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barkly

Mornington, Vic
Joined 15 July 2009
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2 years2 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Mould on Colourbond Roof

Peter,

Not unusual for fungus on Colorbond roof. I have it on mine and we are about 300m from Port Philip Bay in Vic.

I have a Technical Bulletin TB-27…

4 years4 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
How to bend a short copper pipe - help me please

I assume you want to bend the pipe because the taps are not in line with the outlet. A rough way would be to partially notch out the pipe on…

4 years4 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
low shower flow even with restrictors removed

Is the hot water l/m flow different to the cold water flow l/m out of the shower? Could be that one of the pipes has a kink or is…

6 years6 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Washing machine discharge water

Thanks bashworth,
In this situation the waste pipe is in the wall cavity. Man at the plumbing shop has just suggested making a permanent trap out of 4 90 degree…

6 years6 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Washing machine discharge water

Usual practice is to connect the discharge hose from the washing machine onto the inlet on the trap under the sink/bowl, however come across a situation where there is no…

6 years6 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Recommended kitchen cabinet makers in Melbourne

Contact Plyboard Industries South Dandenong
222-224 Frankston-Dandenong Rd, Dandenong Sth, VIC 3175.
P: 03 9793 4233 F: 03 9792 5046
E: info@plyboard.com.au
Used…

6 years6 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
bathroom floors

Not saying this will be the solution but the simplest way will be to have a fall of only one direction from front to back, and perhaps instead of having…

6 years6 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Under Floor Ducting Repair

Thanks octain,
I have been thinking of one of those inspection cameras at the end of a long extendable cable to have a look at the ducting - not sure what…

6 years6 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Under Floor Ducting Repair

Cannot get under the house to inspect all the ducting for the heating but recently opened up the floor for another purpose where the ducting was exposed. I noticed …

6 years6 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Help on incorrectly installed bath

I suggest a good Handyman should be able to fix this. I will presume the glass panel is siliconed to both the rear wall and to the top of the…

7 years7 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Drawers vs Shelves for Pantry

Shelves above and drawers below excellent arrangement. As above we have two narrow drawers - the top one holding spices on their side next one down is foils and wraps…

7 years7 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Kitchen cabinets - Push open cabinets

You can have either push to open (P2O) or Soft close - not both - unless you go for an electric solution.
It is the physics. The energy to cause…

8 years8 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Telstra conduit unsuitable for > 60 metre length?

I would be cancelling the phone service through your builder. And then as soon as you get handover apply for the phone through normal Telstra channels and when the contractor…

8 years8 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Telstra conduit unsuitable for > 60 metre length?

Ask them the outside diameter of the lead in cable they intend to use. I suspect it should be no greater than that of some twin power flex cable…

8 years8 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Ducted Vac

Another 'good' location for an access point to your internal vac system is in the kick rail in your kitchen. I have seen a special opening for this position…

8 years8 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Ducted Vac

Hi JMAP,
Also no expert but from what I have been advised and done myself.
No more than two tight 90 degree bends on a pipe run. But with sweeping 90…

8 years8 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Above counter isolation switch for induction cooktop?

"-it heats by induction, but saucepan on stove catch fire still producing heat!"
I just can't believe these isolation switches have anything to do with the contents of saucepans on stove…

8 years8 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Above counter isolation switch for induction cooktop?

There is another thread in this forum regarding isolation switches - see this viewtopic.php?f=16&t=23265
I find the requirement for isolation switches just a bit confusing wrt to…

8 years8 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Capital Gains Tax on Sale of Property

Thanks travelbug and shape,
I have now developed a much better understanding of the CGT scene and I do believe my wife will now be subject to the tax. Our accountant…

8 years8 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Capital Gains Tax on Sale of Property

Thanks for your responses - appreciated.
Yes I will be checking with my accountant - it is just that I like to get a 'feel' for this sort of thing first…

8 years8 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Capital Gains Tax on Sale of Property

My Wife was fortunate to be a beneficiary in a will about 20 years ago where a rural property was split equally with several others. The property has not been…

8 years8 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Anyone with Franke Undermount Sinks?

Sorry, I am not familiar with 'hygienic integrated waste' in respect of our model Franke sink - others may know of it and comment - some additional feature other than…

8 years8 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Anyone with Franke Undermount Sinks?

I have the Kubus 110 34 - not quite as large as the one you are after.
The Kubus sink bottom is flat - slightly tapering to the outlet, whereas I…

8 years8 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Under-mount sink/basin

We have had an under-mount sink for about 18 months. My DW tells me she has never had the need to give the join a good scrub in that time.…

8 years8 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
which flatpack?

er, where are you? Might be wise to look at sourcing from your own State otherwise transport costs will come into play.
barkly
PS If Victoria I cannot recommend highly enough…

8 years8 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
How long does it take to install a window?

You can of course just insert the window in the framing 'hole', pack it out with spacers etc and the job is done. But should you be having bricks as…

8 years8 yearsbarklybarkly posted:
Blum Tip-On: reliable?

PHL,
I can't give you the Blum cost split other than there are -
14 x 900mm drawers requiring synchronization
4 X 600mm drawers no synch required
14 doors requiring the simple…

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