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eastern suburbs Melbourne
Joined 27 September 2012
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1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

Defiantly win win.
I also have an Indigenous central Australian hunting/fighting boomerang 700mm long in my arsenal beside my bed which I picked up in 1970 in the N.T. that…

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1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
URBAN MYTHS .... ?

I find a battery operated chain saw a better deterrent than a baseball bat. No problems starting it, and the would be intruder/intruders ain't gonna hang about and try it…

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1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Frame broomstick cross beams

Giday Chippy.
I can see the merit in the idea but fail to see how it could be done expediently.
To bore the hole on a computerized jig wouldn't be an issue,…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Frame broomstick cross beams

After more than 55 years in the building industry, including my earlier years cutting and framing house after house including cutting and pitching complex roof designs for AV Jennings, I…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
tricky painting advice needed

What other paint would you suggest that will give durability, flow and levelling .
I am using a brush and probably penetrol.

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
tricky painting advice needed

I have just painstakingly prepped 22 cabinet doors and drawer fronts for repainting.
These doors have both small insertion and bolection mouldings on them, and were previously painted with an oil…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Bouncy floor in 1990's home

Floor joist arrangement seems ok provided they are of continuous span (single span 1700)
Bearer at 2100c max span should be 1700 for cont. or even as low as 1500 for…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Re-establishment surveys

Thanks for that Simeon, so any new or recent surveys are at the land titles office.
Would you know if these are available to view or purchase or download?
Certainly would pay…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Re-establishment surveys

Hi all,
I have a question and I hope someone might know the answer.
It is a well known fact that when purchasing a property it is advisable to have the land…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
What is this roof in bathroom?

Quite a few 12 gauge perforated canines around where I am at the moment with lambing season.

3 years3 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Retrospective Building Permit

Be careful contacting a building surveyor for a permit for work already done.
They are obliged by law to notify the council of this.
Expect a show cause letter from council.

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3 years3 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Blueboard vs. Marine Plywood

Weatherboard houses come to mind.

3 years3 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Timber window sill in brick veneer split and bending up.

I am baffled. I was called upon to assess a problem with some windows in a 70's brick veneer house on stumps. All 5 windows ranging from 1.8 - 2.4…

4 years4 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
covid 19 stage 3 lockdown can owner builder continue to buil

I knew this was coming (stage 4 melbourne) so I bought all the materials to
pull down and build a new paling fence between the neighbors and my place a…

4 years4 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
The Old Days

I remember back in 1973, i had just finished my time as a carpenter,and returned from a working year long trip around OZ with another mate from trade school.
Upon return…

4 years4 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
How many stairs without balustrade? Requirement for OC

Seeing we are mostly off work now I'm going to start a new topic.
Calling it "the Old Days"
Might be fun reminiscing some old stories,old tools,practices,sackings,sugarbag carpenters,etc.

4 years4 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
How many stairs without balustrade? Requirement for OC

I was just taking the P. I thought the number of treads before a landing was 18.It was close.
I figured you guys would have counted them from the photo.
Re checking…

4 years4 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
How many stairs without balustrade? Requirement for OC

wow, I suppose you don't have to check the studs into the top and bottom plates now either. I think I will have to retire my brace and bits as…

4 years4 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
How many stairs without balustrade? Requirement for OC

how many of you guys counted the risers?

4 years4 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
frameless glass shower screen gaps

Can anyone advise me of the following.
1 The gap between the glass door and wall when using a glass to wall hinge (offset)
2 The gap between the door and…

4 years4 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Domestic Builder Unlimited VBA Victoria

back in 1993, I remember it was about a weeks training in some office in Jolimont,some references and a bank check.
Anything changed?:roll:

4 years4 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Rubber matting under concrete table??

just place your top on the support frame, get underneath and run a bead of silicon around it.
If you ever want to take the top off,get a sharp knife and…

4 years4 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Gutter Guards

anyone got any bright ideas for gutter guard on a bullnose without leaving a horizontal or worse still a valley for leaves to gather and just stay there. I'm trying…

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4 years4 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Tradesmen etiquette

My wife just read this and her comment is that the women probably don't offer you a drink because you seem like a creep.

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4 years4 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Tradesmen etiquette

I honestly couldn't care,I cater for myself.
If i was working outside their house I'd find an empty coke can or something
from my truck and fill it from their garden tap,or…

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4 years4 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Tradesmen etiquette

Crikey, I must be abnormal.You think the client has a duty of care towards you?
What happens if he/she goes out for the day,you go thirsty and get peeved off?
After more…

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4 years4 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Roof support, want to remove some walls

No big deal for works over $10000 for as you know here in Vic you have to be a registered builder to perform and required to
provide a major domestic building…

4 years4 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Roof support, want to remove some walls

Crikey, here in Vic the main one that gets you is Structural Alteration,
and that's internal or external.Minor or major,no diff.plans and permit required
most of the time costing more than…

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