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  1. The concept is fine. The 140x45 "board" is still...

    The concept is fine. The 140x45 "board" is still called a bearer in this application.
    Dont use clouts to fix the brackets, you'll need proper galvanised connector nails, 30 or 35mm long.
  2. My apologies for my comment above, spreading...

    My apologies for my comment above, spreading silly ideas!,
    We obviously still have a 50mm vent pipe to roof in a build we did a few years ago, but were able to avoid having an additional roof vent...
  3. Ask the forum resident plumbers about Ventapipe...

    Ask the forum resident plumbers about Ventapipe :D
    107350

    A fantastic option if its suitable for your application.
  4. Over a hole house the extra cost would be...

    Over a hole house the extra cost would be hundreds if not more, I think 45's are handy on internal corners(sometimes externals, depending on what plaster corner moulding you use), but I think the 35...
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    I don't like cuts in floor tiles but this one...

    I don't like cuts in floor tiles but this one really doesn't look that bad nath, once you get the grate in & grouted up it'll be fine
  6. Thread: facia repair

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    Closer to nightmare than straight-forward for...

    Closer to nightmare than straight-forward for sure.
    Did plenty of these repairs when I was younger & more enthusiastic, you can sometimes be very lucky, Especially if it very rotten & it will slip...
  7. As everyone else has said....the metal downpipe...

    As everyone else has said....the metal downpipe to DP adaptor does not need sealing, as long as its inside at least 10mm 'she'll be right' . The tradie gave you a price to seal this?? work is work I...
  8. Yes screw it, then cut off screws if you can, or...

    Yes screw it, then cut off screws if you can, or cut the screws first. Youll need to get the screw heads flush at least with the face of the villaboard, use a countersinking bit or with care, a...
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    NV, You had me curious what the fall was on that...

    NV, You had me curious what the fall was on that shower was (as we haven't commissioned it yet.)
    The only way I could think of measuring it was with a 1200 level, there is 11.5mm gap under the level...
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    Does the grout look funny in my pic? slopes...

    Does the grout look funny in my pic?

    slopes down to the waste from all angles this way.
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    Your not adverse to someone making a few dollars...

    Your not adverse to someone making a few dollars are you Marc? :)

    Anyway im going to presume by your "comment" that you mean if someone is asking how it should be done, they shouldn't be...
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    The more you look....the worse it gets!! (click...

    The more you look....the worse it gets!! (click on the image a few times to get it magnified)
    Surely the "tiler" isn't a proper tiler!!, surely!!!

    It cant be the finished job, surely!
    maybe...
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    If im understanding your question right?? Too...

    If im understanding your question right?? Too expensive for residential I reckon!
    You basically have to build a swimming pool on your roof, or to put it another way....have a giant box gutter for a...
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    If this is a bathroom reno on an existing house,...

    If this is a bathroom reno on an existing house, im going to guess that is where the toilet pan waste used to be & the client changed the configuration of the bathroom, nothing to do with a plumber....
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    I also cant understand that people still use the...

    I also cant understand that people still use the untreated timber for frames, only a few cents more for the T2.
    It should be ok though, as other have said...the main thing to consider is that the...
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    Nothing wrong with Makita cordless stuff, Makita...

    Nothing wrong with Makita cordless stuff, Makita has the widest range of cordless tools available.
    I'd suggest you spend about a grand & get one of the larger packages with 3 (or 4 even sometimes)...
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    At only 5 degrees the roof sheeting will be...

    At only 5 degrees the roof sheeting will be susceptible to damage from "lead foots", try to walk close to the battens (the screw lines), & try to completely avoid walking between the very lower...
  18. Thread: spotted gum

    by woodchip
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    Do you have to commit to buying the whole...

    Do you have to commit to buying the whole pack....or can you rat through it only picking the best in it?
    Also consider is there any good stuff(same type & grade) available to finish the job,if you...
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    Caulking is usually not up to the tiler to do,...

    Caulking is usually not up to the tiler to do, usually the builder does it. This is not a job for an amateur jazzy!, I think your bloke is doing you a favour at $400.

    We are talking bathroom...
  20. Sorry Hog, I missed your last post. Try to get...

    Sorry Hog, I missed your last post.
    Try to get your terminology correct...., by "levelling , do you mean screed bed? you don't need to "level" the floor at all!. Tiler will need to get to get "fall"...
  21. Thread: Timber Fascia

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    Good one joynz. Cut the anticon 150mm longer...

    Good one joynz.
    Cut the anticon 150mm longer than the outside edge of fascia, cut the wool flush with the outside edge of fascia, leaving the foil & then fold it(along outside edge of fascia)...
  22. Thread: Timber Fascia

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    What roofing profile are you using? Normally...

    What roofing profile are you using?

    Normally you wouldn't bother with foam infill on the lower end of the roof sheeting, you are going to turn down the sheets.
    Normally the anticon is laid to...
  23. Thread: Roofing ideas

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    Perfect. good find phil, I know bunnys do similar...

    Perfect. good find phil, I know bunnys do similar aswell, but probably not that cheap.
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    The only problem with the insulated panel, is the...

    The only problem with the insulated panel, is the cost. I have installed heaps of it (while working for someone), both as roofing & cladding. I don't know the exact cost, but I heard $100m2, (don't...
  25. Seems very good value, I have been impressed with...

    Seems very good value, I have been impressed with the quality of AEG, when they were blue & now the orange ones, radio would probable be acceptable to carry around the yard with you, but probably not...
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    When installing just check each end match for...

    When installing just check each end match for hairline cracks, particularly don't use any dodgy ends in heavy traffic areas like bottom of stairs or kitchen entry.
    Be extra fussy if you cant access...
  27. You'll more than likely find that you'll need to...

    You'll more than likely find that you'll need to glue in that DP adaptor(or get an internal one). Get rid of that "knock in" for the astragal & just use a green plug & gal or SS screw, if your going...
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    lili did say she tried two spanners in post...

    lili did say she tried two spanners in post number 10.
    Like Marc said would probably need a lot of effort but more importantly correct technique, hold spanner on nut 2, & with a different spanner...
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    These beads still require skill to install but...

    These beads still require skill to install but leave a very good finish also L Bead Flat Tear Away Trim-Tex
  30. Inspection openings are great, in this case...

    Inspection openings are great, in this case though I would set the top of the DP adaptor 5 to 10mm above top of paving, benefits of being above the pavers is silt wont wash down it & you wont get...
  31. Usually its wall linings > waterproofings...

    Usually its wall linings > waterproofings >undertile heating > cement tile bed > tiling
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    I totally agree, I was in the green shed...

    I totally agree, I was in the green shed yesterday, walked past these boxes, lifted the lid to have a look, as soon as I saw the fold & spot weld along the bottom/side edge I didn't spend any more...
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    Brilliant, Thanks :2tsup:

    Brilliant, Thanks :2tsup:
  34. Thread: Treated pine

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    G'day Marc, What a hassle having to sand it....

    G'day Marc,
    What a hassle having to sand it.
    Are you absolutely sure it was H3?
    The description you give sounds very much like T2.
    This thread had me wondering also...
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    i'd use whichevers the cheapest, but would use...

    i'd use whichevers the cheapest, but would use one that is thick enough that you can screw tools etc to it, no need to line the whole inside, 2 or 3 sheets will do it.
    Alternatively, if its a small...
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    Go around to the Canberra hire companys, they...

    Go around to the Canberra hire companys, they sometimes sell old ones, that's how I picked up half a dozen of 'em for $30 each.
  37. In my opinion...Chalk line & aviation snips are...

    In my opinion...Chalk line & aviation snips are the most accurate way & really the only way to do it!, it'll take time, the cut needs to be as straight as an arrow as wavy cuts will stick out like...
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    Triple Extension Ladder

    G'day,
    Has anyone got one of these Bailey 135kg Industrial Triple Extension Ladder. #FS13357 | Just Tools Australia | Tool Specialist in Power & Cordless Tools, Hand & Air Tools ?, they look ok to...
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    First Flush Diverter on charged system?

    Hi,
    Im setting up my 2500L water tank which will connect to garden taps & laundry.
    About to connect the inlet & outlet & am wondering about the effectiveness of FF diverter on a charged system that...
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    Interesting, haven't seen posts (for attached to...

    Interesting, haven't seen posts (for attached to house decks)cast direct into concrete footings for decades. what about termite protection(even though they are cypress, I dunno)?
    Metal strap bracing...
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