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    I would consider saving your nice timber for...

    I would consider saving your nice timber for another project and just use cheap structural pine and skin the face with ply or MDF that can get replaced when it is looking tired
  2. Thread: AEG Router?

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    To my knowledge AEG is exclusive to Bunnings

    To my knowledge AEG is exclusive to Bunnings
  3. Thread: builders bog

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    Yep, the flooring guys use oxide powder to tint it

    Yep, the flooring guys use oxide powder to tint it
  4. According to my local timber supplier the...

    According to my local timber supplier the majority of framing timber used on the east coast is imported mainly from Europe
    Our prices are are being pushed up because the USA is in a housing boom...
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    Thanks for the clarification on that and good to...

    Thanks for the clarification on that and good to know there is a reduction in emissions
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    Paul what I am basically asking is are we burning...

    Paul what I am basically asking is are we burning less coal with this solar and wind energy available now or does it consume the same amount of coal just keeping it running to meet peak load periods...
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    They work quite well and give a neat finish

    They work quite well and give a neat finish
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    So where do we stand with reducing greenhouse...

    So where do we stand with reducing greenhouse emissions with our current state of play?

    In summary as I understand it, we currently have a situation where we have renewables somewhat supplying /...
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    My initial thoughts were WRC too regardless the...

    My initial thoughts were WRC too
    regardless the panelling is most likely only 9 or 11mm thick as well
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    This ^^^ is the standard practice and works just...

    This ^^^ is the standard practice and works just fine
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    I just sharpened a set of new fatmax chisels last...

    I just sharpened a set of new fatmax chisels last week for an apprentice.
    They came up ok but I don’t expect them to be nearly as good as the old ones.

    The Marples from the 70’s were better than...
  12. What Riverbuilder said ^^^ You can get contact...

    What Riverbuilder said ^^^
    You can get contact adhesive in an aerosol can or a alternative cheap option is to buy the cheapest liquid nails at the big green shed and gun it onto the board and spread...
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    Good chance it was Thompson’s Waterseal , does...

    Good chance it was Thompson’s Waterseal , does that ring a bell?
  14. SOLD: I am tempted, mine is on its way out

    I am tempted, mine is on its way out
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    The floor finisher that did all our floor jobs...

    The floor finisher that did all our floor jobs uses a hybrid Tung oil / polyurethane product and it always looked mint
    Donít know what brand it was though
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    Is there a particular reason you want to use...

    Is there a particular reason you want to use turps and linseed oil over Tung oil?
    The tung oil gives a beautiful finish and is easily applied
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    Whilst your take on the banks might be true I...

    Whilst your take on the banks might be true I think it is a bit rich to criticise them for doing what basically everybody else does. They are a business and in it for the money just like every other...
  18. Fit the screen so that you have an acceptable...

    Fit the screen so that you have an acceptable margin on the wall, the variable gap on the floor can be either taken up with silicone or a U channel

    What normally happens is the opening is site...
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    The reason the gubberment doesnít make it...

    The reason the gubberment doesnít make it available free is because the gubberment doesnít own the standards
    Standards Australia is a company that is now listed on the stock exchange. Standards...
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    When I say FC ( fibre cement) I am referring to...

    When I say FC ( fibre cement) I am referring to fibro.
    I wasnt suggesting to remove the roof sheeting just battern out the underside and line with your preferred sheeting
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    9mm ply wonít span 900mm unsupported...

    9mm ply wonít span 900mm unsupported successfully. The other issue you have is you are still going to need to do a lot of framing to support the sheets as they will be 2400x 1200 unless you cut them...
  22. Thread: Stubborn screws

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    There is a good chance they have corroded...

    There is a good chance they have corroded themselves in and may need cutting. A standard pistol drill will not have the torque to remove them if they are stubborn. You can try a impact driver or 18v...
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    Bushmiller it is refreshing to get the no...

    Bushmiller it is refreshing to get the no nonsense state of play rather than the marketing hype and dribble from those with hidden agendas

    I appreciate your informative posts
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    I would of thought the main issue was that the...

    I would of thought the main issue was that the technology is not there to service our peak requirements which are normally the times that solar is not producing energy so they are trying to sell a...
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    If you are going to be using a pva style glue for...

    If you are going to be using a pva style glue for your joints there is little advantage in filling the wrong holes with epoxy as the PVA will not bond well to it anyway. I would probably just fill...
  26. I recently had a claim on my Polaris ATV which...

    I recently had a claim on my Polaris ATV which was insured for market value and they decided to write it off
    I managed to get an extra 15% over what they were going to pay by getting my own...
  27. I have some cars with Shannons and are cheaper ...

    I have some cars with Shannons and are cheaper than the rest but on other cars they were more expensive so it pays to shop around
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    Talking to the owner of a local timber yard today...

    Talking to the owner of a local timber yard today and he was saying that the building boom in the USA is pushing up our pine prices/ availability. Most of our T2 pine comes from Europe and the yanks...
  29. We have mandatory personnel insurance through our...

    We have mandatory personnel insurance through our CPT Green slip system that covers personal injury but not property or vehicles

    My young and dumb son didnít think he needed insurance when he...
  30. If you have insured it for an agreed value of 15k...

    If you have insured it for an agreed value of 15k or whatever they are not going to pay you market value be that 5k or 50k if that is what they currently sell for.

    If you are not happy with their...
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    If people would buy them they would make them it...

    If people would buy them they would make them it is that simple. They would make cars with square wheels if that is what the consumer wanted
    The reality is they are too expensive for the consumer...
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    They are not doing it for the planet they are...

    They are not doing it for the planet they are doing it for the dollar
    The benefits to the planet is just a bi product
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    Dulux trade stores carry Zinzer bleed stop but...

    Dulux trade stores carry Zinzer bleed stop but donít know about any of there other products
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    What sort of balcony construction is it, concrete...

    What sort of balcony construction is it, concrete or timber framed with FC sheet?

    The tiles and grout should have nothing to do with the leak and the problem is typically at the membrane ( if it...
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    I am not overly keen on Government funding for...

    I am not overly keen on Government funding for projects like that. Often it is just pitching a convincing story to extract funds from the public purse and it just gets gobbled up in a gravy train....
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    Looking at the size of the laminated pieces they...

    Looking at the size of the laminated pieces they now use and I assume they have streamlined the whole process it would be a cost driven exercise now.
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    I wouldnít hesitate to use them in that situation

    I wouldnít hesitate to use them in that situation
  38. The Tomcat ingredients will mean a very slow...

    The Tomcat ingredients will mean a very slow death not to mention the birds of prey and other animals that will die from ingesting the poisoned bird
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    Good advice from Lappa, you can also use...

    Good advice from Lappa, you can also use bondcrete or cemetik as a sealing agent but I think I would be using the Zinnser type products these days
    Sonetimes if the ceiling is in poor condition it...
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    The easiest way if you donít want to use a...

    The easiest way if you donít want to use a builders square or trigonometry is to first establish your tread and rise height
    Make sure you are using the rise measurement from the finished ground...
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    A simple calculation for an easygoing staircase...

    A simple calculation for an easygoing staircase is 2R + T = between 585 and 625
    An ideal rise (R) is 170 to 190mm and your corresponding tread(T) can be a figure that lands within the above formula ...
  42. With such a long run of boards be mindful of...

    With such a long run of boards be mindful of creep getting you out of square.
    Set out a square line in the most obvious area like say above the front entry and then mark some parallel lines say...
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    Nice job, complete with a standing seam copper...

    Nice job, complete with a standing seam copper roof too :cool:
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    Canít help you with any advice but will share a...

    Canít help you with any advice but will share a funny story

    My father in law has one of those small in ear aids and he fell asleep on the lounge while watching TV and eating peanuts. He later...
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    I know a similar caravan park situation on the...

    I know a similar caravan park situation on the ocean and they use a bore for general water and showers etc. The water has a very high mineral content and is hard on the plumbing fittings and tapware...
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    I have done a few but not the American barn...

    I have done a few but not the American barn style. I think you will find a scissor lift will do the job of frame erection and cladding on both styles regardless of size for the prefab units.

    I...
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    Out of curiosity, when the shed company said the...

    Out of curiosity, when the shed company said the barn style will be cheaper is that for supply only or installed as well?
    There is more work installing a barn style over a typical portal frame style...
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    Is the saving of the barn style shed enough to be...

    Is the saving of the barn style shed enough to be happy having smaller roller door openings and posts throughout your shed?
    Your bays may feel a bit narrow working on a car or caravan in them ??
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    The spacing of the members for sheds be they...

    The spacing of the members for sheds be they steel or timber is generally based on the maximum spacing the external sheeting will allow and suitable/ viable member sizes, as they are not designed to...
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    It may be different out your way, Cypress isnít...

    It may be different out your way, Cypress isnít readily available on the east coast of NSW and T2 pine is the standard framing material. 90x45 MGP10 pine runs out around $2.50/ m. And most frames are...
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