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Freshly painted roof - looks patchy

Freshly painted roof - looks patchy

Rachy did you end up resolving this problem? We are currently going through the same experience. We have painted the verandah and double carport so far with Wattyl…

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MrBilby
Sep 22, 2021 1:32 pm
basKT_case
basKT_case
9 September

Plasterboard loose from stud

Plasterboard loose from stud

I've noticed on some of my walls, that the plasterboard feels disconnected from the stud, in that I am able to press on a particular spot and feel a gap before it presses…

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basKT_case
Sep 09, 2021 10:20 am

Hi, I hope this is the right place, it's my first post. I have laminated timber flooring and have always found it a challenge to maintain. One issue I noticed, when I…

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lisa182
Sep 07, 2021 5:14 pm
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Andrew.logan
Aug 24, 2021 8:02 am
Slew
Slew
21 August

Need help finding the right material

Need help finding the right material

Hi everyone, I am looked to make thick textured art on canvas. Montmarte Art modelling paste works great however is too dear when working on large canvas So far I have…

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Slew
Aug 21, 2021 2:09 pm
sgaites
sgaites
13 August

Yellowed air con vents

Yellowed air con vents

Hey, assuming they are the same as mine you just need to keep pulling... There are spring clips which will flip over.

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sgaites
Aug 13, 2021 8:45 pm

Hello, While clearing out my severely blocked weep holes (caked with mud and mortar debris), I have accidentally poked a tiny hole in the material that is on the other…

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basKT_case
Aug 09, 2021 11:09 am

The actual walls of the sink don't change the tightness of the space whether I'm working upside down or standing above it with the sink removed. I'm wondering if its not…

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danrts
Aug 08, 2021 11:40 am

Our shower floor recently started peeling off recently. I managed to snap this picture after I peeling most of it off as I figured what ever that needs to be done to fix…

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nashanb
Aug 01, 2021 8:09 pm

Stuck tap washer (jumper valve)

Stuck tap washer (jumper valve)

Hi Tonymoon - did you figure out how to remove the tap extender body? Cheers m8

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j_em_doubleu
Jul 27, 2021 1:25 pm

Hi guys, I've just moved into a new place, and while we were removing the old laminate flooring in the master bedroom to get ready for carpeting, we discovered evidence…

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basKT_case
Jul 27, 2021 10:23 am
MickN
MickN
23 July

Cracked Roof Tile Repair

Cracked Roof Tile Repair

Thanks for the reply. I don’t have the piece, I found it like that. We just bought the home. Was thinking of breaking another piece similar and then sealing all over…

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MickN
Jul 23, 2021 8:28 pm

my pool is about 2 years old now. it is a infinity pool. outside of the wall of the pool, the white color stuff started to emerge and it gets bigger and longer. I wonder…

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youxuan
Jun 19, 2021 9:25 pm
Martin16
Martin16
14 June

Leaking garden shed

Leaking garden shed

Did you fix the issue ? I have the same problem with that shed and I put silicone in the outside channel.. Maybe you can give me an advice👍🙏

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Martin16
Jun 14, 2021 12:30 am
bashworth
bashworth
13 June

GMC air compressor parts

GMC air compressor parts

I bought a GMC compressor in 2006 for about $100. Worked well enough for my DIY jobs (Probably but in 2,000-3,000 nails + other bits and pieces before it broke) I put in…

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bashworth
Jun 13, 2021 10:53 pm
bashworth
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 June

Home plumbing system needing repair - DIY or professional?

Home plumbing system needing repair - DIY or professional?

You need to test for static pressure, that's why I said to ensure that no other fixtures are drawing water when you check the PRESSURE in the PRESSURE gauge.

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SaveH2O
Jun 08, 2021 1:15 pm
SaveH2O
Kippers01
Kippers01
20 May

How to keep spiders away?? Desparate!!!!!!!

How to keep spiders away?? Desparate!!!!!!!

Give the little critters a break! Most are harmless and survive by trapping and eating insects in ypur house.

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Kippers01
May 20, 2021 3:22 pm

Pest control in a newly built home - Sydney

Pest control in a newly built home - Sydney

Find its colony and destroy it. Also seal any cracks in baseboards, windows, and walls. In case they'll come back, use a…

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Eco Pest Control Brisbane
May 14, 2021 6:24 pm

Hi, I live in central Victoria and found a few brown bug nests stuck to the outside of my house over the Summer. They were mainly on the bricks, but some were also on the…

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sam1938761238947
May 08, 2021 9:01 am

Remove small, light carpet stain from printer ink cartridge?

Remove small, light carpet stain from printer ink cartridge?

Use regular soda water, salt, and baking soda. Using a damp rag, wipe away the excess mess. Next, pour in half a cup of soda water After that, combine 5 teaspoons baking…

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NO1 Carpet Cleaning Melbourne
May 07, 2021 6:02 pm

Stone Cladding on AAC query

Stone Cladding on AAC query

Hi all, Just like to know if stone cladding on AAC external walls (hebel panels) can be done. Or will it not be able to cop the weight of it.

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Scotster2000
May 04, 2021 11:15 am
Splashers
Splashers
30 April

Dark orange stains on ceiling

Dark orange stains on ceiling

It could just be Fly poop, do you get a lot of insects inside that are attracted to the light ?

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Splashers
Apr 30, 2021 6:44 pm
Splashers
Dawny
Dawny
22 April

Trying to remove fence panels

Trying to remove fence panels

Thanks so much. You were bang on with the fixings. Ended up using grinder To do the job. Thanks very much for your advice. It’s greatly appreciated

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Dawny
Apr 22, 2021 9:04 pm
rebuild
rebuild
7 April

Installing TV outlet in double brick wall

Installing TV outlet in double brick wall

I think installing TV in double wall is safe I recommend using sleeve or wedge anchors and a metal TV mount. It's up to you…

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rebuild
Apr 07, 2021 9:54 pm
Subtropic
Subtropic
18 March

Laminate benchtops

Laminate benchtops

Any tips on fixing scratches in laminate bench tops? Not sure how they got there as we are careful but have young children.

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Subtropic
Mar 18, 2021 7:05 pm
prasha
prasha
7 March

Power tools- Bosch v Dewalt v Milwaukee?

Power tools- Bosch v Dewalt v Milwaukee?

Which brands of power tools you guys mostly prefer or use? I’ve used Bosch power tools for a few years and I’ve purchased them at reasonable prices. Haven’t had any…

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prasha
Mar 07, 2021 1:21 am
prasha
Pulse
Pulse
24 February

Damaged garage skirting board

Damaged garage skirting board

nothing to worry about too much, the skirts are mdf which soaks up water, probably just a bit of rain or water from the car, easy to replace. Wall frames should be ok

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Pulse
Feb 24, 2021 7:38 pm

Hi. There are 2 questions: 1. There are 2 vertical pipes in 2 corners on the house (see photos). They start underground and reach roof support beams. Galvanised steel.…

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lazy
Feb 23, 2021 1:50 pm
Ros Taylor
Ros Taylor
11 February

Help identifying alsynite insert

Help identifying alsynite insert

John did you find replacements as I have the same hail damaged panels on my patio. Thanks

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Ros Taylor
Feb 11, 2021 12:28 pm

There are many tools available... this one is specific to mixer taps and you get it in Bunnings. There are others that are open ended.

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ECOECO
Feb 10, 2021 10:25 am
ECOECO

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Splashers
Feb 09, 2021 5:47 pm
Splashers
LauraKB
LauraKB
8 February

Narrow eaves + water pours in when it rains

Narrow eaves + water pours in when it rains

Interestingly downstairs is better than upstairs - must be the height and the wind driving it...I think you and I are in the same boat though!

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LauraKB
Feb 08, 2021 10:05 am
josvp
josvp
31 January

Banging sound from roof

Banging sound from roof

Hi i am a first time poster in this forum, i live in a 10 year old concrete tiled house. I hear loud banging noises from my roof especially in the morning also during wind…

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josvp
Jan 31, 2021 6:29 am
Onezorro
Onezorro
24 January

gutter and fascia replacing help !!

gutter and fascia replacing help !!

Hello, I am trying to replace some OG guttering and struggling to cut the corners neatly. Does anyone know of a good cutting template for internal and external corners please?

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Onezorro
Jan 24, 2021 12:13 pm
Noname
Noname
18 January

How to fill gap Between House and concrete

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…

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Noname
Jan 18, 2021 4:14 pm
aussieta
aussieta
17 January

home’s age: how old is too old?

home’s age: how old is too old?

prior to 2010 most houses will be 90 x 45 pine frames with truss roofs more common after 2000

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aussieta
Jan 17, 2021 2:46 pm
aussieta
NathanPS
NathanPS
14 January

Window Query

Window Query

Thanks for your replies guys. I will try both things before I contact the builder :)

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NathanPS
Jan 14, 2021 12:02 am
Willdiy
Willdiy
13 January

Cracked roof tile and gaps

Cracked roof tile and gaps

Forgot to say that is also a two storeys so not possible to go up there

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Willdiy
Jan 13, 2021 7:40 am
Felix1974
Felix1974
12 January

Damp Proofing Advice

Damp Proofing Advice

This is the bottom of my hallway arch with damage to the plaster caused by rising damp (I think) during the winter months. …

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Felix1974
Jan 12, 2021 11:09 am
waterproof
waterproof
29 December 2020

Anyone see any Aircrete in Australia?

Anyone see any Aircrete in Australia?

Have you looked at maxi wall and maxifloor

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waterproof
Dec 29, 2020 9:26 pm

Hi everyone, 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…

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Henry123
Dec 27, 2020 9:23 am
Althom
Althom
13 December 2020

Empty rain water tank even after rain

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…

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Althom
Dec 13, 2020 4:01 pm
Althom
John Wick
John Wick
7 December 2020

Roofing sag repair - how to check works are ok?

Roofing sag repair - how to check works are ok?

Also, when in roof space. Make sure you are walking on ceiling joists or you'll fall through the plaster. You can also look at other components/members that are hold up…

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John Wick
Dec 07, 2020 5:24 pm
Gab Homeone
Gab Homeone
3 December 2020

Repainting Ceiling

Repainting Ceiling

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!

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Gab Homeone
Dec 03, 2020 11:37 am
JoePathan
JoePathan
17 November 2020

Rheem Water Heater - Disconnected wire...

Rheem Water Heater - Disconnected wire...

thanks for the advice. I tried but didnt get much info from them.

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JoePathan
Nov 17, 2020 9:37 am
Jaison420
Jaison420
5 November 2020

Alternative building/housing bubble help a young guy out

Alternative building/housing bubble help a young guy out

Tbh I had a look and I would prefer aircrete because it is so much less laying bricks it's more just put up 20 panels ect. Vs 1000s of bricks

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Jaison420
Nov 05, 2020 6:48 pm

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