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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Yearling
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comment What material should be used behind a sink and range in the kitchen?
Check your local building regulations. According to Australia building regulations, you must have a fire-resistant wall next to your cook top. When we had ours installed, they simply cut out the plaster to a width of a metre behind the cooktop and added the special plaster board. The splashback was then installed over this.
Dec
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answered Should I be concerned about the repair to a ceiling after water damage?
Nov
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comment Securing our roof against possums
Solution: we tried various things to get rid of our possum, even trapping and dumping a decent distance away. It came back. Eventually, we just contacted a professional possum removalist and it was dealt within in a hour. He found the hole, blocked it and put a one-way door for the animals (yep, plural) to get out. Cost $400 but at least it is now dealt with.
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awarded  Editor
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revised How is pre-wiring done for motion sensors / alarm system in new construction?
Fixed hall switches to reed switches
Nov
9
answered How is pre-wiring done for motion sensors / alarm system in new construction?
Nov
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comment What are the pros and cons of UV window film?
@ChrisF - presumably they filter both UV and IR. That is just a guess. One product (windowenergysolutions.com.au/why_use_film1.html) claims 80% heat and 99% UV blockage.
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asked What are the pros and cons of UV window film?
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accepted Is 90mm x 45mm a metric 4x2?
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comment Is 90mm x 45mm a metric 4x2?
90x35 is also available - that would be closer to the 89x38mm you've quoted above. I dare say 90x45 is more useful since it maintains the 2:1 ratio.
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asked Is 90mm x 45mm a metric 4x2?
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answered Using a boulder wall as an 8' retaining wall (Dallas area)
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accepted How to cut curved legs for a table
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comment How to cut curved legs for a table
Will a bandsaw cope with hardwood? I'm not sure what wood it is since the doors are about 90years old but they are damn heavy - I'm guessing Tasmanian Oak.
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asked How to cut curved legs for a table
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accepted How to promote garden drainage?
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comment Securing our roof against possums
Followup: tried putting the cat in the roof - no difference. Useless cat. The next thing I'll try is putting some cat scat on the roof near the power line where the possum is coming across.