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yeah thats giving me some more ideas. if you can...

yeah thats giving me some more ideas. if you can post them pics somewhere that would be even better.
thanks.
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steps in erecting a metal carport? whats the correct way?

i have been told a few different thing about how to erect a metal carport. im using 65x65 posts and 15 C Section beams. the carport is attached to the house and measures 5m wide and 19 metres long....
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so if i was using #2 doug fir/Larch, 2x8, i can...

so if i was using #2 doug fir/Larch, 2x8, i can space the joists around 12'7 apart?? whats with the top row, the 12"oc, 16"oc and 24" oc?? thats whats confusing me the most.
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how to work out joist and bearer spacing and size in decks?

i dont under stand these beam span charts, can anyone tell me how they work??

im gonna build a deck 12 metres long and 4.8 metres wide and i cant work out how far apart the bearers and joists and...
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ok cool, i will ask the supplier i think and see...

ok cool, i will ask the supplier i think and see what they say.

also, what is overfinishing??
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cool thanks, looks good. but a few more...

cool thanks, looks good. but a few more questions, my slab will be about 8-10cm thick, how long can you work with concrete in a 20 degree celcius overcast day before its not really workable any...
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how do i pour a concrete slab?

i need to lay a rectangle concrete slab to put a garden shed on. this slab will be 2 metres wide and 3.5 metres long. problem is it is down the back of my house behind an existing shed and has a...
04-01-07, 02:52 PM
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ok cool, time to consult an australian...

ok cool, time to consult an australian electrician i think.
03-30-07, 06:50 AM
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Australia. this is the gate motor is at...

Australia.
this is the gate motor is at http://www.ata-aust.com.au/shop/?fuseaction=info&id=62&i=4&ct_id=75
1 phase i think, 240 volts, 50hz with a 24volt 150VA transformer inside it that can be...
03-30-07, 12:06 AM
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what type of conduit and what voltage to run through it?

I have a front gate i want to automate with an electric motor. i also want to put a doorbell at the front gate as well as a electromagnetic lock.
it is 15 metres from the house to the gate, i will...
01-18-07, 12:32 AM
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yeah thats not a bad idea, anyone else got any...

yeah thats not a bad idea, anyone else got any other suggestions?
01-08-07, 05:08 PM
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broken roof beam, do i need to worry??

i have a broken beam in the roof that has been like this since we have owned the house, a few years and hasnt moved or got worse, im wondering if there is any problem with it like it is or does it...
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plaster. ...

plaster. ...
12-31-06, 04:22 PM
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to arrest water hammer

to arrest water hammer
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thats what i did, several layers of thin coats of...

thats what i did, several layers of thin coats of jointing compound, i never had any spackle and couldnt be bothered going out to egt any so i used jointing compound again, and it worked.
also,...
12-31-06, 03:23 AM
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Sound Solution water hammer arrester any good?

i can get my hands on a Sound Solution water hammer arrester model 10664 and im wondering if anyone can tell me if this is a good brand and model or to forget about it?
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i normally fix external water leaks by taking it...

i normally fix external water leaks by taking it out the back, making sure the area is that leaks is dry, getting inside, close doors and windows and get up under the dash and take parts out if...
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i never heard of crown mouldings, i wish they...

i never heard of crown mouldings, i wish they would use standard names across the world, would makes things so much easier for everyone. i think i will paint it the same colour as ceiling like the...
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shouldnt be too hard, not knowing these american...

shouldnt be too hard, not knowing these american engines, i guess its just a valve with a pipe coming out of it from a rocker cover or inlet manifold. or maybe its like the commodore here in...
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as far as i know, cornice is on the interior of...

as far as i know, cornice is on the interior of every home in the corner of the walls on the roof. i dunno where else its located but thats where mine is.
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what colour is cornice normally painted?

do you normally paint cornice the roof white like the roof or something different?
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cool, i will fix them up. and "bog" is probably...

cool, i will fix them up. and "bog" is probably australian slang if you dont know what it means, it means to patch the wall using a filler of some sort.
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how much imperfections does paint fill up? how long it take to dry?

2 questions, first, i have bogged my walls and sanded flat but i have lots of these small little pinhead size holes in the bog, do all these have to be removed or will the paint fill them up and they...
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