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  1. Re: lines appearing through painted gyptock?

    Hi Bill, what was your procedure to fill the join? (what materials, trowels, sanding, tape) also what exactly do you mean when you say you can still see the joins?
  2. Re: I was going to put this in OOPS, but....

    Lol :-) way to go!
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    Re: Quick Question: Beam join over posts

    Sorry we don't use 90mm posts only 120+ this might explain the confusion.
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    Re: Quick Question: Beam join over posts

    Can you please tell me exactly when this became the case? We always use mitre joints and have never had a job rejected by an inspector because of one and never bolt though the centre of the cuts?...
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    Re: Quick Question: Beam join over posts

    Why not use a mitre joint? Its our preferred joint. Less chance of splitting than a half or butt joint, water can run off, has the same surface area on the post as a butt joint and no increased risk...
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    Re: Builders Margins

    We add 10% profit plus overheads, we hardy miss a quoted job.
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    Re: Short span lintel under house

    This is true and also where the building industry is very wrong, as an owner builder you can do this, also walk over your roof without a harness or safety rails, lay your leads on the ground, no need...
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    Re: Mismatched Kitchen Cupboard Hinge

    Still no need to replace it, it may have opened a little un-aligned but would of closed nicely.
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    Re: Short span lintel under house

    I think we all need a little more info, is it split level? Is there a wall above? What size are your bearers and joists,? is it a tiled or metal roof? Also any structural work under a house must be...
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    Re: Mismatched Kitchen Cupboard Hinge

    No need.
  11. Re: Removing wall. Best way to prop up the underpurlin ??

    The lintel does not need to be central to the plate, we have used METRIX's method before on renovations but it can be wasteful as you can't reuse the checked out studs but as you are only making the...
  12. Re: Removing wall. Best way to prop up the underpurlin ??

    I have heard of people using the following method but I in no way endorse it.

    First add extra studs 90x45 under or as close as you can to the props in the wall on flat (rotated 90 degrees to...
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    Re: Mismatched Kitchen Cupboard Hinge

    The new and old hinges are fully adjustable, just give the grub screw a little tweak, on the problem door adjust the top in a little and the bottom out, it does appear though the door may be twisted.
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    Re: material discounts

    Write an email with a list a materials needed and ask for a quote, in the "to" part of your email put in as many of the suppliers as you can as they will see this and know they have competition. You...
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    Re: Builders License

    For me it involved 22 years as a carpenter/supervisor, a certificate 4 in building, 420 page business plan, a computer test then finally a one on one interview with a member of the building...
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    Re: Plasterboard lining horror job?

    The wall on right is the most common now days, many houses have been built with joins over and below the edges of openings without a problem, but if one should arise then the builder will be...
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    Re: Recess dishwasher into wall cavity

    Maximum stud centre's are 600mm and common studs are 35mm, that gives you 565mm between the studs. There's a very good chance there will be a load bearing stud you will have to cut out which I would...
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    Re: Plasterboard lining horror job?

    Don't forget as Rod mentioned early to have your builder glue the top section of the skirting to plaster where the plaster sits above the top plate, it will be easily done now but difficult to do...
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    Re: Plasterboard lining horror job?

    I agree, the plaster board should be nailed to the bottom plate to reduce the chance of gaps forming between the skirting and plaster as it can bow between the studs. You could ask your Builder to...
  20. Re: Acoustic insulation batts, which to buy?

    Rockwool is the best batts for the job but is a glass material, so correct safety measures must be adhered. Unfortunately you cannot stop all noise as the flooring above is usually fixed to the same...
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    Re: No way to upgrade lighting?

    I'm not a sparky but what about PVC insulated copper earthing tape 25mm x 3mm, this will be fairly neat on the wall and ceiling, I'm just not sure if its a legal option? Maybe a sparky on here might...
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    Re: doors which way can they open?

    The only restrictions are within a small toilet (without a lift off door) or a door that opens on to stairs.
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    Re: LVL for frames

    I think this why you have ongoing work, attention to detail.
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    Re: LVL for frames

    Wow lap joints, I'm impressed! Good effort fella, that's awesome you are using such a strong joint. We used to use a pre cutter, he would come after we had laid and marked all the plates. He would...
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    Re: Builders License

    I wouldn't do it and never have, my bother in law wanted to use mine to build his house, the answer was stern and swift NO. I don't want the work of other trades people I have not approved over my...
  26. HEADS UP Re: New product for low decks over a concrete slab

    I second the notion! Great if they were 90mm
  27. HaHaHa You fools :)

    HaHaHa You fools :)
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    Re: G'day all

    Use a licenced builder, ask if they have all relevant insurance, get quotes and get to know them and a little and their background experience and most importantly word of mouth, ask around.
  29. Re: URGENT - Seeking Advice On Replacing Timber Weatherboards

    The nails you have will be fine, you can nail both vertically in to the timber trimmer supporting the rave sheet and horizontally in to the stud as required (approximately 600mm centres). To reduce...
  30. Re: Downpipe in wrong spot- whose responsibility?

    The working drawings have priority, they were approved by council and should be followed. Cutting around it for your decking is no big deal.
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    Re: Can I lay tiles on plasterboard

    I totally agree, we never use plaster in wet area's.
  32. Re: Large concrete blocks(1mx1mx1m) to build retaining wall?

    I worry about the land sliding with that much weight on top, is your retaining wall going to be built in fill or is it natural ground? Also what type of soil is it sandy well drained, clay etc...it...
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    Re: Can I lay tiles on plasterboard

    These are great for a diy with larger tiles just make sure you use a large notched trowel to ensure you get proper contact with the floor adhesive.
  34. Re: Need help/info for drilling a stainless steel piece of rod please

    That's real kind of you, its great to see there is still good people in this world.
  35. Re: builder vs structural engineer?? my plans

    Message for METRIX "you have too many pm's delete some as you can receive no more, cheers BalliangBuilder."
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    Re: 9.5m x 5m deck, advice on my plans

    METRIX is spot on although there is another option that will save you the digging and that would be to leave a 10mm gap between the deck and the house then the ability to inspect under the deck is...
  37. Re: Need help/info for drilling a stainless steel piece of rod please

    Might be a better idea to go and buy a piece of SS tubing unless it has to have exactly a 6mm hole through the centre?
  38. HEADS UP Re: New product for low decks over a concrete slab

    Looks like a great idea, I will certainly keep them in mind when building a deck over existing concrete.
  39. Re: Large concrete blocks(1mx1mx1m) to build retaining wall?

    I think its a little bit of over kill, can you draw a sketch of what you plan to do so we have a better understanding.
  40. Re: builder vs structural engineer?? my plans

    Sweet f@?% all
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