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    Do you realise that when it rains apart from...

    Do you realise that when it rains apart from hitting your roof the rain also hits the ground around you house so you had better watch out for the unpleasant things cause they're going to GET YA
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    Do what I did... removed the gutters altogether. ...

    Do what I did... removed the gutters altogether. problem solved.
  3. "How much does it cost to demolish half of a...

    "How much does it cost to demolish half of a house?" Probably twice as much as a complete house
  4. Thread: Decking Plans

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    Seems reasonable. But suss out structural...

    Seems reasonable. But suss out structural draftpersons of quotes design/plans.
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    About 10 or 15 years ago I brought a throw away...

    About 10 or 15 years ago I brought a throw away type (un-known brand) 100mm (I know not same size) angle grinder from Bunnings for something like $12.00. I still have and use it today, its gearing is...
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    I'll watch :construction:

    I'll watch :construction:
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    For straight cuts a diamond blade in an angle...

    For straight cuts a diamond blade in an angle grinder :2tsup:
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    I'd say it would be cheaper to demolish and build...

    I'd say it would be cheaper to demolish and build new and bigger all round.
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    So there is no requirement to excavate/edge...

    So there is no requirement to excavate/edge thicken the slab below the natural ground level to help prevent/control water erosion under the slab?
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    So what does this mean? Is the company paying...

    So what does this mean? Is the company paying peanuts so to speak. Thus get what you pay for, but you're the one suffering with substandard work.
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    I't will probably do you job but you need to...

    I't will probably do you job but you need to remember these small benchtop thicknessers are just toys.
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    :o :doh:Yes it does.

    :o :doh:Yes it does.
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    What is stated on your approved building plan/s?

    What is stated on your approved building plan/s?
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    It just a basic flush panel hollow core door with...

    It just a basic flush panel hollow core door with a routered feature. It not a 90's style door. You best bet is to search for door suppliers/maufacturerers one of these being M&B doors which will...
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    Me myself I would be applying a primer and it...

    Me myself I would be applying a primer and it would be an oil based primer at that.


    In defence of the builder I'd be asking to see what is recommended by the paint manufacturer as these days it...
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    Like you I discovered a leak in my Sola-Kleen...

    Like you I discovered a leak in my Sola-Kleen tank. When to their location in Bayswater only to discover they're closed up gone, but there were a couple of blokes in the building working on hot...
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    Wow what a decent size shed :2tsup:. Instead of...

    Wow what a decent size shed :2tsup:. Instead of the standard flouro's have you considered the new cree LED tubes?
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    The R value is around 4.2 (75mm foam, 75mm...

    The R value is around 4.2 (75mm foam, 75mm insulation batts (in between the steel frame studs) and 10mm gyprock). The only 'gotcha' is that lately we finding trails of finely chewed foam inside the...
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    I considered going the foam blocks back in...

    I considered going the foam blocks back in 2003/2004 when wanting to demolish and rebuild but when steel framed with 75mm foam (Rmax) screwed to the outside of the steel frame.

    I'll now sit back...
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    Check with you local council / building authority...

    Check with you local council / building authority is the most obvious answer.
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    The issues you have stated indicates to me that...

    The issues you have stated indicates to me that either machine has not been set up to cut square or in-accurate measurements or not holding the material firmly enough. Blade wobble would not cause...
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    If you go to a decent sheetmetal workshop they...

    If you go to a decent sheetmetal workshop they should be able to roll/form up some bullnose flashing for you but it might be a bit expensive but it looks the best.
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    Looks good.

    Looks good.
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    Go the Sir Walter, but you don't need to buy...

    Go the Sir Walter, but you don't need to buy rolls of the stuff. Use runners, you'll get em for nicks. If you have to buy Sir Walter then only get a couple of square metres then cut it into 50x50mm...
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    In my house I have in excess of 50 downlights all...

    In my house I have in excess of 50 downlights all being 12 volt 50 watt halogens (MR16's). Like Melanie, a few months ago I took the plung and brought 12 DR700's (cost $650) to try them out resulting...
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    Innovative use of land

    Have you seen this before, cause I haven't, my local Council utilising the land in a round-a-bout to grow vegatables? I would assume the veggies are given to their local care/aged facilitiies,...
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    Mark, have you ever had a bowl of just cooked...

    Mark, have you ever had a bowl of just cooked rhubarb sprinkled with rice bubbles lots of cream... absolutley just the best
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    So do you need to build up the soil to help the...

    So do you need to build up the soil to help the spud bush to grow straight up (as all of mine are leaning over) or is it just to cover the spuds as they supposedly appear above ground?

    Thanks
    Rod
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    They're gone

    They're gone
  30. For Sale Perth WA - Palms - Golden Canes, Foxtail, Triangle

    2 x Golden Canes in 400lt bags, 2.5m (approx) long stems plus fronds height, well clumped. $500 each you take but bring some grunt.

    Smaller Golden Canes in 100lt bags are also avaliable.

    1 x...
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    To use something like rubber would be the best...

    To use something like rubber would be the best way to break the tiles and you don't want that... do ya.

    I think you have answered your own question "ceramic tile underlay".

    You say the tile...
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    Why don't you show us a picture to give all a...

    Why don't you show us a picture to give all a better understanding? and maybe you should be asking yourself "am I qualified to do this job"
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    So in other words you're sticking the tiles in an...

    So in other words you're sticking the tiles in an overhead/upside down situation. If you use the sellys roof and gutter silicon you won't need to make a frame, just give a good bead of silicon to...
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    Just exactly what do you intend to do with it?

    Just exactly what do you intend to do with it?
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    Yep ya learn by your mistakes. You say "using...

    Yep ya learn by your mistakes.

    You say "using some flat bar", yes this can help I would use 40mm or 50mm wide x 10mm thick flat bar or some 40x40x6mm or 50x50x6mm angle iron.
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    Use Selly's roof and gutter silicon. Run a...

    Use Selly's roof and gutter silicon. Run a decent bead around near the edge if the tile being back far enough so its not going to squash out into the grout line, and then press into place. It's...
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    You'll be able to buy a score and snap cutter...

    You'll be able to buy a score and snap cutter large enough to suit your tile sizes. In addition get a 100mm angle grinder with a diamond blade, it's avery useful and versitile bit of gear.

    If...
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    Timber verses Termites

    I've finally found (couldn't fine them) some timber pegs of Pine timber and Alaskan Yellow Cedar timber that I wacked in the ground side by side awhile back to see which one would survive a termite...
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    [quote=nberry83;806595]Last week/weekend was all...

    [quote=nberry83;806595]Last week/weekend was all about finishing the bathroom as much as we could. quote]

    The bath looks like fibreglass? Yes / No? I can't see any support under the base of the...
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    If its gone rusty then its not aluminium, its...

    If its gone rusty then its not aluminium, its steel.
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