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    Not dead yet :rolleyes:

    Not dead yet :rolleyes:
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    G'day Bigmaxy Thanks for the positive comment....

    G'day Bigmaxy
    Thanks for the positive comment. The build is coming along well but I have been slack (read very slack) in posting on the forum.
    I am about to upload some more photos and bring...
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    G'day Saltypete I have bought most of my...

    G'day Saltypete

    I have bought most of my steel from metalcorp Metalcorp | Rural Steel Specialists - Steel Metal | Steel Price | Steel Australia | Steel and Pipe | Steel Suppliers | Steel and...
  4. G'day Highcountry Welcome to the forum and...

    G'day Highcountry

    Welcome to the forum and thanks for the positive comments.
    As you know my build is still ongoing but I hope to keep posting updates once we are living there.
    I have a...
  5. Thread: Acrow props

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    60mm is not much so an acrow prop will have...

    60mm is not much so an acrow prop will have enough travel assuming you can start with the pin near the top of the slot.
    Acrows are quite unstable if used alone and the whole thing could end up a big...
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    Here are a couple of photos of the lintel...

    Here are a couple of photos of the lintel supports I have been working on.

    http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w342/belair_boy/lintelsupport01_zps0a985476.jpg
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    Bracing

    As I have been asked if I can provide more details of my braces here are a few pictures of the thread sections.
    The front posts (against the ICF) are 75 x 50 x 2.5 Duragal RHS and the rear posts are...
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    Thanks Ringtail, not to worry, must have gone the...

    Thanks Ringtail, not to worry, must have gone the same way as mine. Hopefully I will never need it.
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    Back to the build. ...

    Back to the build.

    http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w342/belair_boy/chimneyfill03_zps60107d24.jpg
    The chimney is now filled to above the ICF finished wall height with only another two meters...
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    Bit of a first this last month, had a kangaroo on...

    Bit of a first this last month, had a kangaroo on the block for a few day. I have heard of them being around from time to time but this is the first time I have actually seen one.

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    No rush Ringtail, whenever is convenient. I...

    No rush Ringtail, whenever is convenient.

    I bought a gun for the welder and put it through its paces making up a trolly to help move a lathe I scored on gumtree.

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    G'day bratuliviu I didn't use a turn buckle for...

    G'day bratuliviu
    I didn't use a turn buckle for the brace adjustment but used a differential thread arrangement.
    A turnbuckle uses a right and left hand thread to lengthen (or shorten) when...
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    I used the local company Magtech building systems...

    I used the local company Magtech building systems who manufacture SIP's
    Offering solutions for your project requirements - Services

    or another link that should get you on the right track
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    Great stuff, nothing like having solid walls at...

    Great stuff, nothing like having solid walls at the end of the day.:2tsup:
    Hopefully my last wall pour wont be that far away.
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    How about a SIP (structural insulating panel)...

    How about a SIP (structural insulating panel) like the ones I am using for my lounge ceiling/roof structure.
    A polystyrene core sandwiched between two magnesium oxide board.
    This will give you a...
  16. My solution to your problem would be to sandwich...

    My solution to your problem would be to sandwich one or two small Neodymium magnets between two strips of steel which are the length of your reed switch plus the movement. The steel strips will...
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    Just be careful when you have the machine down...

    Just be careful when you have the machine down the hole that you don't suck dirt in the motor. These Ozito rotary hammers run at high revs and some dirt can cause the fan to disintegrate, I know...
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    Thanks Ringtail Probably not too much...

    Thanks Ringtail

    Probably not too much difference between the 250 and 330 when it come to the actual welder if it has the course and fine voltage step selectors.
    Not really much to them when you...
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    http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w342/belair_boy...

    http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w342/belair_boy/Migwelder_zpsc9d8a4e6.jpg
    Managed to pick up a CIGWELD TRANSMIG 330 at auction the other week for $200.:2tsup:
    It didn't have a gun but I borrowed...
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    I have had a permit to burn on my property for...

    I have had a permit to burn on my property for the last few weeks so have been busy clearing up prior to the bush fire season.
    Some progress has been made on the house however and the chimney is...
  21. You can always use rammed earth as an internal...

    You can always use rammed earth as an internal spine wall for thermal mass and as a feature, and use good insulating external walls.

    I am a bit biased towards ICF and most construction methods...
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    Things have been going reasonably well the last...

    Things have been going reasonably well the last couple of weeks except for a surprise water bill of $600 for 150kl water usage :oo:

    My water usage is always very low (being a building site) and...
  23. Hand rails are most effective when you can run...

    Hand rails are most effective when you can run your hand along them uninterrupted and the BCA requires this. However as this is an extra you can probably get away whatever you like so long as it is...
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    How are things going? I hope you have managed to...

    How are things going? I hope you have managed to get out of the ground.
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    How did the wall pour go?

    How did the wall pour go?
  26. This is where you start to get into murky waters....

    This is where you start to get into murky waters. I have seen LED floodlights from one of the clone factories in China which do not comply with the Australian standards (read minimum safety...
  27. I would be more worried about the exhaust. If...

    I would be more worried about the exhaust. If you pipe the exhaust to the outside you wont create a gas chamber.
    You can calculate the required air in by the swept volume of the motor (in litres) x...
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    Personally I would be using 12mm diameter...

    Personally I would be using 12mm diameter Ankascrews and go longer than shorter. They rely on cutting a thread in the masonry and if there is not enough depth they will rip out the hole before...
  29. Thanks turnstiles, it's great to get positive...

    Thanks turnstiles, it's great to get positive feedback.
    You have an great project going on and I for one will be watching with keen interest.
    This article I was emailed prompted me to finally say...
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    While all the beam and rafter work was going on,...

    While all the beam and rafter work was going on, the structural insulating panels SIP's for the lounge ceiling/roof structure were also being constructed.
    Thanks to Matt Callisto and the boys at...
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    With the gantry out of the lounge room and the...

    With the gantry out of the lounge room and the beam wrapped up, the stacker door steel lintel could be put back into position. There is only just enough room on the balcony for the gantry and not...
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    http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w342/belair_boy...

    http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w342/belair_boy/beamlift03_zps193ddf2f.jpg
    Half way, changed over to the 2 tonne block. Even though there was enough weight in the gantry to balance out the...
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    http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w342/belair_boy...

    http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w342/belair_boy/router_zpsb7c16a26.jpg
    A jig was used to rough out the pockets for the rafters to sit in. Not having a datum surface to work off made working on...
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    Where does the time go? It has been ages since...

    Where does the time go? It has been ages since my last posting so it is about time I uploaded some more photos.
    It has been a rather wet and cold winter and I am happy to have some warmer days...
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    I have one from the same clone factory and so far...

    I have one from the same clone factory and so far it has done all I have asked of it. For the price it has payed for itself many times over, saving me lugging concrete up the stairs and has made...
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    I bought a very similar concrete vibrator off...

    I bought a very similar concrete vibrator off eBay and so far it has worked well for my ICF filling.
    The one thing to note is it is a left hand thread to connect the motor to the shaft. It took me a...
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    When I saw "14,000 rpm" in SBD's post I...

    When I saw "14,000 rpm" in SBD's post I immediately thought universal motor.
    Good info from Justonething and FrodoOne, I would agree the stepdown transformer is all that is needed and frequency is...
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    Looking good, keep the pictures coming. I am...

    Looking good, keep the pictures coming.
    I am also envious of the dry weather, last week was my first dry one in a couple of months.
    Good luck with the slab pour.
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    As I see it, to maximise your ceiling height you...

    As I see it, to maximise your ceiling height you would follow the rafters at the 5 deg angle and have a high side and a low side. Any flat ceiling (regardless of how you construct the roof...
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    These wheels look like they are only passivated...

    These wheels look like they are only passivated and would rust quickly if used externally.
    Stainless steel would be the way to go for an exposed position but a plastic wheel would be cheaper.
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