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  1. Neighbour doesn't want pine fencing. Options?

    I would go and find the best looking, most expensive fence/panels that are available and present that as the only other option you'd accept. If they choose not to accept the paling fence, but agree...
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    Laying spotted gum over yellow tongue

    Obviously stick with an adhesive designed for flooring. There's plenty out there: Bostik Ultraset, mapei p990, Sika T55 for just a few. I'm always a fan of more glue however most people will just...
  3. Forgot to put respirator on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good link Metrix.
  4. Forgot to put respirator on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In reality, as has been said before your exposure really has been minimal. There are plenty of blokes out there that use similar products without respirators everyday, and have done so for years,...
  5. Forgot to put respirator on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm surprised you're not dead already.
  6. Timber T&G floors. To lay or not to lay in the dry weather.

    Every site is different but if you have taken all precautions on board, and operate on a best practice standard then it is just that, the best that is possible.
    I always tell people it is just a...
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    Waterproofing Cypress pine floor boards

    I'd put a few good coats of floor coating down and take the gamble that your taps won't leak.
    Worst case, in the future, if the taps leak, cut out the cupped/damaged boards, replace with FC sheet...
  8. Timber T&G floors. To lay or not to lay in the dry weather.

    I'd say the final comment is the clincher: making a mountain out of a molehill.

    You've 'acclimatised' the flooring to the live in conditions of the weather tight room. This is all that should be...
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    Waterproofing Cypress pine floor boards

    I honestly don't know how often bathroom fittings actually leak. I can not remember it ever hearing of it happening to anyone I know, but people are so worried about. If a pipe bursts for example...
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    Trying to remove floor tiles

    I'd go for the hire shop floor grinder too. Make sure you get a vac from then too.the stand up ones are really easy to use. The only snag is when it hits a big clump it may jump around. Start in the...
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    Waterproofing Cypress pine floor boards

    It's only a problem if you have leaks, and with no waste outlet. We've cypress pine flooring in our 50's fibro with about ten holes drilled through incase of leaks or overflow.
  12. Lacquering my newly sanded hardwood floor - DIY advice

    Definently sand between coats, and I would use a thicker roller sleeve finishing with the boards and try to stick to the correct application rate.
  13. Cutting back Monothane 45 Gloss - Too much or not enough?

    You're after a chalky dust over the floor. I also prefer a slow speed sander over a real quick whiz over. You really want to achieve a mechanical bond between the coats.
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    Sanding a bad varnish finish

    I have never heard of using wet and dry paper nor wet cut back methods on timber floors. Not saying it won't work but just I haven't heard of it.

    I would recommend a cutback and coat over the...
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    Issue with my floating timber floor

    WoW. What a great advert for bamboo!

    A real moisture there.

    The only solution is to remove and replace, but I'd find the source first.
  16. Suggestions on best way to fix skirting to Gyprock covered brick wall

    +1 for the screw, fill and paint.
    There's nothing wrong with going nuts with some liquid nails too though. I'd the glue with the contact method, putting it on then removing it to allow it to tack...
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    Issue with my floating timber floor

    Firstly 'floating' is an installation method, not a material so you will need to give us a little more information about the actual flooring.
    And secondly a good pic or two would be great also.
    I...
  18. new wardrobe and carpet. Which to install first?

    I'd say robe first too.

    The installer would definently not cut the carpet as it would have been stretched into the smooth edge in the room and then also in the cupboard , leaving a long loose...
  19. timber flooring over tiles on concrete slab

    Go for engineered boards, floating install, with a good underlay.
    You won't have an dramas.
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    White wash under tung oil - what to use?

    Yeah waterbased will stay clearer, whereas solvent based will tend to yellow as well.
    I'd also look at trialling a square metre or two before going at the whole floor.
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    White wash under tung oil - what to use?

    The problem with using any white base with tung oil is that the tung is and will yellow.
    That being said I'd rather see an oil based stain with oil over top. I've used waterborne product over oil...
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    Luxury Vinyl planks over Cypress Pine

    I like the look and had a quick look through some of the album and looks like you've done a good job of the floors.
    Well done!
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    Laminate Flooring - Laying Direction

    Agreed, it would be a personal choice. My only advice would be to run them all the same as I think it's better, that is all east/west of all north/south.
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    Overlay flooring on floor boards...

    A rough sand to get rid of some of the old coating wouldn't hurt. If you're going with thin ply it won't take too many of the peaks or troughs out as it will bend in with the subfloor.
    I'd use glue...
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    Overlay flooring on floor boards...

    I like the idea of the ply.
    It is known that when using two different products the seasonal movement must be similar when laminating them together. This was a problem with older engineered boards...
  26. Almost no cold water pressure in shower - potential causes & fixes?

    We had the same problem but in the laundry, it was causing havoc with the washing machine. Called a plumber in, he unscrewed the tap and spout, gave it all a good clean and good as new!

    Even...
  27. Can I have some suggestions please on how I should screen off neighbours.

    We want for lilli pillis and even though they will get there in the end (height wise) it has been an excruciating wait for them to grow.
    We also have a Neighbour who loves the round up so other...
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    Amazing Stud Finder!

    Good value video. Unfortunately I've already forked out for a fancy stud finder. Damnit
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    Careful where you stick your finger!

    I had a similar experience when getting my infected knee drained, but it was just the trainee who turned up. Must have just seen the demo by your doc!
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    Stair nosing for laminate flooring - Help

    Depending on how un level they are you should go for a skim coat or rapid set leveling product. If you use Ardex the water will stay in the mix and not need to evaporate out. You may want to look at...
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    Kitchen flooring

    The only issue can arise if you lay the engineered boards floating. You will not be able to fix any of the cupboards through the floor and into the subfloor.
  32. Help/Advice needed from the floor sanding pros

    Correct me if I'm wrong but the blue pads may be for burnishing not cutting back?
    If done correctly you should have left the floor with a chalky dust over it after cutting back. I use P150 screens...
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    Floor polisher in Brisbane?

    I always cut back between coats. Helps if you can get a mechanical bond between the coats and helps cut out any nasties that may have settled in it.
  34. Creating smooth surface to lay lino tiles

    Putting another layer if Masonite over what is there shouldn't be an issue. Makes sure you use a good amount of adhesive to bond the two layers and plenty of nails/staples to hold it together. It...
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    Stair nosing for laminate flooring - Help

    I have to ask, if you are skilled enough to make a stair nose like that why are you going with laminate?

    I usually glue all stair components, tread risers and noses.

    If you can squeeze the...
  36. Help/Advice needed from the floor sanding pros

    I assume you'll be using a primer first? Either way its the first coat that really needs to be Mickey Mouse. I would only cut in 500-750mm at each end and roll the full length of the room. Try to...
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    Footprints on floorboards please HELP!!

    It's hard to tell from the photo but it could be in the coating. Put a phone call in to agent and get them to have a look. That's what they're there for.
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    Floor polisher in Brisbane?

    Polycure is more of a trade brand. You won't find it In big chains as far as I know so the price is cheaper, less marketing and other commitments. Shouldn't have a problem if you choose Polycure. ...
  39. Help/Advice needed from the floor sanding pros

    I wouldn't hesitate to give those areas another quick 40 crosscut. Remember that going over the floor with finer grits won't remove anymore of the stain, most if the material is removed with the...
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    Stair nosing for laminate flooring - Help

    Good luck finding a 9.5mm trim to suit. You will be better of finding a nose designed for carpet. More of just a fancy angle. I don't like the look but it may be the only choice. I doubt you will...
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