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    Advice on considering 2nd story extension

    Heyya all.

    We are considering a second story extension in our single story 1970s house. The house is on concrete stumps with with good under-house access and the frame is all hardwood as was done...
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    Multitool with grout removing attachment.

    Multitool with grout removing attachment.
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    Thanks Gemini. Appreciate the feedback. :) I...

    Thanks Gemini. Appreciate the feedback. :)

    I used SpectraLock Epoxy Grout which I found a pleasure to work with. I have written more about it here.

    It did take longer to do than normal grout....
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    Why? What problem are you trying to solve?

    Why? What problem are you trying to solve?
  5. If fully or partially exposed, I would go oil...

    If fully or partially exposed, I would go oil hands down. I would only consider a water based coat in completely covered areas which may need less frequent maintenance. I've used both on a previous...
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    An idea for the posts is to use a flat bracket...

    An idea for the posts is to use a flat bracket notched into the top of the post if necessary. Would be well concealed compared to an L bracket.
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    What do you think? Too Hot? 54 deg after over an...

    What do you think? Too Hot? 54 deg after over an hour. Got to over 45 deg within just over 30 mins.

    (Damn upside down photos..)

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    Well here is another thing.... The ensuite heater...

    Well here is another thing.... The ensuite heater pad and this bathroom heater pads are the same size and bought from the same company 13 years apart.

    The older ensuite pad is rated at 90W but...
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    It stays on with the fan. With the one I have in...

    It stays on with the fan. With the one I have in the ensuite, I can leave it running all day with no issue. It makes the mirror warm, not hot.

    Something "different" is happening with this...
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    Broken Mirror - Twice! Root cause?

    I have finished by bathroom reno, but have managed to break two mirrors post finishing due to what seems to be a thermal issue with the mirror heater.

    I have a mirror mounted on a timber cabinet...
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    Finally done!

    Ok so after 8 months from Go to Whoa, it is officially done.

    Planning and purchasing items took a bunch of time, but the job that took the most by far was tiling.

    Done all myself. Completely...
  12. Doesn't look like a great job from the little I...

    Doesn't look like a great job from the little I can see in those photos. Grouting is too shallow. I wouldn't accept it. Tile alignment not the best either. Not sure what it looks like from a...
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    My understanding is that to keep the floor flat...

    My understanding is that to keep the floor flat in the "general area" you will need a water stop of some kind. A hob or some kind of internal angle that will stop water spreading across the entire...
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    I agree. I had a threaded fitting sticking out of...

    I agree. I had a threaded fitting sticking out of the wall cocked down on slight angle. When I installed the shower fitting, there was a slight gap between the wall and the fitting on the top. It...
  15. Hope they don't damage the waterproofing when...

    Hope they don't damage the waterproofing when replacing...
  16. I have just finished my bathroom reno and used...

    I have just finished my bathroom reno and used porcelain tiles on walls and floors. The majority of tiles had to be cut in some fashion (all 100 or so of them) and I have 4 niches in the bathroom...
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    What are you planning to finish the floor with?...

    What are you planning to finish the floor with? Tiles? If so, you can find clear guides on deflection allowed/recommended. E.g. with a quick search I found this. See top of page 2.

    You can/should...
  18. Thanks for the tip Bart1080 They can do it for...

    Thanks for the tip Bart1080 They can do it for all of $6 and I can pick it up on the way to work to boot.
  19. Yep, thought of that as an option. May do the job...

    Yep, thought of that as an option. May do the job if I can colour match it. Else, just spray the entire frame.



    Bart... interesting, they are "just around the corner" from me. I'll give them a...
  20. Where to get flyscreen sill for awning type window

    I need to replace a flyscreen and need a brown sill awning like the one in the images. I can buy a white one 1.25m long at the green shed for $9, but I can;t find a brown one anywhere that is either...
  21. Thanks for he response. I kind of knew the answer...

    Thanks for he response. I kind of knew the answer before asking it in all honesty but thought I'd put it out there as sometimes people may have different opinions or alternatives. Yes, the grate can...
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    Is it humming or getting hot?

    Is it humming or getting hot?
  23. Here you go... ...

    Here you go...

    https://www.atfa.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/79_Deck_Ventilation.pdf

    I think you will relate to this. :) Deck rotting in 4 years.

    Also mention about plastic sheet with...
  24. Personally I wouldn't be ripping it out and...

    Personally I wouldn't be ripping it out and putting down paving. I think the deck is a much better feature to have than paving. I wouldn't even consider it personally.

    You say you will need to buy...
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    No one commented on the quality of the sketch and...

    No one commented on the quality of the sketch and superimposed CAD models. Nice work. :)
  26. Those deck boards look like they haven’t seen a...

    Those deck boards look like they haven’t seen a coat for more than 2 years. They don’t look very happy at all.

    I can’t quite make it out but it looks like the bearers are surrounded by some kind...
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    Sealing Stackstone - What to use?

    I have some stackstone tiles just above my bath (not shower) and I need to seal them.

    I went to buy something from the green shed but then I realized I wasn't really sure what I needed. There are...
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    Thanks guys. That answers my questions.

    Thanks guys. That answers my questions.
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    Installing Shower screen on hob wall

    I have a narrow shower screen (around 120cm x 50cm and 10mm thick) that I will be installing on top of a hob wall.

    When I picked up the glass the glazier (who was running around busily in the...
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    I hope they gave him spare tiles? If so, get...

    I hope they gave him spare tiles? If so, get someone in to finish it off and be done with it. Fairly small job if he has the tiles. Some tile adhesive and grout will be less than $50 + labour.
    ...
  31. Looks good from the photos. Nice job.

    Looks good from the photos. Nice job.
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    So the tiling shop I bought the Davco 2-part...

    So the tiling shop I bought the Davco 2-part epoxy from did end up fully refunding my money which was quite good of them.

    In the end I went for the Laticrete Spectralock Pro Epoxy Grout. A good...
  33. Thread: Stain on Wall

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    You "cut" just the paper or took a section of...

    You "cut" just the paper or took a section of plasterboard out and replaced it? If the latter and the stain returned, I'd be looking to get a priest. It looks evil. I think I can make out a face in...
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    Sticky: Intergrain Ultradeck is water based. I believe...

    Intergrain Ultradeck is water based. I believe Cutek (a product I haven't used) is oil based. If this is the situation, then you have an incompatible situation. Ultradeck is an acrylic coating, the...
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    Nice post. I've said this on a few threads about...

    Nice post. I've said this on a few threads about deck coats, but the biggest regret I have when I completely rebuilt my 90m2 deck was to go from an oil based coat to a water/acrylic coat....
  36. Just re-read the post. It's only one beam. Not...

    Just re-read the post. It's only one beam. Not too bad to sand it back. I'd take out the cornice first though and replace later. Not sure what you intend with the rest of the brown painted timber in...
  37. Another option is to take an electric planer to...

    Another option is to take an electric planer to them. However, still would need to sand or similar near the walls. An electric planer would make fairly quick work of it. If you took off the cornices...
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    Unless I m mistaken I see an earth symbol and an...

    Unless I m mistaken I see an earth symbol and an "N" in the plastic housing on the right hand side. Can;t make out an A but looks it is already printed in there.
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    Ordinarily would be. If done properly, the bath...

    Ordinarily would be. If done properly, the bath would have a lip and the backboard and tiles would overlap that lip and be properly siliconed and waterproofed. If the bottom isn;t siliconed, it may...
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    Ok, so an update is that I spoke with Davco...

    Ok, so an update is that I spoke with Davco technical support and they have indicated that what I am seeing is expected and this is the way the product works. As they have no colour guides for their...
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