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phippsy

Moggill
Joined 11 May 2010
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5 years5 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Gazebo, Shade Sail etc over the pool

I fitted the large square bunnings shade sail over my father in laws pool. It is retained by 4 steel posts (100 x 100 x 5mm) that are all cemented…

5 years5 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
How do I connect ice maker to capped cold water point?

Depends whether you want to do it yourself or not...
I hooked up our neighbours fridge the other day, it didn't have a cap but.
Turn off water at mains. Remove cap.…

5 years5 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Using shed wall as retaining wall

Blackjack sounds like a waterproofing membrane product. Years ago I helped a mate do exactly what you are talking about, I don't remember what the stuff we used was called,…

5 years5 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Lead Paint Saftey- HELP!

If it were only a few switches/not much work done then I woudn't worry about it. There is probably more pollution in the atmosphere than what the tradies generated, but…

5 years5 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Electrician's materials costs to you. How much mark-up?

Did you get a written quote first?

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Free Soil Dump Sites Brisbane?

Whereabouts are you?

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
How to shave an aluminium security door?

I think storm means that once you pull it up, there might be a washer or packer that you can remove that will drop the plate down.

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
How to shave an aluminium security door?

An 80 grit flap wheel on a grinder will work better than a grinding disc. It won't be as fast, but will give you a much larger margin of error.…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Broken builder's water tank

What sort of tank is it? One of those 1000L with a frame jobbies? or larger?

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Best way to build a quick stand/pedestal

50 x 50 is an enormous top for a projector. Thinking about the projectors people I know have, you would be able to get away with a plate not much…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Telstra conduit unsuitable for > 60 metre length?

I can't help other than to ask, if Telstra/Servicestream have told you it'll be fine, and the builder is telling you it is a Telstra requirment, then I would be…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
benchtop quality - using for study

No reason 3mtrs would be a problem on roof racks. So long as the bench doesn't hang more than 1mtr past the rear of the vehicle. I regularly carried 6.5mtr…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
benchtop quality - using for study

Have you tried any kitchen places in Newy? Surely there would have to be someone local that could do this, or ring the e-bay seller, they may well build benchtops…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Would you hire an Interior Decorator?

Nope... Personally I'd rather find things, colours etc and do it myself with an amount of trial and error. The missus and I spent a lot of time in the…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Did you leave your builders a gift?

We didn't give our 'builder' anything but we used a volumn builder. We did however look after our tradies by taking up tasty treats the missus would cook, or a…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Looking for a thread adapter to connect hand shower to tap

Looking at the picture now, I agree with JB1. It would be easier to do under the sink where fittings are used with normal threads and will be easily available.
Thinking…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Looking for a thread adapter to connect hand shower to tap

I can't see you picture on my work pc, but you might want to try somewhere like Industrial Fitting Supplies (although they are in Brisbane) or Pirtek, somewhere like that…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Good Neighbour fence - bottom rung full of dirt

Be careful though, if you go drilling holes it will expose bare metal that will give the rust a place to start...

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Telstra Pit (Landscape Solution)

While this is true, in reality how often does any tech need to get in there? Our previous house had underground power as well, 7 years there, had tech out…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Compensation from another property wishing to access mine?

Ring Brisbane CIty Council, the 3803 8888, the person who answers probably won't be able to help you, but in my exerpience, I have lways had a prompt reply from…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Hebel / AAC

Can you make the wall 1mtr at the highest point to get away from needing approvals and make the garden bed take up the 200mm?

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Retaining Walls

Hey there, there are heaps of threads on retaining walls in various sections.
I built mine with sandstone roughs, 25tonne of rock cost $1300 cash and had access to a…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Anyone heard of EnviroPest ?

Would you'd be happy to pay $185 for someone to do a half hour inspection and give you nothing, the OP doesn't mention she is due to get a report…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Local Government & OH&S Requirements (Charges)

Off the top of my head, the only things I can think of that price being for might be...
scaffolding,
safety barriers/fences around site
scissor lift/cherry picker
fall arrest system on the roof
traffic…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
show me your retaining wall

Probably not 100% happy with it, maybe 80%, but for the price and by the time I get it planted it out it will be fine.

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Need to replace 2 retaining walls.... options?

Are you able to get a bobcat or small excavator up there? I would be using rock and make it a 2 step same as is there. But that is…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
What would you do with this?

Feng shui... pffft
Do the best you can with the space you have and that you are happy with. The issue I can think of with fridge next to stove would…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
Fencing Contractor Reccomendations Brisbane?

What Jaans said, The Fencing Pom is in Moggill, I haven't used him personally, but a friend has and is very happy with the work, and other work around here…

6 years6 yearsphippsyphippsy posted:
BCC - Siting variation on corner block

When we built our place at Moggill, a corner of the gargage was about 5mtrs from the front boundary instead of the required 6 mtrs. We had to get a…

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