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    For those that are interested you don't have to...

    For those that are interested you don't have to be a licensed person to get the Regulation Roundup emails, you can have yourself put on the mailing list just by contacting the Office of the Technical...
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    I should mention I washed the deck with...

    I should mention I washed the deck with Intergrain Deck Clean as part of the cleaning process before oiling, this was recommended by the carpenter, not sure if it was needed on a new deck but did it...
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    I used a random orbital sander, carpenter that...

    I used a random orbital sander, carpenter that built the deck said use an orbital sander the type that takes rectangular sandpaper, I have one of these the but the paper is a PIA to replace so used...
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    I just did two new Merbau decks with Intergrain...

    I just did two new Merbau decks with Intergrain water based "oil" I believe this is a latex base to be exact, deck 1 was 88 squ meters and deck 2 was 58 sq meters, both look great and almost like a...
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    From a company called Chem-supply in Edwardstown...

    From a company called Chem-supply in Edwardstown I originally picked up a 500g jar for my father in law for just that, a carbide lamp, I didn't go so far as trying to source larger amounts, an...
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    At the rate I use oxy gas I'll more than likely...

    At the rate I use oxy gas I'll more than likely die before they are empty, the E sized cylinders I had lasted me over 10yrs.

    When they are empty and if I 'm still moving I'll take them back to the...
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    Who knows maybe the cylinders did fall off the...

    Who knows maybe the cylinders did fall off the back of a truck, I don't know and I don't feel any guilt, if they do indeed belong to BOC then once they are empty they can have them back.

    I've yet...
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    My guess is that you are looking for a cheaper...

    My guess is that you are looking for a cheaper supply of oxy to get around the highway robbers at BOC or CIG, I went through all of the options including thoughts about making my own acetylene from...
  9. Thanks for the replies, seems floating is the...

    Thanks for the replies, seems floating is the quick and easy method and direct stick takes longer but gives better result.
  10. It is not laminate, I've laid laminate before. It...

    It is not laminate, I've laid laminate before. It is prefinished t&g engineered planks not sure how thick, it can be laid as a floating floor on an underlay where adhesive is used between the tongue ...
  11. Direct stick or floating new prefinished timber floor

    We have a new home and have purchased enough prefinished t&g timber flooring and the question is do we have it installed as floating floor or direct stick to the concrete slab. The slab was poured in...
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    Thanks for all of the replies, we've found a...

    Thanks for all of the replies, we've found a supplier here in Adelaide at Royal Park that claims he is an importer selling direct to the public, prices look to be around 2/3 retail, we're going to...
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    How much to allow for cutting and waste

    We're building and considering the flooring options one of which is timber, I plan to try and buy complete packs at auctions hopefully at fire sale prices so it is unlikely we will be able to duck...
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    Assuming the transformers are already in place...

    Assuming the transformers are already in place and hard wired........... the input side (240v) may be hard wired but the output side (12v) is low voltage so I can't see why you can't do what you want...
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    Thanks for all the replies guys. I called the...

    Thanks for all the replies guys.
    I called the local supply authority and just my luck the call was answered by what sounded like a 19yr old girI, after 10 frustrating minutes listening to her say...
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    Thanks for the prompt replies. It is a timer,...

    Thanks for the prompt replies.

    It is a timer, there is no doubt. The power board has two meters (with dials and lazy susan type wheels) and a third bakelite device (about the same size as the...
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    Off peak timer question

    Not sure if this should be plumbing or electrical but here goes anyway. We recently moved house into a mid 60's 4 bed, the HWS is gravity fed 250lt in the roof space connected through an off peak...
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    I tried to sand the floor with a ROS and the...

    I tried to sand the floor with a ROS and the going was very slow, the boards were not flat, and mostly convex, hard to get into the low points. I reasoned that sanding marks that were either with or...
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    Thanks for the replies, seesm like the random...

    Thanks for the replies, seesm like the random orbital sander is the go, luckily the passage is not too long.
    Cheers
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    Is it OK to sand across the grain ?

    I'm planning on re-finishing the floors in our home before we move in, the boards are pine and look to be about 100mm wide(4"). The on-line videos I've seen show that the floor is sanded in the...
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    Thanks for the reply, I was hoping to save time,...

    Thanks for the reply, I was hoping to save time, but thinking back to the last tiling job I did about 3 yrs ago it was stopping to mix the adhesive that seemed to take a lot of time as well as the...
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    Tiling question:- order of operation

    I plan to lay the living area and hallway tiles in our new home (wet area is being done by builder), I've done quite a few tiling jobs in the past, complete bathrooms, kitchens etc and I've aways...
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    Most times you can't see what a sparky has done...

    Most times you can't see what a sparky has done apart from the obvious, a piece of conduit, a light switch, you flick the switch a light comes on it all seems ok, so it's not that easy to pull him up...
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    Hi Random I've noticed that you always provide...

    Hi Random
    I've noticed that you always provide an answer to questions like this, but answers from other forums members (and I can only assume they are sparkies) are a bit of hit and miss, at times...
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    AC or DC shouldn't make any difference to the...

    AC or DC shouldn't make any difference to the current carrying capacity of copper wire in this case. 10 amps AC as measured by a meter has the same heating affect in a resistance ( in this case the...
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    Thanks for the reply. I ended up using Dunlop...

    Thanks for the reply.
    I ended up using Dunlop fine render in a powder form, just mix with water and trowel on, I used the tools I had on hand, a small triangle shaped trowel to scoop up the render...
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    Dulux or Rockcote render ?

    We plan to render the exterior of an older addition that has been clad in Blue Board, a visit to Bunnings turned up Dulux and Rockcote products, both appear to be similar, the YouTube videos show...
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    Thanks for the prompt replies. Buried deep...

    Thanks for the prompt replies.
    Buried deep inside the machine I found a printed circuit board with two bridge rectifiers, one of them feeds the motor via a change over relay that reverses the motor...
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    Is there a permanent magnet ac motor ?

    I have an automatic coffee machine which recently went out with a flash and the safety switch tripped. Inside is a brush type motor with a capacitor from each brush to ground, one capacitor didn't...
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    Downlight transformers come in a few two forms,...

    Downlight transformers come in a few two forms, electronic, which is a switchmode power supply and magnetic or linear which is just a common transformer. The common transformer types are quite a bit...
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    I pinched this diag from an earlier post. If I...

    I pinched this diag from an earlier post. If I was doing this I would wire it up like this diagram.
    Firstly the switch; L is loop and this terminal goes nowhere it is only a suitable terminating...
  32. Thanks for the replies. I don't know the make and...

    Thanks for the replies. I don't know the make and model but I do know that its an older house (1920's) the hws is in the laundry which is an outhouse type of laundry 2-3meters away from the house,...
  33. Are restrictors in shower heads bad for instant hws

    My Neighbour fitted a new shower head when the old one died, it even came with a small spool of thread tape. Guy at the plumbing store said it might need to have the restrictor taken out if it didn't...
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    It may just be the filter that screws into the...

    It may just be the filter that screws into the business end of the mixer outlet, they sometimes split and spray water out sideways.
    If its a newer installation then you should have mini cocks at the...
  35. You can get lucky SOMETIMES by putting a garden...

    You can get lucky SOMETIMES by putting a garden hose down the ip just outside your bathroom and pushing the obstruction through with the water turned on, this has a small chance of working if its...
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    Thanks for the replies, I probably wouldn't have...

    Thanks for the replies, I probably wouldn't have noticed the seam until after it was soldered and I also hadn't thought about soldering zincalume so I'll make sure that I get galvanised steel not...
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    Question for roof plumbers

    Posting here as I'm assuming that roof plumbers might know this. I'm renovating a period house and want to use metal down pipes for the stormwater which means that I'm going to have to make up some...
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    I'm not a sparkie only a dumb electronic...

    I'm not a sparkie only a dumb electronic technician, but looking at your pdf diagram fig1. I can't see that your circuit would work the way you want it to. The incoming neutral line is terminated at...
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    Our oven did the same thing, igniter came on and...

    Our oven did the same thing, igniter came on and glowed red but the burner wouldn't light. Replaced the igniter and it was all good, apparently the igniters wear out. BTW it wasn't a five minute job,...
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    Thanks for the replies, I think that you're right...

    Thanks for the replies, I think that you're right China, I spoke to the agent who said a cr@p paint job can lose $15-20k. A decent job is needed I think she'll go with painter 1 who has come back...
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