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    22nd Oct 2021, 08:25 PM
    How far on does it actually screw?
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    21st Oct 2021, 10:48 PM
    couple more progress pics. still a LONG way to go. the boxes will be stained the same colour as the screens above them and filled with plants. intend on levelling out the yard a bit in the far corner where it dips away as well. also need to frame out those screens
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    19th Oct 2021, 09:06 PM
    dowel and some no more gaps on top?
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    17th Oct 2021, 11:43 PM
    are there blocks behind those timbers? just remember this is a predominately Australian site so we don't do much with American construction and basements? but yeah, looks like they're just timber for attaching the plasterboard
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    17th Oct 2021, 09:33 PM
    for the cost of some anka screws (easily removed compared to dyna bolts) surely its just as easy to screw the things down as you go rather then "hoping" the wind doesn't pick it up.... and slam it into your neighbours yard.... marking you responsible for any damage. its probably fine just being a deck, but then a few years down the track people decide that want it covered in and add a roof structure to it which basically acts as a big parachute and picks the whole thing up.
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    17th Oct 2021, 07:17 AM
    Vibrating plate. Didnt want to end up like this guy
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    16th Oct 2021, 08:42 PM
    hired the compactor from the big green shed for $45. did a much better job of compacting it all down.
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    16th Oct 2021, 08:39 PM
    pray to the wood goods the soaking wet treated pine doesn't warp before I can secure it all together. massively over engineered but want it to last so putting posts in the corners and 2 left over sleeper bits in the middle. intending on staining the front the same as the rest of the back yard timber (new jarrah from Cabot's) and slapping a coat of the bitumen paint on the inside. Driving the batten screws through the bevelled part actually looks pretty good.
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    15th Oct 2021, 07:57 AM
    Yeah those brackets are just for display purposes. We wanted 1 test box just to see if we liked the look. But i think you r right. Either need to rip a sleeper in half or use a 90 x 90 post in the corners. Actually realised becuase of the beveled edge i can actually drive some screws in there with out it being overly obvious, driving them in at that angle will help biting into the end grain so not sure if i need corner posts. Only used 75mm screws in my test piece so will grab some...
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    15th Oct 2021, 12:04 AM
    i'd be more concerned about having exposed contacts and screws at the back of the switch then anything else.
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    14th Oct 2021, 02:54 PM
    Hi everyone. Have a small project out the front of my house. Im filling in the council dish drain (after installing a 150mm pvc pipe). I'm using some road base approx 100 - 150mm thick before compacting. As i have access is there any problem just driving over it a hand full of time to compact it down, or do you get better results with a vibrating plate compactor? I did experiment and drove over a bit of it, still seems a bit spongy. I will have to get some more dust to get it back...
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    9th Oct 2021, 08:12 AM
    sounds like you'd made up your mind before you even started the thread? I do notice that plastic wood is becoming more prevalent. I saw a few ad's for places doing composite sleepers but can't seem to find much on them anymore. i know this mob is doing a mix of plastic and aggregate but are only shipping with in victoria: https://www.replas.com.au/sleepers/ but like this one shows, for under a colourbond fence it would be perfect.
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    8th Oct 2021, 07:57 PM
    I plan on using it and some gal box sections for a small landing out our back door. purely so I don't have any maintenance.
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    8th Oct 2021, 10:27 AM
    Hi Everyone, the wife and I are building 4x planter boxes to put in our back yard. the box dimensions will be 2000 x 450 x 450 we're building these out of bevelled edge sleepers (150x50mm) partially for the look, partially as they're already skipped dressed. I roughly knocked up one just to visually check its how we want everything. where my issue comes in is I'm trying to work out an economic way to not have any fixings shown from the front if possible. the rear and sides don't...
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    1st Oct 2021, 08:46 PM
    just chuck a heap of medium/large rocks over the whole thing, will help hide the mess and hopefully stabilize it. then talk to the neighbor about fencing options. if you where actually going to be living there i'd suggest hedging it, but tenants aren't known for their enthusiasm for looking after things like that.
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    29th Sep 2021, 11:16 AM
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    27th Sep 2021, 01:58 PM
    make sure its high enough so weird sized power adapters fit
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    27th Sep 2021, 01:47 PM
    Brick. The motar wont accept an anchor, especially something 20kg.
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    25th Sep 2021, 09:37 PM
    https://www.renovatorstore.com.au/wydaflo-adjustable-shower-base-with-plastic-tray-insert-900x900mm.html it sounds like you already have your pan, but I installed one of these the other month and it works great.
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    25th Sep 2021, 09:33 PM
    shouldn't the floor have been waterproofed before you attached the tiles?
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    25th Sep 2021, 09:27 PM
    havabeer replied to a thread Boards upside down…. in Flooring
    i'd go with Marc's suggestion, just take the money and run. my only suggestion for a fill would be a heap of black epoxy.
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    25th Sep 2021, 07:40 PM
    yeah the lady in question is only 66 or 67 so not quite "elderly" per say. I think it would end up one of those jobs you try to do quick and it never quite goes right. I might have a look through the vent brick and see what the actual floor is underneath the hob. The lady in question also denies she needs grab bars or anything so its a bit hard to help those who wont help themselves. but I agree with everyone that ripping out and starting again would be the best bet but I cant see...
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    25th Sep 2021, 12:09 AM
    motar.
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    25th Sep 2021, 12:06 AM
    my wifes mother has had a couple of falls and has some what pizzled her back. this had made getting into her spa/shower slightly difficult for her has has to prop her self on the edge, swivel around and shuffle back up to use the shower. she doesn't want to spend any money to redo her bathroom for a bunch of reason's i wont go into on here. She also only has 1 bathroom and reno's would take it out of service for quite a while. looking at her bath room I came with with a weird idea: ...
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