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    It is a very simple job for an electrician to...

    It is a very simple job for an electrician to bring the power down next to one of your support posts and enter the roof either down at the gutter line or through a decktight on the roof face. A very...
  2. Thread: Damper

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    Done in a camp oven on a fire is even better :)

    Done in a camp oven on a fire is even better :)
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    You could use a wax or oil so that they keep...

    You could use a wax or oil so that they keep their natural feel but won’t fingerprint up when handled
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    Gday Bob, I had the same issue on a new house I...

    Gday Bob, I had the same issue on a new house I built and could not stop the flickering
    Fortunately I purchased them through an Australian supplier and they couldn’t offer a solution either and...
  5. If you are searching in the same region on land...

    If you are searching in the same region on land that is subject to cultural burning and the adjacent area that is not and you can note a difference in wildlife populations I think that is a...
  6. I agree with you wholeheartedly that it is better...

    I agree with you wholeheartedly that it is better than the devastating uncontrolled fires we have been experiencing, I was just pointing out that it is not without its issues as well , not to...
  7. If you search for reptiles in an area that is...

    If you search for reptiles in an area that is regularly culturally burnt they are not as prolific as other areas
  8. They may be from the same parent company but they...

    They may be from the same parent company but they are far superior product made for the professional user whereas their Ryobi range is for the handyman
  9. Does anyone know the difference between cultural...

    Does anyone know the difference between cultural burning and any other back burning operation?

    The wildlife gets effected and or dies just the same.
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    A couple of suggestions See what your local...

    A couple of suggestions
    See what your local timber yard has laying around, they may have some exotic timbers in small pieces or keep an eye on the forum as there is often timber for sale and...
  12. Agree 100%, much better not to have them. I was...

    Agree 100%, much better not to have them.
    I was in our local Green Shed yesterday and there was no less than 20 pallets of generators and fire pumps lined up, many with their pay and pickup receipt...
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    Those eBay bits will do the job you are after,...

    Those eBay bits will do the job you are after, Cheap and cheerful
    Bunnings has some equivalent cheapies as well
  14. Bushfire is a bit like a war, there are those...

    Bushfire is a bit like a war, there are those who’s world is turned upside down and yet makes the world go around for others.
    A lot of work and commerce is generated as a result
  15. I don’t know but I know South Australia monitor...

    I don’t know but I know South Australia monitor and open and close their outback roads due to inclement weather via satellite observations
  16. They could probably do this via satellite these...

    They could probably do this via satellite these days I would of thought?
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    If you are looking for the Alucabond type...

    If you are looking for the Alucabond type material have a chat to some of the sign making or acrylic supply companies as well
  18. Thread: Summer nats

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    And yet it is ok to play cricket? You can’t pick...

    And yet it is ok to play cricket? You can’t pick and choose what is ok in these circumstances on the basis of your own prejudices. You could say we should ban smoking because it is adding to the poor...
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    Yes so far so good, I was concerned last night of...

    Yes so far so good, I was concerned last night of potential spot fires coming off that southerly change but fortunately we didnít receive any.
    If you are in the fires path there isnít much you can...
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    back in the day you used to wipe a nail under...

    back in the day you used to wipe a nail under your armpit ( or cheeks of your bum :q) before driving it into hardwood
    With screws I kept a bit of wax or soap in my nail bag or you can use your...
  21. You do need to fine tune the adjustment to get it...

    You do need to fine tune the adjustment to get it cutting square out of the box and that will take you 10-15 minutes but it doesn’t need to be done again for some time
    If you can spring the extra...
  22. Jarrod I have two of the Makita drop saws you...

    Jarrod I have two of the Makita drop saws you referenced and they are fine for the most part. A quality blade makes all the difference with accuracy. The cheaper blades walk and flex which gives you...
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    Bernmc , what sort of bit holder are you using...

    Bernmc , what sort of bit holder are you using with those screw tips?

    I am not recommending this brand as don’t think I have used them before but I find this style of bit handles the torque jolts...
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    I have mixed feelings on it all, where do you...

    I have mixed feelings on it all, where do you draw the line as to what is appropriate? Should there be no celebration for NYE because of the fire tragedy? I guess people respond differently to...
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    What are you driving them in with and what style...

    What are you driving them in with and what style of tip and bit holder are you using? If the tips are shattering they might be getting too much jarring torque than they can handle
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    You really need better screws and not Phillips...

    You really need better screws and not Phillips head.
    The best I have used are the Wurth branded ones, I fitted a lot of ironbark cladding and used 15,000 screws and they were great. They have a...
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    I am a professional user and I think is about...

    I am a professional user and I think is about having the right tool for the job. Some items it is a Festool others Makita or Bosch do the job just fine
    The problem is without experience it is hard...
  28. Thread: polli publicity

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    The trouble is Woodpixel the ones before them and...

    The trouble is Woodpixel the ones before them and no doubt the ones to follow are no better
  29. Thread: polli publicity

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    I am not a fan and pretty disappointed with his...

    I am not a fan and pretty disappointed with his announcement.
    It is all fine for him to do it for public servants and then say I hope other businesses follow suite, sure you will get some of the...
  30. Thread: polli publicity

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    Yes I agree that it is strange that it was done...

    Yes I agree that it is strange that it was done on the sly, I am sure there was nothing sinister going on but it is a bad PR experience that probably didn’t need to be that way
  31. Thread: polli publicity

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    I think some want him to come home and stop the...

    I think some want him to come home and stop the global warming so the fires go out :p

    But yes I agree he is of no benefit to the job at hand, it could be construed as uncaring by some but no doubt...
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    Are you wanting to use bagged premix concrete or...

    Are you wanting to use bagged premix concrete or mix the raw materials yourself?

    If mixing yourself any brand of type A or Builders cement will be fine in grey or off white. You can also get pure...
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    The flip side of that is that OH&S has made...

    The flip side of that is that OH&S has made people stupid. When I was an apprentice on a construction site everyone was “street smart” and would be aware of their surroundings and potential dangers...
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    Calling it laziness is one way to look at it The...

    Calling it laziness is one way to look at it
    The other is quality of life is much better than the rat race style existence in Sydney etc
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    That is a fair point, we have seen in the past...

    That is a fair point, we have seen in the past pollies elected because they were in a Rock band or liked a beer or their sporting merits.
    You wouldn’t select your accountant or lawyer on that...
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    I have the Makita equivalent of the Dewalt saw...

    I have the Makita equivalent of the Dewalt saw you are referring to. The Dewalt one looks to be a much better featured saw than my Makita one but still think they are not the right saw for what you...
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    N.S.W. Hit the pictures button accidentally :C

    Hit the pictures button accidentally :C
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    Lots of brands to choose from depending on your...

    Lots of brands to choose from depending on your budget but maybe consider the 12v range rather than 18v as they are a bit smaller and lighter
    Makita and Milwaukee are the two favoured brands in...
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    N.S.W. I will take a set thanks as well

    I will take a set thanks as well
  40. You don’t need to take any specific precautions...

    You don’t need to take any specific precautions for finishing over the screw, keep in mind that an untreated steel nail would often be used in this situation so you already have a superior protection...
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    I have a lot of there gear and also have found...

    I have a lot of there gear and also have found them very quick with their redemption item delivery, never received the hat and other goodies though.
    Earlier this year I bought a Bosch laser and you...
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    Most of the designers and architects I have dealt...

    Most of the designers and architects I have dealt with still do them by hand on paper and tracing paper and don’t go over to CAD until they have developed the concept to a point of adding the finer...
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    I don’t really think they are related to Makita...

    I don’t really think they are related to Makita manufactured product. It is easy for them to clone a product and manufacture it. Just look at the fake brand name sunglasses, running shoes, handbags,...
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    If you only want it to break down sheets I can’t...

    If you only want it to break down sheets I can’t see why it wouldn’t do the job but as Handyjack said, if funds are tight you could easily make a track sled for your existing saw to do the job.
    I...
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    I bought one of these a week ago. I have used it...

    I bought one of these a week ago. I have used it for about 8 hours running time with no issues although I have only had a bearing round over bit in it.
    i also have the 18v Makita version which is...
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    The term was called scrimming and was only used...

    The term was called scrimming and was only used with the old fibrous plaster which is quite heavy compared to modern plasterboard

    there is no call for it these days with modern adhesives
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    My experience is the same, I am logged in also....

    My experience is the same, I am logged in also. The pages don’t load up properly as you scroll down and it runs slower
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    I have been using WRC weatherboards and they are...

    I have been using WRC weatherboards and they are all from Canada
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    Cutek oil is great, it seems to penetrate deeply...

    Cutek oil is great, it seems to penetrate deeply and you don’t get a surface build up

    I would be looking at a product other than what HN is selling, you don’t really know what you are getting...
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    Beautiful work, I particularly enjoyed how you...

    Beautiful work, I particularly enjoyed how you made the wheels

    I have a bit of a soft spot for log skidders. Several years ago I took a day off work to go 4wding in the bush and ended up stuck at...
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