• r3nov8or's Avatar
    21st Oct 2021, 08:18 AM
    4.5x6 is not exactly what would be classed as "small". :) Then again, if it's so small, build it to avoid the easement
    6 replies | 85 view(s)
  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    20th Oct 2021, 07:39 PM
    Yeah but DIYers only need to do this once, not once a week or whatever, and the time is soon forgotten (in my experience anyway). Though I did once by a framer to do a 10m wall frame, because first and foremost I wanted a framer :).
    20 replies | 538 view(s)
  • Marc's Avatar
    20th Oct 2021, 07:18 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Pronunciation in At the end of the day
    Ha ha, that's a good one. Called malapropism, in this case unintentional. Here is another one. I vote for Pauline at the next erection ... :))
    13 replies | 413 view(s)
  • Marc's Avatar
    20th Oct 2021, 06:58 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    As usual, the websites dedicated to "fact check", fall in the trap they pretend to "bust". Half truth, manipulation and obfuscation with an agenda. If you want to study poverty, you don't include Mosman. Anyone with a smidgeon of knowledge in statistics, knows that the choice of the sample is the privilege of the study. Entire countries were chosen, and not one but 68, and 2500 US counties. The exclusion of some european countries with known results is also telling. Rather than denouncing...
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  • METRIX's Avatar
    20th Oct 2021, 05:37 PM
    Some jobs are better to pay someone else to do, especially if you have a bad back, not worth risking further injury. Hopefully you will have the firepit finished soon, just in time for summer :) I had one of these Milkcan firepits in the last house, it worked well. It was the montana one, they go on sale at various times of the year, got this one for https://www.milkcan.com.au/product/montana-2/#reviews I just put down gravel, removed the legs and sat it on some sandstone rocks...
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  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    20th Oct 2021, 03:35 PM
    Coulda done it by hand by now. :) But I do understand the need for new tools!
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  • Marc's Avatar
    20th Oct 2021, 02:28 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    No relationship between vaccination rates and cases? https://youtu.be/HeSJWGSnN8A?t=1
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  • Marc's Avatar
    20th Oct 2021, 07:49 AM
    What Cyclic said. Those trades that quote based on internet contact and photo shared, avoid like the pest.
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  • METRIX's Avatar
    19th Oct 2021, 03:58 PM
    Might want to be careful, there is some weird looking guy living under your house
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  • METRIX's Avatar
    19th Oct 2021, 03:57 PM
    I once made a heap of spiders, witches etc from ply, they looked really good, will try to find some photos.
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  • METRIX's Avatar
    19th Oct 2021, 03:56 PM
    Checked it today with the toilet in place and you can only just see the very end of it as walking by the bathroom door and you have to go looking for it. Plus when you enter the door you also don't see it as it's off to the side. So I will go with it on the longer wall and no small wall covering it, and no reversing of the door, saves me some work :) Probably going for this look, but all black hardware, not sure why they went chrome shower and black mixer ?, the chrome looks wrong.
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  • Marc's Avatar
    19th Oct 2021, 11:35 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    I hear you, however it is not exactly like that. It is easy to agree on technical matters at different levels of competence. It is entirely different when the discussion ventures into subject matter that is both not well known and subject to massive political manipulation. Just like "global warming", religious or political convictions, the recent culture of "correctness" has turned a great number of topics into either tabu, or the subject of tribalism. Consensus is king, dissent is...
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  • METRIX's Avatar
    19th Oct 2021, 09:46 AM
    METRIX replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    You need to stop overanalysing everything, I hardly think someone would come barging in uninvited, I don't know of any people that come to my door that come barging in, if he came in you obviously invited him in. He has every right to ask if you are vaccinated, after all he is entering your premises for an undisclosed amount of time, if he felt there was a risk then he may not have come in, or may have implemented other PPE, who knows. Rude and patronising, you need to get out Marc and...
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  • Marc's Avatar
    19th Oct 2021, 08:00 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    It's a pity you live so far away. Despite what you may think, I am sure we would get along just fine.
    353 replies | 7141 view(s)
  • Marc's Avatar
    19th Oct 2021, 07:52 AM
    Where does the drain pipe go? Did you need to drill the wall? To your question, an install without drainpipe is not acceptable. Ask the council, they will confirm.
    4 replies | 248 view(s)
  • Marc's Avatar
    19th Oct 2021, 07:40 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    You miss the point just like Metrix did. If you have concerns about going into someone's house, you can ask over the phone before coming. And the way to ask is to volunteer your status first and then politely ask to reciprocate. No one has the right to barge in my house with the opening sentence -Are you "double" vaccinated. It is rude and patronising, plus, he never stated if he himself is vaccinated. What if I am single vaccinated? Or never vaccinated? Or had covid and recovered? Do I...
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  • Marc's Avatar
    18th Oct 2021, 12:42 PM
    Nice, never seen those gadgets.
    30 replies | 341 view(s)
  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    18th Oct 2021, 11:43 AM
    Melbourne starts it's re-opening on Friday. No travel limit within metro Melb (but not to regional yet), 10 visitors to homes, public gatherings etc
    353 replies | 7141 view(s)
  • Marc's Avatar
    18th Oct 2021, 10:38 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    Barber, cafe, restaurant. Yet the local Target/Kmart made a big display of their newly found powers. it is rather sad yet not surprising, that you see the tv dude attitude correct. He has no right to ask, it is me in my own house that could ask but choose not to.
    353 replies | 7141 view(s)
  • Marc's Avatar
    18th Oct 2021, 10:24 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    More and more Australians are seeing the sense in this simple message: there’s no reason to keep us locked down once everyone has had the chance to get the jab. NSW is leading the way, with people back at work, visiting the family and friends they haven’t seen in months and finally sinking a few beers at the pub. Pretty soon kids across the state will be back at school. Although every state is different, there’s no reason other state’s can’t follow the NSW example. But there are also three...
    353 replies | 7141 view(s)
  • METRIX's Avatar
    18th Oct 2021, 08:16 AM
    METRIX replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    It has nothing to do with citizens being police, not any links to Stalin or Xi. You are not required to show Vax proof everywhere you go or every business you enter. Nor is every business required to ask for proof as clearly stated on the NSW health site. As you can see it is mainly for business where you will be sitting down, or staying in there for an extended period of time. The TV guy asking you is a good thing, the thought you had to give him a sarcastic reply is a bad thing, he...
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  • Marc's Avatar
    18th Oct 2021, 07:54 AM
    Most carpenters I have employed can't plaster if their life depended on it. They screw the sheets on the studs and that's it. Then the plasterer comes and complains that the wall is not straight. :)
    30 replies | 341 view(s)
  • Marc's Avatar
    18th Oct 2021, 07:34 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    About evidence of vaccination required ... We have now been out and about for a week, and the proof of vaccination is already out the window. Hardly any store takes it on them to ask. My TV started to play up. The message was "Card failure" ... :? So called the local antenna tv dude. He arrived all masked up, and first thing he says ... "Can I ask you if you are double vaccinated?" Yes, confronted with this irony, I quickly scanned in my mind the multiple sarcastic replies that popped...
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  • Marc's Avatar
    18th Oct 2021, 07:17 AM
    It's OK, it is a "floating deck" after all. :)
    3 replies | 186 view(s)
  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    17th Oct 2021, 07:27 PM
    I work with a lot of Indian folks, located both here and in India, and you need to treat their English speech as a song :). You gotta get in the rhythm and once you have the patter straight in your head, it all comes together. Problem is they all sing a different song :D
    13 replies | 413 view(s)
  • Marc's Avatar
    17th Oct 2021, 07:18 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Pronunciation in At the end of the day
    Yea ... scottish accent I got used to, even Irish. Try indian accent! that is a different language. They must have the placement of accents on words, on a randomly rotating roster.
    13 replies | 413 view(s)
  • r3nov8or's Avatar
    17th Oct 2021, 05:31 PM
    Just go for it. If it starts moving and you get some bounce or slapping or thumping, you can lift a board or two and bolt it down with angle brackets and Anka screws (or similar) in the problem area
    3 replies | 186 view(s)
  • METRIX's Avatar
    17th Oct 2021, 12:13 PM
    METRIX replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    The do have a vax certificate, they said once in the country nobody cares in the venues they just go in without being asked to show it.
    353 replies | 7141 view(s)
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