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grinder

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Joined 17 August 2009
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2 months2 monthsgrindergrinder posted:
Is changing the window type a structural change?

No is no structural because you may not modify the lintel above

2 months2 monthsgrindergrinder posted:
External wall insulation

Thanks i am always for new products

3 months3 monthsgrindergrinder posted:
Knauf gyprock

all plasterboard are the same except for thicknesses and type like sound and wet areas

3 months3 monthsgrindergrinder posted:
tile lippage

Get another tiler

3 months3 monthsgrindergrinder posted:
Variotherm Wall Heating/Cooling

Looks like hydronic type pf heating there are various types out there easy enough to install provided youknow what you are doing but it is hard to get the parts…

3 months3 monthsgrindergrinder posted:
Low-E, Double Glazing, uPVC, Aluminium, U-values, SHGC

There are quite a few asumptions here which I do not agree nothing is said about the frames and insulation around the windows when installed most carpeters ignore proper insulation.
the…

3 months3 monthsgrindergrinder posted:
External wall insulation

Check for council regulations first

3 months3 monthsgrindergrinder posted:
Closing out Air Vents

Yes but as you modifyyour environment you also have to think how i will affect you.
Nothis is for ever

3 months3 monthsgrindergrinder posted:
Roller shutters vs double glazing

Get double glazing with LowE glass on the outside to keep the sun away.
Shutters are mostly ugly feauture mainly use for security reasons but it gives you a false sense…

3 months3 monthsgrindergrinder posted:
Air conditioning

I bought Daikin 5Kwh installed in the old home worked great very silenced in cooling and hot never failed me camberwell electrics or similar retailer now there would be a…

5 months5 monthsgrindergrinder posted:
Closing out Air Vents

No so ventilation should be around the house not through vents as it was belived before. No buidling code restrictions of any kind unless you have a open fireplace in…

1 year1 yeargrindergrinder posted:
reverse cycle air duct systems?

Cureently looking at removing my gas heating ducts and evaporative cooling and replacing with air duct reverse cycle air con system but I do not know the subject all that…

1 year1 yeargrindergrinder posted:
Timber or aluminium plantation shutters?

Best to define what type of shutters you talking about internal or external shutters.
if internals I prefer timber or PVC or UNPVC if Extrnal I prefer aluminiu because its durability…

1 year1 yeargrindergrinder posted:
Retrofit tiled roof insulation?

Yes Sisalation though not exactly since it goes before the tiles go in place . But I remember having a chat with someone in Thomastown about retrofitting and he said…

1 year1 yeargrindergrinder posted:
Toilet plumbing

or what I know toilets regardless of their position use a trap pipe other than that There should not be a problem

1 year1 yeargrindergrinder posted:
Retrofit tiled roof insulation?

Wonder if it is possible and how should it be done?
Thanks

1 year1 yeargrindergrinder posted:
Insulating Raked Ceiling

Probably you mean joist the space between them is 40 or 60 batts can be bought either siizes I have recently installed R6 gold batts so if you have…

1 year1 yeargrindergrinder posted:
Construction Builders

if they are regietred with HIA just ask HIA for precedents

1 year1 yeargrindergrinder posted:
How much emphasis should you put into your R Value?

Now I installed R6 gold battens on the roof it makes a difference about 6 degrees in Autunm now I have to remove the plaster and do walls not sure…

3 years3 yearsgrindergrinder posted:
Mold in internal brickwall

Thanks Stevie no I do not own a house but a flat and no I do not have vents and currently arguing with them to allow me install a few…

3 years3 yearsgrindergrinder posted:
Mold in internal brickwall

I hope this is the right pace to post this topic
Does anyone know or have knowledge of a good method to stop mold growing in internal walls.
Every winter is…

4 years4 yearsgrindergrinder posted:
Questions on how to tile a bathroom.

Yes daveswall
I have a hard question since I am just about to tile my bathroom walls and floors.
I covered my un-rendered (had packet concrete and two layers of…

6 years6 yearsgrindergrinder posted:
HIA Melbourne Home Show 2012 - 2 for 1 & Half Price Tickets

Have a look at your sent box that confirms the sending

6 years6 yearsgrindergrinder posted:
HIA Melbourne Home Show 2012 - 2 for 1 & Half Price Tickets

PM sent I hope I get a couple of tickets
Thank you

7 years7 yearsgrindergrinder posted:
What's for dinner?

2 pizzas not take away homemade

7 years7 yearsgrindergrinder posted:
Homeshow discount too fiddly

Just wanted to access the discount available online but too many questions and hurdles in place.unlike you go direct to them pay and no questions asked
to qualify for discounts…

7 years7 yearsgrindergrinder posted:
Ikea appliances

recirculation rangehoods are by default much less powerful 400 than the ducted ones though among the ducted there is a lot of variance in suction power measured by cubic meters…

7 years7 yearsgrindergrinder posted:
Dishwasher - what to consider when buying pls ?

Bosch vs Siemens
basically the same factory although Bosch has a brand reputation and Siemens does not here anyway I know that Siemens is more fiddly to get the settings…

7 years7 yearsgrindergrinder posted:
Coffee machines - Fad or useful ?

I am a traditionalists so I have my stove top pot to serve me well whenever I want freshly ground coffee or cafe I like strong cafe and I…

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I am from Melbourne and a bit of a DIY man currently doing some tiling work and soon will undertake kitchen refurbishment that means demolition and cabinet assembling and…

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