DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
How to fill gap Between House and concrete
I've used sikaflex 11fc. Works a treat. If you do some googling you can find it relatively cheap (18 bucks or so per 600ml sausage instead of the Bunnings 25 bucks per…
Thanks for your replies guys. I will try both things before I contact the builder
This is the bottom of my hallway arch with damage to the plaster caused by rising damp (I think) during the winter months.
I was wondering if someone in the forum could assist me with a problem.
The side of the house is paved with brick pavers by the previous owner. The gap…
Hi, I have a wobbly tap and I can’t get to the nut that I need to tighten. The tap has a hose and the nut is attached to the hose connector so the standard basin…
Dec 26, 2020 9:20 am
Empty rain water tank even after rain
How many downpipes feeding into the tank?
Have you observed any rainfall flowing into the downpipes when it rains?
Quite often guttering and drainpipes are installed such…
Thanks so much for your quick reply! I will definately find out the root cause before repainting. Honestly a major help with the repainting tips though, many thanks!
Decent vacuum cleaner
Try , they have vacuums within your $250 budget. AIMS Industrial is having a Black Friday sale from Nov 27 - 30 so you can get them at 20% off. They also carry all the…
Stump Expert Melbourne
I have a set of bifold doors that have stopped rolling, looks like there is some bowing of the floor track in the middle which is pushing the middle doors up and wedging…
as in the comment above, I also believe that you need to buy this ceiling mesh. It was like that for me and it helped me a lot. It is a pity that now there is no photo.…
Sorting out Drainage
A silt pit's purpose is to trap silt before the water connects to the stormwater system, it is a regulatory requirement.. You should ask a qualified drainer to attend on…
Sep 27, 2020 10:17 pm
Looking for advice on steps to take to treat 2 rusted steel posts to bring the back to life again before I replace fence panel which is attached to these
Crack in shower tile & grout
Have you your tiles on concrete walls or on plasterboard structures? Anyway, you can remove the old grout and re-grind the joints. This is normal practice.
Tool board materials
I am looking at making a tool board, I don't have that many tools at the moment and will never have loads either. I have a gap that is 80cm wide and up to 210cm…
The time has come to remove this old air conditioner. The house is concrete block with render and a textured surface. I am assuming the repair will mirror how the…
I am hoping someone can tell me how to reinstall a rubber seal that came loose from a sliding aluminium window. Thanks in advance for helping me impress my girlfriend!
Pump for water tank?
I think the installation of water pumps is not possible for me. The last time I tried to install but the situation got worsed
Garage chips - Waffle Foam showing
Builders concreter attended today and investigated the issue. He dug the foam out with wire and both chips were foam the had broken off and floated to the surface. I…
Swelling of laminated floorboards
I suspect could be a small spill of 20 cents or 50 cents size pool of liquid and it didn't dry in time and sipped into the gap... That's all it takes.
Which I reckon can…
My house 7 years old in Victorica, I just noticed this crack.
At this stage is it just a minor cosmetic issue, or an indication of serious structural issues?…
Jun 30, 2020 7:46 pm
My tap popped out last night and I am trying to educate myself on how to fix it. I went to Reece’s this morning and got some new o rings. Unfortunately this has not…
I am seeking advice regarding the DIY LIGHTNING ROD system system design and installation.
I am certain I have the skills, experience, and tools to tackle…
Tiling over splashback.
Anyone tiled over glass splashback before?
Planning on using mosaic diamond tiles over the existing colourback in my kitchen. I'm not keen on ripping out…
Sewer repair options - relining?
Thanks for this by the way.
At the risk of digging up an old thread, I just wanted to close it out with some useful info...
1. Lining with CIPP in WA costs about…
Stuck tap washer (jumper valve)
Hi boyds I just found your message it is along time ago but are you still contactable. I have the same problem and cannot figure how to remove the 'e tender bidy housing' Thankyou.
Advice on Plumbing
Thanks for the advice, when I went to do the repair, the 100mm pipe was more like an oval. It was previously backfilled with a large rock squashing the pipe. Left it to…
Refer to consumer Victoria website for more information
Some builders still use quote the 6-7 years. The builder for my house and pergola have both informed me that…
Jun 08, 2020 1:07 am
Rubber matting under concrete table??
just place your top on the support frame, get underneath and run a bead of silicon around it.
If you ever want to take the top off,get a sharp knife and cut the bead.
Hi, I'm needing some help with an outdoor pole. I have an outdoor steel sign that is showing surface rust. I'm just wondering the best way to go about it? I asked one of…