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chippy

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2 d2 dchippychippy posted:
Is this poor framework??

It's hard to tell from the photo but I think they may just be temporary braces holding up the trusses.
Was it in the spot a wall is meant to be?

9 d9 dchippychippy posted:
Kitchen and appliances damaged by kitchen company

It says it on the CNC stickers.
And it looks like it from the pictures.
HMR board actually costs me less to buy than standard PB because of the volume that…

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9 d9 dchippychippy posted:
Kitchen and appliances damaged by kitchen company

It is HMR board in the carcass and MR MDF for the doors and panels. The materials used are fine.
It's the quality of installation that is lacking.

11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
Old ceiling fixture enquiry

That's the internal security screamer.
It's the thing that makes the ear piercing noise inside the house.

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Replace skirting boards

I'd normally use a multi tool to cut the quad (quarter round) at the height of the skirting so the skirting slides underneath.
Or you scribe the skirting around the quad…

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Replace skirting boards

You can just glue it but you run the risk of it coming off eventually when it's knocked. Construction adhesive (liquid nails) gets quite hard and often what happens is…

15 d15 dchippychippy posted:
Kitchen and appliances damaged by kitchen company

SaveH2O
If you are worried about that first photo it's carcass board which is usually HMR PB. The end panel needs to be…

15 d15 dchippychippy posted:
Best solution for Melamine handleless drawers and cabinets?

There's a few options.
First is to build recessed finger grips. I'll attach a diagram. It looks nice but you loose space out of your cupboards due to the allowance of…

Best solution for Melamine handleless drawers and cabinets?
17 d17 dchippychippy posted:
Render patchy

That is just the cement render.
It still needs to be painted or have acrylic render over the top.
By the looks of it, it will just be painted.
Does your contract specify…

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26 d26 dchippychippy posted:
6 year warranty once new house is built , owner builder

JB1 is correct.
It's builders indemnity insurance. As the builder an OB is liable for issues just like a normal builder. The insurance is only to cover the buyer if the…

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Advice on repairing a crack in the ceiling

Nothing you do from your side will solve the issue. It's hard to tell from the picture but it looks like it's wet all the way around the penetration through…

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Australian standards re toilet placement

The plumbing set out is done off the floor plan.

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Owner Build House - Denham Court

Hi Tony
How'd the pour go?
Thanks for posting up the engineering details.
alexp79 there is ag drain along the full length of the wall…

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Owner Build House - Denham Court

Hi Tony.
Your concreter sounds like he is experienced and is obviously confident in what he does but he seems to be putting a lot of trust in the poly film…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
KDR - New Choice Homes Custom design - Perth, WA

I think structuralbimguy is confused with liquid limestone, it can be softer than concrete due to the limestone base.
Limecrete is simply a decorative concrete supplier so you will have no…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Sealing and epoxy coating moist garage floor

Epoxy coatings are oil and stain resistant. The one I applied is used in aircraft hangars and automotive workshops. It came from an industrial coatings supplier rather than Bunnings.
I was…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Are these frames green or blue?

Plantation grown timber that is sustainably harvested is much kinder on the environment.
Steel production produces huge amounts of CO².
Any issues with timber (such as termites) can easily be overcome with…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Are these frames green or blue?

The treatment on the pine is LOSP treatment. That's H2 level that gives you termite resistance in protected situations like framing.
H3 treatment impregnates right through the timber and is far…

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2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Are these frames green or blue?

That's H2 "blue pine"
The actual colour is irrelevant as it's a dye in the LOSP finish. It's the level of termite treatment and it's application that is important.

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2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Sealing and epoxy coating moist garage floor

Is the concrete in really bad condition? Does it need to be ground? I guess it depends on what you are planning to do with the space.
I just wanted…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Sealing and epoxy coating moist garage floor

Do you realise that 60M² at 5mm thick is 300 litres? It will cost you a fortune.
I epoxied our garage floor however it was a new floor and in good…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Cistern inlet and outlet washer replacement

All depends on the brand of the internal fittings.
The cisterns in our old house had Gebberit parts and you couldn't buy just an inlet washer and had to buy whole…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Fire alarm by Clarendon Homes

The three little metal prongs just above the battery push up into the base when you close it. All the wiring is behind.
As others have mentioned the chirping noise is…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Is this ColorBond roofing work acceptable?

Functionally it's fine.
Aesthetically it's ugly.
Good quality tradesmen will use a chalkline to make sure the screws are in a straight line.

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Floor waste pipe connected to the sides of the house

So in Qld floor wastes are not required, hence the extra cost by builder.
Dry floor wastes as you have described are acceptable.
$4k is a crazy price for the supply of…

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2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Floor waste pipe connected to the sides of the house

What you have described is a dry waste. It's simply a drain to the outside of the building for any overflow water. If you have a slab on ground, these…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Gurgling Noise from Kitchen Sink

I doubt it's the vent pipes.
The blockage will be in the drains.
7 metres isn't really long enough to try and clear blockages. Get a drain cleaning specialist out. They…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Owner Build House - Denham Court

Was actually meaning the lower level slab.
Typically you would pour the lower level slab leaving starter bars, then do your steel reo and build the formwork on top of the…

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