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2 months2 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Modify depth of stormwater pit

Standard practice is to fill with concrete to the bottom of the outlet pipe to avoid any stagnant water, which is absolutely undesirable.

2 months2 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
820mm toilet space, is this big enough?

Standards require 450mm from centre of pan clear on either side of the pan. So, 900mm. Your builder is right, building surveyor is not.

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Wet/Charged Stormwater

Most councils don't allow charged pipes to flow to the kerb, so you'd require a pit at your boundary, and then a pipe at 1% to the kerb. You will…

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Bathroom Tiling and waterproofing

How much are you paying for this reno?

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Bathroom Tiling and waterproofing

Not a builder bud and thank the lord for that.

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Bathroom Tiling and waterproofing

Yeah, built with dead straight LVL studs right mate? Get your head out the sand.

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Bathroom Tiling and waterproofing

You seem like absolute nightmareish clients. The "dob" technqiue is used absolutely everywhere, and is not to code, however mostly necessary because 95% of walls are built like crap here…

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Brick or concrete block front fence

Please move away from the aluminum slats with pillars, your house looks nice and homey now, and a simple brick fence will compliment it.

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Crane in driveway

I think your alternate option is a complete head-ache, hair pulling worthy and nightmarely expensive. It would probably be cheaper to replace some sections of your driveway in the event…

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Window issue

Sure. Focusing on the window at the back, as joists are loading onto this lintel and not the other windows:
FLW calculated by the distance between the lintel and the next…

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Water coming up near down pipe

Are you sure this isn't a charged system ?

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Window issue

Cant see any jack studs on at the lintel at the front. Definitely incorrect if this is the case. Maybe no jack studs on the left too, but cant see.

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
white set plaster or acrylic render on bathroom painted wall

Latex can be painted over solvent based, but not acrylics. Advice from the casuals at the big green shed shouldn't be taken so comfortably.
Simon, see how you go with…

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Crack in Concrete Slab Isolation Joint - Normal or Problem?

Nothing to worry about then man.

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
white set plaster or acrylic render on bathroom painted wall

We work very differently in moisture rich NSW. We avoid set-plaster like the plague, and it seems most painters here steer away from solvent based sealers and opt for a…

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
white set plaster or acrylic render on bathroom painted wall

Definitely dont use an oil based ASU if painting over with water-based paint.
Use Dulux 1-Step Prep if you want the best ASU money can buy.

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Crack in Concrete Slab Isolation Joint - Normal or Problem?

It definitely looks scary, and not as "controlled" as it should, or would be preferred to look, although if it is in the exact spot as per plan then yeah…

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
white set plaster or acrylic render on bathroom painted wall

Either acrylic render or regular cement render will yield a better result over time than white-setting. Biggest issue youd have is bond-breaking and drumming with white-set on render. Ive seen…

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Should I raise ceiling height from 2590mm to 2740mm?

YES - absolutely.

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Slab selection

Rafay - your best bet is to get local quotes for waffle slabs and raft slabs as a m2 rate, and see what the differences are.
Building is not difficult…

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Calculate concrete orders for footings.

You are definitely correct with the math, your ratio will essentially be 1:6. Thats all.
Goodluck.

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Sewer inspection line poor placement eyesore

Cant move it, but you can get it flush. Dig around it, you might get lucky and it might not be glued; pull it off, cut the pipe to the…

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Surface cracks immediately in new concrete driveway

Not the conclusion, a summary. Please read the point above the one you circled - again, you conveniently hand pick a sentences to suit you.
OP: Chris hit the nail on…

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Surface cracks immediately in new concrete driveway

Its easy to pick a piece off google, mate. Excess water might be the primary cause in your world, and in the article you hand picked, but not in actuality.…

Surface cracks immediately in new concrete driveway
3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Plasterboard cracks - Builder responsibility

Good to hear Bansi. Its unfortunate that you couldn't negotiate the builder to cover all the costs, but its no big deal.
A good outcome overall i think.
Goodluck.

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Adding to concrete retaining wall

Hmmm I don't think so.
Either blocking or pouring, youd need to dowel into the wall say every 300mm c/c or so with N16s. I think the issue would be that…

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Surface cracks immediately in new concrete driveway

Control joints don't prevent shrinkage, they localise and control them. No amount of control joints would've fixed or prevented this at all.
I think, and am quite certain that these…

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Calculate concrete orders for footings.

Why dont you need to add the sand, im confused?
If possible, and if youre in Sydney (dont know prices elsewhere), it would probably work out cheaper for you to order…

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Plasterboard cracks - Builder responsibility

Maybe try actually reading my replies so you could first understand.

3 months3 monthsmoudzjmoudzj posted:
Plasterboard cracks - Builder responsibility

These are most likely not serviceability defects. One could only know for sure after a detailed inspection.

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