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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 9:00 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 7:17 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 8:30 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 11:34 am
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 8:00 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 4:02 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 8:44 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 25, 2013 11:16 pm
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 1:25 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 1:24 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 7:46 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 9:13 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 6:30 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 2:56 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 8:26 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 17, 2013 11:12 pm
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 5:47 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 10:42 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 8:06 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
11 July 2013

Ensuite Reno re Tiling

Ensuite Reno re Tiling
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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 10:15 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 8:09 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 9:16 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 7:16 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 5:23 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 10:58 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 1:58 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 2:32 pm
grumblebum54

I'll thought I'd update…

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JB1
Jun 27, 2013 4:23 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 1:24 pm
kylie40
kylie40
26 June 2013

Sourcing Wall Hung Vanities (Without Tapholes)

Sourcing Wall Hung Vanities (Without Tapholes)

I definitely want wall-mounted mixer taps in my bathrooms and the reason is that I hate cleaning. We currently have the old style of faucet with a tap (i.e. the knobs you…

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kylie40
Jun 26, 2013 12:41 pm
kylie40
bendo
bendo
23 June 2013

Honed Tiles...anyone used them

Honed Tiles...anyone used them

Hi Hubby and I are about to place an order for honed mid grey tiles for our ensuite. Not much on the net about them. I like polished but too slippery with 2 little ones…

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bendo
Jun 23, 2013 8:29 am
homeownerfinally
homeownerfinally
22 June 2013

Leaking shower base .. help please!

Leaking shower base .. help please!

I have also had a lot of trouble with my tiled shower bases leaking from being poorly sealed and the base tiling levels flowing the wrong way and water pooling under the…

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homeownerfinally
Jun 22, 2013 3:57 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
21 June 2013

Black tile, black grout, efflorescence or something else?

Black tile, black grout, efflorescence or something else?

It certainly is not efflorescence from the pics you have shown. It looks like the shower does not drain that well and water just sits in the grout joint causing hard water…

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Grout Perfect
Jun 21, 2013 9:42 am
Grout Perfect

We have one of these in the laundry and the plug has never fitted properly into the drain hole. It kind of sits on top or, if you push it down, sits on an angle so it…

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Liliana
Jun 21, 2013 8:04 am
_lucinda
_lucinda
20 June 2013

Bath tap with shower option

Bath tap with shower option

Yes, Google is our friend. Haven't found what I am hoping for, yet, but I'll keep looking. Thanks again for your time and help.

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_lucinda
Jun 20, 2013 2:30 pm
_lucinda
oncewerefurriers
oncewerefurriers
17 June 2013

Help us find tiles like these

Help us find tiles like these

I think they are actually bigger tiles with the smaller shapes making up the big tile like when you buy mosaic tiles. Could you ask national homes?…

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oncewerefurriers
Jun 17, 2013 10:43 pm

Shower head/arm replacement

Shower head/arm replacement

Its as easy as taking candy from a baby! Turn the water off. Drain the water by turning on a lower tap(vanity) until the water stops running Using the correct spanner…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jun 17, 2013 3:40 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens

I know you can get different tiles for wet areas that aren't as slippery when wet, at the last house it was tiled and then polished wooden floors outside of the bathroom…

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Bax
Jun 14, 2013 9:01 am
rogerinaus
rogerinaus
13 June 2013

Help with bathroom tile choices

Help with bathroom tile choices

I guess it comes down to personal choice. But I think you are right about your thought that a black accent border is too strong. I did one bathroom with a black accent…

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rogerinaus
Jun 13, 2013 12:22 pm
rogerinaus
Fitzyplumber
Fitzyplumber
10 June 2013

Height of shower head?

Height of shower head?

Just buy a nikles shower twin rail all or porcher or the ideal standard twin heaps better unit than the normal boring standard type or the weekend warrior that will fix it…

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Fitzyplumber
Jun 10, 2013 1:48 pm
bashworth
bashworth
10 June 2013

Ducting Bathroom exhausts

Ducting Bathroom exhausts

Its always better to extract to open air were possible. There are various sorts of backdraft shutters available which only open when the fan is running

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bashworth
Jun 10, 2013 8:41 am
bashworth
cherub
cherub
7 June 2013

Sealing cut edges on Hardies Scyon Secura interior flooring?

Sealing cut edges on Hardies Scyon Secura interior flooring?

Pretty sure for wet areas you leave a gap and fill with sealant. Therefore painting not required.

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cherub
Jun 07, 2013 8:44 am

I've recently started to spray and wipe off a "spray grease" on external metallic fittings. It's too early to see if it'll work medium - long term, but I figure it can't…

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Pepsi_Drinker
Jun 06, 2013 8:06 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
rogerinaus
rogerinaus
5 June 2013

Queenslander bath reno with wood floor

Queenslander bath reno with wood floor

I'm looking at renovating a small second bathroom in my queenslander. It currently has a wood floor with a 50 mm mud base and tile on top. I'd like to bring it back to…

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rogerinaus
Jun 05, 2013 10:19 am
rogerinaus
Architect3121
Architect3121
4 June 2013

Internal Bathroom - No Window Access

Internal Bathroom - No Window Access

As stated above, the exhaust should be ducted to the outside. You can also speak with the electrician to put a delay on the power to the exhaust fan so it goes off a few…

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Architect3121
Jun 04, 2013 10:45 pm
craigmh
craigmh
4 June 2013

Budget Bathroom Reno

Budget Bathroom Reno

Just a couple of notes, you will get better fall to the shower drain if the shower area was laid on 45degrees, you will notice 45degrees in the…

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craigmh
Jun 04, 2013 7:44 pm


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