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    Rowan Atkinson on free speech

    What have the Romans ever done for us ?
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    Water Pressure at the shower head

    Thanks for your input.
    The warranty on the Hellycar shower parts is 7 years. Once the plumber has been and confirmed our water pressure is fine I will get in contact with them about getting a...
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    The shower head is a Hellycar Eric series and...

    The shower head is a Hellycar Eric series and were recommended by the guy that did our bathrooms.
    http://hellycar.com.au/ViewProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=243&ProductTypeID=12&SeriesID=73

    The...
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    Water Pressure at the shower head

    We have a pressure reduction valve on the input to the hot water tank.
    I would have thought that if we had exceptionally high pressure we would had problems where fittings were at full pressure when...
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    Water Pressure at the shower head

    Over the last two years we have had three shower heads fail, splitting and leaking in two bathrooms that were renovated less than 3 years ago.
    The previous two times the manufacturer replaced the...
  6. Thread: Corona Virus

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    Corona Virus

    The TV guy could be asking so that he knows the risk profile he is walking into and can adjust his work method and PPE to suit.

    I had to work with a new contractor today and volunteered my Vax...
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    striped wire +or -

    No technical advantage, just make sure you terminate both ends to the same standard. A cable with A on one end and B on the other is a cross over cable, rarely needed now.

    And I normally use B,...
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    striped wire +or -

    I have always gone with stripe is negative but did a Video Conference install course a few years ago and they taught the opposite.
    At the end of the day it does not matter if you are terminating...
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    Deck Oil - Cutek vs Aussie Clear

    There is no way that would work for the dog, he would not cope being locked in the back yard away from the rest of the family for that long.
    He pretty much lives on the deck, dozing where he can...
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    Deck Oil - Cutek vs Aussie Clear

    What is the drying time of Cutek in real life? We don't stand a chance of keeping the dog off the deck and get him boarded overnight when recoating with Cabots oil.
    I am not happy with yellow tinge...
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    Compressed air contaniers??

    Drifting off topic a little but this thread sparked a memory.
    My father used to have a compressed air inflator that worked by removing a spark plug from the car engine and screwing this thing in. ...
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    Test for phone cable active?

    That looks like figure 8 cable in the photo, is that correct? That would not be normal for phones but would make tracing easy, can you see figure 8 in any socket?

    Also, if you are on NBN for...
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    Skillion roof trusses and fixings

    Comparing yourself to Soliciters is not the best, their charging model is verging on extortion.
  14. NBN Internet - Changing Phone Line (610 Socket)

    Firstly you need to be appropriatly licensed to work on phone lines.

    Ignoring that first point for the moment, is it cabling between two sockets in the house you are wanting to upgrade? There is...
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    I just found my photos of this house. This is...

    I just found my photos of this house. This is how the floors turned, lift old carpet or lino and newspaper underlay, orbital sander on the really bad bits, sweep, two pack poly.
    129374
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    1950s cypress floors

    In my first house 30ish years ago I lifted the old carpet and had similar.
    We just just gave them a rough sand to get rid of any staining and then used two pack poly to coat them. Looked a million...
  17. Thread: Latest in Earthing

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    Latest in Earthing

    Also, that earth looks dry and sandy. The bag needs to be bigger in this case.

    lk
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    Laminate Flooring - Expectation

    Our floating floor must be close to 10 years old now and if we walk into one of the rarely visited corners of the room it might give a click or two.
    Down the middle of the room where the traffic is...
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    Builder dispute - lawyer

    What would be required to rectify the defect?

    lk
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    Hi, you have pretty much exactly what we have,...

    Hi, you have pretty much exactly what we have, same size and same material. I am assuming the photo is looking out the left hand end.
    I think the first issue is that the slope of the roof ( the...
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    Broken Mirror - Twice! Root cause?

    My guess is the hole is introducing a point of different stress level in the mirror.
    If money and inconvenience was not a factor I would go the same set-up again but no hole to see what happens.
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    Ideas re: front outdoor area

    The concrete looks to be significantly higher than the footpath when comparing the height on the blocks either side of the wall.
    My initial thought would be to remove the concrete and stump and then...
  23. Thread: Old tools home?

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    My father was a mechanic and I inherited all his...

    My father was a mechanic and I inherited all his tools. The set from work, the set from home, the emergency breakdown set...... so may duplicates. I kept a complete set of sockets plus two sets of...
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    LED downlight placement

    When we were installing new downlights we used tin cans in the floor to help gauge how they will look in the room. In the end we added two extra to get a more balanced look.
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    A further update 10 months later I am still 100%...

    A further update 10 months later
    I am still 100% satisfied with the Ryobi 36v brushless straight shaft trimmer. 2.6AH battery is good for at least two sessions doing all the edges. The only thing...
  26. Because you can connect directly to the Daiken...

    Because you can connect directly to the Daiken from your iphone it must be in AP - Access Point mode and the AP LED will be on. While in this mode it won't connect to your router because your router...
  27. Connect daiking wireless controller to a home router

    Still not working?

    If yes, are the WiFi lights on on your Router? If no, press the WiFi button on the router to turn them on.
    And do you know the router SSID and password? It will be on a...
  28. Reading the PDF you linked you have two ways of...

    Reading the PDF you linked you have two ways of doing it.

    First thing, make sure the WiFi is turned on on the router - The 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz LEDs on the front of the modem should be either on...
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    Pergola post to beam installation

    The downpipe pop on the underside of the gutter rather than fitted inside is also showing a lack of care and pride.
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    The conduit was found in the carpark

    I read it as Strata Management
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    Another alternative I have just remembered is liquid electrical tape. Use a syringe and inject it into around the cable entry point but I am not sure if it would be better done with the cover on or...
  32. How to waterproof Christmas Light - string light ends

    Hi Dale,

    If you really want try and make them a bit more water resistant I would try the silicon plus heatshrink option. Probably heatshrink over the globe, small squirt of silicon in each end...
  33. Silicone suitable for fixing small wire loop onto Concrete Roof Tiles Ridge Caps

    They would be okay on the ridge but a bit bulkier and more noticeable for the other 11 months of the year.
    I actually have them on a hip and only need to be seen from one side and have the cable tie...
  34. Silicone suitable for fixing small wire loop onto Concrete Roof Tiles Ridge Caps

    When I cleaned the dust off the roof they stuck well.
    I also use some cable tie mounts like these...
  35. Silicone suitable for fixing small wire loop onto Concrete Roof Tiles Ridge Caps

    Hi Dale, that twisted wire loop looks suspiciously like my roof.
    I would have used whatever I had open, quite possibly brick and tile silicon. And very minimal cleaning, probably a rub with a wire...
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    Buying a used car - advice request

    We had a 2wd Territory for years and it was a brilliant car. I would not hesitate buying another if we needed something that size again.
  37. Thread: Tv splitters

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    Tv splitters

    You also need to note the " power pass through " on the splitter in picture 2. The power injector needs to be on the outlet with pass through to the antenna in connection.
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    Liability upon sale. Owner Builders

    We did a very large Stracto awning in NSW and needed owner builder.
    From memory, if we sell within 7 years we need to disclose it was done via an owner builder permit.
  39. Do I need to clean out the vacuum cleaner rewind cord dust?

    It will be fine, no effect on the performance of the vacuum cleaner.
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    Cutting roofing sheets with a circular saw?

    I have a Diablo Steel Demon that I bought when doing my insulated panel roof, works like a treat.
    I created a cutting guide using a thin MDF sheet and a batten as a straight edge so that the saw was...
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