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    6th Jul 2022, 12:47 PM
    When I moved into this place needed some functional bits ang got some KMart bamboo products for the bathroom including a cabinet for towels etc which is rubbish. I'll need to pull it apart and get the doors sliding. Might try a hardwax on that? Probably it’s been sprayed with some type of industrial lacquer. Whilever the lacquer is there it will prevent a penetrative finish from getting below the surface, so they are not compatible.
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    6th Jul 2022, 10:09 AM
    Likewise having the handyman do the fitout might not sit well with your insurance company. Your policy probably has fine print about the need for licensed plumbing work.
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    30th Jun 2022, 08:37 PM
    I sourced some of that Porta Tassie Oak dowel/handrail from Bunnings. I wanted it to closely match our European Oak engineered floors. I used Cetol HLSE in Light Oak. Lovely silky feel and perfect match to our ‘light oak’ floors. I had to wait weeks for Bunnings to get any 43mm handrail in.
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    25th Jun 2022, 05:12 PM
    Hi. I’m building our kitchen. I have in place an island bench sitting on an overbuilt timber plinth. The island is 2750mm by 1200mm, and will have marble in waterfall style on front and the two sides. The top will be Caesarstone, so a lot of weight. There will be a sink, dishwasher and stove in the island. I’ve built it, disassembled it, and now I’m ready to reassemble and place the appliances for the final time - and then get the stonemasons in. The floor is engineered oak herringbone...
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    22nd Jun 2022, 08:47 AM
    I checked the boxes and found nothing - so if they did come with foam seal then the plumber has lost them. There is a waterproofing supply company near us called Coastwide Waterproofing who are very helpful so I think I’ll go in there and see what they have to offer.
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    19th Jun 2022, 11:07 PM
    Sounds logical. Our waterproofer didn’t do any of that - just waterproofed up to the hole. Luckily I can do it before the plumber arrives. Why choose polyurethane over bathroom silicon?
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    18th Jun 2022, 10:06 AM
    I’ve owned a few houses and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a plumber do it in this state. Any idea what the plastic fittings are called - or even what to Google to find them. It makes sense they would exist but I can’t find anything. Thanks.
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    17th Jun 2022, 07:13 PM
    In a few weeks the plumber will be coming back to do the final fitout of our upstairs wet rooms (new build). In the mean time I want to do anything I can to improve the waterproofing. There are many places in the bathrooms where a plumbing fitting penetrates the wall. Usually these are either mixer heads or fixed male elbows to which shower heads or fawcets or whatever will be attached. I’m thinking that if a leak occurs here then the water could either go down the exterior of the wall into...
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