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Stewie D

Northern Beaches , Sydney
Joined 7 September 2011
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1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
Irregular land shape - CDC ?

You tell us nothing about the existing setbacks for your house from the boundaries other than showing us a yellow blob on a tiny site plan. A bit more info…

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Renovation Budget Help

Depends on the area Nick. Some out West have fallen 25% over the last year so it is probably a good time to buy. Whether it will fall any more…

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Renovation Budget Help

Given that the median house price in Epping is $1.55 mil I'd say for a double brick house that it would still have been a good buy even after the…

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Renovation Budget Help

I think you have underestimated but as you say it depends a lot on the current condition. Replacing the taps etc in the bathroom is OK if the bathrooms are…

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
White mould floor bearer - asking for advice

What is immediately above that area? A wet area like a bathroom, kitchen or laundry?
If not moisture coming from above then it may be moisture coming from below. I can't…

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Raised surface at the corner

" Looks to me like the paper corner tape hasn't been bedded properly"
Yep, I have to agree with oldchippy. Is the raised edge about 1" from the corner?
Stewie

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Bricks - replacing individual bricks

No-one would want to do it and if they did they would charge like a wounded bull. I've done a few in the past as part of renos where we…

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Wooden boards screwing standards

Yes, I agree. It sounds like a landscaper trying to be a carpenter and not succeeding too well.
Stewie

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Which one to choose? DEWALT or Makita Impact Driver

I don't know what other tools you have or what other projects you are looking at doing but most tradies like me use all of one brand so you can…

2 months2 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Carpentry Apprentice - Pre Fab or Cut on Site?

You really wouldn't miss out on too much by working for a company that uses pre-built frames. Anyone can knock together a stud wall. Any frame would be put together…

3 months3 monthsStewie DStewie D posted:
Washing machines and environmental vandalism

Good articles. Scary though. Our continued use of plastics of all descriptions and chemicals is very sad when we know that there are viable alternatives.
Stewie

2 years2 yearsStewie 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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2 years2 yearsStewie 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…

2 years2 yearsStewie 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…

2 years2 yearsStewie 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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2 years2 yearsStewie 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

3 years3 yearsStewie 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…

3 years3 yearsStewie 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…

3 years3 yearsStewie 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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3 years3 yearsStewie 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…

3 years3 yearsStewie 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…

3 years3 yearsStewie 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…

3 years3 yearsStewie 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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3 years3 yearsStewie 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…

3 years3 yearsStewie 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…

3 years3 yearsStewie 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…

3 years3 yearsStewie 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…

3 years3 yearsStewie 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…

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