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    5th Jul 2022, 10:24 AM
    Is this an apartment with solid brick/concrete walls? Will be easier to replace the missing plaster on walls with 6mm villaboard to get it flush with existing plaster or get a Renderer out to render it flush. Carpenter only needs to come out once before waterproofing. I didn’t see a plumber anywhere, better off getting a plumber than handyman when it comes to water and waste. lk
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    5th Jul 2022, 10:00 AM
    Will the building surveyor pick up the fact there’s no step down? Also can water enter the under the front door? To answer your question about protecting the timber, you could waterpoof the porch and bring up the waterproofing up 45mm to protect the bottom plate. Se
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    4th Jul 2022, 11:28 PM
    Can’t really seeing it working to well if it’s outdoors with the sun shining. The temp variation would be huge from a sunny day to cold nights.
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    4th Jul 2022, 11:24 PM
    Bottom plates are usually MGP pine like the studs. Do you have plastic under the slab? If your slab is likely to get wet when finished, the bottom plate is going to be the least of your worries Se
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    21st Jun 2022, 11:57 PM
    Waterproofer should use someone like this http://www.gripsetbetta.com/sleeves to waterproof the tap/shower penetration before tiling. After tiling is done, then silicone behind the mixer cover/tap flange. lk
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    21st Jun 2022, 11:50 PM
    Unless you wet mop, MDF is fine for living areas and bedrooms. Wouldn’t use it in any wet areas. I wouldn’t use pine either. Tile skirting for wet areas. MDF is much harder than pine so dents less. Pine architraves for wet areas. Another reason I went with MDF is the profile I wanted was much easier to source in MDF than timber (and cheaper to boot).
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    13th Jun 2022, 01:14 AM
    I’m going to agree with your plumber. Having it in the centre of the 120cm shower means you’re in the middle of the shower so feels more spacious. Install the tap closer to the door. If it was an open shower or was a handheld shower, then closer to the 900mm side. I’d also think about having both an overhead and handheld shower head.
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    12th Jun 2022, 12:00 AM
    JB1 replied to a thread hairline crack in cistern in Bathrooms
    I know in Europe is this normal. But my other issue is that is they way they used both mm and cm for measurement. This is the way I would advertised it- 10cm x 1.5m
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    11th Jun 2022, 10:28 PM
    JB1 replied to a thread hairline crack in cistern in Bathrooms
    It also sticks to existing wet surfaces. ]
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    11th Jun 2022, 10:19 PM
    JB1 replied to a thread hairline crack in cistern in Bathrooms
    101,6mm x 152,4cm You can tell the local marketing team didn’t have much input. Se
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    9th Jun 2022, 11:38 PM
    5 years useful life for a brand name? I find that unreasonably low and so bad for the environment. The Government should force manufacturers to carry spare parts for at least 10 years. Even my cheapo Sharp and Kelvinator splits are still going strong in my rental properties after 12 and 11 years respectively. ata
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    9th Jun 2022, 10:59 PM
    I’d stump up the extra for Rehau in slab piping. The Europeans are the experts at it. For 25sqm, the price difference between Rehau and generic Pex isn’t going to be much. From speaking to my installer, he advised if the pipes are too close to the top of the slab, it won’t heat up properly. So make sure the pipes is ~50mm below the top of the slab. There’s no better heating IMO but it does cost more to run than hydronic panels.
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    7th Jun 2022, 12:59 PM
    I’d probably leave it until it stops working, just check the current draw that it’s not using heaps of electricity. When it stops working, I’d get one man band to just regas it. Only After that replace it. You can get a 5kw Z series Panasonic for $1400 delivered. Say $600 for installation.
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    6th Jun 2022, 10:46 PM
    I have a 3rd Gen Amazon Echo Dot mini smart speaker. I got it during an Amazon promo for $10! Usually around $60. There’s also a newer 4th Gen. not sure what the improvements are. You can stream Spotify from it and use the 3.5mm AUX out to connect to your amp. Control Spotify from your phone or you can talk to it to instruct. Handy as you won’t need your phone. I haven’t tried this but I’m assuming you’ll be able to use your phone to play music via Bluetooth and it should output...
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