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    Thanks for the replies. I am going to get a pro...

    Thanks for the replies. I am going to get a pro in in the next few weeks to have a look. With regards to wiring and insulation had the wiring was the first thing looked at an done from the day we...
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    Loft/Attic storage conversion

    Hi all,

    Need some advice. I have attached some photos and before I get an engineer in I thought I would ask for some ideas from here. I am considering flooring my loft and adding a bigger access...
  3. Hydronic heating (radiator Panels) piping type

    Hi all,


    Need some advice I want to put in hydronic heating with radiator panels. Now I have in Europe help install systems (roughing in pipe work etc before plumber commissions and connects)...
  4. Can you paint the rear face paper of gyprock

    So I know you don't normally paint this but can you paint the rear face of gyprock? I have had to create a recess in a wall and before I seal and paint it is it ok to paint the rear paper.

    Thanks...
  5. Thanks for the reply, Yes I have been trying...

    Thanks for the reply,

    Yes I have been trying to get those. USA seems to be the only places that sells them. Cant find a supplier online in Aus or locally (Melbourne region)

    If I do use those do...
  6. Tongue and Groove Jarrah Veranda/Verandah Secret nail

    Hi all,

    I am going to be replacing the front veranda/Verandah next week on our California bungalow. After many years and the previous owners neglecting its maintenance it has rotted on parts.
    I...
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    Could this be asbestos or not

    Hi all,



    Renovating one of the bedrooms and just removed the old alarm panel and found this behind it. The rest of the wall is gyprock sheeting from around 1995 except this small square. I...
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    Tile Trim advice for doorway

    Hi all,

    I have a quick question. I am laying some 16mm 200mm x 200mm tile soon so I have an 18.5mm angle trim for the doorway. In terms of waterproofing does the trim go down and then waterproof...
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    You are right. I have looked up the code and it...

    You are right. I have looked up the code and it seems to comply in terms of clearances. If I was to replace it any ideas what a direct swap cost would be in Melbourne north region ( I could put it in...
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    Wood Heater inspection

    Hi all,

    If a wood heater has been installed is it possible for it to be inspected and have a certificated issued for it. The reason I ask is the previous owners installed one and we are debating...
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    Thabk you for yhe advice and reply. If I sheet it...

    Thabk you for yhe advice and reply. If I sheet it in ply what is the minimum thickness I could use and would I get away with just sheeting it 2400 high fom the floor that way I can keep my cornice in...
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    Thank you for the reply.When you say under do you...

    Thank you for the reply.When you say under do you mean physically under the underlay which would mean I would need a 25mm to include the 6mm of underlay or should it sit flush on the subfloor in line...
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    Water stop angle height at door

    I have a quick question. I assume the water stop ange goes on top of the tile underlay at the door. Is this correct. Also for 16mm tiles is a 20mm aluminium angle ok. I dont want the step up to be to...
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    Thanks for the reply. You are correct but as I...

    Thanks for the reply. You are correct but as I have access to the top plate in the loft and will be able to loop it round and drive nails into it and I am happy to remove a floor board or 2 to reach...
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    2 Quick waterproofing questions

    I have a quick waterproofing question. For a 100mm waste for a toilet I assume once one has laid the tile underlay you would fit a 100mm floor flange to the pipe sikaflex to the floor and then...
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    Thank you for the reply. I think you are right a...

    Thank you for the reply. I think you are right a cross brace is the way to go. Wont be able to get to it now for a few weeks with other work to do.

    Many Thanks

    Zeroasylum
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    Thank you to everyone who has replied so far. So...

    Thank you to everyone who has replied so far. So I have finally got some professional advice on this and Like everyone said (I was hoping there was some magic I could use but geometry and forces are...
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    HI intertd6, Thank you for the reply and...

    HI intertd6,

    Thank you for the reply and advice. I am going to get a structural engineer to look at it(friend of a friend) who is happy to give me some advice. I was wondering if I did pit the...
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    Hi r3nov80r, Thanks for the replies. Its not...

    Hi r3nov80r,

    Thanks for the replies. Its not the tv but more so the 110"projector screen that drops in front of it. I am not sure what to do about it. Thre must be some way to brace possibly from...
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    Hi intertd6, Thank you for the reply. As you...

    Hi intertd6,

    Thank you for the reply. As you said it is only on one side not a pair crossing. If I was to run a metal strap brace on the opposite side of the stud pair not top to bottom but just...
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    Thank you for the reply. It is bad luck. I did...

    Thank you for the reply. It is bad luck. I did not build the house (wish I did with some of the doggy jobs I found in the walls cut studs etc) but have renovated a major amount of it. I don’t have...
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    Thank you both for the reply. What would you...

    Thank you both for the reply. What would you suggest for bracing those 2 studs. Would a noggin top and bottom of the opening be enough or something else. The hole I am cutting is for a center in wall...
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    Cutting Diagonal metal bracing

    Hi All,

    I am installing an in wall unit on an internal wall which is load bearing as it does have some truss webs resting on it in the loft. I have just discovered it has a metal strap running...
  24. In terms of the tiles I mean un-sealed cement...

    In terms of the tiles I mean un-sealed cement tiles. Here is a link to the type of tiles https://www.schots.com.au/taza-encaustic-tile-black-white-kai59tetf.html. There are un-glazed and unsealed. I...
  25. Thanks to everyone for the replies. I think I...

    Thanks to everyone for the replies. I think I will go with the full Gripset system. What tile adhesive would people recommend for normal tiles but I also have some cement encaustic tiles so will need...
  26. Encaustic Cement Tiles Sealer/Adhesive and Door Water stop recommendations

    Hi everyone,

    I need a bit of advice regarding these tiles. Would anyone be able to confirm or recommend the correct adhesive for these tiles. I will be laying them in a small en-suite. The...
  27. Bond Breaker tape from Gripset with Davco k10

    Hello,

    Is it ok to use the gripset elastoproof tape and corners with other waterproofing membranes such as Davco k10.

    Gripset waterproofing | Gripset Elastoproof B50

    ?Gripset waterproofing |...
  28. Hi All, Thank you all for the reply’s so far....

    Hi All,
    Thank you all for the reply’s so far.
    Attached is the best picture I have (not showing everything I am afraid) I will try to liftt the floor at the weekend and take more.
    The bearer has a...
  29. Notch bearer for plumbing Advice please

    Hi All,

    I had my plumber visit on Saturday morning to investigate and quote for running the waste and water supply for my bedroom to bathroom conversion. I have the floor up in the hallway where...
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    Colorbond roof paint advice

    Hi all,

    I am planning on painting my colorbond roof in a few weeks. The roof is around 20 years old but in good condition with no corrosion.The is some powdering of the coat but on a test pressure...
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    Palm Air Nailer and villaboard

    Hi All I like my air tools use them a lot for automotive work. Is there any reason why I cant use a palm air nailer to put up villa board or put down cement tile sheeting. It wont crack or damage the...
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    Roof safety and anchor point advice

    Hi all,

    In the next few weeks I will have to get on my colour bond roof pressure wash it and prep it for painting. I already have a miller roof working harness which I have used in the past and...
  33. Thanks for the advice. Yes will back block all of...

    Thanks for the advice. Yes will back block all of the left over gyprock to strengthen it. Stumps are good as the whole house was re-stumped about 20 years ago on concrete stumps when the extension...
  34. Hi Phild01, Thanks for the reply. Interesting...

    Hi Phild01,

    Thanks for the reply. Interesting post. So reading that I should be ok to put my villa board vertical 2400 high all the ways round bathroom pad it out with 4mm timber strips or 4.5 mm...
  35. Hi mudbrick, Thanks for the reply. I am happy...

    Hi mudbrick,

    Thanks for the reply. I am happy to do that as it does not take long to strip it but have a few questions. I really want to keep the cornice and ceiling and not remove these can I...
  36. Advice converting bedroom to master bathroom

    Hello,

    I am going to be converting a spare bedroom into a large main bathroom. Plumbing wise plumbers have inspected and getting water and drainage in there is easy as pipe are laid next to the...
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