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    Did one under my garage - $12k 32 mpa shotcrete...

    Did one under my garage - $12k 32 mpa shotcrete 4x3
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    What wall plug/anchor should I use?

    Dyna bolts are rubbish.

    I’ve never had a brick crack of drilled properly and hole cleared properly. Also can’t remember the last time I didn’t get a good grab in solid/hollow bricks.

    If...
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    What wall plug/anchor should I use?

    +1 for anka screw

    If you get a good bite I’d say it would have to be better than chemset thread??


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    Vertical tie downs through wooden bearers

    So I’m assuming you have a bracing rating specified and that corresponds to the table which requires you to use m12 rod - only because there are other options which don’t require it.

    I would...
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    Vertical tie downs through wooden bearers

    Do you have a bracing plan or tie down detail you can share for exactly what your doing?

    I know you can buy screw bolts with threaded heads to accept 12mm rod for situations like this.

    If...
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    Nails in plywood sheet bracing

    Yep coils. I don’t think the clouts with pop off heads comply with code

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    Ebay, change the plug - job done $900 Aus just...

    Ebay, change the plug - job done $900 Aus just make sure you buy the 220v
  8. Howís the notch on that post 😳

    Howís the notch on that post 😳
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    Yeah receiver is a must. I think they all fade...

    Yeah receiver is a must. I think they all fade out after a certain distance however green is a bit better.
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    Rotating laser

    Hi guys

    I might have asked this once before but in the next week Iím going to buy a rotating laser for general building works.

    Right now Iím looking at an Imex 88g green rotating laser,...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Thanks It is an art - getting there slowly

    Thanks

    It is an art - getting there slowly
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    Agree the trade is stuck in a rut and I donít see...

    Agree the trade is stuck in a rut and I donít see it coming out in a hurry. As for working for $35 an hour, no thanks. I can work at Bunnings for a bit less and I wonít be working anywhere near as...
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    Yeah but as mentioned Iím trying to set some kind...

    Yeah but as mentioned Iím trying to set some kind of business up for myself and thatís never gonna happen if I work on wages.

    Iím licensed to build and supervise up to 2 storey so eventually...
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    Thanks. When I price on hrly I work on $60...

    Thanks.

    When I price on hrly I work on $60 however it appears to me that the most you will get from a decent builder here is $50. The rest arenít worth considering as they wonít even look at...
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    If anyoneís cares to see my work look me up on...

    If anyoneís cares to see my work look me up on Facebook and insta Spandrio.cb
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    Thanks mate. Trying to get into the private...

    Thanks mate.

    Trying to get into the private market. Got a couple good jobs but few and far between at the moment. Oh and the ones that call you to say ďhave a good think about what the lowest...
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    Just cleared it. Man I canít believe it. One...

    Just cleared it.

    Man I canít believe it. One guy was only willing to pay 6k for 180m2 two storey with a bunch of additional work outside my normal scope of first fix. Told him Iíd like to see the...
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    Chippy rates SA

    Howdy,

    Just wondering if there are any carpenters on here from SA willing to share their rates (m2,lm, etc) either openly or pm. Interested in first fix, second fix, eaves, cladding and anything...
  20. Plumbing rough in before wall straightening?

    You must know/use some pretty s$&t carpenters


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    New door in load bearing stud wall

    I think if the work has been done by a licensed professional (being structural and all) and you have the docs to show it, it shouldnt be an issue if it's on plans or not.

    If you DIY I guess you...
  22. Plumbing rough in before wall straightening?

    You don't plane 5-10mm off studs. You cripple studs that can be or laminate a trimmer next to a stud to straighten or push it off brick wall and re-tie.




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    DIY kitchen - Would you be happy with this?

    Don't know how good it would have worked if they did it the way you wanted. That centre section would be 8mm thick at best? It really needs the frames edges to give it some stability from warping...
  24. Plumbing rough in before wall straightening?

    We always do it after plumbing and elect and right before lining. If you do it before you may well get old mate plumber coming through cutting studs, knocking nogs out, putting nogs in with screws...
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    Double Mesh Under Tiled Areas?

    For what mesh costs I'd double layer it in tiled areas even if it didn't specify it


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    Coating for outdoor table

    Worked well mate. Highly suggest giving it a go. I used the feast Watson stuff available from Bunnings


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    Getting things level

    Just prop your bearers level then it's easy to work out what you need to do with your stirrups.

    Or hire a laser level if you don't have one

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    Farewell Renovate Forum

    Thanks mate.

    Honestly been wondering where you've been but didn't want to ask on here incase it was something bad lol. Its good to hear that it's the complete opposite.
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    Farewell Renovate Forum

    Good luck mate!
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    Timber or metal battens for Colorbond roof?

    70 x 45 is no longer allowed. I think it changed about 3 years ago. I believe it's Australia wide but maybe state by state only?


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    Timber or metal battens for colourblind roof?

    All we use is timber 90x45 MGP10.

    From and installing perspective steel is great to handle and fix but they seem weak as piss IMO (I know nothing of their actual structural qualities)

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  32. waterstop angle requirements when using a wall to wall linear drain

    Does the whole floor fall to that waste? I was under the assumption that if you waterproofed the entire floor you didn't need to second water stop at the shower. Also if your entire floor had fall...
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    Brick wall clearance from boundary fence

    As you said the permit is to build it on the boundary. If your gonna build it off boundary then it's 900 off the boundary. I guess you could do less but it would be at your own risk.....

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    Brick wall clearance from boundary fence

    I think the minimum requirement is 900 if the wall does not form the boundary


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    DIY Double brick wall construction queries

    Would neighbours not allow you to work from their side if need be?

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    DIY Double brick wall construction queries

    Well that would be a single wall wouldn't it? Therefore there would be no cavity. He's talking double brick wall


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    DIY Double brick wall construction queries

    The standard requires a min cavity of 50mm for masonry and 40mm for masonry veneer


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  38. Abseiling protection over steep piched roof and gutter

    Knuckle boom?
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    Flooring over concrete.

    If I'm reading it right, you can't just glue down or plug and screw 165mm high joists to concrete. Your gonna have to either bolt some kind of 'L' bracket to slab then fix joist to that or bolt some...
  40. Starting a carpentry (building) apprenticeship at age 27? [Victoria]

    Contact anyone and everyone...builders, carpenters, associations etc - it took me 12 months to find someone who was willing to give me a go.

    No need to do any pre-courses unless you do a...
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