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    I think additional 10mm minimum to screed it will...

    I think additional 10mm minimum to screed it will be a problem.
    Combined with the potential for a different finish/colour means I reckon it may be best to demo and start again.

    Looks like I...
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    The drain is waiting for me to connect it up on...

    The drain is waiting for me to connect it up on the other side of the sleeper.
    I have to dig a trench through the tree roots and run it into a spoon drain on the other side.


    Still trying to get...
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    Cheers, It was a mid range price, all the...

    Cheers,


    It was a mid range price, all the other concreting jobs I've had done in the past have been better finish though. It was done by a concreter though, not just some random.
    The lines but...
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    Fixing shoddy new concrete steps

    Hi all,

    Just had an old concrete path replaced and new steps added.
    This is what I am left with.

    I don't think it's good enough, it looks more like they were moulded by hand with play-doh.
    ...
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    minimum shower fall?

    Hi all,

    Getting towards final stages of bathroom reno and need to sort out the shower base.

    It will be a walk in shower, no hob.
    The floor has a natural slope of 1:100 in the same direction of...
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    I did the entire kitchen myself and knew there...

    I did the entire kitchen myself and knew there would be a small gap but it wasn't until all cabinets were lined up and positioned in place until it was clear how big it was.
    The benchtop isn't deep...
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    Hiding a large gap between benchtop and wall?

    Hi all,

    Having removed a wall and extended my kitchen across what was once two rooms, I'm now left with a very out of square wall behind the benchtop.

    I know the right thing to do would have...
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    Had a note in the letterbox today saying the gas...

    Had a note in the letterbox today saying the gas company had replaced the meter - I got excited thinking that meant a new regulator too but it wasn't.
    Rang them and explained the problem, they had a...
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    It's actually a high quality Australian made flat...

    It's actually a high quality Australian made flat pack. It's just not aimed primarily at DIYers like the cheap chinese stuff. Big conclusion to jump to though.


    Thanks Sybarite, I did place them...
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    That sounds right. He said modern regulators were...

    That sounds right. He said modern regulators were 2.75kpa. I'll try and find out who's responsible for it and see if it can be upgradd. It's avery old meter though.
    It is copper pipe, yes.
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    Gas regulator/pipe too small?

    G'day,

    We just had 3 quotes to replace our aging ducted heating.

    The first 2 guys said 'all good, just replace the unit and all ducting etc'.
    The last guy checked the size of the copper pipe...
  12. Thread: Falcon Cookers?

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    This may be a bit late for you but we are in the...

    This may be a bit late for you but we are in the middle of importing a Stoves range cooker from the UK.

    Locally they sell for $6500, ours is $2900 from the UK including all shipping, quarantine,...
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    kickboard back spacing?

    G'day,

    I've just about finished assembling my new flatpack kitchen (which came with no instructions!)

    I have to mount the plastic legs to the bottom of the carcasses (no pre-drilled holes)....
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    oh. I didn't know you needed water resistant...

    oh.

    I didn't know you needed water resistant plasterboard. Is this req'd all the way around over the benchtop or just the sink area?
    Any way of telling if what is already there is water resistant...
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    Tiles onto plasterboard?

    G'day,

    I'm just about to rip out our old kitchen ready to install the new one. The existing wall tiles are on cement sheeting over the gyprock.

    Is there a reason for this? Can I rip the cement...
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    OK, Dragging this back up as we are about to put...

    OK,
    Dragging this back up as we are about to put the new kitchen in and have to decide on flooring now.

    Pic attached shows the different types of flooring- chipboard, yellowtongue, and 2...
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    Plasterboard over Pine lining ceiling?

    G'day,

    We recently knocked out a dividing wall to make our kitchen bigger. The issue is that the kitchen had pine lining on the ceiling but the newly created area is plasterboard.

    The pine...
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    Thanks Guys, See attached pic for existing...

    Thanks Guys,

    See attached pic for existing floorboards (can anyone identify?)

    85236

    But I only have about half what I'd require and even that would mean pulling them up from one of the...
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    Laying floorboards over existing floor

    Hi Guys,

    We are about to start a kitchen reno and are replacing the lino/carpet floor coverings with floorboards. We want a rustic look so are thinking recycled floorboards, possibly messmate or...
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    OK. Thanks Guys. Looks like we might pass on...

    OK. Thanks Guys.

    Looks like we might pass on this one as we have just sold our house with a 6 month settlement, so we'll wait a while longer before choosing a property. I think this one would have...
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    Cost of adding a completely new staircase?

    G'day Folks,

    A house we are considering buying has a seperate residence below it. There is currently no internal staircase at all so we would want to add one to make it one big house rather than...
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