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Alza21
Alza21
11 November 2010

Replumbing Ensuite-swapping toilet and shower

Replumbing Ensuite-swapping toilet and shower

I guess you mean 3-5K just for the plumber without fittings, tiling etc? Can anyone recommend a bathroom renovator that they've had good success with?

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Alza21
Nov 10, 2010 11:16 pm
saaam
saaam
13 November 2010

Tiled shower base on timber floor

Tiled shower base on timber floor

Tricky but not impossible. Even with the universal base you need to cut into the floor joists and lower the base in order to get it flush with…

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saaam
Nov 13, 2010 11:11 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
13 November 2010

Ensuite shower drips after BATHROOM shower is used

Ensuite shower drips after BATHROOM shower is used

Just a bit of an update... We got new taps and showerheads recently, and yet the shower in the ensuite still drips quite a lot whenever ANY of the following are…

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grace_slick
Nov 13, 2010 7:51 pm
grace_slick
bingoshelley
bingoshelley
15 November 2010

Hot water unit: Dux / Rinnai

Hot water unit: Dux / Rinnai

Youre comparing two different systems. The storage system will continue to heat up the water in the tank when its not being used. As it loses…

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bingoshelley
Nov 15, 2010 12:09 am
Casa2
Casa2
15 November 2010

Floor to Ceiling Tiles with Angled Ceiling

Floor to Ceiling Tiles with Angled Ceiling

Yes, I've modeled mine on it. Same tiles, just not as big.

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Casa2
Nov 15, 2010 10:34 pm
andarson
andarson
16 November 2010

Period Style bathroom fittings

Period Style bathroom fittings

I think funkychickis rihgt. Hope this will help you. Thanks!! ____________

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andarson
Nov 16, 2010 1:09 am
joles
joles
16 November 2010

Size of bathrooms

Size of bathrooms

Our main bathroom is around 8.4 m2 (vanity, shower (1200 x 900) and bath). Powder room is a weird shape but around 3.5 m2 (nice and big for riding the porcelain bus :lol: :n:

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joles
Nov 16, 2010 8:08 pm
joles
grinder
grinder
17 November 2010

Hard to add a shower diverter?

Hard to add a shower diverter?

Hi, I have decided to have a rainshower head in addition to a normal shower rail in the same bathroom. Is it difficult to change the mixer to a…

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grinder
Nov 17, 2010 9:49 pm
grinder
grinder
grinder
18 November 2010

8 mins to get hot water at tap

8 mins to get hot water at tap

Hmm the answer seems to be in the plumbing. Has there been any modification to the plumbing? Probably there is a loop in the system between the cold and hot water the…

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grinder
Nov 18, 2010 7:18 am
grinder
xquisite
xquisite
18 November 2010

Sealing and protecting Marble tiles

Sealing and protecting Marble tiles

SOunds lovely! The grouting is usually done before the sealing, but I believe that with porous stone the tiles are often sealed once before laying & then again at the end.…

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xquisite
Nov 18, 2010 8:05 am
tjilpi
tjilpi
18 November 2010

Bathroom privacy options

Bathroom privacy options

We have sash windows. Top panels are leadlight, bottom panels are the old style, clear colored, patterned glass. We don't have blinds, which I like :)

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tjilpi
Nov 18, 2010 9:58 pm

We have the same issue stacki2001 ::sad:: However we are no longer in a position to cross fingers and ask builder to change it. That might be your best bet. I am still searching…

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Trinity
Nov 19, 2010 1:59 pm
Gapville
Gapville
24 November 2010

My projected renovation cost (chart)

My projected renovation cost (chart)

Thank you! So helpful to some one's costings and plans :)

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Gapville
Nov 24, 2010 5:23 pm
GeoffW1
GeoffW1
24 November 2010

new to bathroom reno

new to bathroom reno

Hi, The plumber is possibly best for moving the vanity in and connecting it, as he will put on the waste, taps, any flexible hoses, and look after alignment of…

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GeoffW1
Nov 24, 2010 6:05 pm
GeoffW1
donnam
donnam
24 November 2010

Standard dimensions of shower recess/cove for shampoo

Standard dimensions of shower recess/cove for shampoo

Ours will be 30 x 60 same as the tile size. It will also have a glass shelf in it. Hope that helps donna

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donnam
Nov 24, 2010 7:58 pm
Raleighfarm
Raleighfarm
26 November 2010

Does anyone make custom-made bathroom vanities?

Does anyone make custom-made bathroom vanities?

Thank you! I LOVE some of those vanities in that Schotts place. VERY nice...a tad pricey perhaps for me...I wonder if a cabinetmaker would…

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Raleighfarm
Nov 26, 2010 12:06 am
Raleighfarm
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Bigtop
Nov 26, 2010 10:38 am
grace_slick
grace_slick
26 November 2010

Double sized shower - problem with water pooling

Double sized shower - problem with water pooling

Hmm...maybe there is a TINY slope, but I can't detect it and the water surely doesn't react like there is! The building is 14 years old.

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grace_slick
Nov 26, 2010 4:07 pm
grace_slick
russxr67
russxr67
28 November 2010

Bathroom reno advice (perth)

Bathroom reno advice (perth)

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated. I like the idea of painting the tiles. I'll have a look into it. Have you done it yourself…

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russxr67
Nov 28, 2010 7:09 pm
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
29 November 2010

Freestanding toilet roll holder - funky, chrome, modern?

Freestanding toilet roll holder - funky, chrome, modern?

thanks kay. very nice lights! how do you get around the 230v issue? does it mean you need a transformer on everything? fortunately, we found a fantastic lighting shop in…

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Elizabeth
Nov 29, 2010 12:56 pm
tengals
tengals
29 November 2010

frameless shower screens

frameless shower screens

what size do you need?

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tengals
Nov 29, 2010 7:52 pm
Aiah
Aiah
30 November 2010

How do I install my engineered stone benchtop?

How do I install my engineered stone benchtop?

Id use silicone only, get enough on it and its not going anywhere.

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Aiah
Nov 30, 2010 1:43 pm
Aiah
kel
kel
1 December 2010

Toilet

Toilet

Kassan Sorry to hear your drama. Not good to have water underneath of your slab, that is why they put some plastic sheets under the slab to stop water vapor. I hope the…

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kel
Dec 01, 2010 8:05 am
paddy13
paddy13
1 December 2010

BlueBoard in Bathrooms

BlueBoard in Bathrooms

Thanks everyone. Villaboard has been installed and waterproofed.

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paddy13
Dec 01, 2010 9:23 pm
ozshots
ozshots
2 December 2010

Removing bathtub

Removing bathtub

just like a sink then? thats insane why are we behind the world always when it comes to this stuff? What whith the special tool u can buy then…

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ozshots
Dec 02, 2010 7:57 am
xquisite
xquisite
6 December 2010

Bathtub Resurfacing (melb) any recommendations for tradies.

Bathtub Resurfacing (melb) any recommendations for tradies.

Not that i noticed, but the finish is like shiny baked-on enamel. This is how i imagine the cast tubs were when new.

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xquisite
Dec 06, 2010 9:37 am
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Richo
Dec 06, 2010 2:06 pm
Richo
pman
pman
10 December 2010

Has anyone used Alder Star Shower Mixer?

Has anyone used Alder Star Shower Mixer?

We are also thinking of same, so anyone? Yellow did you get it eventually? If so, can you provide some feedback

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pman
Dec 10, 2010 8:31 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
14 December 2010

Floor Tiling - new and old tiles

Floor Tiling - new and old tiles

Tiling really isn't thhhatttt expensive for the mucking around in avoiding doing it. Depending on the product used to glue the tiles down getting them up in one piece will…

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sirgoat
Dec 14, 2010 3:30 pm
Hetoldmenottodoit
Hetoldmenottodoit
15 December 2010

Is there a thread

Is there a thread

Hi, Does anyone have any photos of really large bathrooms or ensuits? I'm interested in the walk-in, hobless showers and plenty of room around the toilet, vanity etc. To…

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Hetoldmenottodoit
Dec 15, 2010 7:06 am
tjilpi
tjilpi
15 December 2010

Plumbers vs bathroom renovators (VIC)

Plumbers vs bathroom renovators (VIC)

If you want someone to do the renovation get a builder / carpenter. The plumber just does plumbing. electrician /wiring etc. My OH is a chippy but subs to a bathroom…

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tjilpi
Dec 15, 2010 9:20 am
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
15 December 2010

Replace standard shower head with rail shower

Replace standard shower head with rail shower

That's the one I'll be looking to replace mine with later down the track. Works well. I have a Kiri…

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Sheepdog
Dec 15, 2010 1:58 pm
oliwally
oliwally
18 December 2010

Shower pre-slope or not?

Shower pre-slope or not?

Thanks for your help mdelbridge. In my situation I think I'll but my mortar bed down on top of the existing concrete slab, and then waterproof at tile level as you…

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oliwally
Dec 18, 2010 1:16 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
19 December 2010

Is there any way I can increase the water pressure in our ba

Is there any way I can increase the water pressure in our ba

All modern tapware have flow restrictors in the aerators. If you removed them, you would increase water flow. The shower rose, if modern, has a restrictor in that.…

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vvs mand
Dec 19, 2010 10:27 am
kek
kek
19 December 2010

Floor tiles throwing lots of colour Have you had this happen

Floor tiles throwing lots of colour Have you had this happen

Oh, I hated my vanities when they were installed too. LOATHED them, in fact. I had major hissy fits about them, because they weren't the same as in the display, and I…

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kek
Dec 19, 2010 12:27 pm
kek
Miss
Miss
19 December 2010

Tiles first or cabinets first. What is better?

Tiles first or cabinets first. What is better?

It is not complete but so far it is looking OK. When they put the cabinets in place they put a clear silicone / water proofing compound on the inside (where you can't see…

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Miss
Dec 19, 2010 12:59 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
20 December 2010

Spa

Spa

i had a lanark spa at my last place and the builders noticed the fiberglass was a bit thin, they took it back and applied a fair bit more but personally it was a bit of a…

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sirgoat
Dec 20, 2010 12:38 pm
Casa2
Casa2
20 December 2010

Water not draining in bathroom well

Water not draining in bathroom well

One of the problems is that the fall is away from the drain!!!!

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Casa2
Dec 20, 2010 7:45 pm
nymphser
nymphser
21 December 2010

Bath Tub

Bath Tub

Are ceramic bath tubs costly. any idea

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nymphser
Dec 21, 2010 9:46 pm
russxr67
russxr67
23 December 2010

Help to identify tiles

Help to identify tiles

You've got expensive taste! Hope you are on good terms with your bank........ That's gonna cost a bundle to replicate.

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russxr67
Dec 23, 2010 6:05 pm
axio99
axio99
30 December 2010

Grano

Grano

hi there, has anyone gone with grano flooring in the laundry and wc instead of tiles? Any pics to share and want to know if grano is more slippery than tiles?

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axio99
Dec 30, 2010 12:44 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
30 December 2010

Our 6 month old hot water system's electric thingo blew!

Our 6 month old hot water system's electric thingo blew!

Has anyone ever had this happen? We lost hot water just before Christmas and today the plumber came and fixed the hot water system, which they installed just 6 months ago,…

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grace_slick
Dec 30, 2010 5:02 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
1 January 2011

Powder rooms and exhaust fans

Powder rooms and exhaust fans

We have an ensuite with no window, and also a main bathroom / laundry with no window, and also no exhaust fans in either.

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grace_slick
Jan 01, 2011 8:14 pm
grace_slick
blueblueblue
blueblueblue
2 January 2011

Do you have a large mirror in your bathroom?

Do you have a large mirror in your bathroom?

Thanks for your responses :) Do you have cornice directly above the mirror?

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blueblueblue
Jan 02, 2011 10:29 pm
kyton
kyton
3 January 2011

Glass splashbacks in bathrooms

Glass splashbacks in bathrooms

Massively expensive for inside showers. We also compared acrylic splashbacks as well. For all four ensuites it was going to cost us close to $8k for acrylic. Stuck with…

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kyton
Jan 03, 2011 10:09 am
kyton
ECOECO
ECOECO
4 January 2011

window over bath

window over bath

There is no minimum sill height. The sill can be at floor level. But there is a limit to the amount the…

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ECOECO
Jan 04, 2011 10:03 pm
ECOECO
Casa2
Casa2
5 January 2011

tiled recess in shower

tiled recess in shower

Apparently, the more brick courses above the opening, the less stress on a lintel.

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Casa2
Jan 05, 2011 12:58 am
kyton
kyton
5 January 2011

Estimated cost for ensuite completion?

Estimated cost for ensuite completion?

We did a new bathroom in one of our rentals slightly larger - 3 x 2. Ripped the room out to bare joists. All up for everything was around $10k. This was three years ago…

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kyton
Jan 05, 2011 7:12 am
kyton
emlet01
emlet01
5 January 2011

Reno = no bath + small kids

Reno = no bath + small kids
1, 2

As long as you are intending to stay in the house a few years, then make it livable for how YOU want to live. Both my kids like baths, so I would prefer a house with a…

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