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  1. I have done it now and photo shows the final...

    I have done it now and photo shows the final result.

    I used 30mm Foilboard cut into 400-430mm strips and wedged between the rafters for an attempted airtight seal.

    Its too hard to get it...
  2. Thanks, I hadn't thought of that. So if I'm...

    Thanks, I hadn't thought of that.

    So if I'm understanding correctly, I could possibly replace that roof prop with a longer one thats on more of an angle, so its base meets up with the internal...
  3. Replace 280x50 3.4m span beam with LVL, but what size?

    In my 1950 weatherboard and tile I have a horrible old 280x50mm rough sawn beam that was installed under the top plate of a wall that was removed at some point in the last 70 years. It looks like a...
  4. Thanks. The fans currently exit into that space,...

    Thanks. The fans currently exit into that space, but they are close to the eves. So I plan on directing the fan airflow out to the eves

    Yes I will be careful about how much weight I put up there....
  5. 1950 bare concrete tile roof -insulating loft storage.

    Our 1950 build has concrete tiles laid on hardwood battens onto 400-450mm centre hardwood rafters. There is nothing under the tiles no paper/wrap just bare tiles. There are bats on top of the...
  6. Wow thanks for all the replies. I'm starting to...

    Wow thanks for all the replies. I'm starting to realise I didn't think this through lol.

    In response to all the excellent points raised here, I agree and thanks all for your inputs. I will...
  7. Connect evacuated tube solar into a standard gas hottie?

    There are methods available to retrofit a solar hot water circuit into a standard storage hot water cylinder.

    But will this work with a standard gas hot water cylinder? Or are they too...
  8. Sparky said the black wire is ok to keep as long...

    Sparky said the black wire is ok to keep as long as you dont touch it. As soon as you have to touch it, like when putting in a new switchboard, the insulation will crumble away and it will need...
  9. Thats good, I would say you are lucky but thats...

    Thats good, I would say you are lucky but thats what you should expect really. I was just unlucky.

    Mine was bloody dangerous so I'm glad it is compliant now, but we are kind of stuck now....
    ...
  10. Just so you know. I also had a 63A main breaker...

    Just so you know. I also had a 63A main breaker in our 1950 house. It had had a new switchboard installed at some point as it was a DIN MCB and all RCDs like yours. But when I got an electrician in...
  11. I need to cut up an old slab, about 60m worth of...

    I need to cut up an old slab, about 60m worth of cutting. All 100mm deep.

    I looked into some of the options, and settled on buying a quality secondhand machine.

    I figure I can resell it for...
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    Just to confirm now that I've got this all up and...

    Just to confirm now that I've got this all up and running...

    It is RJ12 straight wiring, not reverse.

    Nice little upgrade from the simple digital controller. I now have 10 fan speeds and fan...
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    Thanks for that link. Yep that suggests its...

    Thanks for that link. Yep that suggests its straight wiring. So thats good enough info for me to go ahead with a generic straight cable.

    A good quality generic outdoor rated cable is a quarter of...
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    Ok thanks. Its not that tricky though, RJ12...

    Ok thanks.

    Its not that tricky though, RJ12 on a flat cable like this is either straight or reverse.

    So if you lay it out flat, the connecors on each end will either be the same way up...
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    MagiQtouch controller cable spec

    Hi. I am wanting to upgrade my Braemar TQ320NG ducted heater from the 2 wire digital thermostat to a MagiQtouch controller. So I need to run a 6 pin RJ12 cable.

    But what type of wiring does the...
  16. Thanks for the replies. So by that document a...

    Thanks for the replies.

    So by that document a modern concrete stump of 3m with the required 30% of it underground wont really give me much more height than what I already have. These timber...
  17. Is there a limit to how long a stump can be?

    My 1950 weatherboard n tile is on a slight slope. At the tallest end it has hardwood stumps about 1900 tall from the ground surface.

    I am thinking about excavations...

    I was thinking about...
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    I have a corner spa bath I plan to install soon....

    I have a corner spa bath I plan to install soon. I will put a shower over it as well because why not.

    I looked online for install instrctions and the pdf I found said that for any type of spa...
  19. New toilet install (not replacement) do I need a permit?

    Hi I'm new here. And have just bought our first home. It needs a lot of work, 1950 weatherboard and tile. VIC Knox council area.

    1st on the list is a toilet installation. There is room in the main...
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