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    So we finally finished off all the bits and...

    So we finally finished off all the bits and pieces and the main bathroom which had been hanging over me, listed the house and have now sold- listing here...
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    Another year on and a few updates... For some...

    Another year on and a few updates... For some reason I can't upload some other pics, will try again later...

    Conor

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    Thanks guys, Feeling pretty good, also a bit...

    Thanks guys,

    Feeling pretty good, also a bit knackered...! Seriph, I'm currently installing archs and skirts - All colonial. 114mm for the skirts and a combination of 64 and 90 mm for the archs....
  4. Thread: Screed Advice

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    All sounds good so far, but a pic is worth a...

    All sounds good so far, but a pic is worth a thousand words (or perhaps more in this case....)

    Have you created a step down for the shower already so that when you screed it's a stepless entry to...
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    Depending on how gentle the slope is, you could...

    Depending on how gentle the slope is, you could plumb the posts and level the rails and just scribe the plinth to the slope.

    Conor
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    http://www.renovateforum.com/attachments/f176/9976...

    http://www.renovateforum.com/attachments/f176/99761-1950s-melbourne-weatherboard-reno-img_2179.jpghttp://www.renovateforum.com/attachments/f176/99760-1950s-melbourne-weatherboard-reno-img_2178.jpghttp...
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    http://www.renovateforum.com/attachments/f176/9975...

    http://www.renovateforum.com/attachments/f176/99759-1950s-melbourne-weatherboard-reno-img_2168.jpg http://www.renovateforum.com/attachments/f176/99756-1950s-melbourne-weatherboard-reno-img_2096.jpg...
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    been a while again..

    I'll chuck some photos up and add comments when I get a chance......
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    Thanks TM, looked at at the timber yard list...

    Thanks TM,

    looked at at the timber yard list again and looks like they may be listed as sills instead of stools. Will give them a bell tomorrow.

    cheers,

    conor
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    Where to get window stools?

    Hi all,

    I'm looking for somewhere to but window stools in SE melbourne.

    I have reused some original double hung counter weighted sash windows in our renovation and as they were in different...
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    Or this... Foam Diggers Biyseal 25x20mm 7.6m...

    Or this... Foam Diggers Biyseal 25x20mm 7.6m 70300-252076dig I/N 1080239 | Bunnings Warehouse
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    Making good progress mate, well done.

    Making good progress mate, well done.
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    Plaster delivered last week. Have been flat out...

    Plaster delivered last week. Have been flat out throwing up sheets, I'm knackered. I bought a plaster lifter which was quite easily the best money I've spent so far on the Reno!
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    So now it's more or less the final stages before...

    So now it's more or less the final stages before plastering.

    I framed out a wall for the lounge area to recess the TV into. The cables will run in the cavity of the original wall.
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    Some little buggers decided to explore the house...

    Some little buggers decided to explore the house and realised they could jump over the wall in the alfresco area into the house. One of the neighbours heard the thump as they landed inside and had a...
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    This is where the back of the old house has been...

    This is where the back of the old house has been extended, for the sake of getting the frames up quickly, yellow tongue was laid and then framed over. This was good for that purpose, but meant that...
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    Now for a bit of inside the house...

    Windows, windows and more windows...

    I reused all of the original windows in the house except for the aluminum framed one.

    These old couter-weighted double hung windows were in a couple of...
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    More weather boarding action, this time the gable...

    More weather boarding action, this time the gable ends. The back one was relatively straightforward, battened out around the eaves on the trusses, cut and installed eave lining and then cut boards to...
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    It's been a long while... might up date over a few posts...

    Have been flat out plugging away and more or less exhausted at the end of each day/week hence the lack of updates....

    Let's start with the front:

    Old crappy aluminium windows removed and some...
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    Hi DB, The place looks awesome. We've got...

    Hi DB,

    The place looks awesome. We've got baltic in the house we are renovationg at the minute and we were thinking of staining them but after seeing yours I really like the natural colour against...
  21. Awesome, thanks heaps guys. Much appreciated. ...

    Awesome, thanks heaps guys. Much appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Conor
  22. What nails for hand nailing baltic pine boards.

    Hi All,

    What nails for face nailing baltic pine into hardwood joists?

    Just in the process of patching up our baltic pine floor after removing/moving some walls. I've salvaged boards from the...
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    A couple of photos from the plumbing rough-in....

    A couple of photos from the plumbing rough-in. The old cast iron bath is as heavy as hell!! Planning on reusing this. Will get it re-enameled and put a new waste in it.
    970879708897086

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    been a bit slack updating...

    So I've been a little slack updating the thread, but have certainly been busy at the house!

    A couple of snaps...
    New beams in place of the old load bearing walls
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    Hi Mate, Stumps were set at the finished floor...

    Hi Mate,

    Stumps were set at the finished floor height less the floor thickness, floor joist thickness and bearer thickness.

    Used a laser level to set the heights.

    cheers,

    Conor
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    Progress

    So a bit to update, has been a busy 1.5 weeks.

    After receiving owner builder consent and building permits, it was time to begin the reconstruction!

    First was clearing out the topsoil at the...
  27. Thread: Advice on bath

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    Advice on bath

    In the middle of a full house Reno and just trying to make a decision with the bath. Currently the house has a nice deep old cast iron(?) built in bath. I like the old style big deep solid baths. I...
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    Are you sure your rooms are square? Did you...

    Are you sure your rooms are square? Did you measure the lengths at floor height or ruling height?
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    Nah they weren't bricks, just tidied up hardwood...

    Nah they weren't bricks, just tidied up hardwood blocks. Look a bit bricky in the photos, but definitely weren't.

    On another note, permits arrived today, so very excited! Stump hole inspection...
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    Just a small update... Electrical supply...

    Just a small update...

    Electrical supply removed from the carport and new board installed on the other side of the house. This included moving the smartmeter...
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    Hi Activeman, not sure the jack size as I paid to...

    Hi Activeman, not sure the jack size as I paid to have a restumper do it.

    in regards to the single block under, I'm not sure that it'd knock out that easy with the weight of the house on it would...
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    concrete, concrete and more concrete....

    Soil report has now been complete with an 's' class rating which is great. Now just waiting for owner builder consent so that we can start re-constructing. The application fee has been deducted from...
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    No we didn't, an probably wouldn't if given the...

    No we didn't, an probably wouldn't if given the chance over again. It looks low at the back but they filled that area for a suspended slab that was under that roofed area. The front is also at about...
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    Restumping work completed this week, turns out...

    Restumping work completed this week, turns out the house had dropped quite a bit at the front and back! Floors are feeling much more solid and flat now!
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    Nah down in Frankston! The tide is slowly turning...

    Nah down in Frankston! The tide is slowly turning down here and it's 500m from the train station, 500m from the beach 15 min walk to the Uni, etc etc. so awesome spot but the suburb still has the...
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    Yeah, Bedford's on the money, it's dirty old...

    Yeah, Bedford's on the money, it's dirty old fiberglass not corrugated cement/asbestos.
    Though you sentiment regarding dust and adequate protection is a fair point!

    cheers,

    conor
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    Not a heap to add at the moment. Have pruned a...

    Not a heap to add at the moment. Have pruned a few more tree and demolished some of the old sitting/storage area.

    Just waiting for soil report, energy report and then permit to be submitted and...
  38. Thread: Fruit tree id

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    Awesome, thanks for the replies. After looking at...

    Awesome, thanks for the replies. After looking at the photos of the wild tobacco it is definitely it.

    its in a really awkward spot and we have a little toddler so it be coming out!

    Thanks...
  39. Thread: Fruit tree id

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    Fruit tree id

    Anyone able to id this fruit tree?

    The fruit look sort of like a small naranjillo, but it has hairy leaves, not glossy like a citrus.

    it is located in Melbourne.

    9500495005

    Cheers,
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    Yep, and same on the other side. Wheni first...

    Yep, and same on the other side. Wheni first climbed around up there I notice it and had a bit of a woah s$&t moment!

    working through how we will reprop the roof at the moment....
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