• r3nov8or's Avatar
    23rd Jul 2021, 09:47 PM
    This just popped up in social media. Go figure https://yourhomeheroes.co/products/silicone-mould-hero Anyone used it?
    9 replies | 259 view(s)
  • Marc's Avatar
    23rd Jul 2021, 05:57 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    So Morrison spilled the beans. There are not enough vaccines. Lots of hot air but no vaccines, and the other states are sitting on theirs. Truly pathetic.
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  • METRIX's Avatar
    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.
    9 replies | 259 view(s)
  • METRIX's Avatar
    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...
    9 replies | 259 view(s)
  • METRIX's Avatar
    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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  • Marc's Avatar
    23rd Jul 2021, 08:06 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    0.145% of people tested have the virus.
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  • Marc's Avatar
    22nd Jul 2021, 09:58 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    The chief health officer of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has told residents not to talk to one another outside of the home amid a strict lockdown in Sydney. “Whilst it is human nature to engage in conversation with others, to be friendly, unfortunately, this is not the time to do that,” NSW Chief Health Officer Dr. Kerry Chant told reporters on July 20. “So even if you run into your next-door neighbour in the shopping centre … don’t start up a conversation. Now is the time...
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  • Marc's Avatar
    22nd Jul 2021, 08:42 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    Meantime in the lucky state ... can anyone think of a more patronising, childish and offensive instruction? They have lost the plot https://www.theepochtimes.com/sydney-residents-told-not-to-engage-in-conversation-amid-lockdown_3911262.html
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  • Marc's Avatar
    22nd Jul 2021, 04:31 PM
    Probably yellow box or tallow wood, 50 years old. Hard as steel
    19 replies | 487 view(s)
  • METRIX's Avatar
    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.
    7 replies | 150 view(s)
  • METRIX's Avatar
    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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  • METRIX's Avatar
    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.
    9 replies | 244 view(s)
  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    22nd Jul 2021, 11:11 AM
    We have the 4 burner/1 light Silhoette with the slotted cover and it does fine for us (John2b may go on about how wrong I am :) ). Replaced once in ~20 years. Not a bad run, and they keep making them so a replacement just slots into place with no other adjustments required
    6 replies | 144 view(s)
  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    22nd Jul 2021, 09:17 AM
    Hadn't seen this model until now. On face value it doesn't look like it has enough open area to create great suction.
    6 replies | 144 view(s)
  • Marc's Avatar
    22nd Jul 2021, 08:25 AM
    Is Hikoki the same as Hitachi? Oh yes, +Koki ... what chance is there to drive nails in hardwood? I had a few occasions I needed to do that and tried with an air nail gun that shoots like a bazooka and ... no luck. It drove the nail halfway and bounced or bent the nail. Maybe with a shorter steel nail or concreting nails?
    19 replies | 487 view(s)
  • Marc's Avatar
    22nd Jul 2021, 08:23 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    And Buryadeadchicken is now saying that unless we get more vaccines, the shutdown will continue. So this is pure blackmail The biggest public health fiasco in history
    2703 replies | 44534 view(s)
  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    21st Jul 2021, 10:15 PM
    Don't know about anyone else, but the photo is making it hard to see the planes and where things start/stop/turn. Maybe a bit wider and from above looking down for more of a perspective?
    4 replies | 166 view(s)
  • METRIX's Avatar
    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.
    9 replies | 244 view(s)
  • METRIX's Avatar
    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,...
    7 replies | 170 view(s)
  • METRIX's Avatar
    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.
    15 replies | 260 view(s)
  • METRIX's Avatar
    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.
    19 replies | 487 view(s)
  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    21st Jul 2021, 08:09 PM
    Yes. We have a stainless steel splashback behind the cooktop/range. Closest grout is 300mm from each side. If using tiles behind the cooktop, don't use a light colour grout
    7 replies | 170 view(s)
  • Marc's Avatar
    21st Jul 2021, 05:23 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    I mean 99.8 % infection FREE rate. THe only honest number to rate is percentage. If they do 100,000 test and find 100 cases, it is obvious that just by going upto 200,000 test, they will find 200 cases.What do we do then? Screw the doors shut? This morons don't have a clue and are battling it out one against the other. We should fire the lot
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  • Marc's Avatar
    21st Jul 2021, 11:45 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    This whole debacle is about blame and pretend action. The government is busy laying blame on people who "are in the community whilst infections", and at the same patronising and talking to us like disobedient kids. They missed the boat one year ago with pfizer and bought the cheapter AZ when the european started to suspend it. Parroted vagaries and nonsense about who "qualifies" for AZ, and even now with PF, you can noty walk in to get vaccinated ... no no no! you must first fill in...
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  • Marc's Avatar
    21st Jul 2021, 09:19 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona virus in At the end of the day
    Stay at home ... yes you, not me
    2703 replies | 44534 view(s)
  • METRIX's Avatar
    21st Jul 2021, 08:52 AM
    What gun did you get ?
    19 replies | 487 view(s)
  • Marc's Avatar
    21st Jul 2021, 06:26 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Electric cars in At the end of the day
    Must tell JCB urgently! They don't know that. ...
    1573 replies | 23806 view(s)
  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    20th Jul 2021, 11:45 PM
    White subway tiles are a safe option. But larger format, eg 600x300 vertically work well. We chose this {in matt) and have never regretted it
    7 replies | 170 view(s)
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