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5 months5 monthsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Studio (fancy shed) build

Well, we finally got our full council approval!
We already had a 10a approval but then we started running art classes and the authorities deemed we now had to reclassify the…

7 months7 monthsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
EcoStay building project

The optimistic version is "a few weeks" but the pessimistic version is "probably this year".
So, I guess it's somewhere between the two.

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7 months7 monthsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
EcoStay building project

So, we're going to need a lot of timber for this build. Big chunky lintels, door frames and structural members to match the mudbrick and natural stonework. We've got jarrah…

7 months7 monthsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
EcoStay building project

It's been well over a year since I last posted here.
Life came along and intervened. We never got the Owner Builder permit. The builders registration board put up ever…

1 year1 yearRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Owner Building Rammed Earth home in Jimboomba

Don't worry about the cot.....there's a Lucas Mill in there!

1 year1 yearRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Tondelver House - Southern Highlands

You need to maximise the head (the height difference between the water level and the outlet) and minimise the friction loss (ie: maximise the size of your pipes and minimise…

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Studio (fancy shed) build

And it works really well.

We lowered a huge log in with the tractor and it took two days to burn out.
(yes.... I did remove my wife before setting it alight)

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Studio (fancy shed) build

No, I think this redhead is already spicy enough!

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Studio (fancy shed) build

We have a BIG event coming up at the studio next week so we needed a decent outdoor fire to warm our guests. I had this old dough mixing bowl…

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Studio (fancy shed) build

We've been too busy to make updates here so I'm catching up tonight.
The deck area is now complete with recycled brick paving and bush poles for railing.

It also became clear…

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Water storage. How much did you have?

Quarter of a million.

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Studio (fancy shed) build

If the "flowers" caught your eye, have a look at this "bird" in the garden. We just completed it today and spent the entire afternoon moving it 50m from the…

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
EcoStay building project

Planning permission has come back from council. Next we need to apply for a building permit.

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
NEED SOME ADVICE

Yeah, sorry about that rant.
I saw "black roof" and jumped on my hobby horse.

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
NEED SOME ADVICE

Here's an interesting and detailed discussion on black roofs, including comments from all the major roofing manufacturers in Australia.
http://www.thefifthestate.com.au/innova ... port/60257
It is also interesting to note how…

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Studio (fancy shed) build

We installed it today and right now it's warming every nook and cranny of the studio.

Just love the smell of a bush-wood burning stove.....in winter.
Total cost came in at $23.…

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Owner Build in Southern Flinders Ranges- Cert of Occupancy

That's great. We've had our wood stove in the house going non stop for the past 5 days and you just can't beat the natural warmth it brings to the…

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Converting a shed into a teenagers retreat

Get the teenager to do the conversion himself

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Brick layer Costs and Fees

Isn't this the Owner Builders Forum?
So, lay them yourself.
I did a 6 week TAFE course, night classes. I learnt the basic technical stuff and techniques, got in some practical work…

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Studio (fancy shed) build

It's finished! We had a test firing and there are a couple of pin holes to weld but it works like a charm. Easy to light and keeps the heat…

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Studio (fancy shed) build

I guess that it will come in at about 100kg. Not too heavy to move with a trolley.
I'm hoping to get it to a stage where I can test fire…

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Studio (fancy shed) build

LOL. I had to Google Captain Risky, he must have crashed before he made it to the west coast. Perhaps if he'd have had one of these he wouldn't be…

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Studio (fancy shed) build

Still more hours to go, but it is taking shape.

The chamber on top should allow us to recover lots of extra heat from the exhaust gasses before they go up…

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Making a woodfire a FEATURE

http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=70956&p=1352471#p1352471
Construction under way

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Studio (fancy shed) build

Winter approaches and so we are now constructing a slow combustion fireplace for our heating needs.

Still lots of work to go. Not quite sure what the end product will look…

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Making a woodfire a FEATURE

I'm in the middle of building a fireplace feature for our fancy shed.
http://forum.homeone.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=70956&start=220
So far I've cut up an expired hot water tank and gathered up some old machinery parts. I'll…

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Making a woodfire a FEATURE

Have you got a pic of the safe?

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
Living with granite and caesaerstone after real experiences

I found this discussion on the two options.
http://somersoft.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-65200.html
Many pros and cons on both sides with no definite answer. Seems to come down personal choice.

2 years2 yearsRuffTuffRuffTuff posted:
How to power a Wi-Fi router from an electric door bell?

It appears that the board is marked 230v. There is also a double insulated symbol and the wires are blue and brown. All suggesting it runs on mains power. But…

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