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How Hard Can it Be
How Hard Can it Be
30 July 2011

Shower base options....

Shower base options....

Soon we will be having our ensuite shower base repaired due to inadequate waterproofing. At this stage we expect all the floor tiles will have to be ripped up (pretty…

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How Hard Can it Be
Jul 30, 2011 9:29 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
30 July 2011

My Bathroom

My Bathroom

What an improvement! Nice work!

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JazzyJess
Jul 30, 2011 2:51 pm
cart
cart
28 July 2011

Plastering over painted masonite

Plastering over painted masonite

Hi All, I have an old bathroom that in the near future I wish to renovate,the ceiling and walls are of masonite and underneath that is treated pine boards with…

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cart
Jul 28, 2011 11:12 pm
Criptik
Criptik
27 July 2011

choice of taps ..opinions please

choice of taps ..opinions please

I personally think they will date rather quickly. But its you house your money your choice. If you like them get them.

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Criptik
Jul 27, 2011 12:23 pm
mygirlfriday
mygirlfriday
25 July 2011

time period for renovation - 7 weeks?

time period for renovation - 7 weeks?

hi all my bathroom, toilet and laundry reno is hitting close to 7 weeks - it is 10 sq metre in total and no major things were moved around (ie used existing pipes,…

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mygirlfriday
Jul 25, 2011 11:48 am
wizard
wizard
24 July 2011

Waste point for toilet too close to wall. Solution found

Waste point for toilet too close to wall. Solution found

Hi tan39, I think the offset is a 60mm, but it was a while ago and I can't remember properly. I know that the pipe was about 40mm to close to the wall. If you go to a…

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wizard
Jul 24, 2011 9:09 am
wizard
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
23 July 2011

LARGE glass panel for walk in shower

LARGE glass panel for walk in shower
1, 2

Wow thats good Pced. Quickly passing through will check & see what your've been up to later :D

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kerry-ann
Jul 23, 2011 8:41 pm
xquisite
xquisite
23 July 2011

Chinese made tapware

Chinese made tapware

There is good & bad quality in every manufacturing country and this includes China. Just because something is made in China doesn't mean it's no good. Many euro brands…

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xquisite
Jul 23, 2011 10:54 am
bonster
bonster
23 July 2011

Infinite tapware

Infinite tapware

I am considering this myself, anyone used this brand and have a view ? They are also sold via First Choice Warehouse Bathroom & Kitchen Products and are their store brand.

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bonster
Jul 23, 2011 10:00 am
ourdiydream
ourdiydream
23 July 2011

Removing a shower base - DIY?

Removing a shower base - DIY?

We just took a hand jackhammer and crowbar to our shower base and it came out ok with a bit of elbow grease.

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ourdiydream
Jul 23, 2011 8:45 am
ourdiydream
tim mitchell
tim mitchell
23 July 2011

Any plumbers here? What is this smell in my ensuite???

Any plumbers here? What is this smell in my ensuite???

as fitzy has said above it could be a small blockage in the floor waste which is sucking the gully trap dry. Buy a bottle of Mo-Flow from either a plumbing store or i…

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tim mitchell
Jul 23, 2011 7:06 am
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
22 July 2011

"Ideal Standard" brand- how does it compare for quality?

"Ideal Standard" brand- how does it compare for quality?

Hi Paula i have ideal standard (porcher taps and toilets )in my house now, i am also about to build a new house which will have ideal standard toilets and taps which…

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Fitzyplumber
Jul 22, 2011 11:33 pm
xquisite
xquisite
22 July 2011

Strange dark areas in sealant near shower base?

Strange dark areas in sealant near shower base?

^ITA! Water always seems to get under the silicone & the "anti mould" ones are a crock. You still get mould. ::hyst:: I always prefer grout between tile lines wherever possible.…

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xquisite
Jul 22, 2011 3:42 pm
raiderman
raiderman
20 July 2011

full bathroom reno - help needed

full bathroom reno - help needed

Hi Bob thanks for the information ,I had researched this on the J Hardie website so it will work well and I will be waterproofed to Aust standards . I just wanted to ask…

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raiderman
Jul 20, 2011 8:29 am
marlea33
marlea33
20 July 2011

Problem with leaking tiled shower with frameless shower glas

Problem with leaking tiled shower with frameless shower glas

Hi Npattinson. Yes your right, the tiler should have done the tiling correctly in the first place. I've tried to get him to come back to fix, numerous calls and text.…

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marlea33
Jul 20, 2011 8:28 am
chippy
chippy
18 July 2011

Small shower over bath for bathing children?

Small shower over bath for bathing children?

How small do you want the bath? We installed one in our laundry/bathroom renovation. It was like a half size bath. Ideal for childeren. I can look out the details for you.

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chippy
Jul 18, 2011 12:01 am
chippy
blackpaw
blackpaw
13 July 2011

Wet Area Show - Curtains rather than Panel?

Wet Area Show - Curtains rather than Panel?

We have a medium sized bathroom (3x3m) which is going through a *total* refit. Now my wife has a very bad back which makes stepping in and out of things difficult, so…

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blackpaw
Jul 13, 2011 9:25 pm
namrog477
namrog477
12 July 2011

Small bathroom makeover

Small bathroom makeover

Any information or pictures of people that have a small bathroom and how they have set that up would be great…

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namrog477
Jul 12, 2011 1:10 pm
RenoTeam
RenoTeam
12 July 2011

HELP bathroom vanity

HELP bathroom vanity

Hi Haley :) I'm hoping someone from sydney answers your question as I'd love to know as well. I checked them out online and will be great if someone has used this company…

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RenoTeam
Jul 12, 2011 3:30 am
Stormy
Stormy
11 July 2011

Where can I find a vanity similar to this one in Australia?

Where can I find a vanity similar to this one in Australia?

'Recollections' would be the first place I would try! I'm not sure they have all their stock online, so best to head to a shop with your picture and ask.

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Stormy
Jul 11, 2011 4:44 pm
Stormy
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architect
Jul 10, 2011 2:12 am
Muzz78
Muzz78
9 July 2011

Tiling in/around shower niches

Tiling in/around shower niches

I have worked for a tile company for 16yrs, def use chrome strip it will go with all your other chrome fittings, I'm building a new house and I will be doing all my neiche…

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Muzz78
Jul 09, 2011 9:38 pm
serialstyler
serialstyler
9 July 2011

Shower Enclosures

Shower Enclosures

Last week I ordered a 3 sided acrylic shower enclosure. The base & door comes seperatley but just realised we have a problem getting it into the bathroom. Can anyone tell…

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serialstyler
Jul 09, 2011 4:03 pm
serialstyler
ivory_kitten
ivory_kitten
7 July 2011

Opinions on wall hung toilets

Opinions on wall hung toilets

well i will blame hubby IF he stuffs it up (he's a plumber) lol we will prob go with back to wall one again, this time with the soft close seat it was nearly 5 years ago…

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ivory_kitten
Jul 07, 2011 1:21 pm
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pattycake4
Jul 06, 2011 9:46 pm
lastone
lastone
6 July 2011

Bathroom storage units

Bathroom storage units

Our bathroom will be 3m long x 1.8m wide. Shower at the doorway, then the vanity then the bath running along the width. I wanted to have a set of draws in the vanity…

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lastone
Jul 06, 2011 8:58 pm

Building a bathroom next to a bathroom - cheaper??

Building a bathroom next to a bathroom - cheaper??

:lol: Thanks for the info re the pipes... and the suggestion re.... well... everything :lol: (yes, I'm the wifey :wink: ). HHCIB

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How Hard Can it Be
Jul 05, 2011 7:11 pm
hanes
hanes
4 July 2011

shower over bath bad idea?

shower over bath bad idea?

My first post! :D It really does depend what you want for your place and if you sell it, who are the potential buyers going to be.We are currently in the process of…

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hanes
Jul 04, 2011 12:21 pm
building1
building1
3 July 2011

Polished porcelain tiles in bathroom

Polished porcelain tiles in bathroom

We only moved in on Friday and have polished porcelain in both bathrooms, I was apprehensive (of course after we got them ::wink:: ) but so far so good. My first shower here I…

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building1
Jul 03, 2011 7:24 pm
kiwichick
kiwichick
3 July 2011

HELP!!! Where do I start

HELP!!! Where do I start

Planning is the most important in getting what you want. You need to have an idea of the look of the bathroom, have a look at some magazines. you may not be able to use…

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kiwichick
Jul 03, 2011 1:44 pm
Testedbytime
Testedbytime
2 July 2011

Has anyone else got the SMART WASTE system Installed?

Has anyone else got the SMART WASTE system Installed?

Has anyone's smart tile been installed like this (in relation to the tile joins) and if so do you have any drainage problems? http://www.buildinganewhome.com.au/wp-c…

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Testedbytime
Jul 02, 2011 3:12 pm
SquirtyChookGirl
SquirtyChookGirl
2 July 2011

Mosaics

Mosaics

Hello Kan, Whenever I wanted ideas for our reno, I Googled images. Try this…

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SquirtyChookGirl
Jul 02, 2011 11:21 am
Rups
Rups
1 July 2011

Bathtub vents

Bathtub vents

If your bath tub is enamel I think you would need the vents so it doesn't rust from condensation buildup. If it gets damp and there is timber, it might lead to termites too.

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Rups
Jul 01, 2011 10:35 pm
Rups
becks81
becks81
30 June 2011

Door hitting toilet - doorstop?

Door hitting toilet - doorstop?

Joles - yeh I think this is the only option so far Mclaren - not keen on the bumper option as we did this with the original toilet and door, it did the job but didn't…

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becks81
Jun 30, 2011 6:59 pm
Jervisbay
Jervisbay
30 June 2011

shower tight against vanity ... how to finish off correctly?

shower tight against vanity ... how to finish off correctly?

If you have glass only down to the top of the vanity will that put too much weight on the wall hung vanity and create stability issues? We have a similar situation in our…

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Jervisbay
Jun 30, 2011 12:10 am
discosrule
discosrule
29 June 2011

Bath tub checkIng out the stud

Bath tub checkIng out the stud

Hi, brick veneer house, just wondering what is the maximum you can check a 90mm stud for a bathtub ? Matt.

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discosrule
Jun 29, 2011 8:23 pm
Oceanus2
Oceanus2
29 June 2011

Shower Screen Dilemma with pics

Shower Screen Dilemma with pics

Looking at it again, I think the feature column at the open end will look good as the screen and column will be the same height.

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Oceanus2
Jun 29, 2011 3:52 pm
Southies
Southies
28 June 2011

Shower recess repair

Shower recess repair

Makes owners more likely to maintain their bathrooms/properties when they know no one else is going to pay for it. We learnt this from…

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Southies
Jun 28, 2011 8:39 pm
Southies
catjim
catjim
28 June 2011

2 shower heads

2 shower heads

I'm a bit late too but here goes........ In our old house we had an instant heat hot water service with controllers to set the temp that you want. If you were in the…

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catjim
Jun 28, 2011 1:11 pm
Gone Ducky
Gone Ducky
27 June 2011

Anyone who is renovating bathroom or laundry in Perth

Anyone who is renovating bathroom or laundry in Perth

We're looking at doing our bathroom. We've collected stuff for it over the last couple years! Should finally get onto getting it done soon thank god! I'm still looking for…

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Gone Ducky
Jun 27, 2011 9:51 pm
Bam
Bam
27 June 2011

SOFT CLOSE TOILET

SOFT CLOSE TOILET

Had the same problem with mine last week and the builders plumber had to fix it!! You need an allen key to undo the chrome hinges at the…

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Bam
Jun 27, 2011 8:56 pm
Bam
kyton
kyton
27 June 2011

Builtin Corner Bathtub advice needed

Builtin Corner Bathtub advice needed

My opinion!! DON'T do a corner bath!! They suck for cleaning - they are normally so wide to the furthest point that it is a pain to wash them and the ledge surrounding…

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kyton
Jun 27, 2011 7:52 pm
kyton
alt0160
alt0160
27 June 2011

Where to buy bathroom stuff in Perth

Where to buy bathroom stuff in Perth

Personally, id go for a wander around Osbourne park, concentrating on Hector Street. There are lots of places, if you park in the tradelink car park you can walk up to…

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alt0160
Jun 27, 2011 1:33 pm
suh
suh
27 June 2011

High gloss for cabinets in the bathroom?

High gloss for cabinets in the bathroom?

I am just one person who doesn't think you need to carry the "look" from kitchen to bathroom. Are the rooms very close? Did you have something else in mind? P.S. I…

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suh
Jun 27, 2011 11:43 am
suh
leeby
leeby
27 June 2011

Could anyone help with a broken ceramic Caroma cistern lid ?

Could anyone help with a broken ceramic Caroma cistern lid ?

We have an older style Caroma toilet (I think it is a 'Royale' but not sure) and the ceramic cistern lid has been broken - I am told Caroma does not sell the lids as spare…

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leeby
Jun 27, 2011 10:02 am
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
26 June 2011

Floor to ceiling tiling

Floor to ceiling tiling

We had white tiles in our previous ensuite (black on floor) and they were a PITA for collecting dust, I found the walls easier to clean. In saying that, we will still full…

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MrsGreen
Jun 26, 2011 10:40 pm
MrsGreen
kb46
kb46
26 June 2011

No hot water from shower mixer!

No hot water from shower mixer!

Thought I might update this thread. Manufacturer of mixer sent out plumber to investigate. After an hour or more of much head-scratching he reached the conclusion that…

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kb46
Jun 26, 2011 2:01 pm
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
25 June 2011

Anyone bought vanities, toilets, taps off ebay stores?

Anyone bought vanities, toilets, taps off ebay stores?

I've visited the building group and found they had really nice supplies. But have not bought anything. Only useful if your in Vic http://stores.ebay.com.au/Building-Group

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theanonyuser
Jun 25, 2011 9:16 am


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