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  1. Hi midge, Not the carpet idea - I expect it...

    Hi midge,

    Not the carpet idea - I expect it would take damage from the forklift; but I did go through with the mats idea. The problem with mats around the place is rolling trolleys up and downing...
  2. Yellow Tongue over Concrete for Comfort - Any better ideas?

    Hi everyone,

    This is a commercial application (small warehouse), and I want to make a concrete floor more comfortable for the daily occupants. Something that reduces the direct hardness and cold...
  3. Thanks John - I have always cut solid wood or 30+...

    Thanks John - I have always cut solid wood or 30+ year old hollow core doors that this has never come up. Fortunately this one was not for the bathroom, but a bedroom. I did a rudimentary strength...
  4. Yes it does, I threw out the waste so can't dig...

    Yes it does, I threw out the waste so can't dig it out, but the staple was wide enough for a 2.6mm kerf and leave metal on either side of the cut. Still, what the hell were they thinking of and why...
  5. Metal in shop-bought doors - not good for trimming.

    Hi everyone,

    Has anyone encountered this before? I was trimming to size a shop-bought door but the sparks indicated something was not quite right :((. Have a look at the attached image, do you...
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    Hi Tiger, Did you try to install and run it on...

    Hi Tiger,

    Did you try to install and run it on your 16mb machine anyway?
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    What sort of space are you looking to get to?...

    What sort of space are you looking to get to? Small, large, standing height, crawl space? And for what purposes?

    I have a section of the veranda that lifts up to get under the house, great for...
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    No personal experience, but I know someone who...

    No personal experience, but I know someone who used it and they reported that it did work as explained by the manufacturer.
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    vGolfer, Two other options come to mind:...

    vGolfer,

    Two other options come to mind:
    <O:p</O:p
    1 - Raise the bearer and joist section of the house by 30mm to compensate, using 30mm battens over each joist.
    <O:p</O:p
    2 - Why use yellow...
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    Thanks Harry. I don't have an immediate need to...

    Thanks Harry. I don't have an immediate need to do this, but will file the technique away for further reference.

    I must say though I do enjoy hanging plasterboard. But I never have to do a whole...
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    Ahhh. I was trying to work out what holds it to...

    Ahhh. I was trying to work out what holds it to the wall while it cures. I expected to need bracing. But the stick, remove, push back method using construction adhesive makes sense. I assume this...
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    Question to echidna I think: if plasterboarding...

    Question to echidna I think: if plasterboarding to the wall is what Aggie and co. was going to, how would they make sure it stays in place while the stud adhesive cures? This take up to 24 hours to...
  13. Having recently been faced with a similar...

    Having recently been faced with a similar project, I went with the plumber option.

    This is only because I have finally found a reliable plumber. Been a six year journey that. If I have not had...
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    As far as I know, there are three type of fixing...

    As far as I know, there are three type of fixing to bearer mechanisms.

    >Wire that passes through the centre of the stump - meant to pass through a hole in the centre of the bearer, bent over the...
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    Yes

    Yes
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    Anthony| As for the jack, I use a relatively...

    Anthony|

    As for the jack, I use a relatively small hydraulic jack to lift bearers up a little so I can replace the occasional stump. Usually this is enough lifting power for bearers in the middle...
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    Hi Anthony, I am not a restumper, so take...

    Hi Anthony,

    I am not a restumper, so take this advice as from an amateur. But generally speaking I would:
    Dig a down at least 400mm, but I would go as far as you can reasonably dig before it get...
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    Update

    Melamine cabinets completed (months ago).
    Messmate kitchen doors and panels now in progress.
    Jarrah benchtops....... maybe in the next month.

    By the way, I am using Messmate plugs to cover the...
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    Wildman, How did your Jarrah floorboard...

    Wildman,

    How did your Jarrah floorboard kitchen bench top go?

    I am about to glue mine up soon.
  20. Thread: House Restumping

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    Good point. I know someone who got left with a...

    Good point. I know someone who got left with a very draughty house post restumping.
  21. Thread: House Restumping

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    Hi Richard, I can recommend a stumper for...

    Hi Richard,

    I can recommend a stumper for you, I have recently had him do a place I have in Newport. He did an excellent job. He knows how to deal with Williamstown/Yarrawille/Newport area houses...
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    Iain, Did you screw and glue, or screw only...

    Iain,

    Did you screw and glue, or screw only the cupboard doors?<O:p

    Looked at your pics, any pics of the finished project? I like to see finished projects, God knows I hardly see any of my...
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    Pocket Hole Joinery for Kitchen

    I have recently bought a Kreg Pocket Hole Pro kit. I also have to finish a kitchen build. So I thought I might try pocket hole joinery on the kitchen.

    I have already made up the melamine...
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    Sorry I cannot answer your question in full, but...

    Sorry I cannot answer your question in full, but I do know that compressing batts reduces R rating. Something to consider.

    Myself, I used an incredibly dense rockwool batt in my weatherboard...
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    Hi hippychick, what tung oil blend did you use....

    Hi hippychick, what tung oil blend did you use. It could be the fact that the tung oil blend you used contains some synthetics, like polyurethane, that you have a maintenance problem. The beauty of...
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    Timbermate - many colours available, easy to use.

    Timbermate - many colours available, easy to use.
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    I use straight tung oil on our boards, which are...

    I use straight tung oil on our boards, which are old Baltic pine. Itís a very different look and feel to urethane or the like. We prefer it but not all do. If your boards are currently oil and you...
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    tcns, nice! gotta love cypress

    tcns, nice! gotta love cypress
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    I'm impressed; sanding floors with a belt sander...

    I'm impressed; sanding floors with a belt sander is hard work..... I imagine.
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    I have a Festool CT33 Mobile Dust Extractor...aka...

    I have a Festool CT33 Mobile Dust Extractor...aka vacuum cleaner, and it is excellent. It just finished vacuuming out the coal dust and broken lath plaster bits out of our ceiling using a 10 meter...
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    What type and age of timber?

    What type and age of timber?
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    Hmmm. Now I like both options, and prefer the...

    Hmmm. Now I like both options, and prefer the control joint method. But, I probably will want to lay the tiles diagonal to the room. Therefore I don't have a choice but to run over the joint.

    The...
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    Thanks Mick. I really want to get the blueboard...

    Thanks Mick. I really want to get the blueboard used that is in the yard. We are only talking one sheet in the yard and one to buy. But you are right about no cost advantage.

    I assume blue side up...
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    blueboard as a substrate under floor tiling

    Morning all.

    Any reason I would not use blueboard as a substrate under floor tiling? Instead of cement sheeting? It is for a bathroom with suspended baltic pine flooring.

    The reason I ask is...
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    I am about to stain an entire house in black...

    I am about to stain an entire house in black Japan and tung oil. If that is the direction you are heading, I may be able to help. I have been experimenting with different application methods, ratios,...
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    Multi (3) head split system.....done.....go to...

    Multi (3) head split system.....done.....go to sleep now.
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    Cannot help, but thought I would share my current...

    Cannot help, but thought I would share my current situation.<O:p</O:p

    Installation is expensive, maybe because of the time of year and maybe it would be cheaper during the cooler months when...
  38. Thread: Redgum stumps

    by nt900
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    If you re-stump with concrete, and the stumps are...

    If you re-stump with concrete, and the stumps are not rotted (I doubt they would be after 10 years), and no insects have had a go at them (which I also doubt); you will have lots of redgum to work...
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    Sorry top hear about what is going on there....

    Sorry top hear about what is going on there. There should be a large scale initiative to clean up <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region...
  40. Have a look at this thread for something...

    Have a look at this thread for something related.<O:p</O:p

    http://www.woodworkforums.ubeaut.com.au/showthread.php?t=9929<O:p</O:p

    If the plaster is damaged, remove it. Think about insulating...
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