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    6th Oct 2022, 09:58 PM
    So I actually started my genuine owner builder journey at the end of last year. I finally got approval for finance in late November last year. I booked frames which were meant to show up in January, but the hit and miss promises of the frame supplier meant the frames were here mid-September. In the meantime, I took time off and put down the screw piers, concrete and bearers, joists and flooring. The weather delay took its toll, but none the less ready for frames when they arrived. Now when you...
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    5th Oct 2022, 11:57 AM
    manofaus replied to a thread Usb GPOs in Electrical
    Is that the same as if it complies with the Australian standards?
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    3rd Oct 2022, 11:12 PM
    manofaus replied to a thread Usb GPOs in Electrical
    In this instance it does not matter. These GPOs are going to be hidden. So in effect any brand will do. As long as they are appropriately the same size as a standard GPO.
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    3rd Oct 2022, 06:31 PM
    manofaus started a thread Usb GPOs in Electrical
    Has anyone installed these and has recommendations? Are they good or bad? Eleco I am using uses this brand. https://www.voltexelectrical.com.au/p-3844-shadowline-double-power-outlet-250v-10a-2-x-21-a-usb-outlets.aspx
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    25th Sep 2022, 06:49 PM
    manofaus replied to a thread install P-trap toilet in Plumbing
    excellent thank you.
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    25th Sep 2022, 06:45 PM
    they sit too high I think. 130mm Concrete is poured. Thinking of something with a lower profile like these: https://vuetrade.com/product/galvanised-bolt-down-post-supports/
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    25th Sep 2022, 02:51 PM
    Verandah post design is for 90mm and for chunkyness I have 135mm. I would like to hide the fixings using a cover of sorts. Can I use a 125mm or 110mm post stirrup and undercut to suit the stirrup which will allow for fixings and cover the butchered bit with a cover? The cover will be simple glue and screwed timber or if I can work out a better material like cement sheetand or plastic using gal screws to leave air gap from concrete.
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    25th Sep 2022, 10:56 AM
    manofaus replied to a thread Creaking / popping roof in Roofing
    my uncle (a metal roofer for 30 yrs) always made us to 'watch the washer' when fitting the screws. He said that over tightening of the roofing screws causes alot of noise in roofs.
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    25th Sep 2022, 10:51 AM
    being an owner buider, I couldnt find a builder in my area that would build using materials that I wanted. Where would this leave people. Seems like the point is to push the inspection accountability onto the licence holder.
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    25th Sep 2022, 10:38 AM
    We have chosen a toilet that has a 110-140mm offset from wall for a s-trap. This will foul a floor joist. The wall cavity behind is double stud (180mm) can I install a p trap with the piping in this cavity? The first 90mm of the wall is a bulkhead (for the cistern) so the bottom plate can be completely removed to allow for a 100mm pipe. Is that the way it could work? In my mind it would be a 90 degree bend heading straight down though the bottom plate and connect to the hung sewer pipe. The...
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    22nd Sep 2022, 02:37 PM
    manofaus replied to a thread Verandah beam and rafters in Roofing
    I know that what I should do,but the beam has been delivered. I know I could do it with a metal bracket, but I imagine it would be outside the 1684 standard and would need to be engineered. Thanks for putting your thinking caps on.
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    21st Sep 2022, 09:09 PM
    manofaus replied to a thread Verandah beam and rafters in Roofing
    Yes a cantilever eave or rafter tail to support gutter, fascia, eave sheet and batten plus roofing. It's a tough ask. My verandah beam is 300mm and rafters are 150mm.
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    21st Sep 2022, 11:02 AM
    manofaus replied to a thread Verandah beam and rafters in Roofing
    550mm plus eave plus gutter. Instead of a rafter sitting on top of verandah beam, I would like it to be fastened to the face. This leaves no overhang for the eave.
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    20th Sep 2022, 12:11 AM
    Is there any way you can just cut the rafters and fix them to the face of the verandah beam, and then attach the eave overhang on the other side? Would like to have the verandah beam as high as possible and also minimal gap between it and the roofing. I feel like a few batten screws would work a charm here.
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