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3 h3 hchippychippy posted:
Surface cracks immediately in new concrete driveway

I'm shocked you don't know that excess water in the mix is one of the prime causes of shrinkage cracks. And yes control joints were never going to save this…

Surface cracks immediately in new concrete driveway
5 h5 hchippychippy posted:
Surface cracks immediately in new concrete driveway

You should ask for the delivery dockets for the concrete. The drivers have to note how much water was added to the mix. If it was going to be a…

6 h6 hchippychippy posted:
Surface cracks immediately in new concrete driveway

The cuts should be done asap. Normally the next morning.
Your cracks were already there on the day of the pour so any control cuts would simply have helped prevent the…

8 h8 hchippychippy posted:
Surface cracks immediately in new concrete driveway

When did they cut the control cuts?

2 d2 dchippychippy posted:
Build MOMU SSB Content Rosehill South Guildford

They were actually ok in the first picture.
That is the way cavity downpipes are often installed.

3 d3 dchippychippy posted:
Pool level Vs. Slab of new build

So according to the plan the pool is 210mm below the slab level. That's to the top of the coping so the pool shell will be lower again.
There is no…

3 d3 dchippychippy posted:
Pool level Vs. Slab of new build

Was the pool permit part of the original planning and building permit?
Normally the pool is marked on the plans with all the relevant heights marked.
It's hard to tell from your…

3 d3 dchippychippy posted:
WA - 2 STOREY NARROW HOME - 7.5m WIDE - DUAL ACCESS + STUDIO

COS can be a right pain.
When we built last year we submitted plans that got knocked back. I went to the council with about 5 examples of houses that had…

5 d5 dchippychippy posted:
Black mastic

Yep, quite common.

6 d6 dchippychippy posted:
Black mastic

It's a rubberised adhesive.
It's designed to allow for movement without cracking like cementious adhesive.
It can sometimes be difficult to remove, so if it's coming up easily you are lucky.

7 d7 dchippychippy posted:
Waterproofing shower/bath combo wet area?

Hi 3simon
It's not difficult.
Speak with your plumber and tiler. Different trades like to do things slightly differently but normally the plumber will…

8 d8 dchippychippy posted:
Above bench basin complications

No overflow on our basins.
It's easy done. Just depends on how accommodating your builder is.

Above bench basin complications
8 d8 dchippychippy posted:
Above bench basin complications

No hob.
The builder will have to do a nice step down in the slab to get the grade but it doesn't cost anything.

8 d8 dchippychippy posted:
Above bench basin complications

Tell the builder to grade the floor all back to the strip drain in the shower.
That can be the floor waste for the entire bathroom as there is no job…

8 d8 dchippychippy posted:
Cleaning internal brick wall old Victorian

Try hydrochloric acid mixed at 10:1 ratio with water.

8 d8 dchippychippy posted:
Above bench basin complications

Are you having a walk in/hobless shower by any chance?

8 d8 dchippychippy posted:
Height of rangehood

Depending on the type of cooktop you are looking at 650-700 above the benchtops.
Tilers cut tiles all the time, that's what they do so don't get hung up on trying…

8 d8 dchippychippy posted:
Height of rangehood

That's very high overheads, your looking at 1700 or more above the floor, that's higher than many people's heads. They will be almost unusable for most people excluding the bottom…

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8 d8 dchippychippy posted:
Height of rangehood

Slide outs are really not great rangehoods.
They don't have great capacity. At 800 I think most of the steam and fumes would end up missing the rangehood and end up…

8 d8 dchippychippy posted:
Height of rangehood

Double post

8 d8 dchippychippy posted:
Height of rangehood

I guess the question is why do you want it at 800 and what sort of rangehood?

12 d12 dchippychippy posted:
Floor Tiling

It kind of looks like the tiles have lifted but has left the adhesive stuck to the slab.
You really need to strip back to the original concrete. You need a…

14 d14 dchippychippy posted:
Distances between cooktop, backwall & rangehood

There are minimum heights depending on what sort of cooktop you have (electric/gas) and different manufacturers recommend different heights.
Electric is usually lower because of the lack of flame.
The extraction is…

16 d16 dchippychippy posted:
Tiles - difference between $30 and $60 tiles in the bathroom

Here is a picture of my house.
The white tiles a ceramic. We had to use a tile trim where it ran into the marble herring bone feature tile but the…

16 d16 dchippychippy posted:
Tiles - difference between $30 and $60 tiles in the bathroom

Just google mitred tile vs tile trim.
Heaps of information

16 d16 dchippychippy posted:
Tiles - difference between $30 and $60 tiles in the bathroom

If it's in a commercial building foyer then I'd go for porcelain.
In a bathroom either is fine. It really comes down to finding the look that you like.
Just about all…

16 d16 dchippychippy posted:
Tiles - difference between $30 and $60 tiles in the bathroom

Porcelain is harder than ceramic.
Ceramic tiles have a brown (clay) base with a glazed surface where as porcelain tiles have a more refined base and are fired at a higher…

16 d16 dchippychippy posted:
Tiles - difference between $30 and $60 tiles in the bathroom

Actually you can mitre ceramic or porcelain tiles and any decent tiler should be able to do it on site.

16 d16 dchippychippy posted:
Distances between cooktop, backwall & rangehood

Your bench is deeper than standard and the overheads aren't really deep enough.
Hear is the recommendations from schweigen.

As you can see the deeper the better. Induction cooktops produce incredible power…

Distances between cooktop, backwall & rangehood
16 d16 dchippychippy posted:
Tray Ceilings as means to raise ceiling height

Yes it can be done but it requires quite a bit of work. You need 2 LVL's that will span across the room set in whatever distance you need to…

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