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    25th Nov 2022, 10:18 AM
    The right distance between a range hood and cooktop depends on the type of cooktop. With a gas cooktop, the range hood has to hang at least 65cm above it. With an electric cooktop, that's 55cm. But don't hang the range hood higher than 80cm above it, or the cooking fumes will escape. Read what you should keep in mind here.
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    23rd Nov 2022, 10:14 AM
    Change of decor is a good reason to paint, about the only one I'd be happy with. But once you get onto the painted roof train, you'll never get off... I'm always sceptical of long warranties on such projects. Consider how you will ever find the contractor again after even perhaps 2-3 years to make a claim. I'd punt that the warranty they are offering you is longer than they have probably been in business to date...
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    22nd Nov 2022, 02:28 PM
    Not sure I'd waste money on terracotta painting..
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    18th Nov 2022, 09:44 AM
    Run the new top hat at 90 degrees to existing top hat on the underside and sheet between the existing framing..
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    18th Nov 2022, 09:40 AM
    Cyclics answer = :2tsup:
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    18th Nov 2022, 09:32 AM
    Use the kitchen overheads... much cheaper, and 300 deep.. drill a 5mm hole in the centre back that lines up with the holes in the sides for additional shelf support and place a support "pin" in that
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    16th Nov 2022, 03:26 PM
    I think you'll find the ends of top hat are cut at 45 so you can butt and get a screw in each side.
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    15th Nov 2022, 11:30 AM
    I'm gradually getting on top of mine by pulling when the soil is damp, and sometimes use a small garden type fork to loosen around before pulling.
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    15th Nov 2022, 11:27 AM
    Looks like DA brads to me, but I don't really see the need. Use a spacer or one of the many decking type tools. make the panles flat on the ground and then stand them up...
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    15th Nov 2022, 11:22 AM
    The only way to be 100% positive is testing. However the first pic is old plasterglass/horsehair plaster sheets. My place from the 70s has the same. I don't know of asbestos being used in render, but I do remember that there was asbestos found in the mortar of a museum in Sydney. So I suppose it's possible. Testing required.
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    1st Nov 2022, 04:28 PM
    Here in WA go solar... Definitely not a Sola Hart it's garbage now. I had a Solakleen trouble free for 16 years, then needed a part no longer available. 3-4 years ago the guys that came to fix the old one then replaced with a newbie, paid the $300 extra for stainless tank. 9 months of the year or so no booster on. I have a timer so it runs for a couple of hours early am in the dead of winter to ensure hot showers in the morning.. Come summer I need to cover 1 of the 2 panels.. In my case...
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