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    Check out the Unimig 205. Good hobby 3 in 1...

    Check out the Unimig 205. Good hobby 3 in 1 welder. 15amp outlet required.
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    Thanks mate.

    Thanks mate.
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    Stratco Handi Heritage Shed

    G'day guys

    Anyone put up a Stratco Handi Heritage Gable shed by fixing to concrete? I am trying to work out what length to cut the posts so it takes a 1950mm wall sheet.

    I would have thought...
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    Cheers Oldsalt the tape is secure on the edges...

    Cheers Oldsalt

    the tape is secure on the edges and there is some areas where it is not adhered to the join in corner, but my thinking was this will just allow movement. I've also gone over the...
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    Got to agree, just went and bought a Sigma 5A...

    Got to agree, just went and bought a Sigma 5A 51cm, just bloody brilliant. I've cracked out the old tiles and started to do a few test cuts, seems to be my best effort at the moment is 19mm but...
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    Oldsalt - I take it the tape is the bond breaker?...

    Oldsalt - I take it the tape is the bond breaker?

    After sheeting, I siliconed the gap, used wet area joint compount, paper tape, more compound, silicone bead down the join, then waterproof...
  7. Haveago do you have a pic of the mixer body?...

    Haveago

    do you have a pic of the mixer body? My only thought would be to mount the mixer body in the wall, then run the single pipe from the mixer body to the mixer head. It should not matter...
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    Yep - use tape. Advises to use gap filler -...

    Yep - use tape. Advises to use gap filler - sodaflex or similar, hence why they provide me a sausage of sodaflex, and then on joints subject to movement, use at least a 50mm tape, I've gone 200mm.
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    Pulse, that would explain why one tile shop which...

    Pulse, that would explain why one tile shop which mainly supplies Davco did not stock the tape any longer. I went to the shop which supplied our tiles, membrane and adhesive, and they had plenty of...
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    Ahhh. to the essence of my original question....

    Ahhh. to the essence of my original question. Based on Oldsalts method, I would say no base coat at all. Just use the membrane and tape.

    What I ended up doing was using a wet area compound with...
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    :roflmao:

    :roflmao:
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    Cheers fellas. I just went and bought 1600 of...

    Cheers fellas.

    I just went and bought 1600 of the little suckers. I watched a couple of vids and saw them being used on the ends as Chalkyt recommended. I've always layed them flat, so there you...
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    Once the demo of the three rooms was achieved, I...

    Once the demo of the three rooms was achieved, I was amazed at how big the room became. We also had to remove a linen cupboard which jutted into the bathroom. Essentially, there were four doors in...
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    Well as I sit here waiting for the waterproof...

    Well as I sit here waiting for the waterproof membrane to dry sufficiently to apply the second coat, I thought I would post a few pics of the bathroom reno, nothing like spending a day out of the to...
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    Leaving spacers in before grout

    Last night over dinner a good discussion ensued over the leave the spacers in versus remove the spacers fom the tiles prior to grouting.

    In the past, I've left spacers in. Fully pushed to either...
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    Oldsalt - Cheers mate. I will coat the heads of...

    Oldsalt - Cheers mate. I will coat the heads of nails etc with some silicon - especially in the shower area.

    I was lookign at it last night I thought that by the time I have finished, this will...
  17. mate All I would do is go to a tiling supplies...

    mate

    All I would do is go to a tiling supplies and buy a tub of waterproof membrane to paint onto your slab. But is waterproofing behind a laundry tub required? There are plenty of brochures on...
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    So??? how did it go?

    So??? how did it go?
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    Cheers Pulse I've started to use base coat on...

    Cheers Pulse

    I've started to use base coat on corners where there is no water source, but have used the BGC wet area joint compound on shower walls corners and joins. Isn't it funny, as I hated...
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    In the corners, I use paper jointing tape and...

    In the corners, I use paper jointing tape and base coat, normally two base coats, one top coat if needed. Paper tape is strong and is best used in corners. Have a look at How to plaster, plastering...
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    Cheers Pulse. I know there is a lot of variation...

    Cheers Pulse. I know there is a lot of variation in concept depending on manufacturers. I read a hardies wall sheet brochure which had brick pattern the sheets (like the floor) and dont use joint...
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    Pulse - why not adhesive behind the tiles? When I...

    Pulse - why not adhesive behind the tiles? When I took my old sheets off the bathroom walls, the sheets had been fixed with nails and adhesive.

    Cheers
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    xievon - I'm interested in the outcome. I thought...

    xievon - I'm interested in the outcome. I thought you could not render over bagged and painted. I did have one guy tell me he has rendered by covering the area with cornince cement first...yep...
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    Joint compound or waterproof membrane?

    G'day guys

    I am doing a complete bathroom reno. Old is demolished with the new rebuilt, walls back up and shower base, bath and toilet in. I need to waterproof and have started to use wet area...
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    Mate - your not nuts. It's a good concept. We did...

    Mate - your not nuts. It's a good concept. We did a mates driveway and parking area with recycled Canberra red bricks....came up a treat and has a very cottage feel due to the variations in colour....
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    MIke - how did you go? If you lay them on well...

    MIke - how did you go? If you lay them on well compacted and level surface, yes they might crack over time, then again they might not. At least you can get away with it for awhile. Or Boral do a 65mm...
  27. Thread: Upgrade

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    Really good new look....

    Really good new look....
  28. Thread: New driveway

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    Thanks An3 It is pretty straight - but it took...

    Thanks An3

    It is pretty straight - but it took about an hour of mucking around, lifting and relaying the pavers to get it to that point.

    We were really surprised at how quickly it started to...
  29. Thread: New driveway

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    an3 I was only using three lines, one down the...

    an3

    I was only using three lines, one down the side, one in the centre and a cross line. Even with this, there has been some twisting.

    Now I am at the main area of the carport, I will set up...
  30. Thread: Bending 65mm Pipe

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    Wonderplumb - concur if it is for drainage. We...

    Wonderplumb - concur if it is for drainage. We need HP to clarify.
  31. Thread: Bending 65mm Pipe

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    If electrical, how come it is only a foot (300mm)...

    If electrical, how come it is only a foot (300mm) underground?

    Personally, I'd heat and bend it! How hard could that be? Why would you need a sparkie for that? Unless of course you are having a...
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    Ahhh Grasshopper - you've learned the best lesson...

    Ahhh Grasshopper - you've learned the best lesson of all....joining the Renovate Forum! ....this forum will inspire you, educate you, make you laugh, at times make you cringe, you'll procrastinate...
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    G'day Zac mate you have done a fantastic job...

    G'day Zac

    mate you have done a fantastic job on your home. I've enjoyed reading this immensely along with all your other threads about the decking, concrete and letter box.

    I've got to ask, how...
  34. Thread: New driveway

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    Well another day spent in the driveway laying...

    Well another day spent in the driveway laying pavers. in total. We've had around 12 hours spent shovelling, screeding, compacting, screeding, compacting, screeding, compacting and screed and compact...
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    Draffa Yes I had a tool my young nephew...

    Draffa

    Yes I had a tool my young nephew dropped in. A brickies mate, a brick lifter, not sure what its called but what a great tool when working with bricks/pavers. It took the time to move a...
  36. Thread: levelling qld'er

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    Does the verandah surface have a fall or does the...

    Does the verandah surface have a fall or does the verandah roof have a fall?

    Also, what is the length of the verandah? Inch and a half is around 38mm - which is enough fall for almost 4 metres....
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    Hey John How long has it take for you to do...

    Hey John

    How long has it take for you to do the bathroom? I am about to start mine and I am allowing two weeks.

    Cheers
    Dave
  38. I bought a Makita 18V viariable about 5 years...

    I bought a Makita 18V viariable about 5 years ago. It has done sheds, carports, fences, gates, house, and never missed a beat.

    I think it cost around $180 and it is still going strong. I bought a...
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    Gday Bradford....do you have a pic of the...

    Gday Bradford....do you have a pic of the adjustable straight edge?

    cheers
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    Thanks Noel.

    Thanks Noel.
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