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    Agree with OBBob, when break ins make no sense,...

    Agree with OBBob, when break ins make no sense, it's usually kids. A lot of it I think is just the thrill, and they'll look around and steal anything of obvious value to them, like money or smokes....
  2. That was a bit harsh wasn't it? I like to have a...

    That was a bit harsh wasn't it? I like to have a window to look out of, and yeah, I often cook from scratch so can spend a bit of time doing prep at the sink, no need to get snarky about it. I'm...
  3. really? I always think it looks so weird not to...

    really? I always think it looks so weird not to have a window over the sink. I do have a dishwasher but I still do some pots and pans by hand since they take up so much dishwasher space, and I also...
  4. I think this type of thing is underrated over...

    I think this type of thing is underrated over here. Our neighbours sold their house about a year ago, house was less than 15 years old so not much to do to it, but they moved out and hired a staging...
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    Get it tested by all means but I would suspect it...

    Get it tested by all means but I would suspect it is asbestos. The same type of veranda enclosure was common here in Perth too, as far as I can recall around the 1970s? perhaps even earlier (over...
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    probably won't win anyway, I mean if she found a...

    probably won't win anyway, I mean if she found a big cockroach in her chocolate bar she would have a case but finding yummy solid chocolate is not going to embarrass the company so I doubt if they'll...
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    I remember years ago I bought an old dresser...

    I remember years ago I bought an old dresser which from the style of it was probably something like 1930s. I was sanding it back to repaint it and every time I did some sanding I felt like I was...
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    "We've been told that we don't need to sugar soap...

    "We've been told that we don't need to sugar soap the walls, just sand back the existing paint."

    Who told you this and why did they recommend sanding? You don't normally sand walls to repaint...
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    you're jumping to conclusions marc. I've only had...

    you're jumping to conclusions marc. I've only had pest control guys out twice over the years, once when the bee swarm came down the chimney and into the house, and another time when a swarm found a...
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    They just look like regular old bees to me. I've...

    They just look like regular old bees to me. I've had 2 pest controllers out over the years and no one ever said it was anything different, so I don't think they were anything out of the ordinary?...
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    yep, there is loads of asbestos fencing around...

    yep, there is loads of asbestos fencing around Perth.

    I painted mine about 5 years ago and the paint has held up fine (I think it probably helps trap and seal the fibres together when it's...
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    I'm pretty sure these are just regular wild/feral...

    I'm pretty sure these are just regular wild/feral bees. I've always had an abnormally high number of bees in the garden and every time a shrub or tree they like flowers it gets inundated with bees, I...
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    no problem marc. I think the reason beekeepers...

    no problem marc. I think the reason beekeepers refer to them as "feral" isn't about any politics, I think they just call them that to differentiate the wild ones from the more docile ones they keep....
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    Love the native bees :). Just so there's no...

    Love the native bees :). Just so there's no confusion I wasn't calling the bee cutter a feral, he's a native and won't cause any issues like building a big hive or anything. If you find a cell and...
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    yeah, I call them feral bees, not sure what else...

    yeah, I call them feral bees, not sure what else to call them. They aren't native bees, they aren't bumble bees and they're not honey bees (at least not the type a beekeeper is interested in keeping...
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    Interesting link phil. It seems like the leaf...

    Interesting link phil. It seems like the leaf cutter bee and the resin bee may be fairly closely related, which would explain why they have this fairly similar behaviour. I'm a bit fascinated with...
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    That's a leaf cutter bee cell. They cut bits of...

    That's a leaf cutter bee cell. They cut bits of leaf off with their mouth and find something hollow to build it in. That goo is like a pollen mix to feed the larvae when it hatches (there should be...
  18. I will say that from reading many many many ...

    I will say that from reading many many many previous posts here bloss does seem to down play the risks of asbestos which I don't necessarily agree with. Lets face it, many of us are old enough that...
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    I reckon bunnies must be getting ready for the...

    I reckon bunnies must be getting ready for the masters roll out. Last week when I went to my usual bunnies the staff were really friendly and helpful which was a bit unusual. even the staff who are...
  20. the quote doesn't sound that high, it is...

    the quote doesn't sound that high, it is expensive to get your gutters replaced and a big part of it is labour cost so no matter who you use it will cost some serious $$$$
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    for some reason I can't edit my post, but by this...

    for some reason I can't edit my post, but by this "I'm guessing next to the bath at least you could partially set the cupboards into the walls. " I meant each side of the bath on the window wall
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    sorry sumpter but I'm with your wife on this,...

    sorry sumpter but I'm with your wife on this, it's a really pretty bath :U
    I think you could make use of that area each side of the window above the rail and also between the shower and bath on the...
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    IMO, it's the squeegee they use that makes all...

    IMO, it's the squeegee they use that makes all the difference. we have one the same as the window cleaners use that we bought from a cleaning supply place and you wouldn't believe how easy it is to...
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    I had a lab years ago that used to do that, she...

    I had a lab years ago that used to do that, she never touched them until they turned red and then they were gone lol.
  25. are you sure this applies to solid fences? I...

    are you sure this applies to solid fences? I would check that. Here in Perth you do have to keep climbable objects away from the actual pool/isolation fencing sides so that kids on your property...
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    it's not a deadlock, they are keyed from both...

    it's not a deadlock, they are keyed from both sides so that when locked the door can't be opened from the inside either.
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    As a short term fix the main problem I can see is...

    As a short term fix the main problem I can see is a lack of storage. I agree with jim that decluttering will make it more manageable for now, get rid of that corner vanity and fit one with better...
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    Do you have alkaline water? we have that here and...

    Do you have alkaline water? we have that here and we get calcium build up in the toilet which just seems to trap stains, but I've found the Harpic power plus is really good at breaking down the...
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    reg breeders are just misunderstood because they...

    reg breeders are just misunderstood because they do things a specific way for specific reasons and for example the papers do serve a purpose - the breeding quality dogs have papers because it's an...
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    You're taking a much more responsible approach...

    You're taking a much more responsible approach than a lot of people do so I really commend you for that, I honestly didn't mean to lecture, it's just that so many people have no idea how involved it...
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    shauk, I'll be honest with you and I know this...

    shauk, I'll be honest with you and I know this for a fact, there is no money to made in responsible breeding and you'll be lucky to break even. The only way to make money is if you do it...
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    "Do you think they will come up ok against the...

    "Do you think they will come up ok against the timber kitchen? I'm warming to the idea and thinking of getting a new stone top anyway which may help tie it together."

    to be honest I'm not loving...
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    hi cecile, the problem with the electronic ones...

    hi cecile, the problem with the electronic ones is they usually need repairing by a service centre or aircon guy and if it's not under warranty they'll be able to recommend their repairer. We had a...
  34. Handyjack I know what you mean. Something like a...

    Handyjack I know what you mean. Something like a garage/workshop I think definitely adds value to a house.


    ". I would go further and suggest that mid to a little bit later 20th century houses...
  35. excellent, thanks for the info guys :2tsup:

    excellent, thanks for the info guys :2tsup:
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    If it's white plaster on top then underneath...

    If it's white plaster on top then underneath you've found the render layer (which may be grey) or you've hit the mortar between the bricks (which is grey). If it's sandy it's either the render...
  37. one of my neighbours has an old woodstove in the...

    one of my neighbours has an old woodstove in the kitchen and it blew me away when I saw it. It's a beautiful feature and just grabs your attention straight away, it's just such a unique feature that...
  38. Thanks for info cpe and gaza. The paint is well...

    Thanks for info cpe and gaza. The paint is well attached but the surface is pretty rough. The rest of the house has hard white plaster but in the laundry and toilet it looks like they just did the...
  39. I dont even think this just applies to 19th...

    I dont even think this just applies to 19th century houses because you would have to be mad to modernise anything that old, but I think houses (and I suspect this may be what teela is talking about...
  40. thanks cpe, I guess I figured the plaster is...

    thanks cpe, I guess I figured the plaster is normally applied over the (unpainted) render so the paint might cause a barrier to adhesion. good to know it can just be skim coated over the top :2tsup:
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