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    24th Jun 2021, 11:12 PM
    phild01 replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    True, but never believe the media, like their news being that Coca Cola share price slumped because an F1 driver moved it out of frame. That was complete rubbish. The media created the toilet paper panic.
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    24th Jun 2021, 10:47 PM
    phild01 replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    Woolworths today had Quilton half price and heaps, Aldi today and the shelves were overflowing.
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    24th Jun 2021, 10:44 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
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    24th Jun 2021, 10:33 PM
    They cut them the same as any tile, with a decent cutter :)
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    24th Jun 2021, 08:18 PM
    phild01 replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    Toilet paper everywhere here.
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    24th Jun 2021, 03:50 PM
    The right light with the right dimmer is what it comes down to usually but can still be unacceptable, just sometimes. Your epileptic situation may be the concern of the electrician not being able to satisfy..
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    24th Jun 2021, 10:48 AM
    MMM May the force be with you
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    24th Jun 2021, 10:44 AM
    This one is also good, lot of good info, makes it look a lot easier, amazing house. The two things I didn't like in this one, they use MDF as skirtings and cut the edge at a 45, I know why they did both and that's ok, but raw MDF even if it's HMR will suck up moisture when you mop the floor. Raw MDF also tends to get mouldy is any dampness gets near it, plus the 45 angle creates a very small piece to resist moisture not good IMO. I would have liked to see them seal the MDF cuts before...
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    24th Jun 2021, 09:28 AM
    This guy has some good advice
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    24th Jun 2021, 09:15 AM
    Have you any pictures to show the job ?
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    24th Jun 2021, 09:07 AM
    Could be slight UV deterioration of the timber itself under the coating contributing to discolouration. Leave freshly sanded timber out for a while and the colour will darken.
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    24th Jun 2021, 08:59 AM
    I only noticed the yellowing on the areas that had rugs down and were close to glass doors. When it came tole to remove the rugs (sold the house) you could see the difference in the parts that were and were not exposed, it was only slight but noticeable. Saying that the next house I used a pre finished Spotted Gum floor and it had the same issue only more noticeable. Grown in Australia Manufactured in Germany ! the blurb said it had 6 coats of anti-UV etc, the coating was impeccably...
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    24th Jun 2021, 12:27 AM
    I used Synteko 2 part waterbased a few years back on Tassie Oak stairs and they are wearing well and do not notice any yellowing.
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    23rd Jun 2021, 09:44 PM
    Solvent base poly's are a thing of the past, they go yellow, off gas way too much toxic stuff, they are strong. Europe is heavily into hardwax products, be careful I used Osmo Hardwax and it was the WORST product I ever used (I have been meaning to put a topic up here about this disaster product) I have used other hardwax products and they have performed as the manufacturer promised, I do believe they don't like being applied in colder weather as they cannot set properly. Last few...
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    23rd Jun 2021, 09:13 PM
    Mis read it :doh:
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    23rd Jun 2021, 09:03 PM
    5mm, I dial it up so it stops at 30mm into a 35mm, so it goes around 42 into the concrete
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    23rd Jun 2021, 08:59 PM
    50mm !?
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    23rd Jun 2021, 07:56 PM
    I don't think it will, looking at the specs on the gun, it says if driving into concrete more than 20mm it may not make it through, so I don't think it would have enough grunt to get through 4mm RHS. Best to call Makita, don't worry about the sales guy, he will tell you anything. I have a cartridge powered Hilti, it has a .27 calibre cartridge outputting up to 325Joules, and will fire into 10mm RSJ, so it takes a lot of grunt to get through steel even compared to concrete. This gun...
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    23rd Jun 2021, 07:28 PM
    Depends on how old the coating is, if you can sand up to a board join it should be less noticeable, as the board colour differences can disguise the old to new sanding but this will only work in the direction the boards are running. A good floor sander should be able to make the transition not noticeable. Ask the guys to quote to do into the hallway so the join is not at the door, they may be able to do it through insurance, or you can offer them a cash or beer bonus to do the rest if...
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    23rd Jun 2021, 07:02 PM
    They used to use that stuff in the old days before they new any better, you can use a plastic corner not sure if the stuff you got is the same stuff, but it's not very effective as a wterproofer. If you want to use it you need to use a primer or sandpaper to roughen the surface first to promote adhesion even then not guaranteed, if Sika says it won't stick then it wont stick. Don't be a cheap bugger and do the job properly as things have moved on a lot since hard plastic was used many years...
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    23rd Jun 2021, 06:52 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    Interesting vaccination roadmap figures, some revisions of figures required as they wont be hitting the 2.2 2.6M Astra doses per week now. https://www.health.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2021/06/covid-19-vaccination-covid-vaccination-allocations-horizons.pdf
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    23rd Jun 2021, 06:42 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    Interesting what's happening in the US OF A, large gatherings no social distancing but only for the vaccinated
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    23rd Jun 2021, 06:06 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    Ok, we will wait for the update from Cecile :rolleyes:
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    22nd Jun 2021, 10:38 PM
    The one you deleted:
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