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    24th Jul 2021, 11:16 AM
    That pipe could be the form part of a reinforced concrete pier.
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    24th Jul 2021, 01:13 AM
    phild01 replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    My feeling is that Morrison has a complacent attitude about many things. I really don't believe he had any interest in anything but AZ, the secret negotiation and favour to CSL.
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    23rd Jul 2021, 08:52 PM
    This extract agrees with what I typically have found to be the case: Windows that perform: A window and film buyers guide - Renew Low-emissivity, or low-e, coatings are high-performance examples, often used with double glazing. Such coatings, applied at the factory, reduce the amount of long-wavelength radiant heat that the glass can emit from its other side (hence the name), instead reflecting that heat back into the room, or back outside. This includes infrared heat from heaters and...
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    23rd Jul 2021, 07:42 PM
    In my experience glass replacement with smart low-e glass would be well worth investigating. Have also noticed that fibreglass flyscreens add a bit to insulation value against heat loss, as strange as that may seem. Another thing I have done is add a laminated glass window 100mm behind the existing.
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    23rd Jul 2021, 01:17 PM
    Baking soda and hydrogen Peroxide works a treat on stone benchtops to remove stubborn stains, I haven't found a stain it can't remove, even turmeric came straight out.
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    23rd Jul 2021, 01:16 PM
    I found Vinegar does nothing, sprayed it on on older bathroom here (it will be ripped out so didn't care too much about what I was spraying on the finished surfaces) the vinegar didn't do a thing. I tried Selleys Rapid Mould Killer, it works very quickly and appeared to get rid of everything, but does need applying every now and then as it comes back, it contains Sodium Hypochlorite. I have also tried the 30 seconds outdoor cleaner, this brings the entire shower up like brand new, but...
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    23rd Jul 2021, 09:37 AM
    METRIX replied to a thread Decking Oil in Decking
    Orbital is the go, a belt sander can be too easy to damage the boards. Get yourself some good quality 80 grit, to start with then a quick going over with 120 grit. If you can find 3M Cubitron paper it will outlast any other brand 10:1 If its oil based you need to strip it back before sanding as it will just clog the paper up very quickly. Looking at the picture along side the brick, I suspect it's water based on there.
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    22nd Jul 2021, 09:39 PM
    phild01 replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    Marc, your link needs an account to read!
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    22nd Jul 2021, 05:37 PM
    phild01 replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    Wonder if Morrison will apologise for the 5th and 6th death because of his cheap choice of vaccine: TGA links deaths of 44yo Tasmanian man and 48yo Victorian woman to AstraZeneca vaccine - ABC News
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    22nd Jul 2021, 04:32 PM
    How do they lay the boards, surely crossways to what is there!
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    22nd Jul 2021, 11:56 AM
    I would option for the skirtings to be removed and replaced after the new boards are laid, the quad / scotia look is cheap and highlights something has been changed. it will cost more but worth it in the end. If the step up is only 14mm, a board that has a 1mm to 14mm transition slope will fix that.
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    22nd Jul 2021, 11:49 AM
    Here's how, it's become very confusing. Hitachi Koki is the powertool division of Hitachi Ltd, in 2016 Hitachi bought Metabo power tools, then in 2017 Hitachi Koki was purchased by KKP (Henry Kravis investment firm) After the buyout, KKP decided to change the name to Koki Holdings and also decided to change the name to HIKOKI as part of a world wide rebranding. Metabo in Australia is still called Metabo, but in North America they decided to change the Metabo name to Metabo HPT which...
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    22nd Jul 2021, 11:13 AM
    Yep, someone has spent all the money and time to give you the solution, with many options to suit different scenarios.
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    21st Jul 2021, 09:30 PM
    Download the Gyprock Red Book, it has all the ways to build a wall for fire and soundproof properties. Follow the instructions to the T or else whatever you build will be compromised.
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    21st Jul 2021, 08:57 PM
    This kitchen went for the kit-kats in emerald, they work really well against the black cabinetry, and a mirror behind the cooktop. Went for midnight coloured grout, because it's not directly behind the cooktop it never gets dirty, mirror is easy to clean with Windex if it gets dirty. A kitchen is where you can put some colour into the room, I would suggest to choose a feature type tile, Your kitchen is a hard one to choose colour, you could go for matt black to tie into the appliances,...
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    21st Jul 2021, 08:22 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread 1950s cypress floors in Flooring
    Yep, also look at Fiddes and Bona, give them a call and ask for advice on what you want to do. It's expensive compared to chemical based products, but it does go a long way, usually up to 20sqm per litre and it contains no chemicals, plus is easy to maintain.
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    21st Jul 2021, 08:12 PM
    Nice gun, as Sol said probably the best framer out there, as well as the 18V Milwaukee. What deal did you get, I was looking at getting one of the Hitachi or Milwalkee.
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    21st Jul 2021, 08:52 AM
    What gun did you get ?
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    20th Jul 2021, 11:54 PM
    Agree, I have done same in black granite.
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    20th Jul 2021, 04:44 PM
    Good luck, if it's seasoned hardwood it will be like steel, so nailing is the best option, as you will probably snap more screws than you screw in,
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    20th Jul 2021, 04:08 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread Decking Oil in Decking
    You really need to know what was applied previously because oil or water based coating are not compatible. If you rub it with metho and it comes off fairly easily then it's most likely water based. As a double check, put some napisan with hot water on it somewhere, leave it for 15 minutes, if it bubbles up and turns black then it's oil based. If it's oil based then use the napisan trick over the entire deck, when it changes colour blast it with a pressure washer, this will remove almost...
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    20th Jul 2021, 03:58 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread 1950s cypress floors in Flooring
    If you only want to do one room at a I would suggest to look into Hardwax, the beauty of it is you can apply one coat today, then continue on tomorrow without really noticing any difference between start to finish, as it doesn't need the traditional wet edge. You can usually buy small tins so you can experiment, be aware for it to set properly it doesn't really like being applied in the winter, unless you have some form of heating in the house to ensure it cures properly. I would stay away...
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    20th Jul 2021, 10:52 AM
    METRIX replied to a thread 1950s cypress floors in Flooring
    If you put a finish on them in the current condition it will highlight the milling marks, especially if you go darker, it might look ok, but most likely it will look like an un-finished DIY job. My advice is to have them sanded and finished properly, the floor will look so much nicer once you strip the top layer off timber off, it will brighten the boards colour to be a real pale blond. Cypress can look really nice if you go for a Matt / Satin water based option, they also look good if you...
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    20th Jul 2021, 10:30 AM
    If the house has any value, such as period features still intact etc, I would go for new solid flooring, I say that because a lot of period style houses in Sydney have been destroyed by owners who don't understand the value of a period style house. Such as rip out the double hung timber windows and replace with aluminium sliding type, then usually throw shutters on them, render over the exterior walls to give it a modern look which doesn't work on older style homes. Or tile over everything...
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    19th Jul 2021, 12:25 PM
    ChrispCon, please use this site's image uploader.
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    19th Jul 2021, 12:19 PM
    Heads up How to upload photos (renovateforum.com), large file sizes will need resizing.
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    18th Jul 2021, 10:41 AM
    I have done this on a previous house, it was traditional rafter construction with 1m eaves. It was fairly straight forward, remove all the concealed guttering, string line across all the rafters, mark and plumb cut them, double up any rafters that were beyond repair. New fascia and guttering, it all went pretty smoothly.
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    18th Jul 2021, 10:31 AM
    Do you have any finished photos to see the whole effect ? Just looking at the various options for my place,
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