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oldchippy

eastern suburbs Melbourne
Joined 27 September 2012
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22 d22 doldchippyoldchippy posted:
Protecting Bottom Wall Plates in Brick Veneer Extension

I always use malthoid in this situation 110 wide.

22 d22 doldchippyoldchippy posted:
Side gate - dynabolt or chemset?

10mm anchor screws will hold better in hollow bricks.
Bore a hole half way through the post large enough to
fit a socket. buy some 100mmx10mm anchor bolts so
50mm is…

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5 months5 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Constant Water damage from neighbours leaking pool

Still can't believe all that water is coming from the pool.
Neighbour would have to have a hose running 24/7 to keep it topped up.

5 months5 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
anticon vs polyair unicell

Being around the same price per m2 which product would be best for keeping heat out
of an unlined colorbond walls and roof shed under construction.Noise not being a factor.?

6 months6 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Constant Water damage from neighbours leaking pool

Any chance you can obtain some info on his water usage somehow? Must be huge if it's causing all those problems at your place.

6 months6 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Constant Water damage from neighbours leaking pool

Hard to think his pool is causing all that problem
He must have to have a hose running 24/7 to keep the pool topped up.

10 months10 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
need fascia covers to suit older style smaller fascia boards

Contact a sheet metal fabricator,give them the size that you require and they will fold it up for you in the colour of your choice.
Don't make the upturn too tight.…

10 months10 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
bureaucracy gone mad.

I am about to build a storage shed on a rural property of around 5 acres,
There is a dwelling on the property.It is surrounded by farmland with the nearest
other house…

11 months11 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Porch stairs issue

I think the best solution is to break out the steps and redo to conform ie min 115 max 190 rise.
To cut out the concrete and form a recessed landing…

12 months12 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
HELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB

Usually when I have had to remove load bearing walls,to give a FREE quote,takes a bit of time.
It involves climbing into the roof space and checking out what members are…

12 months12 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
HELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB

Well lucky you up there in Sydney James.
Down here in good old Vic you need a permit to take a siht
Anything structural, and I mean anything even like installing a…

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1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Interest Rates

I just thought i'd share a story with all you folk re banks and lending.
A long time ago,talking 1970's here,the banks held all the power.
I remember going into the then…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
energy rating for windows

I am a carpenter an have the skills and tooling of a traditional joiner as well.
About 20 years ago I demolished an old house and built a new federation style…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Ducted heated air con

It is illegal to alter any structural component of a house without a building permit,and as far as cutting bottom cords of a truss without any engineered design is pure…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
house siting dilemma

Recently purchased a country property with a dwelling, on 2 acres in a farming zone with one road frontage. It is amongst cattle and sheep grazing farms with another…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Adv. to having Building + Pest inspection BEFORE offer?

Hey qebtel,
Hate to deflate you but your only 1 in half a mill. I am the other one. After 48 years in construction I don't need BE's help …

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Adv. to having Building + Pest inspection BEFORE offer?

Hey BE. Could you post a copy of your disclaimer clause you attach to your inspections.

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Adv. to having Building + Pest inspection BEFORE offer?

I know its not,but I think it should be the vendors responsibility to have all the inspections done and ready for viewing by prospective purchasers,like a car roadworthy.Whats the point…

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1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
While the walls are off...

My neighbors kitchen window is directly behind my head when i lay in bed albeit 2.4 m away
with a paling fence between. I could hear her put a coffee…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Removal of structural post

Marvin,
It is removal of a structural element of your house,and a modification to an existing support beam.
Check with your council,or even google 'when is a building permit required' to enlighten…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Removal of structural post

You are proposing to do something structural.
A building permit is required.
A building permit will require engineering for the beam.
Thats the law....

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Gyprock walls

Sounds to me,that plasterer is looking for work!

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
hanging doors

When I did my time back in the late 60's it was 9 & 6
9" up from the bottom and 6" down from the top.
or to you young'ns 230mm…

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2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Help with beam size for new opening

You will need to seek out an engineer who will do the comp's for you, which you can attach to your plans you have had drawn up for your proposal…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
air conditioner sizing

I have an old box type air conditioner in our family room that I installed about 15 years ago.
At the time the ratings were in HP. It is a 3…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
How to establish post heights with a laser level.

Every post or stump must have 100-150mm of concrete under it.
In your situation where you have a number of posts and you want the tops to all be level and…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
How to establish post heights with a laser level.

pour a pad in the bottom of your post hole first and let go hard.
use a stick off this to gain a datum.

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
penetrating wood oil for Iron bark timber.

Agree Stewie,
Water beads on this stuff raw..The thicknesser was screeming at it.,but for $2.00 a meter of 140x32 previously dressed ironbark I figured I could go thru a few sets…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Easements - WHAT CAN YOU PUT ON ONE?

I have a 3.6 m wide easement running across my property at the back fence.
Over the last 30 years it has had a chook pen,above ground swimming pool,
and a cubby…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
penetrating wood oil for Iron bark timber.

I have procured about 300 LM of 140 x 32 weathered ironbark.
I have since dressed it and propose to build a external walkway with it.
I would like to oil it…

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