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    24th Jun 2021, 09:55 PM
    We need a splashback behind a bathroom vanity and another in the laundry. Both would need to be about 1200 long by 300 high. As We hate dirty grout we were thinking of using one single tile. Clearly it would have to be cut along the 1200mm dimension. We have a leftover 1200x600 tile from the shower area. Very hard, heavy Italian tiles. A diamond blade in angle grinder cuts them OK but it chips - more then is acceptable. I tried several different type of blade on offcuts without great...
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    24th Jun 2021, 03:31 PM
    Thanks for the replies Cyclic. I hadn’t thought of rigid pipe but I can see it would have advantages. How do you think a 100mm pvc pipe would compare to 150mm aluminium duct? Also, to run a larger fan, which probably will have a 150mm fitting, I would need to connect the 100mm to a short length of 150mm duct attached to the fan. What effect would that reduction have? Cheers
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    24th Jun 2021, 03:20 PM
    Hi. Our electrician says that led downlights are not dimmable and trying to install dimmers will be certain to lead to flickering. However I was in a lighting shop today and saw a number of downlights for sale that claimed to be dimmable. Iím wondering if maybe the electrician is a bit out of date with his information. Google gives conflicting information. So does anyone have recent, first hand experience of this issue. We need to get this right as my wife is an epileptic and light...
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    23rd Jun 2021, 02:43 PM
    Hi. Building a house and wanting to put some ducting in the ceiling space before the ceiling goes on. We have a flat roof with very little space between roof blanket and ceiling. It will be a long time before we purchase and install the fans, I just want the ducting there ready as there is little scope to retrofit.1 So my questions are What size ducting should I put in for the following rooms. 1. A small wc with no window. 2. An ensuite with shower, toilet and basin, with window. 3....
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    16th Jun 2021, 07:50 PM
    Arron replied to a thread Squareset skirting boards in Plastering
    Any photos ? And why 5mm - just stylistic choice ? Did it look good?
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    14th Jun 2021, 10:28 PM
    Arron replied to a thread Squareset skirting boards in Plastering
    Ok, thanks. So the bottom edge of the stopping bead was in effect sitting on the top edge of the skirting board (which was reduced in size by the 5mm rebate, of course). I’m just keeping this discussion going because I feel there must be better things out there then p50s. I hate them and the processes around them. Cheers Arron
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    13th Jun 2021, 06:03 PM
    Arron replied to a thread Squareset skirting boards in Plastering
    Another thing I’ve seen references too but can’t find detail on is it seems some people use some kind of rubber or synthetic material in the shadowline - filling it completely. Anyone know anything about this ? I think our horizontal shadowline will be a dust magnet, plus an empty shadowline with white background changes it’s look greatly according to where you are standing and where the light is coming from. Sometimes it appears dark almost black, and at other times it can appear white....
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    13th Jun 2021, 05:51 PM
    Arron replied to a thread Squareset skirting boards in Plastering
    Excellent advice. Thanks. I will try that too. By ‘bead’ you are meaning p50, right?
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    13th Jun 2021, 05:27 PM
    Arron replied to a thread Squareset skirting boards in Plastering
    Yes, that is exactly how it was done. I even cut a bucketful of 100mm blocks for the plasterer to use as spacers to get the height exact. Plus we have a dead level slab - new technology in use apparently. But we still ended up with too much variation in the bottom edge of the gyprock. I never really found out why. Anyway, Iím currently finishing off the space under the staircase, so will line it with gyprock and use my method to see how practical it is.
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    13th Jun 2021, 10:31 AM
    Arron replied to a thread Squareset skirting boards in Plastering
    That’s what I did and indeed it’s standard practice. Another thing I did which would qualify as a tip is that I used prefinished 90x19 pine, and put it through the thicknesses in such a way that I didn’t scratch the face side or top edge, so the painting required was minimal. Thinking about it, and why it took so long, I think if I did it again I would have the gyprocker bring the sheets down almost to floor level, and then cut off the gyprock at an even 120mm (or whatever) high once...
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    13th Jun 2021, 12:53 AM
    Arron replied to a thread Squareset skirting boards in Plastering
    Re the Easyjamb Inswing. Agree that the concept of that tiny ridge taking the full force of a slamming door makes me sceptical, but is it really any different to a typical door jamb taking the force? I don’t understand the physics well enough to have an opinion. The Easyjamb are a very solid unit when put in on a well made frame.
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    13th Jun 2021, 12:41 AM
    Arron replied to a thread Squareset skirting boards in Plastering
    Thanks. I didnít know the approach was so commonplace. My concern about damage doesnít relate to an impact on the skirting itself - but rather to the zone around the bottom of the gyprock and the p50. Iím expecting the gyprock and p50 and overlying plaster to crumple pretty easy and repair will be time consuming. The p50 is held on with glue which seems to be a fairly weak bond.
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    12th Jun 2021, 10:45 PM
    Arron replied to a thread Squareset skirting boards in Plastering
    Other things I have seen and like but know nothing about include https://st3.idealista.pt/news/arquivos/styles/news_detail/public/2021-03/imagen4.jpg?sv=mrVPBa80&itok=U2NzNvJp And https://st3.idealista.pt/news/arquivos/styles/news_detail/public/2021-03/imagen5.jpg?sv=7lvxGYJB&itok=cOqWnGIO
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    12th Jun 2021, 10:24 PM
    Hi. The house we are building has squareset ceiling, windows and doors. We love the look, but the problem is skirting boards. We don’t want them. We want them squareset too. Downstairs, we copied this effect, but in timber. https://www.ezconcept.com.au/products/alubase/ We had the plasterer stop his gyprock sheets about 120mm from the floor and set a P50 bead. I had already placed an extra row of noggins about 100mm above the floor to rigidise the bottom of the gyprock. Then After...
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    30th May 2021, 11:21 AM
    So I made access to the rear of the unit, from inside. Running the cold water (just the cold water) the pipes inside immediately behind the unit make no noise at all. However I can hear the unit ‘running’ outside, from inside the building. It’s not much noise, but as pointed out earlier that’s not really relevant in this unusual case. These are mixers, fairly low flow.
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    28th May 2021, 05:58 PM
    It’s not objectionable noisy - in fact far from it - but relations with the neighbours are very poor and we don’t need another flash-point (real or confected). Rinnai.
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    28th May 2021, 01:27 PM
    Fairly certain but not absolutely positive. It’s very hard to work out what is happening - just a prolonged whooshing sound. It seems to come from the heater unit but i could not be certain it isn’t coming from behind it. Also, it happens with all the taps in the house. Not the outdoor taps however - although I think the go straight down to the meter not through the house. The plumber will be back eventually for some other work and we will discuss it then, but I always try to get a bit of...
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    28th May 2021, 08:49 AM
    Interesting design. Is there a shower screen coming - what stops the shower splash getting all over the vanity ?
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    28th May 2021, 08:35 AM
    Hi. Weíve had a gas powered instantaneous hot water system fitted. Itís a little noisy and we are close to some very antagonistic neighbours. Actually, most people would not even notice the noise but unfortunately that isnít so in this case. One thing I have noticed puzzles me. All our taps in the house are mixers. When I turn the mixer to the cold water side and run some water the hot water system starts running. I donít know exactly what itís doing - whether what I can hear is water...
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