DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
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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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…
Jan 27, 2019 10:24 am
My advice would be to call in an electrician. Mucking around with electricity is never a good idea unless you are trained and competent.
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…
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…
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…
First time participating on this forum which looks like an excellent resource for reciprocal support, looking forward to contributing.
We have a lingering…
Jan 05, 2019 8:28 am
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Nov 18, 2018 5:34 pm
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…
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…
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…
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…
Oct 15, 2018 11:25 am
Help Identifying pipe
I agree, gas.
Gas is yellow and larger in diameter than water pipes.
Don't touch it.
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…
Sep 16, 2018 10:13 pm
Sep 15, 2018 2:18 pm
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…
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…
Annual Termite inspection
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…
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…
I think sticking them with glue can be a good option. See whether it is helpful or not.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Renovating garden bench
wow thanks rogerwilco ! such a detailed and extremely helpful reply.
You've been an emormous help. Again thank you