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Stewie D

Northern Beaches , Sydney
Joined 7 September 2011
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19 h19 hStewie DStewie D posted:
Pendant lights & downlights to ground floor of 2 storey home

Apart from the electrical side of things, the biggest hurdle you will face is how you are going to support the pendants. Usually a 100 x 50 nog is laid…

30 d30 dStewie DStewie D posted:
Floor sound proofing

I know it would be under "Amenity" in the BCA and looking up my old version it states no noise transmission greater than 62dB as worked out by acoustic engineers.…

1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
Floor sound proofing

No. If there is a unit below then you cannot have a hard floor surface. The only rooms that are the exception to this are the bathroom and/or laundry. However,…

1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
2nd floor additon in Sydney's lower north shore

This side of the bridge alexp79, you'd be looking at more like 2.5 - 3K per sq metre to start with then level of finish and how much work to…

1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

We have one of the older V8 Dysons and while it's a great little machine for a quick vac, I don't think if you're looking at doing a comprehensive vacuum…

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1 month1 monthStewie DStewie D posted:
Things you forget - summary page 32

I know five people that have them in their homes and they all say that a ducted vacuum is the best thing ever. Four of them have two storey houses…

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3 months3 monthsStewie 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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

4 months4 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…

4 months4 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…

5 months5 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…

3 years3 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…

3 years3 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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3 years3 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…

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