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15 h15 hchippychippy posted:
No floor water trap in Bathroom?

Not all floor waste gullys have that removable water trap.
It all depends where the actual trap is. More often than not it's after the gully.
Did you get a plumber to…

3 d3 dchippychippy posted:
Can anyone recognise the brand of this steel fence?

Stratco wavelock in beige.

9 d9 dchippychippy posted:
House damaged by neighbors building work

I would make an insurance claim with your insurer giving them all the details.
It will then get fixed and your insurer will go after the demo company. They should even…

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11 d11 dchippychippy posted:
I'm short! Vanity height for a over the counter basin?

So I'm 189cm tall but my wife is short (although a little taller than you). Our vanities are 800mm high with 120mm counter top basins. I don't have any issue…

I'm short! Vanity height for a over the counter basin?
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12 d12 dchippychippy posted:
Splashback window detail

Lintels are above the window not below. The window is sitting on the external brick and is held in with frame straps up the side that are bricked in. Structurally…

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13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Splashback window detail

I can confirm that that is the way kitchen and window reveals are constructed in WA. There is a fin on the bottom edge of the window frame that prevents…

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Kitchen cabinets

All cabinet makers would be using MR MDF and HMR particle board for kitchen, bathroom and laundry cabinetry. I actually buy it cheaper than non moisture resistant board. It just…

14 d14 dchippychippy posted:
STRUGGLE TO GET OWNER BUILDER CONSTRUCTION INSURANCE

Hi Geoffrey
Have you tried Allrisk insurance?
I used them for my ON last year.

15 d15 dchippychippy posted:
Demolition Damaged Footpath

You'll probably find in their terms an "all care no responsibility" clause for exactly that reason.
Unfortunately it's almost impossible to get the heavy equipment needed for demolition and construction on…

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16 d16 dchippychippy posted:
Help - island bench has a join

Good cabinetry and a good stone mason and the join should never open up.
Never know, you may just get used to it.
When you are building it's very easy to focus…

16 d16 dchippychippy posted:
Help - island bench has a join

The waterfalls make it very hard. The joins are epoxied together so it's not so simple to pull it all apart.
It's quite likely that the mitre along the waterfall…

17 d17 dchippychippy posted:
Help - island bench has a join

It's a difficult one.
The stone mason's will have maximised the slabs. The most economical way to cut the whole kitchen may have meant putting a join through the island.
If you…

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17 d17 dchippychippy posted:
Neighbour put flower bed against my wall, potential problem?

It is just a garage. I'd go and ask if you can paint waterproofing on the slab edge. It's your property so you are entitled to waterproof it but…

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18 d18 dchippychippy posted:
Connecting dryer to drain

That's a hose from a Bosch washer

18 d18 dchippychippy posted:
Connecting dryer to drain

You should be able to connect like the picture below.
The drain is usually blocked and needs to be drilled out.

Connecting dryer to drain
20 d20 dchippychippy posted:
Textualise bathroom wall

You can try scraping the "set" off. That's the thin white layer over the cement "float".
If you can scrape the set off then you just need to get a new…

20 d20 dchippychippy posted:
Please help me improve my kitchen layout/laundry

@Mining Man is correct. You won't be able to open the door enough to remove the crisper drawers or shelves with the fridge in the corner. You often need a…

20 d20 dchippychippy posted:
Change pivot door after handover

If you want a pivot door then you will need to specify that from the start.
If you can't get your builder to provide the door you want then see…

20 d20 dchippychippy posted:
Textualise bathroom wall

It's hard to tell from you photos, but is it hard plaster or plaster board. It looks like hard plaster but I can see a corner bead on the exposed…

20 d20 dchippychippy posted:
Change pivot door after handover

You've got to choose pivot or hinged, it's very hard and expensive to change the style of frame later.
I'd be amazed that your builder won't supply you a Hume door.…

21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Textualise bathroom wall

Or rubberised glue. In which case not so easy to remove

22 d22 dchippychippy posted:
Drill and/or impact driver recommendation for general DIY

Based on?
I use Milwaukee battery tools and have some Bosch professional power tools, but I can promise you Makita impact drivers are excellent quality.

22 d22 dchippychippy posted:
Drill and/or impact driver recommendation for general DIY

For trade use I'd always recommend Milwaukee or Makita.
For the home handy man or even light trade use the Ryobi seem ok. The one benefit is the huge range of…

22 d22 dchippychippy posted:
Advice on outdoor kitchen cabinetry/materials

Personally I prefer to use full waterproof materials for my outdoor kitchens but if it is 100% undercover and will never get rain on it you can get away with…

22 d22 dchippychippy posted:
Advice on outdoor kitchen cabinetry/materials

Will it be exposed to any direct rain or sun

24 d24 dchippychippy posted:
Help - island bench has a join

What Silestone have you used

24 d24 dchippychippy posted:
Driveway standards and issues.

That's ok Stewie. The owner drives one of these so actually requested that driveway.🤣🤣

Driveway standards and issues.
25 d25 dchippychippy posted:
Single Phase vs 3 Phase Electricity (New Build)

I'm sure some builders charge a pretty penny to upgrade simply because many people wouldn't know the actual cost.
A lot of standard builders homes have had a combination of gas…

25 d25 dchippychippy posted:
Single Phase vs 3 Phase Electricity (New Build)

It will cost you more to go 3 phase but will give you more flexibility long term.
For instance induction cooktops technically draw a huge current. If this load can be…

26 d26 dchippychippy posted:
Steps to front door

chennaiite
I think what you meant to say was different size goings.
In modern landscaping it's common to mix a couple of steps with big…

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