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    New toilet to old waste - floor

    Hi there,


    I'm renovating an old toilet room, new floor tiles, new toilet and waste to go into the existing floor waste. etc.


    I havent had a chance to get to the plumbing shop yet, but any...
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    Re: Ceiling cladding and batten idea's

    Cool no worries thanks guys.
    Some good advice.
    Over time I'll remove the interior plaster/timber walls and insulate, as John2b mentioned there is heaps of heat transfer there. I've already bought...
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    Thank you everyone for your advice. My cathedral...

    Thank you everyone for your advice. My cathedral ceiling is certainly getting two layers of concertina's and should have enough space for bulk fill batts at the lowest level, I should have nearly...
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    Re: Ceiling cladding and batten idea's

    Thanks, winter I'm not so worried about. I may install some bulk insulation between the foil and new ceiling lining, I'll think about it.
    Winter isn't really an issue, very liveable and all the...
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    Would you send your child down the street in...

    Would you send your child down the street in summer on a hot day dressed in a glass woolen jumper or reflective foil jumper?
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    Re: Ceiling cladding and batten idea's

    Thanks bloss.
    Had already decided and purchased the concertina's and happy with the properties for summer. likely I'll use VJ panels to clad the ceiling and maybe also use them elsewhere in the...
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    Re: Ceiling cladding and batten idea's

    Maybe, I shall check it out.
    Polyester webbing that I've found is 40 cents per metre.
    And uv/heat stable.

    I hadn't thought about the noise, it could be an issue when it rains.... Might be very...
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    Will either batten perpendicular inside main...

    Will either batten perpendicular inside main rafters at 600 centres or staple two foil batts together to make a 1200 special and support the foil with two straps of thin polyester webbing stapled...
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    Thanks for your comments guys. I am doubling up...

    Thanks for your comments guys.
    I am doubling up the concertina's because the manufacturer recommends so both in their technical documents and when I discussed my scenario over the phone.
    I did...
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    Haha no shortage of helpers! Robot building...

    Haha no shortage of helpers!
    Robot building supplies came back $70 cheaper.
    Top hat steel Battens were about $550.

    Gotta get more quotes
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    Ceiling cladding and batten idea's

    Hi there,

    I'm about to start a new project before summer arrives... Insulating this ceiling with two layers of Concertina Foil Batts.

    My main dilemma is ceiling lining panels and batten...
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    Exactly, the blame shouldn't be on the foil...

    Exactly, the blame shouldn't be on the foil insulation industry during the HIP.
    More so to the poor governance of quality electrical wiring in QLD and awareness of fixing anything near wiring.
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    Re: Old timber floors with large gaps

    I would certainly look at two things:
    - sealing from above
    - insulating with aluminium concertina foil batts from below (if you can access under the house)

    Concertina foil batts are great for...
  14. Another quick update. Plumbing sorted, I found...

    Another quick update.

    Plumbing sorted, I found all the appropriate parts for the shower waste at Tradelink.
    50mm DWV spigot & socket fits really good into the shower base.

    Methven shower...
  15. Mark Walter

    Hi there,


    Try Mark Walter from All Round Window restoration.
    Window repair Melbourne - All Round Window Restorations


    I had heaps of windows refurbished in my unit (cedar timber frames) and...
  16. Shower plumbing complete

    Went to the supplier, they don't sell or stockanything to do with these shower bases... And now I know why...

    So along to Tradelink, bought a 50mm DWV spigotand socket waste drain - has rubber...
  17. Supplier didn't provide anything, I'm going to...

    Supplier didn't provide anything, I'm going to see them today... Thanks

    Sent from my HTC One XL using Tapatalk
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    Photo of the underside
  19. Thank you Oldsaltoz, By Jigsaw I take it you...

    Thank you Oldsaltoz,

    By Jigsaw I take it you mean this puzzled project :)


    The Shower tray has an 80mm hole (no thread under) which is quite flat around the rim of the hole.

    I was hoping to...
  20. Oh no I've jumped ahead and didn't understand...

    Oh no I've jumped ahead and didn't understand before I started....

    I can't use a puddle flange because I've already glued by shower base down... bugger!!!!!


    Do I just connect the shower waste...
  21. Sure, FYI the product is 10.5mm thick moisture...

    Sure, FYI the product is 10.5mm thick moisture resistant MDF core and high-pressure laminate super glossy face and matt style finish laminate backing.


    *** 2x Showerwall panels (900mm x 2400mm)...
  22. Thanks Oldsaltoz, what do you think so far? Any...

    Thanks Oldsaltoz, what do you think so far? Any real stuff ups ;) ?
    Over the long weekend I fitted the vanity waste/water supply/mixer and no leaks thus far!


    I'm going to start the shower waste...
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    Hi there, For the gap between panel and...

    Hi there,

    For the gap between panel and wall/upstand tiles, if it is 30mm or less (please check all product guides and recommendations) you may be able to use something like the Selleys Pro...
  24. New bathroon from existing toilet room [with progress photos]

    Hello,


    Just thought I'd share my progress of or current renovation.
    I'm new to renovating and working on houses etc.

    My background is office based being a Draftsman in a civil...
  25. Of course, thank you johnc.

    Of course, thank you johnc.
  26. No access via outside, yes its a gable roof but...

    No access via outside, yes its a gable roof but quite intricately built.
    Have received one quote of about $7k without allowances/independent hygienist/not including GST.

    Thanks, I've gone up...
  27. Thanks for your replies. Yes Air con sucks air...

    Thanks for your replies.
    Yes Air con sucks air from one location only in the hallway (no cement sheet of any kind nearby).
    I am also filling all gaps where I can get to with cans of expandafoam to...
  28. Existing asbestos roof removed but debris left behind...

    Hi all,

    My house was built in the mid 1950's and was initially a single level house with an asbestos cement corrugated roof.

    In the 1970's the original owner extended upwards and built a...
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    Yep... sounds like it's the way to go. I had a...

    Yep... sounds like it's the way to go.

    I had a good read of the Scyon products, they seem really good!
    From what I understand, the secura internal flooring 19mm can be used by itself with tiling....
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    Yes it's the agents photo, it's been tweaked for...

    Yes it's the agents photo, it's been tweaked for sure especially the background and some of the house lights have been enhanced but it does look like this.
    Originally the house was single level and...
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    Thanks for your input, it would be quick and...

    Thanks for your input, it would be quick and easier.
    Putting a roof over the whole balcony would be a bit of a task and impact the look for the house.
    ...
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    Balcony deck above porch + rain

    Hi there,

    I have a timber balcony deck above the front porch and when it rains the porch gets annoyingly wet and quite slippery.
    I was thinking of lifting the decking and nailing galvanised...
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    Thank you Oldsaltoz. Would a regular puddle...

    Thank you Oldsaltoz.

    Would a regular puddle flange suffice or would it be worth using something like the Iplex Smartpan & Smartseal?

    Thanks for your input of the installation of the shower...
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    Is this a self supporting shower base?

    Hi All,

    Just wanting to confirm if is this a self supporting shower base?

    98831

    If so:

    1) installation via cement sheet underlay (supported floor joists & solid blocking) > waterproof...
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    Thanks Blocker, i'll trial this method and see...

    Thanks Blocker, i'll trial this method and see the results.
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    What paint to use on stained timber panels?

    Hi there,

    Just wondering if anyone can help with some advice, please see the photo's of bathroom and queries below.

    I'm renovating this bathroom and will be painting over the stained timber...
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    Thanks for your input guys. I've been thinking...

    Thanks for your input guys.
    I've been thinking quite alot about this, and might head down the plantation shutters route.
    For now I'll hang a blockout curtain by hooks until we have the budget for...
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    Triangular window - blind/curtain ?

    Hi there,

    I've setup a projector and screen in our rumpus/bar room and need to stop light coming in from the window above the balcony door to enable us to watch movies etc during the day.
    ...
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    Aquatite Wetwall Caddy

    Hey Renoers,

    I just stumbled upon these plastic cup & flanges that are used to help seal & isolate leaks of outlet/taps/mixers behind tiles or panels.
    They look pretty good and apparently do a...
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    Thank you Oldsaltoz. I'll be testing for the...

    Thank you Oldsaltoz.

    I'll be testing for the best adhesive between the waterproof membrane panels.
    I definitely won't be screwing the panels through!
    What is the best roller/technique to apply...
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