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brownbag

Geelong, Victoria.
Joined 10 January 2011
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12 months12 monthsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
How to dampproof a brick wall before planting

I have a section of my brick house which has a garden bed directly against it. I'd like to damp-proof it before I replant. I have a can…

2 years2 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
Aquanamel vs Solagard. How much paint - 1 litre or 2 litres.

Got a small door/window painting job coming up, and I'm tossing up materials and quantity.
Some of these doors are going to get some sun so I need to…

2 years2 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
Is the "Ultimate Paint Shield" any good

Has anyone used the Ultimate Paint Shield? I saw this in a hardware shop and although it looks useful, I'm suspicious that if I buy it, I'll spend $10…

3 years3 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
Long-nosed shifter, or alternative

found a solution. Take the taps off and remove the copper pipe in the way. Then screw it in, then put the taps back on.
All solved.
Cheers.

3 years3 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
Long-nosed shifter, or alternative

I have a spout that I've taken off for a job but the job's delayed and I need to put it back on for a couple of weeks. Obviously, I…

6 years6 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
Can a broken garden timer be fixed

I've got a broken garden timer. It's only a basic 2 hour manual timer but before I throw it out, I'd like to know if there is any simple…

6 years6 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
BATHROOM HEATING LAMPS WITH NO FAN

Thanks guys. I found one in the end - Mercator have a single one that you can put into your ceiling. And I imagine it would be simple…

6 years6 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
BATHROOM HEATING LAMPS WITH NO FAN

Hi all,
I'm wondering if anybody knows of a bathroom heating lamp that you can get without the fan or lamps. I see IXL do a 2 lamp version without the…

6 years6 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
hitachi vs metabo vs panasonic

I'm looking for a new drill driver set and deciding between Hitachi, Panasonic and Metabo. Any ideas?
Here are my options:
Hitachi - DV18DSFL and WH18DSAL 18Volt, 1.5aH battery - 1…

6 years6 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
Best option for pipe lagging

Thanks Dukecaddy. Any idea where I can get the foam insulating tape from?

6 years6 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
Adhesive to connect aluminium with paint/plaster

I have to join a piece of powdercoated aluminium with a hard plaster wall that has been painted. Some paint has come off, so it may be a combination…

6 years6 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
Best option for pipe lagging

The top hat sections of gal sheetmetal sounds like a good idea for the pipes against a wall and I think it will look better than lagging - but I…

6 years6 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
How do I change my email

Can anybody tell me how I can change my email on this forum? I've gone into edit account settings but the email field cannot be updated. Or do…

6 years6 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
Best option for pipe lagging

I need to get some pipe lagging and want to know two things:
1. Is there is any type of pipe lagging that doesn't degrade in the sun.
2. If no to…

7 years7 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
Are water pump covers necessary or a waste of money?

Hope I've put this in the right forum.
I have a water pump and saw water pump covers being sold in a pump shop recently. It made me think that…

7 years7 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
FLOOR PROTECTION

I have to do a large plastering and painting job and need to protect my precious hand-made parquetry floors with some good quality floor protection. Can anybody direct me…

7 years7 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
THICKNESS OF 90mm POLYESTER BATTS

Thanks. I think you misunderstood my question, but you did give me the info required. I want to get to R5.5 or R6, but want to know what…

7 years7 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
THICKNESS OF 90mm POLYESTER BATTS

I have some polyester batts that need topping up. I think they are R2 or R2.5 but I want to be sure so that I know what to top…

8 years8 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
HOW DO I UNBLOCK MY IRRIGATION SYSTEM

I have a grey water system connected to the bioline irrigation system (these are the low pressure lines, not pressure-compensating ones). I laid it all out properly with a…

8 years8 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
CENTRAL HEATING IN ROOF - HEAT LOSS THROUGH VENTS

I'm not sure about that. Our roof is insulated with R5.5 except for the 'holes' where the vents are. So if the ducting is insulated with R1, then…

8 years8 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
CENTRAL HEATING IN ROOF - HEAT LOSS THROUGH VENTS

I'd like to know if anybody has some figures on how much heat can be lost through an open central heating vent in the ceiling.
We have a very well insulated…

8 years8 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
SECOND HAND DOUBLE GLAZED DOORS

I'm looking to get a second-hand double glazed door to replace my single glazed door. My door is slightly smaller than standard size so most doors will fit. …

8 years8 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
CLEANING OUT MY GREYWATER SYSTEM

I'd like to put my greywater system to rest for the winter. I've given it a basic clean but want to know if there are any recommended products that I…

9 years9 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
WHERE DO I GET LSZH CABLES

I'm finding it very very difficult to get a small portion of LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Hydrogen) electrical cables. I need two small lengths, to rewire a section supplying…

9 years9 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
UNDERGROUND COOLING PIPES UNDER CONCRETE

Thanks. It's good to get an answer on this one.

9 years9 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
UNDERGROUND COOLING PIPES UNDER CONCRETE

I want to install a below-ground cooling kit for my home and am wondering how it will work under a concrete driveway. I have been told that the concrete…

9 years9 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
PUTTING IN A RETAINING WALL

Hi Knockitdown,
I've put the photo onto the following link:
http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/10806755 ... G?h=10f968
Thanks,
Gavin.

9 years9 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
PUTTING IN A RETAINING WALL

I don't think we'll tell the council at all - we're talking about something small and mostly underground.
I've got a pic, but how do I post it?
Thanks,
Gavin.

9 years9 yearsbrownbagbrownbag posted:
PUTTING IN A RETAINING WALL

No problems. We're very friendly and she understands that it is her garden causing the problem.

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