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6 d6 dchippychippy posted:
Gap between Neighbour Wall and Retaining Wall

Personally I'd have a chat with the neighbour.
Show them the gap and explain that the gap will fill with debris that once wet will slowly wick through the single brick…

11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
Safe to Drill?

The channels look something like this inside

Safe to Drill?
11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
Safe to Drill?

It's just a short pop rivet into a hollow box channel. The channels are designed to have pop's attached.
Just drill it out and put in new short pop rivets

11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
Safe to Drill?

They had to drill the hole for the rivet in the first place so you should be fine.

12 d12 dchippychippy posted:
Disassembling brickwork

I think you will find that once you remove that steel frame, by working horizontally from the edges you will be able to remove one brick at a time. They…

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Load bearing walls

It's a truss roof.
I can see it from your roof space picture.

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Load bearing walls

With truss roof construction it's only the outside walls that are load bearing.
Trusses are designed to self support through the middle.
Usually any wall internally can be moved.
Stick or pitched roof…

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Disassembling brickwork

Remove the steel edging and then remove the top bricks by hitting them horizontally at the mortar joints.
If you hit them sideways most of the force will push against the…

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Load bearing walls

If the bottom chord of the truss isn't sitting on the wall and there is nothing else sitting on it then it's non load bearing. It should be removable with…

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Load bearing walls

Hi Dean
The pictures really don't show enough to give you an accurate assessment.
What is the house and roof construction?

15 d15 dchippychippy posted:
Entry door without the electronic lock look.

If you want electronic opening you would need to use the mortice lock as discussed paired with an electric striker. The door can then be opened with a key or…

15 d15 dchippychippy posted:
Entry door without the electronic lock look.

Hi Rojlith
The door in the picture just has a simple mortice lock that works with a key.
You can achieve this with any door if you want.

15 d15 dchippychippy posted:
Does laminex get coloured on site?

As pulse said, the carcass of a kitchen is typically built using white HMR particle board.
The door, drawer fronts, end and back panels are usually made from MR MDF and…

20 d20 dchippychippy posted:
9 forntage zero lot

You didn't mention where you are and if your planning on single or double storey house.

20 d20 dchippychippy posted:
Balustrade installed over ungrouted tiles

The structural strength is provided by the tile and adhesive, not the grout.
As building and legal pointed out the covers lift up so they can grout underneath.

20 d20 dchippychippy posted:
Balustrade installed over ungrouted tiles

The tiles are stuck to the balcony with tile adhesive and the spigots for the balustrade are screwed into the verandah.
The grout has nothing to do with the balustrade.
The grouting…

28 d28 dchippychippy posted:
Bathroom Reno

Why not use 6mm villa board. A better wet area product.

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Modernising an Old Girl - We won a Heritage Award!

Hi Rob.
I drive past your place every now and then. I've moved not that far from you. Good to see your still enjoying it.
I enjoyed having a look through when…

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1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
1900's front door paint stripping - Perth

If you want to do it yourself, follow Stewie's advice and use a liquid paint stripper and then dispose of the stripped paint in the bin.
If you want someone else…

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Who uses a sawhorse? i have some questions. (Uni project)

1) Trade user. Carpenter
2) Folding, sturdy, weight holding capacity, light, replaceable wood top
3) flimsy legs that don't lock positively, small feet that sink in soft sand.
4) look for all items…

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Angle Grinder Spatter/Burn in Aggregate Driveway

Dilute acid and a stiff brush.
Worst case you could sand blast the area. It's a simple attachment that fits on a pressure washer.

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
aggregate concrete

If it's just path or driveway then there is no need to vibrate. Correct placement and screeding will be adequate.
Vibrating exposed agg can makes the stones sink causing irregular exposure…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
BGC Company WA

BGC is trying to sell. It's the second attempt in 4 years.
From Financial Review
"The BGC board has now kickstarted a renewed push to sell the company, which has been simplified…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Bathroom reno

For tiled walls it just recommend fixings at 150 centres and studs at 400 if you are using 6mm villaboard.
If it's not tiled adhesive and fixings at 200 centres is…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Bathroom reno

For tiled walls, Hardies recommend nail fixing only at 150 centres.
What thickness of sheet are you using?
Hardies supply very good installation manuals for their products.

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Number of benchtop slabs required

Is it just 20mm stone you are having or is it going to be 40mm. Are you having mitred edges, are there any breakfast bar overhangs, does it have a…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Do I need to waterproof shower walls before tiling?

This post is just an advert for the company mentioned in the first post. Every post by George mentions the same company.
No one is that clueless.

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Who pays for a tradesmans mistakes?

Hi Chris.
By the look of the pictures you can't just add 150mm to the top of the steps because you will lose your negative detail that is going to give…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Open Shelf in island post handover

We need more information.
Can you find a picture that shows what you are after.

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