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CuttingEdgeKitchens
CuttingEdgeKitchens
17 September 2012

Screeding - One big screed or split it up into sections

Screeding - One big screed or split it up into sections

Doesnt really matter. I have seen it done both ways. My tiler screads in one hit usually.

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Sep 17, 2012 6:35 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
JB1
JB1
16 September 2012

Ideal location of mixer, shower rail and outlet?

Ideal location of mixer, shower rail and outlet?

The wall of the mixer etc is on the left hand side of the 1500x900 shower base (when you are walking in), i.e. 1500 showerscreen. I don't think getting wet is really…

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JB1
Sep 16, 2012 1:36 am
Nero1986
Nero1986
7 September 2012

Frameless shower problems

Frameless shower problems

If the glass panel is over a certain length it needs some sort of support at the top or bottom to prevent it from swaying. Use a support bar to grip the glass at the top…

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Nero1986
Sep 07, 2012 8:55 pm
auds
auds
6 September 2012

Anyone got a vanity from Recollections?

Anyone got a vanity from Recollections?

regardless of the quality the wood will eventually warp and go mouldy. Timber and water do not mix. My husband has worked in the timber industry for 20+ years. We have…

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auds
Sep 06, 2012 5:19 pm
Jaeger LeCoultre
Jaeger LeCoultre
6 September 2012

Has anyone used Onevali.com.au??

Has anyone used Onevali.com.au??

Grohe used to carry them in Australia but not anymore. I bought mine direct from Germany on Ebay and the price are quite reasonable especially when you're buying a few at…

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Jaeger LeCoultre
Sep 06, 2012 1:28 pm
PaulMac
PaulMac
5 September 2012

tiling bathroom

tiling bathroom

I got quoted 950 to remove 30m2 asbestos walls and ceiling I'll sheet it up my self and get the pros to water proof it...is superceil the go for…

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PaulMac
Sep 05, 2012 10:01 am

Our bench top in the laundry has just been installed,on the wall is support strips that cutting is talking about,but we also had to get 2 more cabinet for more…

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kerry-ann
Sep 02, 2012 3:14 pm
Zedman
Zedman
1 September 2012

Hobless showers and full height tiling question (WA)

Hobless showers and full height tiling question (WA)
1, 2

You will need to find the exact batch for shade and calibre. Calibre is set size tolerance on a batch. You should find this information of the side of your wall or…

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Zedman
Sep 01, 2012 12:51 pm
Zedman
* jas *
* jas *
28 August 2012

Is this ensuite too small?

Is this ensuite too small?

Mark it out on the ground (use chalk or string etc) that way you can see how much room there is to move around etc. if it fits I would look at putting in a heap of wall…

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* jas *
Aug 28, 2012 10:55 pm
gogo65
gogo65
28 August 2012

Are 2 exhaust fans overkill in bathroom?

Are 2 exhaust fans overkill in bathroom?

That's why we got two kexkez, our shower is 4mx1m (ensuite 5x3) with a screen to the ceiling, there was no way our normal ixl would be able to extract the steam from our…

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gogo65
Aug 28, 2012 11:10 am
gogo65
stanella
stanella
28 August 2012

Pocket hinge doors 4 cupboard laundry.Where did U get yours?

Pocket hinge doors 4 cupboard laundry.Where did U get yours?

I hate the pocket door mechs. They work ok but if you dont open the door to exactly 90degrees they can scratch the face of your…

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stanella
Aug 28, 2012 10:09 am
leighton
leighton
28 August 2012

Regulations for exhaust fans in bathroom?

Regulations for exhaust fans in bathroom?

the other option is you exhaust into the roof cavity but have a roof mounted ventilator the whirly gig thing, and that extracts the offending air cheers leighton at clark new homes

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leighton
Aug 28, 2012 8:46 am
leighton

We have rectified tiles in three of our…

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gogo65
Aug 27, 2012 8:24 pm
gogo65
jtam
jtam
27 August 2012

help with puddle in shower

help with puddle in shower

Its pretty old and was put in by previous owner and is way past warranty.. Its wooden floor and over the years the wood must buckle up abit, hence not slopping down and…

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jtam
Aug 27, 2012 11:18 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 August 2012

Affixing accessories

Affixing accessories

I believe the way most masonry fittings work is they expand inside the masonry, as the green plug does when you put a screw into it, and that expansion can…

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Stewie D
Aug 21, 2012 11:18 am
greenfish
greenfish
20 August 2012

Ideas please on a Small Bathroom (pics inc)

Ideas please on a Small Bathroom (pics inc)

Many homes now do not have barhs. If it is an impressive area it will add value, even without a bath. Baths are for children , children then…

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greenfish
Aug 20, 2012 1:14 pm
greenfish
building-expert
building-expert
16 August 2012

Damp behind ensuite shower wall

Damp behind ensuite shower wall

You could overcome the problem by lining the tiles with tempered glass (same as kitchen splashback) or another lining material, directly adhered to the tiles. This could…

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building-expert
Aug 16, 2012 6:37 pm
building-expert
PHL
PHL
13 August 2012

Laundry Sink

Laundry Sink

Same; found deeps sinks to be less used as too much bending over, but ours is wide (620mm) so gives the save volume, and will fit barbecue grills.

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PHL
Aug 13, 2012 11:41 pm
Moonahgirl
Moonahgirl
13 August 2012

Double basin vs Siingle basin

Double basin vs Siingle basin

I prefer a single basin but when I saw my proposed floor plan i realised it looked a bit silly as our vanity was 2m long so we went for the double basin - the second basin…

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Moonahgirl
Aug 13, 2012 10:58 am
Laila
Laila
10 August 2012

Recommendation for a bathroom renovation - Sydney

Recommendation for a bathroom renovation - Sydney

I think a loose guideline for bathrooms is 1.5 percent of what your house may be worth before you start to over capitalize. However if you are staying in your house for…

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Laila
Aug 10, 2012 6:28 pm
S1m0n
S1m0n
10 August 2012

Move a Electrical Outlet in Bathroom

Move a Electrical Outlet in Bathroom

Thanks your response has been really helpful, I'm trying to plan a mini project to replace a vanity, so one last question. What state would the electrician leave the job…

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S1m0n
Aug 10, 2012 6:06 pm
Laila
Laila
10 August 2012

Bathroom Reno in Top Floor Unit

Bathroom Reno in Top Floor Unit

Has anyone renovated a bathroom in a unit and moved the toilet? As it stands now the unit's bathroom has a really awkward layout and I have many ideas to make it better…

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Laila
Aug 10, 2012 6:04 pm
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Laila
Aug 10, 2012 5:31 pm
alt0160
alt0160
8 August 2012

Waiting for LED kitchen faucet

Waiting for LED kitchen faucet

Thanks for the update McKinnon. I was curious about the longevity of these.

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alt0160
Aug 08, 2012 7:26 pm
roybenjamin
roybenjamin
7 August 2012

Bathroom drainage, can I do this?

Bathroom drainage, can I do this?

Changes in bathroom looks good but the pic shows that the new bathroom would look more conjusted if you move the vanity near shower. Though small but bathroom can be made…

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roybenjamin
Aug 07, 2012 4:11 pm
bowser
bowser
5 August 2012

Laundry Reno questions

Laundry Reno questions

Thanks guys, it is screed, have half removed it using a air needle guy, what a crap job!

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bowser
Aug 05, 2012 8:53 am
PaulMac
PaulMac
3 August 2012

Drain Cleaning Seattle

Drain Cleaning Seattle

Sell up and move to Australia.....

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PaulMac
Aug 03, 2012 11:02 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
1 August 2012

Bathroom Ventilation Regulations

Bathroom Ventilation Regulations

I can't help with the min refresh rate for a bathroom but I wouldn't vent anything to the ceiling space even though they are usually not fully sealed like the rooms below.…

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Stewie D
Aug 01, 2012 12:46 pm
toothymum
toothymum
28 July 2012

Toilet Suite

Toilet Suite

This is great to know PHL; Thanks!

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toothymum
Jul 28, 2012 8:25 pm
seanocall
seanocall
28 July 2012

Recommend'n 4 Bathroom + Laundry rooms reno in Melb Eastern

Recommend'n 4 Bathroom + Laundry rooms reno in Melb Eastern

I highly recommend Colin Fahey from Precision Bathrooms. Tell him that Sean from ClearlyFrameless sent you. We do a lot of work for a lot of bathroom reno blokes, and…

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seanocall
Jul 28, 2012 2:27 pm
deb17
deb17
27 July 2012

Sealing Grout

Sealing Grout
1, 2

Thanks Craig. Its not really dark its alibaster gone wrong :-(

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deb17
Jul 27, 2012 4:20 pm
markbirkinshaw
markbirkinshaw
25 July 2012

Bath diverter/mixer, unequal pressures/flow rates

Bath diverter/mixer, unequal pressures/flow rates

Our plumber recommended not having a mixer on the bath because of flow rates.

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markbirkinshaw
Jul 25, 2012 1:55 pm
sulu
sulu
22 July 2012

Bathroom Feature tile advice

Bathroom Feature tile advice

Yes tiling all the walls in the white polished tile to 2000mm - VJs above on old Queenslander that has a part raked ceiling. Floor tiles black polished. The feature tile…

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sulu
Jul 22, 2012 12:11 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
20 July 2012

Hobless Shower...Looking for previous poster / thread

Hobless Shower...Looking for previous poster / thread

Hey hey ......... Found it :D http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=49873 P_D

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Pepsi_Drinker
Jul 20, 2012 1:37 am
Pepsi_Drinker
theanonyuser
theanonyuser
19 July 2012

Alternative to tiles in shower

Alternative to tiles in shower

I paid a bit over 3000 for the floor & wall tiling for the entire bathrooms :) Glass is nice, you can get it done for closer to $280/sqm for plain toughened glass. For the…

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theanonyuser
Jul 19, 2012 9:35 pm
PHL
PHL
15 July 2012

Water stain marks on taps and shower screen

Water stain marks on taps and shower screen

Seems to be more easily available now; when I first got it, went to the Chatswood Bunnings, and it wasn't easy…

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PHL
Jul 15, 2012 10:03 pm
kjw7
kjw7
15 July 2012

In wall cistern in external wall?

In wall cistern in external wall?

We were originally going to have an inwall cistern in our ensuite but decided against it due to the price and trying to cut back costs. But ours would have been in an…

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kjw7
Jul 15, 2012 9:51 pm

Reinstalling toilet after tiling

Reinstalling toilet after tiling

You should be able to extend the pipe in the floor. I assume its a PVC pipe?

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 15, 2012 6:29 pm
CuttingEdgeKitchens
eskimoflick
eskimoflick
14 July 2012

Fencing and guttering in Melbourne - M'Ton Peninsula

Fencing and guttering in Melbourne - M'Ton Peninsula

Hi there, I was just wondering if someone can recommend a good, budget fence builder in the Mornington Peninsula area (namely Frankston)? Also,…

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eskimoflick
Jul 14, 2012 10:32 pm

Installing New Toilet Help

Installing New Toilet Help

Cement is the old way of installing a tiolet. It cracks easily and is not strong enough. SIlicone is flexiable and sticks like s*&t to a blanket! I just installed 3 in my…

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CuttingEdgeKitchens
Jul 14, 2012 9:14 am
CuttingEdgeKitchens
Pepsi_Drinker
Pepsi_Drinker
13 July 2012

Shower waterproofing with concrete floors

Shower waterproofing with concrete floors

How did things work out in the end ? Satisfactory I hope ? P_D

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Pepsi_Drinker
Jul 13, 2012 9:47 pm
Pepsi_Drinker
stormjr
stormjr
12 July 2012

Bathroom heating options? IXL Tastic the only option?

Bathroom heating options? IXL Tastic the only option?

So many options, the 'ixl' is a infra red heater and heats what's in front of it, it won't heat a room, you can get fixed bar type heaters, you can get electric heaters…

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stormjr
Jul 12, 2012 11:20 am
chris0189
chris0189
12 July 2012

Shower Pressure - strange problem

Shower Pressure - strange problem

If you have a mixer on the shower it could also be a calcium (or similar deposit) build up inside the mixer. I work on ships and as soon as we start loosing pressure at…

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chris0189
Jul 12, 2012 1:51 am
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
11 July 2012

floor tiles/wall tiles marry up?

floor tiles/wall tiles marry up?

A pic may help explain this better, but if you went same size as the wall tiles, my OCD would be telling me that they should match up where possible.

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Matt+Jo
Jul 12, 2012 12:18 am
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
11 July 2012

Shell Mosaics from China

Shell Mosaics from China

Do you have a pic? I do know that there is plenty of pearl farms off the coast of China and they sell them everywhere... we went there on holidays and were ushered into a…

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Matt+Jo
Jul 12, 2012 12:16 am
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
11 July 2012

Position of shower rail

Position of shower rail

We are looking at having a similar setup in our ensuite, and this is exactly what I was afraid of! I want to be able to stipulate exactly how it all sits... goodluck…

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Matt+Jo
Jul 12, 2012 12:14 am
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
Matt+Jo
11 July 2012

Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain Tiles

Tiles will have a slip rating - speak to the tile supplier, they should be able to tell you this information.

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Matt+Jo
Jul 11, 2012 11:57 pm
Matt+Jo
jeffheath
jeffheath
12 August 2012

laundry taps under trough

laundry taps under trough

Provided the taps are close enough for the hoses to reach you shouldn't have a problem. I have connected several this way. :wink:

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jeffheath
Aug 12, 2012 11:19 am
PHL
PHL
11 July 2012

Under-mount basin

Under-mount basin

We have V&B undermounts in our en suite, and they come with a silicone gasket on the fitting surface, so no risk of water spilling out. Also the stone guys cut the CS to…

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PHL
Jul 11, 2012 11:39 pm
PHL
PHL
11 July 2012

in line extractor fan

in line extractor fan

Not necessarily that quiet, as there is some vibration that can be felt, and air noise rushing through the grill. We have the Fantech unit as part of our OdourVac systems;…

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PHL
Jul 11, 2012 11:23 pm


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