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    I'm 69 years old and things are changing way too...

    I'm 69 years old and things are changing way too fast for me now. I could have another 15-20 years in me yet, and I'm not really looking forward to it. I'll leave it at that lest I start to rant.
  2. Thank you all so much for your input, it is...

    Thank you all so much for your input, it is really appreciated. I showed my wife your ideas and she was amazed that so many "strangers" were will in to help, but that is what this forum has always...
  3. Thank you everyone for your suggestions, they...

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions, they have given me a lot of food for thought as to how I may approach this project.
  4. Dust extraction,but not for woodworking

    My wife enjoys her hobby of art, and one of the mediums she uses is pastels which she really enjoys and gets good results from. Unfortunately unfortunately the pastels create enough dust to give her...
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    Yes Ian, the doors open fully. Probably the last...

    Yes Ian, the doors open fully. Probably the last thing that I'll do is go around and give all the doors and drawers a final adjustment.
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    I'm in the process of fitting the overhead...

    I'm in the process of fitting the overhead cupboards, just waiting on the rangehood to arrive so I can finish it off.

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    Yes DJ, that's the area I'm talking about. ...

    Yes DJ, that's the area I'm talking about.




    Thanks for the feedback gentlemen, I'll take it under advisement. SWMBO will have the final say you undestand :D.
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    I'm tossing up as to whether or not to tile the...

    I'm tossing up as to whether or not to tile the wall adjacent to the breakfast bar. There were tiles there before, I just don't know if their necessary or not.
    Thoughts please.
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    Final dry fitting of the base cabinets, just to...

    Final dry fitting of the base cabinets, just to make sure everything fits and the benchtops come together before everything gets screwed down.

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    The new plumbing looks so much neater than the...

    The new plumbing looks so much neater than the original. No need for a separate hot water inlet for the dishwasher.

    These images should show things a bit more clearly Ian.
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    Thanks for the suggestion Beardy. I just asked...

    Thanks for the suggestion Beardy. I just asked the plumber (he's here now) and he said to put in a 90 deg bend and run the pipe under the kicker. The reason I was going to use the 2 45's was to allow...
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    I've been treading water (pun intended) for the...

    I've been treading water (pun intended) for the last couple of days waiting on a plumber to come over and move the water outlets over to the right. Because the sink and dishwasher are going to be...
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    The kitchen turned up late this arvo. A quick...

    The kitchen turned up late this arvo. A quick setup to check where everything goes. Also decided to remove pelmet and cornice.

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    Sorry RB, I quoted the wrong post. I meant to...

    Sorry RB, I quoted the wrong post.

    I meant to quote this one
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    Call me paranoid/over cautious, but I just spent...

    Call me paranoid/over cautious, but I just spent a small fortune getting other dodgy wiring that was done by the previous owner fixed. If we were ever to have a fire in the house the insurance...
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    Thank you all for the input so far, it has been...

    Thank you all for the input so far, it has been greatly appreciated.
    In past kitchen reno's I have always struggled with connecting the sink to the waste pipe. For some reason there never seems to...
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    1. & 2. The pelmet and cornice work is going to...

    1. & 2. The pelmet and cornice work is going to be replaced.
    3. Not sure what you mean by having to disconnect power to the ensuite. The power will be isolated at the mains while electrical work is...
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    Interesting to see you have a gas cooktop, I have...

    Interesting to see you have a gas cooktop, I have been told that you can't use acrylic splashbacks behind a gas cooktop.


    Splashbacks and gas

    Most installation requirements relating to...
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    Day 3. Old kitchen all gone and ready to start...

    Day 3.
    Old kitchen all gone and ready to start installing the new kitchen tomorrow.
    Found out today that because I have a gas cooktop only glass or tiles are permitted for use as splashback...
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    From the Bunnies website: More sizes and...

    From the Bunnies website:



    More sizes and colours available through Special Orders

    Contemporary high gloss finish
    Scratch resistant and repairable
    Custom colours available
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    The project manager (SWMBO) would prefer a larger...

    The project manager (SWMBO) would prefer a larger tile, her reasoning is that there would be less grout to clean. Who am I to argue :rolleyes:.
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    Thanks for the feedback Rob. If I do settle on...

    Thanks for the feedback Rob. If I do settle on tiles I would like to use the largest tiles practical, less grouting and less cutting, IMHO.
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    I'm having a day off the tools today, but I would...

    I'm having a day off the tools today, but I would like to get some feedback on whether to use tiles for the splashback, or use an acrylic splashback. I'm sure there are pros and cons for both...
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    That's the backside of the DPP in the ensuite. ...

    That's the backside of the DPP in the ensuite.

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    No doorway Ian.
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    Funny how the terminology differs between the two...

    Funny how the terminology differs between the two countries. We call it plaster, or plasterboard. Sometimes referred to as Gryrock, brand name.
    No, one layer only, not sure which pic you are...
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    I'm guessing that's not a good thing. Funny...

    I'm guessing that's not a good thing.

    Funny you should mention it, the wall you're seeing is one of the bathroom walls. Bathroom reno is somewhere in the distant future.
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    Day 2. From what I'm seeing now that the plaster...

    Day 2.
    From what I'm seeing now that the plaster has been removed I'm guessing that these are not the original cupboards, or appliances. Eighteen months ago when I replaced the wall oven and cooktop...
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    Thanks DJ, the like notification came through on...

    Thanks DJ, the like notification came through on both Firefox and Waterfox. I've been having other issues with Firefox since their latest update, looks like time for a change.
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    Thanks DJ for looking on to this. I just tried a...

    Thanks DJ for looking on to this.
    I just tried a different browser - Waterfox - and I can multi-quote. A little tick appears when I click the multi-quote button, this does not happen when I use...
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    Thanks for the quick response DJ. Here is a...

    Thanks for the quick response DJ.

    Here is a screenshot of my current settings, as you can see I have not disabled notifications.

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    I have tried using the multi-quote button as you...
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    Two questions

    I am subscribed to this thread but I am not receiving notifications of replies, or likes. I do receive email notifications.

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    How do I do a multi-quote?
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    Already had this in mind Ian :).

    Already had this in mind Ian :).
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    Thanks for the tips Rob. I'll look into the...

    Thanks for the tips Rob. I'll look into the possibility of using a cement sheet, however I'll probably just use plasterboard as it's easier to work with. As for the vinyl tiles I will be tiling up to...
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    Day one. So far there have been no nasty...

    Day one.

    So far there have been no nasty surprises or unexpected difficulties, but this is only day one :D.

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    Thanks Skew. I must admit the job of finishing...

    Thanks Skew. I must admit the job of finishing above the wall cabinets is a concern, hopefully I have come to the right place for advice :fingerscrossed:.
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    Thank you for the timely response Ian, much...

    Thank you for the timely response Ian, much appreciated
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    Where do I start - Kitchen Reno

    I'm doing a kitchen reno and would appreciate some pointers on the best way to go about it. I'll be ripping out all the existing cupboards and replacing them with new ones. I will be extending the...
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    I sat and watched my Peter Green Splinter Group...

    I sat and watched my Peter Green Splinter Group live DVD last night, and his music will be on high rotation on my iPod for the next few days.
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    R.I.P. Peter Green

    I was deeply saddened when I heard on tonight's news that Peter Green had passed away. He had a very hard life due to substance abuse issues, but I was lucky enough to see him perform at The Prince...
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    Anyone heard of "autroliner.com"

    Bitdefender keeps popping up with this message. I did a search for autroliner.com and got zero results.

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    You've done well Ern. Small birds are so twitchy...

    You've done well Ern. Small birds are so twitchy and nervous, very difficult to achieve a good image.
  42. Yes Brad, I purchased all my gear at Centrecom in...

    Yes Brad, I purchased all my gear at Centrecom in store, and as I said in my earlier comment the service was first class. I realise that not everyone can shop "in store" for different reasons, but I...
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    Thanks all for your timely responses. I never...

    Thanks all for your timely responses. I never click on the links in emails from sources I don't know. I very rarely receive spam, or hoax emails.
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    What would you do with this email?

    There's no way I'm clicking on the Manage and Cancel Subscription link. Do I just ignore it, or report it, if so to who?

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    Let me know if you need a "how to". It shouldn't...

    Let me know if you need a "how to". It shouldn't matter which browser you use.
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    G'day Ern, have not seen you on here for ages....

    G'day Ern, have not seen you on here for ages. You have some nice images there. You know that you can load them full size to the forum?

    Like this

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    Off to Bunnings today to purchase the required...

    Off to Bunnings today to purchase the required goods for the repair.
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    No worries Ray, not always easy to identify...

    No worries Ray, not always easy to identify materials from a photo. Thanks for all your input.
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    Not villaboard mate, definitely plaster. ...

    Not villaboard mate, definitely plaster.

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    I don't think villaboard writes like chalk on concrete, but I could be wrong. :)
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    A couple more photo's to give you all a better...

    A couple more photo's to give you all a better idea of what's going on.
    No signs of rot, or termites. No mud either :)

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