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  1. Speak to a tile glue supplier about a epoxy or...

    Speak to a tile glue supplier about a epoxy or mastic glue. Be careful how much weight you swing off it. You may also need mechanical fixing at 600 centres in height (check Australian Standards)
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    Lime wash, or lime paint using Bondcrete ...

    Lime wash, or lime paint using Bondcrete

    https://www.bondall.com/bondcrete-as-a-premium-limewash/
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    External moisture to external walls flows down...

    External moisture to external walls flows down the brickwork within and out at the base. This still applies with double brick walls today. Thats the moisture that does not wick to the external...
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    Early lime was "air-lime", a non hydraulic lime...

    Early lime was "air-lime", a non hydraulic lime used for multiple purposes. Non hydraulic lime is set not by heat nor so much water evaporation, but by carbon dioxide ingress. You can keep non...
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    Soda blasting? Ring an expert in the business of...

    Soda blasting? Ring an expert in the business of soda blasting.

    You can also get water based gel paint strippers which have waxed paper applied over them for 72 hours to break the paint down....
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    This is why many tool manufacturers have now come...

    This is why many tool manufacturers have now come out with better on-site extraction power tools. I have a cordless planer with WIFI vacuum extraction activation > Makita
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    AFAIK the manufactured stone benchtops are made...

    AFAIK the manufactured stone benchtops are made of silicon which is why cutting or grinding those products dry cause "industrial disease". These manufactured stones are referred to in the trade as...
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    If Bunnings arent the cheapest price then I dont...

    If Bunnings arent the cheapest price then I dont buy off them. The cheapest price policy just undermines everyone else who is more competitive. Bunnings are not cheaper.

    Bunnings have proprietry...
  9. Needs engineer detail

    Needs engineer detail
  10. 500mm max height retaining wall without council permission

    Do note that in some councils 500mm is the maximum height of a retaining wall without an engineer detail and building permission.

    Its best get an engineers detail anyway. Everyone is different and...
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    Heat the bearing avoiding the shaft heating up so...

    Heat the bearing avoiding the shaft heating up so you get two different expansion rates
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    In some states, engineer detail is standard with...

    In some states, engineer detail is standard with any planning submission
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    Get an engineer detail. By rights, beams should...

    Get an engineer detail. By rights, beams should not go over openings up to 4 inches either side an opening.
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    Ive bought an Ozito cordless glue gun for non...

    Ive bought an Ozito cordless glue gun for non commercial work. Just light work.

    Will let you know how it goes but thanks for the tip on glue quality.
  15. Makita concrete pin nailer into 5mm rhs?

    I want to shoot thin galv straps into upto 4mm RHS?
    Will a concrete pin nailer nail galv door strap to RHS column?
    All advice prelim to asking the shop sales staff....
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    Most of Bunnings is proprietry made products so...

    Most of Bunnings is proprietry made products so you cant price match.

    Some places have Stabila levels $30 cheaper

    Cheapest prices everyday in their own stores only
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    Heat bearing and bearing puller ...

    Heat bearing and bearing puller

    https://sydneytools.com.au/category/automotive/mechanics-service-tools/bearing-pullers
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    Yellow sand, offwhite cement. Add a dash of...

    Yellow sand, offwhite cement. Add a dash of yellow oxide and tip of black

    You can never match perfect because brick cleaning strips back the matrix exposing the underlying aggregate
  19. Anything that is not concrete footings should be...

    Anything that is not concrete footings should be lime mortar as a general rule. Use hydrated lime if need be. Keep hydrated lime mortar under 3 sand : 1 lime.


    Plasterers use lime putty so a...
  20. Can you get these in Australia? Masonry Torx Frame Fixing Screw 7.5mm

    Ive used these in Australia. They are awesome but cannot find here.


    Masonry Torx Frame Fixing Screw 7.5 x 122mm

    Product Details

    Suitable for all common building and...
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    I thought there were a few people missing. See...

    I thought there were a few people missing. See ya boys.
  22. Two coats. The first coat 6 plasterers...

    Two coats.

    The first coat 6 plasterers sharp sand: 1 lime; 1 GP cement. Get it nice and straight however you can. You can do it over a couple of attempts. Put straight edges on the corner to...
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    I got excited with the jack hammer and punched...

    I got excited with the jack hammer and punched the chase out into the toilet.
    The plumber want the chase deep.
    Lucky I know a guy who can fix this.
    123714
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    1 onion 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce 1...

    1 onion
    2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
    1 tablespoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon ground mustard
    3 tablespoons lime juice
    1 8 ounce ginger beer
    1.2 kg pork loin roast

    Im doing mine in...
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    Can you post a picture. It would be extremely...

    Can you post a picture. It would be extremely helpful.
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    If your shower is leaking through then the grout...

    If your shower is leaking through then the grout has failed.
    In the old days there was no such thing as water proofing. The whole water proofing relied on grout.

    Choose a quality grout, rake...
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    I have procrastinated but entertaining kids in...

    I have procrastinated but entertaining kids in school holidays also.
    Plumber has to tube out any way.
    Ive rendered some the walls with some chemicals as a safe guard on multiple fronts. Water...
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    I'm ripping out the old galvanised pipes. This is...

    I'm ripping out the old galvanised pipes. This is why. I don't want any problems for 15 years. All new PVC. Yes, a fair bit extra work, but far less than doing it again when the pipes keep blocking...
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    When we bought the house, the whole place was...

    When we bought the house, the whole place was salmon pink. I have slowly changed the doors, and ripped everything out. One lounge room wall was canary yellow.

    Ive bought glass tiles at $50 each...
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    Point noted. Before my time. Whole house was...

    Point noted. Before my time. Whole house was salmon pink. Bunnings vanity said 1997

    I am going floor board ceramics with feature back wall with white 400x200 on sides.

    When it dates. Will...
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    Pulled Pork is coming. Ive just been lumbered...

    Pulled Pork is coming.

    Ive just been lumbered with proper work but as soon as plumber arrives will pulled pork and wood fired pizza
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    Well I have procrastinated on something that...

    Well I have procrastinated on something that should have been finished yesterday and the plumber turned up so discussion turned to pulled pork and beer preferences.

    Here is the bath brick up made...
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    The other emerging technology in cars is the...

    The other emerging technology in cars is the split kinetic turbo which scavenges energy to produce electricity in hybrid engines. Combined with other kinetic scavengers hybrid gives the range without...
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    I contemplated an LNG electric generator of say...

    I contemplated an LNG electric generator of say 1KVA inverter generator to back up solar off-grid on the side of the house near the LNG HWS. If you already have gas, why pay a service fee on...
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    Example, some builders will look you in the eye,...

    Example, some builders will look you in the eye, and show the "nominal" figure they have allowed for the brickie, spouting how they greedy the brickies are, when this is much higher than the "actual"...
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    I think there has been a quote massage in a big...

    I think there has been a quote massage in a big way.

    There needs to be plans for planning submission for the structure, especially being in a public common area. One element that escalates...
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    In this era, our bathroom was constructed the...

    In this era, our bathroom was constructed the underfloor substrate was often sand screed. (It hasnt failed) This subscribes to the older philosophy that making everything bombproof is great till one...
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    My Bathroom Renovation - wish me luck

    Ok, so the Missus pulled out the divorce papers (that is a metaphor). She is over the tired salmon pink room. I'm doing the work in between dropping the boy off at school.

    Ive started stripping...
  39. Yep, always wear a mask. Cement has heavy metals...

    Yep, always wear a mask. Cement has heavy metals from added coal flume
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    One in five Australians on antidepressants....

    One in five Australians on antidepressants. Everyone is mentally ill
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