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thegilbeys
thegilbeys
21 June 2011

Can you replace spa jets?

Can you replace spa jets?

I'd like to know this too as Mum and Dad have a bathroom that they're changing over from gold to chrome. What about 'painting' them somehow? There's a second set of taps…

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thegilbeys
Jun 21, 2011 6:24 pm
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blueblueblue
Jun 19, 2011 9:55 pm
Lex
Lex
19 June 2011

How high is your vanity?

How high is your vanity?

Oh, look at this thread! My answer is in the other "height" thread :D

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Lex
Jun 19, 2011 9:10 pm
Lex
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
19 June 2011

How do you like your tiling to be done?

How do you like your tiling to be done?

Kek and Bam, sorry abother question if You don't mind me asking... With your Tiler working from the centre (both vertically and horizontally) outwards, how did this fit in…

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blueblueblue
Jun 19, 2011 7:58 pm
tim mitchell
tim mitchell
19 June 2011

Replacing toilet

Replacing toilet

your plumber should be able to install this and then remove it without too much trouble. just ask them not to silicon it to the floor as well, just screw it down

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tim mitchell
Jun 19, 2011 10:11 am
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
18 June 2011

Floor and wall tile sizes 300 x 300 and 300 x 600

Floor and wall tile sizes 300 x 300 and 300 x 600

blueblueblue - you would think the tiler would know to line the grout lines up. Don't assume they are that smart! We did 300x300 on the floor…

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blueblueblue
Jun 18, 2011 11:56 pm
tim mitchell
tim mitchell
18 June 2011

Toilet vent stacks

Toilet vent stacks

can you draw me a floor plan and draw in the sewer lines and i might be able to help. plumbing codes states that a vent is not required as long as it is no more then 10m…

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tim mitchell
Jun 18, 2011 8:37 pm
tim mitchell
tim mitchell
18 June 2011

Changing Caroma ballcock washer

Changing Caroma ballcock washer

if it is your float valve i would just swap it over for a new one. Not a big fan of those caroma float valve. It is a good idea to change that washer that is in the post…

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tim mitchell
Jun 18, 2011 8:24 pm
donnam
donnam
12 June 2011

What rule of thumb??

What rule of thumb??

I have a linen cupboard so that sort of stuff is kept there. My 30cm deep cupboards are x 4 and are wall to ceiling (actually 2 are combined to make a single shelf of…

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donnam
Jun 12, 2011 5:41 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
12 June 2011

Do you have a wall hung vanity

Do you have a wall hung vanity
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Do your vanities have tiles behind them?

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blueblueblue
Jun 12, 2011 3:43 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
12 June 2011

bath - tile then bath or tile around bath?

bath - tile then bath or tile around bath?

Should screeding be done before or after the framing out if the bath hob?

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blueblueblue
Jun 12, 2011 3:33 pm
bindi
bindi
11 June 2011

Does anyone have a bath like this one

Does anyone have a bath like this one

I love that bath. Seen the single single ended bath tub at Reece in Perth, it was beautiful. We planned to have the single ended one until the plumber put the drain in…

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bindi
Jun 11, 2011 11:42 pm
Annietom
Annietom
11 June 2011

To tile or not to tile behind mirrors

To tile or not to tile behind mirrors

a) I don't think they would waterproof right up behind a mirror, but if they did, putting a mirror or tile over it would not compromise a waterproof membrane anyway. b)…

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Annietom
Jun 11, 2011 11:11 pm
Annietom
blackpaw
blackpaw
9 June 2011

Anyone used Zenolite Plus in Bathroom?

Anyone used Zenolite Plus in Bathroom?

As per the sibject :) We've moved onto doing our bathroom and are looking at using…

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blackpaw
Jun 09, 2011 9:49 pm
ESB
ESB
9 June 2011

sliding door into WC

sliding door into WC

I have one going from the pwd room to the guest bedroom, they are great if you don't want a door to open into a…

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ESB
Jun 09, 2011 9:36 am
ESB
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PHL
Jun 09, 2011 12:03 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
8 June 2011

Help - How to fix broken sink drain pipes

Help - How to fix broken sink drain pipes

either way really. If you know what part you need you can buy it and just call a plumber to replace it. Or if you are handy enough, you could change it your self. I've…

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chrisandkate
Jun 08, 2011 9:55 am
Michelle
Michelle
6 June 2011

Bathroom reno….what you can do with a tin of paint.

Bathroom reno….what you can do with a tin of paint.

Thanks Zarli….. Everyone needs to remember a couple of things when painting wall tiles. Clean wall tiles with a strong solution of sugar soap. Make sure grout is dry…

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Michelle
Jun 06, 2011 7:08 pm
Michelle
j&r
j&r
6 June 2011

Bidets revisited

Bidets revisited

No electricians out there to answer my power point question?

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j&r
Jun 06, 2011 3:06 pm
dbp1078
dbp1078
5 June 2011

Glass Blocks

Glass Blocks

It really depends on what purpose you are using them for. I have seen quite a few that have been used as external windows in such things as stairwells and have been laid…

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dbp1078
Jun 06, 2011 12:05 am
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homelessfish
Jun 04, 2011 2:01 pm
Sir Snagger
Sir Snagger
4 June 2011

Help with choosing a Twin rail shower head !!

Help with choosing a Twin rail shower head !!

I was gonna say I lijked the first better looks wise. Obviously thats why the higher price tag is on that one too. That Dorf one is awsome though. I'm getting a seperate…

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Sir Snagger
Jun 04, 2011 10:16 am
Sir Snagger
karry327
karry327
2 June 2011

Ensuite and Bathroom/Toilet with no windows.

Ensuite and Bathroom/Toilet with no windows.

Get a skylight, even better a ventilated skylight and exhaust fan.

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karry327
Jun 02, 2011 11:56 pm
karry327
* jas *
* jas *
2 June 2011

Wooden toilet seats/toilet roll holders/towel rails

Wooden toilet seats/toilet roll holders/towel rails
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We had a wooden toilet seat but it never sat properly and after a while it started to crack so i got rid of it, however i still have the wooden towell rail and toilet roll…

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* jas *
Jun 02, 2011 11:05 pm
Bam
Bam
31 May 2011

what is the most awful problem you had with your tiles

what is the most awful problem you had with your tiles

Idiots walking on them when they've been freshly laid ::hyst:: Doesnt help with your question though...

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Bam
May 31, 2011 9:37 pm
Bam
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Finishing Touch
May 31, 2011 4:41 pm
Nest
Nest
27 May 2011

Room Layout

Room Layout

Thank you so much for your help, I think we'll see if we can do the fourth option. I have measured our plan and it looks like it can fit with room on all three sides of…

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Nest
May 27, 2011 8:48 am
gogo65
gogo65
26 May 2011

walk in shower - update from old post

walk in shower - update from old post

Renoeast, do you have any photos? We will be doing a double walkin shower. 4m long with a 2m panel of glass :o

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gogo65
May 26, 2011 9:45 pm
gogo65
donnam
donnam
25 May 2011

Why has the silicone in my shower gone yellow

Why has the silicone in my shower gone yellow

I replaced it yesterday so I will have to cross my fingers. It's definitely not a bad batch as the same tube was used in the ensuite after the bathroom. It was after 10pm…

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donnam
May 25, 2011 9:17 pm
ourdiydream
ourdiydream
25 May 2011

Building spare Toilet downstairs

Building spare Toilet downstairs

I read about this toilet http://www.saniflo.com.au/extraToilet.aspx in one of the home magazines. I don't know if it would work for you...I haven't seen them myself but…

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ourdiydream
May 25, 2011 7:40 pm
ourdiydream

extractor fan

extractor fan

Hi alt, Extractor fans are a topic of great discussion with my customers. Things to think about are: 1: extraction. They should be able to turn over the air 12 times per…

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Smarter Bathrooms
May 24, 2011 9:39 pm
blackpaw
blackpaw
23 May 2011

Worried about possible mold problem

Worried about possible mold problem

Background - old 50's house in good nick, but went under ( 4 feet above floor boards) in Brisbane floods. Ripped out all gyprock halfway up, removed all of the kitchen…

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blackpaw
May 24, 2011 12:28 am
shakyreno
shakyreno
23 May 2011

Advice needed on bath and shower sizes

Advice needed on bath and shower sizes

Bathroom Doctor - that is precisely the option we've gone for and I'm so thankful for your post, as I was a little worried our bath was taking up the whole space (See my…

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shakyreno
May 23, 2011 5:09 pm
shakyreno
ourdiydream
ourdiydream
23 May 2011

Bathroom accessories in Brisbane

Bathroom accessories in Brisbane

I've been sourcing my bathroom fixtures and fittings from Highgrove Bathrooms, I know they are at Ashmore and Bundall and have places in other suburbs as well. They have…

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ourdiydream
May 23, 2011 5:01 pm
ourdiydream
Pennyc
Pennyc
22 May 2011

Leaking shower recess advice for using someone like shower D

Leaking shower recess advice for using someone like shower D

Hi We had a big leak onto our carpet from our ensuite all mouldy disgusting the plumber came said we could use someone to spray a membrane to fix the issue although it is…

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Pennyc
May 22, 2011 7:00 pm
thegilbeys
thegilbeys
22 May 2011

Bathroom and Kitchen matching.....

Bathroom and Kitchen matching.....

That's true! maybe if it's further away from the stove and more towards the bench, it won't stain and get dirty that quickly....would save more…

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thegilbeys
May 22, 2011 8:51 am
thegilbeys
shakyreno
shakyreno
20 May 2011

Bath inset height - advice please

Bath inset height - advice please

Thanks everyone for your feedback. Our tile height is 300mm, so I'm thinking a 600mm hob height might be best (and is what hubby is keen on - though he is significantly…

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shakyreno
May 20, 2011 12:59 pm
shakyreno
calebo
calebo
17 May 2011

Shattered Showerscreen - Payable by Strata/Builder warranty?

Shattered Showerscreen - Payable by Strata/Builder warranty?

Thank you all for your opinions. My shower screen is about 100cm wide and 186cm tall. It's about 0.5cm thick. I got a quote for $490 + GST, which I thought was rather…

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calebo
May 17, 2011 5:39 pm
keveenl
keveenl
17 May 2011

Shower and Vanity Basin Dispensers

Shower and Vanity Basin Dispensers

Just keep it clean, noticed ours at work has green stuff in the bottle, got water for a client yesterday, top of water looked oily... yikes.... ::study::

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keveenl
May 17, 2011 4:14 pm
leanne27
leanne27
16 May 2011

Tiling standards

Tiling standards

All fine, builder looked and agreed, it will be done again "sigh of relief"

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leanne27
May 16, 2011 9:40 pm
AmberTiles
AmberTiles
15 May 2011

I need MAJOR help with my tile choices

I need MAJOR help with my tile choices

Hi acrebuild Have you got any further in finding the right tile? I just read your blog &, working for a tile business, I had some ideas!. I think if you are after a…

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AmberTiles
May 15, 2011 12:29 pm
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
14 May 2011

A question for those with 600x600tiles

A question for those with 600x600tiles

For those of you who have 600x600 tiles, do you only have a shower grate? Or do you also have obe in the middle of the bathroom? And if so, would you mind uploading a…

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blueblueblue
May 15, 2011 12:51 am

what brand bath to choose...or what brand NOT to choose ???

what brand bath to choose...or what brand NOT to choose ???

oooh thanks for the heads up on the basins...haven't even started looking at them yet!!

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the country chook
May 14, 2011 2:19 pm
Lee75
Lee75
13 May 2011

bins in the bathroom

bins in the bathroom

We have one of those "hole in the bench" bins in our benchtop in our kitchen - it is no where near as pretty as that modern one in the picture - it is more like a 1980's…

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Lee75
May 13, 2011 9:18 pm


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