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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…
1, 2

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?
1, 2

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
1, 2

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
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 9:00 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 9:00 pm
kyton
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iDarren
Jan 04, 2009 11:13 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 7:41 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 8:37 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 5:02 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 10:08 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 10:29 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 11:04 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 2:20 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 11:37 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 4:07 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 6:22 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 3:34 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 8:24 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 11:25 am
ICK

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