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danrts

Cairns Qld
Joined 21 October 2009
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11 months11 monthsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Changing basin faucet very tight space

Yes I removed the sink. All good now!
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Changing basin faucet very tight space
11 months11 monthsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Changing basin faucet very tight space

Hi I want to change the basin spout and taps
I'm having trouble removing the underside locking nut as the space is very tight.
I tried a basin wrench but can't…

3 years3 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Replacing rainwater tank pump

Hi, I have a Universal Pump UP-40UP037-1 which has stopped working.
I need suggestions on a replacement pump as Universal Pumps don't exist any more.
From my setup, there is electrical cabling…

6 years6 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Crommelin Diamondcoat PAving & Concrete sealer - thoughts?

Hi, I'm wanting to seal my concrete driveway, I came across this product at bunnings - Crommelin Diamondcoat Paving and Concrete sealer. ($150/10L). It's a solvent based sealer.
Has anyone used…

10 years10 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

Thanks for the comments!
The insects up here get pretty bad at times, and we found that by opening the sliding doors on the decks, a lot of insects were coming…

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

Yes it's amazing how a professional photographer can make a house look good. This photographer does real estate photos only so she should be good. We were fortunate our builder…

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

Thanks everyone!! I remember posting in this forum back in May 2010 asking for ideas on how to design the house, I think it's come up nicely!
Does anyone have any…

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

Well it's been about 10 weeks since we moved in, our builder Better Homes wanted to take some photos of our house. The photos sure look much better than my…

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

hi gogo65, no I wasn't told anything of the sort from the dealer or smeg.
No problem with the cooktop or benchtop so far
it was difficult to find a flushmount gas…

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

hi Lex, I didn't look at the formwork that closely. however I belive that rubber/foam join goes all the way down. It was like they sandwiched a bit of rubber…

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

Hi Carty yes we moved everything in a 1.5t meteor truck back on July 3rd!!
We're just waiting on our landscaper to finish off planting the plants, we chose them all…

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Best way to clean white Polish porcelain tiles

you'd wonder why the supermarkets/hardware stores don't if that's the recommended thing to clean the tiles with??

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Best way to clean white Polish porcelain tiles

great. any products with neutral ph that are readily available like in the supermarket or at bunnings?

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

the pool has been slowly filling since Friday morning, and we're almost there!

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

a lot seems to be happening this week now we have had fine weather. Craig the Better Homes pool builder has been busy finishing off our pool. Today it was…

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
plantation shutters - anyone done them DIY?

hi has anyone here done the DIY plantation shutters?
I have some u channels and "light beads", and would be interested to get some advice!
(since Iseekblinds.com.au didn't include any instructions)!
thanks

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

our retaining wall is taking shape. it got delayed by a week because of the rain. hopefully be finished along with the pool by next weekend!

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

hi ms. shuttergirl, thanks. the walls are dulux natural white. the tiles are from Majer Tiles, aria buff 600x600.

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

haha we're already booked up till Xmas!!!!
Well the pool was supposed to be finished by the end of this week and filled but unfortunately it's been raining all week! Quite…

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Tamara1975 - Moved in - A few pics :)

Wow! are you paying them extra to work so quickly??!!

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Tamara1975 - Moved in - A few pics :)

Looks great Tamara! Very quick in getting your roof on!

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Floor to ceiling tiling

we tiled floor to ceiling 600x600 in the bathrooms and powder room. in the laundry we just went 300mm above the benchtop and 150mm above the floor tile. We used…

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Show me your kitchen...

hi Mrs Green, the recess in the ceiling houses 2 downlights and two yet to be chosen, pendant lights. It's just to break up the ceiling.
this photo shows it a…

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

the builders have done their first clean and what a difference clean windows and doors makes!

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Show me your kitchen...

Our house has been through it's first builder's clean, what a difference clean windows and benchtops makes.

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

The inside at least is almost there!
Outside, we now have screens and the tiling around the pool.
Hopefully by this time next week, we'll have our pool fence and water in…

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

we now have turf! We're supposed to have some skip gardens along the fence but they're not in just yet. We're just waiting on the tiler to tile around the…

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
LED downlights

For anyone considering the pierlite starbursts, we ended up going with these, they come with a 3 year warranty. I've taken some photos. The light output is impressive. This is…

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Tamara1975 - Moved in - A few pics :)

Looking great, Tamara!

11 years11 yearsdanrtsdanrts posted:
Cairns Build - Better Homes Queensland - 1st builders clean!

Thanks Lou, yes it's a nice backdrop the rainforest, especially when looking from the front of the house, the surrounding rainforest canopy.
Well the fence has been going in this week,…

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