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    Installing toilet + bath

    I am considering installing our new back to wall toilet and free standing bath myself. Plumbing in place, it's the final fix out. All pipes are in (give or take 5mm) in exactly the right place.
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  2. I too found this compared to Bostic and K10+

    I too found this compared to Bostic and K10+
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    You make some valid points, the water proofing...

    You make some valid points, the water proofing over the screed would be especially good for the shower area. Not so concerned about the laundry or toilet.
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    I have, but not seriously considered it. From...

    I have, but not seriously considered it. From what I read a pre-screen coat is better.
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    floor to wall gap filling bond breaker

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    Not sure why photos won't upload correct, sorry about that.

    So I have some gaps that need to be filled correctly before the membrane goes down and tile screen goes in (approx...
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    I think that is a good plan. Anything other than...

    I think that is a good plan. Anything other than a concrete slab, I think, is better to be over done than minimum standards.
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    What floor are you on? concrete or suspended?

    What floor are you on? concrete or suspended?
  8. I bought the $299 Bunnings one and it does a...

    I bought the $299 Bunnings one and it does a great job at removing 30 year old screed along with 30 year old concrete slab. I found it to be more about technique than brute force with it. It's all in...
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    So I have answered my own question. The...

    So I have answered my own question.

    The options they give for the type of waste are their own supplied drain grates. The person I spoke to over the phone suggested I get a regular Wondercap as a...
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    I am at a point in my life where I am happy to...

    I am at a point in my life where I am happy to pay extra for support, customer service and advice. I've seen so many times bunnies stacking 3600 lengths of plasterboard with 2 glots and a massive bow...
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    Wondercap question

    Going to retro fit a Wondercap to my concrete slab. The options are square or round waste. Plan is to use a square smart tile, but looking at how it works, why does the grate shape matter?
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    Freestanding bath and water resistant

    Two questions

    1. What are the requirements for WP around a freestanding bath? Bath is approx 80mm off 3 walls.

    2. In the standards for a laundry is says "Water-resistant floor ofthe room". I...
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    Thanks for the advice. Have got my head around...

    Thanks for the advice. Have got my head around things. Got very lucky by going to the local plaster board supply place. Got some great advice and their prices were lower than the big green shed, even...
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    So the Sikaflex FC is the bond breaker that will...

    So the Sikaflex FC is the bond breaker that will bridge the gap between the two sheet edges? I will be doing the waterproofing and well do it correctly, but don't want to have to paint all the walls...
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    Why poly between the joints? and what product do...

    Why poly between the joints? and what product do you mean? I don't intend on water proofing all the walls, just to Aust Standards plus a little bit more where I think it is needed (mainly on the slab...
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    I am actually not sure The Gyprock install...

    I am actually not sure

    The Gyprock install guide says to use wet area joint stuff. I am just assuming it is because of the potential of moisture to lift the tape if it is set with regular base...
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    Wet area base coat

    In a bathroom, is this needed? The two quotes I have had from plasteres have both said they never use it. Walls will be floor to ceiling tiles.
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    Im going to put it between 50 and 100 off the...

    Im going to put it between 50 and 100 off the wall so we will see how we go :)
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    Free standing bath distance off wall

    What is the acceptable/ mandated minimum distance off a wall a free standing bath should be? I have been told minimum 100mm for cleaning etc
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idw0zsIGwkY This...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idw0zsIGwkY
    This looks promising
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    Would you happen to recall the names/brands of...

    Would you happen to recall the names/brands of these toilets? Coroma makes one that comes with some new offset connection but the drawings and specs seem to contradict themselves.
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    Back to wall toilet in old house

    1970's house, slab on ground construction with 250mm from the wall waste pipe for the toilet. We would like a back to wall toilet to replace the old one. However the ones we have seen can only handle...
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    Thanks for all the responses. Before going and...

    Thanks for all the responses. Before going and buying boards, I called a wardrobe place we want to use. They're coming out before the carpet goes in and it is possible, that if we choose them, they...
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    carpet meets wardrobe sliding door

    Some picshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180111/8ac1dca78910893ada0aaa85b8282459.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180111/d0248173c17645ad9705957178f5201c.jpg

    Excuse the stuff taking up...
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    carpet meets wardrobe sliding door

    I am a bit confused. We have built in spaces built with a bulk head and architraves all round (even on the inside) and about to have carpet in some rooms. One carpet person said it is best to put...
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    Vanity before tiles?

    I have a wall mounted vanity for our en suite. Does it go onto the wall before or after wall tiles?
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    We're owner builders...

    We're owner builders...
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    I don't get it. Are you meaning if it leaks it's...

    I don't get it. Are you meaning if it leaks it's my fault rather than company X who did the waterproofing?
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    I don't know of an insurance company that covers...

    I don't know of an insurance company that covers leaking showers anyway.

    I have to redo this bathroom because when I took the skirting boards off down the hallway I discovered that pretty much all...
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    NSW- waterproofing DIY of exisiting

    Have paid for a pro to do the waterproofing on our new en suite because it is certified by council. Will now do the main bathroom which is just a rip out and retiled and will of course redo the...
  31. Thread: shower fall

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    shower fall

    1450x920 shower with waste in the centre. Aust standards say 1:100 fall, MBA sat 1:60 or 1:80 depending on factors like tile used, hob and general 'feel' of the site. This is a hobless and at this...
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    We don't have a puddle flange though...

    We don't have a puddle flange though...
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    Installing drain grate

    Next stop in my new en suite is to choose a waste grate. However, I need some help please.

    There is a 100mm sewer pipe cut flush to the floor with waterproofing going down into it. A screed will...
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    Thanks Metrix. No water issues and it's def not a...

    Thanks Metrix. No water issues and it's def not a nice steel troweled surface. Looks like like a half arsed wooden trowel or float finish. Without ripping up the whole house's carpet I am going to...
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    self leveling screed

    We are considering putting down some stick on vinyl flooring planks. But firstly I'll need to make our 1970's slab floor flat. It's a reasonably large area to do 40m2 and I am after some advise on a...
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    Who would install this? Waterproofer, tiler or me?

    Who would install this? Waterproofer, tiler or me?
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    Works out to be just under 20mm gap. 35mm without...

    Works out to be just under 20mm gap. 35mm without flooring and no idea where I got 35mm as a standard from...
    Thanks for everyone's replies.
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    Cavilty slider bottom gap

    Cavity slider for an en suite. In my mind I have 35mm gap from floor to bottom of the door? Anyone know the regs off the top of their head?
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    Waterbased. This stuff Perfect Prep | Colourtrend...

    Waterbased. This stuff Perfect Prep | Colourtrend
    Thin if bushed on but good on a roller than is loaded up and has so far sealed the eave sheets OK. I was secretly hoping for magic where I could get...
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    So I've gone down the priming route after talking...

    So I've gone down the priming route after talking to the guy at the paint place. It's a product I can use inside and out along with priming the eaves so I got 15L of it. Goes on the fibre-cement...
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