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    Rod, Good to hear. Our Nell (the one on the...

    Rod,
    Good to hear.
    Our Nell (the one on the right) has a buggered cruciate ligament in her right rear which tends to slow her up a bit but she still seems to get along OK.

    Unfortunately, at...
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    Suserz, I had a plumber take a look at it and he...

    Suserz,
    I had a plumber take a look at it and he said my situation was as good as it gets. Basically you want the shortest runs to the places where you least want pressure drop.

    So if you don't...
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    Ah yes, the fur-kids - we love 'em too. Used to...

    Ah yes, the fur-kids - we love 'em too.
    Used to know a bloke who had a daschund who had some sort of spinal problem and he had rigged a set of rear wheels for her. I presume your little mate has a...
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    Sorry Rod, no good news I'm afraid. I spent...

    Sorry Rod, no good news I'm afraid.

    I spent all bloody afternoon doing exactly as you describe. Got a pain in the neck as a bonus

    Still, it's done now, and there's not too many places to...
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    Removing Cornice Cement

    I am in the process of renovating the bathroom and I want to get rid of the old 75mm cornice and finish the walls square with the ceiling.

    My ceiling is Stramit Board and I need a way to remove...
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    Thank you ......gentlemen. I wasn't looking for...

    Thank you ......gentlemen.
    I wasn't looking for specifics but rather general rules of thumb regarding the best way to minimise pressure drops.

    I have since received information which alleviates...
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    Phil, Try this -...

    Phil,
    Try this - http://www.adgglobalsupply.com/Universal/UPSeriesPump.pdf

    Ian
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    Optimising plumbing layout

    I am in the process of re-routing all the house plumbing and was wondering if there is a best way to do this in terms of maintaining pressure to all points.

    I want to avoid, as much as possible,...
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    Thank you all for your responses. I did get a...

    Thank you all for your responses.
    I did get a call back from the Gunnersens bloke who referred me to the New Zealand version of their installation instructions, and in that publication they are...
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    Laminex, Gunnersens, and waterproofing

    Just about read every damn thread in this forum, and while some have touched on the subject, I haven't found one which addresses my particular concern. I did enjoy the scuffle between Arms and Silent...
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    Honey Bee, They come in a variety of forms, some...

    Honey Bee,
    They come in a variety of forms, some squash and expand, some flip open, and some have barbs but essentially they are designed for attaching to thin panels where you can't get enough...
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    Honey bee, My guess is that your door has a...

    Honey bee,
    My guess is that your door has a timber frame on the edges only, and it'll have a masonite or ply skins of around 3mm thicknes and the rest will be a honey-comb of paper. I don't htink...
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    I have the utmost admiration for your man and his...

    I have the utmost admiration for your man and his colleagues :2tsup:
    Don't work him too hard:)

    Regards

    Ian
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    Soooooo...Madrat, The suspense (no pun...

    Soooooo...Madrat,
    The suspense (no pun intended) is killing me ..what was the outcome? :)

    Ian
  15. Me too!

    RSSR,
    Yep, got caught the very same way. Seems those pumps are built to push water up and along the bit of pipe that comes with the machine and no more.
    Any additional amount of back presure will...
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    Madrat, :) There's a lot to be gained from this...

    Madrat,
    :) There's a lot to be gained from this forum from a lot of people who know an awful lot (I'm not one of them) - so please don't be discouraged.
    You just have to learn to sort the wheat...
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    MrFixIt, My comments are born out frustration...

    MrFixIt,
    My comments are born out frustration with the number of threads in the forum, this one included, which get a life of their own because respondents fail to read the original post correctly, ...
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    Oh, for Chrissake!!! The freakin' fans are too...

    Oh, for Chrissake!!!
    The freakin' fans are too close to the freakin ceiling !!!

    They DO NOT circulate any air, hot or cold, because the turbulance caused by the blades being too close to the...
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    Madrat, I am no expert by any stretch but I...

    Madrat,
    I am no expert by any stretch but I reckon that pitch in the roof makes it even worse as the clearance near the blade tips must be pretty small.
    Just place a standard room fan close to a...
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    Madrat, Firstly apologies - I didn't realise you...

    Madrat,
    Firstly apologies - I didn't realise you were a "she" - shows my age and bias I guess:)

    Take a look at the following links. They both talk about a minimum of 12" clearance between the...
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    Sturdee, NCArcher, The OP reckons he's mucked...

    Sturdee, NCArcher,

    The OP reckons he's mucked around with the "Seasons" switch on the unit so he's obviously had the fan spinning in both directions with apparently no result so it's got to be...
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    Madrat, Geez ..not too much science to a ceiling...

    Madrat,
    Geez ..not too much science to a ceiling fan.
    They need to be mounted a foot or more away from the ceiling otherwise they tend to "stew in their own juice" Maybe your sparkie cut the...
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    Christo - Where the bloody hell are you?

    Christo - Where the bloody hell are you?
  24. Thanks for all your responses. I think the...

    Thanks for all your responses.

    I think the bare concrete look will win out, if only from the point of view of the budget- which is shot to hell already!!.

    It's been 3 weeks now and the surface...
  25. Sundance, The thought did flash through my tiny...

    Sundance,
    The thought did flash through my tiny mind but it's just too large an area and then echnidna really would have a point. As it is I reckon it'll cost around the $200 mark to spread some...
  26. Terrian, Thanks mate :2tsup:- I came across an...

    Terrian,
    Thanks mate :2tsup:- I came across an earlier post by you on the Cementaid products where you talked about a hardening compound called Diamite. I went looking on their web site and spoke to...
  27. Thanks Wendy, Plans?? plans ?? Plans are for...

    Thanks Wendy,
    Plans?? plans ?? Plans are for Girls!! - see earlier post on this very subject

    I have a very rough concept of a layout but apart from where I intend to put my workbench, when I...
  28. Should I seal or paint the floor or just leave it alone?

    Folks,
    I've waited 30 years for this, and finally I am on the verge of getting my shed.
    At last a home for all my woodworking stuff!!
    No more moving the router table to get to the WC2000 to move...
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    Pete, I reckon the clues are wet plaster and a...

    Pete,
    I reckon the clues are wet plaster and a light switch. I got a tingle once while wallpapering and what it turned out to be was a small sliver of wet wall paper which had slipped behind the...
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    Tobydogger, the reason that people keep...

    Tobydogger, the reason that people keep suggesting you knew about the situation is that you said:

    The fact that the property was in an overland flow area will obviously have been in the details...
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    Level it, pave it , and paint it green:D

    Level it, pave it , and paint it green:D
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    Taipan 2.5cc

    Taipan 2.5cc
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    As a kid, I used to mix ether and castor oil to...

    As a kid, I used to mix ether and castor oil to make fuel for the diesel engines in my model aircraft. So that's probably all it is, or a slight variant. At least you didn't need one of the pesky...
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    Jack E , I work for *** as a ######### ########...

    Jack E ,
    I work for *** as a ######### ######## ##### and ************ ******* since you ask, although what that has to do do with anything is a bit of a mystery.
    Yeah, maybe the air-con is a bit...
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    Macca, Our posts crossed, and I wish I'd seen...

    Macca,
    Our posts crossed, and I wish I'd seen yours first.

    From what you've said it is reasonable for you to have expected to get what you wanted. It is wholly unreasonable that you didn't. No...
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    Sturdee, If we are talking about a house...

    Sturdee,
    If we are talking about a house extension maybe, but this is a cupboard for goodness sake. Can't we trust the expertise of our tradesmen to get a small thing like that right?

    Ian
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    Mick, Absolutely, the client must communicate...

    Mick,
    Absolutely, the client must communicate their requirement, but often it's a case of not knowing enough to know you don't know - if you follow me.

    If the client was knowledgeable in the...
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    Bricks, This is taking a bit of turn. Don't...

    Bricks,
    This is taking a bit of turn.
    Don't get me wrong, when a job requires a tradesman, then I have no option but to engage one.
    But, being an ordinary householder and needing mostly one-of...
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    Listen mate, When you're on my property,...

    Listen mate,
    When you're on my property, spending my money, you'll bloody well do what I want, and if you can't you can take the time to tell me why. What's so hard about that ??

    I didn't start...
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    Macca, It's a lesson that's hard in the learning...

    Macca,
    It's a lesson that's hard in the learning but the reality is, unfortunately, if you want something done the way you want it then you have to do it yourself. That way, when it turns to s**t,...
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