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07-24-15, 06:37 AM
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Posted By GPSJane

Ok, don't worry. I figured out that the thing is...

Ok, don't worry. I figured out that the thing is made in China and only purchased by American companies. But it is actually rated at 300V so can be used here.

For future reference, a piece of...
07-24-15, 04:33 AM
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Views: 694
Posted By GPSJane

Yes, this is why I am asking this. I gather...

Yes, this is why I am asking this.

I gather that, yes, the gauge and current are related but is there no standard for insulation? Just because it is sold in America for use with 110V does not mean...
07-24-15, 02:58 AM
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Posted By GPSJane

14-guage Wire for 220 Volt?

Does anyone know if I can use 14-gauge wire for 220 volt? Is the insulation standard or maybe variable?

There are 2 14-gauge wires inside a plastic sheath on a product designed to be used in...
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Views: 1,135
Posted By GPSJane

Thanks for the replies. I was being exaggerative,...

Thanks for the replies. I was being exaggerative, but by 'fell off' I meant that something came off with the paint in sheets. It was a traumatic experience. Whatever was behind the paint was powdery...
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Posted By GPSJane

Thanks for the reply. The reason we're being so...

Thanks for the reply. The reason we're being so careful is that the last guy messed this up so badly, our walls fell off. We have been very careful to use all the correct products correctly all along...
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Posted By GPSJane

What paint and what primer to use?

Hi all, please help.

I need to paint my newly rhinolited bathroom and I need some advice very quickly because I need to finish this up.

The walls were rhinolited (gypsum plaster) fairly well...
08-26-13, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,703
Posted By GPSJane

Ok, I know what you mean. Gyproc also has smooth...

Ok, I know what you mean. Gyproc also has smooth stuff called RhinoGlide. It comes in powder form. It does not get floated the same. I hope I can get it smooth with no lines..

I'm a bit worried...
08-25-13, 04:31 PM
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Views: 4,703
Posted By GPSJane

Oh cool. What is joint compound made of? I wonder...

Oh cool. What is joint compound made of? I wonder what it is called here. These gouges are not so very deep, will they really fill up ok?

This is what we managed to do;
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08-25-13, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,703
Posted By GPSJane

Rhinolite not finished properly

Hello all. The guy we hired to do this job did not really know what he was doing so I fired him before he could do too much damage. Because we could not find anyone to do this we decided to do it...
06-20-13, 01:47 PM
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Views: 4,703
Posted By GPSJane

I don't really know what those are but it sounds...

I don't really know what those are but it sounds like Portland refers to normal lime cement and Keenes to gypsum, correct? Rhinolite is gypsum but not necessarily harder than cement.

As far as I...
02-16-13, 02:58 PM
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Views: 4,703
Posted By GPSJane

Our house is plastered with rough plaster but I...

Our house is plastered with rough plaster but I think cement plaster is the usual thing here, not gypsum. We don't use drywall like you do though, most of our houses our brick and plaster. We just...
02-16-13, 07:04 AM
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Views: 4,703
Posted By GPSJane

Oh and do we use a metal trowel or that rubber...

Oh and do we use a metal trowel or that rubber foam one?
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Views: 2,971
Posted By GPSJane

Yes but it's such a pity that the only good work...

Yes but it's such a pity that the only good work round here is done by us :(
02-16-13, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,703
Posted By GPSJane

Oh thanks. So one other question. I gather it's...

Oh thanks. So one other question. I gather it's actually a bad idea to have rhinolite in the bathroom as evidenced by our little problem. Will using plaster primer and enamel protect it well enough?
02-15-13, 07:29 PM
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Views: 4,703
Posted By GPSJane

Ok well I have roughly 18 sq m which is 193 sq...

Ok well I have roughly 18 sq m which is 193 sq feet (is that right? seems like a high number).

The stuff that's coming off is maybe 1mm at absolute most (1/25 inch) and some is thinner, which is...
02-15-13, 04:10 PM
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Views: 4,703
Posted By GPSJane

Repairing rhinolited wall

Hi all

I have a problem with the rhinolite finish in my bathroom. Recently the basin that was siliconed onto the wall (don't get me started on that though) pulled off the wall taking some...
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Views: 2,971
Posted By GPSJane

Ok cool. That is CreteStone here. The only thing...

Ok cool. That is CreteStone here. The only thing I have found that might be different is an acrylic-based wall skimming product.

I am not sure we are skilled enough to get this right not to...
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Views: 7,023
Posted By GPSJane

It doesn't sound like a good idea. Based on my...

It doesn't sound like a good idea. Based on my experience with my own bathroom you should use real primer, which is not water based.

You can use thinned water based (latex) paints on fresh plaster...
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Posted By GPSJane

Oh didn't see this, what is joint compound?

Oh didn't see this, what is joint compound?
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Views: 2,971
Posted By GPSJane

Ok so after further inspection (2 square meters...

Ok so after further inspection (2 square meters later) I realised that a layer of plaster was coming off! It is the rhinolite that the guy used to smooth finish my walls. He also did not use plaster...
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Views: 2,971
Posted By GPSJane

Repairing a contractor's shoddy job! Grrr

I once had this complete idiot in to do various jobs in my house. Everything he touched has fallen apart.

The latest in the line of problems is that the basin fell off the wall because the moron...
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