These were the last tiles to be drilled and wouldn't you know it the drill bit snapped in the last hole! I was really lucky as I was able to pull the broken part back out with a pair of long nose pliers. The shelf is made in Spain and supplied by Reece Plumbing. We found the style really matched the frame less shower screen fittings perfectly.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
These aren't easy to get right....Tip: Try to mount it to something secure like the house frame or they will sag and ruin the whole effect. It took me a few goes to get it right and even then I had run some packing tape under the lower edge of the shelf mount to act us a shim and prevent sagging.
Posted by Charlie at 9:22 PM
The beginning of the end! No it's not the end of the world just the final phase of our hardscaping. The guys from Eden Earthworks are going to be with us for the next few weeks doing rock walls, steps and planter boxes to complete all the hardscaping.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Over the last fortnight I've been slowly installing some LED strip lighting under the kick panel of the kitchen cupboards. The strips I bought from Hong Kong are waterproof but didn't come with an adhesive backing and it took a while to settle on the best solution for gluing it under the benches as double sided tape wouldn't stick to the strip lighting. The final result was obtained by using white bathroom silicon. Since I've taken this picture 3 LED's in a block have failed which means I'll have to replace the whole strip....not happy! TIP: I suspect the failure was caused by over handling as in showing too many people how it worked and what it looked like.
I'll be adding a dimmer as the stuff is very bright at full voltage and the effect will be turned off and on by wireless remote. I'll post more info and pictures as I progress.
I've added some deck lights to the perimeter of the outdoor area. These are wooden deck lights which have been sunk into the slab by getting it core cut by a professional...well worth the $150. What he did in half an hour would have taken me a day and also the cost of a core bit. Still in the process of wiring it up in conduit etc.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Posted by Charlie at 10:01 AM
Monday, May 2, 2011
Yes unbelievably they (Boral) are proposing to build a quarry right in the middle of 3 modern housing estates and the pristine Tallebudgera Valley. On top of that it appears corporate/political cronyism is alive and well in Queensland with the Bligh government calling it a significant project.
We need your help to stop this project in it's tracks and if your a Queensland resident you can help by following the link above to sign the Queensland Parliament E-Petition.
Posted by Charlie at 2:13 PM