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eastern suburbs Melbourne
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13 d13 doldchippyoldchippy 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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13 d13 doldchippyoldchippy 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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14 d14 doldchippyoldchippy 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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2 months2 monthsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

2 months2 monthsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

4 months4 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Coulourbond steel roof maintenace

Another vote for Wet and Forget.
I had a lot of lichen growing on my colorbond roof.
All gone now,not a trace, took about 12 months to go though.
been clean for a…

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5 months5 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Wanting to build insulated roof for 40' high cube container

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Any sort of elevated roof over the top will effectively shade the container.
Whether or not you construct a pitched roof or a flat roof over it they will
both achieve shading.If…

5 months5 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
post removed.

Plumber moved mine about 2m, 20 years ago for $100 in Melbourne.
Don't know how he did it, I wasn't there, didn't turn off the street mains,
Didn't tell anyone, permits,nothing. Was…

5 months5 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
door/ceiling

Odd, on a concrete slab with no visible signs of cracking.For the door to be roughly 2-3 mm higher than the jamb means the hinge side must have gone down…

5 months5 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Cutting a hole in a brick wall

I think you are a bit too close to the top of the wall for such a wide opening.
If you just cut a hole in the wall that wide you…

5 months5 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Replace skirting boards

I'd leave it as it is. I think you will find the render is thicker at the the true base of the wall and you may have to chop this…

7 months7 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
HELP! - Legal removal of load bearing walls in MELB

Agree Building Expert, but I wish the VBA would allow us registered builders to supply compliance certificates similar to plumbers for minor alteration works where we now have to get…

10 months10 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
bureaucracy gone mad.

I see the plumbing industry have got their greedy hands on on another issue.
NBN installers are not allowed to lift and refasten roofing iron to run cables.
This has to be…

10 months10 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Beam in unit

As above or remove a roof sheet if possible and check if column is structural or just partition wall.
If roof sheet cannot be removed maybe cut a hole in plaster…

10 months10 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Raised surface at the corner

Looks to me like the paper corner tape hasn't been bedded properly

11 months11 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Carpentry Apprentice - Pre Fab or Cut on Site?

Framing and building a new house would be one of the simplest tasks associated with carpentry nowadays.
To be an all round tradesman,renovations,extensions,be it single or double storey is where you…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Protecting Bottom Wall Plates in Brick Veneer Extension

I always use malthoid in this situation 110 wide.

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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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2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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.

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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.?

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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.

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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.

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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.…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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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3 years3 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

3 years3 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

3 years3 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

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