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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 5:14 pm
aussieta
aussieta
Yesterday

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 3:46 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 1:02 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 8:40 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 12:09 pm
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 10:26 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 10:23 am

Hi, I have a wobbly tap and I can’t get to the nut that I need to tighten. The tap has a hose and the nut is attached to the hose connector so the standard basin…

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Manic
Dec 26, 2020 9:20 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 5:01 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 6:24 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 12:37 pm
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 10:37 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 7:48 pm
sophiesoph
sophiesoph
31 October 2020

Gravel binder resin products for rock driveway

Gravel binder resin products for rock driveway

Hi I'm in the same situation, did you find an alternative? Thanks

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sophiesoph
Oct 31, 2020 7:36 am
MosleyCale
MosleyCale
29 October 2020

Decent vacuum cleaner

Decent vacuum cleaner

Try , they have vacuums within your $250 budget. AIMS Industrial is having a Black Friday sale from Nov 27 - 30 so you can get them at 20% off. They also carry all the…

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MosleyCale
Oct 29, 2020 6:40 pm
Cleanshirtru
Cleanshirtru
26 October 2020

Stump Expert Melbourne

Stump Expert Melbourne

I have a set of bifold doors that have stopped rolling, looks like there is some bowing of the floor track in the middle which is pushing the middle doors up and wedging…

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Cleanshirtru
Oct 26, 2020 8:29 pm
alexp79
alexp79
19 October 2020

LED lights strip

LED lights strip

aliexpress?

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alexp79
Oct 19, 2020 1:51 pm
MaryLo1987
MaryLo1987
9 October 2020

Ceiling Cracking

Ceiling Cracking

as in the comment above, I also believe that you need to buy this ceiling mesh. It was like that for me and it helped me a lot. It is a pity that now there is no photo.…

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MaryLo1987
Oct 09, 2020 12:25 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 September 2020

Sorting out Drainage

Sorting out Drainage

A silt pit's purpose is to trap silt before the water connects to the stormwater system, it is a regulatory requirement.. You should ask a qualified drainer to attend on…

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SaveH2O
Sep 30, 2020 2:51 pm
SaveH2O

Picture of when it’s dry

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Auzti
Sep 27, 2020 10:17 pm
Auzti
wmrajput
wmrajput
21 September 2020

Cracked Roof

Cracked Roof

Thank you much appreciated.

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wmrajput
Sep 21, 2020 4:57 pm
Sinbad
Sinbad
18 September 2020

How to treat rusted posts

How to treat rusted posts

Looking for advice on steps to take to treat 2 rusted steel posts to bring the back to life again before I replace fence panel which is attached to these

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Sinbad
Sep 18, 2020 3:06 pm
TheMasta
TheMasta
9 September 2020

Crack in shower tile & grout

Crack in shower tile & grout

Have you your tiles on concrete walls or on plasterboard structures? Anyway, you can remove the old grout and re-grind the joints. This is normal practice.

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TheMasta
Sep 09, 2020 6:18 pm
TheMasta
Coldallthetime
Coldallthetime
30 August 2020

Tool board materials

Tool board materials

Hi, I am looking at making a tool board, I don't have that many tools at the moment and will never have loads either. I have a gap that is 80cm wide and up to 210cm…

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Coldallthetime
Aug 30, 2020 2:12 pm

Hi, The time has come to remove this old air conditioner. The house is concrete block with render and a textured surface. I am assuming the repair will mirror how the…

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Goforthesummit
Aug 24, 2020 7:58 pm

I am hoping someone can tell me how to reinstall a rubber seal that came loose from a sliding aluminium window. Thanks in advance for helping me impress my girlfriend!

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Billisconfusef
Aug 11, 2020 1:44 pm
Cherie_P
Cherie_P
9 August 2020

Pump for water tank?

Pump for water tank?

I think the installation of water pumps is not possible for me. The last time I tried to install but the situation got worsed :lol:

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Cherie_P
Aug 09, 2020 6:13 pm
d@n
d@n
5 August 2020

Colorbond Paint Exterior Help please!

Colorbond Paint Exterior Help please!

Maybe stick with some of the cool whites like Lexicon or White on White.

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d@n
Aug 05, 2020 9:11 pm
katemaso
katemaso
5 August 2020

Ceiling paint looks chalky & patchy

Ceiling paint looks chalky & patchy

Did either of you end up fixing the ceiling and what did you end up doing to fix it?

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katemaso
Aug 05, 2020 7:18 pm
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2014
alexp79
Aug 03, 2020 3:58 pm
Pharian
Pharian
1 August 2020

Spa bath leaks only when jet used and after plug pulled

Spa bath leaks only when jet used and after plug pulled

So this seems really weird to me. We recently moved into a new house and we have an indoor spa bath that was apparently installed about 20 years ago then virtually never…

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Pharian
Aug 01, 2020 10:45 pm
Suejos
Suejos
27 July 2020

Water seeping through new slab problems

Water seeping through new slab problems

HI there, we are experiencing a similar problem, with a mancave built in a similar style. Wondering whether you have resolved the issue?

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2009
Suejos
Jul 27, 2020 9:49 am
Tallg18
Tallg18
15 July 2020

Garage chips - Waffle Foam showing

Garage chips - Waffle Foam showing

Builders concreter attended today and investigated the issue. He dug the foam out with wire and both chips were foam the had broken off and floated to the surface. I…

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Tallg18
Jul 15, 2020 11:24 pm
MyFirst
MyFirst
13 July 2020

Swelling of laminated floorboards

Swelling of laminated floorboards

I suspect could be a small spill of 20 cents or 50 cents size pool of liquid and it didn't dry in time and sipped into the gap... That's all it takes. Which I reckon can…

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MyFirst
Jul 13, 2020 11:07 am
wmrajput
wmrajput
12 July 2020

Cracks External Wall

Cracks External Wall

Hi All, My house 7 years old in Victorica, I just noticed this crack. At this stage is it just a minor cosmetic issue, or an indication of serious structural issues?…

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wmrajput
Jul 12, 2020 2:56 pm
Lexon
Lexon
30 June 2020

Landscaping/garage/kids cubby house DIY projects

Landscaping/garage/kids cubby house DIY projects

In my house, I do everything with my own hands. I do not trust anyone. My fence is made of brick, and I decided to decorate it a…

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Lexon
Jun 30, 2020 7:46 pm
Pauloswindon
Pauloswindon
23 June 2020

Tap plumbing advice

Tap plumbing advice

My tap popped out last night and I am trying to educate myself on how to fix it. I went to Reece’s this morning and got some new o rings. Unfortunately this has not…

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Pauloswindon
Jun 23, 2020 12:34 pm

Hi Everyone I am seeking advice regarding the DIY LIGHTNING ROD system system design and installation. I am certain I have the skills, experience, and tools to tackle…

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epowell
Jun 20, 2020 7:42 pm
epowell
Revinator
Revinator
19 June 2020

Tiling over splashback.

Tiling over splashback.

Hey Guys, Anyone tiled over glass splashback before? Planning on using mosaic diamond tiles over the existing colourback in my kitchen. I'm not keen on ripping out…

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Revinator
Jun 19, 2020 5:09 pm
Revinator
bad brains
bad brains
17 June 2020

Sewer repair options - relining?

Sewer repair options - relining?

Thanks for this by the way. At the risk of digging up an old thread, I just wanted to close it out with some useful info... 1. Lining with CIPP in WA costs about…

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bad brains
Jun 17, 2020 9:12 am
bad brains
Tonymoon
Tonymoon
14 June 2020

Stuck tap washer (jumper valve)

Stuck tap washer (jumper valve)

Hi boyds I just found your message it is along time ago but are you still contactable. I have the same problem and cannot figure how to remove the 'e tender bidy housing' Thankyou.

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Tonymoon
Jun 14, 2020 8:25 pm
JFitzys
JFitzys
12 June 2020

What type of plasterboard for backing switchboard?

What type of plasterboard for backing switchboard?

Hi there, hubby and I are insulating our garage. It shares a wall with neighbouring garage. Party wall is single stud frame. The neighbours switchboard is on the…

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JFitzys
Jun 12, 2020 9:57 am
mattscib
mattscib
11 June 2020

Advice on Plumbing

Advice on Plumbing

Thanks for the advice, when I went to do the repair, the 100mm pipe was more like an oval. It was previously backfilled with a large rock squashing the pipe. Left it to…

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mattscib
Jun 11, 2020 10:35 am
Gaudi
Gaudi
8 June 2020

Water Ingression

Water Ingression

Refer to consumer Victoria website for more information Some builders still use quote the 6-7 years. The builder for my house and pergola have both informed me that…

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Gaudi
Jun 08, 2020 1:07 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
3 June 2020

Rubber matting under concrete table??

Rubber matting under concrete table??

just place your top on the support frame, get underneath and run a bead of silicon around it. If you ever want to take the top off,get a sharp knife and cut the bead.

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oldchippy
Jun 03, 2020 1:20 pm

Hi, I'm needing some help with an outdoor pole. I have an outdoor steel sign that is showing surface rust. I'm just wondering the best way to go about it? I asked one of…

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MISIEK
May 29, 2020 12:54 pm
sburrows
sburrows
26 May 2020

Is this a pest eating my fig tree?

Is this a pest eating my fig tree?

So far I've asked my local internet forum. :-)

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sburrows
May 26, 2020 9:33 pm

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