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chuth77

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3 years3 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Is the conduit to my outdoor power outlet routed properly?

Need to see some photos to make comment, but if he's not a licensed electrician then its is certainly illegal!

6 years6 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Powerboards for LED downlights

No reason it couldn't be done, but it is certainly bad practice! There is no way I would personally put a powerboard in my ceiling... A few household fires have…

6 years6 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Depth of electrical cabling

It's actually only 500mm, but everyone says 600mm cause it's the old "2ft rule"...
There are certain circumstances where it can be installed less than the 500mm, but they are rare!
Stick…

6 years6 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Substandard electrical work

Cabling sounds a bit light to be honest... 35mm2 @ 80 Amps with a 5% voltage drop can be run for a maximum of 128 meters...
Looks it's not too bad...…

6 years6 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Substandard electrical work

Ok, so some reality to the issue, instead of a blanket "serious" problem statement...
Conduits are only used for "mechanical" protection, i.e. to help prevent a shovel directly hitting a cable!
Having…

8 years8 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Power Box / Electrical Box

No "real" requirements like you talk about... There are the obvious ones that I'd look for...
Try and keep it out of sight...
It must have 2ft of clearance past it, when…

8 years8 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Moving phone, internet and TV connections

By all means you can move your TV points... No drama's there and Bunnings will even sell you the various suitable terminations and crimps you'll need...
Moving phone and internet points...…

8 years8 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Scratched & Scuffed Polished Floorboards - Revival Tips?

Thanks Holly... It's my own property, and personally I hate rugs on polished floors! Besides that, there are too many marks to cover with strategically places coverings!

8 years8 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Scratched & Scuffed Polished Floorboards - Revival Tips?

Well I've just moved into an older place, short term whilst building, and it has polished hardwood boards that have seen better days...
For the most part the overall finish…

8 years8 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Recommendations for Concreter - Northside Brisbane - Shed???

I'm looking for someone to pour/finish my shed slab... 15m x 6.5m x 125mm...
Anyone on here have any recommendations of people they have used, good service and good price?

9 years9 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
OB BUDGETING WORKSHEETS / WORKBOOK OR SOFTWARE??

Try this...
http://www.ownerbuilderspage.com.au/category3_1.htm
I've used it and can vouch for how easy it is to use, but so comprehensive too!

9 years9 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Exterior Colour Schemes - House and Shed!!! Help...

It's very tough making the choice... Every time I look at something new, it just confuses the issue!
Different light, different angles, different days, they all look different! And I guess…

9 years9 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Exterior Colour Schemes - House and Shed!!! Help...

Hi Chook,
As yet I haven't had any luck with colours... The more I look the more confused
I get...
I think I've moved away from Dune after looking at a lot…

9 years9 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Whats the distance allowed powerpoint to gas bbq flame??

I don't have the Standard with me, but off hand I think its something like 300mm minimum...
Personally I'd be putting it 450mm at least!

9 years9 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Major Wiring Concerns

Black Wiring is a myth...
The electrician should make you aware of the faults, but can't "condemn" your house... A good electrician will make good individual circuit one at a time,…

9 years9 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Exterior Colour Schemes - House and Shed!!! Help...

It's weatherboard, so the colour can always be fine tuned... My first option I like Ecru with the dune and jasper...

9 years9 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Exterior Colour Schemes - House and Shed!!! Help...

Righto, so I'm one of those men that struggle with colour schemes... Or at least have a lack of confidence in my ability to select colour schemes!
I've got a block…

10 years10 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
How can you save money on electrical & plumbing costs?

Clipsal Standard, 2000 or Slimline - Should be the same Price!! Don't believe your sparky on this one!
In actual fact, Standard plates are now dearer thena 2000 or Slimline (by…

10 years10 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
banks don't like owner builders....

CBA has recently pulled its lending to Owner Builders...

10 years10 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Ceilling battens - a rough guide?

22mm is more likely the depth of the batten...

10 years10 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Retaining Wall Recommendations for Brisbane?

Guys and Gals,
I'm about to embark on the beginnings of the long building process, but one of the very first things I have to get done is a retaining wall!…

10 years10 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
NEED URGENT HELP re. Overhang

Enough ginning around Lex... Time to get an indepedant engineer involved...
A proper one!

10 years10 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Feedback on proposed floor plan

I guess the big thing with all of this... Do you have a budget figure as yet? I think you'll be suprised at the cost of this design!
How many square…

10 years10 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
who does the design for wall bracing layout ?

Are you lining(plasterboard) all walls? If so then everywall is "braced"... Even plasterboard contributes to the wall bracing calculations, although minmal..
There are so many different types of bracing... Flat…

10 years10 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
NEED URGENT HELP re. Overhang

Not really, because if you have overhang... You have air underneath the timber frame... The dynabolt ain't going to hold squat!
The offer was grout, or dynabolt wasn't it? So what…

10 years10 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
NEED URGENT HELP re. Overhang

Sorry should have qualified that...
What are you going to dynabolt into? Mid Air?

10 years10 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Feedback on proposed floor plan

You really need to make the plan easier to read... Try making the font sizes smaller as you can't see where doors are etc...More along the lines of the room…

10 years10 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
NEED URGENT HELP re. Overhang

What are you going to Dynabolt too?

10 years10 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Water Flowing down our block.

I find it hard to believe its illegal to allow any water from your property to enter your neighbours... It means every house would have levy banks on the lower…

10 years10 yearschuth77chuth77 posted:
Enclosing an alfresco - where to start

Actually its $11,000 in QLD...

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