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B STAR
B STAR
9 September 2011

Plumbing specs - Pipe sizes

Plumbing specs - Pipe sizes

Direct Wholesale is wholesale distributor of quality products, accessories and consumables for the plumbing and electrical trades.

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B STAR
Sep 09, 2011 2:02 pm
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Lex
Sep 16, 2011 10:21 pm
Lex
david242gt
david242gt
20 September 2011

Stairs in non habitable rooms

Stairs in non habitable rooms

TMO, refer to this previous thread http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=49335

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david242gt
Sep 21, 2011 12:17 am
david242gt
btherl
btherl
23 September 2011

FHOG - 2011

FHOG - 2011

Have you tried calling the authority that administers the FHOG in your state? From the victorian SRO website: You (or at least one applicant) must occupy…

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btherl
Sep 23, 2011 12:26 pm
btherl
daveandally1
daveandally1
25 September 2011

Is this acceptable??? Nope and it's getting fixed!

Is this acceptable??? Nope and it's getting fixed!

That is all so disgusting! I would've been there every day with a megaphone, watching their every move! :( - Ally

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daveandally1
Sep 25, 2011 5:00 pm
daveandally1
Annietom
Annietom
30 September 2011

Grouting over tiling spacers

Grouting over tiling spacers

How would you remove the spacers before grouting? I would say they stay, but I'm just using logic, not…

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Annietom
Sep 30, 2011 10:06 am
Annietom
adamprice
adamprice
11 October 2011

Induction Cooktop Cables

Induction Cooktop Cables

B Star, Am slightly concerned about certificate and don't want to risk it, so will pay him out for his work to date. Many thanks for your help.

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adamprice
Oct 11, 2011 4:28 pm
pales
pales
20 October 2011

Increasing Sliding door size - Span help

Increasing Sliding door size - Span help

Hi Guys, I'm looking to increase my Sliding doors from 2.7m to 3.8m. I obviously need to run a new timber beam through. Can anyone help with sizing? Single Story…

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pales
Oct 20, 2011 12:05 pm
KAN
KAN
28 October 2011

** bricklaying??

** bricklaying??

Thanks abrickspecialist, when I spoke to the Construction Manager and SS, I recall they did mention rain, so what you mention is most likely. Appreciate the links and…

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KAN
Oct 28, 2011 8:33 pm
Casa2
Casa2
1 November 2011

Unresolved Brick issues after handover with PD

Unresolved Brick issues after handover with PD
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Hopefully you have a decent liquidated damages amount (>$250/week). With regard to the mortar, if an independent inspector has said it is not acceptable then it needs to…

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Casa2
Nov 01, 2011 10:42 pm
ndutzy
ndutzy
16 November 2011

mortar color not white, Wembley built by Porter Davis

mortar color not white, Wembley built by Porter Davis

Thats a good news. hopefully they do the same, but the problem that i have is due to leeching from bricks, so they need to solve that first before they fix the mortar color.

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ndutzy
Nov 16, 2011 4:26 pm
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
27 November 2011

Cant believe I am posting here again about bricks!

Cant believe I am posting here again about bricks!

The 'fault' is in the overall dimension of the garage not working to bond.…

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abrickspecialist
Nov 27, 2011 10:33 am
abrickspecialist
abrickspecialist
27 November 2011

METR*CON Home - problem with mortar and bricks

METR*CON Home - problem with mortar and bricks

Why do builders think that washing bricks again and again will fix every problem? :roll: :roll: Without looking at the pictures you almost certainly have acid burn. Acid has…

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abrickspecialist
Nov 27, 2011 10:42 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
4 December 2011

fire separation for downstairs unit timber cottage lift

fire separation for downstairs unit timber cottage lift

I think you mean BCA - Building Code of Australia not BSA. I think from memory you need 60/30/60 which means 60 minutes radiant/30 minutes frame and 30 minutes radiant…

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Stewie D
Dec 04, 2011 3:41 pm
kassan1973
kassan1973
4 December 2011

100mm sewer pipes

100mm sewer pipes

Thanks, Builder is having a meeting with their people on Tuesday to discuss options, i spoke with plumbing commission said i should def have it fixed as there should have…

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kassan1973
Dec 04, 2011 8:59 pm
mapcalla
mapcalla
8 December 2011

building inspector and pest inspection Perth

building inspector and pest inspection Perth

Well instead of building hubby and I put in an offer for a home yesterday and it was accepted! There are sooo many house inspectors and pest inspectors on the internet,…

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mapcalla
Dec 08, 2011 3:55 pm
bashworth
bashworth
27 December 2011

staircase to storage area in shed- does it need a balustrade

staircase to storage area in shed- does it need a balustrade

A potential fall of more than 2m is considered a high risk situation. If a workman or visitor to your house fell you could have a negligance claim against you. If you…

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bashworth
Dec 27, 2011 1:16 pm
bashworth
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
19 January 2012

Question relating to electrical work

Question relating to electrical work

Hello, I have actually came across this once.. i was totally shocked to see it.. but im afraid it is legal! It is not a practice that i would support and i frown upon…

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cenemelectrical
Jan 19, 2012 3:46 pm
Flora27
Flora27
28 January 2012

Electrical Question

Electrical Question

Hi, Electrical equipments used for testing. It helps in analysing power chips and boards with the use of temperatures, power cycling and voltages. The burn in testing is…

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Flora27
Jan 28, 2012 4:14 pm
architect
architect
8 February 2012

Roof - Is this acceptable?

Roof - Is this acceptable?

looks fine. if you remove the large plate then you will have a leakage problem.

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architect
Feb 08, 2012 12:04 am
btherl
btherl
10 February 2012

Metri*con - lots of promise - overcharge - under delivery

Metri*con - lots of promise - overcharge - under delivery

ndutzy, the maintenance department are totally different people from the construction department. You may have a better (or worse) experience with them. 90 days after…

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btherl
Feb 10, 2012 2:15 pm
btherl
Madison27AA
Madison27AA
21 February 2012

Retaining Walls...Is this correct ?

Retaining Walls...Is this correct ?

Thanks for the advice phippsy :) . hoping urs is not a permanent damage.

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Madison27AA
Feb 21, 2012 12:24 pm
AE86
AE86
21 February 2012

Seeking building code for a deck.

Seeking building code for a deck.

...stoped by bunnings today to pick up this book but sold out and he said he wasnt sure they would still stock it. ..might have to buy it on line

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AE86
Feb 21, 2012 5:11 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
23 February 2012

FLOOR LEVELS FOR ROOMS OFF GARAGE

FLOOR LEVELS FOR ROOMS OFF GARAGE

Many designers will adjust the garage floor height to fit with the contour of the site to keep the access height at the roller door as near to ground level as practical as…

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ausdesign
Feb 23, 2012 12:50 pm
ausdesign
kassan1973
kassan1973
23 February 2012

Electrical CB

Electrical CB

Just what i was thinking and prob safer.

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kassan1973
Feb 23, 2012 9:51 pm
JustinJames
JustinJames
24 February 2012

Building code re fans in bathroom

Building code re fans in bathroom

Ducted exhaust is necessary in a toilet.

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JustinJames
Feb 24, 2012 5:45 pm
paulw11
paulw11
3 March 2012

Sparky: 3-ways light switch Is this how it supposed to work.

Sparky: 3-ways light switch Is this how it supposed to work.

Hi You are correct. You should be able to turn the lights on or off from any switch regardless of the position of the other switches. The circuits haven't been wired…

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paulw11
Mar 03, 2012 9:18 am
james_d
james_d
5 March 2012

Box Gutter and leaking house

Box Gutter and leaking house

A large issue with box gutters is reactivity and peoples lack of understanding. Check that they have used zinc screws if it is a zinc gutter, or gal with gal. Also ask how…

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james_d
Mar 05, 2012 1:33 pm
ausdesign
ausdesign
9 March 2012

Lintel to span 5m over glass sliding doors

Lintel to span 5m over glass sliding doors

Even if you get an answer you will still need a 'design certificate' A previous post has a 'steel in housing' link which can be used by anyone competent.

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ausdesign
Mar 09, 2012 12:50 pm
ausdesign
lynny-jane
lynny-jane
14 March 2012

Poor workmanship being passed off as "defects"

Poor workmanship being passed off as "defects"

Oh wow!!! I hope you got things finished to your satisfaction. My heart broke when I saw the stained timberwork (and the tiles!!)- I spent 5 months oiling/staining a…

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lynny-jane
Mar 14, 2012 7:17 am
lynny-jane
ESB
ESB
24 March 2012

Downpipes and the final finish ...

Downpipes and the final finish ...

Thanks all ... this was all sorted last year. The bigger pipes were dropped below ground level like the rest of the house. There is a rubber ring/seal around the…

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ESB
Mar 24, 2012 1:54 pm
ESB
building-expert
building-expert
31 March 2012

Workmanship in building contract

Workmanship in building contract

Hi all The most important piece of legislation that controls building workmanship standards in Victoria is Domestic Contracts Building Act 1995- section 8 -implied…

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building-expert
Mar 31, 2012 3:42 pm
building-expert
thegilbeys
thegilbeys
4 April 2012

Brick work under window sills

Brick work under window sills

I'd be annoyed about it tbh. I don't think it would've been that much more effort to put it in the middle or two smaller ones on each end. If it was even required in the…

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thegilbeys
Apr 04, 2012 5:05 pm
thegilbeys
building-expert
building-expert
12 April 2012

post on facade inside the piller

post on facade inside the piller

o BE you make me :lol: i have seen your reports there a joke to put i blunt post are normally used for OHS there is no…

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building-expert
Apr 12, 2012 9:47 am
building-expert
rempong
rempong
20 April 2012

Habitable room vs playroom space

Habitable room vs playroom space

Hi Shaezy, how about your plan? did you finish it?

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rempong
Apr 20, 2012 8:32 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
22 April 2012

Gas and Power Separation

Gas and Power Separation

Power outlets need 600 horizontal separation from gas points and flues.

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builderforlife
Apr 22, 2012 10:25 pm
builderforlife
room4acubby
room4acubby
1 May 2012

WAFFLE SLAB - FORMWORK CONCERNS - Any Advice please?

WAFFLE SLAB - FORMWORK CONCERNS - Any Advice please?

Hi dh3121 this is probably too late but may help your concerns. 50kPa bearing capacity is very soft soil, as an example a 60kg person would exert about 40kPa (assuming a…

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room4acubby
May 01, 2012 11:13 am
room4acubby
stormjr
stormjr
13 May 2012

Roofing standards - ridge and valley mortaring

Roofing standards - ridge and valley mortaring

According to about page 10 mortar is not needed in the valley! I don't know how this ties in with the sarking though. http://www.monier.com.au/Professional/A ... ual_S5.pdf 2

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stormjr
May 13, 2012 9:59 pm
Darbecca
Darbecca
23 May 2012

Recommendation on building inspectors for pre-handover (VIC)

Recommendation on building inspectors for pre-handover (VIC)
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Dear All, I findd it dificult to understand how my competitor can be some simple minded in their abilities. My qualifications are as follows: I teach at Vic Uni in the…

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Darbecca
May 23, 2012 8:08 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
23 May 2012

Cross nailing of roof trusses?

Cross nailing of roof trusses?

Yes they should be and depending on where you are ( wind loadings ) and what the structural engineer comes up with, probably tie-downs every second one as well. Stewie

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Stewie D
May 23, 2012 10:08 am
4drake9
4drake9
29 May 2012

Surface rust on lintels on new build

Surface rust on lintels on new build

They should of been GAL, id get them coated asap.

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4drake9
May 29, 2012 5:31 pm
bashworth
bashworth
29 May 2012

What to do - Garage Wall and Retaining Wall

What to do - Garage Wall and Retaining Wall

The drainage is a slotted PVC pipe, covered in gravel and connected to storm water. how deep should I bury these channels into the ground ?…

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bashworth
May 29, 2012 6:45 pm
bashworth
veseli
veseli
10 June 2012

ceiling joist not straight?

ceiling joist not straight?

Out of my head i think the rules are its only defect if truss is out of plumb more then 50mm, but no regulations for ceiling joists, so you cant really complain.

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veseli
Jun 10, 2012 1:48 am
building-expert
building-expert
18 June 2012

Dormer spaces - what are we allowed to do?

Dormer spaces - what are we allowed to do?

The first step in getting rid of pests such as mice is food elimination. If there is no food they won't come and cannot sustain. Be especially careful with pet food around…

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building-expert
Jun 18, 2012 7:06 am
building-expert
Integrity
Integrity
18 June 2012

BCA vs Australian Standard

BCA vs Australian Standard
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I agree with the sentiment expressed by Stewie D who posted... "I always assumed the BCA was the highest level of compliance and the…

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Integrity
Jun 18, 2012 10:57 am
Integrity
Integrity
11 July 2012

Panel span of SIP roof

Panel span of SIP roof

When in doubt, always ask for confirmation from a structural engineer. Yes, you may need to pay a few hundred dollars for it but you can sleep at…

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Integrity
Jul 11, 2012 2:35 am
Integrity
Integrity
17 July 2012

Colorbond Roofing

Colorbond Roofing

0.35mm BMT is available from Lysaght on request (see note under the Specifications tab)…

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Integrity
Jul 17, 2012 7:32 pm


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