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  1. As there seems to be some bizzare obsession...

    ...with post counts, this will be my last post under this nickname.

    Signing out.
    MS.
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    ...then swear, as you have a limited number of...

    ...then swear, as you have a limited number of characters, and curse as it doesn't parse links....
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    There are concrete crack filling agents...

    There are concrete crack filling agents available, usually an acrylic modified concrete mix or sometimes a polyurethane or epoxy base - none will give you an invisible repair.

    I think I've seen...
  4. Nilodor - Nilodor Deodorizer Concentrate Air...

    Nilodor - Nilodor Deodorizer Concentrate Air Freshener & Deodorisers Reviews Australia
  5. The other problem with ovens can be really poor...

    The other problem with ovens can be really poor heat distribution, even when fan forced - mine has a tendency to burn things at the back. As I recall, Choice mag has been pointing this out for a...
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    My preference for tightening dynabolts is to...

    My preference for tightening dynabolts is to tighten until you get that dull 'punk' sound indicating that the brick has cracked, then tighten the remaining ones not quite as tight and pretend the...
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    I've found that some parts (like the "Reply to...

    I've found that some parts (like the "Reply to Thread" box you get when replying) can be slow to come up, like some of the code has been stored down the back of the couch and it takes a while to move...
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    The JB sales staff always emphasise "Keep your...

    The JB sales staff always emphasise "Keep your receipt" when they sell the Soniq stuff...take that as a hint....
  9. I've got Caesarstone with edge chipping after one...

    I've got Caesarstone with edge chipping after one year of use. For the price you pay for the stuff, I'd never buy it again. Laminex FTW!
    Someone else here has one that has stained.

    See here for...
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    I'm more of a computer nerd, so it should be...

    I'm more of a computer nerd, so it should be byte...

    (oooh wow, the URL has been visited seven times - six by PC, once by a Mac...well, isn't google analytics useful!!)
  11. I'm guessing that it is a photoelectric type...

    I'm guessing that it is a photoelectric type smoke alarm, and condensation on the detector might be causing it to trigger in cold temperatures (gets too cold, photodiode gets all covered in dew, and...
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    I think the Great Australian Bight is smaller...

    I think the Great Australian Bight is smaller than the gap between "No. Not at all." and "Get it inspected when done."
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    It's supposed to be the URL for the New Zealand...

    It's supposed to be the URL for the New Zealand "Guide for DIY electrical" - it was a better link, but Department names changed, servers changed, and its new URL -...
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    Australia's standard is 230V with a tolerance of...

    Australia's standard is 230V with a tolerance of +10% -6%, so anything between 216 and 253 volts. Basically if it works in Europe, it should be fine here.
  15. You could always just stick a few subsonic...

    You could always just stick a few subsonic actuators in the couch for that kick-in-the-seat-of-the-pants feeling!
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    Link in my sig will have the details.

    Link in my sig will have the details.
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    1mm is too small a gap to fill with caulk - you...

    1mm is too small a gap to fill with caulk - you only get 10-20% expansion allowance, so unless crack movement is less than 0.2mm...it's gunna fail!
  18. Essentially, yes. However a 5mm or so line of...

    Essentially, yes. However a 5mm or so line of caulk may be more noticeable than the crack. Can you hide the crack with an overlapping edge detail or something????
  19. Your problem is not enough crack to fill. If...

    Your problem is not enough crack to fill.

    If your crack was 1mm when filled, and your caulk has 10% elasticity, then if your crack grows by a further 0.2mm it is exceeding the stretching capacity...
  20. The OP hasn't been back to the site for a year or...

    The OP hasn't been back to the site for a year or so, so I wouldn't hold my breath for a reply from him. Pics are always good!
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    Other thing to check if the rest of the oven is...

    Other thing to check if the rest of the oven is still powered is the actual element - they will go occasionally. Pop it out (after switching off at the meter box) and physically inspect it...it's...
  22. Four foot tubes with tri-phosphor bulbs get my...

    Four foot tubes with tri-phosphor bulbs get my vote!
  23. Cover it with a sheet of glass - anything else is...

    Cover it with a sheet of glass - anything else is really begging for problems.
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    On further inspection, I'm getting really tempted...

    On further inspection, I'm getting really tempted to say that the photo is actually a 3D render, so you can pass on the laws of physics (and council approvals) altogether!
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    On that photo, the answer could be to use...

    On that photo, the answer could be to use photoshop to clone out any distracting fastenings; quite how you'll achieve that in real life is another matter.

    Could probably be done with epoxy...
  26. Even if there is a membrane, tilers can still...

    Even if there is a membrane, tilers can still manage to bridge it by using the waterstop angle as a level for their screed bed, so the tiles end up higher than the waterstop angle, which lets water...
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    In that case, there's also the 'renovate vs....

    In that case, there's also the 'renovate vs. knockdown and rebuild' conumdrum if it's a good area....
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    The 'move vs. renovate' question is probably best...

    The 'move vs. renovate' question is probably best answered by looking at other four bedroom houses in your area - are they going for $120-150k (thats allowing for selling and moving costs) more, or...
  29. If it's "Seasirst0ne" brand, the colour and...

    If it's "Seasirst0ne" brand, the colour and texture looks a spot on match for showroom samples...

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    Oh, but it's all about keeping you...

    Oh, but it's all about keeping you safe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  31. Yeah. But I've never had to do that for laminex;...

    Yeah. But I've never had to do that for laminex; it's (assuming I haven't suddenly become mighty clumsy) stood up to that sort of treatment without any discernible marks, unlike the caeserstone...
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    It doesn't sound like the builder actually quoted...

    It doesn't sound like the builder actually quoted and priced the kitchen, just provided an allowance of $20k...so yes, cut back (the caeserstone can go for a start) or pay more or shop the kitchen...
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    Unless the ground is really loose and soft, you...

    Unless the ground is really loose and soft, you are probably expecting too much of a Dingo to scrape it off; anyway, with the daily hire rates for them, it's cheaper to call a guy with a bobcat as...
  34. Speaking as an owner of a just-over-one-year old...

    Speaking as an owner of a just-over-one-year old Caesarstone benchtop, my advice would be to use a screwdriver to pry the benchtop up off the cabinets and pop it outside for the council hard rubbish...
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    The general draftsman can draw up a set of plans...

    The general draftsman can draw up a set of plans that'll pass council inspection, but they typically won't include a whole stack of construction details that you'll need to know to actually build the...
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    A real estate agent explained Mediterranean house...

    A real estate agent explained Mediterranean house style preferences to me once; summed up, it is "I buy-a' da' bricks, I wanna see-a da bricks!" Similarly, a draftsman once confided that his key to...
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    You can use the highly moisture resistant...

    You can use the highly moisture resistant melamine faced chipboard - it's considerably better, but it will swell eventually if wet long enough. It's the stuff with a green dye in the glue, so it...
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    You've got to to be in a related trade (ie a...

    You've got to to be in a related trade (ie a plumber or gasfitter or fridgie) that might need to do disconnect/reconnect work to get the d/r quals.
  39. If you really want a floor that doesn't have the...

    If you really want a floor that doesn't have the usual little step-up aluminium lip to a wet area, your best bet is to speak with the company supplying the floor joists and find out what they...
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    Depending on the tile cement, they may be near-on...

    Depending on the tile cement, they may be near-on impossible to remove without damage; effort wise, I'd say it would be easier to rip 'em up and put down new ones; old mortar on the surface can be...
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