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ChrisE
ChrisE
24 January 2015

Rinnai hot water service

Rinnai hot water service

Do any of you using a Rinnai tankless system have the wireless controllers? Wondering if I should invest in those.

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ChrisE
Jan 24, 2015 3:27 am
ChrisE
ChrisE
15 January 2015

Ensuite design help

Ensuite design help

Well, I have an old clawfoot so I am probably not the person to make good recommendations based on ease of cleaning. Corner tubs are, however, tremendous space hogs. But…

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ChrisE
Jan 15, 2015 9:41 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 January 2015

Block off old taps

Block off old taps

Legally...yes! You also have to be very aware…

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SaveH2O
Jan 13, 2015 9:29 am
SaveH2O
questionable
questionable
12 January 2015

Bathroom Reno Project

Bathroom Reno Project

Wow looks fantastic! Youve done it for a pretty good price too. My very small bathroom reno cost me $10 000! But it was gutted completely.

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questionable
Jan 12, 2015 7:49 pm
Grey man
Grey man
9 January 2015

Timber panelling in bathroom

Timber panelling in bathroom

Looking to use EasyCLAD painted white to dado height in bathroom to add character. Anyone does this or something like it?

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Grey man
Jan 09, 2015 7:09 am
Melsie68
Melsie68
5 January 2015

Show me your dark tiled bathrooms/ensuite please...

Show me your dark tiled bathrooms/ensuite please...

Ha ha . Trends come and go so fast .but i always say I will date with it . Dark tiles do look great . But you just need to be careful it having dark grout that ends up…

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Melsie68
Jan 05, 2015 8:30 pm
Splashers
Splashers
29 December 2014

Bath Tub Repairs and Refinishing

Bath Tub Repairs and Refinishing

I have not personally used it but i have been on jobs where people have tried to do it themselves and i have never seen a good job. I have seen it done professionally and…

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Splashers
Dec 29, 2014 5:10 pm
Splashers
Splashers
Splashers
23 December 2014

Walk in (open) shower

Walk in (open) shower
1, 2, 3, 4

No matter how much your grease your elbow to make scrub your tile and grout to make them look and get it back to its original new floor shine, but you feel disappointed…

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Splashers
Dec 23, 2014 9:09 pm
Splashers
Beazley77
Beazley77
22 December 2014

What size bathtub

What size bathtub

I'd go 1675 as its more an adult sized bath. If you then don't have room either end for shampoo bottles and the like perhaps pull it away from the wall on the long size…

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Beazley77
Dec 22, 2014 5:36 pm
Beazley77
blackbeauty
blackbeauty
19 December 2014

Sewer line connection-is it reasonable?

Sewer line connection-is it reasonable?

Thanks Stewie, You are the best! Your answers helped me a lot! Merry xmas to you and Family! Hope no more shocking news in the new year!

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blackbeauty
Dec 19, 2014 12:10 pm
mgilla
mgilla
11 December 2014

Can I tile or concrete over current tiles in shower basin?

Can I tile or concrete over current tiles in shower basin?

What Beetaloo said. You have a recessed tray into your slab, remove the tiles and existing bedding back to the slab. Then you can waterproof over the wall sheets and down…

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mgilla
Dec 11, 2014 7:14 pm
building inspector
building inspector
8 December 2014

Bath edge rusty..ideas welcome

Bath edge rusty..ideas welcome

I would try spraying rust convertor on it to kill the rust then rub it back smooth with wet and dry paper until smooth ready to be re-coated. [Edit: Advertising links…

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building inspector
Dec 08, 2014 9:00 pm
building inspector
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
8 December 2014

Ensuite design question

Ensuite design question

I don't use a bath - prefer shower - but loved them in footie days. Also - you need them for kids - but not necessarily in ensuite. Unless its a spa too ?

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Saint Mike
Dec 08, 2014 6:34 am
Saint Mike
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
7 December 2014

Pros & Cons of Bathroom Basins

Pros & Cons of Bathroom Basins

If you need bench space than the best option i think is undermount style basins. Easier to clean and gives a far better look more clutter…

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Treeseachanger
Dec 07, 2014 4:31 pm
Splashers
Splashers
6 December 2014

Leaking Shower in 3 year old home

Leaking Shower in 3 year old home

For NSW i believe its 7 years but dont allow them to band aid the problem to get them through the warranty period. Get an independent qualified person to asses the problem…

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Splashers
Dec 06, 2014 9:54 pm
Splashers
Splashers
Splashers
21 November 2014

Main bathroom layout help

Main bathroom layout help

I have teenage daughters and its all about bench space and power points. Our vanity is 1800 n just single bowl in the middle acts like a divider...lol. By the time the…

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Splashers
Nov 20, 2014 11:18 pm
Splashers
kylie40
kylie40
15 November 2014

bath set-up

bath set-up

For my new bathroom I have chosen a drop in bath and I'd like to have a ~10cm tiled surround on all sides for plenty of space to put shampoo bottles, wine glasses and…

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kylie40
Nov 15, 2014 9:09 pm
kylie40
Splashers
Splashers
14 November 2014

Drop-in bath surround

Drop-in bath surround

We had the same thing in our previous house but with the tiled area on top it was a nightmare to keep clean especially with kids. We had an area of about 200 at the ends…

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Splashers
Nov 14, 2014 9:26 am
Splashers
Stewie D
Stewie D
12 November 2014

supporting an old suspended concrete floor

supporting an old suspended concrete floor

To add to what qebtel is saying, how much does it vibrate when you jump on it ? Our bathroom floor is a suspended slab too but doesn't vibrate at all when I jump on it…

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Stewie D
Nov 12, 2014 1:47 pm
Matt1
Matt1
11 November 2014

Can't do hobless shower in second storey bathroom?

Can't do hobless shower in second storey bathroom?

Thought so. Spoke to the SS yesterday. He's going to take it up with the office today but didn't know why they would say that either.

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Matt1
Nov 11, 2014 6:48 am
Matt1
Buff
Buff
10 November 2014

Pop plug in bath needs repair

Pop plug in bath needs repair

Hi Jim, Thanks for your reply. I went to a plumbing shop on the recommendation of a work colleague - they gave the same advice as you and for under $10, the problem was…

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Buff
Nov 10, 2014 5:22 pm
qebtel
qebtel
10 November 2014

Questions on how to tile a bathroom.

Questions on how to tile a bathroom.

Dont hold your breath for an answer. Signed up 30 Jul, made one post on 30Jul, visited one more time on 31 Jul...and thats it for daveswall

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qebtel
Nov 10, 2014 9:29 am
SallyA
SallyA
8 November 2014

In Floor wired towel rails and waterproofing

In Floor wired towel rails and waterproofing

The electrics are well away from water. I'm happy now with the decision (although it's not a ladder but a free standing floor mount, thus without the extra stability of…

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SallyA
Nov 08, 2014 12:38 pm
Kas
Kas
7 November 2014

Perth Bathroom Reno Recommendations?

Perth Bathroom Reno Recommendations?

Hi, We've just bought a house in Perth and it needs a reno. We're new to Perth and have no idea where to go! Can anyone give any recommendations for: Kitchens,…

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Kas
Nov 07, 2014 5:28 pm
archetto
archetto
1 November 2014

Floor to ceiling tiling at a later date

Floor to ceiling tiling at a later date

Thanks everyone, think we will leave it for now, maybe the next house :)

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archetto
Nov 01, 2014 3:05 pm
archetto
Bathroomware House
Bathroomware House
1 November 2014

Toilet suite

Toilet suite

Streamline do a lot of excellent toilets, all with Geberit Cisterns, Geberit is undoubtedly the best cisterns in the world, and are sold in every country. You would be…

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Bathroomware House
Nov 01, 2014 8:45 am
Bathroomware House
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
27 October 2014

Slip resistance and bathroom tiles

Slip resistance and bathroom tiles

Glazed R10 tiles should be fine but matt finish may cause some cleaning issues. The most problems we see is people cleaning there tiles with dirty water as all they are…

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Grout Perfect
Oct 27, 2014 10:11 am
Grout Perfect
alishine143
alishine143
24 October 2014

Help with Ensuite layout

Help with Ensuite layout

Hi Guys, What is a nib wall please?

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alishine143
Oct 24, 2014 2:27 pm
qebtel
qebtel
24 October 2014

Waterproofing requirements

Waterproofing requirements

As an OB though in Qld, can't you do the waterproofing yourself ? I can understand if he was going to sell the place within the statutory…

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qebtel
Oct 24, 2014 9:56 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
22 October 2014

Colour suggestions for brown bathrooms/laundry

Colour suggestions for brown bathrooms/laundry

Seeing actual photos of those rooms would help a lot. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=58434&start=20 About fourteen posts down This is for uploading a photo to photobucket. Other…

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Stewie D
Oct 22, 2014 12:52 pm
mgilla
mgilla
21 October 2014

For all you tilers out there

For all you tilers out there

The tiler cuts the hole in the tile to suit whatever the floor waste is. It may be just a case of pulling out the round and cutting in the square in the existing tile, or…

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mgilla
Oct 21, 2014 8:05 pm
Zedman
Zedman
21 October 2014

Floor tiles on bathroom walls

Floor tiles on bathroom walls

Hi Wally Both wall tile and floor tiles can come in both a satin or gloss finish. But a wall tile is generally a less dense biscuit and is used walls only. Also there…

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Zedman
Oct 21, 2014 11:05 am
Zedman
bpratt
bpratt
15 October 2014

Bathroom Retrofit Products - Quoss

Bathroom Retrofit Products - Quoss

I put one of these in to our old bathroom several years ago, and it was very easy to install it. Bought it from Bunnings, but have never seen them there ever again…

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bpratt
Oct 15, 2014 10:41 pm
Kempe
Kempe
14 October 2014

Renovating cistern

Renovating cistern

My cistern which sits next to the slightly open window in my ensuite is badly faded and really needs replaced, but there is a difficulty in I cannot match the colour and…

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Kempe
Oct 14, 2014 7:05 pm
Splashers
Splashers
10 October 2014

Ensuites, double showers

Ensuites, double showers

Yeah i would agree to swap toilet and shower positions over to allow the wall to wall screen if you want the 2 heads. DO NOT put a swing door leading into the bathroom…

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Splashers
Oct 10, 2014 10:03 pm
Splashers
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
10 October 2014

Shower niche or shelves or baskets

Shower niche or shelves or baskets
1, 2

I know that some of the larger builders charge around $800 for a niche.

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Berstan Homes
Oct 10, 2014 9:51 am
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
10 October 2014

Wall hung toilet

Wall hung toilet

Most builders would call up a variation due to the noggins required and yes extra cost for the unit.

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Berstan Homes
Oct 10, 2014 9:48 am
Berstan Homes
Splashers
Splashers
7 October 2014

Bathroom Waterproofing quality

Bathroom Waterproofing quality

When waterproofing is done properly you can not see through it to the sheets behind, these problems occur because of shows like THE BLOCK which rush through jobs just for…

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Splashers
Oct 07, 2014 8:57 am
Splashers
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
5 October 2014

2 shower heads in main bathroom and ensuite?

2 shower heads in main bathroom and ensuite?

how does the water pressure go with having two showers going? in every house I have had if hubby is in the shower and I turn on the…

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SaveH2O
Oct 05, 2014 9:32 am
SaveH2O
sas19621
sas19621
3 October 2014

Help.Advice on tile mitres, tiler now says it wont look good

Help.Advice on tile mitres, tiler now says it wont look good

So glad that we stuck to our guns with mitred. The tiler is doing an amazing job and they look fantastic, well worth standing up for what we wanted so far.

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sas19621
Oct 03, 2014 4:18 pm
lighthome
lighthome
30 September 2014

Guide to managing builders and trades during bathroom reno

Guide to managing builders and trades during bathroom reno

Hi everyone, I'm the editor of the Light Home website and this week we posted a video guide to finding, hiring and managing builders and tradies during a bathroom…

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lighthome
Sep 30, 2014 10:01 am
lighthome
lighthome
30 September 2014

Which trades for bathroom renos?

Which trades for bathroom renos?

Hi there, We've posted a new video on hiring and managing builders and trades for a bathroom reno that might help you, if you'd like to check it out:

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lighthome
Sep 30, 2014 9:18 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 September 2014

Shower niche height

Shower niche height

The thread above this one has some similar questions posed and answered. Most of it revolves around keeping the niches away from or above the " splash zone" otherwise they…

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Stewie D
Sep 23, 2014 7:51 pm
lisalula
lisalula
23 September 2014

Smartex pipe connectors

Smartex pipe connectors

I'm new here :) Just wondered if anyone had used Smartex connectors as a permanent solution for plumbing repairs/replacements? I am wanting to shut off some water pipes…

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lisalula
Sep 23, 2014 4:11 pm
Splashers
Splashers
20 September 2014

bathroom reno

bathroom reno

Ensuite must contain a toilet, i would remove the bath to add the toilet as all the ensuites i have renovated have always generally had a toilet as it is what most people…

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Splashers
Sep 20, 2014 1:00 pm
Splashers
Splashers
Splashers
16 September 2014

Bathroom door and shower door

Bathroom door and shower door

There is no law that they can not cross paths. Most shower doors always seem to come into contact with main doors. The only way to avoid this is to use a sliding cavity…

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Splashers
Sep 16, 2014 10:28 am
Splashers
Berstan Homes
Berstan Homes
16 September 2014

Frameless vs semi-frameless shower screens

Frameless vs semi-frameless shower screens

We use semi frame less shower screens on all our projects, I believe they give a clearer appearance. Semi frame less shower screens are a lot easier to clean with less…

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Berstan Homes
Sep 16, 2014 10:03 am
Berstan Homes
tsmith
tsmith
15 September 2014

Cost to install bathroom vanity in Perth

Cost to install bathroom vanity in Perth

Hey there, I wonder if anyone knows what it costs to install a bathroom vanity? I got a really nice vanity from the sink warehouse 2nds store in gosnells.. We live in…

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tsmith
Sep 15, 2014 5:52 pm
Melsie68
Melsie68
12 September 2014

Wet Grout

Wet Grout

I live in perth we do things different here

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Melsie68
Sep 12, 2014 11:57 am


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