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Jeffrey Moore
Jeffrey Moore
5 December

Modern look for my bedroom

Modern look for my bedroom

Hi, I would suggest you go for a minimalistic look…

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Jeffrey Moore
Dec 05, 2019 11:19 pm
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
5 December

Cracks in brickwork

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

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thepa1nter
Dec 05, 2019 11:15 pm
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
5 December

Freshly painted roof - looks patchy

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?

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thepa1nter
Dec 05, 2019 11:09 pm
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
5 December

Gap sealing and painting of replaced weatherboards

Gap sealing and painting of replaced weatherboards

I understand your concern for the exposed ends especially after having to replace so many boards. If you have touchup paint I would just tidy up the areas that have moved…

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thepa1nter
Dec 05, 2019 10:32 pm
thepa1nter
arcadelt
arcadelt
5 December

Ceramic cooktop

Ceramic cooktop

That may not be the case if the cooktop has a plug rather than bare wires.

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arcadelt
Dec 05, 2019 8:23 am

Pics below, any thoughts? Suck them out? Drain with water is the same apart from the centre pipe.

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silver3l
Dec 02, 2019 9:43 pm

Hi guys. 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…

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johnno29
Dec 02, 2019 1:16 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
15 November

3 months maintenance new home

3 months maintenance new home

Hi ken18au Welcome to the forum Unfortunately there is no easy legal mechanism to enforce maintenance periods What I am seeing is builders resistance/recoil against…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 15, 2019 8:41 am
StructuralBIMGuy

PFC Beam span

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 hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
Nov 03, 2019 9:24 am
StructuralBIMGuy

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…

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ben888
Nov 01, 2019 12:30 am
ben888
Diyrobbo
Diyrobbo
26 October

Glulam posts

Glulam posts

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…

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Diyrobbo
Oct 26, 2019 1:59 pm
muppy03
muppy03
14 October

neighbours have damaged fence. Who's cost to repair is it?

neighbours have damaged fence. Who's cost to repair is it?

A Retaining wall is the responsibility of the property owner who property benefits from the retaining wall. So if the retaining wall is holding back your land (with the…

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muppy03
Oct 14, 2019 12:12 pm
darb74
darb74
29 September

Creaking/ dripping noise in wall

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…

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darb74
Sep 30, 2019 12:20 am
darb74
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 September

Wanting to build insulated roof for 40' high cube container

Wanting to build insulated roof for 40' high cube container

A guy I know had a shipping container as his site shed and bunk house while he built his house in the country. He simply strung a few ropes from poles over the top of it…

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Stewie D
Sep 19, 2019 4:27 pm

Hi all :) 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…

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Ehsantl
Sep 19, 2019 3:15 pm

Hi 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…

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Clumsy
Sep 17, 2019 7:17 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 September

Water tank pipe leak

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…

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SaveH2O
Sep 13, 2019 12:39 pm
SaveH2O

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Pauloswindon
Sep 09, 2019 2:21 pm
Serialbuilder
Serialbuilder
30 August

Poor white set plaster / paint

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.

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Serialbuilder
Aug 30, 2019 11:59 am
Serialbuilder
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 August

Poly Water Tank repair

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…

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SaveH2O
Aug 27, 2019 11:00 am
SaveH2O
chippy
chippy
23 August

kitchenete upstairs

kitchenete upstairs

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…

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chippy
Aug 23, 2019 11:08 am
chippy
arcadelt
arcadelt
17 August

Cleaning behind freestanding oven

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…

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arcadelt
Aug 17, 2019 8:45 pm
CarnTheHawks
CarnTheHawks
13 August

How to fix the crack?

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…

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CarnTheHawks
Aug 13, 2019 6:57 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 August

Sorting out Drainage

Sorting out Drainage

Where does the second one come from?

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SaveH2O
Aug 13, 2019 9:26 am
SaveH2O

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…

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Tumi
Aug 12, 2019 5:46 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
22 July

Advice on repairing a crack in the ceiling

Advice on repairing a crack in the ceiling

Maybe others also have similar problems. Is there any way to find out?

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SaveH2O
Jul 22, 2019 8:34 am
SaveH2O
mirz
mirz
21 July

Convert Porch top into balcony

Convert Porch top into balcony

Great idea, i'd look on pinterest to get some ideas on how to go about it

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mirz
Jul 21, 2019 4:33 pm
mirz
Montorama
Montorama
20 July

Advise on repairing/repainting weatherboards

Advise on repairing/repainting weatherboards

Looks much better now. I have had to replace a bit of weatherboard on my house and I have found whenever you do not have a good seal between the boards and the stop…

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Montorama
Jul 20, 2019 10:10 pm
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robboo
Jul 16, 2019 5:12 pm

converting a window to a door

converting a window to a door

simple! haha. trying to find info and do a bit of research, but everything is involving French doors.

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blakewotton
Jul 08, 2019 10:22 pm
blakewotton
Lizz89
Lizz89
13 June

Yellow tap water for first 2 seconds every morning

Yellow tap water for first 2 seconds every morning

You should do tests defining iron-related bacteria and set up a good home water filters!

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Lizz89
Jun 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Lizz89
Ttrh
Ttrh
3 June

How to install a wall plate with a wooden stud in the middle

How to install a wall plate with a wooden stud in the middle

Hi guys I’ve tried to install an electrical wall plate by cutting through plasterboard with a c clip although there is a stud in the middle and can’t get the wall…

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Ttrh
Jun 03, 2019 10:38 pm

Sagging pergola beams

Sagging pergola beams

Hi DIYGuy99 More info, is the beam exposed to elements, also a sketch helps Try a Here hth

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StructuralBIMGuy
May 28, 2019 12:10 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Lean to

Lean to

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…

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Bigfella0726
May 21, 2019 2:10 pm

Where to buy cut-to-measure plywood in MEL?

Where to buy cut-to-measure plywood in MEL?

Hello! I’ve just finished my construction. I needed a large amount of high-quality plywood. I read the reviews and decided to order from these…

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brokenstick
May 21, 2019 11:42 am
brokenstick
arcadelt
arcadelt
20 May

Crumbling brick wall

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.

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arcadelt
May 20, 2019 9:10 am

Well I've done it ! ::hyst:: 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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Southies
May 17, 2019 3:30 pm
Southies
GERANDC
GERANDC
16 May

Renovation Budget Help

Renovation Budget Help

When you are deciding on your home renovation budget, it can be easier, and more affordable price.GERANDC provide opportunity best home renovation services.contact us today

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GERANDC
May 16, 2019 5:53 pm
GERANDC

Gravel binder resin products for rock driveway

Gravel binder resin products for rock driveway

We are getting a rock driveway done and we are wanting to do a gravel binder resin clear over the top to help the rocks from…

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Lovetropics
May 01, 2019 2:11 am

Replacing porch support beams

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…

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building-expert
Apr 24, 2019 1:30 am
building-expert
kks
kks
18 April

Rheem solar hot water long roof sensor replacement

Rheem solar hot water long roof sensor replacement

The part will post to you easily. I like their video guides, most informative. We had a real good run with our Rheem solar installation. Replaced the ground based tank…

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kks
Apr 18, 2019 11:59 pm
Will Smith
Will Smith
8 April

home cleaning services

home cleaning services

Are you a busy homeowner? You might be looking for the local home cleaning services. You can hire the professionals from…

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Will Smith
Apr 08, 2019 2:31 pm

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,…

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danrts
Apr 03, 2019 5:19 pm
alexp79
alexp79
30 March

Besser block entry walls question

Besser block entry walls question

Proper footing, it should be engineered by structural engineer.

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alexp79
Mar 30, 2019 1:36 am
Miarakky
Miarakky
25 March

Bunk beds/loft beds

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…

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Miarakky
Mar 25, 2019 8:02 pm
Miarakky
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 March

White mould floor bearer - asking for advice

White mould floor bearer - asking for advice

What is immediately above that area? A wet area like a bathroom, kitchen or laundry? If not moisture coming from above then it may be moisture coming from below. I can't…

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Stewie D
Mar 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Donna .c
Donna .c
18 March

Security screen sliding door

Security screen sliding door

Hi I have a screen door with no sliding wheels on it is it possible to put holes in it to add wheels

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Donna .c
Mar 18, 2019 5:41 pm
bestspecials
bestspecials
14 March

Broken tiles on front verandah/driveway - cause/fix

Broken tiles on front verandah/driveway - cause/fix

I am no expert, but tend to agree that would have been caused from the driveway expanding. There should have been an expansion barrier between the tiles and the concrete…

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bestspecials
Mar 14, 2019 2:04 pm
bestspecials

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