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    6th Jul 2022, 07:39 PM
    Chippi, https://www.renovateforum.com/f204/pergola-steel-frame-roof-trusses-top-plate-129192/ You could PM him but looks like he has been MIA since last year. And only six posts to his account.
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    5th Jul 2022, 09:39 PM
    So you have ruled out different timber or waterproofing, sounds like the other option is put a step down in. Cut the outside area of the slab out and get a new one poured and doweled to the rest of the slab with the step down for the outside area.
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    4th Jul 2022, 11:51 PM
    A house ?, your house? Looks like the house is under construction, Have you spoken to the builder ? Your questions appear to be framed looking for advice on changes you should make to the construction, but are you the builder ?
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    4th Jul 2022, 07:21 PM
    Sounds like you have taken the correct approach for previously painted surfaces. Don’t have experience with that method of truss construction and direct plasterboard attachment, down here there is usually battens between the truss and plasterboard. if you already have screws in the wall to stop the cornice from falling then I would just rake the joint and use no more gaps.
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    4th Jul 2022, 07:00 PM
    Its in lockout 1, cannot tell you why as you can only see the error codes with an SCC controller. Here is the flow chart for start and run operations. Edit. Lockout one should be able to be reset with a power off / on. Not to say it won’t go straight back to lockout 1 if the fault has not been cleared.
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    3rd Jul 2022, 06:35 PM
    In photos 11 and 12 it looks like the ceiling was painted or at least undercoated prior to the cornice install ? If so were any steps taken before sticking the cornice up ? That would explain why it is cracking, without pulling it down and redoing it it will continue to crack all the way around. Were the walls bare plasterboard or painted before cornice went up. If not painted disregard what I stated above.
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    3rd Jul 2022, 12:37 PM
    droog replied to a thread Floor tile adhesive thickness in Tiling
    The larger the tile the more compounded the effect is of an uneven substrate and the chance and amount of lippage, the usual fix is to use a thicker bed of adhesive. Back buttering is to ensure good contact of adhesive to the back of the tile, again this is compounded with larger tiles and the effect of uneven substrate but can also be a side effect of the larger tiles and decreased point load when trying to spread the adhesive by pressing down on the tile. ie To get a point load of x pounds...
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    2nd Jul 2022, 10:58 PM
    droog replied to a thread Floor tile adhesive thickness in Tiling
    Without knowing what you are referencing it is hard to give an answer. Some good reading here https://www.rubi.com/en/blog/trowel/
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    28th Jun 2022, 11:40 PM
    Run a long straight edge over it to get details on what you are dealing with. For significant issues there may be restumping in your future. You need to work out if the floor boards are the issue of if it is the subfloor structure, ie joists, bearers and foundations. Joints mid span in tongue and groove straight on joists is normal if it is end matched flooring with a tongue and groove to join the ends.
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    28th Jun 2022, 11:34 PM
    Back blocking is where sections of plasterboard are stuck behind the joint, a search on the forum will give lots of hits on back blocking. Mesh particularly in ceiling is a known problem, can’t explain the exact reason behind it. A search on the forum for plasterboard joint cracking should get you lots of hits, the resident plasterer member Rod Dyson will appear in a lot of the results explaining the problems with mesh tape.
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    28th Jun 2022, 07:38 PM
    Reo will not rust if set correctly in the concrete. Biggest issue may be finding someone that has experience with the alternative locally.
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    28th Jun 2022, 07:34 PM
    Could be wrong but it looks like it may have been jointed with mesh tape. Common problem with mesh. As above should be back blocked and jointed with paper tape.
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    27th Jun 2022, 09:36 PM
    As a starting point use the protection that makes you feel safe, there is plenty of information online regarding protective clothing and masks to be used when work is being undertaken on the material but left undisturbed and in good condition AC sheet is classed as a low risk as the fibres are contained and non friable. If you know that significant work has been performed in the past on the eave sheeting this may have left contamination in the roof space that needs to be factored in. There...
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    27th Jun 2022, 07:17 PM
    Asbestos is a problem where fibres are free and can be disturbed. In cement sheet the fibres are contained unless the sheet is weathered, broken, sanded etc. Eave sheets are usually well protected from the weather and this is usually only on the exterior, the interior of the sheet is even better protected. Unless there has been work where the sheets have been disturbed it should should present “relatively” low risk in the roof space, of course you also have the risk of other accumulated...
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    23rd Jun 2022, 07:33 PM
    Best option is a slab a cm or two larger each direction but with a step down so the walls sit in the recess. Exact size depends on the construction and thickness of the wall panels, is there any specs for the particular model ? Edit: If it’s one of the Absco brand you can download the instructions that usually include slab dimensions. https://abscosheds.com.au/installation/ Example
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    21st Jun 2022, 06:10 PM
    Do you have a close up picture of the socket and any markings ? polarity is often marked. Or a model number for the monitor. The computer shops I have visited I would not trust to have any idea on this level of detail how to read it from the markings. Edit: After a quick google LG appears to like 19v but various current ratings and centre positive connections. Of course your model could be different so check before taking this generalization and plugging it in.
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    20th Jun 2022, 08:51 PM
    Did our previous house in MDF and it did look good. Current house is at this stage a longer term project so went with solid timber as I expect a better result long term. Depends on what your intent with the house is.
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    20th Jun 2022, 04:54 PM
    Is the unit actually over heating when it gives trouble, ie OT2 open circuit ? And when you say "3rd over temp switch" are you referring to the thermistor in the duct ?
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    19th Jun 2022, 11:27 PM
    Unfortunately the flashing you have applied has the potential to make the problem worse. I see the sheets are turned down but only on one side. Also with the heavy rains it is possible that the box gutter is filling to its limit, that is the biggest issue with box gutters. The real solution is to identify why there is a leak in the first place, that may only be visible during heavy rain. Then apply the correct fix to the problem.
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    19th Jun 2022, 02:19 PM
    Not an electrician so I could be completely wrong but I suspect that the supply authorities will not permit an “off grid” solar system to be connected to their supply network. IE if you have mains supply to the property any solar system must be grid connected. I would check with your local supply authorities.
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    16th Jun 2022, 06:08 PM
    Recess the screws and get a plug cutter to make some timber plugs.
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    15th Jun 2022, 06:14 PM
    Sounds like you have already read the manual. Error 19 is OT2 is open at start when it should be closed, OT2 should open at 130 degrees. Check with multimeter that it is closed when cool (probably is as you already replaced it) or it could be a bad connection in the wiring. Or the heater really is going over temperature, (most likely as you say it works if you allow it to cool) in that case check there are no blocked ducts both supply and return.
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    14th Jun 2022, 05:31 PM
    Exactly why I mentioned it, I have come across the same. The fact that it flakes off and the close up pictures appear to show something filling low spots in the grain structure really makes me think it is that simple. Of course only way to confirm is in person, cement should break down and fizzle in acid. But if it looks like cement and tastes like cement probably a good chance it is cement. :D
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    13th Jun 2022, 11:58 PM
    Is there any possibility there was concrete or mortar spilt on the timber before it was used in construction ?
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    11th Jun 2022, 09:31 PM
    Do a search for Roadie Wrap method.
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    10th Jun 2022, 11:02 PM
    As well as “blocks / pulleys” I see eyes, chain, hooks with latch, s hook and a winch. The Whitworths catalog is probably a good start or search “Rigging fittings”
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    9th Jun 2022, 10:20 PM
    Easier than typing it out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neon_lighting As it requires a high voltage to ionise the gas in the tube a single flash is most likely the power supply or driver going into an overload condition and shutting down. The voltage required to drive the neon is high and normal multimeters are not suitable to measure the final output. Unless you have experience working with high voltage equipment you are best to call a suitably trained professional.
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    7th Jun 2022, 05:49 PM
    New decking ! The rot that you see on the top is probably one tenth of the total. 2 part epoxy may give you some additional life before replacement but you will need to seal the holes underneath so it doesnt just run out, and it will not take oil so will always look like a patch.
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