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michaeltsikov
michaeltsikov
31 August 2013

Best Bathroom Designs

Best Bathroom Designs

Sometimes i browse through google.. sometimes in freshome.com

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michaeltsikov
Aug 31, 2013 6:44 pm
michaeltsikov
builderforlife
builderforlife
31 August 2013

Putting shower next to windows - how to waterproof?

Putting shower next to windows - how to waterproof?

Wixy there are a few considerations. Aluminium windows will be best, and the waterproofing and tiles need to be carried across the timber reveal and to be sealed against…

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builderforlife
Aug 31, 2013 6:40 pm
builderforlife
lynny-jane
lynny-jane
30 August 2013

Anyone tried Aussie Drain Mate/Grate Seal/Dekfit Grate Mate?

Anyone tried Aussie Drain Mate/Grate Seal/Dekfit Grate Mate?

Hi John34, After we moved into our new house we noticed an awful smell coming from the floor waste in our laundry - turns out that when they were plumbing in the drainage…

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lynny-jane
Aug 30, 2013 1:40 pm
lynny-jane
wixy
wixy
29 August 2013

Is 700mm too narrow for a shower?

Is 700mm too narrow for a shower?

Thanks, I think you're right. I've been standing in a pretend 700mm wide space and being tall it's quite tight for me when I arms. Gonna have to rethink things.

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wixy
Aug 29, 2013 8:38 am
AJW
AJW
27 August 2013

Bath and shower mixer?

Bath and shower mixer?

Best solution is an instantaneous hot water system with controllers. I jump in the shower every morning set it to 42 turn just the hot water tap on and I know it will be…

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AJW
Aug 27, 2013 6:47 pm
ashilleong
ashilleong
26 August 2013

European laundry....help please

European laundry....help please

Our agent tried to tell us the house we were looking at had a 'European laundry'.... outside under the veranduh.

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ashilleong
Aug 26, 2013 8:30 pm
ashilleong
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
25 August 2013

Builder wants to vent exhaust fans into metal roof

Builder wants to vent exhaust fans into metal roof

Noooo! :shock: And if you pay for external venting make sure he does it properly! Our builder was happy to do it but later we discovered what a cheap job he'd done, it needs a…

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JazzyJess
Aug 25, 2013 4:52 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
23 August 2013

Dryer venting through door

Dryer venting through door

The heat is quite moderate which is why the venting is often plastic.

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builderforlife
Aug 23, 2013 7:46 pm
builderforlife
allicat76
allicat76
22 August 2013

IXL Heater/Fan/Light worth getting?

IXL Heater/Fan/Light worth getting?

I had ducted heating vent and a/c vent installed in our bathroom when we built. THe cost of an extra outlet would be considerably cheaper than installing a Tastic. In fact…

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allicat76
Aug 22, 2013 11:24 am
manger
manger
21 August 2013

Help with ensuite design

Help with ensuite design

Thanks a lot for your replies. Actually I thought about this option, i.e. making a wet shower in the bath spot and moving the bath parallel to the vanity. This option is…

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manger
Aug 21, 2013 1:25 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
20 August 2013

Single or Double... that's the question...

Single or Double... that's the question...

We only have a single in the main bathroom-no need for two in there. :) Our vanities are wallhung BTW.

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Deemaree
Aug 20, 2013 8:28 pm
Deemaree
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 August 2013

Can PVC piping be used for the out-vent for a dryer?

Can PVC piping be used for the out-vent for a dryer?

Unless it is special high temp rated PVC I'd say no. Normal 100mm PVC sewer pipe has a max continuous temp usage of 60ºC which is why metal ducting is preferred. The cost…

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Stewie D
Aug 19, 2013 9:17 am
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
10 August 2013

Frameless shower screen prices..

Frameless shower screen prices..

There's no thread topic age restriction when signing up just to post spam ;-)

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Bluesuede
Aug 10, 2013 10:33 pm
Bluesuede
snufl
snufl
10 August 2013

Freestanding or Standard Bathtub (3D images/render attached)

Freestanding or Standard Bathtub (3D images/render attached)

Another vote for the standard, it would be extremely difficult to clean around the freestanding one. I also prefer the look of the standard one because everything else in…

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snufl
Aug 10, 2013 1:18 pm
rodp1
rodp1
9 August 2013

Fixing Caroma ceramic disk tap

Fixing Caroma ceramic disk tap

Thanks. The flange on one tap is a stuck so it'll need some work...with the other there isn't much room to get a wrench in. I'll have to persevere I guess.

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rodp1
Aug 10, 2013 12:31 am
pgseye
pgseye
8 August 2013

6L Cistern on 4.5L Pan?

6L Cistern on 4.5L Pan?

We're thinking of an in-wall cistern and have been recommended by our plumber to go for the 6L size. The pan that I quite like is designed for 4.5L (it's also cheaper…

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pgseye
Aug 08, 2013 2:12 pm
devank
devank
6 August 2013

Hot & cold water taps - don't work at the same time

Hot & cold water taps - don't work at the same time

Plumber came in. Changed me $50 a tap to fully clean and change the washer. There were 24 taps so that is $1200! Some sort of blue stuff was blocking the flow. They all…

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devank
Aug 06, 2013 3:19 pm
devank
D101
D101
6 August 2013

Condenser boxes for vented dryers

Condenser boxes for vented dryers

I have seen on the net several condenser boxes for vented dryers (where the vent goes into a box where the water in the air condenses, supposedly saving you from venting…

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D101
Aug 06, 2013 10:10 am
travelbug
travelbug
5 August 2013

Bathroom Vanity - gloss or natural finish dark wood laminex?

Bathroom Vanity - gloss or natural finish dark wood laminex?

Gloss laminate looks lovely but shows streaks, water marks etc. You need to clean it with windex. So if you don't want to windex it everytime you brush your teeth, wash…

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travelbug
Aug 05, 2013 7:18 pm
Clarkey 40
Clarkey 40
31 July 2013

Waterproofing in Victoria

Waterproofing in Victoria

I'm a tiler in Wa and I recommend that you would scrape the old waterproofing of and get it re done the tiler should be able to do it

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Clarkey 40
Jul 31, 2013 10:00 pm
craigmh
craigmh
30 July 2013

Tile and cupboard choices-Help Please!!

Tile and cupboard choices-Help Please!!

I'm not too sure about the textured tile and textured cupboard, i am a man though... :) I would consider a solid colour for the cupboards and maybe a more stone look…

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craigmh
Jul 30, 2013 8:17 pm
Scotty Dog
Scotty Dog
29 July 2013

Mixing porcelain and ceramic tiles

Mixing porcelain and ceramic tiles

I used both in my ensuite and it looks fine, we did use rectified tiles.

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Scotty Dog
Jul 29, 2013 9:30 pm
JB1
JB1
29 July 2013

Wood frame window in shower unit

Wood frame window in shower unit

I wouldn't have a shower in a window. You want to waterproof it to reduce the chances of leaking. I see a window in a shower and I see two issues: - window frame…

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JB1
Jul 29, 2013 12:34 pm
dchen82
dchen82
28 July 2013

Frameless shower screens

Frameless shower screens

Thanks Dave. That site looks great, will check it out for sure!

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dchen82
Jul 28, 2013 9:00 pm
dchen82
dchen82
26 July 2013

your advice pretty please...

your advice pretty please...

Hi rogerinaus Sorry to hijack this thread. I was wondering if you could provide more information or experience about installing niches. I have been looking at a couple…

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dchen82
Jul 26, 2013 5:02 pm
rogerinaus
rogerinaus
26 July 2013

Tubing for front venting dryer

Tubing for front venting dryer

I'm pretty sure most front venting dryers are made specifically to vent straight out without a pipe, (other wise you'd have a pipe laying around in the room) Why don't you…

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rogerinaus
Jul 26, 2013 9:44 am
rogerinaus
kylie40
kylie40
25 July 2013

Ensuite Design Help

Ensuite Design Help

A 0.7m gap would surely be too narrow if one person was at the sink and another wanted to pass them to get to the toilet or shower. The whole arrangement doesn't seem…

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kylie40
Jul 26, 2013 12:16 am
kylie40

Bathroom reno

Bathroom reno

Is the bathroom upstairs or downstairs? What sort of sub floor is it?? Normally just waterproof the whole floor and be done with it!

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 25, 2013 2:25 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens

frameless shower door - crazy question?

frameless shower door - crazy question?

Yes you can easily hinge to the wall. I have just done it for a customer! You have to be aware of a few things though You really need a stud directly behind the hinges…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 25, 2013 2:24 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
fchan
fchan
22 July 2013

The Faucet Industry

The Faucet Industry

I'm currently doing a full bathroom renovation and right now my partner and I are deciding on what taps and showers that would best suit our needs. We were completely…

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fchan
Jul 22, 2013 8:46 am
UpsizeTime
UpsizeTime
21 July 2013

Window/no Window in downstairs Powder room

Window/no Window in downstairs Powder room

Thanks all for your help, definitely concreted my idea to have a window. Even if we don't open it much the option to and natural light is a must. Thanks mimi for the…

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UpsizeTime
Jul 21, 2013 10:13 am
pgseye
pgseye
20 July 2013

Hatria/Tece?

Hatria/Tece?

We're looking at a Hatria Toilet and Tece in-wall cistern for our bathroom renos, but can't find much info on either company (a search for Hatria on these forums doesn't…

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pgseye
Jul 20, 2013 7:30 pm
TinaG
TinaG
18 July 2013

Tiny ensuite - advice please

Tiny ensuite - advice please

Reece have an online planner where you can play around with the layout. Bugger about the busted water pipe!

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TinaG
Jul 18, 2013 3:56 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 July 2013

Moisture and Condensation - I hate you!

Moisture and Condensation - I hate you!

JJ, that will depend on the fan. Most decent fans will state on the box how many cubic feet or cubic metres per minute on the box they can shift. There is some BCA…

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Stewie D
Jul 18, 2013 9:26 am
33amc
33amc
17 July 2013

Tiled shower base caulking

Tiled shower base caulking

It shouldnt fail that quickly, As JB1 says, what did you clean it with. Clean water is the best bet, then give it a rub with a dry cloth even after it is dry. Im pretty…

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33amc
Jul 18, 2013 12:12 am
RockDr
RockDr
15 July 2013

Ceramic shower tiles faded/bleached?

Ceramic shower tiles faded/bleached?

Hi Southies, Just read your thread. At least I'm not alone! Frustrating isn't it? A few dollars saved on tiles by the tightass that did it is causing so many…

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RockDr
Jul 15, 2013 6:47 pm
D101
D101
14 July 2013

Venting a dryer through the laundry door

Venting a dryer through the laundry door

I thought that you need to vent it outside (given that it is grabbing a whole heap of moisture and essentially putting it into the air)?

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D101
Jul 14, 2013 11:42 am
lindon11
lindon11
13 July 2013

En Suite reno re building up the floor level

En Suite reno re building up the floor level

Thanks for the tip Re Scyon I'd never heard of it. Will go and check it out at bunnings tomorrow. I will be replacing yellow tongue in the morning and hopefully start the…

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lindon11
Jul 13, 2013 9:06 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 July 2013

Ensuite Reno re Tiling

Ensuite Reno re Tiling
1, 2

Fibreglass cloth as a backing material not fibreglass resin for the waterproofing. Like I said, you can use plasterboard if you like but I think you should specify…

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Stewie D
Jul 11, 2013 11:15 am
33amc
33amc
5 July 2013

Tile insert floor drains

Tile insert floor drains

is the floor going to be mortar bedded and raised? if its laying straight on slab on ground tile inserts cant be used, they are too bulky unless you recess the slab.

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33amc
Jul 05, 2013 9:09 pm
rogerinaus
rogerinaus
5 July 2013

Venting a dryer

Venting a dryer

Unless you are living in a nuclear fallout shelter, I can't believe there isnt somewhere it can be vented from. You can go through the ceiling or floor with hard pipe and…

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rogerinaus
Jul 05, 2013 10:16 am
rogerinaus

Converting waste trap from s trap to p trap

Converting waste trap from s trap to p trap

Yes its possible but you would probably need body corporate approval and there would be a lot of effort required to do it. Waste of time if you ask me.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 02, 2013 8:16 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens

Vanity help

Vanity help

I cant say I have ever seen anything like that available off the shelf. My bet is you will have to have it custom made. I am building a washer and dryer into a kitchen…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 01, 2013 6:23 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Amancharmar
Amancharmar
30 June 2013

Extra wall tiling....after handover?

Extra wall tiling....after handover?

Just bumping this...... I am starting to wish we had gone the whole way up with our tiles. Anyone successfully get tiler to do cashie or get a different iler todo it…

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Amancharmar
Jun 30, 2013 11:58 pm
Amancharmar
metcalfe
metcalfe
30 June 2013

Converting a rain water tank into a bathroom

Converting a rain water tank into a bathroom

http://www.outoftheway.info/articles/144/1/Mt-Sturgeon-Bluestone-Cottages---Grampians-National-Park--Other-VIC-Experiences-/Page1.html Just…

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metcalfe
Jun 30, 2013 2:58 pm
grumblebum54
grumblebum54
29 June 2013

Toilet Exhaust Fan Extraction - Need Advice

Toilet Exhaust Fan Extraction - Need Advice

Open the window and spray some Glen 20!! Use the $$$ for something else.

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grumblebum54
Jun 29, 2013 3:32 pm
grumblebum54

I'll thought I'd update…

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JB1
Jun 27, 2013 5:23 pm
sazzy91
sazzy91
26 June 2013

Hobless Shower Cost - Perth

Hobless Shower Cost - Perth

Hi Tim, Ensuite is on the upper floor.

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sazzy91
Jun 26, 2013 2:24 pm


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