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    A mix of 5:1 gives a working time of about 1.5...

    A mix of 5:1 gives a working time of about 1.5 hrs before you have to wet it up again with water depending on ambient temperature. You can use CLEAR Bycol to prolong this
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    It is lime mortar. Use yellow brickies and white...

    It is lime mortar.
    Use yellow brickies and white brickies sand mixed approx 1/3 yellow to 2/3 white sand and standard off white cement at 5:1 ratio (5 sand, 1 cement) You may have to play with the...
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    This is stunning

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  4. Thread: Burr in blue

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    Stunning!!! :2tsup:x10

    Stunning!!! :2tsup:x10
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    :2tsup: x 10++

    :2tsup: x 10++
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    Interesting, would like to see the house and...

    Interesting, would like to see the house and finished stairs. He is obviously a high end builder
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    Hey Matt, nothing wrong with that at all, makes...

    Hey Matt, nothing wrong with that at all, makes perfect sense, 5/16 mm is factory speak for machine malfunction and/or my mistake :rolleyes:
  8. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome. You are now on a very slippery slope,...

    Welcome.
    You are now on a very slippery slope, as you get more confident and proficient, then the 'need this tool's syndrome' attacks you 'so I can do this next project', its a never ending quest...
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    If someone wants a quick 5 min sketch, I do on...

    If someone wants a quick 5 min sketch, I do on what ever is available, paper, off cut, sheet material but then I do the finished drawing in CAD.
    At tech when I was an apprentice, I consistently got...
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    :2tsup: x 10

    :2tsup: x 10
  11. Thread: Floor lamp

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    :2tsup: x 10

    :2tsup: x 10
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    Granddaughter needs help

    My eldest granddaughter is doing a major project for her HSC and needs some Rubber Wood.
    Naturally anyone in the central west has virtually no-one to purchase from so anyone know of any timber...
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    You have given me an idea, thank you

    You have given me an idea, thank you
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    Appears to be back to normal..........at the...

    Appears to be back to normal..........at the moment..........fingers crossed
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    Then there are those who have weathered recent...

    Then there are those who have weathered recent storms ~drought, fire, covid19, unemployment, what's the next storm'
    Yes, we are all experiencing various aspects of the storm but lets be supportive...
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    Getting slower and ssslllooowwweeerrr and...

    Getting slower and ssslllooowwweeerrr and zzzzzzzzzz
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    Ok, from the last photo it looked like...

    Ok, from the last photo it looked like villaboard, my bad :-
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    Good news, clean well with either acetone or...

    Good news, clean well with either acetone or powerful bleach to kill any mould spores, leave for 48 hrs to air and then use preferred method of repair from those suggested.
    Tha'ts not aquacheck, it...
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    Beardy is correct, aqua check is recommended to...

    Beardy is correct, aqua check is recommended to be used as splash back base for tiles although indications are your house could have been built late 80's up to late 90's but I could be wrong.
    Are...
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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but its a...

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news but its a fools errand to try and repair that, water has been getting behind there for some time and I will almost guarantee that there is significant damage to...
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    Some gooduns there

    Some gooduns there
  22. Yes, you are repeating what has been made obvious...

    Yes, you are repeating what has been made obvious especially in hindsight of covid, now work on the HOW, join the dots with tangible, quantifiable strategies and structure. Its very easy to recognise...
  23. Its not about putting the genie back in the...

    Its not about putting the genie back in the bottle, its about be self sufficient when things go pear shaped and we have to rely on our OWN SOVEREIGNTY and self sufficiency all be it at a reduced...
  24. So far the majority of comments have revolved...

    So far the majority of comments have revolved around what we used to do well before and the why we went OS.
    BUT, thinking caps on, what DO WE DO NOW and HOW. Identify the needs, what are the...
  25. Put your thinking caps on how you would deal with these scenarios

    In your discussions, please do not play politics, the scenarios are beyond politics because when push comes to shove, its about servival
    Think of coronavirus as a test run: Australian military...
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    Russian

    Russian
  27. At the end of the day you are borrowing from...

    At the end of the day you are borrowing from yourself
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    Have to admire an artisan

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    .Fibre board trimming plane. The 2 V notches are...

    .Fibre board trimming plane. The 2 V notches are to allow access to the screws holding the blade. The adjustable fence allows for different size chamfers. The blade is mounted at an angle to allow...
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    Bladder is in the unit on top of the pump where...

    Bladder is in the unit on top of the pump where the power leads are attached. The spring will be in the barrel piece from the made body of the control unit. Also check the points on the pressure...
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    There will be a rubber air bladder that operates...

    There will be a rubber air bladder that operates the pressure relay switch that turns the pump on and off, These usually have a spring in the bladder housing that has an adjustment screw to adjust...
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    Any leather supplier, more common in saddles and...

    Any leather supplier, more common in saddles and bridles
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    The position of the house with offset from...

    The position of the house with offset from boundaries will be on the site plan of the signed contract. The builder is not obliged to provide any more set out detail other than that on the plans...
  34. Out of curiosity, I looked in downloads and there...

    Out of curiosity, I looked in downloads and there it is, B#@g%$erd why it came up with those error messages...... oh I know, MS W10 of coarse :rolleyes:
  35. Thread: Getting old

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    If I knew what I know now when I was 20, I...

    If I knew what I know now when I was 20, I wouldn't have half the aches and pains, etc
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    A bit different

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  37. m using Firefox on windows copied link into new...

    m using Firefox on windows copied link into new tab, no go :(
  38. 404 - File or directory not found. The resource...

    404 - File or directory not found. The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

    This is what I get from your link !!!!!
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    Link still doesn't work
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    Your link doesn't work
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    A bit of nastalga

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    Another case was a company I had just started...

    Another case was a company I had just started with and it was 3 weeks before completion of a townhouse development at Blacktown that backed onto the main western rail line.
    The works as executed...
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    Some years ago when I was supervising for a...

    Some years ago when I was supervising for a project builder had a job that backed onto a reserve. House was peged, concreter starts and because there was a reasonable amount of fill at the back of...
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    Try surveying in an underground mine..........

    Try surveying in an underground mine..........
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    :2tsup:x 10

    :2tsup:x 10
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    I got home very late one night, my wife duly...

    I got home very late one night, my wife duly informed me the roast was in the fridge and the salad in the oven..... I was never late again :rolleyes:
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    Blue Hills on ABC at start of Country Hour

    Blue Hills on ABC at start of Country Hour
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    Ok everyone, pay attention, there will be an exam...

    Ok everyone, pay attention, there will be an exam at the end of this lesson.
    After contracts are signed, the builder organises surveyor to do pegout and as has been noted above OFFSET pegs are...
  49. Thread: Hi everyone

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    Welcome to the forum, we're a mad mob here, its...

    Welcome to the forum, we're a mad mob here, its what keeps us sane
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    Jason and the Argonauts was another one. ...

    Jason and the Argonauts was another one.
    Listening to the cricket on the ABC with the (now admitted to) fake sounds of contact between bat and ball and crowd response (canned sound effects)
    2GB...
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