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peter1

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Joined 8 March 2010
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10 months10 monthspeter1peter1 posted:
Installing a mirror

Say a mirror the size about 90cm x 60cm, when mounting on tiles, is it necessary to find the stubs? There are tons of videos on Youtube demonstrating the drilling…

2 years2 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
LED tube lights

Turns out it's not compatible, it says on the box "not for ECG", I didn't know what that means at the time but later found out it stands for Electronic…

2 years2 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
LED tube lights

Hi fellow home improvers, :)
I want to replace the fluro tubes in the garage with LED ones, the new LED one I have got comes with…

4 years4 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Leaky tap

Thought it was a 2 minute fix, now sounds like a project for the weekend. :)
Meanwhile I have put a bowl underneath to catch the leak.
Not…

4 years4 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Leaky tap

Noticed the tap is leaking, traced to the underside of the kitchen sink and it appears that the leak comes from the connector. I tried to tighten it with a…

5 years5 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Ordering top soil (for new turf)

Last time I ordered top soil it was from a nursery, the unit is per scoop, 1 scoop = 0.5 m3, it was really easy.
To save on delivery charge, I…

5 years5 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Concreting around the drain

Indeed they do! Thanks for the tip!

5 years5 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Concreting around the drain

Interesting, I will have to take a closer look this weekend.
But aren't they supposed to glue it? Otherwise what the point of a screw trap cover?
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5 years5 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Concreting around the drain

Do you mean the new ones from shop can separate? Or existing ones on the ground are supposed to be able to lift off?
If not, how can I fit it…

5 years5 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Concreting around the drain

Thanks! Didn't think of it's a finished product readily available off the shelf.
Rang up a plumbing supplier and they know straightway what I'm after, apparently it's called finishing collar, available…

5 years5 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Concreting around the drain

I was wondering how to make a cylindrical concrete around the drain like the one in the picture? Is there a specialised mold for this?
Cheers!

5 years5 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Soil preparation and "conditioning"

Thanks, sounds great, no hard work to remove them :)
But it's going to take longer than a few weeks for the old roots to turned into…

5 years5 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Soil preparation and "conditioning"

We have dug up some old turf and going to lay new turf in spring, it's only a small area of about 20 squares. The existing soil is pretty crap,…

5 years5 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Sir Walter turf supply recommendations in Sydney

Good timing! We are looking to lay new turf in the coming days, who do you recommend?
Cheers!

5 years5 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Is May a good time to lay turf?

Perhaps we would just go with Sir Walter, anyone can recommend a supplier for delivery to Sydney metro?

5 years5 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Is May a good time to lay turf?

Thanks! What's up with Sir Walter Buffalo? Flower Power now sells Kakadu buffalo instead, never heard of it.

5 years5 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Is May a good time to lay turf?

I always thought spring is the best time, but prefer not to wait another 5 months.

6 years6 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Anyone heard of EnviroPest ?

Received phone calls and letter from EnviroPest claiming that they have installed granite barriers at my house (apparently they were contracted by the builder), and they need to come out…

6 years6 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Fence lock that can open from both side

Thanks for the idea, went to Bunnings to check it out and was shocked to see the price.
$97.85

$89.50

A plastic lock costing more than the Lockwood! I guess ease…

6 years6 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Fence lock that can open from both side

Our colourbond fence door has a traditional latch locking mechanism, we can open from the outside by rising the lever, but to lock or unlock is a major hassle because…

6 years6 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Sstencil concrete quote - Sydney

We have about 35m² at the back to be worked, I was back and forth between stencil concrete and paving and have got various quotes.
Paving: Promenade 400mm x 400mm is…

6 years6 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Timber or steel veranda

We thought of that as well, I think a major benefit is that there is an escape for wind pressure (the breeze).
The issue is that we aren't comfortable with the…

6 years6 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Where can you buy plastic trims like this?

The trim is called J Bead, apparently only a few dollars for a couple of metres.
May be I will do a "how-to" once I have all the materials and have…

6 years6 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Timber or steel veranda

To join the veranda to the house, the options are:
1) Have it aligned with (at the same height) of the rain gutter, that is existing roof > existing rain gutter…

6 years6 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Timber or steel veranda

Yeah, thanks! We have decided on steel as well.

6 years6 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Timber or steel veranda

We will be getting someone to build a 25m² veranda, just a basic one like 4 posts (or 2 posts if it can safely hookup with existing roofing) and flat…

6 years6 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Where can you buy plastic trims like this?

It's hard plastic, very tight fit (i.e. I can't peel it back to look under it). I'm in Sydney.

6 years6 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Where can you buy plastic trims like this?

The screen door in the picture has aluminium mesh fitted, instead of having rubber spline going around the door frame, it has plastic trims fitted in the channel to cover…

6 years6 yearspeter1peter1 posted:
Concreting out the back using wheelbarrow

Thanks for the tips! I have not considering how long the driver is willing to wait, I thought it will be ok as long as the mixer is turning. It…

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