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leeton

Melbourne, East Suburbs
Joined 17 February 2009
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8 years8 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Help: Any electricians here?... problem with light.

That looks a bit ******* and possibly dangerous...get an electrician in to check thoroughly, I would guess a new replacement light.

8 years8 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Extent of OB work.

Ross...I suppose it depends on how much skill you have and time, I basically do everything myself too, stumps, framing, plastering, cladding, even built my kitchen from scratch, including making…

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
quick question on studs/joists - structural or non structura

You don't neccessarily need structural, however I would use structural...straighter and better quality...
wouldn't cost a lot more either.

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Newbie garage build

Maybe go through a private surveyor for your permit, not sure about NSW, but that's what I did with my extension. They would be more concerned about the shed you…

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Damage by next door - Updated/fixed?

Power is not cheap these days, especially using power tools etc...

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Any advise where to sell new installed carpet

I agree...Ebay...good clean carpet is pretty popular on ebay...doubt whether any retail outlet would trade it in....if they did you will get nothing for it.

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Washing Machine Problem

I doubt if it is the water pressure, there is a water solenoid on each, hot and cold on the fisher & pykel, it could be those failing, but shouldn't…

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Show me your kitchen...

This is our kitchen...still in progress...I did all construction, removing walls etc, all the plastering, painting etc..and built the whole kitchen, including doors (jarrah), cabinets, leadlighting and even cut the…

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Shed/Mancave forums?

Well...this is my old shed...sadly it had to be demolished to make way for an extension ::cry::
http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv18 ... G_2513.jpg

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Another renovating decision..

If it was me...I think I would paint first...floors second...kitchen last...you may have to tidy up some of the skirting, but that is going to happen eitherway...and make sure the…

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Feedback on Zincalume roof

Zincalume is not an inferior product...it is just not painted...that's about it...comes down to personal choice...and councils too I suppose!

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Feedback on Zincalume roof

We have a zinculume roof, old weatherboard, personally with the right house I reckon it looks sensational, better than colourbond, but that is just me...if you are in Kilsyth, we…

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Kitchen colour to compliment Wattyl Donkey

We have Donkey in the lounge and 1/4 strength in kitchen and 1/2 strengh elswhere...maybe the other way around...but in all 3 shades of donkey, full, half, quarter.

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Purchasing a water tank

Hallam Water Tank Warehouse... look up trading post, they are listed there.

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Structural beam

Not neccessarily wrong, depends on the load etc, it has got to be specified somewhere on plans or engineering specs...when you say same timber as used in roof, it could…

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Roof tiles not coloured correctly?

MMM...hard to tell...certainly look different, but I would be worried about the chipped tiles too.

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Cleaning Granite Benchtops

G'day Jeremy, After all that work of posting pics and giving advice, no-one thanked you...so here ya go...thanks for the pics...looks good mate.
I will have to go and find some…

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Simonds Homes problems

After reading most of these threads, I am glad I am not building a new home these days...especially with Simmonds...how can they even present homes like this...absolutely disgraceful...keep up the…

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
cutting granite benchtops? Installer?

Wendy, I went to a local stonemason and asked him for some epoxy glue...he gave me enough for the 2 joins (adhesive, hardener) and the colouring agent (black). He charged…

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
cutting granite benchtops? Installer?

I have heard about laser...but never investigated it.

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
cutting granite benchtops? Installer?

If you are doing straight cuts...you can't go past the Makita wet saw...cost me $84 for the day...I don't reckon you will get clean cuts with the angle grinder...let the…

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
cutting granite benchtops? Installer?

Jeremy...I fitted the granite benchtops on the weekend...as these were various sizes, I had to do a bit of cutting, however your advice came into play. However it is a…

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Neighbours from hell!

Interesting subject, I tend to feel for stylish a bit also, none of us would like a double story built next to us with windows looking into your yard, it…

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Footings too short? Should we be worried?

I think it looks a bit *******...but surely the engineer would know, and if he is willing to sign off...but footings are there for a reason...and your brick wall won't…

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Neighbours from hell!

Sorry to hear that Samantha...neighbours can ruin your life, you can't relax in your own home...don't let them get on top of you...be strong...if they don't like it...let them to…

9 years9 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Who would be appropriate to remove an interior gyprock wall

A carpenter, first...he can also tell you if it is load bearing etc...once the wall is down, you will need a plasterer, unless the chippie can do it himself.

10 years10 yearsleetonleeton posted:
To paint or not to paint?

PAINT.....what's a few hundred bucks and a couple of weekends...and might add a couple of grand to the sale price...or the difference between getting a sale and not getting a…

10 years10 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Painting federation/colonial windows

We have colonial windows in our place...I didn't worry about getting paint on the glass...easier and quicker to slap the paint on...and use a nice clean new blade paint scaper…

10 years10 yearsleetonleeton posted:
Building in Kinglake -IMPOSSIBLE Fire Protection Requirement

Speak to the locals...there is plenty of building activity in Kinglake...my mate is going through the same process in Kinglake...he has cut down heaps of trees to hopefully reduce his…

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