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1 d1 dchippychippy posted:
Bi-Fold Doors with Retractable flyscreens

We have about 11m of glazing across our central courtyard/alfresco.
In the end we opted for a parting slider across the alfresco. Initially we were thinking of bifolds but the difficulty…

2 d2 dchippychippy posted:
Bi-Fold Doors with Retractable flyscreens

You have 2 posts on the go.
One refers to retractable fly screens and the other is bifold crimsafe doors.
Are you talking about the same door and trying to decide what…

2 d2 dchippychippy posted:
What size waste?

It will be a standard 40mm pop up without overflow

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2 d2 dchippychippy posted:
Looking for a brush with stiff bristel similar to attached

Plumbing stores may have them. I think I got them from a lead lighting store.

2 d2 dchippychippy posted:
Looking for a brush with stiff bristel similar to attached

It's hard to tell exactly how big the brush you are after is but you could try flux brushes.
They are stiff but only small. I used to use them them…

Looking for a brush with stiff bristel similar to attached
4 d4 dchippychippy posted:
wall hung basin on counter?

So this vanity is marked as wall hung or counter top so can be used in either way.
Its only 250 deep.

wall hung basin on counter?
6 d6 dchippychippy posted:
Media window on a zero lot land

That would be a big no!
Unless your council allows something that no other council in Australia allows.
What happens when your neighbour builds a zero lot wall next to yours and…

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6 d6 dchippychippy posted:
Pool adjacent to house can be before or after the house?

Thats a typical builder response. He just wants to do his thing without any extra hassle and then leave the extra work to someone else later.
You should 100% do the…

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10 d10 dchippychippy posted:
Composite decking choices

All composite decking expands with heat. It's one of the main reasons they fix using brackets that allow this movement. It's also why they specify leaving 5mm between end joins…

12 d12 dchippychippy posted:
EPS Cladding Metricon

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12 d12 dchippychippy posted:
Cracked Roof Tile Repair

If you still have the piece that broke out, just silicon it back. Be liberal with the silicon in the joint and smooth it over the crack to fill any…

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Composite decking choices

Yes, NewTechWood does recommend sealing.
I just looked up their installation guide.
It says particularly when around water like swimming pools, spa's or lakes.
The HDPE (think milk bottle) wont swell up so…

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Composite decking choices

I have never heard of that and have never done it.
Trex certainly don't mention it in their installation guide. The internal composite decking is the same as the basic Modwood.…

14 d14 dchippychippy posted:
Composite decking choices

From my experience most composite boards are fairly similar internally. They are made with a combination of wood fibres and polymers. Millboard may have some extra additives.
The biggest thing to…

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17 d17 dchippychippy posted:
Builder using 10mm plasterboard instead of 13mm

10mm is standard. However if your drawings specify 13mm and the builder has priced based on supplied drawings then they should be installing 13mm.
Who did the drawings for you?

18 d18 dchippychippy posted:
Old house (1940's) front door non standard

You always fit doors to the frame anyway so a standard 2040x820 will be fine.
Modern frames allow for weather strips, often older frames you need to reduce the door height…

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21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
How long should i take to Arc and Skirt a house

MDF splayed/bevelled skirt on timber frame. You can smash it out.
Scribes are easy, you can put in nice full lengths with no joins and gun nail the lot.
An average bedroom…

21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Bathroom floor level

No you can't.
Suspended slabs are engineered to have a certain depth and cover on reinforcement.
If you just take to the slab and grind or cut out a recess you may…

22 d22 dchippychippy posted:
Flapping Noise Coming Through From Exhaust Fans

Its fine.
The flue doesn't get water down it and they are usually part of the fan itself.
It's just the difference in air pressure between inside and outside of the house…

22 d22 dchippychippy posted:
How long should i take to Arc and Skirt a house

If I was quoting I'd need to know a few things.
What size, profile and material is the arch and skirts. What is the frame, timber or steel.
As a chippy you…

22 d22 dchippychippy posted:
Flapping Noise Coming Through From Exhaust Fans

It will be the backflow louvres or flap.
They are usually part of the fan and are designed to prevent drafts blowing back down the flue.
On a windy day they…

22 d22 dchippychippy posted:
Live stove not working.

I assume you have checked the circuit breaker in the meter box.
If that is switched on and hasn't tripped then there may be a fuse on-board that has gone but…

24 d24 dchippychippy posted:
Custom Double Story Home Downpipe

SaveH2O
I think what they are describing is something similar to the picture above but the lower floor is larger than the second…

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1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
hardwood boards on concrete - ventilation and stud walls

Unless your slab is really uneven or you specifically want that hollow sound and feel I'd just direct stick it. Even if the slab is up and down you can…

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Thinner laminate benchtops?

Where are you located?
As it's just office you can get away with using 25mm melamine board and running an abs edge unless you specifically wanted a full laminate.
You'll need a…

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1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Using Kitchen Cabinets in Office

pulse beat me to it.

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Using Kitchen Cabinets in Office

I am talking about custom office cabinetry.
It's never 900 high.
The only way I can see you making kitchen carcass work would be to sit the carcass on 16 or…

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Using Kitchen Cabinets in Office

What's the layout and configuration of the office?
There is a way you could possibly make it work.
Proper office furniture is only 720-750 high overall and is made to suit. What…

1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Pls Help. Builder cant provide brickwork above sliding door.

I'd say some time in the last 12 years they found an answer.
That is some deeeeeep digging!

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1 month1 monthchippychippy posted:
Round plastic diffusers clicking/popping noise

You could just set it to blow air, neither hot or cold.
Essentially you want to work out if it's making the noise due to air movement/volume or because of expansion…

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