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16 h16 haussietaaussieta posted:
Cracked Roof

that is nothing to worry about
just a little bit of settling has cracked the pointing
would be considered routine maintenance
any handyman can fix that for you

6 d6 daussietaaussieta posted:
Tips for new home inspection

scratches in bathtub

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9 d9 daussietaaussieta posted:
Connecting dryer to drain

use the option before this where it hangs over the top of the laundry trough same as washing machine

15 d15 daussietaaussieta posted:
Recessed Shaving/Medicine Cabinet after handover

ask them to adjust the framing to suit and either plaster straight over,, that you can cut out later
or frame 20mm larger and line with square set plasterboard similar to…

16 d16 daussietaaussieta posted:
Is my potential double garage build too small?

the front wall of the garage must maintain shear strength so you may not be able to go much larger on the door

19 d19 daussietaaussieta posted:
Windows from China - a true story

you're all smug that you saved a few $$$ on chinese windows
and then wonder why your children cant get a job
because all manufacturing has gone overseas

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27 d27 daussietaaussieta posted:
How to look after existing pool during Knock Down & Rebuild

not much you can do except let it go green and sort it out at the end
will the builder let you have access, most wont

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Land with electricity cables/station underground

not much building envelope left with an already small block

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Condensation problems in newly renovated bathroom

turn the fan on and stick a sheet of newspaper over to see if it actually is drawing enough air

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Rangehood ducting

dont know for fact just what our installer said

1 month1 monthaussietaaussieta posted:
Rangehood ducting

from what i understand concertina ducting is not legal as fat can congeal on the ribber surfaces and lead to fire
when we remodeled kitchen in victoria several years ago

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Wall frame strapping help

you tension them once the wall is up
bottom plate should have been recessed
i would cut it off, but i dont know if that would be legal as walls would have…

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Insulation between rafters - old tile roof

you will need a structural engineer as it was designed for empty space not live floor loads
as to your question foilboard nailed to underside of rafters may be what you…

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Is a swimming pool worth it?

we moved into house with pool 4 years ago
the kidults use it heavily every summer
wife and i probably couple of times per week
first year was a learning curve on chemicals
found…

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Roof insulation and building code

that would count as R4
not common to cover the trusses

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2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Announcing limited availability and gradual retirement

what a shame to lose your services
but reward for a life of working hard

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Spammers on Home One?

i didnt open the message in homeone
just had email notification
but now shows 1 unread message that is not there and i cant clear it

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Renovation delays can I impose a penalty

did you put a penalty clause in the contract
if not, then you have answered your own question

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2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Who dropped this?

i agree possum poop

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Spammers on Home One?

yep, i have private message from them too

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Zero boundary fencing

build a proper retaining wall

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
New Build - is this A/C sufficient

how many and how big west facing windows

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Face masks

if you are wanting dentist style masks
available at bunnings and woolworths, and would assume coles

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Jack and jill bathrooms - what are your thoughts?

it wont be a challenge walking 2m down the hallway
but every time you go for a pee remembering to lock 2 doors and then unlock them again will get annoying…

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Brick and frame - plywood normal ?

just noticed shouldnt there be foil wrap insulation on frame prior to bricks

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2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Brick and frame - plywood normal ?

i would think that is shear bracing and should be left in place
it is usually on corners and short walls

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Double glazing windows DIY

how do you stop the condensation between the panes

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Making an old house airtight and insulating.

you dont mention where you live
spray foam under floor will be a challenge

2 months2 monthsaussietaaussieta posted:
Neighbours hot water solar panel

that is reflecting away from your home
not much you can do

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