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  1. Thread: Shed build

    by DaveVman
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    Yes I have been warned by my local shed builder...

    Yes I have been warned by my local shed builder to never request a mezzanine. However he is very happy to provide an extremely large storage shelf. :whistling2:
  2. I'm amazed that some of you have so little dust...

    I'm amazed that some of you have so little dust that you would even contemplate have a computer with a fan in there. I'm also sadly reminded how poor my dust management in the shed is, that I would...
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    For a few years I was buying screws in small...

    For a few years I was buying screws in small packets as I needed them. Very, very gradually building a small collection. Occationally a whole box for something I knew I'd use. Then finally I ordered...
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    Very near me there is Trade Tools, more recently...

    Very near me there is Trade Tools, more recently Total Tools and now Sydney Tools. Prices are all clearly advertised and they compete online against others. So plently of competition.
    One thing...
  5. Thread: Tractor

    by DaveVman
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    Beautiful ute! Do you have a link where I can go...

    Beautiful ute! Do you have a link where I can go to learn more about it, rather than hijack this thread?
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    I keep some old screws and other fittings. But...

    I keep some old screws and other fittings. But not if they are pretty common, cheap quality or damaged or just a hassle. Or just because I can't be bothered walking to the rubbish bin. The older or...
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    Yes. You can get enough panels and inverter to...

    Yes. You can get enough panels and inverter to run an aircon.

    However Midnight is correct. I'm not off grid. I'm better off to get a solar system big enough to run everything in the property....
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    Yes I am with you about having as much plugged in...

    Yes I am with you about having as much plugged in and ready to go as possible. it makes a huge difference. Since I would only be running one machine at a time (excluding DC and air compressor) I...
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    Thanks for the suggestions of yellow tongue. I...

    Thanks for the suggestions of yellow tongue. I had not considered it due to the weight. However now I realise I haven't properly compared the weight with melamine.
    I think I would erect it...
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    You make a good point about the semi static...

    You make a good point about the semi static properties but is this is a big issue?

    I have found that melamine in bathrooms definitely has a limited life.

    Perhaps I am overthinking this. It...
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    MR Melamine lining in the long term

    I don't want to start yet another thread on the great shed panel lining discussion. But I thought I would start yet another thread on the great shed panel lining discussion. Sorry.
    I like the idea...
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    Was there any particular reason for putting in...

    Was there any particular reason for putting in the framing before the levelling and epoxy floor? I am thinking about doing something similar. However I was thinking of doing the levelling and epoxy...
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    Hey Midnight, I like that idea of running 4mm2...

    Hey Midnight, I like that idea of running 4mm2 cable but initially wring 10Amp outlets. Although the electrician might not be thrilled about having 15Amp min-breakers on circuits that are never going...
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    That sounds good. Anyone got pictures?

    That sounds good. Anyone got pictures?
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    Thank you for your detailed reply Bob. Very...

    Thank you for your detailed reply Bob. Very helpful. By running everything in conduit rather than behind panels I realise it is going to be expensive. So this cost will probably limit how many I can...
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    Electrical outlet allowance

    I am in a once in a life time situation to build my dream shed. it will be steel shed about 11m x 20m. There will be an office and the dust collector at the back, then about half will be for woodwork...
  17. I need to get in on this. I just never remember...

    I need to get in on this. I just never remember that it is actually on. I'm already in front of the TV trying not think at all by then. Which I find is the natural outcome of watching TV but I...
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    There is also a Festool Domino recall. Any brand...

    There is also a Festool Domino recall. Any brand new, hardly used, Festool Domino should be sent to my shed for long term investigation and trial. :rolleyes:
    It's a public service I provide out of...
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    I'm in QLD so it never gets cold. What we call...

    I'm in QLD so it never gets cold. What we call winter, other people would laugh at.
    We have 4 seasons;
    1. Spring. The weather is perfect. Best place in the world.
    2. Summer. Pant pant.
    3. Damn...
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    Brighton Homes Bronte. We extended it. I've...

    Brighton Homes Bronte. We extended it.
    I've just gone to McDonald Jones Bronte website and one of their variations looks very, very similar to what we are doing.
    Digging a bit further and now I...
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    Trailer, lawn mower etc, will go there until one...

    Trailer, lawn mower etc, will go there until one day I might have the budget to take on a classic car or a caravan project. Then the trailer, lawn mower can sit in the rain. ....oh errrr. I mean then...
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    The shed kit cost is a bit cheaper but the real...

    The shed kit cost is a bit cheaper but the real driver is that the erection costs are supposed to be cheaper. I need build quotes to verify this.

    The shed kit cost is a bit cheaper even though...
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    I love this idea. However I'll have to have a...

    I love this idea. However I'll have to have a chat with the concrete guy. I expect it would require a change to the slab.
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    ...hold my beer....

    ...hold my beer....
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    I have a had a chat with a couple of shed...

    I have a had a chat with a couple of shed suppliers. I must have got my wires crossed. If I have an American barn style then I have to have posts at 3.5m intervals lengthwise.
    Keep in mind that...
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    I had already thought about this last year....

    I had already thought about this last year. Having a 'light' crane would be super useful. But it's simple economics. A 1T rolling crane is a fraction of the whatever cost a fixed gantry would be. And...
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    I really like the RSJ crane idea. In my case, by...

    I really like the RSJ crane idea. In my case, by the time I leave a 4m side setback, then a 10.5m wide shed, I'm getting close to the house. So I'm limited to 3 bays, not much more than 3m wide each....
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    Thanks Malb. That is really helpful. The shed guy...

    Thanks Malb. That is really helpful. The shed guy did point out that the bays can be anywhere between 6m and 3m. However it could be that at 5m and 6m bays they have to use the heavier steel and thus...
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    Thanks Warb, that is exactly the kind of issue I...

    Thanks Warb, that is exactly the kind of issue I wanted to hear about. I have never done much with cars before but I am now getting really interested in classic cars and restoration. I'm going to set...
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    "an American barn style shed" refers to the...

    "an American barn style shed" refers to the architectural style in the second picture. It has nothing to do with geography.
    To clarify further, I am talking about steel sheds.

    It has 3 bays...
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    That is the ironic thing. And even after a few...

    That is the ironic thing. And even after a few life experiences like this I still end up collecting every scrap of wood bigger than a pencil.
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    Yeah! Where do they get that idea from?...

    Yeah! Where do they get that idea from? Absolutely mystifying.
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    American barn style?

    Has anyone got experience with using an American barn style shed? Particularly a large one?

    I have never had one. I don't recall even being inside one. However the shed company has pointed out...
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    Our planned house is large single story and it's...

    Our planned house is large single story and it's steel frame. I'm not sure what counts as a volume builder, because they are not the largest but they are project builders with a finishes display room...
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    I'm planning on having a large shed for my...

    I'm planning on having a large shed for my hobbies this year. My first preoccupation is trying to get it as large as possible. My second preoccupation is how hot and uncomfortable it will be in...
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    Just yesterday I heard of a company teaching how...

    Just yesterday I heard of a company teaching how to build your own timber frame barns in New Zealand and they say they will soon offer kit set barn frames (75m2 - 270m2) from their sawmill in Hawkes...
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    I bought some plastic draw sets from an ALDI...

    I bought some plastic draw sets from an ALDI special. But these are now all fill up and it's not like I can just walk down to ALDI and get some more matching ones. I think I will just live with it...
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    "the question at hand is what is an ideal...

    "the question at hand is what is an ideal setup/arrangement" - I think the ideal plan is to collect all the dust and eject it all over the 4th car space. When the car is not there, use this to...
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    I am in a similar boat. The erection cost is so...

    I am in a similar boat. The erection cost is so much that I'm wondering if I can do it myself. But I can't do the roof sheeting myself so that really scuttles the whole idea. The shed contractor did...
  40. Thread: Kiss

    by DaveVman
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    Kiss

    I needed to make 2 small half mortises for a project. I was thinking this would be the first real task for my trim router. Each time I went out to the shed, I looked at that and imagined how I'd have...
  41. Based on my extensive research on YouTube I can...

    Based on my extensive research on YouTube I can categorically say that it is both possible and desirable to install a V8 into absolutely anything. :cool:
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    If anyone is still looking at this thread, there...

    If anyone is still looking at this thread, there are now solar powered DC air conditioners. With either battery or hybrid to increase working hours. I have no idea how good they are. Just letting you...
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    Solar Air Conditioner

    Hi everyone! Has anyone got solar air-conditioning in their shed? I have not got pricing yet but I am looking into this.
    I'm not sure how I would get the air quality good enough to air-con the...
  44. A scythe!!! I'm tired and my back aches just just...

    A scythe!!! I'm tired and my back aches just just looking at a picture of it.

    Well done on the move.
  45. Thread: Diablo gone

    by DaveVman
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    The thing is, that if you buy from somewhere...

    The thing is, that if you buy from somewhere other than Bunnings, you get some service.
    Kreg stuff has been available in Total Tools for a while now. Plus the best pocket hole screws and Robertson...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Personally I can understand them not wanting to...

    Personally I can understand them not wanting to give out too much information until they have some patents in place. Even with patents, the patent system is so deeply flawed that this is little...
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    I have a stash of QLD Walnut. I was warned about...

    I have a stash of QLD Walnut. I was warned about it's high silica content and that is one reason I have not used it yet. I will eventually but it seems I will need to make sure I have spare blades...
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    Thank you to Phil and Double D and all who...

    Thank you to Phil and Double D and all who replied. Extremely helpful.
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    Wait, wait, wait! Back up here. SILENT air...

    Wait, wait, wait! Back up here. SILENT air compressor?
    Where do I sign up?
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