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roundbathcompany
roundbathcompany
24 July 2014

Is installing a spa bath asking for trouble?

Is installing a spa bath asking for trouble?

hello, jim from roundbathcompany here,after reading some of the replies noisy pumps,ordinary spas etc etc most of these issues point more toward the spa builders/suppliers…

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roundbathcompany
Jul 24, 2014 2:06 pm
roundbathcompany
roundbathcompany
24 July 2014

Freestanding bath V's Freestanding Spa

Freestanding bath V's Freestanding Spa

hello, jim from roundbathcompany here most freestanding baths are now imported from china as with all products there are good and not so good re compliance and…

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roundbathcompany
Jul 24, 2014 1:40 pm
mrsmel
mrsmel
24 July 2014

Removing water? stains from an old toilet

Removing water? stains from an old toilet
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Yay, it does sound pretty gross but I'm glad you now have a gorgeous white toilet bowl.

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mrsmel
Jul 24, 2014 10:41 am
mrsmel
TomCat
TomCat
23 July 2014

Resurvacing baths and shower/baths

Resurvacing baths and shower/baths

I did my own metal bath (circa 1950s). It only cost me about $40 -- specialty heavy duty 'bath' enamel paint from hardware. It turned out fantastic! You just have to sand…

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TomCat
Jul 23, 2014 10:06 pm
TomCat
Melsie68
Melsie68
23 July 2014

Polished Porcelain Tiles - Staining

Polished Porcelain Tiles - Staining
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Hi . I don't know if this helps , I can't see your photos . But I thought my tiles where staining . I had a rep and a guy from imported ceramics . They brought with them…

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Melsie68
Jul 23, 2014 9:32 pm

Very little to no over spray, Love it. One of our frameless - walk-in showers 1800mm x 900mm. Glass 1000mm…

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Lourance
Jul 23, 2014 1:10 pm
chippy
chippy
23 July 2014

Wall as a Shower Screen

Wall as a Shower Screen

Trixee. I've sent you a PM

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chippy
Jul 23, 2014 11:51 am
chippy
BirdieH
BirdieH
16 July 2014

Where to put a bathroom?

Where to put a bathroom?

Hi there I have a question I'm keen for advice about. We have to renovate our main bathroom as waterproofing not done properly so whole lot has to be ripped out. Problem…

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BirdieH
Jul 16, 2014 6:30 pm
PeterHattam
PeterHattam
16 July 2014

Whining Shower

Whining Shower

I have instantaneous hot water and a mixer tap in the shower, both installed less than 2 years ago. When I turn on the tap all is fine, but when the water heats up the…

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PeterHattam
Jul 16, 2014 12:37 pm
SPF
SPF
14 July 2014

Glass shower bath screen suggestions?

Glass shower bath screen suggestions?

We're about to do the same thing! We got three quotes, Stegbar being over $1000, and the other two about $600. It should be OK - do you want me…

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SPF
Jul 14, 2014 9:57 pm
CH2012
CH2012
13 July 2014

Shower head positioning

Shower head positioning

Cheers guys. Glad I'm not crazy. All of what you have done sounds logical. I'll say we want it at that short end. A hob for the pipes isn't the end of the world. It's a…

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CH2012
Jul 13, 2014 9:23 pm
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Crazyk
Jul 12, 2014 4:23 pm
Crazyk
Glenda1
Glenda1
12 July 2014

New Shower Base onto existing tiles

New Shower Base onto existing tiles

We had a leaking shower base. The plumber and the tiler simply covered the exisitng tiles with new membrane and new tiles, and that was that! It cosst us $600 for the…

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Glenda1
Jul 12, 2014 4:03 pm
Mouldmen
Mouldmen
11 July 2014

regrouting shower

regrouting shower

As I said it is a real pain in the butt to do. If you are after a short to medium term fix just do the areas you need to do to make the…

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Mouldmen
Jul 11, 2014 12:44 pm
webjockey
webjockey
9 July 2014

Selecting Basins

Selecting Basins

What's the bench made from, and what's the tapware? However, i would buy them from a bricks & motar store. Not…

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webjockey
Jul 09, 2014 2:22 pm
dibdot
dibdot
9 July 2014

Help please with vanity choice

Help please with vanity choice

I can't comment on endurance or durability over time, but we've just had a 900mm 2-drawer ADP wall-hung vanity installed in our bathroom and it looks and feels terrific.

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dibdot
Jul 09, 2014 10:46 am
blacky199
blacky199
7 July 2014

Contemporary Ensuite Renovation with Industrial Twist

Contemporary Ensuite Renovation with Industrial Twist

Sure the ipad still works. Check out the video. It's been tweaked since this was shot so is working alot fast on the new operating…

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blacky199
Jul 07, 2014 9:51 pm
thangnhoc
thangnhoc
7 July 2014

stubborn bathtube/shower cartridge!!!

stubborn bathtube/shower cartridge!!!

Thanks GBDEsign! I will try that too! I am looking for a ring spanner as per Stewie's advice now though

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thangnhoc
Jul 07, 2014 9:29 am
dibdot
dibdot
6 July 2014

Feature tiles help needed

Feature tiles help needed

Oh gosh I spent WEEKS and WEEKS agonising over exactly this - we just renovated (or have almost finished anyway) our small master bathroom/ensuite and I vacillated for…

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dibdot
Jul 06, 2014 10:31 am
JB1
JB1
28 June 2014

Shower screen issue

Shower screen issue

My semi frameless still has a 2mm gap between the door and fixed panels. Little water gets out. Most of the water that escapes from a fully frameless comes from the bottom.

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JB1
Jun 28, 2014 6:28 pm

The 1970's called. They want their bathroom back. If the OP is considering a wet area in their master bathroom with both shower and bath in there then for a start it must…

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Stewie D
Jun 20, 2014 10:07 am
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
19 June 2014

Gloss floor tiles & size

Gloss floor tiles & size

You will find it impossible to scratch polished porcelain tiles. If you drag a file cabinet over them then yes it will scratch but so will matt finish tiles. Matt finish…

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Grout Perfect
Jun 19, 2014 2:41 pm
Grout Perfect
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
19 June 2014

Difference in tile sizes both supposed to be 600x300

Difference in tile sizes both supposed to be 600x300

Thanks for the replies guys. I just never realised that there could be such a difference in the same size tile. Interestingly the tile with the…

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Treeseachanger
Jun 19, 2014 8:44 am

Bulk tile cutting services?

Bulk tile cutting services?

The cuts would be exactly the same as when you buy them, most 600x300 tiles are 600x600 tiles cut in half. That aside, I would like some…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jun 16, 2014 7:20 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
michae
michae
14 June 2014

Tiling dilemma

Tiling dilemma

Since you've already decided, will you just post some pics of your finished product? It would be much appreciated!

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michae
Jun 14, 2014 12:15 pm
michae
mgilla
mgilla
6 June 2014

Tiling around bath

Tiling around bath

it depends on the look you are after, most houses have a bath hob bigger than the bath tub that sits on top of the tiles then silicone is run around between the bath edge…

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mgilla
Jun 06, 2014 5:38 pm
chippy
chippy
6 June 2014

Floor to ceiling tile question

Floor to ceiling tile question

The other problem will be your cornice. If you have floor to ceiling tiling the cornice is installed after the tiles. If you do the tiling after the cornice you lose the…

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chippy
Jun 06, 2014 9:44 am
chippy
AussieMark
AussieMark
4 June 2014

taps (more expensive vs. budget)

taps (more expensive vs. budget)

The de zincification is what i think may be called DR Brass and all taps must have it to get teh Aussie Stamp. If the AUS Standards stamp was not required I could have…

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AussieMark
Jun 04, 2014 1:55 am

Hi all, We're in the midst of finalising some renovation plans on our family home and I am not 100% sure of what to do with our laundry and bathroom. Neither are huge but…

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nems
Jun 02, 2014 10:25 pm
ilium007
ilium007
2 June 2014

Pics needed of a walk in shower

Pics needed of a walk in shower

Yeah - so basically, instead of a Hebal hob that you have to step over I am wondering if you can just use a length of angle aluminum to build up the wet area by about 40 -…

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ilium007
Jun 02, 2014 10:23 pm
ilium007
mikkyG
mikkyG
2 June 2014

Stained timber in bathroom, does it need special treatment?

Stained timber in bathroom, does it need special treatment?

I think it'll be fine also just still scratching my head how they arrived at 5.4k

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mikkyG
Jun 02, 2014 5:15 pm
mycl
mycl
28 May 2014

Master bathroom layout: Bath under window or not?

Master bathroom layout: Bath under window or not?
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If you are going under a window and directly next to a door I would do a hob .....I had a claw foot bath under a window looked amazing but the…

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mycl
May 28, 2014 10:46 pm
AussieMark
AussieMark
26 May 2014

Brand new bath badly scratched - help?!?

Brand new bath badly scratched - help?!?

Sorry for your trouble. The episode above is exactly why I go in mistrusting every thing. I have no problem paying the money for the service but with top price come…

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AussieMark
May 26, 2014 11:24 pm
kexkez
kexkez
26 May 2014

Small bathroom reno HELP!

Small bathroom reno HELP!

Hi Punky, with most retirement villages you have to get permission from the village corporate to do any changes to bathrooms etc, and they may have set people that she is…

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kexkez
May 26, 2014 5:01 pm
kexkez
lejothomas
lejothomas
26 May 2014

Round Bath Company

Round Bath Company

Hi Neil How did you go with this company? Did you buy from this company (Round Bath Company). I am also looking out for a spa bath.... Please reply if you could... Thanks

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lejothomas
May 26, 2014 1:51 pm
Gertrudemyra
Gertrudemyra
25 May 2014

Ensuite bathroom Reno

Ensuite bathroom Reno

I'm starting to get cold feet with the subway tiles. I don't think I would be able to keep them clean! I have found some 300 x 600 white tiles for the walls almost the…

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Gertrudemyra
May 25, 2014 11:20 am
GreenbankReno
GreenbankReno
24 May 2014

Bathroom sliding door falling apart

Bathroom sliding door falling apart

Does anyone have any advice on how to fix or what to do with a mirrored bathroom door backing splitting? I live in Brisbane and the change in weather from cold to hot has…

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GreenbankReno
May 24, 2014 11:29 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 May 2014

Laundry chute

Laundry chute

Anything like this to make life easier as posters above have said. Here's a few more viewtopic.php?f=62&t=49202&p=894005#p894005 Stewie

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Stewie D
May 20, 2014 8:48 am
candycandy
candycandy
19 May 2014

Clothes Line

Clothes Line

Don't forget Quality Clothesline. They can install and you can choose from custom colours. Australian made. http://www.qualityclotheslines.net

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candycandy
May 19, 2014 9:28 pm
t_banning
t_banning
19 May 2014

Water stop angle height

Water stop angle height

Thanks Mgilla. I'll play around a bit more and let you know how I go.

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t_banning
May 19, 2014 9:15 pm
takeiteasy
takeiteasy
18 May 2014

How to I take off this towel rail.

How to I take off this towel rail.

Thank you. Whoever put it on made a mess of the grub screw so I didn't recognise it for what it was. Problem solved.

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takeiteasy
May 18, 2014 11:33 pm
bpratt
bpratt
18 May 2014

Bathroom renovation - bath or no bath?

Bathroom renovation - bath or no bath?

The downstairs bathroom will have a separate bath and shower, more for resale value than anything as we only use it on the odd occasion, mostly…

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bpratt
May 18, 2014 6:22 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
15 May 2014

plumbing fittings

plumbing fittings

Have you checked with a plumber or similar ?

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Saint Mike
May 15, 2014 9:07 am
Saint Mike
TinaG
TinaG
13 May 2014

Laundry location?

Laundry location?

Assuming there is space on that side for some sort of clothes line, I think that's fine. It's not huge, but I think it's fine especially if the dryer is wall-mounted.

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TinaG
May 13, 2014 9:13 am
Crazyk
Crazyk
12 May 2014

Small plumbing problem under laundry sink

Small plumbing problem under laundry sink

You can just plug it up or plumb your stuff into it as CEK said

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Crazyk
May 12, 2014 9:07 pm
Crazyk
JB1
JB1
12 May 2014

Advice: is this tiling job acceptable?

Advice: is this tiling job acceptable?

I've actually started looking at the people who start the topic and their past history. Some start a few topics, get them answered but never thank people or bother to…

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JB1
May 12, 2014 2:25 pm
JB1
JB1
9 May 2014

unequal pressure when installing a sink mixer

unequal pressure when installing a sink mixer

Hot water pressure is generally determined by the cold water pressure going into the hot water. Make sure the cold water connection to the HWS is fully open. As for a…

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JB1
May 09, 2014 10:20 pm
robbie55
robbie55
6 May 2014

Help needed

Help needed

I imagine you have a spout thats not a perfect circle where it meets the wall so the scratches are visible once its installed. We had the same problem and the only…

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robbie55
May 06, 2014 12:25 pm
robbie55

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