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Joined 16 December 2007
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4 years4 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Questions about a small deck

Hi,
Am am building a small deck (6m x 3m, 600mm high) and have some questions.
I will be building it above existing concrete so I am going to dyna-bolt stirrups directly…

7 years7 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Fixing Cornice

Hi,
I am in the process of installing some cornice in my kitchen. Due to uneven ceilings and walls I am left with small gaps that I now need to…

Fixing Cornice
7 years7 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Packing Bottom Plate of stud wall due to uneven floor

Hi Guys,
I am building a stud wall in my kitchen which has an uneven floor. The floor seems to slope up to where the chimney is, so my bottom…

7 years7 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Does this look like asbestos?

Thank you for the response, you have given me some peace of mind.
I had a bit of a panic attack when I uncovered it as I don't know…

7 years7 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Does this look like asbestos?

I am replacing the flooring in my kitchen built in 1959. I lifted the lino which was stuck to masonite, and then lifted the masonite to find what appears to…

Does this look like asbestos?
7 years7 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
DIY Pink Batt Floor Insulation

Ahh, so thats the reason for the chicken wire vs an easier method (when using pink batts at least). So it looks like my options are solid foam sheets…

8 years8 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
DIY Pink Batt Floor Insulation

I see that the Expol stuf has an R value of 1.4. Is this going to be enough to be significant? Is the difference after installing any underfloor…

8 years8 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Close Un-used chimney

Hi,
I had thought it was the flashing (which was in poor condition and had puled away from the brickwork) but I have slathered the whole lot with exterior grade silicone,…

8 years8 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
DIY Pink Batt Floor Insulation

Hi Guys,
I intend to insulate my floors using pink batts and have some questions.
My house has timber floor boards covered with lino above a tall and easily accessable subfloor. …

8 years8 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Close Un-used chimney

Hi Guys,
Our 1950's fibro house also has a large brick chimney. I believe that when we have sustained heavy rain the chimney is allowing small amounts of water into…

9 years9 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Bradford Batts for Floor Insulation

Hi,
I've decided to insluate our wooden floor using bradford batts, held in place by chicken wire. We have easy access to the area beneath the floors and it appears…

9 years9 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Sewer access to unblock

Hello,
I seem to have developed a slight blockage to my sewer. It is not yet a critical problem since it only occurs when there is a lot of water…

9 years9 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Reln Srain drain advice needed.

Hello,
I will soon be running a long straight length of Reln rain drain through some concrete in my front yard (a total of 11 metres in a straight line). …

10 years10 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Shower Pressure - strange problem

Hello,
I have a house from the 1950's which had a new electric hot water system installed in 2007. When using the shower we get very low pressure. I…

10 years10 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Oil Based Enamel - Priming?

Would I be able to use a water based primer, even though my paint is oil based? Or does oil based paint require an oil based primer ?
I already…

10 years10 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Oil Based Enamel - Priming?

Hello,
I have stripped my 50 year old door frames with a heat gun and sanded them to within an inch of their lives (or perhaps, within an inch of MY…

11 years11 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Levelling Timber floor for floating floorboards

Hi everyone. It has taken more than three years for me to get around to finishing this job, but I have finally got it done!!! I am very…

Levelling Timber floor for floating floorboards
12 years12 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Balcony Hand Rail - Regulations for DIY (NSW)

Hello,
I am about to start building a hand-rail for a balcony on my house and I want to be sure it is built correctly. The balcony is 2.5m high…

12 years12 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Fixing roof to pergola

Hello,
I have a couple of simple questions regarding a pergola (6.5m x 2m) I am currently building outo f treated pine.
1) What should I use for fixing…

13 years13 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Levelling Timber floor for floating floorboards

Hi deaneconomou
You won't believe it, I STILL haven't gotten around to it. However, I did get around to buying all the gear I need to do it, including the…

13 years13 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Painting old brick and fibro house - advice needed

Hi Guys,
I own a brick and fibro house that was build in the early 60's (fibro exterior walls on a brick base) and I wish to re-paint it's exterior and…

14 years14 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
External Cladding Questions

Hi Guys,
The other day I went to a home open to get some renovation ideas and I saw that the exterior of the house had been clad in what appeared…

14 years14 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Identifying Load Bearing Walls

Hello,
I am considering knocking down an internal wall in my house but have some questions before I break out the sledgehammer.
Firstly, is there any easy way to identify whether or…

14 years14 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Levelling Timber floor for floating floorboards

OK, here goes with another attempt to attach some photos properly...

hope these work...

14 years14 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Levelling Timber floor for floating floorboards

...And how the HELL do you attach images properly....

14 years14 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Levelling Timber floor for floating floorboards

OK guys, you have convinced us. After spending all day getting quotes for over-priced flooring options, we are going to go for a varnished pine floor. I will…

14 years14 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Levelling Timber floor for floating floorboards

Sorry, I meant the existing boards are 100mm wide

14 years14 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Levelling Timber floor for floating floorboards

Thanks for all the replies guys. I will go into some more detail about the reasons I am opposed to polishing the existing floor-
i) I have read that…

14 years14 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Levelling Timber floor for floating floorboards

The floorboards have enough meat on them to be sanded (they have never been exposed before) but there is the problem of expense and maintenance involved with staining and sanding…

14 years14 yearsHuman PotatoHuman Potato posted:
Levelling Timber floor for floating floorboards

Hello,
I am considering installing a floating floor in my lounge room which currently has really old floorboards. I have found a floating floor in Bunnings ("Euro Home" twin click)…

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