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    "trivial or substantial' are relative terms. I've...

    "trivial or substantial' are relative terms. I've been in building game >50 years - what I might do or you as an experienced DIYer might be quite different to a novice DIYer as the OP seems to be. I...
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    I wonder if the fridge wrappers would do an A/C...

    I wonder if the fridge wrappers would do an A/C unit? https://www.wickedwalls.com.au/store/c137/Refridgerator_Wraps.html

    Daikin offer vinyl wraps for the outside!...
  3. And wear a mask, goggles and gloves. The dust is...

    And wear a mask, goggles and gloves. The dust is not asbestos, but dangerous even so. No dusts are meant to be inside your lungs! BTW - score & snap still works and the edge can be squared off with a...
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    Laminating to create curved beams is pretty...

    Laminating to create curved beams is pretty straightforward if the radius is large enough and the laminations thin enough then no back just are necessary. BUT - the set up of the forming frame is...
  5. Retro-fitting of wall cavities work well - so...

    Retro-fitting of wall cavities work well - so long as you use a reputable installer who does the job properly. Fibreglass, polyester and Rockpool are all used. I've had my house done and my daughters...
  6. Thread: Scrooz Razr

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    I use the Scrooz ceramic coated decking screws...

    I use the Scrooz ceramic coated decking screws with the square drive head. https://www.scrooz.com.au/screws/decking-screws/razr-deck-screws-highload-ceramic/ These are much stronger than SS and look...
  7. Radiata flooring was uncommon in 1950 as there...

    Radiata flooring was uncommon in 1950 as there were few forests in Australia - it was imported from the US as 'Monterey pine" as framing timber.
    But Baltic was not used much in Sydney by then...
  8. Always wear a mask and if batts better to wear...

    Always wear a mask and if batts better to wear gloves and a disposable suit too. ALL dust is harmful in lungs.

    Not only check wiring, but get circuits checked & RCDs installed too on any building...
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    I am great fan of the plastic deck supports over...

    I am great fan of the plastic deck supports over slabs uneven especially https://www.bunnings.com.au/builders-edge-25-40mm-pedestal-foot-minifoot_p2450073 or...
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    Id be trying with a good pressure wash to start...

    Id be trying with a good pressure wash to start as it looks pretty new and loose, but as droog says you might have to get some in with a sandblaster eg:...
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    :whs:

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    :whs: - assuming the asbestos is going to be...

    :whs: - assuming the asbestos is going to be removed by professionals . . . https://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment/household-building-and-renovation/dealing-with-household-asbestos
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    Damage is done - good advice above on what to do...

    Damage is done - good advice above on what to do next - not vacuuming.

    The bigger point for anyone doing renovations, especially the demolition stage - is TO WEAR A P2 MASK & other suitable...
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    Not sure what cost are in Tasmania, but in the...

    Not sure what cost are in Tasmania, but in the ACT I've had two laundries done recently 3mx2m walls only for $1200 including inspection by third party inspector not associated with the licensed...
  16. Just buy a roll of insulation tape & reseal . . ....

    Just buy a roll of insulation tape & reseal . . . https://www.bunnings.com.au/ametalin-48mm-x-50m-insulation-and-ducting-tape_p0810227
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    After not being able to rely on the quality of SS...

    After not being able to rely on the quality of SS deckings crews and trying a few thousand of the ceramic coated ones from Scrooz I never use SS. Like Metrix I've used Powers and they were OK, Zenith...
  18. Thread: Asbestos

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    :whs: Best to tae it out now. Uses safety gear as...

    :whs: Best to tae it out now. Uses safety gear as in the stickies & Library. Info for NSW here: https://asbestosawareness.com.au/index.php? and...
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    Good catch - funny how confirmation bias works -...

    Good catch - funny how confirmation bias works - I was looking only at what was not allowed! Section 4 clearly exempts pellet heaters.

    The regs are designed to weed out older style wood log...
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    :whs:

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    You didn't say where in WA, but with fast drawing...

    You didn't say where in WA, but with fast drawing sandy soils andwater ingress onto the area only a couple of time a year this is not 'regular flooding'.

    If you are in or around Perth with annual...
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    Rules in Tassie are pretty clear - see...

    Rules in Tassie are pretty clear - see https://epa.tas.gov.au/Documents/Factsheet%20-%20Rules%20for%20Wood-Fired%20Heating%20and%20Cooking%20June%202019.pdf and the regulations here...
  23. Buy the bags and use as directed.

    Buy the bags and use as directed.
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    In which case not asbestos.

    In which case not asbestos.
  25. The relevant issues seems to be 'readily...

    The relevant issues seems to be 'readily accessible' - a roof space is not really that.
  26. Thread: Timber piece

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    Yep corbel's is what they OP is talking about....

    Yep corbel's is what they OP is talking about. Often they can be copied using cardboard to create template - they are aesthetic not structural in that application (but can be structural). Corbe;limng...
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    What it looks like is irrelevant - despite many...

    What it looks like is irrelevant - despite many who claim differently the only way you can tell is to have small sample tested - and use safety gear to collect it. You cannot tell by looking even on...
  28. Its bit old but the site Library has a good guide...

    Its bit old but the site Library has a good guide on insulation https://www.renovateforum.com/f221/icanz-insulation-handbook-103834/ . Put in as much as you can afford. In Melbourne I'd be doing R-6...
  29. Thread: Shed electrical

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    :wts: or plug your lights into one of the GPOs ....

    :wts: or plug your lights into one of the GPOs . . .
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    That seems reasonable to me. Removal of a...

    That seems reasonable to me.

    Removal of a structural wall is not a DIY unless you really know what you are doing - in any case will need to have engineering and permits with council etc and in in...
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    HEADS UP BCC Guide on Moisture Control in Buildings

    https://www.airah.org.au/DA_Manuals/Latest_releases/DA07_Criteria_for_Moisture_Control_Design_Analysis_in_Buildings/DA_Manuals/2020_releases/DA07.aspx
  32. Some else might chime in, but exhaust fan heights...

    Some else might chime in, but exhaust fan heights are set at minimums for for safety reasons see the explanation here: https://hia.com.au/regional-news/wa/clearance-requirements-rn2 - the minimum...
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    If the picture is all the 'deck' is then its...

    If the picture is all the 'deck' is then its simply a step and doesn't need fixing to the foundation/slab at all. The treated pine 200x50 TP timber needs to be supported below with compacted soil or...
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    He said 'cement dust' came out when drilled so...

    He said 'cement dust' came out when drilled so likely not masonite. Most of the hardiplank used white asbestos, but brown &* blue at various times. As my original really said risk is very low.
  36. Agree with Marc...

    Agree with Marc & intertd6 - they look like pretty normal joints for brick veneer on reactive clay soil. Remembering that the bricks are simple a skin & not structural - the timber frame is holding...
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    https://cowdroy.com.au/media/937.1_Manhattan_Sep18...

    https://cowdroy.com.au/media/937.1_Manhattan_Sep18.pdf

    or maybe bi-fold instead?

    https://cowdroy.com.au/media/Overlay_Bi-Fold_System_Flyer_web.pdf
  38. Maybe you've already done it, but here's my two...

    Maybe you've already done it, but here's my two bobs worth:

    Galvanised batten screws - SS are weaker and unnecessary.
    So long as you can screw most of the brackets into studs then no ledger is...
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    I'd be just extending the slab - unless you...

    I'd be just extending the slab - unless you really like re-coating a deck very year or so. I've now used these on a few decks (timber & modwood & wouldn't go back https://www.buildtuff.com.au and...
  40. Thread: Bearer span help

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    perhaps these might help...

    perhaps these might help https://www.bunnings.com.au/tuffblock-300-x-300-x-90mm-instant-foundation-system-deck-support_p2410345
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