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arcadelt
arcadelt
17 August

Cleaning behind freestanding oven

Cleaning behind freestanding oven

It depends on whether the installer used a rigid or flexible gas pipe. The installation manual should say, and most reputable installers will follow those instructions…

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arcadelt
Aug 17, 2019 7:45 pm
CarnTheHawks
CarnTheHawks
13 August

How to fix the crack?

How to fix the crack?

The bulb seal should be minimum 5mm, and the foam butts into that. Several mm of render, Inc base & top coat. Still room left over, visible seal & expansion/articulation…

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CarnTheHawks
Aug 13, 2019 5:57 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 August

Sorting out Drainage

Sorting out Drainage

Where does the second one come from?

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SaveH2O
Aug 13, 2019 8:26 am
SaveH2O

Hi. There was mould all over the bathroom ceiling and wall and j took it upon myself myself to remove all the paint and repaint the whole wall and ceiling. I have removed…

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Tumi
Aug 12, 2019 4:46 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 July

Advice on repairing a crack in the ceiling

Advice on repairing a crack in the ceiling

Maybe others also have similar problems. Is there any way to find out?

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SaveH2O
Jul 22, 2019 7:34 am
SaveH2O
mirz
mirz
21 July

Convert Porch top into balcony

Convert Porch top into balcony

Thanks Gillybean for your detailed response. I agree with your points and more like asking for trouble

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mirz
Jul 21, 2019 3:33 pm
mirz
Montorama
Montorama
20 July

Advise on repairing/repainting weatherboards

Advise on repairing/repainting weatherboards

Looks much better now. I have had to replace a bit of weatherboard on my house and I have found whenever you do not have a good seal between the boards and the stop…

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Montorama
Jul 20, 2019 9:10 pm
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robboo
Jul 16, 2019 4:12 pm

converting a window to a door

converting a window to a door

simple! haha. trying to find info and do a bit of research, but everything is involving French doors.

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blakewotton
Jul 08, 2019 9:22 pm
blakewotton
Lizz89
Lizz89
13 June

Yellow tap water for first 2 seconds every morning

Yellow tap water for first 2 seconds every morning

You should do tests defining iron-related bacteria and set up a good home water filters!

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Lizz89
Jun 13, 2019 9:23 pm
Lizz89
Ttrh
Ttrh
3 June

How to install a wall plate with a wooden stud in the middle

How to install a wall plate with a wooden stud in the middle

Hi guys I’ve tried to install an electrical wall plate by cutting through plasterboard with a c clip although there is a stud in the middle and can’t get the wall…

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Ttrh
Jun 03, 2019 9:38 pm

Sagging pergola beams

Sagging pergola beams

Hi DIYGuy99 More info, is the beam exposed to elements, also a sketch helps Try a Here hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 28, 2019 11:10 am
StructuralBIMGuy

Lean to

Lean to

Hi I need help with me lean to. It's all steel but I want to add timber wall frames and wondered how I go about joining to the steel posts. I am using 90 x 45 pine and…

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Bigfella0726
May 21, 2019 1:10 pm

Where to buy cut-to-measure plywood in MEL?

Where to buy cut-to-measure plywood in MEL?

Hello! I’ve just finished my construction. I needed a large amount of high-quality plywood. I read the reviews and decided to order from these…

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brokenstick
May 21, 2019 10:42 am
brokenstick
arcadelt
arcadelt
20 May

Crumbling brick wall

Crumbling brick wall

I don’t have a product to recommend, but you could search the Internet for "professional grade masonry sealer" or speak to a local masonry specialist.

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arcadelt
May 20, 2019 8:10 am

Well I've done it ! ::hyst:: After 10 years of carefully placing my feet, I've snapped off the lever on our kitchen vacpan. Consequently, there is little to no suction in the…

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Southies
May 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Southies
GERANDC
GERANDC
16 May

Renovation Budget Help

Renovation Budget Help

When you are deciding on your home renovation budget, it can be easier, and more affordable price.GERANDC provide opportunity best home renovation services.contact us today

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GERANDC
May 16, 2019 4:53 pm
GERANDC

Gravel binder resin products for rock driveway

Gravel binder resin products for rock driveway

We are getting a rock driveway done and we are wanting to do a gravel binder resin clear over the top to help the rocks from…

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Lovetropics
May 01, 2019 1:11 am

Replacing porch support beams

Replacing porch support beams

Good advice from arcadelt If you replace posts you may consider Cypress pine or treated pine for new posts they are more durable Don't forget oil based timber primer to…

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building-expert
Apr 24, 2019 12:30 am
building-expert
kks
kks
18 April

Rheem solar hot water long roof sensor replacement

Rheem solar hot water long roof sensor replacement

The part will post to you easily. I like their video guides, most informative. We had a real good run with our Rheem solar installation. Replaced the ground based tank…

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kks
Apr 18, 2019 10:59 pm
Will Smith
Will Smith
8 April

home cleaning services

home cleaning services

Are you a busy homeowner? You might be looking for the local home cleaning services. You can hire the professionals from…

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Will Smith
Apr 08, 2019 1:31 pm

Hi, I have a Universal Pump UP-40UP037-1 which has stopped working. I need suggestions on a replacement pump as Universal Pumps don't exist any more. From my setup,…

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danrts
Apr 03, 2019 4:19 pm
alexp79
alexp79
30 March

Besser block entry walls question

Besser block entry walls question

Proper footing, it should be engineered by structural engineer.

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alexp79
Mar 30, 2019 12:36 am
Miarakky
Miarakky
25 March

Bunk beds/loft beds

Bunk beds/loft beds

Pumpkin is so far adamant that B should sleep in his room. Now even if that only lasts a short while, it's worth a try because we have a 3 bed and the 3rd bedroom is a…

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Miarakky
Mar 25, 2019 7:02 pm
Miarakky
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 March

White mould floor bearer - asking for advice

White mould floor bearer - asking for advice

What is immediately above that area? A wet area like a bathroom, kitchen or laundry? If not moisture coming from above then it may be moisture coming from below. I can't…

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Stewie D
Mar 25, 2019 3:31 pm
Donna .c
Donna .c
18 March

Security screen sliding door

Security screen sliding door

Hi I have a screen door with no sliding wheels on it is it possible to put holes in it to add wheels

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Donna .c
Mar 18, 2019 4:41 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
14 March

Broken tiles on front verandah/driveway - cause/fix

Broken tiles on front verandah/driveway - cause/fix

I am no expert, but tend to agree that would have been caused from the driveway expanding. There should have been an expansion barrier between the tiles and the concrete…

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bestspecials
Mar 14, 2019 1:04 pm
bestspecials
GLO
GLO
12 March

Back floodlight

Back floodlight

Replace it. I may have died due to moisture. Switch probably still works though. As another member said, get a sparky, and perhaps have them attend to other jobs that…

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GLO
Mar 12, 2019 8:20 pm
Firstreno
Firstreno
6 March

Floor levelling before or after hanging walls

Floor levelling before or after hanging walls

Hi, I’m doing a full renovation of an old house, and have had the old walls and flooring taken off in the two rooms which are on a concrete slab. It appears as though…

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Firstreno
Mar 06, 2019 9:32 am

Hi there, The top part that has wheels and attaches the top of the bi-fold roller door has broken off. Can someone please help me to identify the name of the part (or a…

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loginid
Feb 28, 2019 9:12 am
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 9:43 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 5:05 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 11:55 am
ECOECO
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 1:24 am
chippy
capow
capow
27 January

large splinters - outdoor handrail

large splinters - outdoor handrail

:-D that's great adise. Thanks so much!

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capow
Jan 27, 2019 9:24 am
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 6:47 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 9:39 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 9:54 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 1:19 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 1:53 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 7:28 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 4:11 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 3:26 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 4:43 pm
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nada17
Dec 18, 2018 7:56 am
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 4:08 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 6:31 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 1:31 pm

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