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  1. 10k seems very cheap if it's the whole house... ...

    10k seems very cheap if it's the whole house...

    Make sure they are including the permit fee ($1,000)

    Unfortunately there are some dodgy restumpers out there and we sometimes get a bad rap (see...
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    I would, I'd imagine they would be a bit loose...

    I would, I'd imagine they would be a bit loose with only the one nail.. it would mean filling.

    I agree with metrix, sand them mate.. Short term pain for long term gain.
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    How are they fixed down? I can't see any...

    How are they fixed down?

    I can't see any nails? Or it that a row of one nail per board on the picture with the joined board?
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    Probably wasn't glued.. or enough used. ...

    Probably wasn't glued.. or enough used.

    Squeeks are generally 2 things rubbing together. Be it joins or the particle board rubbing up and down around a nail.

    Not much you can do now for a...
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    Depends on the mix you use..

    Depends on the mix you use..
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    Is it just plain concrete? We just did our...

    Is it just plain concrete?

    We just did our driveway in exposed, came up really good
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    I second the LG fridge, also drink heaps more...

    I second the LG fridge, also drink heaps more water.

    Find myself having ice in all drinks now.
  8. We do this sort of thing every third week, it's...

    We do this sort of thing every third week, it's really not that complicated.

    Where in Melbourne are you? Pm me if you'd like.
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    If I'm reading this correctly it seems you need...

    If I'm reading this correctly it seems you need to underpin to make your existing footing deeper in order to excavate the pool area?

    If so yes, underpinning would be required for the brick wall...
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  11. If you're on timber stumps, I'd think about...

    If you're on timber stumps, I'd think about getting them replaced with concrete anyway as they'd be well past their used by date now...

    The biggest Concrete stump these days is 1800 and then it...
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    Pm sent....

    Pm sent....
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    If the levels dont bother you, just leave it. ...

    If the levels dont bother you, just leave it.

    If you want it level due to renovations or they simply bother you, get it jacked and packed.

    I'm in the eastern suburbs aswell, can take a look if...
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    Brick veneer or weatherboard? If it's in...

    Brick veneer or weatherboard?

    If it's in Melbourne and it's got threaded rod stumps, it's more than likely been restumped before.

    Have a look on the bearers and see of there's numbers written...
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    Call an underpinner.

    Call an underpinner.
  16. Just rip the whole lot up and lay sheet floor......

    Just rip the whole lot up and lay sheet floor... almost be easier.

    Can pack/buzz joists to be level.
  17. Jack it up level, depending on what's been done...

    Jack it up level, depending on what's been done around the area?
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    Defintely radiata... Cheap @@@@ that always...

    Defintely radiata...
    Cheap @@@@ that always squeeks...
  19. Are you sure the house isn't on stumps and that...

    Are you sure the house isn't on stumps and that brick wall you see below floor height is "non structural" and just placed in front/between the stumps?


    Or is it a solid brick house that's been...
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    How long is the fence? Tp fences aren't expensive.

    How long is the fence? Tp fences aren't expensive.
  21. Have used this guy a few times before. Highly...

    Have used this guy a few times before.

    Highly recommend Danny 0412638221
  22. Work all over Melbourne, yes. Sometimes go...

    Work all over Melbourne, yes.

    Sometimes go regional aswell.
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    What I've found (in vic) is that government...

    What I've found (in vic) is that government houses are built to the absolute max spans. 90x35 joists are used and joist/bearer and stump spans are always maxed out. I'd check that first.
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    You certainly do some interesting things on your...

    You certainly do some interesting things on your house.
  26. Completely reasonable for Brunswick.. terribly...

    Completely reasonable for Brunswick.. terribly reactive soil. Unless you go down approx 1m there will always be movement.

    Who restumped it? Have you called them back?

    Although restumpers...
  27. I was exactly like you, keen as mustard to use my...

    I was exactly like you, keen as mustard to use my new tool and get my new deck back to....well new again.

    15 hours of sanding later i couldn't imagine doing that again...
  28. i used 40 and 60 grit paper, buy the bigger packs...

    i used 40 and 60 grit paper, buy the bigger packs though as you do go through a few
  29. I didn't have one, nothing a blower cant get rid...

    I didn't have one, nothing a blower cant get rid of.
  30. I bought the bigger festool for 140 boards and it...

    I bought the bigger festool for 140 boards and it got the cups out beautifully, i left mine too long to put an oil on it so it had cupped a fair bit. Came up a treat, highly recommended.
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    I liked it better before :q

    I liked it better before :q
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    haha yeah had some cardboard to get rid of...

    haha yeah had some cardboard to get rid of...
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    Wow, i didn't expect your gardens to be any less...

    Wow, i didn't expect your gardens to be any less magnificent... very nice.
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    127300 This is ours, the wife picked it hence...

    127300

    This is ours, the wife picked it hence not that cheap for what it actually is:((
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    You can get them made to suit whatever size you...

    You can get them made to suit whatever size you need.
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    Doubling the bearers has nothing to do with the...

    Doubling the bearers has nothing to do with the span of bearer to bearer.

    Doubling up the bearers will reduce the span from stump to stump...

    A 140x45 joist won't span 2800.

    If you have 5...
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    You need to bring that joist span in for a solid...

    You need to bring that joist span in for a solid deck.. do 5 bearers not 3
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    If you're worried about the bolts snapping from...

    If you're worried about the bolts snapping from the weight of the timber, you better not stand on it once built.
  39. Thread: Ledger help?

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    They should be under a kordon (termite...

    They should be under a kordon (termite protection)

    Fine to leave as is.
  40. Absolutely fine... Haven't seen antcaps used...

    Absolutely fine...

    Haven't seen antcaps used for a long time.
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