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    20th Oct 2021, 03:51 PM
    We have discovered that the easiest way to get a firepit base done is to pay somebody to do it. We are paying somebody to do the brick paving mainly because my back is totally ############### and too painful to describe accurately and we just want it done and finished instead of waiting for my body to repair. He's asked an extra $300- to do the firepit concrete and while that isn't cheap we think it's worthwhile. I have dug out a circle 1300mm across which should be big enough. If we...
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    20th Oct 2021, 02:12 PM
    For those who think they may be having a "Long" reaction to the vaccine. https://aems.tga.gov.au/report-unregistered/?id=5bd9df9f-4f31-ec11-814b-005056a9ce6f&fbclid=IwAR3TglHnblhd_c5NVZxsmAx9Gp36madsoh8P4yF7p07gLmNO7NTl6qOt-I8
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    19th Oct 2021, 05:56 PM
    Maybe it comes down to the personal aesthetic as I prefer the look of the wall plate/escutcheon ring.
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    19th Oct 2021, 05:07 PM
    Or too cheap to purchase a part?
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    19th Oct 2021, 09:01 AM
    I've always wondered why you can't get spacers of different depths so you don't need to cut the thread.
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    18th Oct 2021, 02:45 PM
    Cecile is addicted, I just watch the reveals with her and make lots of nasty comments.
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    18th Oct 2021, 09:00 AM
    I've been watching parts of this seasons "The Block" I actually cringed when the home theatre rooms were revealed and then cringed some more when they put kitchens in spaces better suited to music.
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    17th Oct 2021, 06:08 PM
    The next best thing anybody can do to improve the sound of any sound system is to invest in a high quality sub-woofer or three; but a decent sub-woofer can cost as much as the whole rest of your system and really good ones take up a lot of real estate and usually have that low Spousal Approval Factor
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    16th Oct 2021, 11:40 AM
    Moondog55 replied to a thread teenagers ... sigh. in Flooring
    Bounce factor might be greater if the hallway is in the middle of the joist span,. Or at least that is my assumption. Might be worth getting under the house and having a look.
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    16th Oct 2021, 09:26 AM
    Moondog55 replied to a thread 100 year rain event in Roofing
    When I drove down the street the morning after there were piles of hailstones by the side of the road at 10:00AM, and we still had hailstones piled in the middle of one shade sail; I'm beginning to think that this might have been locally a one in a thousand year event. Certainly all the gutters and roads were overflowing.
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    16th Oct 2021, 09:20 AM
    And then there is green garden cabling where one side of the HD zip wire has a square edge and the alternate side is rounded. I've recently started using colour coded shrink wrap on my banana plugs because in the low light conditions I can't tell the difference on small terminals markings. Wall internal wiring does use colour coded conductors but I guess that the important thing is being consistent
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    15th Oct 2021, 02:06 PM
    Moondog55 replied to a thread 100 year rain event in Roofing
    That's 100mm SWV and leads to the legal point of discharge at the curb, the downpipes are 80mm and all the pops have brushes fitted but we still had some piles of hail around the area at 10AM. Cecile had the gutters cleaned just on a month ago too.
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    15th Oct 2021, 02:02 PM
    Moondog55 replied to a thread teenagers ... sigh. in Flooring
    A semi-disposable heavy hall runner might do the job too, something that will only last until they leave home for good in their mid-thirties
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    15th Oct 2021, 01:58 PM
    So long as you are consistent either has been acceptable as long as I've been working with speakers but I've always used the stripe as Negative
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    15th Oct 2021, 11:53 AM
    Moondog55 replied to a thread teenagers ... sigh. in Flooring
    Get under the house and install Rockwool between the joists as well as the suggestion above but on the walls
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    15th Oct 2021, 08:59 AM
    Having built a couple of raised beds; I'd definitely go for posts in each corner and supports at the half way point.
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    15th Oct 2021, 08:19 AM
    Cecile replied to a thread 100 year rain event in Roofing
    OK I changed the audience so it may or may not work. Was chaos out there for about 45 minutes. Lots of water lying around on the driveway but presumably no damage. Ted hasn't checked the garage yet to see if it stayed dry.
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    15th Oct 2021, 08:16 AM
    I would set it up on a riser and back it with a small bit of ply or something, I have spare risers etc that were not used.
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    14th Oct 2021, 10:16 PM
    Cecile replied to a thread 100 year rain event in Roofing
    Not sure if this link will work but this is about ten minutes in. The D/P isn't glued at the bottom and it simply geysered out. Surprisingly though, the short wall we put up to protect the outdoor laundry actually works, and the washing machine is completely dry on top. https://www.facebook.com/676348133/videos/307188294578862/
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    14th Oct 2021, 10:10 PM
    Moondog55 started a thread 100 year rain event in Roofing
    Just now. We seem to have had a supercell centered over our house for at least half an hour and the gutters and downpipes could not cope. Am I right in thinking that once the 100mm main pipe to the street is full that there isn't much more that could be done? Our back yard is awash from fence to fence and I am dreading the clean up in the morning. Yet a few hundred metres away there was only a light sprinkling. Shade sails are sagging with the weight of hail trapped in them. Is it really...
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    14th Oct 2021, 08:43 PM
    They do; I was trying to get by with a single delivery but I don't think I can use the bluestone screenings and sand mix as a base for brick paving and the paving is the priority. As it is even packing sand is now $85 a cubic metre from where we have the credit, roadbase is only $68-
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    14th Oct 2021, 03:39 PM
    Why not John? Mortar sand has a lot of clay in it and this is only a firepit not foundations. I'll ask the place that we have the credit with tho. I did think it was mainly decomposed granite mixed with local gravel.
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    14th Oct 2021, 02:10 PM
    Not for structural use but as a base and brick footing for our proposed firepit. We have a credit with our local landscaper due to the cancellation of a pre-paid skip delivery and we are going to be using roadbase under the brick paving that was supposed to have been done before that last lockdown. If I did use roadbase as an aggregate substitute what ratio of GB cement would be needed assuming I hire a mixer that is on the small side.
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    13th Oct 2021, 09:25 PM
    It's a little 30 watt floodlite; it is plenty bright enough in the big tent
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    13th Oct 2021, 05:44 PM
    That looks like a chicken palace. Things moving very slowly here but I've done a bit of the run. I have to demolish the old wood shed now and waiting on next doors to help themselves to all the stove-cut timber before I knock it down to re-use some of the wood. Trying to scrounge reo mesh to lay down as dog and fox barriers but I may have to buy new or simply use chicken wire.
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    13th Oct 2021, 04:13 PM
    Just your normal architrave switches, actually when I google them to post a picture rather than taking one I see that the cheap DETA from Bunnings has a 10A rating at 240V.
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    13th Oct 2021, 03:17 PM
    I want to add an on/off switch to a lamp I sometimes use for reading and sometimes I don't want to get out of bed to get to the battery box. I have several surplus light switches here and while I know that they work for the small loads of an LED I am wondering how much current they could handle at 12V as I don't see a current rating anywhere on the plastic moulding to help me make an educated guess.
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    13th Oct 2021, 03:10 PM
    I can remember when you used to be able to buy power cords that plugged into light sockets. My grandma had some she used for ironing as here house only had 5 power points in the whole house but each room had a light fitting in the centre of the room. Used for her electric iron and may have been used for other things too. They did things differently in the past. Piece of cake to wire up if you were that way inclined.
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    13th Oct 2021, 08:25 AM
    I'm very interested in your take on the new Rotel integrated with the digital inputs section. Perhaps in a few weeks you could give us a critique?
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    11th Oct 2021, 01:32 PM
    Moondog55 replied to a thread Man cave celing frame in Roofing
    Sketch? The answer may depend on which way the joists run. I can think of several solutions and a chippie could probably think of several more
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