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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
  6. 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 ...
  10. 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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    I agree with you Chris, for the most part the...

    I agree with you Chris, for the most part the steel sheds are false economy if you are doing extensive fit outs and linings like most do with sheds here. By building internal stud walls and lining...
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    Absolutely Apart from not being able to source...

    Absolutely
    Apart from not being able to source materials at as good a price in most cases the inexperienced will usually do things out of sequence and inefficiently which doesnít matter if it is...
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    Ross have you had much experience in pouring such...

    Ross have you had much experience in pouring such a big slab? Can you use a troweling machine and freehand with a screed ?
    A job like that I would form and steel it and then pay a Concretor to...
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    Ross Most shed companies have contractors they...

    Ross
    Most shed companies have contractors they can put you in touch with to erect the shed.
    I wouldnít go mixing up who is sheeting the walls with a different trade doing the roof as they all get...
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    You should have no issues getting 133mm finish...

    You should have no issues getting 133mm finish wide decking boards in either 19 or 21mm thick depending on supplier.
    You can also look at Borals range of F27 structural hardwood at you local timber...
  24. Have done some exteriors of buildings with...

    Have done some exteriors of buildings with Tallowood and ironbark cladding and then coated with Cutek and left to silver off
    Clear Wood Coating | CD50 Timber Protection Oil | Cutek

    I also have...
  25. Thread: Electric planer

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    Having service and spares local is a big plus...

    Having service and spares local is a big plus although apart from blades there is unlikely a need for anything anyway on both brands
    With any tool I think it is very important that they feel right...
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    What Ross said or if you do want a timber floor...

    What Ross said or if you do want a timber floor start with a 19mm thick battern at the highest part of the floor and then use thicker batterns as the fall permits you to use. 70 x 35 or 45 on flat...
  27. My 2 cents coming from a tradesman and a business...

    My 2 cents coming from a tradesman and a business owner who has taken on a number of apprentices over the years

    Firstly
    If you donít like your current career get out of it and do something...
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    I think now is a great time to get into a little...

    I think now is a great time to get into a little business like that, if you have the right product to sell for the environment you are operating in.

    There is plenty of money around at the moment,...
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    That is good, you can apply a waterproof membrane...

    That is good, you can apply a waterproof membrane over the area that will withstand hydrostatic pressure as a safeguard before laying the floor. There may well not be a plastic underlay under the...
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    If there is a dampness/ water issue with the...

    If there is a dampness/ water issue with the floor you are asking for trouble laying a timber floor over it.
    The likes of Platon Stop are not designed to deal with a waterproofing issue but...
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    My preference has moved from silicone to a...

    My preference has moved from silicone to a Polyurethane like Sikaflex 11FC. Mainly because any excess can be removed from timber and it wonít effect any finishes you plan to use like silicone does
  32. Thread: I'm Sorry, but

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    I often think similar with some of the candidates...

    I often think similar with some of the candidates hanging around here at the pointy end of our political arena :~
    Is it just a reflection on how stupid and easily lead ( mislead) the general...
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    These look like a nice version How to Make...

    These look like a nice version

    How to Make Money Woodworking & Adirondack Chair Detailed Build - YouTube
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    if you can get away with it why not. At first...

    if you can get away with it why not. At first when I read the label I thought the item had already been sold and the piece of timber was what it was displayed on, then the penny dropped.......
    I...
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    This is what you want to do if you can get away...

    This is what you want to do if you can get away with it ,
    gift wrap firewood and call it a cake stand with a ridiculous price on it.($280.00) :oo: There was another one a little bit bigger that was...
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    Pine There is a trend to use it for stud...

    Pine
    There is a trend to use it for stud framing as well, it is pretty heavy by comparison though to just pine
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    Not much hardwood used in frames anymore, the...

    Not much hardwood used in frames anymore, the plywood beams you are referring to are referred to as LVL. Laminated Veneered Lumber. A very good product
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    I have been buying packs of stick pine for...

    I have been buying packs of stick pine for framing and it has come from Europe
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    There is actually a shortage of Australian...

    There is actually a shortage of Australian hardwoods at the moment as the fires has taken much of the stock.
    Pretty much all of our house framing timber is imported too.
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    Have a look at some of the composite boards they...

    Have a look at some of the composite boards they use on boat fitouts
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    Donít know about Parfix but if you are looking...

    Donít know about Parfix but if you are looking for a 11FC substitute look for a local Soudalflex retailer. Their product is excellent and half the price. I have used boxes of the stuff
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED Iím in

    Iím in
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    Havenít done it myself but you could stand them...

    Havenít done it myself but you could stand them up in molasses for a couple of days and then clean them up from there
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    Either ask the dealer to fit one or just go to a...

    Either ask the dealer to fit one or just go to a reputable installer and have one fitted. It has no bearing on your warranty other than if the accessory you had fitted caused the issue you are...
  45. Thread: Midnight's Shed

    by Beardy
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    I am no electrician but apart from any code...

    I am no electrician but apart from any code requirements how would it matter if they were 15 or 10 amp outlets?
    The circuit breaker can only react to the load so it will all come down to the load...
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    I recently did a number of blackbutt layups...

    I recently did a number of blackbutt layups including a breakfast bar 4.5m long with waterfall end and used Sika pva and didnít have any issues with staining but yes it does mark up easily against...
  47. H and F do a neat mobile gantry at a very...

    H and F do a neat mobile gantry at a very reasonable price and it has a 1 t capacity
  48. Thread: Pole chain saw

    by Beardy
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    That is the blower and line trimmer I have. ...

    That is the blower and line trimmer I have.
    That is a good deal as a package, there is $300 worth of batteries there alone plus the dual charger

    I only bought the trimmer as a skin as I already...
  49. Thread: Pole chain saw

    by Beardy
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    Just a general point to consider for those...

    Just a general point to consider for those contemplating a purchase.
    Regardless what brand you are looking at consider also there is no or minimal ongoing costs of servicing compared to the petrol...
  50. Thread: Pole chain saw

    by Beardy
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    Good you asked as I was just about to edit my...

    Good you asked as I was just about to edit my post but will clarify here . I am talking about the 2x18v units.
    I also have the 18v blower but it is more like a powerful hair dry than a proper...
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