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    You would likely be alright, but I recommend...

    You would likely be alright, but I recommend tiling all the way up. It really isn't that much more work and it will look very nice indeed. I just completed a bath reno and tiled to the ceiling and...
  2. 1. The whole point of pre-primed is to not have...

    1. The whole point of pre-primed is to not have to prime. Just spray them. :)

    2. No problems. If a glossy enamel, just rough up around the filled in holes a bit and touch up with a brush. If a...
  3. Take a look at this video for some additional...

    Take a look at this video for some additional ideas. :)

    How to Repair Laminate Counters | Video | Kitchen Countertops | Kitchens | This Old House
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    That is, the manufacturer SAYS you can do it. But...

    That is, the manufacturer SAYS you can do it. But I would not do it and it is certainly not best practice.
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    Absolutely correct. You must "disconnect" the...

    Absolutely correct. You must "disconnect" the tile from the floorboards or the expansion/contraction will result in cracked grout and even cracked tiles. The underlayment performs this disconnection....
  6. MS is on the money. :) Please do not consider...

    MS is on the money. :)

    Please do not consider mixing timber and plywood this way. It will end in tears. The blackbutt will expand and contract and the ply will not and cracks will be the result....
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    Mate, and I mean this with the utmost respect,...

    Mate, and I mean this with the utmost respect, the questions you are asking indicate that you should get a plumber in for the job. The old taps might be soldered on. They might screw on. They might...
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    There goes the neighbourhood. :rolleyes:

    There goes the neighbourhood. :rolleyes:
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    Are these wall tiles or floor tiles? If floor,...

    Are these wall tiles or floor tiles? If floor, may not have waited long enough after tiles were laid for the adhesive to cure out. If wall, may actually be getting some dampness in back seeping...
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    During the summer over here, we easily consume 70...

    During the summer over here, we easily consume 70 Kw per day, with 80% of that going to the Aircon.
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    You can do it either way, but keep in mind that...

    You can do it either way, but keep in mind that if you redo the benchtops and cabinets, there is no guarantee that they will fit the old footprint exactly.

    My personal preference would be to rip...
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    Why would you want to fall out the door? :?

    Why would you want to fall out the door? :?
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    If I know I will be opening and shutting a large...

    If I know I will be opening and shutting a large tin of paint many times, I will drill 3 or 4 small holes in the base of the rim, so the paint that gets in the rim will drain back into the can. The...
  14. While it might be safe to notch it in from the...

    While it might be safe to notch it in from the side, it might not be the smartest way to go. Once it is covered up, will everyone remember where it is, or will some poor soul drive a nail into it,...
  15. Unless you live in the US, in which case screws...

    Unless you live in the US, in which case screws are what holds it, full stop. We've had this discussion before and I have never, ever seen a sheet of gyprock fail using only screws. :)
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    Every market is different, but based on your...

    Every market is different, but based on your drawing and the current setup, I should think you would actually increase the resale value by doing as you suggest. I endorse your idea and think it is...
  17. You are getting heavy condensate along your...

    You are getting heavy condensate along your ceiling joists, which accounts for the strange pattern. Your attic space is wet as and you've got to dry it out. The heat from inside is leaking through...
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    Hope this helps a bit. Ozzie skirting is a...

    Hope this helps a bit. Ozzie skirting is a different breed of cat from US skirting, so there may be a way I don't know about.
  19. Of course not! :rolleyes: Horses for courses....

    Of course not! :rolleyes: Horses for courses. :wink:

    But the initial expense of putting them in during construction or remodelling is trivial compared to adding one later on. When I built a home...
  20. Interesting question. No, you can never have too...

    Interesting question. No, you can never have too many GPOs in my opinion. Always need just one more. :D

    As a contrast to what has been said by others about OZ, here in the US the number of...
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    Is that up to Code? You can't do that over here....

    Is that up to Code? You can't do that over here. :?
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    Yer welcome. Just because yer a good bloke, take...

    Yer welcome. Just because yer a good bloke, take a dekko at this site:

    http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/index.php

    More information than you want, but brilliant! :)
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    If the slab is flat, no worries. You can check it...

    If the slab is flat, no worries. You can check it with a long level or long flat board (look for gaps). Tiles like flat. :)
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    Likely. But where is the fun in that? :wink:

    Likely. But where is the fun in that? :wink:
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    What is the sub-floor? Concrete slab? Or T&G? :?...

    What is the sub-floor? Concrete slab? Or T&G? :? Planning on removing the vinyl?
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    Over here it is not always so obvious, as...

    Over here it is not always so obvious, as sometimes the work is done to Code but without a permit. As you can imagine, however, the insurance companies will help keep you honest as they won't pay out...
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    I should have mentioned, when discussing DIY...

    I should have mentioned, when discussing DIY electrical work over here, that there is one major exception. Once a sale contract is signed on a house, but before it is finalised and actual ownership...
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    Of course. :D On your own home. But you are...

    Of course. :D On your own home. But you are supposed to get it inspected when finished. (For large jobs, this happens, for everyday repairs it does not happen.) In addition, if you are adding...
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    In South Carolina (USA), you are required to have...

    In South Carolina (USA), you are required to have 2 years experience as an employee employed to perform electrical services (apprenticeship, that is) and to pass 2 written examinations, one on the...
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    One hour. That's all. :)

    One hour. That's all. :)
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    The No Returns on paint is typically for colours...

    The No Returns on paint is typically for colours they have mixed custom at the store. Off the shelf colours are almost always returnable if the tin is unopened. Glad your problem was solved.
  32. In other words, you do not have a reference. :?

    In other words, you do not have a reference. :?
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    Here is what you need. Retards drying a bit and...

    Here is what you need. Retards drying a bit and extends flow control. I use it for thinning acrylic to spray.

    http://www.floodaustralia.net/products/floetrol.htm
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    Now Mick, we are slowly embracing the euro...

    Now Mick, we are slowly embracing the euro system, but most people seem to still want the face frame look. :rolleyes:

    Melamine over here is usually considered low-end cabinet material (for...
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    I will have to say first that it is possible your...

    I will have to say first that it is possible your Code requires it. but . . .

    I have seen many a bath with no operable window. Single panes, glass blocks, even no window at all! I believe your...
  36. This thread is starting to make me tired. Either...

    This thread is starting to make me tired. Either identify the application or give it over. :)
  37. Ahh. . . sounds a bit like an order-picking...

    Ahh. . . sounds a bit like an order-picking operation in a large warehouse. :?:)
  38. Quite so. Check the drain tray first. If clogged,...

    Quite so. Check the drain tray first. If clogged, you will have bigger problems than a musty smell soon enough.
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    Yes. :)

    Yes. :)
  40. Are they saying "That's the way we always do it?"...

    Are they saying "That's the way we always do it?" or are they quoting the Code? What does the Code say? :?
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