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    I just got him to quote on me prepping, but based...

    I just got him to quote on me prepping, but based on other quotes for 16 m2 I saved around $500. In my case I had good 60mm pavers over it that I wanted to reuse, then just had to remove 40mm of...
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    Thank you for all of the advice folks. Concreting...

    Thank you for all of the advice folks. Concreting done today and there was no issue at all. Slight over excavation but concreter not worried and ordered enough, not even any extra charge so it must...
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    Ah, that helps r3nov8or! So the concreter will...

    Ah, that helps r3nov8or! So the concreter will finalise the order on the day. This works for me. Happy to pay the incremental cost of a thicker slab, but didn’t understand the ordering process for...
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    Yes, concreter will do formwork. No, has to have...

    Yes, concreter will do formwork. No, has to have a finished level and can’t be lower.
    Given a 100 mm slab will be strong enough, will putting 10 mm of fill bacK create any problem?
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    Over-excavation for garage floor

    Not sure if Iím overthinking this. I am getting a 100 mm floor poured for my garage. Approx 3.1 m x 5.2 m. I am doing the prep and have a concreter coming to supply membrane, mesh and lay and finish...
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    Very effective use of a battery! Still a bit too...

    Very effective use of a battery! Still a bit too expensive for me though. I am hanging on to the Holden for a while until the price drops and the range of models increases. I won't be buying another...
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    The last few posts prompt me to post again....

    The last few posts prompt me to post again. Finally bit the bullet late last year and have installed panels and a battery.
    5.4 Kw and a Tesla powerwall 2. Got great rebates from the local council...
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    I think that you are spot on DavoSyd. I am hoping...

    I think that you are spot on DavoSyd. I am hoping that someone who may have moved a few points can help me with just how wide.
    I could calculate it at a pinch. But generally experience @@@@@ on...
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    Sorry. I was not precise. I leaves indentations,...

    Sorry. I was not precise. I leaves indentations, a visible line where the flooring has been a crushed. If it were black rubber marks I can run it over drop sheets. I think the hard rubber wheels that...
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    Timber floor protection moving piano

    Hi folks,
    I am close to getting our timber engineered floor put down and as part of this I will need to move furniture around the house. No big deal - except for our upright piano. I have moved it...
  11. Done it! used 12 bags of leveller plus some...

    Done it!
    used 12 bags of leveller plus some primer and it all seemed to work out. Hardening up nicely and The finish is not bad.
    I was tempted to go down the cement sheet or plywood idea, but I am...
  12. Thank you for that. If I was to use fibre cement...

    Thank you for that. If I was to use fibre cement over concrete, how best to fix it? Is glueing down an option? Who is AFS?
    To go leveller, what is most cost effective?
  13. Building up floor level for engineered timber

    Hi folks,
    We are going to lay engineered timber over our whole place, over a variety of flooring. It is all pretty well level and will need just a little filling and smoothing to do this.

    One...
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    Yes, that's what attracts me. When I do just...

    Yes, that's what attracts me. When I do just about anything inside now I need a table to put tools and as a work base. This set up will allow me to make a small tray type top that I can put...
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    They look pretty good! Since I posted I have been...

    They look pretty good! Since I posted I have been looking around a lot and these seem to be the right thing for me. I can make a few different cross bars including a narrow table and they are going...
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    They are sort of what I have now..... I need...

    They are sort of what I have now..... I need something small and light, but big enough for putting tools on. Sturdy and stable for sawing and with good clamping. Durable and cheap. ....... Probably...
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    It is all about smart usage. We are looking at...

    It is all about smart usage. We are looking at installing a system with panels and possibly batteries if the numbers stack up. If I had an energy information system to tell me how and when we use...
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    Very dangerous practice - he isn't wearing ear...

    Very dangerous practice - he isn't wearing ear protection!
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    That Jawhorse looks pretty good........

    That Jawhorse looks pretty good........
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    Folding workbench/sawhorse. Any good ones?

    Getting towards the end of serious renovations and room is a bit tight. I have been using a couple of Tommy Tucker plastering benches as sawhorses and portable clamping/sawing/work surfaces and while...
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    Yes, I have done my Kalsomine misery. Stainless...

    Yes, I have done my Kalsomine misery. Stainless steel scourer and warm water with lots of wiping down. A wall only took me 3 hours...... Happier with a wet process as I think that any paint from that...
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    Victorian era paint?

    Doing the prep for my bathroom Reno and having interesting times with walls.
    stripping back the pictured wall as the acrylic paint was falling off from poor adhesion to the (yellow) Kalsomine.
    The...
  23. Reducing the exit to 125mm will effectively give...

    Reducing the exit to 125mm will effectively give you that size vent pipe. Would avoid it if I could.... If you wanted lower capacity venting you could have saved money on a lower spec range hood. You...
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    Only on Tuesdays, or whenever the Victorians feel...

    Only on Tuesdays, or whenever the Victorians feel friendly.....
    It was when I checked a piece outside that it measured up. Apart from being half blind, and innumerate I get by pretty well. :B
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    Idiot Alert!!! I checked the thickness on a...

    Idiot Alert!!!
    I checked the thickness on a clean edge and it is 6mm.
    Sorry folks, much ado about nothing. :D
    I used 9mm on my other bathroom and this stuff looks quite spindly. I think I'll put...
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    Paul, here is a pic of the wall plate and the...

    Paul, here is a pic of the wall plate and the toilet lid. As you see it ended up pretty close!
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    114669Here's the pic.

    114669Here's the pic.
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    Increased noggins will work I think, I am not...

    Increased noggins will work I think, I am not going too far up the wall with the tiles.
    I used photos on my other bathroom and they were useful. The other thing that worked out really well was a...
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    4.5 Villaboard wall

    Re tiling the bathroom and in removing the tiles pretty well destroyed the villaboard. Pulling it out, it is only 4.5 mm, not 6mm. I really do not want to re-skin the whole walls. Is replacing it...
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    Bath with sliding door..

    Not sure how to do this. I am redoing the bathroom, moving a small spa bath along a wall that has a sliding door. I have a piccie of it, but it may not have loaded..... We want the bath as close as...
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    Just out of interest, anyone have experience of...

    Just out of interest, anyone have experience of Hilti cordless tools? I wonder if I was starting again with cordless this would be the go. Buy them once and that's it. Are they that good?
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    The supply line is clamped to the framing timber...

    The supply line is clamped to the framing timber and this is stiff enough to avoid the internals rattling. The cistern is very quiet filling. I was initially sceptical about an in wall cistern but we...
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    Here is ours, fits fine. I wouldn't want the tap...

    Here is ours, fits fine. I wouldn't want the tap where is is shown on yours.
    A bit of a side issue, we only just left room between the bottom of the fascia and the top do the toilet seat, and this...
  34. Have been renovating off and on a few years now...

    Have been renovating off and on a few years now and will put my hand to most things. Know a good plumber and a good electrician. Do lots of the prep work for them, but I do what they say and pay...
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    Lime mortar mix

    Hi folks, I couldn't add this to the older Lime Mortar Recipe thread, but thought that it was worth sharing my try out. I have been going over the threadi and have found the info really useful.
    i...
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    I got one of the Lufkin cheapies($250 ish). Came...

    I got one of the Lufkin cheapies($250 ish). Came with an OK tripod. It works a treat outside dawn and dusk, and does everything inside too. For outside I mark levels and benchmarks in the morning,...
  37. +1 Paslode. Getting the end in sight of my Reno...

    +1 Paslode. Getting the end in sight of my Reno and this has been great to have. I have taken care of it and am sure it will go quickly when I sell it.
    One question though.... What other jobs can I...
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    Thank you for their reply. I think that you are...

    Thank you for their reply. I think that you are probably right about getting a proper tradie in. Turns out a mason that we have used before is back from travelling and I can get him for the job.
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    Patching painted render with new window

    Hi folks,
    i am guessing this is not unusual, but I can't seem to find clear information.
    i have had a new window installed in a rendered wall and now need to bring new render up to the frame. I am...
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    Expect for some reason it looks like I gyprock'd...

    Expect for some reason it looks like I gyprock'd my floor...... :C
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