DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Cracks in brickwork
Your gap is very small, obviously something to keep an eye on but I wouldn't worry.
Not worth spending money on, I've seen worse on new builds
Freshly painted roof - looks patchy
It looks to me that it hasn't enough paint applied,
Did you water it down at all?
Perhaps spray too far away from the roof and lots of dry mist?
That may not be the case if the cooktop has a plug rather than bare wires.
Pics below, any thoughts? Suck them out?
Drain with water is the same apart from the centre pipe.
These were damaged in a hail storm last year. Have been trying to source buy cant find a replacement.
They are about 170mm wide.
Would greatly appreciate any…
3 months maintenance new home
Welcome to the forum
Unfortunately there is no easy legal mechanism to enforce maintenance periods
What I am seeing is builders resistance/recoil against…
PFC Beam span
That will require Planning and Building approvals from your local Council.
125PFC would not be deep enough nor meet serviceability requirements in the code
I'm in need of a couple of freestanding square concrete pillars only about 1.2m high to hang a fence off. Tried to get a few quotes, but some people not turning up (I…
Looking for some advice.
I have 112x112 glulam posts in an outdoor area, they have been in place for 5 years. I noticed that there is some timber swelling in areas and…
Oct 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Creaking/ dripping noise in wall
One idea is to turn off your mains water, then turn on a tap near this bathroom area. Does the dripping stop? If so then it almost certain to be an internal pipe or…
I've got this old house and that has recently been underpinned, unfortunately because of that a crack on the front facade of the building opened up (probably…
Just laid a concrete garden shed slab 3 days ago. We obviously didnt push enough concrete under the rebated edge 50mm wide x 25mm deep.
Any ideas on how to fix? If I…
Water tank pipe leak
The compression ring at the mains water line's ball valve almost certainly is the problem and a plumber wouldn't be there more than 1/2 hour of which…
Poor white set plaster / paint
Thank you, I have made more enquiries since your reply and yes I feel we’d have zero recall on the issue, so will deal with it over time.
Poly Water Tank repair
Polyethylene is difficult to repair due to its carbon-hydrogen internal bond structure. There are plastic repair persons who mostly operate as mobile businesses, have you…
It's not just the water, it's the drain that needs to be allowed for.
Unless you are going back to back against an existing wet area where you can pick up water and drain…
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…
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…
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…
Jun 03, 2019 10:38 pm
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…
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.
Well I've done it !
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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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…
home cleaning services
Are you a busy homeowner? You might be looking for the local home cleaning services. You can hire the professionals from…
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,…
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…