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    15th Jan 2022, 01:14 PM
    droog replied to a thread How will you fill these in Tiling
    My first thought would be a structural grout.
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    14th Jan 2022, 05:44 PM
    What roofing material are you using and what pitch ? You could look at a change in pitch at each step, but that would depend on the minimum allowed for the sheet you are using.
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    14th Jan 2022, 03:38 PM
    The other option to improve water exiting the gutter is to have a large opening into a rain head. There is a lot of turbulence and flow restriction exiting via a pop, a rain head help channel the flow into the downpipe. Fist step as Cyclic says is get rid of the leaf guard that is there, they help stop leaves but also help to stop flow.
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    11th Jan 2022, 07:02 PM
    If you already have the window out I would take that to the glazier and get them to cut and fit the glass.
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    9th Jan 2022, 06:00 PM
    Custom orb will still make expansion noises even on timber frame.
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    8th Jan 2022, 12:59 PM
    Looks like a steel framed structure ? Expansion and contraction of the steel structure ? wont happen at night as no sun.
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    7th Jan 2022, 11:18 PM
    Look at the specifications link on that page SurfacesMasonry, bare and hard set plaster, bricks, cement sheet, and cladding. Then compare it to the specifications for the water based primer sealer undercoat, SurfacesGalvanised iron, ZINCALUME®, brick, masonry, paper-faced plasterboard, timber, MDF, render, concrete, cement sheet, PVC and previously painted surfaces. The bright white surface where the paint has peeled along with some brown tinges suggests it is a solid plaster...
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    7th Jan 2022, 06:02 PM
    It will mostly be looks that a 4th coat will provide, the issue with window sills is the UV degrading the finish rather than abrasive wear.
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    7th Jan 2022, 07:59 AM
    I was under the impression that the kA rating was the maximum current the breaker can safely interrupt. For industrial environments where fault currents can be higher than residential a higher kA rating is required.
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    6th Jan 2022, 09:17 PM
    Looks good ��
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    4th Jan 2022, 08:40 PM
    droog replied to a thread Is this a live wire? in Electrical
    If it is still connected at the other end it could be live, however doorbells typically use a low voltage of around 15 volts. As the doorbell was removed it is likely that the cable is not connected at the other end but without a multimeter there is no way to confirm. Should have left the push button there until you confirmed it was dead.
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    4th Jan 2022, 09:09 AM
    I made reference to the type of plaster appearing to be horsehair rather than plasterboard. If you look at the Dulux website the recommendation for bare plaster, as opposed to paper faced plasterboard is Oil Based Primer, Sealer & Undercoat https://www.dulux.com.au/products/details/36089141
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    2nd Jan 2022, 07:01 PM
    Looks like it could be horsehair plaster rather than plasterboard. Should be primed with oil based sealer binder, yes a water based top coat will go over oil based undercoats. Scrape any flaking paint, wash thoroughly with sugar soap and scuff and glossy surface. One coat oil based sealer binder, two coats water based top coat.
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    2nd Jan 2022, 04:45 PM
    Maybe one way clips on the shaft that expand once inserted, may not be possible to remove them once inserted ? Yep https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271717104638?chn=ps&_ul=AU&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=705-139619-5960-0&mkcid=2&itemid=271717104638&targetid=1280421174199&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1000498&poi=&campaignid=10101784952&mkgroupid=124139257673&rlsatarget=pla-1280421174199&abcId=9300367&merchantid=9399842&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2u6Gz66S9QIVjZNmAh3IFgKcEAQYAiABEgKe__D_BwE ...
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    2nd Jan 2022, 03:52 PM
    Make yourself a jig, either steel or hardwood to guide a drill and drill them out. It is possible that the original holes may have been punched in the aluminium frame which leaves a sharp lip on the inside, digging into the plastic pins.
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    2nd Jan 2022, 09:02 AM
    If there is a shutoff at the house is there any possibility that the supply from the boundary services multiple dwellings ? Again, what is the distance we are talking about and any possibility that there is supply to other outdoor taps, maybe one in the back yard ? Do you know what the supply pipe is ? plastic, copper or iron ?. If it is an old iron service forget where the leak actually is just replace the lot.
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    31st Dec 2021, 08:52 PM
    droog replied to a thread Waterblaster query in Roofing
    Based on his other post and referring to a “Toby”, I am thinking either New Zealand or the UK.
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    31st Dec 2021, 05:38 PM
    Here you go, https://www.wellingtonwater.co.nz/faqs/drinking-water/toby/ Yes I had to Google it too.
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    31st Dec 2021, 05:33 PM
    Thank god, I will sleep better tonight after seeing that :cheers2: Just to confirm, you did clock the screws exactly the same each side didn’t you ?:fingerscrossed:
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    31st Dec 2021, 09:27 AM
    Its not the surface material flexibility that the silicon is there for, it is the movement of the cabinets (and the benchtop on the cabinets) with relationship to the wall. Sounds like the tiler just wanted to finish and sign the job off. With that response I would not ask him to do the caulking. P.S. The caulking should not go over the grout, all grout should be removed from the gap that requires caulking before filling with silicon.
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    31st Dec 2021, 09:23 AM
    How have you confirmed it is not in some of the plumbing in the house ? and how far is the distance from the boundary and the house ? Are there any taps or other connections in the run and do you know what the supply pipe is ? plastic, copper or iron ? At one litre per minute that is 1440 litres per day, I would expect to see some moisture if you have a fair idea on where the pipe runs, a more specific location would help as soil type will determine a lot.
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    31st Dec 2021, 09:13 AM
    Is drilling an option ? Pics would help but if big enough drill a hole and use a screw, make sure the hole is big enough to allow the threads to engage but not expand the plastic too much.
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    30th Dec 2021, 10:55 PM
    All the rafters should be supported on the wall framing for its main support, the exterior posts are not main structural components for the building as they would not be using those stirrups for that purpose. The post should be supporting half the RLW between the wall frame and the outer perimeter, and they will be subject to uplift force as well. As I alluded to and as stated above, joins in the beam / facia will come into play with any replacement location and calculations.
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    30th Dec 2021, 06:41 PM
    God damn it, cannot un-see that now. :upset:
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    30th Dec 2021, 08:54 AM
    Rectangular duct in the wall cavity ? Take the fan out and have a look.
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    29th Dec 2021, 09:55 PM
    droog replied to a thread Box gutter incompatability in Plumbing
    There really is nothing much to it. Just the same as a bucket, if there is a hole in the bottom the water will get out. Picture would go a long way here to help understand what you are dealing with, I am not following the “tiny gaps” and “ sections that don’t have a downpipe”
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    29th Dec 2021, 07:23 PM
    droog replied to a thread Waterstop angle question in Bathrooms
    Silicon blocks under the glass then cut them flush and a bead of silicon to seal it all. Edit: these https://www.galaxyproducts.net.au/hm_product.pl?pid=390 Available at glazing supplies or where you buy your glass screen.
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    29th Dec 2021, 07:46 AM
    Have you considered using commercial off the self components for this. https://www.demak.com.au/shop/hardware/brackets/klevaklip-adjustable-joist-support-hanger-bracket-building-concrete-slab/ Although your questions now appear that you are looking at joists over bearers ?
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    28th Dec 2021, 02:11 PM
    droog replied to a thread Painting Toilet Bowl in Bathrooms
    See if you can find a toilet with a larger base, maybe a back to the wall model so it covers the area ?
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    28th Dec 2021, 11:38 AM
    Applying it only to certain areas will very likely end up with a patchy result as it lightens the timber and does not just work on a stain. It appears that the timber has only had a very light sand, if it was me I would be sanding some more before resorting to bleaching the timber. Your finish will also have an effect on the colour and may help to disguise some of the marks, wetting the timber will give an indication of the final colour and result. Wetting also helps raise the grain and...
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