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    Maybe try using a ground screw?

    Maybe try using a ground screw?
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    2 otehr things you may want to do: 1) Go to...

    2 otehr things you may want to do:

    1) Go to Reece (or a plumbing supplier) and buy a plunger head and a couple of handles (that all scerew together). The plunger head is exactly the same diameter...
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    check out ebay maybe?

    check out ebay maybe?
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    Run. Now. Quick. While you still can. ;)

    Run. Now. Quick. While you still can.

    ;)
  5. Thread: Joist Hangers

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    Assuming you are using TP joists/bearers. - Its a...

    Assuming you are using TP joists/bearers. - Its a snack. - dont be scared of them. - once you get the hang of it you ill knock them in in 3 hits each. My father and I did 20 nails into 30 joist...
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    I know ss screws are all the rage, - but once...

    I know ss screws are all the rage, - but once screwed in and scrubbed and oiled and walked over 1000 times, they look no different to teh Gal screws. _ save your $$$ and simply by Gal.
  7. My understanding is if you as a...

    My understanding is if you as a manufacturer/wholesaler (eg black and decker) wants to stock something at bunnings, then there are many hoops that must be jumped through. Some of these include:
    1)...
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    Based on Jarrah being a hardwood, if it is off...

    Based on Jarrah being a hardwood, if it is off the ground there should not be any great issue leaving it 3 months. The sooner you oil it the better, but no big issue really.
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    or for getting rid of junk try freecycle. Just...

    or for getting rid of junk try freecycle. Just stick it into google.
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    My opinion (as a mug) is the brown is most...

    My opinion (as a mug) is the brown is most likeley rust from your hot water system, indicating that it is probably on its way out....

    Have a look at your unit and see if there is any visible rust...
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    locals can always go on government beneifits....

    locals can always go on government beneifits. Retrade/reskill.

    Support the people in predominanty 3rd world countries. - go Merbau

    I think Phil B said it all.........the tannins "is the...
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    Go Merbau. 1) Merbau grows like a weed in...

    Go Merbau.
    1) Merbau grows like a weed in tropical environments.
    2) Is heaps cheaper
    3) You will save the old growth Tassie rainforests.
    4) A few tannins is nothing, and your really just making...
  13. My father in law bought me a dewalt 18v cordless...

    My father in law bought me a dewalt 18v cordless for my deck for around the $500 mark. Best drill I have ever used. - It was embarrassing that someone of my limited abilities could snap 10g stainless...
  14. Thread: paint or floor

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    2 thoughts: Paint last. Why? Because it is not...

    2 thoughts:

    Paint last. Why? Because it is not necessary. You can live in the house without it being painted for years. (I speak from experience) Get the floors done, get the tradies out, and...
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    Quick question: If the pour has not yet happened,...

    Quick question: If the pour has not yet happened, and it is that close to teh ground, is it worth extending the pour and having a concrete patio as opposed to a wooden deck?

    Lots cheaper, and...
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    I had to do a pile of wholes and borrowed a 3...

    I had to do a pile of wholes and borrowed a 3 year old ozito rotary drill. - (i think it was about $80 new).... It was an amzing difference between my normal ryobi drill on hammer mode.

    All...
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    I would be using a stirrup in the lowest corner...

    I would be using a stirrup in the lowest corner of the rock. to birng the height up to similar to the highest corner.

    Run your bearer from the stirrup to the highest corner of the rock.
    ...
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    My shower shelves are solid glass and just...

    My shower shelves are solid glass and just siliconned on. - I would test it with one, and see if you can remove it.....
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    I reckon he big saving to be made in DIY is to...

    I reckon he big saving to be made in DIY is to manage the project yourself. Get a semi-deent understnding of what teh requirements are - Discuss what you want the builder to do and what you are happy...
  20. I intiitially thought..."Just leave it to...

    I intiitially thought..."Just leave it to gravity"....however upon realistic reflection: Assuming your deck is 20sqm and you have 10 people over...That is 1 tonne of people on your deck + weigth of...
  21. Hi, I know insulation is the really sexy thing...

    Hi,

    I know insulation is the really sexy thing to work through atm. However.....

    Fix your gaps first!

    Get under your house and tape up all the gaps in your floorboards. Tape up the gaps in...
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    It's personal opinion. My opinion is. Get a...

    It's personal opinion.

    My opinion is. Get a sample of your floor boards. - See how it looks next to the bench top samples.

    Also what is meant by "laminated timber benchtop" Do you mean

    A)...
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    I think it was about 4 mm. - BIg enough to get...

    I think it was about 4 mm. - BIg enough to get the spoke down the hole with clearance all the way around, however no chance of the head of the spoke pulling through.
  24. Cheap and nasty solution. Get some normal...

    Cheap and nasty solution.

    Get some normal outdoor paint. Throw a handful of sand in it. Paint. When it dries, the sand will creat the non slip texture.

    M
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    I had this same problem, I drilled a hole,...

    I had this same problem, I drilled a hole, however it kept getting clogged with rubbish.

    To solve this i poked an old bike spoke down the hole (so it was sticking down out of my gutter). the drips...
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    Sticky: I too was waiting for recomendations, so I called...

    I too was waiting for recomendations, so I called dulux directly to discuss oils v water based oils. They said that FW oil is still oil based. - They have just added some magic dust to it to enable...
  27. No idea on Brisbane, but In Sydney, Sydney water...

    No idea on Brisbane, but In Sydney, Sydney water must Cap off the old connection and open the new connection.

    The rest of the pipes can be done by whichever plumber wants the work.

    for...
  28. If you build a ramp be aware that your kids will...

    If you build a ramp be aware that your kids will think it is for riding their bikes down. :)

    My opinion. Go buy some think plywod and lie it down where you want the ramps to go. - walk up it and...
  29. Thread: Timber Path

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    My $0.02. It is fine. - Why? - The structure...

    My $0.02.

    It is fine. - Why? - The structure is lieing on the ground . No one can get hurt even if something disastorous happens.

    To me the big thing to work out is are you happy with the...
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    The other thing to do (cheap and nasty) is buy...

    The other thing to do (cheap and nasty) is buy some wooden clothes pegs for hanging out your washing. - Break them in half and you have wedges perfect for taking the rattle out of windows....M
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    I looked at using screws instead of nails into...

    I looked at using screws instead of nails into joist hangers (simply cause the thought of 20x nails x 30 hangers = 600 nails and i thought it would be difficult.

    I used nails, simpy because noone...
  32. Thread: Random Lengths

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    My $0.02 Use a quick spreadsheet and document...

    My $0.02

    Use a quick spreadsheet and document which lengths you have.

    Measure your joist spacings and then spend an hour with a bit of paper/spreadsheet working through what would give you the...
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    Interim Posts for SS wires

    Hello,

    Was on holidays and saw a deck that interested me. It had SS wires, with wood posts in the corners but had interim posts of stainless steel, which the wires went through. The posts screwed...
  34. personally, I would be removing your current...

    personally, I would be removing your current posts and replacing with posts that entend up to the desired roof height.

    Will be a PITA but shouldnt be impossible.

    And this way you know its done...
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    Base upon the spantables posted in the sticky. 3...

    Base upon the spantables posted in the sticky. 3 posts would be sufficent.

    http://www.renovateforum.com/f196/decking-span-tables-90087/

    as 2/190*45 with a 1200mm spacing can span 3500mm.

    M
  36. I used old politicians (on white plastic). - ...

    I used old politicians (on white plastic). -



    With an election around the corner, might work for you. -

    Just make sure the very bottom of the palings are reinforced, or they will bow out.
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    Reading the fine print of the PRYDA instructions...

    Reading the fine print of the PRYDA instructions it states: "See the Design Capacities table on the following page for the maximum number of nails or screws for each Framing Bracket" (emphasis mine)...
  38. Thread: Paving question

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    The other option (that i did at my place) is get...

    The other option (that i did at my place) is get a couple of KG's of salt and sprinkle that down the gaps. -

    Maybe try some standard kitchen salt in a section first. -

    M
  39. Lokos excellent! Just a quick query on the...

    Lokos excellent!

    Just a quick query on the decking.

    It appears you use 90mm boards for the main part but 140mm boards as the border

    I imagine the boards are the same depth? (or you would...
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    Deck plans

    Hi,

    Find attached the deck plans submitted at a place that i used to live. Was the Hills council.

    its a high deck, (not a low one) hope tahts ok.

    I got each of teh neighbours to review and...
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