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    I totally agree with an3_bolt. Get some...

    I totally agree with an3_bolt.

    Get some quotes. I did the same as you - 1st reno and went with IKEA. Although it turned out good and was cheaper than quotes I got, by the time I factored in...
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    Any advice on Built-ins?

    thats built-in cupboards in the bedrooms.

    Im planning on making my own with the guidance of a carpenter mate.

    Any tips or ideas on storage space, what kind of shelves/baskets, sliding doors,...
  3. I agree with the angle grinder and a diamond...

    I agree with the angle grinder and a diamond blade - I just got a cheap one from bunnings worked well

    Id have a good study of it first but - I would put the cut tile in the corner and have the...
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    just wondering how you were 'stitched up' by...

    just wondering how you were 'stitched up' by having no plumbing certificate ?

    was there something wrong with the plumbing that you found out later, or just the fact that you didnt have the piece...
  5. Thread: Dishwasher waste

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    I dont know if you ever have to remove the...

    I dont know if you ever have to remove the dishwasher waste from the nipple. But if you did have to and that attachment is under the cupboard and behind the kickboards(like you are planning I...
  6. done :peace2:

    done :peace2:
  7. Sure, why not. How do I do that? Thanks to...

    Sure, why not. How do I do that?

    Thanks to everyone for your replies. :2tsup:
  8. How long will a 9kg gas bottle last for a cooktop?

    Anyone using 2 x 9kg gas bottles and just refilling them yourself?

    I have to get gas installed (only for cooktop) and Im thinking of going this route. That way you're not paying for rental on the...
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    yea ok, I'll put an s trap in then so after...

    yea ok, I'll put an s trap in then

    so after the s trap, should I still go to the 4 way riser or plumb it into the 100mm toilet pipe (sewer line) ?

    the water in the s trap will stop the musty...
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    ok, I'll check the measurement. It will be close...

    ok, I'll check the measurement. It will be close to 1.2 m

    so, what do you guys think am I better off putting in a trap because of the stink factor ?
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    DO I have to have an S Trap under the shower?

    Im planning to run from the shower drain to a 'squashed trap?" (not sure what its called, but it is an open drain in the concrete slab that allows 3 x 50mm pipes into it. squashed something ..

    My...
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    this thread is gold :D

    this thread is gold :D
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    I did it grey, looks ok. I reckon the antique...

    I did it grey, looks ok. I reckon the antique white wouldve looked better(at the start) But Its done now so bugger it :D
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    White Floor Tiles - Which colour grout ?

    Ive got some white-ish floor tiles( a bit cream coloured with faint streaks of colour through them)

    I thought antique white grout would look nice, but have been recomended grey grout.

    I know...
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    thanks oldbloss :2tsup: sounds easy then. ...

    thanks oldbloss :2tsup: sounds easy then.

    Yeah the electrician has put the cable there ready for it. (which I forgot to pull through when sheeted the ceiling :doh::D

    btw, what is this strange...
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    ok cool Ive got a window in the room and am...

    ok cool

    Ive got a window in the room and am installing an exhaust fan .

    I think I'll go with the semigloss then. any other opinions on how many coats of primer and paint?

    btw i forgot to...
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    Which paint for bathroom ceiling?

    I was told 2 coats of primer then 2 coats of acrylic gloss, so you can wipe off any mold etc

    thoughts?

    (its new sheets of gyprock btw)
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    really? my plumber friend told me to put silicon...

    really? my plumber friend told me to put silicon under and on top of the rubber seal so it squeezes out a bit when you tighten the plug in

    :?
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    yea thanks knotaclue, I went with the marbletrend...

    yea thanks knotaclue, I went with the marbletrend one aswell. evo base
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    1200 x 1200 corner shower base?

    is there such a thing? :?

    if so, where can I get one?
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    hmm , ok. might be good then. dont s'pose...

    hmm , ok. might be good then.

    dont s'pose anyones got any pics?
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    Splashback same as the benchtop?

    has anybody used a laminex splashback that is exactly the same as the kitchen benchtop? so its all the same colour/look.

    is this good, trendy, hip etc or too much.

    thoughts?
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    Is it ok to use just the normal tile underlay for...

    Is it ok to use just the normal tile underlay for a bathroom?
    I assume the waterproofing will take care of everything.

    or is there a special wet area underlay that MUST be used?
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    Theres a mob called Uniduct that sell kits for...

    Theres a mob called Uniduct that sell kits for the ducting,
    call this number and tell them what your situation is and what you want 1800 648 556, they will tell you the parts you need and you...
  25. thanks guys :2tsup:

    thanks guys :2tsup:
  26. How to paint a new ceiling - sealer? which paint?

    Hi all, I just resheeted a ceiling and got a mate to set it.

    Whats the best way to paint it so it will last?

    I was told to paint all the plaster joins with a sealer, then paint the whole...
  27. Is there anywhere I can see pictures or furthur...

    Is there anywhere I can see pictures or furthur explanation of this process, Rod ?

    ie. what is back blocking? and what do the cleats look like and how are they attached etc.
  28. Poll: Would you paint the walls or sand the floor first ?

    If you paint walls first, would the dust from sanding kinda ruin the nice fresh paint job?

    what would you do? take a vote on the poll too
  29. Thats a good idea about halving a sheet for the...

    Thats a good idea about halving a sheet for the 2nd row..

    The celilngs up now though -It actually worked out to be a 500mm stagger - That just happened to be where the battens were. So I cut the...
  30. thanking you :cool: do you think 300mm will...

    thanking you :cool:

    do you think 300mm will be enough of a stagger?
  31. Do you stagger the butt-joins when hanging a ceiling?

    ?

    say in the first row I hang a 3m, 2.4 and a 2.4
    then the next row I hang a 2.4, 2.4 and a 3m.
    so that the buttjoins are all staggered rather than in one straight line.

    Is this the way to...
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    Does bark/mulch stop weeds from growing?

    I'm planning on making a bit of a garden around some palms in the front yard.

    The plan is to put white stones in a circle around each palm and then fill the rest of the area with bark/ mulch....
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    I was thinking of going a one piece unit aswell...

    I was thinking of going a one piece unit aswell as I thought it might be easier to clean (ie less mould in grout) and less chance of leaks

    ??

    heres some marbletrend units that range from 1000...
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    I'll try and take some pics today :cool:

    I'll try and take some pics today :cool:
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    How to install RFL?

    I wish to retrofit some rfl(silver shiny stuff) for insulation(for keeping out heat) in a house in qld.

    The roof height is very low above the ceiling(theres no manhole). I have removed the ceiling...
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    wow, very interesting. thanks pharmaboy. I just...

    wow, very interesting. thanks pharmaboy. I just read both of those threads.

    so basically, to keep warm in winter = use batts

    to keep cool in summer = paint your roof white
    and install a...
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    hi pharmaboy, could you expand on sisalation ? ie...

    hi pharmaboy, could you expand on sisalation ? ie what is it? or point me to the thread you were talking about.

    thanks for the replies everyone.
  38. yeah ok, I think I might sand first, finish after...

    yeah ok, I think I might sand first, finish after the cupboards are in then :2tsup:
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    Heat reflective paint?

    Im thinking of painting my roof white to reflect some heat. is this a cost effective form of insulation? ie does it work. is it worth it?

    What about reflective paint products like the powder you...
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    from what I saw there is no RFL on the underside...

    from what I saw there is no RFL on the underside of the roof.

    I'll price some R3.5 batts today. any danger with the fibreglass batts? Do you have a preference for type or brand, ausdesign?
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