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Joined 13 November 2014
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6 d6 daussietaaussieta posted:
Rude Beaumont Tiles consultant :(

beaumont have branches everywhere go to a different store and tell them why

15 d15 daussietaaussieta posted:
Concrete pool

dont touch epoxy paint
it only lasts 3-5 years and then you start coming out with blue paint on your hands/feet
and that is being strict with chemical balances

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Frame timber type

the blue is termite treated

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Swimming Pool Heating: Solar, Heat Pump or Gas

now putting a cover on every night will retain the heat absorbed during the day and is the cheapest to buy and "running cost"
any form of supplemental heating will need…

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

have plumber fit solenoid for shower timer if teenage children spending too long in the shower
my son went in shower, i went shopping, came home over one hour later to…

3 months3 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Double oven or two ovens

the under mount ovens are a bit too low for my liking
and definitely get something that you can grill without having to keep swapping and removing racks

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

dont want this thread to get too full but here is the post i was referring to
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=89192&p=1744877&hilit=solar+roof+design#p1744877

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4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

not my idea but a new post in the forums
have roof trusses designed to take weight loads and updraught of solar panels

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Getting Ready for Renters

mailbox,

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Do you regret getting a ceramic cooktop?

i have westinghouse induction ceramic it is one year old and has one noticeable scratch in it
the chef glass electric before looked a hundred years old after 2 years
it gets…

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Frames without timber noggings?

i was under the impression that the noggins also served as a fire break to stop the wall cavity acting as a chimney
or is this only in balloon framing

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4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
How to remove this top handle

i agree that puller is cheaper than i remember them to be

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Insulation

the building inspector that frequents this site uses an infrared camera to show missing insulation
even after the plasterboard is up

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
How to remove this top handle

if handle is seized to spline
you will need a helper
one person pull on handle , not hard enough to rip pipes out of wall
second person with hammer and drive to…

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Accessing the attic of a vaulted ceiling

what material is the roofing
can you get in that way
what part of the world are you in
i am guessing usa by the sq ft measurement
i would check all the…

4 months4 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Back to base alarm systems - conversion to NBN

i requested battery backup on the nbn
then had telstra reconnect phone lines to nbn box
alarm was not affected
alarm company suggested it depended on the alarm model

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5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Need urgent advice about clay soil holding water vs a leak

if it is a leak your hole will completely fill and overflow from the water pressure

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
12.5 wide lot with 'Zero Lot Boundary'. How much I can use?

usually you have to leave one metre from easement
or build a foundation that protects the easement form collapsing if they excavate

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
what is this ?

that is the internal screamer for your security alarm

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5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Draughts from cavity sliding doors

on mine the back of door cavity is against external wall
the back of door frame has some horizontal bracing but you can/could see into house frame
looks like vanity was installed…

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
What is this pipe?

need more info are you on mains sewerage or septic
i would suggest it is a sewer overflow relief gully

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
build new house then demolish old =2 permits

just found that you need a building permit to demolish house
does this mean i need two permits
or can i put both jobs on one permit
in vic if it makes a…

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Draughts from cavity sliding doors

we couldn't figure how mice were getting in
until we found the cat trying to get into the sliding door cavity
after removing the doors we could see right into the house…

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Can we fit a security screen door behind the entry door

the security door is also flyscreen
so to have a breeze without flies needs a security/screen door
i have thought about making an enclosed portico but couldnt get it to look right…

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Can we fit a security screen door behind the entry door

oh i hope this gets some ideas
we have a feature entry door with leadlights
but from the front of the house all you can see is the security door

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

that spec S trap 140-160 suggests that you have a P trap toilet with adaptor
this is the adaptor http://www.highgrovebathrooms.com.au/s- ... m-adapter/
the pan gasket (top left) is…

5 months5 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Brown water leaking from toilet base

you know what it is
you are in denial
you most likely have a P trap toilet
fitted to an S type pipe
and the adaptor gasket is leaking
as mentioned
you need a plumber to…

6 months6 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
The Case of the Missing Insulation

my brother rented a new unit in pakenham, victoria
and found it difficult to heat and cool
finally had a heater tech come out to check the ducts in the ceilings
the insulation…

7 months7 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Does anyone have a 620 silding cavity door?

620 will have approx 100 inside cavity, which will leave a 520 opening
hope you never want to put a small fridge or freezer in there

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