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  1. Sorry guys. I've had the ladder out ready to go...

    Sorry guys. I've had the ladder out ready to go up but I'm up in SEQ and we've been battered by storms all day. Too much thunder and lightning for me to go up the ladder.
  2. So average 20 year rainfall intensity in this...

    So average 20 year rainfall intensity in this region is about 240mm/hr. Can someone explain what this is supposed to mean though? Does it main gutters and downpipes should be designed to handle this...
  3. Thanks for the calculator. I should try that. How...

    Thanks for the calculator. I should try that. How do you work out the roof pitch though? I am sure I can find some sort of formula somewhere. Thank goodness it is a skillion roof. It might be easier...
  4. Thanks for responding. I don't think he had the...

    Thanks for responding. I don't think he had the hose on long enough to fill the gutter. He had the nozzle up on the roof pointing down towards the gutter. It seemed like the water was flowing down...
  5. PVC gutter brackets on Colorbond gutter

    Our new gutters overflow nearly every time we have heavy rain. We have a skillion roof and it appears the gutters sag when water are in them and the water goes over the top of them. They are slotted...
  6. Thanks Cyclic.

    Thanks Cyclic.
  7. Standards for pipework and fittings on rainwater tanks

    Are there any set standards for pipework and fittings on rainwater tanks that are available for the public to look at?

    I have a one year old tank installation done by the builder on a new home....
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    I took the capping off. It was too dented to...

    I took the capping off. It was too dented to straighten. I have no idea how previous owners managed to do so much damage to the top. There were a few dents in the rest of the fence that I had to...
  9. Now I know why it only took them a day to remove...

    Now I know why it only took them a day to remove and replace the entire roof.......and the bullnose was put up in a couple of hours the next morning. It wasn't until I looked at some of the many...
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    Here it is - my first gate!

    I asked this forum for advice re. how to build a gate for my newly painted fence.
    And here it is.....using leftovers from the new roof and timber offcuts I had. I'm learning carpentry as I go and I...
  11. And I went up on the bullnose to bend down the...

    And I went up on the bullnose to bend down the old flashing on the top as it was still sticking up in the air too. It also didn't match the new corrugations.

    A slippery job!!!
  12. Is this the expected standard of roof replacement- insurance. Options to fix?

    Due to finally getting rain I went up on roof to clean gutters. I was shocked when I saw the poor standard of workmanship of the replacement roof. The insurer got the quotes and selected a Sydney co...
  13. Thanks Blocker. That sounds great to me. I'll...

    Thanks Blocker. That sounds great to me. I'll give it a go.
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    Fillers and sanding.

    I've spent several days sanding back timber on the front woodwork of my home. The house is about 110 years old and the wood on the front handrail and some of the other timber had lots of cracks in it...
  15. Painting aluminium window frames - 'experts' disagree

    So I've spent a couple of nights researching how to paint aluminium window frames.

    Anodised frames apparently are dyed aluminium with an aluminium oxide coating. Dulux in Canada say anodised...
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    Tips on painting

    I found some of these Dulux tips on painting interesting

    https://www.dulux.ca/diy/tips-tricks

    The FAQ provided some answers for me. I also learnt that applying alkyd (oil based) primer to...
  17. Thread: Paint Cans

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    Use pliars on the outside lip from above and use...

    Use pliars on the outside lip from above and use the top jaw to lever in the tabs as you go around. It gives a nice tight fit, and then you can turn the can upside down if you have to. A big flat...
  18. I was hoping that wouldn't be the answer. More...

    I was hoping that wouldn't be the answer. More rooms to plaster. <sigh> The skirting boards look like they are never going to be removed as they are 23cm high and have multiple layers of paint...
  19. Smoothing old painted masonite and replacing taped joins

    I haven't been able to find answers to these questions on forums.

    Is there any way to level the surface old sheets of masonite that have been painted several times and now have a dimpled...
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    http://www.afr.com/lifestyle/prefab-homes-moving-i...

    http://www.afr.com/lifestyle/prefab-homes-moving-into-millionaires-row-20131226-iyd4w

    Prefab homes moving into millionaires row. A couple of Aussie prefab companies here are focused on the high...
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    http://www.withoutahitch.com.au/trailer/rebuilding...

    http://www.withoutahitch.com.au/trailer/rebuilding-a-trailer-part-two/

    http://www.withoutahitch.com.au/trailer/rebuilding-your-trailer-part-seven-floor/

    Trailer Rebuild Part Eight: How To...
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    For Marc AL-KO Override And Overrun Brake...

    For Marc
    AL-KO Override And Overrun Brake Couplings
    On trailers between 750 kg and 2000 kg total laden mass, braking systems that use an override principal are acceptable, as long as they provide...
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    I'm learning lots about trailers here. I briefly...

    I'm learning lots about trailers here. I briefly looked at getting a new one a few months ago but there was a lot of negative information about cheap Chinese imports or cheap parts being used on...
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    Marc you are spot on. I hadn't thought of that. A...

    Marc you are spot on. I hadn't thought of that. A cheap 2nd hand trailer would be good enough to do landscaping of a new block. Then a trailer is really only used for the annual backyard blitz and...
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    Great info. Thanks. I measured the distance...

    Great info. Thanks. I measured the distance between wheels after I'd unloaded it. I think it definitely gets much worse with a load in it but I'll take a photo and measure it for comparison to ensure...
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    Forgot this......I liked this one. There is an...

    Forgot this......I liked this one. There is an error in a heading on P4 under Footnotes. It says old but should be QLD. Unfortunately they have a drywood species that doesn't need moisture and is...
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    Others will know more for sure but it looks like...

    Others will know more for sure but it looks like a lot goes into determining your risk for termite invasion. The following are great informative papers. The one from QLD might show very different...
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    Termite info

    Have done some reading about termites. Although my 120 year old wooden home is in a termite region there has been no sign of damage at all.

    I knew they aren’t ants but didn’t know they are...
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    When you see what happens to cars in accidents...

    When you see what happens to cars in accidents you realise no car is indestructible. I certainly wouldn't drive my car like some of the Fozzies do.
    I've been through some really rough areas on...
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    Have a look at this article, the Forester is one...

    Have a look at this article, the Forester is one of the 15 indestructible vehicles listed in the same class as land cruisers, Hummers, Jeep Wranglers, Land Rover Defenders. For 12 years I've taken my...
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    Don't tell me that. A new car would probably mean...

    Don't tell me that. A new car would probably mean I'll be renovating to stay, not to move. I was planning to keep the old Forester as the new place is near the coast and it actually rains there. No...
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    I agree with you, but only based on the...

    I agree with you, but only based on the experience with my car. I am glad I am not a complete airhead about vehicles. I have noticed that stopping in a hurry is an issue so slow down long before an...
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    LOL. I do that when I have to change a tyre. I've...

    LOL. I do that when I have to change a tyre. I've never thought to do that. I've had to change a tyre occasionally out in the middle of nowhere and I really curse the person who put the tyres on....
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    :) Well, I did. The picture in the first post...

    :) Well, I did. The picture in the first post shows the trailer load and 1.1T was the weight of it on the weighbridge. However, because I was throwing the rocks in, it is probable that the biggest...
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    I forgot to say that I put a straight edge along...

    I forgot to say that I put a straight edge along the axle and it was lower by about 1mm in the centre. So then I tried measuring the distance between the tops of the metal wheels and the bottoms of...
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    Gosh Chrisp, you really go above and beyond a bit...

    Gosh Chrisp, you really go above and beyond a bit of advice. Fortunately I am limited to 50kph when I am using the trailer here. But it is going to be a slow 2000kms when I get around to moving. The...
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    Oh oh......I took out the light bulbs (that were...

    Oh oh......I took out the light bulbs (that were working) and replaced the wiring. I accidentally stood on a bulb and broke it. I can't work out what it is called and it doesn't seem to be something...
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    Thanks for the help. I started reading about...

    Thanks for the help. I started reading about towing capacity and gave up after a couple of paragraphs.
    https://www.subaru.com.au/car-advice/knowing-your-towing-capacity
    However, I think a 2002 2.5L...
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    Advice on trailer needed

    Sorry if I don't know the right terms. I've thought of vehicles as bloke toys so have almost no understanding of them.

    I am about to go out and rewire the trailer so the lights will work. But I...
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    The way they are developing this technology it is...

    The way they are developing this technology it is worth keeping an eye on it. The one bedroom versions can be used as granny flats or extensions to homes....
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