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McReidy

Adelaide, Australia
Joined 30 July 2007
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6 years6 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Earthernware pipe replacement - expensive!!

Undergoing some renovations and am in the midst of getting quotes to replace a small section of old earthenware pipe with PVC (as I am going to be concreting over…

7 years7 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Versawall Internal Corners

The external corner blocks have a solid end, not open like this one shown which is open to join.

7 years7 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Versawall Internal Corners

Hi All, I am about to embark on building my first retaining wall and need some advice. I have bought the APC Versawall blocks and am not quite sure how…

Versawall Internal Corners
8 years8 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Outdoor bench sets; what materials?

Hi All,
I have an outdoor space that I am hoping to build some bench seats into (preferably as storage boxes too) but am unsure what materials would be best suited.…

8 years8 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Building extra room under veranda

With another kid on the way I am rapidly running out of space in my house and am looking for options as we do not want to move. We have…

8 years8 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Drainage Issue - Help Needed

I have an existing rear veranda that has serious drainage issues when it rains. The boffins that poured the slab before we bought the place didn't bother to put any…

Drainage Issue - Help Needed
9 years9 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Turning side fence into gate

I have a side fence that I would like to convert to an outward swinging gate and wondered if there would be any issue in doing this? I would…

Turning side fence into gate
9 years9 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Issue with fence

My Neighbour has a very nice looking tropical garden in their front yard (palm trees & the whole shebang). Unfortunately the growth has gone out of control and is now…

9 years9 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Convert fence into a gate - possible?

I have just bought a camper trailer and am looking to convert my side fence & small access gate into 2 access gates & park the trailer behind it.
My…

Convert fence into a gate - possible?
9 years9 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
When to weed n feed prickle patch

I have a huge backyard (and front yard) that at this time of year turn into a horrible massive patch of prickles (I think Bindis). During winter it is a…

When to weed n feed prickle patch
9 years9 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Bowers & Wilkins speakers - worth anything?

Thanks for the reply. The floor speakers are model DM620 and centre channel is DM600 IFS. Took off the cover of one of the floors one see a cone that…

9 years9 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Bowers & Wilkins speakers - worth anything?

Hi,
I have a pair of B&W speakers and a centre speaker that were given to me a few years ago. I want to get rid of them but have no…

9 years9 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Ways to make more space

I am in the early planning stages of figuring out the cheapest way to get another 'room' for general storage/man cave in preparation for a 2nd baby. Our house has…

9 years9 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
White pebbles - any way to make them 'stick'

I have just finished another section of my backyard makeover - a raised bed with 500x500 pavers and white pebbles. It is going to be an area for sunshade, deck…

White pebbles - any way to make them 'stick'
9 years9 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Which amp & speaker package?

Thanks Matt.. I have a 3 yo toddler so my loud isn't what it used to be!! Just as I was about to commit JB jacked up their price!!

9 years9 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Which amp & speaker package?

Hi All,

I have a laptop that I use as my all in one HTPC – movies, TV, music etc. I am looking to get an amp & speaker package…

9 years9 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
How much to mount TV

I would like to get my 50" Plasma wall mounted with hidden cables, antenna etc and so far have been quoted between $350 - $400 inclusive of materials. Does this…

10 years10 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
TV in outdoor entertaining area

I am considering putting an 32" LCD screen in my outdoor entertaining area. It is under cover but I want to find the best option for making sure it is…

10 years10 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Adding a downpipe for rainwater - what to use

Great thanks very much for the feedback - much appreciated :)

10 years10 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Adding a downpipe for rainwater - what to use

I am adding an extra downpipe to my rear verandah roof and have been shopping for bits & pieces. Im confused by the options available for pipes - I assumed…

10 years10 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Online Bathroom Hardware

We bought all tap ware from graysonline.com.au & evansclarke.com.au and really happy with all items. Biggest catch is you pay a buyers premium on each auction, but we got about…

10 years10 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Bathroom renovation - a beginners guide (Warning Pic Heavy)

Had the plumber in tonight and had all the pipes relocated, very exciting stuff. Best part was there were no nasty surprises or deviations from the original plan. The demolition…

10 years10 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Painting concrete - pros & cons

I have just been quoted to have a professional paint our area - was a reasonable price and the quote was for the Berger JetDry. The quote was inclusive of…

10 years10 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Bathroom renovation - a beginners guide (Warning Pic Heavy)

So I have trawled this site for inspiration & ideas regarding how to go about doing a bathroom renovation, and had some fantastic insights, advice & opinions. I thought it…

10 years10 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Bathroom slab - do I need to remove it??

We are about to have tilers & plumbers strat on our full bathroom renovation. It involves relocating the position of the bath & vanity (essentially switching them around). The plumber…

10 years10 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Another render colour choice thread

Bumping this post..
We are narrowing our colour search down & would really appreciate any opinions people may have re colour choice. We are now looking at Dulux Malay Grey, which…

10 years10 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Easiest way to cut blueboard

Hi All - after some assistance on the best approach to cutting blueboard. I have trawled the net & have all sorts of differeing opinions, from scoring, to buying diamond…

10 years10 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Is it asbestos??

Thanks for that Arfur - that is exactly the kind of info I needed. Impressed if they do free testing as well - had one plumber tell me I would…

10 years10 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Is it asbestos??

I am renovating my bathroom, and have had a couple of people ask whether the walls are asbestos or villa board (cement sheeting/ hardie board).. Is there any way for…

10 years10 yearsMcReidyMcReidy posted:
Bath Overflow & drainage

Thanks Stewie,
It's a complete bathroom reno, and I am not against putting in a centreal drain, in fact it is a great idea vbecause I have a nearly 3 year…

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