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    21st Sep 2021, 10:29 PM
    ...and surprisingly quite a few of them. Checked out your FB link to the amp and happened to spot a FB advertisement located in Melbourne selling end of season $600 to $1000 TREK bikes for a clearance rate of $60. The buyer had to go to an internet site to purchase. Was really professional looking...but obviously a scam. Must be many that part with their money and get burned.....and all too small for the authorities to give a damn. Until now, hadn't given it a thought there would be...
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    20th Sep 2021, 03:36 PM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxX7Tv9Z8ks this explains the rules "exactly". Football rules @ 40sec.
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    20th Sep 2021, 10:22 AM
    The death from flue numbers have a bumper season every 2 years for the last 10 years (globally) ....so I suspect Australia is the same. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/past-seasons.html ....not really a fair comparison of "weve had less COVID deaths than the flu in 2017" as the last 2 years have had various protection measures (mainly restriction of movement) that obviously didn't exist in 2017 but still COVID achieved a ~3,000% greater number of deaths than the flu.
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    19th Sep 2021, 12:48 AM
    ....still a pretty good buy at $450.
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    18th Sep 2021, 12:00 AM
    Bart1080 replied to a thread Makita Knockoff in Tools & Products
    hopefully you will get some years of casual use out of them....being free nothing to loose. 3 years ago, I'd bought a set of 3 Ryobi knock off's. One didnt work on arrival pulled apart and couldn't fix it, one stopped working within a week with a wire that fell off and was fixable and one fell apart with the screws stripping out simply pulling it from the drill and is taped up. Only 1 of the 3 still works....somewhat...with tape holding it together :) None lasted half the usage of the...
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    17th Sep 2021, 11:50 PM
    Wow, that's a serious friggin amp :) and a whopping 12 kilo's. You must have some serious speakers on the wish list for that to drive. https://www.crutchfield.com/S-xxKMcwkdf5E/p_845P7000S/Yamaha-P7000S.html Makes my old vintage 1988 Kenwood KM107 for the domestic market look like a kids play toy! https://www.audio-high-store.com/kenwood-km-107/
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    17th Sep 2021, 04:36 PM
    Bart1080 replied to a thread Low level deck in Decking
    ...for the OP's benefit, assume you mean potentially compacting with one of these. These are a quick and easy way to get good compaction. https://www.kennards.com.au/plate-compactor-60kg.html
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    16th Sep 2021, 10:52 AM
    If you wanted something light, you could use a 70 to 90 % shade cloth in a light weight tropical roof. Just make sure its secure enough to cope with the cyclones. 20mm RHS or angle made up into a frame, with 4' to 6' legs for a nice air gap and welded to the top would be plenty secure and reasonably cheap. stretch and secure the shade cloth with metal/wooded battens on top screwed to the frame. Should be able to take a hammering each cyclone season for many years.
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    16th Sep 2021, 10:43 AM
    what about an exhaust fan set high in the wall at the opposite end of the entry door> Pull air from outside through the container and out the other end.
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    15th Sep 2021, 04:26 PM
    Bart1080 replied to a thread Wiring new power point in Electrical
    ....fail to see the humour when exposed to fatalities and houses burnt down as a result of non standard wiring and non compliant electrical fittings.
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    15th Sep 2021, 04:11 PM
    Aside from the previous valid comments, where I was going with my question is for you to also consider the footings of the shed to ensure your works doesn't undermine the stability of the shed. And you need to consider any underground assets - gas, electricity, stormwater, sewage.
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    15th Sep 2021, 04:00 PM
    after 2 hours, is there anything coming out the gutter? I just wonder if there is a possibility that the tank wasn't connected and all stormy runs direct to the gutter? If you stuck the hose up either one, you should be able to quickly confirm if one of those pipes are connected to the street gutter outlet (assuming this is your storm water point of discharge) If successful then you've likely narrowed down the issue to be one pipe from the house to the tank. If that doesn't work, then...
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    15th Sep 2021, 03:40 PM
    Bart1080 replied to a thread Wiring new power point in Electrical
    Looks like you need to cut a massive hole in the wall to enable it to fit the protruding switch blocks at the back...unless there is some sort of raiser block it attaches to. Politely suggest to source an electrician for this one.
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    14th Sep 2021, 05:26 PM
    If your concerned about that, then you possibly would need a permit approval etc etc. or maybe you are :) What are the dimensions of the shed and cellar?
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    14th Sep 2021, 03:46 PM
    Cut out a piece of PVC (either from a straight pipe or another bend. Heat it with a heat gun or hairdryer until its pliable and press over the pipe to shape the part. Wait for it to cool or pour cold water to speed it up. Use primer and cement to finish. As its under pressure, not sure of holding power...or the amount of pressure its holding back. Ive done this method for non charged systems. You could get a couple of stainless clamps each side as additional holding power....
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    14th Sep 2021, 01:49 PM
    ...apparently cant add to the other thread of the same name older than 1 year! Just installed a 12.7Kw solar system - 33 x 390W Hyundi panels, 33 Enphase microinverters Almost completed needing: - Electrical Inspector and Retailer side (metering/tarriff) to finalise. - Install timers to control septic/sandfilter pumps and hot water to only operate during the day. Other than that, changing habits so more appliances are used during the day such as Dishwasher, washing machine and...
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    14th Sep 2021, 10:18 AM
    https://plantdoctor.co.nz/problem-finder/shield-bugs-aka-stink-bug-nezara-viridula/ https://blog.fantasticservices.com/shield-bugs-and-your-garden/ What are your young seedlings doing when they are affected? If they are snapped off at ground level...could be birds or slugs.
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    12th Sep 2021, 10:14 AM
    ...do you know where the leaves are entering?
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    11th Sep 2021, 12:07 AM
    Nothing...its not at a stage to really justify doing anything. No valley's, wasnt expecting that answer.
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    10th Sep 2021, 06:04 PM
    ....would it be possible its more likely up and under the tiles overlapping the valleys? Why? - My roof is fully sarked (yes I did say "S"arked!!!) with colorbond roofing and I get some crap blowing in under the valley's. Even though its only a 7 year old roof, I suspect the valley's didn't have a folded back on itself lip as in strong Northerly winds, I also get water blown in based on the damp batts I've seen.
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    10th Sep 2021, 03:58 PM
    Both had our 2 jabs yesterday. First jabs were Astra 12 weeks ago. On the day of the first jab, the availability rules changed for Pz. The other half being a health care worker wanted the Pz. Based on anecdotal evidence that mixing vaccines can achieve good result and a discussion with her doctor including whats occurred abroad resulting in her getting the second jab with Pz. I'd simply stuck with the approved program. I received an email within 4 hours of getting the final jab with...
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    10th Sep 2021, 02:02 PM
    ...would have thought providing a proof of purchase isn't an unreasonable request....would have been a hand written receipt for something purchased 80 years ago and for 99.9% of us unlikely to exist after this period of time. For me, probably would have lost it after a week. ACCC article on proof of purchase https://www.accc.gov.au/consumers/prices-surcharges-receipts/receipts-proof-of-purchase Tupperware is the same. acquired a few handmedowns with cracked lids and they replaced...
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    8th Sep 2021, 05:42 PM
    Its 12 weeks since I had my first shot.
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    8th Sep 2021, 12:11 PM
    If its truly super6 fibro/cement sheet, its asbestos and wouldn't be disturbing it, attaching, drilling anything to it. As Cyclic say's, you could put in full length posts in front but rather then going to all that effort and cost, i'd be either leaving it as it is or replacing it with a 2100mm fit for purpose fence. The actual fence cost wont be that expensive in comparison to your deck build ...removing the asbestos cost, unsure.
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    8th Sep 2021, 11:55 AM
    Yep, have a hardwood top on my sit/standing desk - 25mm thick and 45mm wide strips glued together and screwed to a metal frame. Has held up well for the last 18 months with the exception of where my laptop is placed. 2 Boards have opened up 2mm the width of the laptop where the fans extract out the heat.
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    8th Sep 2021, 11:49 AM
    You could cut a strip of the hardwood boards and glue to the sides/front. If you have the top "overhang" by the thickness of the side strip, this will hide the substrate and give the illusion of a thick top.
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    8th Sep 2021, 02:39 AM
    ...The state premier has severely miss-judged the situation and is laughable at the constant positive spin on the daily updates and avoidance of questions. Its interesting I hear of burnout as the ICU medical staff constantly doing 12+ hour shifts at some of these hospitals. Yes off for my final Astra on Thursday and very happy to get it. People miss the point and will scream blue murder the gov has failed to provide any vax when there is a perfectly good one available....and has...
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    8th Sep 2021, 02:26 AM
    The last biggish DIY wall I'd done was ~20 posts, 40m long, posts 2m apart to fit the concrete sleepers ranging in height 400mm to 1200mm down a slope in country where the soil turns to slop in the winter and rock in the summer. The wall was definitely over engineered, but a small increase in DIY cost was worth it (for me) compared to paying 4 times the total cost for a crew to construct. The holes were 400/450mm round and 1.5 deeper than the wall was high and posts just double the height...
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    6th Sep 2021, 06:29 PM
    Option 1: for your old fashioned hard wired phone ....Pulling out and re-running 50m isn't risky. Done the exact same thing to 120m run to the shed. Cable let go pulling through ethernet and phone 2 meters out from the finish at the elbow. Pulled the entire lot out, builders string line with a small piece of rag tied to the end...small enough to be vacuumed through Vacuum the other end taped to the conduit. 1 person feeds the string through...sucked by the vacuum, the other person...
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    6th Sep 2021, 01:51 AM
    That's an interesting little site. Scrolling through US, UK...easy to see when they started to roll out the vax and the slowing of the death rate If you look at South Africa, HIV and influenza are off the charts as the No:1 cause of death Fiji is an interesting one were most parts of the world (excluding COVID) its normally heart disease but FiJi is Diabetes. And India, despite 400k covid deaths, ~12million deaths all up over the last 18 months with heart disease at 2.7million! and of...
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