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9 years9 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Removing paint from red brick quoins

Any idea how to remove enamel paint from very old, delicate bricks, please?
My home was built in 1868. The most recent previous owner painted the red brick quoins. The council's…

12 years12 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Hanging unpasted wallpaper on ceiling

I am trying to wallpaper (?) the ceiling, using unpasted wallpaper.
My problem is the edges haven't stuck properly. Any suggestions, please? All I can think is to try pushing some…

12 years12 yearscybermancyberman posted:
How to build stud walls within existing sloped ceiling?

Wow. Thanks very much for the answers.
In my diagram I tried to show a wall in the centre of the room (coming towards us in my picture in the original…

How to build stud walls within existing sloped ceiling?
12 years12 yearscybermancyberman posted:
How to build stud walls within existing sloped ceiling?

I need to build stud walls within my existing room with a sloped ceiling.
How am I supposed to cut the timber - should the uprights be cut on a slope…

How to build stud walls within existing sloped ceiling?
12 years12 yearscybermancyberman posted:
How to attach internal wall?

I am simply using compressed fibre cement tile underlay over the top of particleboard for the floor of our new ensuite. I've been told this is simply a 6mm version…

13 years13 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Good Plumbers in Adelaide?

I am need a plumber to plumb a couple of new bathrooms and kitchen. Any recommendations, please? I'm in the Port area.

13 years13 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Owner builder project management software ?

Really?
If I need to call in a plumber, don't I need to work out when to call him in to put pipes in the walls, then for me to put…

13 years13 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Owner builder project management software ?

I couldn't find anything for the iPhone there, or on iTunes. What's it called?
Does anyone know of any scheduling software for Mac, iPhone or iPad, please? I'm doing a renovation…

13 years13 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Ceiling Roses

I have a mid/late Victorian house which I'm renovating. With so many choices of ceiling roses, I'm wondering whether the Victorians would have had different ceiling roses in different rooms,…

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
wall mixers - 1 or 2 cover plates for mixer and spout

Don't worry Chelle. Your Park taps look a lot better than the Luka. I think the Park is from Ram's higher quality range.

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
wall mixers - 1 or 2 cover plates for mixer and spout

Today someone at Reece told me they have a Ram "Luka" with backplate for about $190, and a new model that should appear on the Reece website early tomorrow called…

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
wall mixers - 1 or 2 cover plates for mixer and spout

Chelle. What taps did you end up getting, and what sort of retail price did you pay please? The Dorf tap I linked to above retails at $349, which is…

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
wall mixers - 1 or 2 cover plates for mixer and spout

I've been wondering about this, but I really think it's more integrated and looks smarter if they're on one backplate, like the Dorf Arc Wall Basin Mixer:
http://www.dorf.com.au/product-ranges/mixer-taps/arc/arc-wall-basin-mixer
I have been trying…

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Bathroom doors and the BCA

I've never heard that one before.
Why don't you get it straight from the horse's mouth (I did):
http://www.abcb.gov.au
I had to wait a day for a call back, but the person I…

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
HOT WATER HELP!!

The answer to your question is not simple. First, I was told by a solar electricity rep that putting the collectors at say NW instead of N only changes efficiency…

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
new oven advice please

I thought only catalytic ovens had liners (which you're not supposed to clean). I've not noticed anything but enamel in pyrolitic ovens as they simply rely on very high temperature…

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
new oven advice please

What makes you think that? Every model I've seen is made in Dudley Park, South Australia.

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Kitchen Splashback using Rectified Tile - anyone used?

We're planning on using 300x600 glass tiles with gold leaf on the back. I'm not sure what colour grout to use.

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Caroma or Fowler - upmarket

I think that after this Caroma Junior 200 Connector toilet:
This Caroma Leda Wall Faced toilet is pretty attractive:
As it appears I'll be spending an obscene (by my standards) amount of…

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Caroma or Fowler - upmarket

So you think they are both at an equal perceived level?
Is there another brand that has some Australian-made content that is perceived as more upmarket?

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Caroma or Fowler - upmarket

Which brand do you perceive as being more upmarket, please? Caroma or Fowler?

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Wall-faced toilets

Thanks for that.
Am I right in saying that a bottom inlet toilet is much easier to install than a back inlet (as it seems the back inlet has to be…

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Wall-faced toilets

I am interested in the wall-faced toilets (which have no gap behind the pan, so it's right up to the wall).
Is this type of toilet harder and more expensive to…

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Dennis Family Homes -delays? also bushfire attack level

Thanks Soots. I gather you're in Vic. The Brisbane City Council had no idea. I made over 15 phone calls earlier this week and everyone was clueless. This is ridiculous.

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Dennis Family Homes -delays? also bushfire attack level

Does anyone know who has to assess the Bushfire Attack Level?
Our Building certified is being evasive about this question. They are recommending a company that charges $825 for something that…

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Prewire lighting first or do it after house built?

What? Why not? There is a timber structure between the two levels, as well.

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Prewire lighting first or do it after house built?

By beam I mean the timber trusses (or whatever they're called) that make up the roof structure, that the ceiling plasterboard is attached to.
If there's a timber (or steel) beam…

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Prewire lighting first or do it after house built?

Unless you are owner-building (and depending on State laws), I don't think you'll get the building certified unless the wiring is complete.
Regarding downlights. I've been told they are put to…

14 years14 yearscybermancyberman posted:
Half-Round Gutters

Does anyone have experience with half-round gutters please? I like the idea that (with the curved base) water naturally flushes rubbish and leaves out of the gutters.
Does this work well…

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