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    Wont using a 100mm duct on a 150mm exhaust outlet...

    Wont using a 100mm duct on a 150mm exhaust outlet make the fan run harder/noisier?
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    Thanks for all of the replies. I need to take it...

    Thanks for all of the replies.
    I need to take it up out out of the skillion roof, probably through a Dektite, so I didn't think about the flexi stuff because I would still need a rigid pipe up...
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    Which Pipe for rangehood exhaust

    Hi all,
    I need to vent a new rangehood to the outside world. The rangehood says to use metal or high temp PVC pipe for the flue.
    I can't find out temp details on the standard DVW or stormwater...
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    I figure the floor sander looked at my painting...

    I figure the floor sander looked at my painting job, and matched the standard of finish :-)

    Thanks for your response Tim. I've had a few more looks at the floor, and I'm happy enough. Not really...
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    Hi IT guy, I've just been in the same situation....

    Hi IT guy,
    I've just been in the same situation. I had to do about 35m2 of flooring in the reno I've been building. The quotes for 130mm select grade spotted gum laid, secret nailed, and finished...
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    The blokes have finished the floor. They used...

    The blokes have finished the floor. They used 'Premium Aqua Gold', note this isn't the Toby's product, but made by 'Premium'. Rather than a sealer and two coats, they used three coats of the final...
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    14.62/day 2 adults, 2 kids, Weatherboard house,...

    14.62/day
    2 adults, 2 kids, Weatherboard house, ceiling insulated, instant. hws, in Sydney. 2 bedrooms. no flat screen tv :-(
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    thanks Gaza. Thats great advice.

    thanks Gaza. Thats great advice.
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    Anyone used 'Premium Aqua Gold'

    Hi all,
    Has anyone used this 2 pack water-based urethane on their floors? Any good? I was all set to get Larry McCully in to sand and seal the spotted gum that I just put down, but due to poor...
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    Should be fine. It is commonly used.

    Should be fine. It is commonly used.
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    yeah, I'm ok with it all. They came back today,...

    yeah, I'm ok with it all. They came back today, didn't fix everything up, but I'll spend tomorrow patching and sanding (and no doubt cursing them), but then it will be done. They didn't do a perfect...
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    Ronaldo, Here are some photos, to give you an...

    Ronaldo,
    Here are some photos, to give you an idea of the space.

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2429/3771929614_3fea3a20b7.jpg
    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3568/3771126383_a80d7871fa.jpg...
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    Well, I think it is about 95% there. I'm getting...

    Well, I think it is about 95% there. I'm getting to like the old italian guy who is doing the job - it is hard to be critical of someone's work when you know they have been doing it for the last...
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    thanks plasterpro. If there are pin holes, is it...

    thanks plasterpro. If there are pin holes, is it reasonable to ask the plasterers to re do the top coat?
    painting. I hate painting. But given I got a mob to do the gyprocking, I'm running out of...
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    So the plasters have spent 7 man days so far...

    So the plasters have spent 7 man days so far fixing and setting the job. They've done three coats, used paper tape. They are coming back tomorrow to sand. Is there anything I need to look out for,...
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    Well, you blokes won't talk to me again, but I've...

    Well, you blokes won't talk to me again, but I've decided to get a mob in to do the plastering. There are external corners, internal and square-set wall to ceiling junctions at 3.8m - and as soon as...
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    Thanks guys. There are some areas behind kitchen...

    Thanks guys. There are some areas behind kitchen cupboards that I could probably practice on. I'm going to get a couple of quotes, and then decide if it is worth the learning curve.
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    Hi Paul, Thanks for the tip re the premix - I'll...

    Hi Paul,
    Thanks for the tip re the premix - I'll check out the bags of the stuff instead.

    Bradford and Cherub - thanks for your posts - cherub - how long did it take you? Well, I suppose I'm...
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    So everyone's happy with the setting job they...

    So everyone's happy with the setting job they did? :yes::no:
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    Hi Tony, Yep - the certifier. It was part of a...

    Hi Tony,
    Yep - the certifier. It was part of a bigger reno and the waterproofing was one of the mandated inspections for the Construction Certificate. After reading through these forums (how good...
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    Howdy, It isn't a requirement in NSW to have a...

    Howdy,
    It isn't a requirement in NSW to have a certified installer. Our PCA had to inspect it, but didn't care who it was done by, only cared about the products we used and how it was done.
    Cheers,...
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    To Set or Not to Set

    Hi all,
    I after some advise re setting plasterboard. I know there are some great guides out there for how to do it, but I want to know how people have gone when they have tried it themselves - is it...
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    Yep, I'm with Pulse. I've just finished the...

    Yep, I'm with Pulse.

    I've just finished the framing on a extension that was within 200mm of the boundary. Check out Boral's OutRWall system. For ours to reach an FSR of 60/60/60, it was pretty...
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    +1 - when they took this out they were able to...

    +1 - when they took this out they were able to properly clean it out before the hole closed up. Healed perfectly - i've got worse scars from foil tacks.
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    Hi Frank, Re q1, I recently used Kordon, which...

    Hi Frank,
    Re q1, I recently used Kordon, which is a anti-termite 'fabric' that also acts as a damp proof course. It was 300mm wide, placed around the perimeter of the slab. It is installed 100mm or...
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    looking at the new shower while getting stinky on...

    looking at the new shower while getting stinky on the jack hammer demolishing the old one. I need to sack my project manager!:)
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    How long until I can have a shower?

    Hi all,
    I've just tiled and grouted the new shower with Dunlop/Ardex abaflex and flexgrout. The grout container says it has an initial set in 24 hours, and says 'full cure after 14 days after which...
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    We were in the same situation - wanted to turn a...

    We were in the same situation - wanted to turn a kitchen into a ensuite and bathroom. It was an old timber strip floor, over timber floor framing. Two thirds of the existing floor was to be turned...
  29. Thread: Surveyor?

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    Howdy, We used Norton Survey Partners (in...

    Howdy,
    We used Norton Survey Partners (in Rozelle) a couple of months ago for a site survey for a DA. I don't have any other experience with surveyors, but they were fine to deal with and their...
  30. Here is some more detailed info, from an...

    Here is some more detailed info, from an instantaneous HWS install guide.

    Cheers,
    Jim
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    Is it completely out of the question to put a...

    Is it completely out of the question to put a window behind a cooktop? What if it is a fire-rated window or a fixed window? All I could find was an article from the States recommending 75mm between...
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    Thanks Batpig, I really appreciate the advice....

    Thanks Batpig,
    I really appreciate the advice. :2tsup:

    Yeah - I hadn't really thought about how I was going to build the formwork for that wall.:U

    I'll go away now and check out the blocks.
    ...
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    Could you form up the tanked part of the wall and...

    Could you form up the tanked part of the wall and pour it as part of the slab, instead of the reinforced concrete blocks? Sorry for all of the newby questions. Cheers,
    Jim
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    Thanks Batpig, That makes a lot of sense. Do you...

    Thanks Batpig,
    That makes a lot of sense. Do you just use brick for the tanked part of the wall, or is there a better way?

    Thanks again,
    Jim
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    What do I do here? (moved)

    Hi all,
    Hoping people can give me some suggestions on slab set down / drainage beside a slab.

    Background:
    I'm planning a reno that includes demolishing a timber framed floor, and then rebuilding...
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    When we bought our current place it had masonite...

    When we bought our current place it had masonite on the walls with cover strips. we didn't want to pull of the masonite, because we didn't know what we were going to find underneath.

    So due to a...
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    Thanks for that - I've just had a look and it is...

    Thanks for that - I've just had a look and it is really clearly explained on the gyprock site how to get the wall to the required resistance.

    Thanks again.
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    Timber Framing and fire resistance level

    Hi all,
    I've got an old very old weatherboard joint and and trying to get my head around doing a reno out the back. The side wall that I want to extend is right on the boundary, so the BCA says it...
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    Sorry to raise an old thread..... The...

    Sorry to raise an old thread.....

    The timber.org.au flooring manual suggests that a slab needs to dry out for 6 months before strip flooring goes on top - does a slab sealer/poly remove the need...
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