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3 years3 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Cable size for 12v LED lights

Thanks for the replies! Appreciate the info. I will go with 1.5mm cable.

3 years3 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Levelling land, what are the costs? Please help!

It depends on a range of things like how steep the slope, if you are levelling the whole block or just enough to build, if there is rock and if…

3 years3 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Cable size for 12v LED lights

Hi all
Can anyone suggest what cable thickness is appropriate for these new 12v lights I will be setting up?
I have a 12v LED driver that plugs into the mains.…

3 years3 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Trowel size

Hi all
Quick question. What is the correct trowel size for 900x150mm floor tiles? The standards I can find only relate to square tiles and I'm not sure if it's about…

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
brick pillars

Thanks everyone.
Yes, a substantial pad footing is in place under the corners, where the posts sit.
The metal posts are galvanised.
Been delayed by wild weather in Sydney. Hoping…

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
brick pillars

Thanks Beetaloo. I will ask the bricklayer to do as you suggested.
The pillars are about 2.4m high and the metal posts quite stable. Would you also fill the…

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
brick pillars

Hi All
Have built a carport with a storeroom at the rear and an open front. The front is supported by a metal post (uni pier) in both corners. The posts…

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Deck Advice!

Thanks guys! It was good fun.

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Deck Advice!

Thanks for the help! Finished the deck before Christmas. Check out the photos:
http://timandkatiesrenovationdiary.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/my-first-deck.html

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Bedroom - Before & After Photos

Hi there - just wanted to share some pics of our latest project, a bedroom reno for our 5 year old daughter.
Before:
After:
Our blog is at http://timandkatiesrenovationdiary.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/jasmines-room.html

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4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Driveway cracks and sealer

Thanks Bashworth and Building Expert - appreciate the comment and explanations.
Re mapping cracks - These currently only are visible when the driveway is just wet. As it ages, would…

Driveway cracks and sealer
4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Driveway cracks and sealer

Also note the saw cuts are approx 15mm deep.

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Driveway cracks and sealer

Thanks Building-Expert.
We had engineer specify requirements for an extension we did, including the carport slab. The carport slab and driveway were done in one pour (roughly 3.3 x 15m). The…

Driveway cracks and sealer
4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Driveway cracks and sealer

Thanks Stewie and Saint Mike.
I was here when the guys laid the driveway. No cement dust was used on the surface. The concrete mix was coloured all the way…

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Driveway cracks and sealer

Hi All
We had a new concrete driveway laid about 5 months ago. Coloured concrete 32mpa, 120mm thick, reo throughout with saw cuts every 3m approx. After it had cured for…

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Quick Bearer Span Question

Thanks everyone! Love this forum. I have found a product called Superlam which is a laminated hardwood product. It comes in 90x70 and is H3 treated.
Manufacturer recommends it for…

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Quick Bearer Span Question

Thanks Adam. The land slopes and clearance is less on one side. Also a double brick perimeter wall.
Hardwood 100x75 seems to be a dollar cheaper actually. Or I could double…

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Quick Bearer Span Question

G'Day - a quick bearer span question - appreciate any suggestions.
Deck on brick piers, 1m from the ground. I'm limited in height to 90mm bearers and 90mm joists.
Piers are…

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Deck Advice!

Thanks Wobbly1. Very useful info. I have nearly got my plan together and will start the job soon. Photos to follow!

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Deck Advice!

Hi Wobbly1 - thanks for the reply. I still want to go for the deck.
Any other takers? Would love some comments re timber size and pergola attachment.

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Deck Advice!

Hi There
Iā€™m planning my first deck & pergola and would love some help. Here are the questions I have ā€“ below are pictures and details that should help illustrate what…

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Wet Grout

Just a quick note to say we got the shower screen guy back in to remove and replace screen. On doing so we found a section he missed with the…

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Before & after photos - Kitchen to Bathroom

Hey there
Just want to say thanks for the advice I've got from this forum - it's been great. On our blog (link below) are before and after photos from our…

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4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Wet Grout

Hey Lex - thanks for your comments. We used Davco sanitized grout in grey #4. Have used it before without issue.
Any other ideas?

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Wet Grout

Hi Splashers - thanks for the reply.
I recessed the flange, so there is no lip. (Advice I got from this forum :) )
Do you…

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Wet Grout

Hi Mgilla - thanks for the reply.
The angle is 5-10mm above finished tile height and the shower screen track sits over it, and is silicone from the outside.
The…

4 years4 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Wet Grout

Hi there
I'd love some advice on this one. Completed the bathroom about a month ago and have been using it for the last two weeks. Some of the grout lines…

5 years5 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Driveway sealer issue

Thanks qebtel - yes, I know it's doing what it was designed to. But it seems most new, sealed driveways allow water to soak in.
Would you be worried about water…

5 years5 yearst_banningt_banning posted:
Driveway sealer issue

Hey guys. Sealed a new concrete driveway with Crommelin Diamond Coat. It looks beautiful but when it gets wet the water beads on the surface and is borderline slippery.
I know…

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