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    26th Nov 2021, 01:07 PM
    cyclic replied to a thread Shower demolition in Bathrooms
    Fibre dust ? Place pedestal fan ($15) in bathroom blowing dust out window.
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    26th Nov 2021, 11:42 AM
    cyclic replied to a thread Washer For Hard Water? in Plumbing
    I get at least 10 years + out of hydroseal jumper valves. https://www.bunnings.com.au/hydroseal-12mm-tap-valves-with-o-ring-10-pack_p4923226 Use one of these as well https://www.bunnings.com.au/hydroseal-12mm-tap-seat-refacing-tool_p4923315 As for O rings for the spindles nothing special needed Your tap washers are not lasting because you are using soft rubber washers possibly with worn seats and turning the taps off too tight and squashing the washers. It can also depend on age and...
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    26th Nov 2021, 11:28 AM
    LOL TV at 2.30 am on Fox is same as any other time, repeat movies. And yes smoke detectors are very sensitive to the point working with oxy acetylene I had to either disconnect them or get Building Managers to isolate them otherwise the Fire Trucks would turn up.
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    26th Nov 2021, 09:00 AM
    Had a smoke detector giving out the odd chirp at 2.30 this morning so got out of bed and replaced the battery It is also hard wired and it kept giving out the chirps at odd intervals. Put it down to humidity at 95%+ so placed a fan under it and watched tv for an hour to make sure it was right then went back to bed. Just a heads up for anyone who comes across the same problem
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    25th Nov 2021, 05:59 PM
    cyclic replied to a thread Shower demolition in Bathrooms
    When demolishing bathrooms/showers I have only ever removed the whole sheet by cutting with a diamond blade on a mini (4 inch) grinder. Use the guard on the grinder as a depth guide so you only cut the sheet not power and pipes behind. Really no hand tools for the job other than score and snap knife which are a pain to use in the position. Vertically cut on half the stud so the new sheet is affixed to the stud. Very much doubt water service in the wall would be leaking, maybe getting in...
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    24th Nov 2021, 05:13 PM
    If ??? the cistern is set up for gravity low pressure feed then you may have to fit a new valve inside the cistern to accept the mains pressure. However the reason it is taking 20 minutes to fill at the moment could be because it already has a standard valve on a low pressure system or, the dirty water may be blocking the valve in which case it may still take 20 minutes to fill even on mains pressure.
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    22nd Nov 2021, 12:46 PM
    cyclic replied to a thread install Skylight in Roofing
    What roofing material ? Tile iron fibro ? What type of skylight ? Flat domed vented ? eg for tile you could get light only tile type light i.e a tile or more made of clear plastic/perspex https://hipages.com.au/connect/skytileskylights for iron a sheet of clear for light only Rails will probably have to be removed permanently in any case I was told by an installer you can walk on the panels although I have never tried.
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    22nd Nov 2021, 07:25 AM
    The strange thing is that the small tank has started working again spontaneously sometime since I last checked it 2 weeks ago. I was just checking some details on the spec panel when I noticed it was hot again.[Q For the existing 50 litre to go cold you possibly have one or more of the following Faulty thermostat Faulty element Faulty off peak switch Faulty wiring
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    18th Nov 2021, 01:05 PM
    Very poor workmanship to have screws protruding, should not be like that. Tell them to cut them off with a mini grinder and metal disc. Ideally best to fix gutter brackets where the rafters are but not the end on the world, but without a doubt, the fascia needs to be fixed to the rafters
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    18th Nov 2021, 12:55 PM
    cyclic replied to a thread Tile mastic in Asbestos
    Probably Davco or similar good old tile adhesive. The spots may be because it was not stirred/mixed enough Not containing asbestos. Take a tile to a tile outlet and I am sure you will get the same answer.
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    17th Nov 2021, 08:28 AM
    If the storm drain backs up due to the pipe being run flat with no fall/tree roots either blocking it or crushing it/dips and rises in the pipe/pipe partially flattened when installed/too much flow and or head (height of water) etc etc then it will come up in the pit and fill the back yard no matter how you connect it.. Of course when the rain stops the water should run down the drain but what damage will it do to the yard or where will it go before the rain stops before it does only you can...
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    17th Nov 2021, 06:56 AM
    What you plan will work but it will be trial and error Get someone to walk on the squeaky floor while you look and locate the problem area from under then glue and screw accordingly. Of course don't use over length screws that protude through the kitchen floor
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    16th Nov 2021, 08:46 PM
    My first question is where does the storm water drain exit ? (A) Tree very close to the downpipe which has possibly damaged the storm drain I assume it is the blue line but you need to be absolutely certain it is clear all the way to the outlet (B) You appear to have created a pool with gardens and garden edging so where is the surface water going to go other than soak into the ground eventually. (C) You may be getting water along the gas pipe trench from other yards again no idea where...
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    16th Nov 2021, 12:36 PM
    If you must use a batten sit the batten level on packers. Packers can be bits of timber, cardboard (we used to use bits of cardboard to pack tiles before packers were invented) box of packers from a hardware etc etc Or run a chalk/pencil line around the wall at the top of the first row of tiles and pack each tile at a time
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    16th Nov 2021, 08:34 AM
    In the 1980's there were some hail storms went through Brisbane and surrounds resulting in asbestos cement roofs being replaced with metal. In those days the asbestos cleanup was non existent so be sure there is no ac in the ceiling before you get too involved.. Be very careful around wires/lights/power in fact ideally have the power off from the pole and run a lead from your neighbour to run the vac. Other than that don't damage the ceiling.
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    16th Nov 2021, 08:24 AM
    Correct
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    15th Nov 2021, 08:18 PM
    25 x 25 x 2 to 3mm angle 25 long horizontal with two screws through it holding it to the 90mm post, one up high where you want the rail, one down low for bottom rail, and the 25 x 25 tube rail sits on them and screwed to them. Battens etc then screw to the rails
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    14th Nov 2021, 01:20 PM
    My favorite for something like this is galvanised steel rails 25x25 RHS with 2 light gal angles screwed to each post to carry the rails Screw with probably 30 mm hex teks or roof screws and screw the battens to the steel rails ditto.
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    13th Nov 2021, 08:04 AM
    LOL shoulda gone to Specsavers
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    7th Nov 2021, 12:04 PM
    All good DR Just thought these tired old eyes had somehow missed an important point.
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    7th Nov 2021, 11:06 AM
    "It did not leak at that point did it " because it HAD thread seal tape on it, so it needs to have thread seal again, or am I missing something here ?
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    5th Nov 2021, 05:26 PM
    cyclic replied to a thread Villaboard questions in Bathrooms
    Well you got that right, you don't understand. The stud adhesive sucks the sheet to the stud so the theory is if you nail over the adhesive there is a chance the nails will pop as the adhesive sucks. I am only repeating what my gyprock fixer told me many many many years ago.
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    4th Nov 2021, 11:07 AM
    cyclic replied to a thread Villaboard questions in Bathrooms
    Do not nail where you have applied stud adhesive Do not apply stud adhesive where you intend to nail. In other words, space the adhesive and nails/screws accordingly according to my now long retired gyprock fixer. Same applies to gyprock walls and ceilings.
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    29th Oct 2021, 09:24 AM
    All good. Could not see that so reason I asked was I have seen idiot aircon installers connect to storm downpipes only to have the storm drain block and water pour back into the house via the aircon drain More common with split systems
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    29th Oct 2021, 06:57 AM
    And where does the drain in the wall go to ??
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