DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
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…
Removing window panels for cleaning
Do you know what model they are? Sometimes google will find an instruction book / manual which can mention how to do thjs.
In short as the security screen are on the…
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…
Leaking shed help?
So on one side of my shed is a ditch where water has slowly rotted away the cement sheeting and I need a way to remedy it, do I just concrete it back up??
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
Termites cannot eat brick or concrete, so your walls and floor are safe but can eat anything else that has cellulose, wool carpets, skirtings, joinery,…
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…
White set coat
Wondering if any one knows or if there is even a difference in this. My walls are all under white set coat and I would like to start some painting. Before painting…
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
Wardrobe inners,doors etc
I have been looking at putting in a wardrobe in my house, but do not feel that what I am being offered is value for money. I’d like to install myself, but, I…
Desperate need of guidance and advice on my loft bed project. I'm in no way an expert builder and even tho I'm quite good with woodworking, I've not…
Shower screen exploded
I read an article about someone installing a DIY glass shower screen which exploded. This is a huge risk to take with the safety of your self and family. Something like…
remove stain from render
If you’re in Melbourne please private message me the plumber’s details. I’ll be needing to do the same. The builder floated out bowed facade and didn’t fix the…
Mar 07, 2018 11:18 pm
I have 6 laminated merbau timber posts (150mmx150mm) at the front of my house as part of the facade that were installed 2 years ago as part of the build and are now…
Painting internal stairs
I've ripped up the carpet from our internal stairs and are planning to paint them. Treads and risers are pine. Would like to do in a solid colour e.g. light for risers and…
I wanted to see if there was a easy method to achieving a privacy screen when i have 65mm posts holding up my fence. The only off the shelf ones i see work with c…
Jan 18, 2018 12:13 pm
Running cables in ceiling
Yes this type of ceiling can be done but it must be done by some professional person as they know exactly what should be how to be done i suggest you must install this in…
This sits just above the slab of my second story, but it is inside the ceiling space of my first floor, when there is long periods of rain it drips water out on to the…
Issue with light pendant
Are you a licenced Electrician? If not you've just broken the law and voided your home insurance
Mount Numbers On Letter Box
Grab yourself some sikaflex, apply it gently and cleanly it gets everywhere and is very hard to get off hands and surfaces.
That will hold the numbers on for sure.