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  1. There are only three things in life that are...

    There are only three things in life that are certain...... death, taxes, and silicone !
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    I agree, very sloppy and not at all acceptable. ...

    I agree, very sloppy and not at all acceptable. The corner mouldings should cover neatly the lengths of flashing.
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    When you have finished deciding what is the best...

    When you have finished deciding what is the best option for you, consider “flashing” the barge board with colourbond metal flashing which should be easily Tek or button headed screwed to the timber. ...
  4. doovalacky. Thanks for your advice. ...

    doovalacky. Thanks for your advice. unfortunately “Silentbutdeadlys” advice should have been No, No and Yes. The window is now in. The window did not need a reveal around it to fit, but would...
  5. How to retro fit aluminium sliding window to shed extension

    I am extending an old garden shed using 50x50 RHS as the posts and 100x50 “groove tube” as the rails. I have an old aluminium sliding window in good condition - it has no reveals and all I have is...
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    Droog.... fantastic bit of detective work.. and...

    Droog.... fantastic bit of detective work.. and reasonably priced at the big green shed.
    I will stick this under my plumbers nose first thing tomorrow.
    I wonder how many plumbing shops will tell...
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    Thanks Phild01, this was what I was after. My...

    Thanks Phild01, this was what I was after. My plumber used one of the old ones that was bent verry slightly, and cleverly made another out of crimped copper to replace the other one. still seems...
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    No I haven’t cut it too short ! I have a good...

    No I haven’t cut it too short ! I have a good set of taps from Reece, ( Posh Brand) and have taken them from two old vanities that I have had replaced. The taps had “bound” on the old vanities and...
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    Bathroom Vanity T section sold separately ?

    Does anyone know if you can buy the T section (joining the hot and cold taps and the spout) separarately ?
    I have been told that I need to buy another entire tap set to get the T section.
    Anyone...
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    Thanks jimj, because the screen is hinged and not...

    Thanks jimj, because the screen is hinged and not fixed at both ends, together with the fact that it has been up for a few years with the oil based finish, I guess you can only clean the timber as...
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    Too dark Merbau Screen

    I thought I followed everyone’s advice and thoroughly washed the Merbau screen with the NapiSan mix twice.
    The screen had previously been coated with Cabot’s oil based (some Merbau coloured and some...
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    Looks good Morgan. When you have limited options,...

    Looks good Morgan. When you have limited options, and it actually works out...... that’s what sorts out the men from the boys. Good and tidy result !
  13. You cant beat a laminated benchtop for durability...

    You cant beat a laminated benchtop for durability and being able to take punishment. If you are cost limited, try the local joiners or kitchen manufacturers in your area. They may have removed a...
  14. Any recommendations for one brand of shutters...

    Any recommendations for one brand of shutters over another ? I have seen them advertised at Bunnings but would probably like to deal direct with someone who knows what they’re talking about. In NSW.
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    Anyone got any strong opinion either way about...

    Anyone got any strong opinion either way about Intergrain Ultradeck Natural ? I have seen a mates small verandah type deck and liked it. I have put the first coat on a 4 x 5 metre covered deck and it...
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    Sticky: Nesbit, you are an absolute Jet !

    Nesbit, you are an absolute Jet !
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    Draperhys, second story ? Tiled base ? I have...

    Draperhys, second story ? Tiled base ? I have found that things move and I prefer to put in a solid pre formed base with tiled walls. No corners and no leak. Just my experience from having a...
  18. Hi peter rabbit, sounds like you have plenty to...

    Hi peter rabbit, sounds like you have plenty to compare and make your own mind up. I have a 60s 3 Br to do in Sthn NSW with some of the exterior fibro asbestos and the newer en suite in the...
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    To asbestosologist. Can I ask how you were so...

    To asbestosologist. Can I ask how you were so sure that the water heater "insulation" wasn't asbestos ? Whilst I didn't think it was, I'd be interested in why you thought that.
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    Snakes can get through the smallest of holes, you...

    Snakes can get through the smallest of holes, you would need a micro mesh to stop them. Another idea would be treated pine sleepers under the colorbond.
  21. If you hop onto the hardies/ other cement type...

    If you hop onto the hardies/ other cement type sites and check the dimensions of the end battens they use. You will be able to see pictures of the finished product and check on the dimensions.
  22. At the risk of suggesting something you have...

    At the risk of suggesting something you have probably already considered, why use weather boards as opposed to a Hardiplank or similar with the same appearance and profile without the need to...
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    Agree with goldie; more likely to be fibro sheet...

    Agree with goldie; more likely to be fibro sheet underlay, but as suggested if you are uncertain, get it tested. Older properties didn't bother with fibro sheet underlay, they just put the concrete...
  24. Comin fm Wagga myself, I don't think you are...

    Comin fm Wagga myself, I don't think you are going to get the return on your outlay from rendering. The brickwork is quite contemporary and personally I would use paint to bring the units up to date....
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