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    20th Sep 2021, 10:46 AM
    you might not have to.... but you're probably not going to have access to the area again for a while so i would 100% consider doing some new water proofing. consider using gal box section if you're concerned about rot or sealing moisture in. if it where me (and this may be wrong) i would: remove the old decking. clean the whole thing with a pressure washer fill any old holes with silicon water proof the whole thing with an exterior grade membrane screw down some gal box section...
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    16th Sep 2021, 11:34 PM
    i thought it was the golden tops that people prefered. I actually remember chuckling to my self one day as my uncle and aunty where down and we where all having a bit of a BBQ and the uncle was cooking. he spotted a bunch of just random flatish topped mushroom growing in our front grass and said "ohhh yeah they will be delicious on the BBQ" and picked them. I just remember thinking, you have no idea of the species of this mushroom. Anyway only my aunty and uncle ate them and then an hour or so...
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    10th Sep 2021, 03:54 PM
    havabeer replied to a thread Low level deck in Decking
    yeah i'd almost go with marc's suggestion and just concrete it. at least all you have to do is just give it a hose every now and then, we considered doing a deck as well but ended up going with coloured and sealed concrete. this is ours which is 8 x 5m. the costs where roughly the same back then, but just a ton less effort to do the slab and now pretty much zero maintenance.
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    10th Sep 2021, 01:49 AM
    havabeer replied to a thread Low level deck in Decking
    i wouldn't call 1.2m a low deck, its high enough you legally have to have a hand rail around it to stop people falling off in most councils.
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    8th Sep 2021, 12:28 AM
    i'd be screwing from the top (or underneath) into the cheap ikea TV unit if by some miracle it warps or damages it.... go back to ikea and get another one, but i'm pretty sure you'll be ok.
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    8th Sep 2021, 12:20 AM
    havabeer replied to a thread Low level deck in Decking
    how low is this low deck? why not just use gal box sections and just screw the decking straight to them.... no rot, no warping. use composite decking and you'll never have to do maintenance on it ever again. so lay the gal box vertically and screw the decking horizontally.
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    8th Sep 2021, 12:15 AM
    why can't you fill it with a high strength motar?
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    6th Sep 2021, 12:27 AM
    havabeer replied to a thread How I 'install' stirrups in Decking
    Isnt the blue treated pine meant for indoors only?
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    2nd Sep 2021, 09:16 PM
    All fixed and pressure back to normal and up to code. Conduit is a bit bodge though
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    2nd Sep 2021, 12:06 AM
    Plumber is turning up tomorrow, ive already turned off and drained the tank but realised the probable cause of the low pressure, this was jammed in the inlet to the tank: Which is probably why you'd get the burst of pressure initially when turning the tap on as the tank would pressurise, but then couldnt keep up the flow with this blocking it. Not sure if its a valve seat or something from the reg valve. So that most likely one mystery solved. Still needs a new reg valve and...
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    31st Aug 2021, 11:45 PM
    it really seems like you only want a sink in there to splash your hands after going to the toilet and MAYBE do some soaking before putting stuff in the washing machine. I would serisouly consider getting rid of the sink and putting the toilet (with a sink in the cistern) there and just have some overhead cabinets that wrap around and possibly a folding bench and a hose off the cistern fill for filling a tub or anything. a narrow folding bench will still at least let you put a washing...
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    31st Aug 2021, 12:52 AM
    a toilet with the cistern in the wall or a sink in the cistern may help reclaim some space. I would strongly think if you ACTUALLY need a sink in the laundry and if the kitchen one (or a plastic tub) would be more then suitable. hell even just a hand held nozzle to fill a plastic tub in the laundry may suffice. we have a sink in our laundry and it gets used like 5 times a year. i would have much rather had extra storage or bench space in place of it.
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    31st Aug 2021, 12:46 AM
    have the plumber booked in doing all the update works and anode for $400 so easy enough. the heater it self isn't that old, 2017 so yeah time for anode replacement but no point replacing the whole heater.
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    30th Aug 2021, 09:46 AM
    Yeah i think i may get a plumber in to just overhaul the lot and get it up to where it should be. Its also sitting directly on the ground so im sure the base is rusting out as well. Rather spend $500 on a plumber then $50,000 on a lawsuit
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    30th Aug 2021, 01:26 AM
    are the stumps really rotted? they just look a bit cracked. are they hollow sounding and flakey if you dig a flat head screw driver into them. either way i would talk to a restumper if you want them fixed. those bearers look like they've had more then half of the material notched out of them as well which doesn't look good
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    29th Aug 2021, 12:50 PM
    Hi everyone. The hot water pressure at our rental property is quite low and appears to be the same across all the taps. In the shower with the hot water on max and more then 1/4 of a turn on the cold side (which is only a dribble) and its too cold to use comfortably, not sure how the ex tennants put up with it. And even with the hot water on there isnt a great amount of pressure, especially compared to having JUST the cold taps on. When you first turn the hot tap on there is a smaller...
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    26th Aug 2021, 01:22 AM
    yep, your only real option is to remove the coating and sand. can also look at the cabbots benchtop clear if you want something food safe.
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    23rd Aug 2021, 11:39 PM
    I find the recipro pretty good for pruning tree's as you can get pruning blades for them. great for hacking up tree roots in the ground as well plus its just and all round good tool to have. the down side is you actually have to take the tool to the job, so yes you're back up the ladder if you want to hack up the tall branches again
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