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    I didn't take your reply as "having a go at me",...

    I didn't take your reply as "having a go at me", far from it. I just thought I would reinforce both mine, and yours, disquiet at both the questions and the obvious double standards on display here.
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    I didn't say there was anything wrong with asking...

    I didn't say there was anything wrong with asking questions, I said it would worry me that a licensed electrician I hired would have to ask those questions, particularly on a woodworking forum.
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    I thought only licensed electricians could do...

    I thought only licensed electricians could do this sort of work?

    Hate to think I hire a licensed electrician and he has to go on a woodworking forum to ask what the regulations are:o
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    Personally I would go for the 75mm, the 90mm will...

    Personally I would go for the 75mm, the 90mm will have the effect of making the walls seem shorter (or ceilings lower).
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    Marker pens are notoriously hard to seal. The...

    Marker pens are notoriously hard to seal. The best thing to try is a leafing aluminium paint, in other words a paints that has a very shiny silver look, not the metallic aluminium look. Some of the...
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    Don't know any other way of welding a poly tank....

    Don't know any other way of welding a poly tank. One of our tanks, a 22000ltr Polymasta developed a crack in the top and it was fixed under warranty, that was about 4 years ago and it is still going...
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    Yes vinegar is acetic acid, however it can be...

    Yes vinegar is acetic acid, however it can be used for this as long as it is washed off thoroughly after the metal has been etched.

    I would use a phosphoric acid based metal pretreatment sold for...
  8. Thread: cutting MDF

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    Either would do, but ideally I would suggest 6mm...

    Either would do, but ideally I would suggest 6mm tempered masonite.
  9. Thread: cutting MDF

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    Yes Will it stay together once it has been...

    Yes


    Will it stay together once it has been cut?

    No, because it has been cut.

    I think maybe a bit more information is required here:?
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    Quidk links->Today's Posts

    Quidk links->Today's Posts
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    Not a dumb question at all. When aluminium...

    Not a dumb question at all. When aluminium windows are installed in the house frame ther need a timber (or MDF) surround around them, this is called the reveal. It is the frame you see around the...
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    Ingoldby, we used the sandwich cool room panels,...

    Ingoldby, we used the sandwich cool room panels, 4" foam etc, as a roof on our houseboat. Great stuff, spanned the whole width, and best benefit of all, it mad ean excellent sunroof.

    Only thing...
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    IMHO opinion that would be the last place I would...

    IMHO opinion that would be the last place I would install it.

    Had one right above the shower, after you finish your shower and you're drying yourself, drip drip drip...........

    Especially in...
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    :iagree:

    :iagree:
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    That is also the way it is in Vic. If your...

    That is also the way it is in Vic. If your property abuts govt land, say a National Park, a fire in the National Park burns your fences down, govt says "tough, not our problem". DAMHIKT!
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    I have insulated my shed roof with sheets of...

    I have insulated my shed roof with sheets of polystyrene, about 25mm thick. I used Selleys Waterbased Liquid Nails, if you use the solvent based stuff it will melt the polystyrene...
  17. Waterbased acrylic wouldn't be my choice for this...

    Waterbased acrylic wouldn't be my choice for this application as it is thermoplastic, and will remain sticky for a long time, the hotter it gets the stickier it gets.

    I would have used a solvent...
  18. Thread: Speel Check

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    I use Firefox as my browser and it has an...

    I use Firefox as my browser and it has an Australian English spell checker built in, as an add-on.
    As I type it will underline in red any word it thnks is misspelled (thnks was underlined in red)....
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    Soak with wet newspaper or towels.

    Soak with wet newspaper or towels.
  20. Thread: auto lpg

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    Don't know about the regs, but on all the cars I...

    Don't know about the regs, but on all the cars I had on lpg since the early eighties the gas line has always been copper, but they run it in clear pvc(?) tubing, obviously to protect it from stones....
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    Yes, I have some o/head cords suspended on chains...

    Yes, I have some o/head cords suspended on chains as well. Half the time they get in the way of what you are doing. If I ever do a shed from scratch again I have promised myself some in/on floor...
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    That looks very professional, a lot of thought...

    That looks very professional, a lot of thought has gone in to that.:2tsup:

    Great job.

    About the only thing I would suggest in addition to what you have, and I'm sure you can always think of...
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    The main workshop in my shed is a partitioned off...

    The main workshop in my shed is a partitioned off area of 7.2x7.2, it has 6 double fluoros fairly evenly spaced. As the shed is 3m high on the sides they are suspended from the roof and hang at about...
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    Take a drive through your nearest industrial...

    Take a drive through your nearest industrial estate and look for throwaway pallets. A lot of companies have these outside their gates for the taking, can't get anything cheaper than that!

    Also,...
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    "Oils" in flat acrylics?:o

    "Oils" in flat acrylics?:o
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    If it hasn't got a wall at the end it is more a...

    If it hasn't got a wall at the end it is more a carport than a garage, in that case I wouldn't use plasterboard on the ceiling again but something like Hardiflex.
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    This has been an ongoing battle between paint...

    This has been an ongoing battle between paint companies and can manufacturers.

    The cans for water based paint are made from tinplate roller coated with an epoxy based varnish, but sometimes the...
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    Care factor...........if I want to listen to an...

    Care factor...........if I want to listen to an argument I'll switch on parliament:rolleyes:
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    Running water and sink and/or laundry trough.

    Running water and sink and/or laundry trough.
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    woodbe, looks like an interesting system and it...

    woodbe, looks like an interesting system and it will be interesting to see how it stands the test of time.

    We have a Septech system and apart from replacing the aeration pump twice ( once after 12...
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    Most epoxies will yellow, especially with the...

    Most epoxies will yellow, especially with the heat.

    Easiest to apply and maintain is a good quality slate sealer, preferably the solvent based variety. These are used extensively on slate hearth...
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    Firefox screenprint Edit: I hate the...

    Firefox screenprint

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    I hate the picture upload part of this software, it is totally brain dead!
    It complained about the size of my screen dump, so I made it samller (600x651pixesl, 89...
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    Firefox, only way to fly!:2tsup:

    Firefox, only way to fly!:2tsup:
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    and here, so it isn't a Bendigo thing:rolleyes:

    and here, so it isn't a Bendigo thing:rolleyes:
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    Hear, hear.....:( Especially after today's...

    Hear, hear.....:(

    Especially after today's pitiful "joke" in absolute bad taste (thighs and stomach:()
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    All our water is kept in rainwater tanks, and...

    All our water is kept in rainwater tanks, and there is no official stormwater system servicing our blocks.

    We had to show a plumbers certificate for the roof and guttering when doing our final...
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    Guess what? That's the skin I use:rolleyes:

    Guess what? That's the skin I use:rolleyes:
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    Afro Boyy, if you look at the bottom of this...

    Afro Boyy, if you look at the bottom of this page, just above "Forum Caps now available", hey presto, there it is:D
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    Yep, use the Google search at the bottom of the...

    Yep, use the Google search at the bottom of the page, type mdf in the search box, select "search the WW forum" and lo and behold you get more hits than you can poke a stick at:D
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    The Hills Clearance Centre always has heaps of...

    The Hills Clearance Centre always has heaps of "seconds" ladders at good prices, don't where it is in Sydney or indeed in relation to Bankstown.
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