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    25th Nov 2022, 04:09 PM
    Where is such a giant subwoofer box going to live? Why so big?
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    22nd Nov 2022, 07:27 PM
    OMG !!!!:oo: I've never seen nor heard of a shed build where the concrete slab cost one and a half times the cost of the shed kit. Regarding the installation cost of the shed, there used to be a general rule where the labour to erect a shed was roughly one third of the price of the kit. Even with the ridiculous rise in steel prices, the labour price seems to have raised by a much larger margin. A mate got a quote not long ago and the labour for a $20,000 shed was $19,500 !!
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    18th Nov 2022, 11:07 PM
    It's easier and quicker to state what an unqualified person can do, rather than state everything they can't. As far as lighting goes they can change lightbulbs and downlights that have plugs on them. They can't change light switches, light sockets or surface mount power outlets on low voltage circuits. They can work on extra low voltage (ELV) circuits though, things like pond pumps, ELV outdoor lighting etc. . I know it's stupid that Australia is about the only country that doesn't allow easy...
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    17th Nov 2022, 10:48 PM
    Holey dooley that is one over-engineered concrete slab. How much did that cost all up if you don't mind me asking?
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    17th Nov 2022, 10:41 PM
    Would have to remove or curl back roof sheets (and flashing?) at each end and in the middle C section and screw down from above. The roof sheets will have to be screwed to the top hats anyway, so getting up on the roof is inevitable. Maybe it would be best to remove all the sheets and add some Sisalation or roof blanket if it's going to be Gyprocked?
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    17th Nov 2022, 10:31 PM
    You can't span battens over 3.4 metres . Better off running battens at 90 degrees to top hats at recommended spacing.
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    17th Nov 2022, 10:23 PM
    It's classed as an electrical installation because the sockets are connected to cables by screw terminals, therefore must be done by a qualified person. You have to be qualified just to replace a standard GPO, these are no different. It could be done legally with extension leads and double adapters though, providing the first socket was done by a qualified person. If this type of thing was legal, what's to stop someone from getting their electrician to fill their meter box with GPOs and wiring...
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    16th Nov 2022, 09:16 PM
    Adding another top hat would make it easier to batten it up for the gyprock ceiling.
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    15th Nov 2022, 05:39 PM
    So you've already got the existing sockets in the roof cavity (pic on left) ? If you do, you just unplug your lights, plug in the wi-fi adapter then plug your light back in to the wi-fi adapter.
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    14th Nov 2022, 10:03 PM
    Whitey66 replied to a thread Mini orb sander in Painting
    A heat gun and a wire brush may work on that, or even a wire brush on an angle grinder or drill? Any paint that doesn't get removed will probably be ok to paint over with something like this https://www.bunnings.com.au/dulux-4l-precision-maximum-strength-adhesion-primer-white_p1400849?region_id=117356&gclid=CjwKCAiA68ebBhB-EiwALVC-NoY3mYqSoGbD5Y1g3_wfec8raVYCs1WXS6c_ox_2BXjPFn5f_t53lxoCBnsQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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    14th Nov 2022, 05:55 PM
    Whitey66 replied to a thread Mini orb sander in Painting
    Led is perfectly safe, "Lead" however is not safe when sanded into small particles unless you are 100% sure you can catch and filter the lot as well as wearing a breathing apparatus designed for sanding Lead. Many people just wear a mask and make no concerns about all the dust going through the rest of the room or house. I wouldn't like to be using paint stripper overhead on a 4.2 metre high ceiling that's for sure, that's why I suggested removing the sheets or re-sheeting over with new stuff.
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    14th Nov 2022, 05:44 PM
    I've wrapped them in Glad Wrap then stored them in the fridge with good results. When you wrap them you have to remove as much air as possible and make sure they are sealed well. Get them out of the fridge about an hour before you are ready to paint but keep it wrapped till just before you're going to use it. Another tip if using water based paints with rollers - After painting get a piece of cloth larger than the roller tray, old towels are good because they are nice and thick. Soak the towel...
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    14th Nov 2022, 03:09 PM
    I've got one of these and it goes through stone or concrete like butter, no dust at all either. https://sydneytools.com.au/product/makita-4107rh-180mm-1400w-wet-diamond-cutting-tile-saw I've also got his little brother who can cut up to 34mm, but takes a fair bit longer. https://www.mitre10.com.au/makita-860w-34mm-masonry-saw-with-diamond-blade-110mm-4101rh?gclid=Cj0KCQiAyMKbBhD1ARIsANs7rEGrvw61qKqVYOScivlXjCm4f3Lvhpo_Bl_x7d28UQqlgPO2EBqbH38aAugQEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
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    14th Nov 2022, 02:55 PM
    Whitey66 replied to a thread Mini orb sander in Painting
    25 square metres of mini orb is going to take a very long time to sand back correctly if it's already flaking off, you would have to remove all the paint completely to ensure a sound surface. Have you considered sheeting over it with either new mini orb or other material? Or if you want to keep the original mini orb is it possible to remove the sheets without damaging them, strip them with paint stripper then refit? Airless spray gun with a lance is the best way to paint any corrugated sheets.
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    8th Nov 2022, 07:07 PM
    I've got the same stucco finish on my house, mine is on timber slats not bricks though. Mine seems to be coal aggregate as it is very light. I had several cracks where the stucco came away from the slats because it wasn't pushed far enough through to grab the gaps in the slats in a few places. It's done well though, it was built nearly 100 years ago. I used No More Gaps Exterior and Weatherboard, I just cleaned the surface, wet it down slightly with a spray bottle then applied the No More Gaps...
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    8th Nov 2022, 06:51 PM
    If you live somewhere that gets very cold in winter. water can get in the gap then freeze and blow the edges of the concrete out. You shouldn't have any issues in Sydney, unless of course we get an Ice Age which could be on the cards considering everything else we've copped lately. Mother Nature or maybe even Gaia is punishing us for trying to F&^# the planet :wink:
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    7th Nov 2022, 09:34 PM
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/sika-600ml-concrete-grey-sikaflex-pro-polyurethane-sealant_p0083594 https://www.bunnings.com.au/aluminium-sausage-caulking-gun_p1660237 These should do the job, as Bart said that other product is to be used when laying the slabs.
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    5th Nov 2022, 05:27 PM
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/fielders-100-x-75mm-zinc-square-downpipe-clip_p1141008 Maybe some of these might just work, you'd have to check the dimensions because the website doesn't have them. If the tabs with the screw holes are long enough you could reverse those last 90 degree bends 180 degrees then add another opposite 90 degree bend at 12mm from that bend. If the screw holes don't line up with your post you could just drill some new ones further out. This should work if the 75mm...
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    4th Nov 2022, 03:48 PM
    If you connect a cable to terminal 1 and a cable to terminal 2 the switch will do nothing no matter which position it is in. A light switch is a basic 2-way switch, in the on position terminals C and terminal 1 are bridged and terminal 2 is open, in the off position terminals C and terminal 2 are bridged and terminal 1 is open. The L terminal is just for looping (joining cables) and is insulated from all other terminals on the switch. Terminal C and Terminal 2 are used in 2-way switching ie....
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    3rd Nov 2022, 09:19 PM
    I think it would depend on if that rock wall was deemed climbable. I'd be asking the guy that is going to sign it off as being safe with the certificate of compliance. Have those spigots been individually earth bonded as they look like they are closer than 1250mm from the pool edge? A lot of people know about the fencing rules but not the equipotential bonding rules. You can buy non conductive spigots and plastic covers that go over the metal spigots to make them compliant without any bonding.
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    3rd Nov 2022, 07:32 PM
    Or photos?
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    2nd Nov 2022, 04:07 PM
    As far as I know a linisher can be a belt sander that uses a finer grade abrasive belt and is more for polishing rather than bulk material removal. Linishers can be used either wet or dry where a belt sander is used dry. Linishers can be of a disc type as well as the belt type. I think linishers generally use emery cloth rather than the sandpaper that belt sanders use, the emery cloth is sturdier and less likely to rip and tear.
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    29th Oct 2022, 11:05 AM
    If this is a warranty job why are you doing the demo? And if it is warranty isn't the associated damage also covered? Who did the waterproofing and the ensuite work?
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