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  1. Thread: My shed leaks

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    How are the sheets connected at the pitch...

    How are the sheets connected at the pitch transition, do they just lap into each other or is there an under/ over flashing at the junction ?

    The leaves will definitely cause leaks if they allow...
  2. Thread: Aldi clamps

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    One of the local earthmoving swears by the Aldi...

    One of the local earthmoving swears by the Aldi socket sets, for the price he has a set in every piece of plant and said he hasn’t broken a socket yet.
  3. Pretty much any pump will do the job to transfer...

    Pretty much any pump will do the job to transfer the water from tank to tank. The question is how much water flow and head you need for your miners hut later.
    If you want cheap and cheerful the...
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    A structure of your era would of still been lime...

    A structure of your era would of still been lime mortar to the footings and the remedial work you had done would most likely been repointed in the same fashion.
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    Yes I understand that pollution will assist...

    Yes I understand that pollution will assist deterioration of a building over time but that is not going to give you hot spots of deterioration below the dampcourse like andrew29 is experiencing plus...
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    Did the “expert” tell you the car exhaust caused...

    Did the “expert” tell you the car exhaust caused the problem? It is usually weathering or rising damp
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    One point of difference is the Festool has a...

    One point of difference is the Festool has a riving knife , have not seen the Bosch unit though

    Resale value may be a point to consider for some too
    I bought the Festool and if I was buying...
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    I had a good look at the Makita track when I went...

    I had a good look at the Makita track when I went to buy an extra track for my Festool saw. Yes they do fit but you need to adjust the saw cams to take out a little bit of play as the channel is a...
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    There is no way I would be forking out Festool...

    There is no way I would be forking out Festool money for a Dewalt saw, get the Festool if you are prepared to spend that sort of money, it is the saw that the others are measured by.
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    In Bunnings today and saw a fair collection of...

    In Bunnings today and saw a fair collection of Bosch power tools both corded and cordless
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    It is not that they are pushing battery tools it...

    It is not that they are pushing battery tools it is more the tradies want the battery gear so they sell it. They make and sell what the majority of consumers want and battery gear is nearly always...
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    I still do all my drawings by hand. Nearly all...

    I still do all my drawings by hand.
    Nearly all the architects I am involved with do the same for conceptual drawings and only get put to CAD for construction or council submission

    Hand drawings...
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    So you have about 1000 to 1200 holes to drill, I...

    So you have about 1000 to 1200 holes to drill, I assume you have a rotary hammer drill and you will be drilling into the mortar so a fit person would easily do it in two days.
    If your back or knees...
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    Just another point to consider, the Stanley saw...

    Just another point to consider, the Stanley saw is quite a bit heavier than the Makita. Also I noticed on the site you linked they have the Hitachi saw which looks like a nice saw and it comes with...
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    You will struggle to find a tradesman with a...

    You will struggle to find a tradesman with a Stanley power tool, the reason you see Makita ones on gumtree is because they sell thousands and thousands of them, mostly to tradies and have been doing...
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    As an aside I recently make a number of trusses...

    As an aside
    I recently make a number of trusses out of F27 KD blackbutt and had to drill a couple of hundred 16mm holes 45 deep and the speedbors actually performed better in the hardwood than the...
  17. Not wanting to derail a thread but what type of...

    Not wanting to derail a thread but what type of linisher do you have?

    edit for autocorrect misspelled
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    Rather than contacting council just check on...

    Rather than contacting council just check on their website to see the rules/ restrictions for location of pool pumps and A/C units, if you comply with them I don’t see an issue down the track unless...
  19. I was just thinking the same, only ever done it...

    I was just thinking the same, only ever done it freehand
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    I think you will find most kitchen manufacturers...

    I think you will find most kitchen manufacturers base cupboards are only 560 to 580 deep. I would say the general reference for a 600 cupboard is to the bench top on it.
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    Bunnings can be like that for electrical cable as...

    Bunnings can be like that for electrical cable as well and sometimes sell it for less than trade discount from an electrical wholesaler. You get stung though on the ancillary bits if you don’t know...
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    The Festool RO150 is a much better tool than a...

    The Festool RO150 is a much better tool than a belt sander for removing stock plus will do finishing work. I have done a lot of blackbutt slab work and the Festool has been brilliant. It was...
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    LOL My young bloke spends a lot of time up the...

    LOL

    My young bloke spends a lot of time up the top end and complains about the cold here in southern NSW.

    There are a variety of heat pads you can get, here is one type I just googled for you ...
  24. On a bit of a side note, For a battery platform I...

    On a bit of a side note, For a battery platform I would choose either Makita or Milwaukee. They are by far the most popular with tradies and have the best range of accessories.
    Once started in a...
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    Nth Queensland cold?? I don’t think the...

    Nth Queensland cold??

    I don’t think the external insulation is going to change much, ply is already a good insulator. I would be looking more at the bedding and maybe a curtain door
    You could...
  26. In a workshop type environment I think air is...

    In a workshop type environment I think air is going to be best choice, the guns are much smaller and lighter and less to go wrong with them, plus they are cheaper.
    Battery and gas come into their...
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    I would be heading along the lines of what Ray...

    I would be heading along the lines of what Ray said.
    Aqua Check is not up to the task in showers without having a membrane over it. I only use it for splashback areas in kitchens. In bathrooms I...
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    Agree with Woodspirit I wouldn’t invest much...

    Agree with Woodspirit
    I wouldn’t invest much money in those sanders, perhaps grab some backing from Bunnings or Clarkrubber and glue it on. Bunnings has some there that you could cut to size that...
  29. It is almost a regression ( for want of a better...

    It is almost a regression ( for want of a better word) to return to micro economies so that you can be self sustainable , I don’t know how you put the genie back in the bottle.

    It will be...
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    Poll: That sounds like a newer version than my jamb tin...

    That sounds like a newer version than my jamb tin and string Mark II :q
  31. The reason all these Australian manufacturers...

    The reason all these Australian manufacturers moved offshore was because it was so difficult and expensive to do business here. Not intending on union bashing but they did make things extremely...
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    If you have no luck you can fix some cleats on a...

    If you have no luck you can fix some cleats on a board/ bench and use folding wedges
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    The easiest way will be to find something the...

    The easiest way will be to find something the shape you want and cast a female mould over it.
    If you can’t get a lid perhaps a rubber ball of suitable size and clamp it between two pieces of timber...
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    Hey Riverbuilder As everyone has said that is a...

    Hey Riverbuilder
    As everyone has said that is a cracker of a workbench :2tsup:

    Got me thinking about your location, how do you go with authorities for their staged inspections? Do you just pick...
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    That reminds me of my son making a little timber...

    That reminds me of my son making a little timber pistol with an elastic band that shot little darts made from bamboo skewers in my shop while I was working and I gave him a bit of a hard
    He took it...
  36. Well said, we need private investors in the...

    Well said, we need private investors in the market to provide rental accommodation for those who either choose not to or don’t have the ability to buy.

    When Keating abolished the negative gearing...
  37. Yes no doubt the big winners are the government...

    Yes no doubt the big winners are the government and the stamp duty collected
    My father in law was a real estate agent and I remember when they bought in the first homebuyers grant of 20k I think it...
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    Your builder may have arranged a Certifier that...

    Your builder may have arranged a Certifier that they are used to working with but they cannot legally engage them, you would of signed an agreement with the Certifier in the raft of documents you...
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    Sorry but I agree with Ray, it is a requirement...

    Sorry but I agree with Ray, it is a requirement of the Certifier to ensure the building is in the correct position as part of the slab inspection.The Certifier by law is engaged by the client, they...
  40. Thread: A bit different

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    Nice job he has done, a lot of hours involved but...

    Nice job he has done, a lot of hours involved but not a lot of $$ for a great outcome

    On a side note, dies anyone know where you can get those knock in type studs or rivets?
  41. I think any of those ACCC warnings are not worth...

    I think any of those ACCC warnings are not worth the breath spoken. We has seen it all before about fuel prices, gas prices, electricity prices. The truth is they are powerless to act and are just a...
  42. Doug3030 I don’t completely agree with you on the...

    Doug3030 I don’t completely agree with you on the values, I think it works the other way around.

    A products value goes on supply V demand be that it is paid for by money ,barter, pigs or...
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    I know of one project home built on the wrong...

    I know of one project home built on the wrong block. The negotiations with the block owner would of been interesting but didn’t hear the final outcome
    I suspect it was a clerical error not a...
  44. I think if you believe this you also believe in...

    I think if you believe this you also believe in the easter bunny. I get what they are saying when interest rates are so low but it is not always like that
    If it was that simple any third world...
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    aarrrh so your going to be one of those...

    aarrrh so your going to be one of those clients......builders love them. Every second day you would hear
    “ how come you are doing that? I read on the internet that you should be doing it this way”...
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    Check your CC documentation or with your...

    Check your CC documentation or with your Certifier as it will be a condition or a requirement of them if it is required
    Wont your builder be sorting all of this?
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    Arron your surveyor has done exactly what is...

    Arron your surveyor has done exactly what is required, they do not mark the corners because as soon as you start excavation for your piers they are lost so they do offsets that can be referenced...
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    As stated by others, neutral cure silicone is...

    As stated by others, neutral cure silicone is used to hang frameless glass mirrors to walls in most new homes and you need to smash them to get them off or if you are lucky can cut them off with...
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    Yes if we didnít have the Ruby balls up the...

    Yes if we didnít have the Ruby balls up the numbers would be even more impressive.

    It still amazes me that that happened :doh:
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    I think the statistics beg to differ, the...

    I think the statistics beg to differ, the infection rate has remained under control and the loss of life has been minimal which I believe was always the target.
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