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5 d5 dchippychippy posted:
Soft close drawer

You never usually need to take the front off to remove the drawer from the runners. You can install the drawers completely made so the reverse is usually available.
The 3…

5 d5 dchippychippy posted:
Soft close drawer

Hi. Some drawers have little tabs up under the front of the sides that need to be squeezed together to unlock from the runner.
Others you just pull all the way…

6 d6 dchippychippy posted:
Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

If you read the instructions it's very clear.
See the line above the picture. It needs to be 10mm higher.
I build kitchens so know what the requirements are from the manufacturers.
That's…

Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top
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6 d6 dchippychippy posted:
Thoughts on this slab?

The house is in WA. We do things differently over here and the slab is fine.
No mud either. Just stable well draining sand.😉

6 d6 dchippychippy posted:
So, I bought a 1950 bungalow...on my own....now what?!?

Welcome.
Best person for this job would be a handyman maybe air tasker or local paper.
You'd drain the tank.
If it's just a corrugated iron tank you can just cut it…

6 d6 dchippychippy posted:
Should the free standing cooker be higher than the bench top

The cooker is meant to sit 10mm above the bench height as per the installation instructions.
People always want them to sit level however most upright cookers are meant to sit…

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7 d7 dchippychippy posted:
Thoughts on this slab?

Hi resolute. I'd say your a fellow West Australian by the look of the slab.
While it may look a bit ugly I'd say the bit of fibrous material is a…

12 d12 dchippychippy posted:
Obscure windows

Why?
I looked at your plans and windows to the back was the obvious choice.

12 d12 dchippychippy posted:
Obscure windows

Correct. That's why windows facing the street and the backyard are normally fine. It's the side windows that are often only a couple of metres from the boundary that need…

12 d12 dchippychippy posted:
Obscure windows

Just to help everyone understand what the regulations are regarding overlooking.
Taken from the VBA regulations 2018
A habitable room window or raised open space of a building on an…

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Obscure windows

I think you may have confused what overlooking means. It's not just looking into a neighbour's house it's also their back yards.
People have the right to privacy in the backyard…

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13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Obscure windows

Obscure glass is normally there to prevent you being able to overlook your neighbours.
You can do whatever you want (with the glass) but if your neighbours complain to the…

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

May need short extension cord for the dryer.

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

They will drill a hole through the side of the cupboard so the drain and water hose as well as the power cables can run through.
This is the standard way…

16 d16 dchippychippy posted:
White set coat

White set should always have an oil based sealer applied before anything, this seals and bonds the white set.
Then undercoat, fill, sand, touch up undercoat and two coats of wall…

22 d22 dchippychippy posted:
Should draftsman pay for amendment?

It's only a minor change. It would take the drafty a couple of minutes to change the drawing. I know my drafty made any minor changes for no charge.
Have you…

25 d25 dchippychippy posted:
Neighbour built a second fence

They've used blue board so my guess is that it's a screen rather than a second fence.
It does look poor from your side (and doesn't look well constructed) and…

27 d27 dchippychippy posted:
Wooden boards screwing standards

Hi Duke
The link below pertains to building decks.
Section 1.5.2 details fixing with nails and AS specify 2 nails per board per joist.
Section 1.5.4 talks about screws and states that the…

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27 d27 dchippychippy posted:
window sill crack

Hi Volmix
I assume it's the reveal (runs up the side of the window) that you are referring to. The sill runs underneath the window.
It's hard to tell but it looks…

27 d27 dchippychippy posted:
Building with Wisdom Homes

Once all the cabinets are installed they will run a coloured rail through. You can see the notch ready for it to be fitted.
It looks best to run the finger…

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28 d28 dchippychippy posted:
Using exposed brick for a feature wall

You could always go for these brick faces from Austral bricks. Will give you the look your after.
https://australbricks.com.au/vic/produc ... ?facings=1

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Screen Door doesn't get closed fully

Just try backing off the closer.
On the end of the closer that attaches to the door is a screw. Try undoing it a quarter turn at a time. The…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Repairing this reception desk

It looks like it's painted.
You could probably take it to a cabinet maker or spray painter.
The first thing is strengthening the damaged area then it can be filled…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Where this moisture coming from and how to fix it?

What sort of roof (tile,tin) and what sort of eaves (boxed, open etc).
You obviously have water getting in, it just depends on if it's coming from the gutters or further…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
DIY help

On the inside of the hinge where the two arms come together (the large round part) there is a hex head bolt (I think it's 5mm by memory) just tighten…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Can beans and slabs be poured at different dates?

I enjoyed reading your website regarding waffle pod slabs. Coming from Perth I've never actually seen a waffle pod slab, it's all raft slab and footings over here.

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2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Can beans and slabs be poured at different dates?

By the look of the pictures they have Chem anchored and cogged rebar into the existing concrete beams. (All sprayed in yellow)
You will probably find that this is the "engineered"…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Replacing internal cabinet shelves

If they are adjustable shelves it's very easy. Just remove the shelves, measure them up and ask a small cabinet maker to cut and edge some new ones then re-install.
If…

2 months2 monthschippychippy posted:
Mirror installation

Just use wall mates.
Follow the directions and it will work a treat

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