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    23rd Jun 2021, 05:18 PM
    Depth dimension for Custom Orb is 16mm https://professionals.lysaght.com/products/custom-orb
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    22nd Jun 2021, 05:30 PM
    Water leaks should be clear enough in the roof if there is no insulation so that should rule out coming from above, but double check. For a volume builder I would expect basecoat/topcoat for the jointing, I would not rule out that the surface is not sealed and the moisture is take up from the air. When you built the deck, was there excavation and or drainage plan underneath ? chance of pooling water adding to humidity ?
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    21st Jun 2021, 04:28 PM
    Is the sheeting plasterboard or villaboard ? How were the joints finished, basecoat/topcoat, or just a multipurpose air dried filler ? Also how was it painted, primer/sealer and then a topcoat, or just topcoat? Oil or water based ? Is it possible that the moisture uptake is out of the damp air from underneath rather than water on top ?
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    19th Jun 2021, 06:41 PM
    Cutting fluid is preferred but anything is better than nothing ��
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    19th Jun 2021, 12:30 PM
    Looks more like stainless. Regular drill, slow speed, plenty of pressure and a bit of lubricant.
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    17th Jun 2021, 09:47 PM
    droog replied to a thread Kaboodle Laundry Cabinets in Laundry
    Look at the installation instructions for your new washing machine. Some manufacturers allow connecting to a nipple on the waste the same as dishwashers, although other manufacturers state connection this way will void warranty. If not able to connect to a nipple then you need a stand pipe under the bench for the washing machine. This is all assuming you are going for a front loader as per your other posts.
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    16th Jun 2021, 10:19 PM
    droog replied to a thread Kaboodle Laundry Cabinets in Laundry
    Kaboodle don’t really offer a separate range configured for laundry, the options even for kitchen are limited in their configurations. Broom cupboards are just the pantry cupboards and the standard under bench cupboards used under the sink, the particular cabinet depends on the size of the sink and the configuration you want. Some of the other flat pack suppliers used to offer a wider range of configurations, I used Mitre 10 ones in a past reno because they offered a better configuration...
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    16th Jun 2021, 07:33 PM
    droog replied to a thread mouse problem in Pest Control
    A couple of cats ? Have you put some traps in the roof and are you sure they are mice?. Small traps are not suitable for catching larger rats, if unsure also lay a couple of rat traps. I would always use traps inside the house as nothing worse that a baited rodent crawling off to die within the walls somewhere.
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    16th Jun 2021, 12:06 AM
    droog replied to a thread Strange gutter leaks? in Roofing
    Putting sealant behind the gutter is just putting a temporary bandaid over the real problem. It is always better to find the real cause and make the required repairs. A couple of pictures would go a long way here, I can’t say I am familiar with C or D section gutters. Most gutters have a type name such as Quad, Ogee, Squareline or Half round. If the water is wicking back under the sheets it should be fairly visible, just run a hose on the roof and look carefully at what happens. Turn...
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    15th Jun 2021, 11:50 PM
    droog replied to a thread Freestanding bath waste? in Bathrooms
    Most modern houses are slab floor design without access from below, so not an uncommon install scenario. If you have a particular bath in mind what do the install instructions say ?
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    14th Jun 2021, 10:17 PM
    No expert here but I would think that this design is out of the normal and would need to be run by an engineer for calculations on the loads.
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    14th Jun 2021, 09:01 PM
    droog replied to a thread Change from Top Load Machine in Laundry
    Tap location is irrelevant, they will work in either location. There is no reason to move them just because you have bought another machine type. Having had front loaders for over 15 years any taps I have installed in renovations have always been below the bench to suit a front loader.
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    13th Jun 2021, 01:00 PM
    If the surrounding area is flat then digging a hole for the subfloor is asking for the subfloor to be flooded every time it rains.
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    13th Jun 2021, 10:00 AM
    What Doovalacky said. The bounce in the floor will be related to the length of the unsupported floor joists, adding additional bearers and blocking will not help reduce the bounce. There are some good reasons to add to the bearers and blocking but get advice from an engineer on how to address your main issue first.
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    12th Jun 2021, 05:55 PM
    Your description is perfect for weed mat that has not aged too much, give it time and the fraying is not only at the edge but between the weave, try pulling a weed out that has its roots below the mat. There was no way of lifting the scoria on top of it as any weight on it just caused it to tear, leaving lots of polypropylene threads in the scoria and the soil underneath. I guess the story here is if you use it just make sure to replace it before it weathers too much.��
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    10th Jun 2021, 11:11 AM
    :whs: Even the woven polypropylene weed matt like you have will allow weeds to grow given enough time, the fabric starts to unravel as it ages. Previous owners had installed it in all garden beds covered with scoria, weeds still took hold through the gaps in the weave. Even harder to pull the weeds with the mat in place.
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    8th Jun 2021, 10:03 PM
    While neither may be desirable the distance you are looking to get with airflow is going to be a real challenge, I believe you will have poor air circulation at the family area of the room. We struggled to get the throw required for heating from a ceiling height of 3.3m as well as being quiet enough to live with on a daily basis, you are faced with a lot longer distance and the return air location will provide no flow assistance to the dead end of the room. In order to get long throw will...
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    8th Jun 2021, 06:53 PM
    Yes can see the water on the outside of the pipe, but if it is not originating at the point where the PVC meets the grate then chopping of the pipe and replacing it will make no difference. Check and see if the water is coming from higher up the grate like where it comes through the floor, dry everything beforehand and talc or other powder can also be useful to help locate it. Grout is NOT waterproof, replacing a missing section of grout will not fix a leak, the waterproofing under the...
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    6th Jun 2021, 11:13 PM
    Impossible to tell from the photo, do you know where the water is coming from exactly ? It may be leaking around where the grate is set in the floor and be a waterproofing failure, reconnecting the pipe will not fix this. Also is that mould on floorboards ? If so it’s been leaking for a long time. Clean up the area, run some water and pinpoint the location of the leak.
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    6th Jun 2021, 07:55 PM
    OK different story, Probably just needs a good sand to get rid of any high spots. How thick are the existing floors ?
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    6th Jun 2021, 06:40 PM
    Talk to a restumper. Renovating a house without getting its foundations right first is throwing money out the window.
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    6th Jun 2021, 12:52 PM
    Age. Like most other construction, parts of it require maintenance. For a tiled roof the ridgecap and valley (if done) will require repointing during it lifetime. If the bedding is sound just a repoint will suffice. BTW I dont believe it is silicone: https://flexitechpl.com.au/flexipoint/technical/
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    5th Jun 2021, 10:23 PM
    No, the recommendation from manufacturers ( well at least Braemar) is for central heating ducts in high ceiling placements to be smaller in diameter to create a higher jet velocity allowing the heated air to be pushed further into the room. The larger the duct the lower the velocity of the air flow for the same air volume. The lower the velocity the less distance. Of course a larger duct will allow greater air flow and a quicker exchange of air volume.
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    5th Jun 2021, 11:45 AM
    droog replied to a thread Tiled, timber, veranda guide in Roofing
    I lot of the span tables include calculations for sheet or lightweight roof as compared to tiled roof. First one I selected from Google search https://www.dindas.com.au/f.ashx/pdf/dindas-hyspan-span-tables-oct13.pdf Plenty other out there
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    5th Jun 2021, 11:39 AM
    droog replied to a thread Paint for kitchen doors in Kitchens
    Great finish, how did you apply it ? spray / brush / roller ?
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    4th Jun 2021, 04:50 PM
    Does it flower ? Maybe Jacaranda Jacaranda | Weed Identification – Brisbane City Council
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    3rd Jun 2021, 11:06 PM
    They are the ones that cut the members. Particularly if they have admitted it demand that they arrange their engineer to provide the report that the modification made by them are safe or detail the work required to rectify the damage. As you have already paid any way to reverse or hold the payment ? VISA ? Document any interaction you have with the company, preferably get everything in writing. Any pictures pre install ?
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    3rd Jun 2021, 06:55 PM
    droog replied to a thread Paint for kitchen doors in Kitchens
    For the edges I just used a coat of spray putty which is the old school stuff that I had lying around, the modern high fill primers do the same thing. Works a treat on cut MDF. If you manage your work area and the equipment there is no difference in the cleanup for any paint in HVLP equipment whether it be water, acrylic, enamel, or 2 pack in my experience. Have not used polyurethane for spraying but doubt it would be any different.
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    2nd Jun 2021, 07:35 PM
    I don’t see why not, the electronic controllers still have a pressure accumulator just a lot smaller and spring loaded, they cut out at a preset pressure and cut in when that pressure drops below a certain point. I fitted one to a pump without issues although it was only for a garden supply and did not have the amount of cycling of a whole house system.
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    2nd Jun 2021, 05:16 PM
    I would just remove the expanding anchor and refit the brick, might even be able to simply push it back in place and rake some of the mortar out before repointing. To anchor the door frame put the anchors in a different brick a couple of courses away, and dont use expanding anchors. Instead use Excalibur bolts that wont explode the hollow bricks.
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