Formed S3 (Can be made to be entry level), Showerline 4 way, …

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DarrenCliffo
Oct 03, 2011 8:15 pm
DarrenCliffo
DarrenCliffo
3 October 2011

Shower screen - corner or semi-circular, base or tiles?

Shower screen - corner or semi-circular, base or tiles?

Curved glass? Never! If it breaks, how will you replace it? Base/screen combination - entry level -…

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DarrenCliffo
Oct 03, 2011 8:11 pm
DarrenCliffo
DarrenCliffo
3 October 2011

Ostar and other cheaper brands- quality?

Ostar and other cheaper brands- quality?

I would almost avoid anything coming from China for quality reasons, they're just not there yet. What happens in 3~4 years and you have an issue? Will they still be…

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DarrenCliffo
Oct 03, 2011 7:52 pm
DarrenCliffo
DarrenCliffo
3 October 2011

Freestanding bathtub?

Freestanding bathtub?
1, 2

Ours is acrylic, haven't had any issues with it…

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DarrenCliffo
Oct 03, 2011 7:46 pm
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
1 October 2011

Bad tiles or bad waterproofing in the bath?

Bad tiles or bad waterproofing in the bath?

HI, What should I do? How do I fix this? What recourse do I have with my builder - I believe he has to guarantee all work on the house for 7…

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How Hard Can it Be
Oct 01, 2011 5:22 pm
EthosDesign
EthosDesign
1 October 2011

900mm vanity - recommendations please

900mm vanity - recommendations please

Hi Zeds, Not sure if you're still checking this thread but I thought I'd answer for you anyway! There shouldn't be an added cost to change the plumbing to wall hung…

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EthosDesign
Oct 01, 2011 2:35 pm
EthosDesign
edscl
edscl
1 October 2011

Need help finding a shaver cabinet.

Need help finding a shaver cabinet.

To find a shaving cabinet in your price range of under $300, for what you want may be difficult. Good luck, I have added a few lings hope this…

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edscl
Oct 01, 2011 3:00 am
edscl
How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
26 September 2011

What happened to my thread???

What happened to my thread???

I don't know if somehow I've changed settings, or if the forum has changed recently and I wasn't aware... but anyway... I can now see that there are subforums within each…

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How Hard Can it Be
Sep 26, 2011 10:05 pm
pdesan
pdesan
25 September 2011

Fowler Senate Cistern washer repalcement?

Fowler Senate Cistern washer repalcement?

Having trouble removing central plastic unit in cistern to replace washer. Any clues? Cistern no longer available to replace whole thing... Can't turn central unit to left…

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pdesan
Sep 25, 2011 1:37 pm
pattycake4
pattycake4
21 September 2011

Toilet brands - which ones?

Toilet brands - which ones?

This is what a plumber told me,old style toilets when flushed had flow at the back of bowl when flushed.New 3and 4 star water flows all around rim when you flush,thats…

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pattycake4
Sep 21, 2011 7:46 pm
Pippi
Pippi
21 September 2011

Bath tubs for small bathroom

Bath tubs for small bathroom

I'm in the same situation and plan to get a 1400 Mizu Japanese soaker bath from Reece: http://www.reece.com.au/bathrooms/products/9502385…

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Pippi
Sep 21, 2011 5:59 pm
Pippi
Barossa Bubbles
Barossa Bubbles
19 September 2011

Bathrooms - dark floors, lighter walls ...

Bathrooms - dark floors, lighter walls ...

I completed a renovation on my bathroom almost 2 years ago with this scenario of dark floors and light wall tiles. I'm also going through the colour selections for…

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Barossa Bubbles
Sep 19, 2011 6:04 pm
Barossa Bubbles
pattycake4
pattycake4
14 September 2011

Wall art for bathroom

Wall art for bathroom

+1 for pale mint green,l to am thinking pale green as l am having vinyl planksin wet areas l think pale green would look nice my bathroom will be white

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pattycake4
Sep 14, 2011 9:53 pm
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
13 September 2011

Looking for this towel rail

Looking for this towel rail

thanks hparis. Bit expensive for what I am after. Probably will end up getting the one from ebay and work with it.

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rajan_g4
Sep 14, 2011 12:58 am
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
rajan_g4
9 September 2011

Converting bathroom lights to heater lights

Converting bathroom lights to heater lights

Thanks ravenhard. i am planning to get the 2 globe heater lights they sell at bunnings. I will check with the sparkies doing my electricals and see what they have to say about it.

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rajan_g4
Sep 09, 2011 7:45 pm
rajan_g4
~steph~
~steph~
7 September 2011

Anyone installed/have a TECE inwall cistern?

Anyone installed/have a TECE inwall cistern?

You saw the sticker, and then it wasn't there....Turns out your SO didn't like the look of it and so peeled it off !! Honest…

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~steph~
Sep 07, 2011 3:05 pm
EmmaJane
EmmaJane
5 September 2011

Possible layouts for small bathroom - feedback please?

Possible layouts for small bathroom - feedback please?

Wow eyspy, that sucks. But thanks for making me feel better about trying so hard to get a separate bath and shower into such a small space!!

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EmmaJane
Sep 05, 2011 4:48 pm
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
4 September 2011

Floor to ceiling tiling,how can we do it after handover!!!!!

Floor to ceiling tiling,how can we do it after handover!!!!!

Thanks Tamara1975,still waiting to hear from builder,they seem to answer some questions & forget others :roll:

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kerry-ann
Sep 04, 2011 2:39 pm
springtime
springtime
2 September 2011

Bathroom Tile Sizes - bigger than mosaics

Bathroom Tile Sizes - bigger than mosaics

Hi Chill, If you're an owner builder & want to get tiles that won't cost you the earth, look up www.tfo.com.au they have really good quality tiles that are reasonably…

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springtime
Sep 02, 2011 3:58 pm
xanthrope
xanthrope
2 September 2011

Mushrooms growing in shower and excess damp

Mushrooms growing in shower and excess damp

Hi Cheeky123, you may have a leak behind the plasterboard. Paint bubles when there is moisture from behind the paint layer. Get a plumber to check this out before it…

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xanthrope
Sep 02, 2011 3:46 pm
xanthrope
hannahc
hannahc
2 September 2011

Toilet and vanity installation Melbourne

Toilet and vanity installation Melbourne

For a very small bathroom, i recommend the Tribune 450 Powder Room…

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hannahc
Sep 02, 2011 11:42 am
hannahc
SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
1 September 2011

Removing soap scum build-up

Removing soap scum build-up
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

We have a large frameless shower screen and I tried sugar soap and while it did an OK job, it was not great + I slipped over in the shower since it was so slippery even…

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SquirtyChookGirl
Sep 01, 2011 4:40 pm
ourdiydream
ourdiydream
1 September 2011

what order to do bathroom work

what order to do bathroom work

We're doing an ensuite at the moment on an existing house. We gutted the original so have put all new framework, plumbing/electrical rough in, blue board, bath in and hob…

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ourdiydream
Sep 01, 2011 12:16 pm
ourdiydream
Mclaren
Mclaren
31 August 2011

soap holder installation

soap holder installation

+1 - hate soap holders. We are going to put a shelf up - it's much easier to keep clean and there's more room for shower gel, shampoos, etc. They do need to be drilled…

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Mclaren
Aug 31, 2011 6:08 pm
Mclaren
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Pepsi_Drinker
Aug 31, 2011 12:20 am
Pepsi_Drinker
tan39
tan39
30 August 2011

Double Basin Vanity Question

Double Basin Vanity Question
1, 2

Well I Know no one has discussed this topic latelly but we are building at the moment and will have nice double basins in our ensuite. In our daughters bathroom we have…

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tan39
Aug 30, 2011 4:20 pm
nicenurse
nicenurse
30 August 2011

height of rainhead shower above shower screen

height of rainhead shower above shower screen

Hi, I am hoping to have a rain shower that is flush mounted into the ceiling, ie no arm to hang down. They look very streamlined, but I suppose this will require a higher…

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nicenurse
Aug 30, 2011 1:10 pm
suh
suh
27 August 2011

Attach vanity over tiles or tile up to vanity

Attach vanity over tiles or tile up to vanity

I had all the wall tiled first then the wall hung vanity was attached. There was no problem.

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suh
Aug 27, 2011 11:10 pm
suh
karry327
karry327
27 August 2011

Smelly Toilet Floor Waste

Smelly Toilet Floor Waste

I am not a plumber but my guess is that the s bend leaking, the water in the s bend acts a barrier to stop sewer smells coming though. Maybe try to pour water down the…

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karry327
Aug 27, 2011 10:32 am
karry327
megg
megg
26 August 2011

Bathroom heater, light, fan combos

Bathroom heater, light, fan combos

We had a Tastic (with remote) I have had a look at the Tastic with remote today, they offer the benefit of turning the fan off after 20…

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megg
Aug 26, 2011 11:09 pm
megg
zeitgeber
zeitgeber
24 August 2011

How expensive is it to install a new toilet?

How expensive is it to install a new toilet?

3 years ago, I contacted my water board authority to replace my 1970's toilet. They sent a plumber and I got a bill for $650. I didn't claim…

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zeitgeber
Aug 24, 2011 10:00 am
zeitgeber

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