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  1. Low Sheen Acrylic Interior Paint: 14 day tape removed small sections - how to repair?

    Hi Folks,

    So I've recently painted a renovation that I'm completing - fresh plasterboard that was sealed with a sealer (two coats) and two coats of topcoat (Low Sheen Acrylic). I was priming some...
  2. Straightening Western Red Cedar on a sash window

    G'day Folks, I was wondering if you might be able to help me? I've got a Californian bungalow that I'm doing some renovations to - at the moment I'm working on the double sash windows (Cedar). What I...
  3. Fat Fingers and an idiot :rolleyes: there's no...

    Fat Fingers and an idiot :rolleyes: there's no hope for me :D thanks mate
  4. Could metal ceiling battens be run along the...

    Could metal ceiling battens be run along the bottom of the ceiling joists and screwed in to them? At ~1750mm you could have the metal ceiling batten hard up to the ceiling joist and at the 3500mm...
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    Sanding is definitely not an option - visible...

    Sanding is definitely not an option - visible join it is - the whole room is getting gutted in a few years time - I'll just get some of that plastic channel that joins fibro sheets together from...
  6. Fat Fingers? :2tsup:

    Fat Fingers? :2tsup:
  7. Ceiling levelling - plaster already installed

    G'day Folks, I wanted to get some thoughts... I had a builder come in and straighten some wall frames and install plaster in an 86 yr old house that my wife and I are doing some work to. My plasterer...
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    Fibre Cement to match asbestos

    G'day Folks, I'm doing some work on a small renovation my wife and I are doing - our kitchen has an asbestos ceiling and when I removed the cupboards there were some areas that were just open gaping...
  9. Light sanding after base coat in taped internal corners: fixing some minor defects

    Good Morning Folks, so I've been having a crack at plastering/stopping up a room in a small renovation we're doing. The room, in a few years time, will be completely gutted anyway so I thought I'd...
  10. Thanks folks for all of your feedback... I've...

    Thanks folks for all of your feedback... I've been able to successfully free up the windows! Both sashes do move... one, in which the sash cords had broken, was fixed up with nails. A multi-tool made...
  11. Repairing/Freeing up a stuck upper sash in a double sash window

    G'day folks, so I'm renovating a 1935 Californian Bungalow and found last night, when repairing some broken ropes on my lower sash, that my windows are actually double sash with both the top and...
  12. Heya Craig, we're not wanting an exact copy -...

    Heya Craig, we're not wanting an exact copy - just something that is along the same theme
  13. Looking for a ceiling rose to match my two existing ones

    G'day Folks, so my wife and I are renovating a 1935 Californian Bungalow in Ballarat, Victoria. There are two ceiling roses which we have been able to remove in one piece from the ceiling and want to...
  14. Restoring original (1935) Californian Bungalow Ceiling Roses - advice appreciated

    G'day Folks, I've got some old horse hair plaster ceiling roses I've been able to get down in one piece from my Californian Bungalow (Ballarat, VIC). I want to reuse them as they're relevant to the...
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    Wiring: over or under insulation?

    G'day Folks, I'm doing some renovation work to a 1935 Californian Bungalow in Ballarat. I'm just wondering - does new wiring go between the insulation and the wall wrap or between the plaster and the...
  16. thankfully the area I'm in is not a termite area...

    thankfully the area I'm in is not a termite area and there's no sign of them at all... Only a previous case of borer
  17. Thanks mate! Seems I over think things too :wink:...

    Thanks mate! Seems I over think things too :wink: really appreciate the advice and the pm! Thank you
  18. lol good thing I took to my asbestos garage with...

    lol good thing I took to my asbestos garage with an angle grinder the other day :wink: plenty off cuts now... (Yes, that was a joke)

    i ended u getting some packers from Optimus contact... Only...
  19. Thanks mate, most are a decent lift - some I'll...

    Thanks mate, most are a decent lift - some I'll be needing to put another brick in top - the 47mm pack for example already has 44mm of packer in place :oo: we're going to add on in a few years so...
  20. mate you're a legend and a scholar! You've gotten...

    mate you're a legend and a scholar! You've gotten that spot on and with the thought that the moisture could be causing the soil to swell I cast a new set of eyes on the job this morning (almost like...
  21. Thanks folks for your replies... So it seems a...

    Thanks folks for your replies... So it seems a 1:3 ratio i.e. 1 part Brighton Lite to 3 parts washed sand is what was use. Sound about right? How long after its applied should I let it set before...
  22. Thanks mate, appreciate it! Should I tell him...

    Thanks mate, appreciate it! Should I tell him Optimus sent me :cool: and does he refer to them by a particular product name? would he let me buy 50 or so of each size or does he have MOQ? I'm hoping...
  23. Im in Sydenham at the moment - the house is in...

    Im in Sydenham at the moment - the house is in Ballarat - you wouldn't be interested in selling any that you get made up would you? :)
  24. Thanks Optimus, touched base with them and...

    Thanks Optimus, touched base with them and they're the mob that require me to buy 200 per bag minimum of the smaller thicknesses... Was going to cost me $470 :(
  25. Awesome! I'm currently based in Melbourne - at...

    Awesome! I'm currently based in Melbourne - at least while I fix up our house in Ballarat! If you're interested in getting your own beehive drop me a message - more than happy to help out
  26. if only there was a place I didn't have to buy...

    if only there was a place I didn't have to buy $432 worth of packers to get varying thicknesses to pack a few piers lol... Can't buy them in small pack sizes apparently :(
  27. 1935 Cement Mix what would it consist of?

    Hi Folks, just wondering what a likely mix would be that would have been used for laying bricks on a property built in 1935 in Ballarat? I'm doing a little bit of brick laying and appreciate I'll...
  28. hhaha nice �� And no, there's no missed enter...

    hhaha nice �� And no, there's no missed
    enter there... I do keep bees - I do ducational courses, mentoring etc... It's a small business I run in addition to my "day job"
  29. I'm an idiot! Why didn't I think of that... ...

    I'm an idiot! Why didn't I think of that...

    thanks mate!
  30. Thanks OBBob... There's already some packing on...

    Thanks OBBob... There's already some packing on some piers so I'm thinking about putting another row of bricks on top of the piers that have sufficient gap to try and keep that packer height down
  31. According to most descriptions Soldiers Hill,...

    According to most descriptions Soldiers Hill, which is where the property is, is made up mostly alluvial sediments... Also, another point, in the image above there's a pretty significant 'dip' in the...
  32. Could plastic tilt panel packers be used? They...

    Could plastic tilt panel packers be used? They seem to come in a good range of thicknesses from 1mm - 20mm
  33. What material to use for packing brick piers?

    Hi Folks, I'm doing some work on a 1935 Californian Bungalow my wife and I purchased in Ballarat recently. One thing I'm doing is levelling out the floor a little. The previous owner did some...
  34. Old floor joists: 100x40mm hardwood (from 1935) need replacing

    Hi Folks, I'm doing a minor renovation to a 1935 Californian Bungalow my wife and I purchased on Ballarat. It's previously had borer issues and it seems some of the borers have, in the past, gotten...
  35. Thanks for your reply Droog... I'm glad I was...

    Thanks for your reply Droog... I'm glad I was able to explain it - my wife often says I'm the only one that can understand what's in my head lol. The house is in Soldiers Hill it seems more like a...
  36. hey Droog, thanks for your reply... Apologies...

    hey Droog, thanks for your reply... Apologies mate... I've drawn a floor plan which I know what it means but I didn't explain too well. The outer perimeter of the house is brick and the bearers/ends...
  37. Thanks folks for your feedback... That brick wall...

    Thanks folks for your feedback... That brick wall does play a part in supporting the roof trusses so I'd have to pack there too... I was going to run some timbers from the floor joist I'm lifting to...
  38. Californian Bungalow Ballarat: wanting to level floor but wall frame bolted to brick

    Hi Folks, I was wondering if you might be able to extend some advice? I've purchased a 1935 Califonian Bungalow in Ballarat that I'm doing some internal works to on the front half of the house;...
  39. Californian Bungalow Ballarat: wanting to level floor but wall frame bolted to brick

    Hi Folks, I was wondering if you might be able to extend some advice? I've purchased a 1935 Califonian Bungalow in Ballarat that I'm doing some internal works to on the front half of the house;...
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    Melbourne Plastering Equipment Hire

    Hi Folks, I'm new to the forum so thanks for your patience... My wife and I have just purchased an early 1900s Californian Bungalow in Ballarat. We're looking at doing some insulating and...
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