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Stewie D

Northern Beaches , Sydney
Joined 7 September 2011
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9 months9 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Removing brick internal walls - Californian bungalow Sydney

You need to get the engineers report first and also draw up a sketch of the floorplan both existing and proposed before anyone here would be able to give you…

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10 months10 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
External brickwall tiling

Check how straight the wall is first by running a decent straight edge over it both vertically and horizontally. Any high spots mark them and either grind them down a…

11 months11 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Toilet Closers ?

I don't think I've ever seen one of those old style DIY closers for a long time and those that I remember were from very old homes or the outside…

11 months11 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Triton Super Jaws

Not one tool embedded in the house I live in.
I can think of one.... ;-)
Stewie

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11 months11 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Triton Super Jaws

Just make sure that all the bits are there and nothing is damaged.
http://www.tritontools.com/Helpers/GetI ... Manual.pdf
Stewie

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Quick Kitchen Installation Question

Nearly all hinge manufacturers have clip on hinges. I'd install all the doors and drawer fronts ( if you are waiting on the stonemason that is ) and the day…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Generator

Pretty easy to work out yourself Perry. Each appliance will draw mostly what it says on the motor specs except under heavy load - kind of the difference like a…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Snakes

I know of a few people with rural properties who swear by Guinea Fowl. One couple when they bought their property in country NSW said they literally had an infestation…

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1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Wedges in new frame.

I've seen guys poncing about doing a cut, nailing cleats on the side etc etc but it is only marginally faster than ripping out the bent or crook stud and…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Wedges in new frame.

1) Upload your photos to an image hosting site like Photobucket.
2) Click on your photo in your Photobucket library or "recent uploads " that you want to post here.
3) Locate…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
penetrating wood oil for Iron bark timber.

Probably the harshest thing to affect any external timber is the Australian sun.
I've seen really nice timber decks like Brushbox and Jarrah being laid then coated with Sikkens and…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
How to check if insulation/soundproofing is installed

Those cheaper cameras as with anything will give you a limited result - you get what you pay for etc. BE's camera cost him US$20k.
Here is the thread where he…

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1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
penetrating wood oil for Iron bark timber.

It basically won't penetrate at all apart from maybe 1/2 a mm or so. Hardwood is hard wood and as such and the way the cells are you stand little…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Building Space Ratio (excluding garage space?)

That will depend on your particular council. Some have the FSR rule and the ratio of floor area to site. What that means is that you have to consider the…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
What height do you wall mount your TVs?

I can't comment on your bedroom TV etc but for your main one I'd be mounting it as per several of the home theatre forum recommendations and placing the centre…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Living in a shed on acreage

@FITG...
This is for uploading a photo to photobucket.
Other file hosting sites are similar.
(Note: You wont see the image until you post your message/topic back here )
1) Upload your photos to…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Building Space Ratio (excluding garage space?)

Yes it does so you should be fine. The other thing some councils have in their guidelines too is not only the FSR but the hard space to soft landscaping…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Building Space Ratio (excluding garage space?)

Hmmm, I'm unsure why the later part of that quote was trimmed.
Here's the latter part again...
"So basically, once I go over 0.55:1 there's more work on Council's part and more…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Building Space Ratio (excluding garage space?)

Depending what council an location you are in most DAs go way over the standard space ratio.
That may be the case for a lot of the inner city councils…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Pine stairs treads or MDF treads

Mdf is used on thousands of stairs around the country without any problems. Especially seeing as you are going to cover it with carpet.
What you asked for and what you…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Conversion of shearing shed to house

I'd ask your local council as to what documentation they'd require for the conversion. At the least I would have thought a set of plans with elevations plus existing and…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Council Approvals Advice.. need expert help plsssss!!

Only if it complies with their DCP and LEP. If it doesn't or there are other problems like structural issues or problems with neighbouring properties like shadowing or privacy concerns…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Council Approvals Advice.. need expert help plsssss!!

You need to go to your councils website and download the LEP ( Local Environment Plan ) and DCP ( Development Control Plan ). That will contain most of…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
External Decorative Fixed Blade Shutters

Personally, I wouldn't install them on your new windows and I'd remove the other existing ones. They date your house considerably and make it look like something from the 1970's…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Either way, whether you go for an infill panel or bricks there, the garage door installer should be able to get a tight fit up against it. As long as…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Need Advice on possibilities and problems of renovations.

As per what SBG says above, a structural engineer would be the best person to take a look at this place. Before you get them to do an inspection I'd…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

Like this...
http://www.bcsands.com.au/index.php?mai ... cts_id=684
To support a course of bricks on the outside and a course on the inside ( if double brick construction ) or bricks on…

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1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Wallpaper installation?

You really need to be a bit more specific ( Sydneys a big place ). No point referring you to a painter who lives in Palm Beach if you live…

1 year1 yearStewie DStewie D posted:
Replacing a Faucet on a Pedestal Sink

You need a basin spanner or basin wrench. A 300mm long shaft with a hinged end and serrated arm to get into tight places. Like this one here...

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