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Justin

Melbourne S.E Burbs
Joined 27 November 2006
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14 years14 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Evap cooling question

Check to see if the water supply to your unit has an inline tap, and that it's actually turned on. We had exactly the same problem, turned out that nobody…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Kitchen/new room electrical disaster

What does your electrical plan look like ? Usually it has positions of all points, lights and switches, with little dotted lines between the lights and the switches to indicate…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Tips on sanding Dining Table - Found chairs now!

Fantastic work Kristy, well done. If this is what your first piece comes up looking like then your future work will be awesome.
Time to find some chairs

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Step-down internally vs out to deck on one level ?

I think split levels inside are a PITA. Are you concerned about the steps encroaching upon your backyard, or is it just that the deck itself will be six steps…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Tips on sanding Dining Table - Found chairs now!

Yes you can, but the surface layer of veneer will be very thin, so you need to be super careful when sanding so you don't sand through the veneer. Underneath…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Tips on sanding Dining Table - Found chairs now!

No just a very serious amateur woodworker. I prefer to build stuff from scratch, to my own design, rather than fix up existing pieces. I did do a bit of…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Hallway - how wide?

I wouldn't go with anything less than 1m. How is all your furniture going to come into the house ?
Justin.

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Tips on sanding Dining Table - Found chairs now!

Yep, that's it. Poly builds up a film on the surface, whereas oil seeps into the grain and gives you a more natural appearance. I'm not a fan of poly…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Tips on sanding Dining Table - Found chairs now!

Hi Fitnhealthy,
My 2c worth of a few tips ;
- From the photos it looks more like a poly finish, looks like there's a gloss to it that oil generally doesn't…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Overhead Power lines to established homes

Hi Kingster,
I guess it depends upon where you live and who your provider is. We are in Melbourne (Glen Eira municipality) and are doing a knock down rebuild. In addition…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Newbie here! Knock down and build or go up?

Hi Carla,
There's some interesting comments (some of them by me ::lol:: ) about the role of architects, and KDR versus extend/reno in the following thread…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Look what I bought last night.....

Thanks for the prompt reply Andy, looks like the TW3000 and a really good screen is the go for me.
Cheers,
Justin.

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Look what I bought last night.....

Hi WBA,
Just wondering if you've spent much quality time with the TW3000 yet ? I'm looking at this or the TW4000. I've downloaded the manual and interestingly it's the same…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Let's Use The Search Button

Yeah, and usually the offenders are noobs with 1 or 2 posts to their name, who don't thank people for responses and are never to be seen again after the…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
streaming 360, PS3??

I have my PS3 on the same (wired) network as the two home P.C's, and stream divx movies from the main PC. Works really well, easy to set up just…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Smelly Bathroom!!

Check your basin, they generally have a plastic bodied valve connected to the drain, which has a rubber "sock" looking thing inside them. The sock is moulded so that it…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
All fired up! Would you fight your builder on this

I agree - when you go with a sausage factory, expect problems when you ask for a hamburger. It seems that the number of people and processes (on M and…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Adhesive issue on a mirrored robe door

VHB is pretty good stuff, I've never used it on mirrors though. I'm sure you'd find a suitability statement in the oodles of pages that 3M have got for the…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
End of a Clarend0n build, WE'RE IN & photos..floors

Hi Clarity
The floors look fantastic, so shiny and new. They really make a big difference to the overall look of the house don't they.

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Spiral Cellar

Too late, sweetheart !!!!!

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Advice on how to fix this gate.

I agree with previous posters that chemset is the best solution for a retrofit fix. For future reference (and readers) I'd suggest that Loxins are used instead of dynabolts :

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Advice needed re decking

I forgot to add, a trolley jack under the bearer is a nice easy way to get it's height and level right before you brace it.
Justin.

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Advice needed re decking

Setting stumps individually has got hairs in it. The easiest way is to :
- Peg and string out
- Dig your holes
- Attach stirrup post anchors in the right spots…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Planning a workshop and garage: HELP

From memory you'll be working on motorbikes ? I'm a woodworker, so no grease monkey tips (well maybe one), but my 2c worth in no particular order :
- When you…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Decking advice for the "young player"

60 square meters is a big deck for a beginner, but the upside is you'll save a lot of money when DIY,even if you have to buy the tools to…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Additions you made on top of builders std offerings

- Double doors to rear of garage as opposed to single door (much better thoroughfare for bulky stuff
- 700mm oven, better than 600mm but not a huge waste of space…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Timber shutter size????

O.k, a bit of estimating here using the dimension tool in google sketchup (and my extremely basic sketchup skills). I could be way out, so take my advice at your…

Timber shutter size????
15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Think we know why ours is going so slow

ASIC's definition of insolvency is "Unable to pay all debts when they fall due for payment."
It sounds to me like your builders are trading whilst insolvent (which is illegal),…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Is sarking necessary with Colorbond roof?

Something I've heard from a roof installer which hasn't been mentioned yet, is that it's good to have sarking installed between CB and the metal battens for the purpose of…

15 years15 yearsJustinJustin posted:
Cheap places to buy blueboard in Melbourne

Try these guys, under "Construction Materials" :
http://www.tileimporter.com.au/index.cgi
Justin.

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