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gweluphome
gweluphome
24 September 2008

Placement/size of mirror.....can't change!!!!!!

Placement/size of mirror.....can't change!!!!!!
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Very good attitude Joles, This is definately the way to build homes....picking your battles.......sounds like dealing with children..........But as you said you can always…

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gweluphome
Sep 24, 2008 8:17 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
25 September 2008

THANK YOU PERFECT GROUT! (CRAIG)

THANK YOU PERFECT GROUT! (CRAIG)

Yes there is an applicator in sydney please call Stephen Rybec Cleaning Solutions- 0412 517 086 Craig

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Grout Perfect
Sep 25, 2008 5:12 pm
Grout Perfect
paul-jg
paul-jg
26 September 2008

Shower & Basin Mixers

Shower & Basin Mixers

Sure it's not a typo and they mean Franke? Edit: Hmm, perhaps not, here's their website http://frande.com.au/ Seems to be a small time…

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paul-jg
Sep 26, 2008 5:16 pm
suh
suh
28 September 2008

Walk-In Shower Recess

Walk-In Shower Recess

Yes it makes sense thanks. In my bathroom now we have a step up to the bath and then where the top of the bath tiles meets the sides is exactly how I want it done, (does…

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suh
Sep 28, 2008 11:18 am
suh
penjay
penjay
29 September 2008

Double vanity versus seperate shower and bath

Double vanity versus seperate shower and bath

I don't really understand laundry chutes - getting the clothes down to the laundry is the easy part, it's carrying them back up again to be folded and put away that is…

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penjay
Sep 29, 2008 7:29 pm
penjay

This is apparently a painting on someones bathroom floor (probably more likely to be photoshop - still looks funny…

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JellyLegs
Oct 01, 2008 12:15 pm
JellyLegs
Lyn
Lyn
1 October 2008

Glass walls instead of tiles

Glass walls instead of tiles

What about Laminex Aquapanel?

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Lyn
Oct 01, 2008 11:20 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
2 October 2008

Green Energy Water Efficient Showerhead

Green Energy Water Efficient Showerhead

New question. The other day I received my pack of 6 free energy efficient light globes and water efficient showerhead in the mail the other day, cause I switched to…

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grace_slick
Oct 02, 2008 11:38 am
grace_slick
KWOOD2
KWOOD2
2 October 2008

More shower questions…

More shower questions…

I disagree. I am a small builder and plumbers…

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KWOOD2
Oct 02, 2008 9:03 pm
KWOOD2
waterhaven
waterhaven
2 October 2008

Shower floors

Shower floors

We are having a normal white shower base but I wish we had upgraded to having the tiles ... think it gives more of a sleek look... . :)

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waterhaven
Oct 02, 2008 10:49 pm
waterhaven

I noticed with Matt's bathroom that the bath hob had not been waterproofed in accordance with the Building Code of Australia. A lot of builders are missing this area -…

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buildingcheck
Oct 03, 2008 6:39 pm
kyton
kyton
4 October 2008

No tiles in shower

No tiles in shower

Yep my first home purchase was a little cottage built in the '60's - it's shower was exactly the same. Only problem I had was the bottom of the wall started to blow and…

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kyton
Oct 04, 2008 11:30 pm
kyton
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
6 October 2008

Cheap bathroom reno - advice wanted see photos

Cheap bathroom reno - advice wanted see photos

I'm of the opionion it's fine as a rental. If anything, you could lay some of the vinyl that is designed to lay on top of tiles for the floors. Not in he shower. Lick…

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Yak_Chat
Oct 06, 2008 4:17 pm
Yak_Chat
grace_slick
grace_slick
7 October 2008

How much might these plumbing jobs be?

How much might these plumbing jobs be?

I’ve got a couple of replies back. One said it’d be $150 for the removal of the insinkerator but not sure how much replacement of new sink would be (depends if it…

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grace_slick
Oct 07, 2008 10:54 am
grace_slick
kirribilli
kirribilli
10 October 2008

Kirribilli's Tiling around the bath

Kirribilli's Tiling around the bath

Hi, Only just saw this thread! Yes they are mitred edges, an upgrade which cost us $300, this included all edges - bath, spa, walls, shower hobs and hobs around…

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kirribilli
Oct 10, 2008 9:59 pm
kirribilli
ChrisL
ChrisL
11 October 2008

Should I replace this toilet - I am tiling

Should I replace this toilet - I am tiling

Jesse, If you get a plumber to tile and put in a new toilet, they'll probably tile first and sit the bowl on top (with approx 8-10mm gap, filled with silicon). I…

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ChrisL
Oct 11, 2008 8:55 pm
Lostris
Lostris
12 October 2008

Installing new toilet

Installing new toilet

You can buy rubber adaptors that go from cast iron to pvc from plumbing supply stores. I doubt that it is a lead pipe, as standard in that time of building they used cast iron.

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Lostris
Oct 12, 2008 11:41 pm
I_BUILD
I_BUILD
13 October 2008

Replacing bathroom floor

Replacing bathroom floor

Chipboard/ fibro underlay is the cheap option and can be problematic down the track if there's a leak. The best way to do it is to use…

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I_BUILD
Oct 13, 2008 3:33 pm
I_BUILD
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
14 October 2008

screaming tap

screaming tap

the seat looked like new still :) I checked the shower head too. I tryed opening the rear outside tap to bleed trapped out. I swore lots so thanks everyone. you…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 14, 2008 11:55 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
I_BUILD
I_BUILD
16 October 2008

Walk in Shower Feedback and Design Suggestions

Walk in Shower Feedback and Design Suggestions

It would all depend on the design and size of the shower. As you can see there are many variations so some would tend to splash water outside the shower a lot more than…

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I_BUILD
Oct 16, 2008 11:15 pm
I_BUILD
lilian
lilian
21 October 2008

How much for a new plug hole?

How much for a new plug hole?

Not sure whether you resolved your problem with the ugly plug hole things but thought I would offer some feedback on the company I happened across - "Mend A Bathroom". I…

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lilian
Oct 21, 2008 3:31 pm
lilian
lilian
lilian
21 October 2008

How much for replacement vanity top? (small)

How much for replacement vanity top? (small)

Well, I think I know what you mean because I am lumbered with similar stuff throughout my 70's home. I think mine is a laminex and it is white but with strange silver…

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lilian
Oct 21, 2008 6:09 pm
lilian
lilian
lilian
21 October 2008

How to use steam mop!?

How to use steam mop!?

Matt, do you have model details etc on the steam mop pictured. I have been a hands and knees scrubbing afficianado for floors but my scrubbing days are drawing to a close…

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lilian
Oct 21, 2008 6:17 pm
lilian
grace_slick
grace_slick
22 October 2008

In-shower mirrors…

In-shower mirrors…
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The other suction mirror I ordered from Ebay arrived yesterday. I just have to get 1 more battery before I can HOPEFULLY successfully stick it to the wall. I am SO hoping…

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grace_slick
Oct 22, 2008 4:20 pm
grace_slick
grace_slick
grace_slick
24 October 2008

New taps for bathroom vanity & shower

New taps for bathroom vanity & shower

I don't actually want to replace the water spout tap thing. Just the hot & cold controller things. They're what I call "taps" (as opposed to the "faucet" or however you…

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grace_slick
Oct 24, 2008 10:52 pm
grace_slick
MadCow
MadCow
26 October 2008

Glass Splashbacks for Shower?

Glass Splashbacks for Shower?

actually, we gave up the idea as it will look a bit funny if only the shower has glass splashbacks. Also, it is not cheap

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MadCow
Oct 26, 2008 7:52 am
waterhaven
waterhaven
26 October 2008

Bathroom pics - today 02/10/08

Bathroom pics - today 02/10/08

Hi Sid, Frameless look great, we didn't have an option unless we wanted to $$$. The only thing we have noticed is the gaps between the glass, I think some water would…

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waterhaven
Oct 26, 2008 8:25 am
waterhaven
donuts
donuts
29 October 2008

Nice looking but cheap flick mixer for vanity?

Nice looking but cheap flick mixer for vanity?
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No ed, we are getting normal bath and shower taps and faucets - just the vanities/sinks are mixers.

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donuts
Oct 29, 2008 3:23 pm
donuts
MaleenaH
MaleenaH
31 October 2008

Help me!!! Where do i start??

Help me!!! Where do i start??

if you can keep the toilet there and add another one in the bathroom that would be great (if possible).. nothing worse than someone needing to use the toilet when you are…

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MaleenaH
Oct 31, 2008 1:19 pm
MaleenaH
sammy
sammy
3 November 2008

Opinions on bathroom tiling

Opinions on bathroom tiling

Yes, Southies. I think it took almost 2 months! Each time we bought it up, SS said they will look into it. Contact PCA last Wed and got a resolution in less than 1 week!

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sammy
Nov 03, 2008 1:08 pm
sammy
MaleenaH
MaleenaH
5 November 2008

Small basin for toilet

Small basin for toilet

Actually, I wouldnt' have it anywhere else but DH's shed - when he gets one ! I couldn't stand the idea of standing over it or beside it to wash…

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MaleenaH
Nov 05, 2008 5:10 pm
MaleenaH
WFFS
WFFS
11 November 2008

Removing tiles

Removing tiles

For those interested, just thought to mention that you can do a two day tiling course (wall and floor) at Holmsglen tafe in Melbourne and it's actually not a bad…

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WFFS
Nov 11, 2008 4:51 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
14 November 2008

Wet Grout? Leaking Shower? Help!! - Fixing Stained Grout?

Wet Grout? Leaking Shower? Help!! - Fixing Stained Grout?

Hi Lyn It maybe a number of reasons if stained than your only option would be to colour seal the grout see this link for more info.

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Grout Perfect
Nov 14, 2008 11:02 am
Grout Perfect
grace_slick
grace_slick
17 November 2008

Handyman put holes in shower tiles...in wrong place

Handyman put holes in shower tiles...in wrong place

Yeah, that's what I thought (re the good cheap price). Otherwise, I'd have said something. I didn't end up saying anything cause (not sure I said this in my other post)…

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grace_slick
Nov 17, 2008 5:05 pm
grace_slick
Sassy_Bud
Sassy_Bud
18 November 2008

Pictures of my laundry renovation - finally!

Pictures of my laundry renovation - finally!

I dunno about that one Wingies. Apparently he is married as my neighbour noticed his wedding band on a necklace when she was talking to him about getting her lounge room done.

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Sassy_Bud
Nov 18, 2008 2:35 pm
ed.
ed.
20 November 2008

Rinnai Infinity and Water Saving Showerheads?

Rinnai Infinity and Water Saving Showerheads?

I am having the same problem... :evil: Our old gas water heater died, so I thought I would be smart and get an instant one as the star rating was…

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ed.
Nov 20, 2008 9:26 am
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kyton
Nov 22, 2008 12:47 pm
kyton
Robin
Robin
23 November 2008

Plumbing question - how hideously expensive will this be?

Plumbing question - how hideously expensive will this be?

Great idea! Thanks mattwalker. The Caroma shown also saves water used for hand-washing - to be used for the next flush. I saw an ad somewhere - the Caroma suite cost…

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Robin
Nov 23, 2008 4:31 am
Robin
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 9:37 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 2:33 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 2:06 pm
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loretta
Dec 02, 2008 8:35 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 12:03 pm
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 11:46 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 4:01 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 5:00 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 9:04 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 11:27 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 1:50 pm
dymonite69


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