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    Have just done a bit more reading and have...

    Have just done a bit more reading and have noticed a few near miss disasters. Might be worth paying someone $200 to do it I suppose.

    Thanks for the advice.
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    Thanks everyone for the replies. I think I am...

    Thanks everyone for the replies. I think I am going to give this a go. Will trial just by taking the old motor off I think.

    Does anyone know by any chance how much the actual roller door weighs?...
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    Thanks mate...do you actually need to lift the...

    Thanks mate...do you actually need to lift the roller off the end hinge to attach the motor? If so, I'll probably pass.
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    Changing a Roller Door Motor

    Wasn't quite sure where to put this thread.

    Our roller door motor has given up the ghost after 10 years of good service. It's a Merlin 430R. The current Merlin products can be found here -...
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    Thanks guys.

    Thanks guys.
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    Tracks for hanging a Sliding Door

    The door into our bathroom is at the end of a small corridoor...when open it does get in the way a bit so I want to take off the swinging door and replace it with a sliding door. The door would slide...
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    Thanks guys...probably should have done all this...

    Thanks guys...probably should have done all this research before I went ahead and did it!
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    Some of the area to be filled was only a...

    Some of the area to be filled was only a centimetre or so thick. How can you use concrete to get a smooth finish? Don't you get all the rocks and pebbles in it?
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    Excellent...thanks Bloss. I've got 2 little...

    Excellent...thanks Bloss. I've got 2 little kids...so maybe best to leave until next weekend.
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    When to remove formwork?

    I formed up a small area around an old pond and have filled with a sand/cement mix. It was quite shallow so that's why I used the mix.

    Just wondering how long before it's safe to remove the...
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    Outdoor Lighting

    I had a powerpoint installed outside next to a pond pump a while back. The wire goes from a switch in thehouse through some conduit so I can also turn the switch off and on from inside.

    I want to...
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    Not really...they're just around the corner from...

    Not really...they're just around the corner from my place so that's why.

    I rang the garden show on 3AW yesterday and they said go for the 5 blend! I'm now officially confsed.
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    Thanks for that. Is the 3 way better/more...

    Thanks for that. Is the 3 way better/more suitable or is it just cheaper?
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    Soil Mix for new garden beds

    I have just removed all the soil and plants from our existing garden beds and built the retaining wall up by a further 2 feet. I now need to refill the garden beds with soil.

    My question is,...
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    Murowash and acrylic undercoats?

    My wife bought a couple of 4 litre tins of external acrylic a while back. Colour is similar to a murowash colour aI want to use on some bagged walls outside.

    Just wondering whether I could use...
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    That looks great Ute...exactly what I am looking...

    That looks great Ute...exactly what I am looking at doing.

    I was thinking of having it sit on some type of poly based material to get the levels and then fix to stop movement.

    One...
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    Thanks for that...we've got glossy blue gum...

    Thanks for that...we've got glossy blue gum floors in our house...maybe some recycled blue gum would look good...

    http://www.urbansalvage.com.au/images/dar006.jpg
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    Timber for top of retaining wall

    I have built a retaining wall in my garden that is roughly 2 feet high, approx 6 inches wide and made out of concrete blocks. I was thinking of either tiling the top or laying a piece of nice thick...
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    Plaster/Cement Cornice for External

    We purchased some external cornice for a blue board wall about 5 years back at Hopkins Plaster in Armadale (Melbourne). I gather the cornice was a mix of plaster and cement? Anyway, I have to replace...
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    Aluminium Guttering - Melbourne

    I managed to wreck a small strip of guttering at the back of our house. It's only about 2m in length so I thought I could replace it myself.

    Any tips on where I can by lengths of guttering which I...
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    Thanks for that. I don't have a problem...

    Thanks for that.

    I don't have a problem paying half to have it fixed. Problems may arise because the bloke fancies himself as a bit of a handyman...his skill is pretty evident in the tilting wall...
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    Thanks ChrisP...that's pretty much why I posted....

    Thanks ChrisP...that's pretty much why I posted. I just wanted to see what recourse I have...whether I can FORCE them to do something sooner than later.
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    Dodgy Brick Wall

    We used to have a timber boundary fence with our neighbours. We did a makeover on our backyard about 5 years ago and basically put up a false wall made from blue board. The posts were put in on our...
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    Great. Anyone have any ideas where Hebel...

    Great.

    Anyone have any ideas where Hebel blocks are sold in Melbourne?
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    I was probably overstating it being a retaining...

    I was probably overstating it being a retaining wall. It's more like a garden bed edge!

    Thanks anyway.
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    Hebel Suppliers in Melbourne

    Looking at building a few small retaining walls in the backyard and thinking of using Hebel.

    Anyone have some advice on where I can buy Hebel blocks in Melbourne and just a ballpark idea on...
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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I may have a bit...

    Thanks for the advice everyone. I may have a bit more of a think. I guess I could just drill a larger hole in the brick wall and put some type of cap...similar to what they have on some desktops to...
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    Shortening a power cord

    I have just installed a fan inside a chimney...it's actually an exhaust fan sitting above a stove. The stove sits inside an old fireplace/chimney in the kitchen area. The smoke and steam up until now...
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    We had three quotes...2 were around the $1700...

    We had three quotes...2 were around the $1700 mark per pair and the third was about $500 more from memory.

    One was from teh yellow pages. One was a carpenter bloke that has done a fair bit of...
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    We still haven't had them installed! We have had...

    We still haven't had them installed! We have had quotes which are a lot cheaper than what you have. They have quoted around $1700 per double unit (ie left and right side). Pretty good price - we're...
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    Installing undermount sink

    We have just had our new kitchen installed...Caesarstone benchtop went in last week. We now need to install the undermount sink...

    We have been advised that silicon will bond and seal the sink no...
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    That puts me at ease a bit. :cool: Did...

    That puts me at ease a bit. :cool:



    Did you mean you can't imagine?
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    Not 100% sure what colour...probably one of those...

    Not 100% sure what colour...probably one of those wanky taupe type colours that are in at the moment...the wife has reign here!
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    5-10mm would probably be right. The sticking...

    5-10mm would probably be right.

    The sticking probably isn't the major issue...the glass guys have said that if there are voids behind the glass than you can see variations in the colour...
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    Renovating as a career change???

    Have seen a few of those reno spots on ACA...those Reno blokes etc. with people doing home renovations as a career.

    Has anyone made the move and done this as a full time thing? Can you make a...
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    Just thought I'd post some pics of the wall in...

    Just thought I'd post some pics of the wall in question. The bench height is about where the smooth part of the wall finishes. The splashback starts where the rough part of the wall begins.
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    So you think we'd be better off with cornice...

    So you think we'd be better off with cornice cement than stud adhesive?
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    The kitchen is small enough as it is and I didn't...

    The kitchen is small enough as it is and I didn't want to have to put battens - is this essential? If I use stud adhesive and screws, wouldn't that be enough?
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    Thanks for the advice. We were told to use...

    Thanks for the advice.

    We were told to use stud adhesive - I have used it in the past and it seems to stick pretty well.
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    Backing for Glass Splashback

    We're getting a new kitchen installed next week - glass splashback a couple of weeks later. The wall the glass splashback is going on is currently very irregular exposed bricks that have been...
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