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Rfennell
Rfennell
13 February

Soft close drawer

Soft close drawer

Ok i’ll Give it another go tomorrow, thanks for your tips

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Rfennell
Feb 13, 2019 10:43 pm
Sergey
Sergey
8 February

Post leaking shower checks

Post leaking shower checks

Hello Since my house was built in 2010 I must have…

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Sergey
Feb 08, 2019 6:05 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
8 February

Walling over windows

Walling over windows

The only issue with your plan is that the weep holes at the bottom of the fixed window and in the sliding tracks need to be allowed to drain. You can leave the glass in place.

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ECOECO
Feb 08, 2019 12:55 pm
ECOECO

Prospec Electrical team is dedicated to providing the high-quality…

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prospecelectrical
Feb 07, 2019 4:44 pm
prospecelectrical
chippy
chippy
3 February

White set coat

White set coat

White set should always have an oil based sealer applied before anything, this seals and bonds the white set. Then undercoat, fill, sand, touch up undercoat and two coats…

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chippy
Feb 03, 2019 2:24 am
chippy
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capow
Jan 27, 2019 10:24 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
26 January

Back floodlight

Back floodlight

My advice would be to call in an electrician. Mucking around with electricity is never a good idea unless you are trained and competent.

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arcadelt
Jan 26, 2019 9:17 pm
TrickyMickyD
TrickyMickyD
20 January

Decent vacuum cleaner

Decent vacuum cleaner

If you're going cordless apparently the higher the voltage the better suction, Dyson and LG seem to be the flagship jobs but around $350 and up. You can get a Nilfisk…

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TrickyMickyD
Jan 20, 2019 7:47 am
Ziddy
Ziddy
17 January

Leaking shed help?

Leaking shed help?

The best and cheapest alternative is aluminium composite paneling. Usually concrete structures in the course of time can become victim to weathering. But these panels can…

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Ziddy
Jan 17, 2019 10:39 pm

Hi all, as you can see in the photos I have a nail (or maybe some other type of fixing) slowly working it's way out of my living room ceiling. You can see the same thing…

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BootShapedMcNugget
Jan 15, 2019 10:54 pm
Allycat63
Allycat63
15 January

Removing window panels for cleaning

Removing window panels for cleaning

Sorry ... just new to this website. I know you were. I was just commenting on the removal of pop rivets which had been mentioned.

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Allycat63
Jan 15, 2019 2:19 pm

Hello All, First time participating on this forum which looks like an excellent resource for reciprocal support, looking forward to contributing. We have a lingering…

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Cellular
Jan 10, 2019 2:53 pm
seano
seano
5 January

Brackets for a blinds fell out of Ceiling

Brackets for a blinds fell out of Ceiling

Definitely should be fixed to a stud or frame. The spaghetti anchor that was used previously isn't great at the best of times. You may get away with a hollow wall…

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seano
Jan 05, 2019 8:28 am
chippy
chippy
29 December 2018

DIY help

DIY help

On the inside of the hinge where the two arms come together (the large round part) there is a hex head bolt (I think it's 5mm by memory) just tighten this a quarter turn…

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chippy
Dec 29, 2018 5:11 pm
chippy

Hi all I am.wanting to install two timber floating shelves in my kitchen, one above another. First one just above where the splashback tiles finish. It's only about…

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cbarre
Dec 29, 2018 4:26 pm
buffalicious
buffalicious
22 December 2018

plasterbord advice

plasterbord advice

Hi, I have popped plasterboard to my outdoor studio and after much research on installing the plasterboard I realised that I made a mistake with installing it. My issue…

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buffalicious
Dec 22, 2018 5:43 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
15 December 2018

Need advice - almost finished my deck!

Need advice - almost finished my deck!

OK, or what it’s worth my decking boards are attached to my steel frame using self-tapping screws, but with square driver holes. I suggest that longer self-tapping…

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arcadelt
Dec 15, 2018 5:08 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
13 December 2018

Water leak through window frame

Water leak through window frame

First thing is to take the blind down so it doesn’t get damaged, and anything else under the leak that is getting wet. Unless there is a leak from a pipe in the wall…

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arcadelt
Dec 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Ronsha
Ronsha
13 December 2018

Kemgrout haze, left too long on porcelain tiles

Kemgrout haze, left too long on porcelain tiles

If just a haze try car cutting compound. Tape the grout area apply compound to the haze and hand buff. Once done.. Wipe with detergent as tile will be slippery.

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Ronsha
Dec 13, 2018 2:31 pm
24HR Plumb Solutions
24HR Plumb Solutions
29 November 2018

Help removing tap nozzle / aerator

Help removing tap nozzle / aerator

Going on the picture it looks as if it is a female aerator and may screw off under the groove section in the photo. I usually use a thin bit of rubber like an outlet…

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24HR Plumb Solutions
Nov 29, 2018 10:10 pm
24HR Plumb Solutions
Merve
Merve
18 November 2018

Oil stain on deck

Oil stain on deck

Firstly full disclosure that i am a complete nuffy when it comes to DIY. I have managed to leave several integrain exterior ultraclear stains on my merbau deck when…

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Merve
Nov 18, 2018 5:34 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
17 November 2018

rain water tank not filling

rain water tank not filling

Just came across this thread, this is a late answer and the OP is probably long gone but here goes. Is any water at all going down the downpipe? It would be extremely…

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SaveH2O
Nov 17, 2018 9:38 am
SaveH2O

Hi, Recently bought a late 50s, clinker-brick style house in Melbourne. I took down some plasterboard on the ceiling and the paint was just peeling off. I think some of…

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PhilnMara
Nov 06, 2018 5:55 pm
building-expert
building-expert
22 October 2018

Skirting boards pulling away from wall and floor tiles

Skirting boards pulling away from wall and floor tiles

You need to engage a very experienced building consultant to assess what is happening with your home and to do forensic on whether the builder has followed approved drawings.

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building-expert
Oct 22, 2018 9:30 am
building-expert

Hi, I’ve chased in a 40mm air con drain to below the floor level where a future deck will be constructed, I just don’t know what type of rendering product I need to…

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Georgeo
Oct 15, 2018 10:06 pm
mirz
mirz
15 October 2018

Super soaked corner in backyard

Super soaked corner in backyard

Neighbor is in our North East side, and this issue wasnt there in previous years during winters. Their shed is hardly 200mm higher than fence so no trealy too much of a…

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mirz
Oct 15, 2018 11:25 am
mirz
JB1
JB1
8 October 2018

Help Identifying pipe

Help Identifying pipe

I agree, gas. Gas is yellow and larger in diameter than water pipes. Don't touch it.

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JB1
Oct 08, 2018 10:09 pm
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GLO
Sep 30, 2018 11:33 pm
NMC
NMC
27 September 2018

Removing paint from old timber

Removing paint from old timber

Heat gun and scraper. Then sander

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NMC
Sep 27, 2018 3:46 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
16 September 2018

How to remove the grill for a drain cover

How to remove the grill for a drain cover

Have you done this yet? It’s the middle circle that needs to come out. Usually it is winded in. So twist it left to loosed and lift it. If it’s hard to shift try 2…

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Gaudi
Sep 16, 2018 10:13 pm
Kelsp
Kelsp
15 September 2018

Decorative plaster ceiling paint removal

Decorative plaster ceiling paint removal

Thanks for the tip. I'll look into that idea. I appreciate the feedback.

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Kelsp
Sep 15, 2018 2:18 pm
arrow224
arrow224
6 September 2018

Grainy image from CCTV

Grainy image from CCTV

It would be bad because of the BNC connections. Just because it has so many pixels doesn't mean that it is any good. This is the reason I went for IP camera setup, where…

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arrow224
Sep 06, 2018 9:35 pm
Jacobite
Jacobite
29 August 2018

Correct deflection in floor - hybeam joists

Correct deflection in floor - hybeam joists

With all due respect, we're talking about a 10mm deflection over 3.6 metres that hasn't moved in almost 12 years. Most people wouldn't even worry about it. However being a…

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Jacobite
Aug 29, 2018 6:50 pm
building-expert
building-expert
28 August 2018

Annual Termite inspection

Annual Termite inspection

Hello, Your looking the best services for Termite inspection company take a service for 12 months so, I recommend my company he provides service you'll try after any…

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building-expert
Aug 28, 2018 7:44 am
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
15 August 2018

Door misalignment issue

Door misalignment issue

If you had a competent pre purchase inspection done then the issues would have been pointed out to you during purchase cooling off period, giving you an option to…

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building-expert
Aug 15, 2018 4:04 pm
building-expert
MelanieJohnson8501
MelanieJohnson8501
14 August 2018

home cleaning services

home cleaning services

I can personally recommend Fantastic Services Group as a cleaning company - https://fantasticservicesgroup.com.au/c ... -services/ , they offer all kinds of services, not…

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MelanieJohnson8501
Aug 14, 2018 9:09 pm
MelanieJohnson8501

I think sticking them with glue can be a good option. See whether it is helpful or not.

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First reno
Aug 06, 2018 2:44 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
29 July 2018

Asbestos shed

Asbestos shed

Only way to be sure is to have it tested. Find a small piece that is broken off and take it to a testing lab. It should cost you less than $50. Be sure to take precautions…

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arcadelt
Jul 29, 2018 8:29 pm
aussieta
aussieta
21 July 2018

Asbestos???

Asbestos???

Seems like asbestos to me, I had the same problem last year and it looked very similar. So it's definitely best to get it tested. I fixed it with the help of and I…

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aussieta
Jul 21, 2018 9:24 am
aussieta
knhchris
knhchris
18 July 2018

Is it possible for me to do this water leak job?

Is it possible for me to do this water leak job?

Hi all, Thank you for all your replies. I have applied a silicone as a temporary fix. It has been working so far. I definitely agree with getting a professional to do…

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knhchris
Jul 18, 2018 9:55 am

Hello, I was inspecting an apartment close to the sea which I've fallen for, but saw some apparent rust marks on the ceiling metal trellis feature to the balcony. Took a…

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hiki08
Jul 08, 2018 7:19 pm
JB1
JB1
7 July 2018

Window replacement on weatherboard house

Window replacement on weatherboard house

At the same time as you may need new trim for new windows anyway.

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JB1
Jul 07, 2018 5:37 am

Fibro is just an Australian name for any building sheet that is made from a combination of fibre and binders, so don’t get wrapped around the axles about the…

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arcadelt
Jun 30, 2018 10:05 am
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
7 June 2018

Removing glass panel from Caesar Stone

Removing glass panel from Caesar Stone

Well, i really like that red color on the glass but if your want to remove this red tape from the glass than i think you should just rip it off.

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Carpentacular
Jun 07, 2018 5:48 pm
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Maliyan
May 30, 2018 9:04 pm
Southies
Southies
22 May 2018

Renovating garden bench

Renovating garden bench

::cheerleader:: wow thanks rogerwilco ! such a detailed and extremely helpful reply. You've been an emormous help. Again thank you O:-)

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Southies
May 22, 2018 12:30 pm
Southies

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