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Jun
13
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
20
awarded  Yearling
Dec
14
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
14
answered Should I be concerned about the repair to a ceiling after water damage?
Nov
17
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.
Nov
9
awarded  Editor
Nov
9
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
6
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.
Nov
6
asked What are the pros and cons of UV window film?
Aug
17
accepted Is 90mm x 45mm a metric 4x2?
Aug
16
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.
Aug
16
asked Is 90mm x 45mm a metric 4x2?
Aug
7
answered Using a boulder wall as an 8' retaining wall (Dallas area)
Jun
9
accepted How to cut curved legs for a table
Jun
8
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.
Jun
8
asked How to cut curved legs for a table
May
30
accepted How to promote garden drainage?
May
27
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.
May
27
answered Are solar panels cost-effective?