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71monaro
71monaro
15 November 2009

restore shower screen frame?

restore shower screen frame?

Is it possible/economical to remove and restore a powder coated aluminium fram of a shower screen? There are chips and the colour is dated, but it is a great size 900 x…

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71monaro
Nov 15, 2009 10:58 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
17 November 2009

Should tiles be sealed?

Should tiles be sealed?

Not many are any good unless the grout is a fine grade... If there is a large area I would think that the tile (groutline) gap is large too... There is a fair probability…

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onc_artisan
Nov 17, 2009 12:32 pm
onc_artisan
ginnykins44
ginnykins44
18 November 2009

Problem installing Grohe basin mixer - help!

Problem installing Grohe basin mixer - help!

Tks Possum, yes the grub screw had been done up, we worked out there was another part missing which will fix it, they are sending it out for us so all is good. Virginia

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ginnykins44
Nov 18, 2009 1:24 pm
dstann
dstann
18 November 2009

Tiling heights - main bathroom vs attached toilet

Tiling heights - main bathroom vs attached toilet

It could depend on your tile color. We have white tiles on the wall to 2m, above that the wall is painted white so there is not a lot of difference between the 2. If the…

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dstann
Nov 18, 2009 4:54 pm
MrBondi
MrBondi
19 November 2009

Electric to Gas Hot water

Electric to Gas Hot water

Hi there, My current unit has a small electric hotwater tank under the sink in the kitchen and am looking to upgrade to a continuous hot water system. My options are to…

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MrBondi
Nov 19, 2009 2:22 pm
serialstyler
serialstyler
22 November 2009

Show Me Small Bathrooms Please!?

Show Me Small Bathrooms Please!?

That's not a bad idea, but the original layout isn't the problem. Just colours, fixtures & tiles that I am trying to get some inspirtion for.

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serialstyler
Nov 22, 2009 7:10 pm
serialstyler
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
23 November 2009

Sinks

Sinks

Thanks Kexkez - then you would understand :lol:

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onc_artisan
Nov 23, 2009 10:01 am
onc_artisan
Possumchops
Possumchops
25 November 2009

Resurface/paint cast iron bath

Resurface/paint cast iron bath

It would be a simple resurfacing procedure. Check in your yellow pages, usually under bathroom renovations or similar and most areas would have someone who does that sort…

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Possumchops
Nov 25, 2009 7:08 pm
Sheepdog
Sheepdog
26 November 2009

900 x 1200 shower - where do the taps go?

900 x 1200 shower - where do the taps go?

Heya Joles, great tile selection and the two shower thing is great. What colour tiles are those? I'm thinking of doing the two shower head thing too but plumbed to the…

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Sheepdog
Nov 26, 2009 2:05 pm
adrian
adrian
26 November 2009

Painting over already painted tiles

Painting over already painted tiles

Thanks for your input Thudd. I might to it last before we sell ;)

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adrian
Nov 26, 2009 5:17 pm
elly
elly
28 November 2009

vinyl tiles

vinyl tiles

the vinyl tiles that are supposed to be waterproof enough for bathrooms, are they also waterproof enough to put in the floor of a shower?

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elly
Nov 28, 2009 1:04 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
28 November 2009

Bath Floor Screed thickness?

Bath Floor Screed thickness?

The primer will be 'chemically cured' not a chemist but I have seen the results of the difference. Oposed to evaparating water.

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onc_artisan
Nov 28, 2009 7:32 pm
onc_artisan
danma
danma
29 November 2009

fancy glass frame

fancy glass frame

Try Aska Glass at Lakemba 9759 1888 (that's if you are a Sydneysider) They are quite cheap & quick I had some prices as we were going to do a 1.5mtr panel in our glass…

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danma
Nov 29, 2009 6:32 am
lonnie
lonnie
29 November 2009

Automatic taps and toilet flushers

Automatic taps and toilet flushers

This is something I'd like to do when we renovate our bathroom and ensuite - thanks for the links. I'd love to hear how you go, if you do end up using something like this :)

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lonnie
Nov 29, 2009 1:12 pm
lonnie
Biker602
Biker602
29 November 2009

Shower Tray Wastes

Shower Tray Wastes

Does anybody know anything about Easy Flow wastes or High-Flow wastes which are fitted to Baseline or Drybase shower trays to eliminate the S trap underneath the floor…

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Biker602
Nov 29, 2009 4:04 pm
Mel_24_
Mel_24_
30 November 2009

refinishing/reglazing tiles

refinishing/reglazing tiles

hi all, im considering to use refinishing/reglazing on tiles in my ensuite as we are unhappy with the colour tile used. this is where they spray special paint over the…

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Mel_24_
Nov 30, 2009 9:26 am
Bam
Bam
1 December 2009

anyone have 1200X900 shower with 2 sets of taps?

anyone have 1200X900 shower with 2 sets of taps?

I hate small bathrooms! I need spaaaaace ::lol:: We're thinking of maybe tiling a 'seat' in part of it now? SO like this from side on ____ I_____

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Bam
Dec 01, 2009 3:00 pm
Bam
hmmmmm
hmmmmm
2 December 2009

saving cabinet

saving cabinet

I would like to recess it into the wall... but I would like it to sit as flush with the wall as possible i.e not sticking out 6cms.

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hmmmmm
Dec 02, 2009 7:31 am
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joeygbh
Dec 02, 2009 11:15 am
joeygbh
Macy
Macy
3 December 2009

Glass brick window in bathroom?

Glass brick window in bathroom?

We're actually planning on having the entire exterior bathroom wall made from glass bricks, done in an outward-facing…

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Macy
Dec 03, 2009 12:18 am
solman
solman
3 December 2009

Frameless or Semi Frameless

Frameless or Semi Frameless

Id go frameless look with the new architectural floor grates, a lot less maintenance & cleaner in long run Ive noticed the cost of the hinges and fittings have dropped a…

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solman
Dec 03, 2009 12:35 am
theyetti
theyetti
3 December 2009

Bathroom Fixtures Website

Bathroom Fixtures Website

Thanks for the link, having a browse around the site now :-)

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theyetti
Dec 03, 2009 11:03 pm
sbudge
sbudge
3 December 2009

Toilet Plumbing Problem

Toilet Plumbing Problem

Unfortunately he will have to pull off some tiles and reduce the height of the flush pipe. Tiles will ahve to be removed to expose the bottom of the cistern as he will…

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sbudge
Dec 03, 2009 11:24 pm
sbudge
sbudge
3 December 2009

Loud wistle noise from cold copper pipe

Loud wistle noise from cold copper pipe

Hello Check to see if the plumber has installed mini stop cocks underneath your basin. In the past there have been a few brands that have a small spring inside them that…

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sbudge
Dec 03, 2009 11:41 pm
themax
themax
4 December 2009

Tile in Shower grates - Beware !!

Tile in Shower grates - Beware !!
1, 2

Thank goodness. I couldn't stand another stuff up. ::wornout:: ::kissed::

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themax
Dec 04, 2009 10:32 pm
themax
sbudge
sbudge
4 December 2009

PVC glue removal

PVC glue removal

Hi there You will have to install a 100mm 90 degree junction. The vented pipe that is currently there needs to stay, otherwise you wont have the drain vented. When you…

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sbudge
Dec 04, 2009 10:38 pm
sbudge
sbudge
4 December 2009

Random Question - Weight of a bath

Random Question - Weight of a bath

I f both baths are acrylic and the same length, the weight would be the same Why do you ask? Regards Shane

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sbudge
Dec 04, 2009 10:39 pm
joles
joles
6 December 2009

Edging for blunt edge of border tile and tiles

Edging for blunt edge of border tile and tiles

Thanks kek, I'm a shorty too so hopefully it won't bother me. It is face on when you turn in the door that's all. It's not really worth worrying…

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joles
Dec 06, 2009 9:42 am
joles

here is what I did. all by my self and bolted+siliconed the bowl down onto the…

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samjesse
Dec 06, 2009 12:21 pm
sirgoat
sirgoat
7 December 2009

Illuminated Mirrors

Illuminated Mirrors

we had 2 small spot lights mounted on the wall next to either side of the vanity in my last house which was seperate from the main light and had a switch in the vanity. …

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sirgoat
Dec 07, 2009 1:32 pm
sylerion
sylerion
8 December 2009

Bathroom Company vs DIY

Bathroom Company vs DIY

This reply seems really late, but here goes. We just bought a house and decided to renovate the bathroom which was pathetically small. We wanted to add an extra toilet…

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sylerion
Dec 08, 2009 2:16 am
sylerion
sylerion
8 December 2009

How much for new vanities?

How much for new vanities?
1, 2, 3

Hi Joles, my hubby absolutely loves the dark tiles, he thinks it's really nice. We are in the midst of renovating our bathroom and has just chose tiles, after we have…

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sylerion
Dec 08, 2009 2:29 am
sylerion
sylerion
8 December 2009

Bathroom renovation prices

Bathroom renovation prices

Hi I have just started my bathroom renovations for my bathroom and the toilet and found very little information on the prices of vanities, toilet suites and tiles. Just…

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sylerion
Dec 08, 2009 2:53 am
AlanM
AlanM
10 December 2009

Heated Towel Rails - KADO brand

Heated Towel Rails - KADO brand

Hi All Has anyone installed KADO brand (from Reece) heated towel rails? Particularly the Quad, Lux, Cirque, or Bar individual rail type models?…

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AlanM
Dec 10, 2009 10:06 am
dstann
dstann
10 December 2009

Floor height

Floor height

We have a minor, not noticeable difference with the bathroom floor being higher than the hallway. The laundry there is a bit of difference, probablt about the thickness…

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dstann
Dec 10, 2009 5:33 pm
hwil1111
hwil1111
11 December 2009

DFS - Hartley (HELP With Ensuite Selections)

DFS - Hartley (HELP With Ensuite Selections)

Hi jbarry, Think that this is what you might be looking for. This is from the colour Shedule of our Hartley in Epping. ::lol:: Benchtop:CaesarStone Ice Snow 9141 (Classic…

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hwil1111
Dec 11, 2009 3:55 pm
hmmmmm
hmmmmm
11 December 2009

caroma metro invisi (in wall cistern)

caroma metro invisi (in wall cistern)

he is trying to charge an extra 1.8k for plumbing, this includes 1 toilet with cistern in the wall and also 2 shower grates (rather than your normal single drain hole). He…

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hmmmmm
Dec 11, 2009 10:20 pm
suh
suh
12 December 2009

"suspended" vanity - cost comparison - help!

"suspended" vanity - cost comparison - help!

We have those in our bathrooms, I like them because the make the room look bigger. We had two people install ours. The were both around the $2,500 mark, that included the…

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suh
Dec 12, 2009 8:09 am
suh
Macy
Macy
18 December 2009

Humidity question.

Humidity question.

How long might the leak have been there before it was fixed? How wet was the wall? How was the leak repaired? Was the cavity dried out first? Regarding insurance, when…

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Macy
Dec 18, 2009 2:32 pm
rodrocket
rodrocket
22 December 2009

Waste points

Waste points

i may wrong but i belive that Sewerage goes down one pipe & Storm Water down the other at a guess i belive that you only have one connection to the main sewer line for…

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rodrocket
Dec 22, 2009 6:55 pm
C&C
C&C
24 December 2009

Rinnai Smartstart - Installation

Rinnai Smartstart - Installation

Merry Christmas Eve! :) I'm looking for some advice from anyone who has installed/connected the Smartstart addition to an existing Rinnai unit. I have only just connected…

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C&C
Dec 24, 2009 5:58 pm

We dont have any shower screens in our ensuite. Shower is a double shower open at both ends. We have the whole ensuite tiled from floor to ceiling though and obviosuly the…

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scott_tanya
Dec 31, 2009 6:57 am
Bam
Bam
1 January 2010

installing a gas connection

installing a gas connection

Hopefully someone can help :D Im no use :oops:

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Bam
Jan 01, 2010 10:39 pm
Bam
Fiffaro
Fiffaro
6 January 2010

Squeegies

Squeegies

Thanks, to_do_list and kyton. It will be worthwhile if it helps keep the new showers clean!

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Fiffaro
Jan 06, 2010 11:26 am
Possumchops
Possumchops
7 January 2010

Prefab shower cubicles?

Prefab shower cubicles?

Marbletrend do your moulded fibreglass enclosures, there is also a range called showerline (sorry can't help you on a distributor I only know who the QLD agent is). As for…

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Possumchops
Jan 07, 2010 7:31 am
meganm
meganm
7 January 2010

shower waterproofing/bad job???

shower waterproofing/bad job???

Ive followed this up with a tiler and builder and have been advised not to use shower due to no waterproof system. I was able to negotiate (initially refused) half a…

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meganm
Jan 07, 2010 6:33 pm
Rabbitoh
Rabbitoh
7 January 2010

W.I.R with ensuite, 2m L 2.5M W Possible?

W.I.R with ensuite, 2m L 2.5M W Possible?

Ok just a update with the good and the bad Main bathroom layout is great Ensuite is 2.5m wide and 1.05 length. Going to fit near 1 x 1m shower a nice 60 cm basin in the…

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Rabbitoh
Jan 07, 2010 8:50 pm


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