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MikeTNZ
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Electrician that enjoys working with steel, wood, electronics equipment and other stuff in my spare time. I just love designing and building things.
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MikeTNZ
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These days, we have so much to choose from as far as timber goes.Back in the day, it used to be merely MDF board, which was OK, unless it got wet and ...

MikeTNZ
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a month ago

@Razzer,So you made all the drawers and stuff for this project?Even if you didn't, that is a really solid effort.I like how it turned out. Cheers,Mike ...

MikeTNZ
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a month ago

Nah,Good on you Red,And don't get me wrong, you can only advise people to do the right thing.It's tough around things like wiring, I've been an Electr ...

MikeTNZ
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a month ago

@Sugar Generally ceiling fans are run off a lighting circuit, as in the 10A breaker, (4 from the left).I hate to think what's in behind that panel, it ...

MikeTNZ
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a month ago

Prof,I totally disagree with this idea,Any resistor you put in the circuit will dissipate the lost energy as heat, this would require at least 10-20Wa ...

MikeTNZ
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@redracer01 Sorry,Are you serious?I wouldn't use trunking unless I really HAD to, it just looks the person that did the install couldn't find a better ...

MikeTNZ
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a month ago

Hi @Sugar ,As an Electrician, unless you want exposed capping, like redracer01 suggested, the wiring is going to have to go inside the walls.Is this a ...

MikeTNZ
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Hi PeterOZ,Personally as an Electrician, I wouldn't bother using Fluorescent fittings anymore.The parts are harder to get, we just throw a new LED bat ...

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Razzer
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July

Yes I used the NON structural formply for the draws and ply for the draw bases. The draw fronts are MDF with 2 coats of High build spray putty, sanded ...

Razzer
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Here is a build that I did in my garage. It is made mainly out of 18mm MDF. I have attached a before and after photo. The vertical draws are to hold 1 ...

Prof
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November

Thanks for the warning Mike...I found that Hager switch on eBay..so probably not the best place to buy it from if there's been false copies of their s ...

Jackson
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March 2016

@RenoQueen - I'd say yay, but I'd go for something different. Have you seen the pop-up powerboards that you install in the top of your bench? It'll me ...

Bunnings Team Member MitchellMc
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November

Many thanks for your contribution to the discussion @MikeTNZ. I completely agree that securing a wall-mounted television to studs is the preferred met ...

andarm
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February

Be aware that grey water must be used within 24 hours (at least in Victoria) if it is stored (as suggested above). If not used in that time, it must b ...

cadsman
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Community Manager Jason
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December 2019

Hey @MikeTNZ, There's a similar discussion going on at the moment here - https://www.workshop.com.au/t5/Living-and-Bedroom/Some-help-with-what-to-do ...

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MikeTNZ
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These days, we have so much to choose from as far as timber goes.Back in the day, it used to be merely MDF board, which was OK, unless it got wet and ...

MikeTNZ
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3 replies
a month ago

@Razzer,So you made all the drawers and stuff for this project?Even if you didn't, that is a really solid effort.I like how it turned out. Cheers,Mike ...

MikeTNZ
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a month ago

Nah,Good on you Red,And don't get me wrong, you can only advise people to do the right thing.It's tough around things like wiring, I've been an Electr ...

MikeTNZ
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1 reply
a month ago

Prof,I totally disagree with this idea,Any resistor you put in the circuit will dissipate the lost energy as heat, this would require at least 10-20Wa ...

MikeTNZ
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a month ago

Hi @Sugar ,As an Electrician, unless you want exposed capping, like redracer01 suggested, the wiring is going to have to go inside the walls.Is this a ...

MikeTNZ
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a month ago

Hi PeterOZ,Personally as an Electrician, I wouldn't bother using Fluorescent fittings anymore.The parts are harder to get, we just throw a new LED bat ...

MikeTNZ
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a month ago

Hi there @markmarshall, I would have thought that "swept Y" sections pointing towards the dust extraction unit would be more effective, as opposed to ...

MikeTNZ
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a month ago

All good Prof,Oddly enough, I went to a house fire the other night (I'm a volunteer Station Officer) and the guy had bought some gear and rewired his ...

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