• r3nov8or's Avatar
    7th Jul 2022, 12:19 AM
    Triple dosed, and got mild COVID end of June, out of iso today (VIC rules, no longer know what other states are doing) So I've had the best 4th dose available apparently. Minor aches and pains, mild headaches, sinus congestion. 12 weeks free now. Happy days
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  • Uncle Bob's Avatar
    6th Jul 2022, 07:41 PM
    Nice work Droog :2tsup:
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  • METRIX's Avatar
    5th Jul 2022, 10:00 PM
    Can't see any pictures, but if there was no step down at the edge of the slab you WILL have problems, not necessarily from water pooling on the slab but this is also a problem, but from the masonry walls. Masonry walls leak water as part of their construction to the inside cavity, this moisture works it's way to the bottom of the wall and out the weep holes, and is one of the reasons the stepdown is required. If you have no step down for the brickwork the water will end up being sucked up...
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  • METRIX's Avatar
    5th Jul 2022, 09:46 PM
    If they are in a bathroom, I would go for a poly or similar, bathrooms are harsh environments, and timber loves to go mouldy in them them. You could go for something like CPF Floor (water based) this is a pretty tough product. Or spray can clear coat, these are pretty tough as well.
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  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    4th Jul 2022, 08:10 PM
    Great Barry, a reefer! :smoke1: :roflmao: https://youtu.be/StcXGhuliRk
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  • Marc's Avatar
    4th Jul 2022, 04:17 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Electric cars in At the end of the day
    True, the very reason 'environmentalism' is the realm of the wealthy. All those oh so altruistic billionaire 'benefactors' play this sport for their own agenda. I wanted to highlight the purely technical aspect, and leave the social one for someone else to pick up, for a change. The best business to make money is a 'foundation' for ... the less fortunate, the environment, the koalas, the polar bears, the endangered left handed crickets ... Meantime, the chinese controlled port of...
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  • Marc's Avatar
    4th Jul 2022, 03:54 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Electric cars in At the end of the day
    If you believe the headlines, traditional automobiles are speeding toward a dead end. All those V8s, V6s and turbocharged vehicles we’ve grown to love will soon be replaced by squadrons of clean, whisper-quiet, all-electric vehicles. And if you believe the headlines, the environment will be much better off. All of this might make sense if electric vehicles, as their supporters claim, were truly likely to reduce air pollution and tackle climate change. But are they? To answer that question,...
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  • Marc's Avatar
    4th Jul 2022, 03:44 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Electric cars in At the end of the day
    'Off topic' ... matter of opinion. I started this thread to highlight this kind of bulldust: And in the same category of bold faced lies, to sell what would be otherwise unsellable, is the claim that CO2 from fossil fuels is responsible for the current floods. so ... more electric vehicles nicer weather. The above verbal diarrhea only deserves one destination. Flush. Possibly in a compost toilet.
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  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    4th Jul 2022, 02:14 PM
    thank heavens for Gary! :)
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  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    4th Jul 2022, 01:48 PM
    Are the rolling highs and lows running along the lengths of boards, or across the boards? And how long are the 'waves' If 'short' waves across the boards, they have probably expanded, forcing some of them upwards, e.g. due to different moisture or temp conditions near the external doorway, in their earlier life End-matched boards have been common for a couple of decades and reduce waste when laying
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  • Marc's Avatar
    4th Jul 2022, 09:06 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Electric cars in At the end of the day
    This time we may be lucky. It seems it will affect Richmond/Windsor/Penrith more than downstream. It's a waiting game and the lack of action from the council is not helping. The landslide from 3 previous floods is still there awaiting removal and blocking the road. May be wishful thinking. I passed the Cattai creek bridge on Sunday morning and water was one meter under the deck. 3 hours later there was one meter over it. This is the direct result of massive number of development that turned...
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  • Uncle Bob's Avatar
    3rd Jul 2022, 10:14 PM
    How's the river Marc?
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  • Uncle Bob's Avatar
    3rd Jul 2022, 09:18 PM
    Looks like it needs more cornice cement and paint.
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  • Marc's Avatar
    3rd Jul 2022, 04:01 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Electric cars in At the end of the day
    Yep, very good ... until the end when he states "The emission benefits of electric cars is very real" ... sorry dude, they are not, in fact they are made up, false, fake, not true. There are no 'emission benefits' if by that you mean co2 reduction. However, considering that CO2 is harmless and that it's boogeyman status was fabricated, electric cars must be assessed using different parameters. How much do they cost, how much pollution to make them, how many km do they serve us all up,...
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  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    3rd Jul 2022, 12:23 PM
    I found this interesting (Facebook link) https://fb.watch/e0FYs-HgvM/
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  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    3rd Jul 2022, 11:31 AM
    Fair enough. "Purely for convenience" though, and to get you through the nights for those days-long outages, seems easier to get a big battery
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  • METRIX's Avatar
    3rd Jul 2022, 11:00 AM
    Old blades will give rubbish quality cuts, 40 tooth on a 254mm blade is only suitable for cutting framing. If you buy blades from Bunnings, look at the Makita BluMak, these crap on most blades for cut quality and life, even though the 255mm blade has 64T, it's the quality of the tungsten that makes it a better blade. For fine finish work I use the 184mm saw, with 60T blades, the cut quality is perfect, you couldn't get a piece of paper between any joins.
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  • METRIX's Avatar
    3rd Jul 2022, 10:47 AM
    I noticed Feast Watson have release a Hardwax product now. FYI, Bunnings have a Hardwax product in the Kaboodle kitchen section, it's made in Germany. I have used it on a few projects and found it to be a really nice product. It's best applied with white scourer, and remove excess with a soft cloth, this gives the best protection and finish. The colour of the timber will get better after about 3-4 weeks once the product has fully cured. If you ever come across the OSMO product out...
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  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    3rd Jul 2022, 10:36 AM
    How often and how long are power outages in your area? IME, just wouldn't be worth the effort, as most outages are just a few seconds, and somehow happen more often overnight
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  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    2nd Jul 2022, 12:53 PM
    I used Solarquotes. They have lots of info on the current state of equipment quality etc. Through them it was easy to get 3 local quotes from installers that had good reviews and are available to quote/install in a reasonable amount of time. It was years ago now, but after some research i'd pretty much narrowed my equipment down to Fronius inverter and REC panels. Maybe things would be different for me these days, but I've been really happy with my system, not a day of downtime
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  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    1st Jul 2022, 06:19 PM
    r3nov8or replied to a thread Shim joist in hanger in Sub Flooring
    Do the larger diameter connector nails fit loosely in the hanger's nail holes?
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  • Marc's Avatar
    1st Jul 2022, 08:30 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Electric cars in At the end of the day
    What happens when the battery dies? ... (Not much really) ... and, why is the video preview not working? Yes, I used the little video thingy ... What happens if ...
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  • METRIX's Avatar
    30th Jun 2022, 10:58 PM
    There could be a number of reasons why it's cracked, ranging from how it was attached to the roof or should I say how the battens the gyprock is screwed onto was decoupled from the tin roof to minimise cracking. Sheds are not built like a residential house, there is less structure in them as they are primarily designed as a functional shed and not designed to be a house unless you add additional supporting timbers / metal battens to facilitate using them as a house. So when you treat them...
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  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    30th Jun 2022, 09:52 PM
    Electric Cars. Discuss
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  • METRIX's Avatar
    30th Jun 2022, 08:00 PM
    Looks good, you should only require 2 coats max, Rubio Monocoat only requires one coat, but most will still apply two. It's a different type of product to the regular water / oil based, when applying, putting on less is the best, as it binds to the timber in a different way to regular products. Best to apply it with a white non scratch sourer, let it sit for 30 seconds, then wipe off excess, I have never needed to use more than two coats. It depends on the "look" you are after, if...
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  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    29th Jun 2022, 04:49 PM
    Rod also has lots of How To videos on his website. Find a post from him in the plastering section, and you'll find the link in his sig.
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  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    28th Jun 2022, 02:56 PM
    Do you know of the joins were back-blocked? If they weren't, it may happen again, and it sounds like back-blocking would be hard to do now. Scraping out the join deep enough and wide enough to set new paper tape, and refinish, is the fix, and fingers crossed
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  • Marc's Avatar
    27th Jun 2022, 08:42 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Electric cars in At the end of the day
    The few times I've been to Adelaide, what struck me most was the deplorable state of many of the cars circulating. Cuba came to mind ... :)
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