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    Gday all. A bit of a delay getting back with...

    Gday all. A bit of a delay getting back with photos - damn plague. Job not finished as I got stuck away but 90% there now. Sorry I don't have progress photos when framing, but no real surprises. I...
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    Thanks. I don't need help to build it, just the...

    Thanks. I don't need help to build it, just the sealing of the bottom plate. Can't find an answer anywhere so just going to go ahead and guess. Flash the plate with plascourse and seal with sika and...
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    Incidentally, this is the porch I'm going to...

    Incidentally, this is the porch I'm going to clad.
    https://www.renovateforum.com/attachments/f76/129485d1628639681t-attaching-external-frame-slab-porch.jpg
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    Thanks for that Marc. Stupid question maybe...but...

    Thanks for that Marc. Stupid question maybe...but what is "moisture barrier"? I get all manner of stuff when I google it - plastic sheets, bitumen-backed sheets, sikaflex-type goo etc - what's the...
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    Thanks Droog. After lotsa looking, I reckon alum...

    Thanks Droog. After lotsa looking, I reckon alum strips sealed down will be the best bet. Thanks Brett
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    About to start this job now. Thanks for the input...

    About to start this job now. Thanks for the input fellas. I'll post pics as I go. cheers Brett
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    https://scontent.fbne8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-...

    https://scontent.fbne8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-9/200846637_2732597577030672_4848061668423361804_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=ae9488&_nc_ohc=3aeQ9k0yYo0AX9mZX4X&_nc_ht=scontent.fbne8-1.fna&oh=f...
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    Sorry I wasn't more specific, but I'm after...

    Sorry I wasn't more specific, but I'm after something discreet that might be made for purpose or particularly effective while attractive. I realise I could use etc etc etc but I was hoping for some...
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    Water block strip

    Hi all. Sorry if this has been asked before, search didn't turn up anything. I recently had a slab laid down the side of the house. Now when it rains it directs water onto the pavers rather than to...
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    Thanks for the replies. The two 50L compressors...

    Thanks for the replies. The two 50L compressors I've used both provide 110 psi at the supply side. Don't know the CFM - not marked and not found on google (best approx 4.2). But they are at the...
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    Can't get my air tools going

    Hi all. I got a great set of air tools as a present years ago but have never managed to get them going. I haven't been bothered to work them out but lately realised I could have done a lot of jobs...
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    Great, thanks for that Marc. Just the info I was...

    Great, thanks for that Marc. Just the info I was after. cheers Brett
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    Attaching external frame to slab

    Gday all. Firstly, thanks for all your help over the last 14-odd years. I nearly built a house starting with with no idea, and built up a handy knowledge bank (and tools) with your guidance. Onyas! ...
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    Thanks Bloss

    Thanks Bloss
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    The floor is very unlevel. I need some kind of...

    The floor is very unlevel. I need some kind of flexible material. US sites also recommend expanding foam, but that stuff is bloody messy
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    Creaky bathroom floor

    Hi all. I built my ensuite 10 years ago by nailing villaboard to the timber floor, then weatherfproofing and tiling. The house has moved a bit over the years and the ensuite floor now creaks quite...
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    Levelling on concrete porch

    Hi all. I got a quote for $3000 to level and tile a 20 sqm concrete porch with my supplied tiles. I've done plenty of tiling but decided on the quote as I've not done any levelling. But 3K is a fair...
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    Bloke up the road bought one to do some wrought...

    Bloke up the road bought one to do some wrought iron repairs to his fence (one-off job he was quoted $400 for). Worked fine. The welding part of the job was about one hour if that helps. A bit of a...
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    Thanks mate, done. It felt like it was bending...

    Thanks mate, done. It felt like it was bending the clips. Your response gave me the courage to lay into it and force it over the spring loop. It fitted on fine. Cheers Brett
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    Installing Sheerline guttering

    Hi all. The Sheerline gutter clips are designed so it seems the gutter slides in from one end over each clip, not roll on like quad gutters. Does that seem right? Be a real bugger if it is. Any...
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    I know I could just bung it together and make it...

    I know I could just bung it together and make it leakproof, but I have to look up at it and I want it pretty.
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    Unfortunately they don't make corners for...

    Unfortunately they don't make corners for sheerline. No choice but to make them yourself.
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    Thanks Bob. Yeah I saw that one - that'll be my...

    Thanks Bob. Yeah I saw that one - that'll be my go to if I don't find anything else. A gutter installer showed me quickly how to do it about six months ago, and it seemed a lot less complicated...
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    Mitre cuts in Sheerline gutters

    Hi all. As if cutting cornice mitres wasn't bad enough, planning the bends for my sheerline gutters is doing my head in. I'm sure there's a simple template you can fabricate to make the process...
  25. Thanks for the input everyone. Took too long to...

    Thanks for the input everyone. Took too long to get started so going to wait until it cools off now. Got lots of other roof things to occupy in the meantime - painting and fixing facias, and...
  26. Re-bedding and re-pointing the roof - DIY?

    Hi - I live in a rural area and it's difficult to get someone out to fix the roof. I've been thinking of giving it a go myself. I have a strong fit 17 y/o to do the clambering work. Anyone had a...
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    They are good for the trees. And best thing is...

    They are good for the trees. And best thing is they never enter the house. Just leave them alone cos they can get cranky.
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    Thanks all. Gave up looking for them online so...

    Thanks all. Gave up looking for them online so headed into town. Dick Smiths, TLE, and six other kitchen, lighting and electronics places in Fyshwick didn't have them and none of them had an idea...
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    Thanks guys. Pitto, that's what I want but...

    Thanks guys.



    Pitto, that's what I want but where can I buy these? They don't sell online.

    cheers
    Brett
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    Looking for pantry light and microswitch

    Gday all. Does anyone know where I can get a simple light and microswitch setup online? (So the light goes on when the door opens.) 240v, 12v or battery will do. The only thing I can find is a...
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    Thanks chrisp. Went back and tried again and...

    Thanks chrisp. Went back and tried again and presto it worked. I suspect some idiot was turning it the wrong way. Must've forgotten to take my pills again...
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    Retract cord prob on Victa 550

    G'day all

    I've got a Victa 550 Professional Self-propelled two-stroke and recently broke the cord. When I've tried to re-install it, the retracting unit doesn't seem to wind up the spring (even...
  33. Poll: First of all I'm assuming we are talking fairly...

    First of all I'm assuming we are talking fairly major jobs, not just replacing a dunny bowl or tap fitting or the odd length of stormwater pipe. So my view is Yes, but in the end it depends on...
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    Get the Bunnings plan. Costs about $2 and...

    Get the Bunnings plan. Costs about $2 and answers all those measurement questions.
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    Our new picket fence

    Finally finished the fence after a gazillion hours of effort. Cost about $2000 (quoted $4000 from company unpainted) with all materials and plans from Bunnings. Painting still to do but might have...
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    Thanks guys. Guess I'll play safe and screw. ...

    Thanks guys. Guess I'll play safe and screw. Sounds like a song title...
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    Got ours in last weekend - fooled by the warm...

    Got ours in last weekend - fooled by the warm days. A few horror frosts during the week but they're hanging on. The usual beans, peas, lettuce, cabbage, pak choy, coriander, broccoli, strawberries,...
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    Can I nail cypress pickets?

    Gday all. Finally putting up the fence now the weather's getting warmer. Got a gazillion cypress pickets primed and ready to go. Someone told me I need to attach with screws because the nail gun...
  39. Thanks all. Chickened out and went the...

    Thanks all. Chickened out and went the install-a-noggin option. cheers, Brett
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    I thought the whole point of your initial enquiry...

    I thought the whole point of your initial enquiry was...
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