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    Yes..thanks ...I've bought 5 mm shorter screws...

    Yes..thanks ...I've bought 5 mm shorter screws for the sized down panel. I only sized down 1 panel (the RHS panel next to the saucepan cupboard) and by 4 mm. It's less work overall (only 1 panel to...
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    Definitely 16 mm. Since I had the panel with the...

    Definitely 16 mm. Since I had the panel with the damaged laminate section with me that I had painted, I showed it to the the cabinet maker and he is going to replace it with laminate that matches as...
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    It is a good idea but the 2 standard laminates in...

    It is a good idea but the 2 standard laminates in stock did not quite match but there were 2 main reasons for not using it : (1) the wooden section had a black stain but no warping so maybe it had...
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    Unfortunately, no...the 3 edges that aren't seen...

    Unfortunately, no...the 3 edges that aren't seen aren't laminated on either panel.
    In addition, being over 20 years old, the laminate is very brittle.
    I tried a razor blade to skim off a bit at...
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    Yes - you are right! Initially I almost gave up -...

    Yes - you are right! Initially I almost gave up - the existing DW is free-standing and it wouldn't budge. It seemed totally wedged in on all 3 sides and at the top. I made sure it wasn't a built-in -...
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    OK...sounds good. I'll ask the cabinet...

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    OK...sounds good. I'll ask the cabinet maker what he can do about the edging that has peeled off at the bottom - easiest would be to get a small piece of "near matching" laminate glued back on...
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    I take your point. However, we won't ever be...

    I take your point. However, we won't ever be putting in a built-in model for exactly the reason you mention - as far as I can tell, the width needs to be sized accordingly for built-ins and so you...
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    you were absolutely right!!...there was only a...

    you were absolutely right!!...there was only a small piece of pine wood (6.5 mm high) nailed to the back cupboard wall..once I pried it off (I'll screw it back rather than nailing it as screws are...
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    I've spoken to a cabinet maker who will be able...

    I've spoken to a cabinet maker who will be able to take a few mm off the infill panels if I can get them out.
    The problem will be whether I can get one or both panels out.
    I've checked and the...
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    Thanks for the info. I didn't realise just how...

    Thanks for the info. I didn't realise just how bad an issue it is.
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    Thanks for the feedback. The fire extinguisher is...

    Thanks for the feedback. The fire extinguisher is just there for safety reasons. I hadn't heard about dishwashers or washing machines catching fire (I have heard that driers can due to lint) but it's...
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    That's a good idea. It would definitely solve the...

    That's a good idea. It would definitely solve the problem permanently and give me any size cupboard width I want.
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    Thanks - great suggestions. Which cabinet...

    Thanks - great suggestions.
    Which cabinet carcass would be the best to work on - the sink on the LHS or the saucepan on the RHS or does it make no difference?
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    Dishwasher cabinet not wide enough

    Need to replace Omega DW908 dishwasher with a new dishwasher. The Omega DW908 is 595 mm wide.
    Problem is the cabinet width is 598 mm and most new dishwashers are 598 mm so not sure if it would fit...
  15. It is the inlet valve that is leaking (see...

    It is the inlet valve that is leaking (see diagram below). Now that you mention it, I'm not sure if that fitting has an olive after all. Good suggestion re 1200 grit wet and dry.
    If there isn't an...
  16. Seal for leaking compression fitting on Hot Water System

    Our Saxon Hot Water System has a very slow leak at one of the compression fittings - starts out at a few drops a day after about a year following a repair of the leak.

    Over the years, the copper...
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    Feature bricks in concrete driveway

    We have an exposed aggregate concrete driveway that was there when we bought the property and every few meters there are a row of bricks that act as both a feature and an "expansion joint" between...
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    I haven't been able to check if these types of...

    I haven't been able to check if these types of joins (rectangular to round) overflow during downpours as I do not live on site and I'm too far away to go and check when it's raining. So that doesn't...
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    I tend to agree with you. I put the builder's...

    I tend to agree with you.
    I put the builder's refusal to the structural engineer and he demurred - was not as adament - maybe could seal half the join - said main guiding principal was to make sure...
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    The only reason I raised this is because I want...

    The only reason I raised this is because I want to avoid anything that contributes to subsidence, if at all possible.
    Situation: brick veneer house, slab built on fill, wall cracks appeared after 15...
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    The following thread seems to be saying you...

    The following thread seems to be saying you shouldn't seal the join when above ground as the join needs to "breathe".
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    That's what I thought but because some subsidence...

    That's what I thought but because some subsidence has occurred, it was one of the suggestions to go around and seal up all these joins. The builder looking after the job said they shouldn't be sealed...
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    Downpipes - should they be sealed at the join?

    Should downpipes be completely sealed at the join or do you have to allow some air gap so an air lock doesn't form when it rains?

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    Is the grout meant to prevent water leaks?

    Is the grout meant to prevent water leaks?
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    Is there any way of finding the source of a...

    Is there any way of finding the source of a shower leak?
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    Did everything work out OK? How long did you...

    Did everything work out OK? How long did you leave the frame to dry out before you replastered? Did you strike any mould problems?
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    Are there a few jobs they do first before the...

    Are there a few jobs they do first before the gyprocking such as laying the wiring and plumbing pipes or are they able to start those jobs as soon as the frame is up but before the roof goes on if...
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    Thanks for the reply. We've decided not to wash...

    Thanks for the reply. We've decided not to wash the roof now (would have to clean it again to paint it) and do the outside brickwork ourselves after the repairs so that reduced the costs to $400...
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    Brisbane Flood - frame drying/mould

    Hi,
    A friend's single story house was flooded to almost the top of the roof in the January flood.
    Everything inside was removed leaving only the internal wooden frame, brick outer walls and roof...
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