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  1. Sorry that what I meant sell $20 as a potential...

    Sorry that what I meant sell $20 as a potential birth bath project.
  2. I'd Googled it before posting and its all too...

    I'd Googled it before posting and its all too confusing.
    Now I'm thinking I'll remove them and sell on cheaply and use the other as a bird bath.

    For my internet I have the Telstra NetGear wi-fi...
  3. What are satellite dish's used for?

    Wondering does anyone know what these Satellite dishes are used for?

    I bought a house and on either side of the roof is one of these dishes.

    There's no TV antenna mount on the house so maybe...
  4. We've decided one of the 3hp Sawstop contractor...

    We've decided one of the 3hp Sawstop contractor saw benches is the way to go and am going to buy ours at the start of August.

    So far using some of the timber I've made a raised deck for a...
  5. Yep it's cypress pine and 10 lengths of hardwood.

    Yep it's cypress pine and 10 lengths of hardwood.
  6. Forgot the quote thingy

    Forgot the quote thingy
  7. 2nd February and after this photo I cut the...

    2nd February and after this photo I cut the excess off the gal post and slapped on a gal cap.



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  8. How to extract water from a water tank

    I have a 60 year old cottage and I'm wanting to replace the well rusted corrugated galvanised iron tank and I already have a 10,000L poly tank from my mine claim but the water inlet is 150mm too high...
  9. My understanding about the council water line is...

    My understanding about the council water line is that they own all the lines from there main line even if its in my yard and today I find out that I own what's in my yard even the water meter.
    ...
  10. I bought the house back in April 2021 and this...

    I bought the house back in April 2021 and this evening I took a look at the real-estate sales advertisement and I must have forgotten all about the house not having a landline service, having one...
  11. Thanks for the help guys and while out riding...

    Thanks for the help guys and while out riding this morning I see others on the same line has done exactly the same.

    Disconnect, roll up the cable and wire it to the pole beside the road.

    This...
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    Yes we had the system at the Government...

    Yes we had the system at the Government organisation I retired from, a brilliant system so the maintenance officer and the CEO can have a master key and everyone else a separate key to there office...
  13. Does a telephone line have an electrical current?

    On Friday I have a couple of 20ft shipping containers being delivered to my house block and the 100 meter telephone line that comes from the telephone pole down to the house hangs 8 feet from the...
  14. How to remove a gal bung from a brass fitting.

    I'm wanting to put a vandal proof tap into a brass fitting on the front water line on my property that belongs to the local Council and I can't unscrew the gal bung and am wondering if anyone might...
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    Thanks and yep I love keyed alike. Every door and...

    Thanks and yep I love keyed alike. Every door and padlock at the house and mine will now be keyed alike.
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    Type of door lock

    I'm going about replacing 3 door on our outback Qld cottageand would like to replace the locks and have 1 key to open everything.

    Would anyone know what this type of door lock is called.

    I can...
  17. How far down from the top?

    How far down from the top?
  18. Bar Chairs at what height for a 100mm slab

    Hi Folks, I'm in the process of boxing up a slab area for a 10 x 4m carport and I have Googled the question and it recommends 65mm for the height of the reinforcing mesh.
    The slab is to be 100mm...
  19. Thanks for the help guys, much appreciated.

    Thanks for the help guys, much appreciated.
  20. No mate, I have the nasty cancer and have good...

    No mate, I have the nasty cancer and have good and bad days and after the last lot of treatment it seems more bad than good but hey this is only a bump in the road and the Doctors are saying its not...
  21. Hi Elan, I haven't bought the table saw yet I'm...

    Hi Elan, I haven't bought the table saw yet I'm only looking online at what is available at this stage and what I have found is without spending thousands getting one to cut to a depth of 150mm isn't...
  22. Deleted reply, me forgot to add the quote.

    Deleted reply, me forgot to add the quote.
  23. 15 amp generator, electricity lead issue.

    I recently bought a Peter Lister 8kva petrol generator for when we lose power during the summer storms and I've run into an issue regarding the 15 amp electricity lead.

    The 15 amp plug end of the...
  24. No idea, I cut a foot off the end and its...

    No idea, I cut a foot off the end and its hardish. The old guy next door thought maybe it Cypress.
  25. Sounds good, I'll go buy the new Dux Radiant...

    Sounds good, I'll go buy the new Dux Radiant Proflow 125L and have the plumber out here connect it up to the existing pipework.
  26. I had the timber delivered today using a tilt...

    I had the timber delivered today using a tilt tray truck and for a crazy cheap price of $220.00

    I'm going to cut most of them in half using my compound mitre saw and some I'd like to cut down the...
  27. Radiant 129L hot water heater leaking

    I recently purchased an old cottage and it has a Radiant 125A118 125L hot water heater that's working perfectly but it has some rusty looking water leaking from behind the electrical part as in...
  28. 6 months ago I bought a cottage with a granny...

    6 months ago I bought a cottage with a granny flat that was built in 1968 and I plan to replace 5 door frames and 7 window frames. Not because I really need to but just because I want to. Next up is...
  29. Good news I got 10 - 6.5m lengths of 140 x 50 and...

    Good news I got 10 - 6.5m lengths of 140 x 50 and 37 - 6.5m lengths of 140 x 50 for $2004.00 and now to hire a 6m flat bed truck with a hydraulic crane for $340.00 to collect the timber.
  30. Thanks for the information guys and so far 60...

    Thanks for the information guys and so far 60 lengths are at $1600 with a day remaining so I'm going to go autobid for $5,000.
  31. I to Google Butt Pine and I too can't find any...

    I to Google Butt Pine and I too can't find any mention of the timber so I'd say maybe its Blackbutt Hardwood.

    As for where it comes from there's no mention of that.

    It's just sawn used timber.
  32. Auction price for 150mm x 40mm x 6.5M used Butt Pine

    There's an upcoming auction in my area and I'd like to bid on 60- 6.5M lengths of 150mm x 40mm used Butt Pine and am wondering what kind of price per length would be okay to pay.

    For a comparison...
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    Thanks for the help guys and no the nearest...

    Thanks for the help guys and no the nearest readymix is 160klms away and the transport costs are crazy so while in the city yesterday I bought a Wel-Bilt 4 cubic foot mixer and got the Honda petrol...
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    Concreting calculations

    Hi Guys, I'm looking to buy a 1/2 decent cement mixer instead of hiring one because at our new property I'd like a couple of 7 x 4m slabs and footings concreted and I'm trying to work out whether a 4...
  35. Shipping container roof minimum pitch

    Hi Guys, I have a pair of the 20 foot shipping containers and would like to build a steel roof over the containers which will be 6 meters apart.
    I'm wondering for rain runoff and water collection is...
  36. What's this box called on top of an electric motor.

    Wondering does anyone know what the technical name is for the black box on top of this electric motor.

    While I was welding up a frame for an overhead winch the motor took a tumble and has buggered...
  37. Thanks for the information

    Thanks for the information guys, much appreciated, I'm going to go with a decent no problems Davey pump and the 2 x 3,000L tank outlets will be at the same height as the taps in the hut.
    I'll have...
  38. How to pump water between 2 tanks, type of pump and size

    Hi Folks, I need to transfer rain water between 4 tanks and am wondering what would be a suitable pump and the size to go about this.

    The tanks that has the water in them are old well rusted...
  39. Building a deck costs - timer posts, frame and decking verses metal and timber

    I'm going to build a 6x4m raised garage floor/deck and am wondering before going off and getting quotes on a wooden verses steel deck with timber slats what do folks think would be the cheapest...
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    I took a cut into the end of the doors and...

    I took a cut into the end of the doors and surprise, surprise theirs no damage to either side. Now to glue on the new end timber and nail into place.
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    Hi Ian, I was hoping to use both sections once...

    Hi Ian, I was hoping to use both sections once cut. We use the same doors at work and they have honeycomb type cardboard inside. What the hell I'll take a cut into the 1/4 section and see what the...
  42. Update and Leo's passing : (

    02.11.19 Update - Carpet on the steps worked really well, the steps and concrete at 12 had to only be 25 degrees.

    23.10.19 - Sadly Leo went over the rainbow, he was a 14 year old Bull Terrier.
    ...
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    Cutting a hollow door

    Anyone had any experience cutting through hollow doors.
    I have 2 hollow doors that's been doweled and glued together to make a large RC plane hobby table and in 6 weeks were moving to the beach for...
  44. Thanks for the suggestions and this morning I...

    Thanks for the suggestions and this morning I purchased 5 of the woolen carpet samples and went about fastening them tightly onto the steps. I’m also going to erect a temporary shade tarp over the...
  45. Thanks for the suggestion but live in outback...

    Thanks for the suggestion but live in outback Australia and no store like that here but do have a carpet place. When you did your steps what product from Clarke’s rubber Di you use?
  46. A suitable covering for hot wooden steps

    Has anyone had this issue, our dog is 14 and lost most of his sight but still gets around okay.
    The outside wooden steps during our 40 degrees days get very hot and now that he canít run up the...
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    Thanks guys so A it is, the shed is only for...

    Thanks guys so A it is, the shed is only for workshop storage stuff until the next 6 cooler months when we'll setup the workshop shed which will need the council approval.
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    29.08.19 - Update: ended up going with the...

    29.08.19 - Update: ended up going with the easiest option and that was mounting the rail directly into the posts in the wall.
    The uprights are not directly across from the other wall but close...
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    Thanks for the suggestions, love the lathe idea...

    Thanks for the suggestions, love the lathe idea so I went and purchased a second hand wood working lathe and made some nice hardwood handles and Araldited them onto the shafts along with a metal pin...
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    Roof height measurement

    Is there anyone in the know about what the councils mean about a shed roof height. We allowed 2.4 meters and wondering would the standards be 2.4 from the slab to the pointy part of the roof or from...
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