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kexkez
kexkez
23 November 2008

Standard guidelines for grab rails etc?

Standard guidelines for grab rails etc?

Judie You might also want to check on your doorway widths and passageway widths.. I've made sure most of ours are extra wide to the recommended width for…

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kexkez
Nov 23, 2008 8:37 am
kexkez
Robin
Robin
24 November 2008

Best place to look for bathroom accessories?

Best place to look for bathroom accessories?

Heated towel-rails (and heated floors) do take time to warm up. The timer (already suggested) is a great idea. Electrical safety for the heated towel rail should be ok…

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Robin
Nov 24, 2008 1:33 am
Robin
ChrisL
ChrisL
28 November 2008

Removal of the bathtub

Removal of the bathtub

Most important is getting the shower sealed properly. IMO not a job for the inexperienced. Chris

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ChrisL
Nov 28, 2008 1:06 pm
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loretta
Dec 02, 2008 7:35 pm
loretta
Lynnie
Lynnie
3 December 2008

What do you do first?

What do you do first?

Thanks Cheryl, that sounds lovely!! I can't wait to see photographs of your new "old" bathroom :) We want the lining boards floor to ceiling just where the plaster…

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Lynnie
Dec 03, 2008 11:03 am
Lostris
Lostris
3 December 2008

Order of removing existing flooring, fixtures etc?

Order of removing existing flooring, fixtures etc?

This is the process you should take 1. demo of existing fixtures and fittings 2. relocation of any plumbing positions 3. relocation of any electrical positions 4. re…

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Lostris
Dec 03, 2008 10:46 pm
donuts
donuts
9 December 2008

Dumper/Rain Shower head, how effective?

Dumper/Rain Shower head, how effective?
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no I haven't seakyl, but gee your shower sounds great!! :D

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donuts
Dec 09, 2008 3:01 pm
donuts
seakyl
seakyl
9 December 2008

Leaking tiles in all three toilets- 3 yr old house!

Leaking tiles in all three toilets- 3 yr old house!

Good news... that is about them paying.. not about the problems with the toilets. :lol: Gee they are getting onto in quick :: hoping all goes well!

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seakyl
Dec 09, 2008 4:00 pm
donuts
donuts
12 December 2008

walk in shower

walk in shower
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I agree, taps are much easier to use when not directly underneath the shower rose. I got worried when I saw that our shower taps were not centred to the shower rose,…

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donuts
Dec 12, 2008 8:04 pm
donuts
cobylee
cobylee
12 December 2008

Bathroom makeover, 50yrs overdue!

Bathroom makeover, 50yrs overdue!

as long as it could slide into the wall cavity behind the shower, it could be a possibility. the toilet privacy factor is one of my issues now, funny you mention that! my…

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cobylee
Dec 12, 2008 10:27 pm
cobylee
dymonite69
dymonite69
13 December 2008

Give your garden a drink while you are having a bath

Give your garden a drink while you are having a bath

Shower, baths and washing machines consume a large amount of household water that normally would go straight into the sewer. A grey-water diversion system could provide…

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dymonite69
Dec 13, 2008 12:50 pm
dymonite69
mattwalker
mattwalker
19 December 2008

Ensuite photos - ugly basin sealant

Ensuite photos - ugly basin sealant

braveheart, Looks ok to me too! I have the same bowls with the same white silcone and it looks the same ...

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mattwalker
Dec 19, 2008 8:00 pm
mattwalker
kyton
kyton
29 December 2008

Adding a half wall?

Adding a half wall?

Friends of my mum and dad did the same sort of thing when they were redesigning their bathroom. They did a half wall in glass bricks to hide the toilet from view - looked…

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kyton
Dec 29, 2008 8:00 pm
kyton
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iDarren
Jan 04, 2009 10:13 pm
Taffy
Taffy
7 January 2009

Keeping bathroom colours natural

Keeping bathroom colours natural

Thats the thing! I havnt even got to that part! I dont know what to choose, Usually I find a tile I like and match everything around that, but cant find one that jumps…

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Taffy
Jan 07, 2009 6:41 am
Taffy
miss81
miss81
7 January 2009

Old fashioned basins

Old fashioned basins

I know there is a place called Recollections: Check out the link, they have the basins and lots of other lovely bathroom items. :D

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miss81
Jan 07, 2009 7:37 pm
miss81
kek
kek
11 January 2009

Dark wall tiles and soap scum

Dark wall tiles and soap scum

We have dark tiles and a once weekly clean keeps ours looking good.

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kek
Jan 11, 2009 4:02 pm
kek
Lostris
Lostris
11 January 2009

Shower Recess

Shower Recess

If you are on an upper floor, the problem with having a walkthrough shower with no step is that there is no way for the waste to get connected as the plumber will have no…

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Lostris
Jan 11, 2009 9:08 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
12 January 2009

'Average' prices

'Average' prices

I spend about 80000 a year with Reece plumbing supplies. Their stuff is good quality. They garauntee all their PC items for a year. For example, if your cistern…

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vvs mand
Jan 12, 2009 9:29 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
12 January 2009

Bathroom Renovation Recommendations - Sydney Northern Beachs

Bathroom Renovation Recommendations - Sydney Northern Beachs

Try Joel Plumbing 98747215, but he wont be available until the end of the month.

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vvs mand
Jan 12, 2009 10:04 pm
Judie
Judie
13 January 2009

dorf G type shower

dorf G type shower

If you're in Sydney, try Reece plumbing. Also, Hardware & General down at Brookvale. I'd call both these places first. Judie

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Judie
Jan 13, 2009 1:20 am
Judie
Wren
Wren
13 January 2009

Sandy cement under tiles

Sandy cement under tiles

It appears the bedding mix of sand and cement is too weak. ur best removing wc etc removing the tiles, bedding mix back to the original hard…

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Wren
Jan 13, 2009 10:37 pm
House-To-Be
House-To-Be
15 January 2009

Mirror down to vanity level

Mirror down to vanity level

The mirrors in our bathroom and ensuite go all the way down to the vanity. We were told that as long as it has a silicon seal then it will be fine. The ensuite has above…

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House-To-Be
Jan 15, 2009 3:07 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
15 January 2009

Newform bathroomware - experiences & where to buy?

Newform bathroomware - experiences & where to buy?

Be careful when you buy "exotic" bathroom fittings. In five to ten years time when you need them repaired you may not be able to locate parts for them. Indeed, the company…

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vvs mand
Jan 15, 2009 5:22 pm
Michelle
Michelle
16 January 2009

Slate tiles in the shower

Slate tiles in the shower

We're thinking of something similar to the picture below. The bottom colour for the shower floor tiles and the cream coloured tiles for the wall. …

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Michelle
Jan 16, 2009 2:34 pm
Michelle
vvs mand
vvs mand
16 January 2009

Shower Pump, Heater or Header Tank for top floor apartment?

Shower Pump, Heater or Header Tank for top floor apartment?

You write that the hot water units are in the basement. Im guessing that you have a common hot water system, with each unit individually metered. If so, the hot water…

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vvs mand
Jan 16, 2009 7:24 pm
ICK
ICK
19 January 2009

Double sided shower - enough room?

Double sided shower - enough room?

We are getting just over 1600mm long and are having the rose and handheld with no worries at all. I have friends who have done the 1500mm long shower with two heads and…

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ICK
Jan 19, 2009 10:25 am
ICK
Taffy
Taffy
19 January 2009

Porcalin tiles

Porcalin tiles

Thanks for all your advice. I have taken everything into consideration, and since finding out the tiler is going to charge me $75 a mt to lay the porcelain ones, I have…

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Taffy
Jan 19, 2009 6:56 pm
Taffy
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amk
Jan 21, 2009 11:57 pm
amk
Wingies
Wingies
22 January 2009

Techniques for hiding a hole in bathroom wall?

Techniques for hiding a hole in bathroom wall?

would it be cheaper to replace the whole laminate instead of trying to match it?

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Wingies
Jan 22, 2009 8:57 am
Wingies
Leigh&Sam
Leigh&Sam
22 January 2009

Any suggesstions for colour schemes??

Any suggesstions for colour schemes??

Thank you all so much for your reply's and pictures!!!! :D That was some very prompt responses, nice!!! :wink: We have a few more ideas now, light brown cupboards may be…

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Leigh&Sam
Jan 22, 2009 9:25 am
Leigh&Sam
vvs mand
vvs mand
22 January 2009

Boxing in a bath

Boxing in a bath

When setting a bath, a fibre glass bath should be bedded in a wet s and cement slurry that has had some bondcrete mixed in. The bottom of the bath should be painted with…

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vvs mand
Jan 22, 2009 7:17 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
24 January 2009

Shower question

Shower question

I;m afraid it might cost you more than a slab or two. If you want two shower heads, (Im guessing that you want two controls, right? Like, on one side of the shower you…

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vvs mand
Jan 24, 2009 2:19 pm
Taffy
Taffy
26 January 2009

another porcelian tile question!

another porcelian tile question!

Thanks for your relplies. I have been dilly dallying about these porcelain tiles :lol: decided on them, then not to have them due to cost factor, but now have found a good…

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Taffy
Jan 26, 2009 8:06 pm
Taffy
musebaby
musebaby
27 January 2009

Renovations have begun - well just!

Renovations have begun - well just!
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Cant wait for photos either.. love following peoples projects! :D

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musebaby
Jan 27, 2009 8:26 pm
musebaby
C&C
C&C
29 January 2009

Disconnecting toilet water supply line

Disconnecting toilet water supply line

Thanks for the tip - attempt #2 this morning!

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C&C
Jan 29, 2009 8:48 am
ABLTileCentre
ABLTileCentre
1 February 2009

need a P Trap toilet suite, 220mm high

need a P Trap toilet suite, 220mm high

Hi Ian, The Caroma Profile close coupled is 185mm high and when you allow for cement bedding, would fit into the 220mm high that you have. We have one left at $270…

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ABLTileCentre
Feb 01, 2009 12:56 pm
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suh
Feb 02, 2009 3:43 pm
suh
vvs mand
vvs mand
3 February 2009

Why don't we have cool shower set-ups like these?

Why don't we have cool shower set-ups like these?

Why don't we have these sorts of systems in Australia? Er, you could if you wanted it. There's nothing to stop you installing such a…

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vvs mand
Feb 03, 2009 4:20 pm
donuts
donuts
4 February 2009

Sealing tiles

Sealing tiles

hi becdoll have a search thru Grout Perfect's posts on this forum. Craig from Grout Perfect ahs good advice and can point you in the direction of a good grout sealer…

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donuts
Feb 04, 2009 8:24 pm
donuts
wallywombat7
wallywombat7
5 February 2009

hob to hobless

hob to hobless

thanks for your replies kexkez - yes i like joles' drain thing too will be interesting to see how much it is. this sight is addictive - keep findsing great ideas…

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wallywombat7
Feb 05, 2009 5:30 pm

Haha, I can empathize with hairy :lol: Now I'll have to rethink my white bathroom idea... Anyway, thought I would link the aqua bathroom in here for the…

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f3nr15
Feb 07, 2009 9:50 pm
f3nr15
wakeboardandy
wakeboardandy
8 February 2009

Can I fit a bath in ensuite?

Can I fit a bath in ensuite?

To me a doulbe vanity in ensuite would be a waste of time.. I hate having anyone in the bathroom at the same time as me.

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wakeboardandy
Feb 08, 2009 9:07 am
wakeboardandy
Wingies
Wingies
11 February 2009

Shower screen

Shower screen

Hi there, I brought my shower screen off ebay at renovationboys. the glass is about 10 cm thick so not going to break too easily. I was so simple to put and works a treat.

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Wingies
Feb 11, 2009 12:56 pm
Wingies
lisanne
lisanne
15 February 2009

Double Shower

Double Shower

What do the plans have for that shower? If it has the double waste then they should fix it

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lisanne
Feb 15, 2009 3:57 pm
Hammerhead
Hammerhead
15 February 2009

Shark Bite Plumbing System

Shark Bite Plumbing System

Anyone had experience with this product?

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Hammerhead
Feb 15, 2009 5:46 pm
Hammerhead
stonecutter1309
stonecutter1309
20 February 2009

Slick Spa Essentials

Slick Spa Essentials

A frame is created to move the mirror away from the wall - then strip lights placed top and bottom. I'm not sure if it's on brackers or how it is attached. The…

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stonecutter1309
Feb 20, 2009 10:17 am
stonecutter1309
capriga
capriga
20 February 2009

Laminex Visage - what do you think?

Laminex Visage - what do you think?

Hi there, a friend of mine got theirs done with a similar product. They got their bathroom renovation done by Transition Homes- . Good luck!

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capriga
Feb 20, 2009 12:20 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
20 February 2009

Flick mixers or taps?

Flick mixers or taps?
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Try the Dorf Neo series, or some of the Grohe tapware, but expect to pay heaps.

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vvs mand
Feb 20, 2009 6:39 pm

Wow, some of those are nuts! They really are!!! This one caught my eye (and I'm not a 'red' person!). Mind you, I'm not normally a…

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havingfun
Feb 20, 2009 8:06 pm


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