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    16th Jan 2022, 07:32 PM
    Do you want to stain it or leave it in its raw colour ? Personally I would go with natural the stained one in the picture it looks a bit fake. For longevity an oil based polyurethane will do the trick, although, water based poly is a good option as it dries quick and is easy to recoat in the future if it needs a bit of a touch-up. I would go with the CFP version as it's a flooring product so it's naturally tougher and it won't yellow over time like an oil based product will. If you...
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    15th Jan 2022, 08:15 PM
    Do you need a new Modem or Router ? Why doesn't your service provider give you a new one if it's faulty (did you originally get a modem / router with your NBN subscription). What modem / router do you have at the moment. In basic terms a modem is short for Modulate Demodulate, it basically takes the signal provided by the NBN supplier and turns it into something your computer can understand. A NBN modem will have one Network port which connects to a router via a network cable, your...
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    15th Jan 2022, 07:17 PM
    Best to get it right first off, you can usually tell by comparing the size of the rivet head against a known rivet.
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    15th Jan 2022, 06:42 PM
    As a standard I epoxy all bathroom floors in any bathroom I do, It's just that extra piece of mind. Just doing one now with Smoke Grey. And yes I have had in in bathrooms for many years with no Issues, I always use Spectralock.
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    15th Jan 2022, 05:25 PM
    That's the idea, strip the head off and drill or punch through. You use the same size drill bit appropriate for the size of the rivet ie the same size bit originally used to drill a hole for the rivet. Could be 3.2, 4 or 4.8mm. Hard to tell from a pic but I would say 3.2 not to be confused with 3.5.
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    15th Jan 2022, 02:10 PM
    I have Laserlite and it has never buckled in about 30 years old now, is it more of a problem up north? Yes it lets too much heat through though you can get Suntuff designed to reduce that.
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    14th Jan 2022, 10:38 PM
    In Sydney where you are, extreme thermal control has less significant effect than what the recommendations from the south are. If your main focus is noise than a normal window with a large gap to a secondary window both with different thickness of laminated glass, otherwise 6.5mm laminated smart glass with noise resilient seals is a good choice too. A lot depends on how close the noise is and type that you want reduce. Keep in mind, the measures you take can be defeated by the structure of the...
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    12th Jan 2022, 07:23 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    And then you have these idiots, deliberately trying to get it, and spread it around to "speed" things up. https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/epidemiologist-addresses-dangerous-trend-that-sees-aussies-purposely-catching-covid-c-5217727
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    12th Jan 2022, 07:20 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    I don't understand the $1000 fine for not reporting a positive, who the hell has a RAT test, they don't exist anywhere. I know NSW gov't had ordered 100 Million test, but the first of these go to essential public workers and vulnerable (which they should) but don't see them being given to anyone else. I assume the fine is only applicable if you are issued tests by NSW Health ? I was exposed to a positive work colleague on Monday, had a PCR on Tuesday, result came back Negative, but was...
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    12th Jan 2022, 06:40 PM
    phild01 replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    A shame NSW has ICAC inquisitions tossing out Premiers, numbers would be far less Australia wide without it.
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    10th Jan 2022, 10:39 AM
    sol381 replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    What????...Maybe the rich world wont allow him to continue playing tennis. The bloke is worth over $200 million. what an idiot. No mention of the actual reason he was detained. Of course not. Take no responsibility. The world hates me for no reason. This will just make people hate him even more. He talks about fair play.. What, playing to his rules. How about playing to the rules of the country you are visiting and doing the right thing. Good Lord.
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    10th Jan 2022, 10:31 AM
    Its not cheap. Marketplace is good. At the moment any roof insulation is scarce. Bunnings dont have any.
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    10th Jan 2022, 09:55 AM
    This isnt mine but same thing. Just like any normal roof gets laid.
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    10th Jan 2022, 12:20 AM
    Yes Trademaster is reliable, these doors are most likely made for them only, as they are a huge outlet mainly for Trade customers.. Don't bother getting the doors resized prior, they need to be resized on-site to suit each door opening. I have installed hundreds of doors and no two doors are the same unless they were pre hung ones from a factory. Each door needs fine tuning to suit each door jamb, this cannot be done anywhere except on-site. These doors will require a light sand, then...
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    9th Jan 2022, 05:56 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    Here's a posting from Novax's Daddy on Social Media :D :D :D
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    9th Jan 2022, 05:37 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    Yes, he would definitely have his own Chef, he owns a chain of high end Vegan restaurants around Europe, I don't think he would be UBER Eating McDonalds :D It would be a bad look, if he caught Corona while here in that hotel they put him in, then end up in ICU, could you imagine the outfall from that, especially his father !!
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    9th Jan 2022, 05:34 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    I don't think anyone is intentionally pushing the virus around. It's due to bad timing of multiple causes. Opening state borders, international visitors importing Omicron just before end of year holidays (it only took one person to bring it in just like the two previous versions). Combine this with Christmas holidays, after two years of restrictions people just wanted to go away and not be confined to their house, or neighbourhood etc. With Omicron being supposedly more contagious and...
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    9th Jan 2022, 03:25 PM
    phild01 replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    I didn't think the exclusion is automatically 3 years, rather maybe a subject to!
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    9th Jan 2022, 11:13 AM
    As most have said it makes a huge difference. Im renovating and have a small area about 1m2 that im using as a manhole , or access to the croof cavity. This is open. every time i walk under it its like an oven. Rest of the house is much cooler. Also the roof blanket i put in the carport also keeps temps down considerably.
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  • phild01's Avatar
    9th Jan 2022, 12:35 AM
    Also, care to keep insulation away from electrical cabling.
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    8th Jan 2022, 10:51 PM
    Be sure it fits tight, no gaps. Is it a flat roof, what is access like.
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    8th Jan 2022, 07:32 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    It was going to happen, how can you stop it close up shop ? that's the only way, no other country has come unscathed with Omicron, hopefully this is the last version we see and not another version of Delta.
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    8th Jan 2022, 07:30 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    Yep I realise that, NSW website will be up in a few days I believe so will most likely see similar if not worse results, considering we are at 45,000 without RAT numbers. The reassuring thing is the numbers in hospital / ICU are only around 0.79% in NSW so that would indicate the vaccines are doing their job. As of yesterday 234,000 cases detected, only 1738 in hospital, 134 in ICU, 33 on ventilators.
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    8th Jan 2022, 06:46 PM
    Sounds like the roofing to me.
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  • sol381's Avatar
    8th Jan 2022, 06:09 PM
    i use earthwool for most of my insulation. Very good stuff. Not itchy at all. very good thermal quality. 4.0 will more than do the job. Just check your ceiling joist spacing.
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  • METRIX's Avatar
    8th Jan 2022, 01:56 PM
    Actually I think he's stuck in the roof with a set of drums
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    8th Jan 2022, 01:43 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    Maybe Novak should jump on the next plane out of Melbourne :?
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    8th Jan 2022, 11:46 AM
    Hi nb49, please update your profile location to be more specific e.g. State as a minimum, it helps with getting advice.
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  • METRIX's Avatar
    8th Jan 2022, 07:53 AM
    It's not a simple matter of removing the old sliding window, placing a bit of aluminium then a double glazed panel in place, it doesn't work like that. Do it that way and you will guarantee water ingress and most likely broken glass. Just go to a window manufacturer, they will manufacture you what you're after in an appropriate aluminium frame that has inbuilt water stops, rubber seals, flashings etc. Remove the old window and install the new one, sealing as required to ensure a draught...
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