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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
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 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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Fitzyplumber
Jun 01, 2013 11:52 pm
varia
varia
1 June 2013

Penny round mosaic tiles Melbourne

Penny round mosaic tiles Melbourne

Thank you guys. I did in the end find a store very close by that does a whole lot of federation and classic styles - Luscombe on Keilor Rd in Essendon. They also have…

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varia
Jun 01, 2013 6:40 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 June 2013

Gutting a Bathroom

Gutting a Bathroom

LET THE TRADESMEN/PROFESSIONALS DO IT,THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING Yes and no. They should know what they are doing but some of the…

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Stewie D
Jun 01, 2013 11:05 am
deluxes
deluxes
30 May 2013

Tile to Ceiling or 1.5 Metres

Tile to Ceiling or 1.5 Metres

Agree with the opinions above. Floor to ceiling tiling won't enclose a room, as long as the tile is kept simple and streamlined. As you've said the home is a Holiday…

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deluxes
May 30, 2013 1:50 pm
deluxes
Squeakazoid
Squeakazoid
29 May 2013

Add Toilet/Shower to Laundry

Add Toilet/Shower to Laundry

Thanks for that. We've got a plumber coming in, I guess we can double check with him about the waterproofing, but I'm hoping to have general budget idea and schedule…

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Squeakazoid
May 29, 2013 1:22 pm
PAB_34
PAB_34
28 May 2013

window coverings in bathroom/toilet/laundry??

window coverings in bathroom/toilet/laundry??

Is it possible to get window films in Australia, perhaps via e-bay if no where else? You can install these yourself with a squeegee and a spray…

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PAB_34
May 28, 2013 5:08 pm
PAB_34
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 May 2013

Shared Wall Dampness

Shared Wall Dampness

You can guarantee that with the age of the place there would be no waterproofing on the bath wall. Water could be seeping into the wall itself either through the grout…

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Stewie D
May 28, 2013 1:25 pm
Renski
Renski
28 May 2013

Walking through Ensuite past toilet to WIR - who has it?

Walking through Ensuite past toilet to WIR - who has it?

Helyn very valid point. This is my greatest concern at the moment. Hubbybdoesntbwant to change it. Ill just leave it. We have exhausted all possible avenues and he still…

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Renski
May 28, 2013 6:51 am

This is what we're getting ............

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Pepsi_Drinker
May 26, 2013 5:46 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
26 May 2013

vibrating and moving washing machine

vibrating and moving washing machine

Congratulations on taming the errant machine. When you do come to replace it, I can heartily recommend Miele washing machines. Whisper…

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Saint Mike
May 26, 2013 8:04 am
Saint Mike
HomeAngels
HomeAngels
24 May 2013

Shower Bases

Shower Bases

Home angels I love your set up. I would love having no glass to clean. Does very much water escape without a screen? This is going to be a must…

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HomeAngels
May 24, 2013 7:55 pm
HomeAngels


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