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paddy13
paddy13
13 September 2010

Plumbers in Brisbane

Plumbers in Brisbane

Hi Everyone, Can anyone recommend a plumber in East Brisbane or at least let me know what i should be expecting for $$ per hour? Unfortunately our budget is a bit limited…

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paddy13
Sep 13, 2010 9:30 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
14 September 2010

Bathroom colours - can't change tiles but can paint walls...

Bathroom colours - can't change tiles but can paint walls...

Oh yes, of course both bathrooms could do with a total overhaul, but we really can’t afford to spend ANYTHING…the only reason we’re ok with spending a single cent is…

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grace_slick
Sep 14, 2010 1:50 pm
grace_slick
kb46
kb46
15 September 2010

Bad Tile Layout

Bad Tile Layout

Having the feature strip right at the top will add height to your shower - I think it will look great that way! While the cut strips in the last shower pic are very…

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kb46
Sep 15, 2010 12:10 pm
Bek
Bek
15 September 2010

Tile walls or tile and paint

Tile walls or tile and paint

We're getting shower height tiles to the whole bathroom... cost us a fair bit, but tiling that little bit extra to the ceiling was even more!

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Bek
Sep 15, 2010 11:46 pm
jimsy
jimsy
17 September 2010

Bathroom ceiling combination heater/fan/lights

Bathroom ceiling combination heater/fan/lights
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How goes the undertile heating and heated towel rails? Do the heated towel rails really make a big difference re. overall feeling when stepping out of the shower? We're…

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jimsy
Sep 17, 2010 12:20 am
Machiars
Machiars
17 September 2010

Drain Clean

Drain Clean

Also Boiling water straight down the drain works a lot of the time too. As sometimes Soap can buildup, especially if you use the liquid soap.

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Machiars
Sep 17, 2010 1:35 pm
Machiars
kyton
kyton
17 September 2010

Show me your bathrooms with colour!!

Show me your bathrooms with colour!!

Yep that would be me - DD has a purple / white bathroom, DS1 has a red / grey / white bathroom, DS2 has an aqua green / white bathroom whilst the main ensuite is a taupey…

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kyton
Sep 17, 2010 4:02 pm
kyton
bronto
bronto
17 September 2010

caroma track

caroma track

thanks for the photos, that looks great, unfortunatlly i cant put my mixer to the side but i think ill have my hand shower to the left of centre and the mixer to the right…

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bronto
Sep 17, 2010 4:32 pm
wally
wally
17 September 2010

Vanity Benchtop

Vanity Benchtop

The cabinets and the framework are in good condition. That's a great idea changing them.

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wally
Sep 17, 2010 9:03 pm
Johnson
Johnson
18 September 2010

Exhaust fan in bulkhead, out through a brick wall

Exhaust fan in bulkhead, out through a brick wall

Hi all, I'd like to install an exhaust fan in the bathroom from the vertical face of a ceiling bulkhead, vented out through an external brick…

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Johnson
Sep 18, 2010 9:29 am
Johnson
ECOECO
ECOECO
19 September 2010

Water mark on marble wall in bathroom? - Advice needed!

Water mark on marble wall in bathroom? - Advice needed!

It's a stain so unless it's growing (or damp), I don't think you need a plumber, it's very hard to treat if you don't know the cause. Is it rust? There may be a screw…

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ECOECO
Sep 19, 2010 11:47 am
ECOECO
donnam
donnam
21 September 2010

Does anyone have a window over a shower bath?

Does anyone have a window over a shower bath?

Thanks! The builders are now redoing the window so it can be tiled

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donnam
Sep 21, 2010 3:07 pm
n&n02
n&n02
22 September 2010

I don't like my new ensuite!What can I do to 'pretty' it up?

I don't like my new ensuite!What can I do to 'pretty' it up?

I found the glass hurricane style jar with lid at myer today :z:. And they were on sale, an added bonus!! The lady said they only just got stock in and there was only 3…

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n&n02
Sep 22, 2010 2:38 pm
grinder
grinder
25 September 2010

Request a tiler in Melbourne

Request a tiler in Melbourne

In all of Melbournehttp://www.melbournetiles.com.au/tiler/default.htm 8)

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grinder
Sep 25, 2010 11:39 am
grinder
grace_slick
grace_slick
25 September 2010

Tiling done ...were we ripped off ?

Tiling done ...were we ripped off ?

Wow, I HOPE if / when we get our ensuite re-tiled it'd be that cheap!! We'd want to just do the floor tiles. The wall tiles are fine, except we'd want to remove a row of 4…

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grace_slick
Sep 25, 2010 4:59 pm
grace_slick

Well I have finished my mini makeover now and am very happy with the result, we ended up doing these things: resealed slate tiles - now looking glossy & new…

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nat_bris
Sep 26, 2010 8:05 pm
MumofTwo29
MumofTwo29
27 September 2010

Skinny hand basins for powder room

Skinny hand basins for powder room

Hi, The basin in my new ensuite is very shallow. It is a square semi recessed and only 7cm deep. It has standard taps, not mixer, sits on stone, with a vanity beneath. …

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MumofTwo29
Sep 27, 2010 3:41 pm
MrsGreen
MrsGreen
28 September 2010

Grout colour

Grout colour

I must have skimmed over the post. I assumed you meant larger sized tiles not smaller ones. I agree that with the smaller ones you don't want to match the colour…

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MrsGreen
Sep 28, 2010 12:27 am
MrsGreen
mswilmot
mswilmot
28 September 2010

Polymarble- Any good?

Polymarble- Any good?

Yeah at $860 I guess you're looking at a very similar price range to the Ikea ones - it all depends on the drawer configuration, finish and type of basin for the cost. We…

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mswilmot
Sep 28, 2010 10:28 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
29 September 2010

Can you change flick mixer back to normal/separate taps?

Can you change flick mixer back to normal/separate taps?

Your problem, almost certainly is in the shower rose. All shower roses have a water flow restrictor which obviously restricts the flow of water. They can and frequently…

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vvs mand
Sep 29, 2010 6:11 pm
su ann
su ann
30 September 2010

Plumbing question - toilet spec for Caroma Metro

Plumbing question - toilet spec for Caroma Metro

Thank you for your feedback. The toilets I purchased are bottom entry versions. I told my builder this via email and he indicated it was fine. Then I gave this spec…

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su ann
Sep 30, 2010 9:43 am

Here is ours - it runs almost the length of the shower. Great for…

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kyton
Sep 30, 2010 2:19 pm
kyton
nattygee
nattygee
30 September 2010

Looking for color combinations for our ensuite

Looking for color combinations for our ensuite

Hi there IMHO unless you are really passionate about the red colour, I would suggest using the pebble colour as the base colour and then bring in the red as accessories…

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nattygee
Sep 30, 2010 3:07 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
1 October 2010

Amazing Toilet Bowls

Amazing Toilet Bowls

in my limited travels i am amazed at the difference in toilets. In south america if they had toilet bowls the water went to the top, so it sat more or less under the rim…

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sirgoat
Oct 01, 2010 12:40 pm
kb46
kb46
1 October 2010

Painting over floor tiles

Painting over floor tiles

The unit we are renting at the moment has painted floor tiles in the bathroom and toilet. I am really surprised by how well it wears. We have stayed in 3 units here (all…

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kb46
Oct 01, 2010 4:10 pm
Zedman
Zedman
2 October 2010

tiling over old bathroom floor tiles

tiling over old bathroom floor tiles

Yes you can tile over existing tile with the correct adhesives. If they are glossy it helps to get a grinder and a diamond tile cutting well as run it over the tiles…

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Zedman
Oct 02, 2010 10:01 am
Zedman
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
2 October 2010

Powder room

Powder room
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Me too,every-ones are lovely,but Rizzo yours use's the lack of space really well for…

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kerry-ann
Oct 02, 2010 10:26 am
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
4 October 2010

Decorating

Decorating

Hi Nirmal You might be fit as a fiddle til you're 80, but I think your approach is very sensible ... if nothing else, your less abled 50 year old friends might appreciate…

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Elizabeth
Oct 04, 2010 9:37 pm
suh
suh
7 October 2010

BathroomTiles.

BathroomTiles.

.....also have a look at the Reece website, they have a lot of bathroom setups ::smile:: also...also... the Complete Home website have a gallery on bathrooms.

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suh
Oct 07, 2010 8:45 am
suh
rupz
rupz
7 October 2010

Bathroom wall with skirting high wall tile or no wall tile ?

Bathroom wall with skirting high wall tile or no wall tile ?

Again, thanks to everyone for their valuable inputs.. It definitely helped us a lot when we went to Di Lorenzo for our selections over the weekend. Will be posting up our…

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rupz
Oct 07, 2010 8:58 am
Zedman
Zedman
7 October 2010

Soft close toilet seats

Soft close toilet seats

Just remembner most only have a 12months warranty on the mechanism. Cheers

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Zedman
Oct 07, 2010 4:04 pm
Zedman
rupz
rupz
8 October 2010

Our tile selections from Di Lorenzo.. !

Our tile selections from Di Lorenzo.. !

Thanks Melrich .. I agree. I think we will double check on the main bath floor tile again. thanks again !

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rupz
Oct 08, 2010 12:19 pm
rupz
rupz
11 October 2010

vanities

vanities

Hi, When I was selecting mine, I had a browse through a lots of websites for inspirations (it's another thing that some of the ideas were way out of budget !) I really…

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rupz
Oct 11, 2010 8:39 am
McKinnon
McKinnon
11 October 2010

No room for chute!

No room for chute!

I am so jacked off. The builder knew I really needed a laundry chute and it's on the plan but when it came to the plumbing he stuck the toilet pipe next to the possies…

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McKinnon
Oct 11, 2010 10:18 am
skyza
skyza
11 October 2010

benchtop & cabinet question

benchtop & cabinet question

Hi MumofTwo29 , agree with you that this is a great site, I've just found this myself :) To answer your question, yes I've done this recently to my bathroom. I had a…

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skyza
Oct 11, 2010 1:31 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
11 October 2010

More info on tile paint please!

More info on tile paint please!

Awww, why do ya say that!? lol I have come to the conclusion though, that my taste in tiles IS a more natural opulent style stone-look tile, NOT a glossy purely ceramic…

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grace_slick
Oct 11, 2010 3:38 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
12 October 2010

Painting ensuite walls – what colour?

Painting ensuite walls – what colour?

I'm back, after SO LONG of being undecided and procrastinating! I have now changed my outlook, and have 2 options. 1. I am getting quotes to re-tile the ensuite, as this…

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grace_slick
Oct 12, 2010 5:38 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
14 October 2010

Pre-fabricated bench tops

Pre-fabricated bench tops

HAHAHA! Fabulous drapes, yeah!! And "We picked up these 2 gorgeous chandeliers for just FIVE DOLLARRRRS at the market!" HAH!

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grace_slick
Oct 14, 2010 5:02 pm
grace_slick
suh
suh
15 October 2010

Vanity unit: wide or standard?

Vanity unit: wide or standard?

I would go for the 1500 as well. If you have a hairdryer, brushes, hair straightener, cosmetics, tissues, soap pump etc etc...you will need that space ::lol:: as yes gentlemen,…

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suh
Oct 15, 2010 1:24 pm
suh
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Liz
Oct 15, 2010 1:46 pm
grinder
grinder
16 October 2010

Has anyone used a DIY kit to resurface a bath?

Has anyone used a DIY kit to resurface a bath?

Hi cookie I have not done it yet however i have the same predicament my bathtub is also kind of light ivory/brown and it has peeled off showing a blue layer so if painted…

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grinder
Oct 16, 2010 9:21 am
grinder
grinder
grinder
16 October 2010

White Knight Grout Pen...Kinda Pale / Watery?

White Knight Grout Pen...Kinda Pale / Watery?

Hi Grace The grout pens are not suitable for wet areas, if you want to clean it better you need an acid base solution we use phosforic…

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grinder
Oct 16, 2010 9:31 am
grinder
kerry-ann
kerry-ann
16 October 2010

Double vanity basin - separate plumbing??

Double vanity basin - separate plumbing??

Hiya V,found the paperwork, Our quote is $936-00 ::hyst:: ::wornout:: ::angry:: ::cry:: to add the extra basin,ours was the same,long bench with 1 basin (why is it that other builders offer 2 as standard)

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kerry-ann
Oct 16, 2010 10:31 am
frankE
frankE
16 October 2010

Different tiles on each floor,is it a good idea ? Plz help !

Different tiles on each floor,is it a good idea ? Plz help !

Here my opinion: Go for the same theme throughout. It will look like a hodge-podge otherwise, but of course, its a subjective thing. We like white but stark white is…

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frankE
Oct 16, 2010 12:48 pm
suh
suh
16 October 2010

What width vanities?

What width vanities?

You will probably need 600 by the look of it.

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suh
Oct 16, 2010 2:28 pm
suh
webbiegareth
webbiegareth
17 October 2010

Shower installation and drainage gap

Shower installation and drainage gap

Woah nobody has this? I thought I'd have at least one reply... S*monds says it's "normal" (standard) to have a gap like that in showers these days, but I basically want it…

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webbiegareth
Oct 17, 2010 10:26 am
ozshots
ozshots
17 October 2010

Shower bath screen - next to vanity

Shower bath screen - next to vanity

Hi Pink Tulips, There was a similar thread already... have a look viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35219 I think I would simply have a small gap between vanity and shower screen. A…

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ozshots
Oct 17, 2010 10:53 am
mpcj
mpcj
17 October 2010

Glass Vanity Top Explodes

Glass Vanity Top Explodes
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Just reminded me that my mum had a gas cooktop with has glass on the top - very popular in the 70's. One day that completely exploded too but it had something underneath…

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mpcj
Oct 17, 2010 12:54 pm
mpcj
mpcj
mpcj
17 October 2010

Warning - Liquid Sealant - permanent stuff

Warning - Liquid Sealant - permanent stuff

::surprise:: :lol: :lol: (thanks for the pic - the plumbers expression is priceless)

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mpcj
Oct 17, 2010 3:41 pm
mpcj


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