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11 h11 hchippychippy posted:
Meter box location

What has been installed is just the temporary site power. It is often installed in a convenient position and the final power run is done after final fit off.
Just clarify…

11 h11 hchippychippy posted:
Bubbles in epoxy

They will be bubbles in the epoxy but they will have been there from the initial coating and won't have formed a week later.
It's just air bubbles in the concrete…

16 h16 hchippychippy posted:
Bubbles in epoxy

The epoxy will be a 2 part so once it has gone off it is impossible for it to form bubbles.
Bubbles can form while it is still in a liquid…

1 d1 dchippychippy posted:
White Set Plaster - Repair or Burndown the whole house?

You can absolutely patch it.
Just scrape off any loose or flakey white set and then get it re plastered.
You can skim it with top coat if you know what you…

3 d3 dchippychippy posted:
What is this metal stick under the roof? And what is it for?

The rods are suspension rods for the concealed ceiling system. They attach to the structure above and hang down, then the ceiling system is attached to them. They are holding…

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5 d5 dchippychippy posted:
Taking cupboard doors & drawers out of contract

Hi elloelloelloqwer
If you have a look at stormy's post above they have explained quite well what some of the challenges are with getting…

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
Agnew's Water Putty Floor Leveller

What sort of imperfections and what size are you talking? What sort of existing flooring do you have and how is it fixed?

13 d13 dchippychippy posted:
How much land do i need to build a home in Melbourne?

I'm not sure how subdivision works in VIC but I know in WA we have minimum lot sizes depending on the zoning.
I assume you have checked that the proposed lot…

18 d18 dchippychippy posted:
Exposed aggregate driveway issues

At $150 M² it should most definitely be acid washed and sealed. How many M² was the pour?
Was it the same person who did the other work in your pictures?
Half…

18 d18 dchippychippy posted:
Exposed aggregate driveway issues

You can't high pressure concrete a few days after. It's basically set off by them. Maybe they tried to sand blast it?
Where are you located and how much per M²…

18 d18 dchippychippy posted:
Allowance for the Front load washing m/c

Your drain will attach to the trap under the sink.
You will have to drill out the spigot and the drain attaches to it.
You should just be ok with the height.…

18 d18 dchippychippy posted:
Exposed aggregate driveway issues

Yeah, that is definitely a bit patchy.
The guys I do formwork for wash off the same day but they still apply retarder, although they only have to give it a…

18 d18 dchippychippy posted:
Exposed aggregate driveway issues

The exposure is definitely patchy.
It's a bit hard to make out from the pictures exactly what it is like all over.
Did they wash off the same day or the next…

18 d18 dchippychippy posted:
Fun quiz question

Kinda looks like a tooth off an excavator bucket.
But it's quite obviously alien 👽

19 d19 dchippychippy posted:
Allowance for the Front load washing m/c

SaveH2O is correct, the builder will build to the plan.
If the bench top is installed at 900 high and is 40mm thick then you allow for 10mm tile the 850…

19 d19 dchippychippy posted:
Steel-Line (WA) Wall Remote Stopped Working

First and easiest thing to do would be to change the battery in the wall switch.
What brand of drive unit do they use?

21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Praise and Thank You

Hi Chris
Our first OB went so smoothly I wouldn't do it any other way.
The one we just finished was much simpler, no double storey, no reverse brick veneer. It was…

21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Praise and Thank You

Hi Kristof.
A blast from the past.
It's good to hear that some old fashioned service is still available in this throw away age.
We owner built again since the last time…

21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Contract lawyer Perth

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21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Needs feedback on the Floor Plan

Have you thought about having the main bathroom as a semi ensuite to the 2 bedrooms and then a separate powder off the hallway.
The only reason I suggest it is…

21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Needs feedback on the Floor Plan

The doors from the minor bedrooms open up to the bathroom powderoom area and not into the main hallway.
The WIR is next to the ensuite with a walk in linen…

21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Needs feedback on the Floor Plan

Louise, can you draw up a quick example of this rough sketch.

Needs feedback on the Floor Plan
21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Needs feedback on the Floor Plan

I'm not suggesting to move the laundry.
It was just showing how to get the bedrooms to have their doors not opening into the main hallway but into an area adjacent…

21 d21 dchippychippy posted:
Needs feedback on the Floor Plan

I'd take 500mm out of the study so it measures 4000x2000. We have a study the same size with custom cabinetry and desk along one wall and it is plenty…

Needs feedback on the Floor Plan
22 d22 dchippychippy posted:
Needs feedback on the Floor Plan

Do you need a big study at the front of the house?
The reason I ask is that with the new layout you have asked about bed 4 basically opens into…

22 d22 dchippychippy posted:
Downlight Transformer Location

Not these ones.
The instructions say "remote, dimmable driver".
Most LED's are all in one now.

24 d24 dchippychippy posted:
Outdoor pergola DIY

I think you will find you need council approval for that.
In which case you will need structural drawings from an engineer specifying material dimensions and footing size.

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27 d27 dchippychippy posted:
Hole for laundry tap is too big - what to do?

You can undo underneath the bench and reposition the tap and then retighten.
There are different methods used by different manufacturers so you will just have to try and see how…

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