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    20th Jun 2021, 04:45 PM
    autogenous replied to a thread Silicosis on the rise in Asbestos
    This is why many tool manufacturers have now come out with better on-site extraction power tools. I have a cordless planer with WIFI vacuum extraction activation > Makita
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    20th Jun 2021, 04:41 PM
    autogenous replied to a thread Silicosis on the rise in Asbestos
    AFAIK the manufactured stone benchtops are made of silicon which is why cutting or grinding those products dry cause "industrial disease". These manufactured stones are referred to in the trade as "plastic stone" Traditional stone does not have the same impact and often is cut with water. In contemporary workshops much of the stone is now cut with water. New techniques now occur also which does not require grinding in the lamination process of plasi-stone as we call it in the trade ...
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    20th Jun 2021, 04:38 PM
    If Bunnings arent the cheapest price then I dont buy off them. The cheapest price policy just undermines everyone else who is more competitive. Bunnings are not cheaper. Bunnings have proprietry product so you cannot price match much the time.
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    20th Jun 2021, 11:40 AM
    Needs engineer detail
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    20th Jun 2021, 11:19 AM
    Do note that in some councils 500mm is the maximum height of a retaining wall without an engineer detail and building permission. Its best get an engineers detail anyway. Everyone is different and some retaining products are not what they are made out to be. Certainly do not use fencing as retaining which is a common costly error which can result in court action.
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    20th Jun 2021, 11:13 AM
    autogenous replied to a thread Westmix Bearing in Feedback & Help
    Heat the bearing avoiding the shaft heating up so you get two different expansion rates
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    20th Jun 2021, 11:10 AM
    In some states, engineer detail is standard with any planning submission
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    20th Jun 2021, 11:08 AM
    Get an engineer detail. By rights, beams should not go over openings up to 4 inches either side an opening.
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    20th Jun 2021, 11:04 AM
    Ive bought an Ozito cordless glue gun for non commercial work. Just light work. Will let you know how it goes but thanks for the tip on glue quality.
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    20th Jun 2021, 10:58 AM
    I want to shoot thin galv straps into upto 4mm RHS? Will a concrete pin nailer nail galv door strap to RHS column? All advice prelim to asking the shop sales staff....
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    20th Jun 2021, 10:37 AM
    Most of Bunnings is proprietry made products so you cant price match. Some places have Stabila levels $30 cheaper Cheapest prices everyday in their own stores only
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    20th Jun 2021, 10:30 AM
    autogenous replied to a thread Westmix Bearing in Feedback & Help
    Heat bearing and bearing puller https://sydneytools.com.au/category/automotive/mechanics-service-tools/bearing-pullers
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Buildings love hate, but I like it. Im one of those nutters that stands in front of buildings staring at walls, sometimes taking in the formulas that give them their appearance.
O.C.D. disorder & obsession starting at high school. Privileged to a 5 year bricklaying apprenticeship served in government on government projects such as prisons etc which also afford experiences with other trades and a world of learning in some old techniques and tricks.
Did many subjects in a building diploma stalled by death of father.
Then went onto stonework under the guidance of a stonemason in rubble, cladding and many other vernacular.
Then went back to study in Web-development and aquired a position in large web-based asset management solutions, Cad conversion and Digital mapping.
Employed as post tensioner in multi-story preGFC.
After some time in retail managing social media marketiing, website management etc was offered a job in marble & granite. Loved it with a passion before the industry downturn.
Now stay at home dad renovating home with the new boy.

Below is my random blog thoughts and first love, building..

http://brickandstoneart.blogspot.com/
Location:
Perth, WA.
Interests:
computers, building, fly fishing
Occupation:
Retail, online sales in the recreational industry

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