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oldchippy

eastern suburbs Melbourne
Joined 27 September 2012
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5 months5 monthsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

6 months6 monthsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

6 months6 monthsoldchippyoldchippy 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.

6 months6 monthsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

6 months6 monthsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

6 months6 monthsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
How many stairs without balustrade? Requirement for OC

how many of you guys counted the risers?

6 months6 monthsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

7 months7 monthsoldchippyoldchippy 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:

8 months8 monthsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

12 months12 monthsoldchippyoldchippy 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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1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy 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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1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy 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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1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy 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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1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy 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…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy 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…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy 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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1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy 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…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy 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…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy 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…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy 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…

1 year1 yearoldchippyoldchippy 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…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Raised surface at the corner

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

2 years2 yearsoldchippyoldchippy 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…

3 years3 yearsoldchippyoldchippy posted:
Protecting Bottom Wall Plates in Brick Veneer Extension

I always use malthoid in this situation 110 wide.

3 years3 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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3 years3 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.

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