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    OK, trying again :wink:. The original question...

    OK, trying again :wink:.
    The original question was why the surrounds of door and window had the flat edge facing towards the walls, not about skirting boards.

    The reference towards skirting...
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    Not really, skirting boards have the rounded edge...

    Not really, skirting boards have the rounded edge facing the wall.

    Well asthetics aside how would putting the flat surface on top be less dusty :LOL. It's essentially a ledge. At least with the...
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    Up here in Tully it was $53.80/metre. Cheers...

    Up here in Tully it was $53.80/metre.
    Cheers
    Wolffie
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    I just replaced mine and got a ready made one in...

    I just replaced mine and got a ready made one in Kwila from Miitre10. Didn't fit exactly but I was able to modify it to fit.
    I still have the old one, if you want the measurements, I can copy them...
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    Forgot to say we are talking about timber...

    Forgot to say we are talking about timber cornices not plaster.
    They are fixed with a nailgun, not glue or cement.
    Cheers
    Wolffie
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    Another thing that is defeating me

    We are renovating our old Queenslander that has wood panelled walls.
    I do not think there is a single straight wall in the house :(
    When we put the new cornices up, we got the ceiling part...
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    Actually, living up here in the wet tropics, that...

    Actually, living up here in the wet tropics, that is not as silly as it sounds.
    With the humidity, we are forever battling mould and mildew.
    Even the blades on the ceiling fans get "fluffy" :D
    I...
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    This has been bugging me for years

    1) Why are door and window surrounds fitted with the bullnose facing towards the door/window?
    If they are fitted the other way with the flat side facing the door/window, less dust etc. will be...
  9. Thread: scribing cuts

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    scribing cuts

    We are renovating our old Queenslander big time.
    Bought new timber cornices, rounded (like the plaster ones) instead of the old square ones.
    We cannot for the life of us work out how to do scribed...
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    We just bought a new stainless stove, glass lid...

    We just bought a new stainless stove, glass lid covered gas top and electric oven.
    It is an Emilia and its 800 mm wide with 3 normal burners, 1 wok burner and a large rectangular burner in the...
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    Ants and/or cockroaches in the house? :oo:...

    Ants and/or cockroaches in the house? :oo:
    Definitely cupboards on top of floor to try and keep the little critters out.
    Ever tried washing a floor and someone kick the bucket, water everywhere,...
  12. 1) If I understand you right, then the hole in...

    1) If I understand you right, then the hole in the cabinet when sitting at the wall does not fit over the drain pipe, right?
    Go to the hardware store and buy an adjustable fitting, looks a bit like...
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    We are in the process of renovating our kitchen. ...

    We are in the process of renovating our kitchen.
    I absolutely detest laminex, vinyl, 2 pack and timber imported from countries that have no regard for the destruction they do to their forests.
    I...
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    These units have magnetic switches and cannot be...

    These units have magnetic switches and cannot be started accidentally when the GPO is switched on.
    We just remembered last night that about a month before we started having problems, we got hit by...
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    I will try to explain one last time: If this...

    I will try to explain one last time:

    If this guy did not know what he was doing and did not do a thorough job when he tests electrical stuff, he would not survive here for long.

    1) It is a...
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    Furthermore, I stated earlier, that it is...

    Furthermore,
    I stated earlier, that it is easier here to pull teeth on a chook than to get a sparky to bother with testing appliances I couldn't even get one to come and do a safety test after I...
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    Test and Tag Regulations Queensland: The...

    Test and Tag Regulations Queensland:
    The regulations state that, while a 'competent person' may test and tag their employer's appliances without needing an electrical licence, they do need at least...
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    With a stroke of good luck I found a tagger and...

    With a stroke of good luck I found a tagger and tester who came out this morning.
    He tested all connections and absolutely nothing was wrong with our wiring or extension cords..
    Seems we have a...
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    Thank you, warranty call tomorrow:) :think2:...

    Thank you, warranty call tomorrow:)

    :think2: Would it be an idea, if and when I can get a sparky to attend:fingerscrossed:,to have separate RCDs for House, Shed and Workshops?
    Wolffie
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    Exactly the conclusion we came to but I just...

    Exactly the conclusion we came to but I just wanted to be sure..
    Any other appliance in the powerpoint does NOT trigger the RCD but the bandsaw plugged into another powerpoint DOES.
    It was a...
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    Thank you Nev, in that case I feel more confident...

    Thank you Nev, in that case I feel more confident about claiming warranty, I would feel such a fool if it was my wiring.
    Oh yes, what I used is called an ohmmeter but I do not have a megger. Call...
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    That is what I meant when I said we have tested...

    That is what I meant when I said we have tested all connections and wonder whether it could be the condenser or whatever it is called in English.
    I was a sparkie in a different country many years...
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    I was reading on another post about multiple...

    I was reading on another post about multiple RCDs.
    Here is a pic of my circuitboard, do I need to have another RCD installed?...
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    I would if I could but I can't so I won't. It is...

    I would if I could but I can't so I won't.
    It is easier to pull teeth on a chook than to get a sparky to come out here, too many much more profitable jobs around on the farms.

    "Sorry, we are too...
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    Another leccie question

    How can this happen?
    Everything in my workshop is working fine.
    Suddenly the bandsaw starts to play up and trigger the safety switch.
    I unplug it, reset the switch and everything works fine.
    I...
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    Thanks David :2tsup: We found the double...

    Thanks David :2tsup:
    We found the double connection, for power and air con, had water in it so thought that was a problem.
    It is in the bin now and a new one will be bought.
    Wolffie
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    Question regarding extension cords

    We just checked the connections on our caravan cord.
    Instead of the copper wiring being shiny it is black. We cut about a metre off it and it is still black.
    Is it time to throw the cord out and...
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    There were absolutely no dust inside the motor it...

    There were absolutely no dust inside the motor it was solely on the magnetic switch and, yes, it has been tested, no damage done.
    Sometimes I wonder why we put in such a sensitive switch but then,...
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    We used 90x19 Decking Balau, whatever that is....

    We used 90x19 Decking Balau, whatever that is.
    Wolffie
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    When we built our deck, we predrilled the boards...

    When we built our deck, we predrilled the boards to avoid splitting but drove the nails directly into the treated pine joists. Problem up here in the humidity is, the nails keep working themselves...
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    We did and it seems to be working now. What I...

    We did and it seems to be working now.
    What I found when I took the covers off the machine was 2 bung holes from the wheel cavity into the power column and about 15 mm of dust on top of the...
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    It looks like I found the culprit by a process of...

    It looks like I found the culprit by a process of elimination.
    It is the bandsaw.
    As soon as I plug it in and without turning the power point on (ie no actual power on the machine) it triggers the...
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    Safety switches trip(turn off) on earth Leakage....

    Safety switches trip(turn off) on earth Leakage.
    In layman's terms
    The safety switch looks at electricity (Current in this case)going out and
    compares it to what is coming back.
    If there is a big...
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    Actually haven't thought about that but, 20...

    Actually haven't thought about that but, 20 metres is an awfully long cord, right?
    Wolffie
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    even without the machines connected? Wolffie

    even without the machines connected?
    Wolffie
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    question for a leccie

    I am having problems with the power in my workshop.
    I do not have power in the shop but use a Click 20 m/2400W max/10 amp heavy duty lead on a switched twin outlet reel connected to a 15 amp...
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    I don't know anything about the Sydney area, up...

    I don't know anything about the Sydney area, up here in North Queensland, we use treated pine for the joists and hardwood for the decking.
    I think I would listen to the engineer, he probably knows...
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    My 'usband was Danish lol Wolffie

    My 'usband was Danish lol
    Wolffie
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    Just thought that an easier way would be to make...

    Just thought that an easier way would be to make a frame around the doorway and cover one side with gyprock, then put shelves in and use the doorway as a bookcase/display unit.
    Wolffie
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    I am not a builder or anything but the way we did...

    I am not a builder or anything but the way we did it in our house, was to remove the old doorframe and attach a vertical either side of the doorway, then attach horizontal timbers top, bottom and 1...
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