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    In regard to the OP's question. I will making an...

    In regard to the OP's question. I will making an approach to Kevin Skause of the AIBS to have this topic brought to their member's attention in August.


    Over and out.
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    I have been requested by Ringtail to do the...

    I have been requested by Ringtail to do the following:




    So I am happy to offer the following statement supplied to me by Ringtail.


    In my post on this matter (number 28) I made a...
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    [QUOTE=ringtail;843086] I'm not the one...

    I'm not the one recommending to disregard manufacturer's spec.


    Where edge distance comes into play.
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    Yes you did. By offering advise on this forum...

    Yes you did. By offering advise on this forum that goes directly against the specifications of the engineering spec of the manufacturer.
    Arrogant and presumptous? Following are your quote.
    and...
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    No? Why state the following? Yes how...

    No? Why state the following?

    Yes how incompetant of the qualified engineer to blatently disregard the tech sheet of the one of the most qualified timber engineers in the country. I bet the silly...
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    Now common sense states the manufacturer and...

    Now common sense states the manufacturer and design engineers who wrote the specification unless there is another suitably qualified person who can offer you calcs to back up their statements.
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    What I get from the above quote is that a...

    What I get from the above quote is that a qualified engineer is to disregard the manufacturer's spec, their engineering testing department, the independant auditing and think, 'bugger it I'll just do...
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    Wall is ther wall made from? If timber, what...

    Wall is ther wall made from? If timber, what depth is it? What is the height of the wall? Is the roof raftered or trussed? Even though the roof is flat, is the height of the gable higher than the...
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    WA have a lot of pitched roofs. You haven't...

    WA have a lot of pitched roofs. You haven't mentioned the approximate age of the house. That would help. Also is there a flat ceiling or is it raked?
    You may well be right in the wall being non...
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    Ever had an ah ha moment? :B:B I understand what...

    Ever had an ah ha moment? :B:B I understand what you are saying now. Use the tensioner to plumb. I can't edit out that last part of my last post. I was refering to using a tensioner just for the...
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    The OP's photos and sketch are consistant with...

    The OP's photos and sketch are consistant with out of plumb trusses. As the truss gets further out of plane, it becomes unstable and buckling comes into play.

    Although from the photos I'd be...
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    [QUOTE=bpj1968;840922] See attached (calculated...

    Generally speaking, yes. But if you redesign with a minimum bearing support and plate crush is not the governing factor, it is more than satisfactory to do so. It is also satisfactory for battens,...
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    Wanted: Box Trailer

    Looking for a box trailer. All types considered.
    CAirns or Townsville region.


    cheers,
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    It looks like to steel bracing has been added to...

    It looks like to steel bracing has been added to the top of the top chords before the battens were added from what your photo shows.

    I would download the Truss installation guide and follow the...
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    Thanks, mate. But I have already laid all the...

    Thanks, mate. But I have already laid all the tiling.

    The question I am asking is ' should I build up the non tiled area, which will be carpeted eventually, to the height of the tiles, or should...
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    carpet to tile transition heights

    Hi team. I have timber flooring that I have added ceramic tile sheeting, tile adhesive and tiles to in the hallways. The bedrooms will have carpet eventually. I wish to pack the floorboards with ply...
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    I come up with a maximum bearer span for 2/190x45...

    I come up with a maximum bearer span for 2/190x45 F7 as 2700mm but if you have your posts at 2800mm centres and they are 100mm posts, you can take 50mm off each side and end up with 2700mm span.
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  18. You can use 10mm coach screws in the following...

    You can use 10mm coach screws in the following brackets:

    - Adjustable PS offering 8.4kN uplift into JD with 4 off 50xm10 coach screws
    -Bolt Down PSB offering 10.4 kN uplift into JD4 with 4 off...
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    no problems. Thanks, Bros. cheers,

    no problems. Thanks, Bros.


    cheers,
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    any links for what tariff 16 is? Can't find it on...

    any links for what tariff 16 is? Can't find it on energex or ergon.

    cheers,
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    Thanks Bros. Any idea on the costs associated...

    Thanks Bros. Any idea on the costs associated with the change of tarrifs? How is the tarrif change acheived?
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    Air conditioners. What tarrif?

    I have a 7.3 kW split system ac unit hardwired with its own ciruit breaker. I have no idea the tarrif it is on but have noticed since I had it installed my power bill has doubled even though I only...
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    Just as an asside, be sure to check your bracing...

    Just as an asside, be sure to check your bracing plan beacuse villa board is often included in the racking bracing calculations. If you use WR plasterboard, you might like to add extra brace to make...
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    stick with the nails on the extension section. It...

    stick with the nails on the extension section. It would out of place to have the new area screwed down with the original nailed. Use a 65mm nail and keep an eye on them.

    Cheers,
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    I've uesed a Rockote product called 'Keycote'...

    I've uesed a Rockote product called 'Keycote' designed specifically to fix to poor substrates. Worked really well and I was very happy with the finish, I didn't bother adding a final acrylic coat...
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    $17273.65 ex GST.

    $17273.65 ex GST.
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    why not design the deck to take the loads of the...

    why not design the deck to take the loads of the vehicle and if a vehicle is required to get to the back of the house, add temp ramps?

    Just a thought.

    Cheers,
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    I've had luck locking in the tannins in kwila /...

    I've had luck locking in the tannins in kwila / merbau by using both oil and recently with Sikkens HLS. It does also tend to leach itself empty after some time but others may have had different...
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    Ebedded carbon is not just the carbon in the...

    Ebedded carbon is not just the carbon in the product, it also includes the energy used to mine, refine, manufacture, transport and finally dispose of the material.

    Approximately 95% of the energy...
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    Automate them and power them with a solar panel...

    Automate them and power them with a solar panel and you might just be a winner on The New Inventers. :D:D
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    Quite the opposite, actually.There were several...

    Quite the opposite, actually.There were several forums throughout the state in 2010 outlining the upcoming 6 star rating, the current shortcomings in software simulation. There was a great deal of...
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    No he bypassed the thermostat. He is however...

    No he bypassed the thermostat. He is however coming back with replacement parts. Doesn't bode well for the life of the oven, though.

    I won't use it till then. I have a BBQ that I use for an oven...
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    Just to finish this up. Service guy found it was...

    Just to finish this up. Service guy found it was the thermostat causing the issue. In these Euromaid models the thermostat has no way of being reset by the user once it trips. Sounds more like a fuse...
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    You could notch the joist 30mm over the existing...

    You could notch the joist 30mm over the existing bearer. That would give you the 50mm drop. Just make sure the rest of your bearers are also lowered the 30mm so you don't need to notch over them.

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    Applied, the oven has a grill feature built into...

    Applied, the oven has a grill feature built into the oven. It isn't a seperate compartment.

    Chalkyt, Last year when the new oven and hotplate were installed, the electrician did everything by the...
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    Thanks for the suggestion, but the oven was on...

    Thanks for the suggestion, but the oven was on for about 30 minutes in manual timer mode. Oven light, thermostat light went off and no more hot.

    cheers,
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    Well I simply assumed the isolation switch must...

    Well I simply assumed the isolation switch must cut power to both the hot plate and the oven. I cannot confirm this. Damn me and my assumptions.

    I checked at the power board and there were no...
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    thanks, buddy. I'm staggeringly lazy and allergic...

    thanks, buddy. I'm staggeringly lazy and allergic to electricity so there is no chance of my playing with it :)

    I'll call the service guy tomorrow.

    cheers,
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    Oven not working but hotplate is.

    Hi team,

    Last year I had new wiring in the house and had a new electric stove top and hot plate installed. The sparky did the right thing and added the isolation switch (like a light switch) that...
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    The reason I suggest you go through the nail...

    The reason I suggest you go through the nail plate manufacturer is not only to get it right, but to have it right with certification for when you go to sell.

    We used to laminate certs and with...
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