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    Are you talking about the wood being part of the...

    Are you talking about the wood being part of the retaining wall ie. supporting the soil, or the wood being part of the fence above the retaining wall itself?

    For the former, it's usually either...
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    I'd go with wallyman, as it is a little late into...

    I'd go with wallyman, as it is a little late into the cooler season and you run a fair risk of the grass getting dormant before it matures adequately and possibly die on you. Particularly if you are...
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    I forget if it's on Gardening Australia or Better...

    I forget if it's on Gardening Australia or Better Homes & Gardens, where the presenter very strongly recommended an "orange trumpet vine" as his favourite climber.
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    Just added a mirrored cabinet - for some reason,...

    Just added a mirrored cabinet - for some reason, it's called a shaving cabinet. From ebay, of course (although for this instance, its a new unit from an ebay store.)

    Added a DIY hand/face towel...
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    Very very nice !!! Love your end product ......

    Very very nice !!! Love your end product ... esp. the large wide kitchen with a view to kill for, not to mention the great looking flatpax cabinets. Really like what you did with the windows too.
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    Lots going on. Keep up the motivation & good...

    Lots going on. Keep up the motivation & good work!
    And yay to ebay. A lot of my stuff came from ebay, a few lemons, but lots of great deals!
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    Thanks all for the kind words. I get lots of...

    Thanks all for the kind words. I get lots of inspiration from all you guys too so here's to encouraging one another to do more good work! Cheers!
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    My Bathroom - a slightly different concept

    At last, completed. May not be to everyone's taste, but I can say I did it myself, the wife is elated and the little one (last photo) has also given his seal of approval!
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    My Bathroom - a slightly different concept

    DIY towel/clothes rails. Hollow 16 mm stainless steel rods from Bunnings. Merbau decking strips as the support & 'dry-side' face of the separation wall (90 and 140 mm widths for different areas).
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    My Bathroom - a slightly different concept

    Things started coming together. Plumber put in the WC unit, electrician got the heaters, etc in. Got a mirror from a glass supplier who graciously helped me put it on - with his experience, he...
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    My Bathroom - a slightly different concept

    Shower waterproofing. Based on my plumber's advice, I placed the floortrap roughly in the middle of the area, with 4 diagonal 'valley' lines leading out to the corners.
    Within each of these 4 areas...
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    My Bathroom - a slightly different concept

    Next, the miscellaneous structures
    - separation wall with shelves
    - frame of the bath & seat
    (treated pine, blueboard cement sheet)

    Also, the vanity unit
    (treated pine base .. waterproofed...
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    My Bathroom - a slightly different concept

    Start of project - builder did the bare shell, plumber did the piping up to wall outlet, then my work starts. First, to get the bath aligned, to have it recessed into the wall (so that the wall...
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    My Bathroom - a slightly different concept

    Finally finished the bathroom! Learned a lot in the process, so I thought it's time to give back some what I've gained from the forum. Have put comments into the photos, so it's pretty self...
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    I still much prefer my big tall box over a...

    I still much prefer my big tall box over a laptop, even though I don't do gaming at all.

    - ability to keep the interior cool (compared to a laptop),
    - less cramped keyboard, separate number...
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    Go to any retail or office building, and ask the...

    Go to any retail or office building, and ask the building mgr if you can have some of the hundreds of cardboard cartons that they chuck out daily. bring your trailer and you'll have plenty to line...
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    Thanks .. a picture (photo) is indeed worth a...

    Thanks .. a picture (photo) is indeed worth a thousand words :)
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    "Bark" which are clean and chunky, perhaps you...

    "Bark" which are clean and chunky, perhaps you are talking about woodchips rather than bark per se. Try redgum chips or pine chips. See link
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    I had an Arlec one which is plugged into mains...

    I had an Arlec one which is plugged into mains (no batteries needed).

    But every few weeks it would not ring when the doorbell was pressed.
    To get it to work, you had to turn off the power...
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    Haha, looks like someone's with me on hardwiring...

    Haha, looks like someone's with me on hardwiring (MickOs)

    But in all probability, it should be enough to use password encryption. Chances are, any intrusion will be teenagers in your immediate...
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    Given it's really low, I wouldn't worry about it...

    Given it's really low, I wouldn't worry about it so much. Gal if you don't mind paying the extra, but otherwise just spray a gal treatment 'paint' (then metal colour paint if you want it coloured).
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    Interesting, interesting. Easy fence looks...

    Interesting, interesting.

    Easy fence looks good, but due to the large airgaps, i'll still need chickenwire and need to concrete in the posts.

    At this point, am leaning towards besser blocks...
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    Thanks for the very interesting and creative...

    Thanks for the very interesting and creative ideas using spare materials around the house. Getting my mind churning now.

    Have some questions on Chipps' besser blocks. Sounds like you just stack...
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    Best material for compost heap

    Am thinking of building a compost heap, like those in timber where you have 2 or 3 different sections to allow for different stages of composting. Question is what material or design works best.
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  25. Thread: When to water

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    You (Chipps, point 1) are correct, you know. ...

    You (Chipps, point 1) are correct, you know.

    I used to grow orchids in the tropics, and the practice is to NOT water in the midday hot sun .. in a way you are effectively "boiling vegetables"...
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    Definitely!!! Never do without the encrypted...

    Definitely!!! Never do without the encrypted password function in your router.

    I'm more paranoid than that, and decided not to use the wireless function. I've now wired up my house with cat 5...
  27. I'm with murray44 on this. I'd just put in some...

    I'm with murray44 on this. I'd just put in some timber to seal of the vanity rear (and side??), which effectively does cover off the cavity for neatness sake. Not good of the plumber to do what he...
  28. Maybe post a photo - someone here may have an...

    Maybe post a photo - someone here may have an easier way of fixing it.
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    Just to clarify, the floor sanding machines I was...

    Just to clarify, the floor sanding machines I was referring to are the large ones you hire, a bit like lawn mowers.

    The portable belt & orbital sanders you hold in your hands are different,...
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    If you can hire a floor orbital sander, you...

    If you can hire a floor orbital sander, you couldn't do much damage. They chew more slowly but you DON'T need great skill. If you use these, you can go for the coarse paper (80) and still not worry...
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    Ya, I think those were the best. Large capacity,...

    Ya, I think those were the best. Large capacity, long linear run which can be tucked to one side of the backyard near the fence.

    No need plans. Width and length to fit your backyard and desired...
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    As chipps said, you can get inspiration from...

    As chipps said, you can get inspiration from evening walks. Try also the library ... we've got a good chain of libraries in many of our areas, just browse different books to get different ideas. I...
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    Not sure if this is the best solution but one...

    Not sure if this is the best solution but one possible place you can get such items is SETON. See
    http://www.seton.net.au/product_detail.cfm/hurl/Masterno=S9823/product_detail.cfm
  34. I grew up overseas and we used to use bottled gas...

    I grew up overseas and we used to use bottled gas as there wasn't any piped gas then except in apartments or condominiums.

    You basically slot/clip in the valve device onto the bottle, the valve...
  35. I'm trying to work out how to do this as well....

    I'm trying to work out how to do this as well. Attached is something I came across, hope it gives you some more ideas/alternatives.
    75856
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    Wow, I was only rattling my head off. But...

    Wow, I was only rattling my head off.

    But all the best, if you do go that way, you'll have a Bali resort bathroom at home!

    Cheers
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    This is a really wild idea, but I've seen photos...

    This is a really wild idea, but I've seen photos of Bali tropical type bathrooms, where they have pebbles. which probably means a really thick waterproofing membrane on a floor laid to adequate fall,...
  38. Thread: shower

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    I don't like glass or similar showers or shower...

    I don't like glass or similar showers or shower doors either for the reason you have (cleaning) plus I reckon they are an injury hazard to the kids.

    I'm putting in what I they like to do in...
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    Great idea actually. Only reason I can think...

    Great idea actually.

    Only reason I can think of is that the S bend often has the removable trap which you can (or may to once in awhile) clean, and therefore having it under the sink is easier...
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    Hi Smurf, Thanks for the reply. I've found some...

    Hi Smurf,
    Thanks for the reply. I've found some interesting product by Pureheat, an Aussie brand.
    www.pureheat.com.au

    The Odyssey series looks interesting. The outdoor Fiore series also looks...
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