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10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
For Michelle

Probably means the ones calling others morons and idiots.....

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Any special way to get rid of new paint smell?

You're welcome.
If you aren't living in the house the smell will go after a couple of days. Most paints are pretty good.
If you drop a log in the john you…

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Do you always need a prep/undercoat of paint?

New whatever - undercoat
Undercoat won't fix unevenness. Fill and sand....undercoat the area to seal it, paint.

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
TV point in alfresco?

You may find you have to replace the outlet plate every couple of years as it may corrode. No biggie though......10 minutes or coupla beers would cover it.

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Is it ok to buy American toilet roll holders?

Yes. :wink:
Americans may be odd, but they still use flat and philips screws like the rest of us. You may have find longer…

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Noggin height

Studs are the vertical timbers in the wall. Should be 450 or 600 apart. Your timber for the benchtop to sit on will run across several of these. Screw in…

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Is it ok to buy American toilet roll holders?

US self tapping screws may have a different pitch to screws here. You need to take this inrto account when drilling your holes to mount it.
Also, when installing the…

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Noggin height

Screw into stud, not the noggins.

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Perspex instead of glass splashback

How scratch resistant is it? That would be my first question.

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Does your fridge stick out?

Push it right back in....and good luck opening the door. :roll:

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Not quite the kitchen.....laundry cabinets

I wouldn't put a washing machine on a wall...unless you want the house to shake apart.
Perhaps one above the other would be a wiser move?

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Old concrete laundry tub - what's the metal rim?

Scratch it. If it's easy to scratch and soft, it's lead.

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Concrete slab - anything we can check/ do at base stage?

Hide all the beers.

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
help! why won't my drill work??

Spade bit = tile bit in the link. Depends what school you went to :roll:

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Future proofing for HT cabling

Turn all your noggins 90 degrees and use yellow tongue to get to the floor (if speakers are at floor level). Or pre drill all your noggins and hope you're…

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Another Leaky Shower

Sorry to tell you, but the cracks between the tiles will only be the start of the problem.
The wall behind should be waterproofed and this has probably failed. Hopefully the…

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Selling house with timber floors (question)

Refinishing won't help.
The timber will change colour if left in the sun again, over a period of months. Don't worry about it.

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
$150k enough to cover this extension and renovation?

How much of the labour do you plan to do yourself?
You may go close, but I reckon you'll be short.

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Home Fire Sprinklers?

Yes, forgot about those.
Imagine the pipework in your roof and if it got a leak.....eeeek. :shock:

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Torn underfloor heating duct by pets

Yep...do it yourself. It will be a grubby job though crawiling under the house and trying to work in a confined space.
Also, you will probably have to replace the…

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Converting a Car Port to a Garage - anyone done this?

Easy enough to work out.
Pine studs 600mm apart, one for top and bottom of each section of wall, and don't forget noggins.....one more length.
Unsure of stud size as they aren't…

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Converting a Car Port to a Garage - anyone done this?

I reckon you won't need a permit, it's an existing structure.
You could just build stud walls in between the posts and weatherboard. Should be relatively easy and fairly cheap.
Or build…

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
help! why won't my drill work??

As Mel said, don't over heat the drill bit, it will be useless in no time. Slow it down, press firmly, not too hard or you could break the bit…

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Shower/Sauna Combo!

I instantly thought of this.... :LOL:

Can't see the controls lasting for long in a nice steamy environment

Shower/Sauna Combo!
10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Need a new Lawn Mower?

Again, let your husband sort it out.

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Subwoofer location

:lol:
Imagine someone putting their drink on it and the T-Rex in Jurassic park wanders by. I can see the drink running away in fear…

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Niche for TV

Imagine a recess in your wall 200mm deep.
Now imagine a piece of varnished timber 300/350 deep across the bottom of the recess (hanging 100/150 out the front)
You can now put…

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Niche for TV

You may not need to go quite that deep if you put a shelf at the bottom. That way the screen is flush with the wall, but the stand can…

10 years10 years_Al__Al_ posted:
Need a new Lawn Mower?

Hey *, my father is dead..how about not being such a ** idiot in future hey?

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