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Door misalignment issue

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…

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building-expert
Aug 15, 2018 3:04 pm
building-expert

home cleaning services

home cleaning services

I can personally recommend Fantastic Services Group as a cleaning company - https://fantasticservicesgroup.com.au/c ... -services/ , they offer all kinds of services, not…

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MelanieJohnson8501
Aug 14, 2018 8:09 pm
MelanieJohnson8501

This is the world's slowest kitchen reno. i've got old kitchen cabinet Jo that I'm going to paint. I have sanded, filled and undercoated the cupboard doors. The drawer…

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First reno
Aug 06, 2018 1:44 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
29 July

Asbestos shed

Asbestos shed

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…

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arcadelt
Jul 29, 2018 7:29 pm
aussieta
aussieta
21 July

Asbestos???

Asbestos???

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…

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aussieta
Jul 21, 2018 8:24 am
aussieta

I need to remove the drain cover so I can clear the drain. The water is not running away and is flooding the balcony. Any ideas how to remove it please?

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Pauloswindon
Jul 18, 2018 2:30 pm
knhchris
knhchris
18 July

Is it possible for me to do this water leak job?

Is it possible for me to do this water leak job?

Hi all, Thank you for all your replies. I have applied a silicone as a temporary fix. It has been working so far. I definitely agree with getting a professional to do…

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knhchris
Jul 18, 2018 8:55 am

White set coat

White set coat

Hello, 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…

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Superdrooper
Jul 08, 2018 8:12 pm

Hello, 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…

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hiki08
Jul 08, 2018 6:19 pm
JB1
JB1
7 July

Window replacement on weatherboard house

Window replacement on weatherboard house

At the same time as you may need new trim for new windows anyway.

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JB1
Jul 07, 2018 4:37 am

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…

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arcadelt
Jun 30, 2018 9:05 am

Removing glass panel from Caesar Stone

Removing glass panel from Caesar Stone

If you have another surface in mind other than the caesarstone splashback I'd be leaving it there if it's affixed well seeing it looks a good flat surface to work off.

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Carpentacular
Jun 07, 2018 4:48 pm

Removing paint from old timber

Removing paint from old timber

For me paint stripper is the best way but not the cheapest of ways, sanding or alike is dusty and dirty which you end up wearing. If you use the right amount of good…

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Carpentacular
Jun 07, 2018 4:34 pm
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Maliyan
May 30, 2018 8:04 pm
Southies
Southies
22 May

Renovating garden bench

Renovating garden bench

::cheerleader:: wow thanks rogerwilco ! such a detailed and extremely helpful reply. You've been an emormous help. Again thank you O:-)

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Southies
May 22, 2018 11:30 am
Southies

Wardrobe inners,doors etc

Wardrobe inners,doors etc

Hi all, 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…

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jknightsmith
May 14, 2018 12:26 am

Hi there, 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…

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Renomum
May 04, 2018 12:45 am
Renomum
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marina12
May 03, 2018 3:58 pm
marina12

Shower screen exploded

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…

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Gloria55
May 02, 2018 12:08 pm

COST Aluminum pool fencing is a cheap, long lasting alternative to fencing your pool. The flat top…

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Forever Fences
May 02, 2018 10:26 am
Forever Fences
RjMaan
RjMaan
22 March

Lawnmover for small backyard

Lawnmover for small backyard

In these days, most of the people find it hard that how they can be able to repair their lawn mowers. I have a perfect solution for them. There is a well-known available…

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RjMaan
Mar 21, 2018 11:48 pm

Water leak through the roof window

Water leak through the roof window

Hi AlexeyYakovlev Welcome to the forum Did you take photos when it was being installed? Check the manufacturer's installation manual

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 10, 2018 8:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
7 March

remove stain from render

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…

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Gaudi
Mar 07, 2018 10:18 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…

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Bella19
Feb 15, 2018 6:15 pm
faykis
faykis
12 February

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

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

sir, you need a pest control service for help.if you live in Australia you can visit https://pestexperts.com.au

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faykis
Feb 12, 2018 9:10 pm
faykis
thieled
thieled
11 February

Painting internal stairs

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…

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thieled
Feb 11, 2018 7:44 pm

How to re-adjust colorbond gate to fence

How to re-adjust colorbond gate to fence

Is it possible to relocate the door hinges to the opposite post which is attached to the house? Just a thought!

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 04, 2018 1:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Jacaranda Bug
Jacaranda Bug
31 January

Kemgrout haze, left too long on porcelain tiles

Kemgrout haze, left too long on porcelain tiles

Hi. I've looked for an answer here, and found a reference to Poultice Stain Remover from Aquamix. We are also trying sugar water, straight metho, and phosphoric acid…

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Jacaranda Bug
Jan 31, 2018 8:21 pm

Hi all, 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…

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parralegend
Jan 26, 2018 12:03 pm
samc
samc
18 January

Securing Water Filter Push Fitting/Water Leak Detection

Securing Water Filter Push Fitting/Water Leak Detection

Thanks. I think I need something that ensures each end is pushed in rather than clamped though. Any ideas for that?

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samc
Jan 18, 2018 11:13 am
albert_carver
albert_carver
16 January

Running cables in ceiling

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…

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albert_carver
Jan 16, 2018 10:07 pm

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…

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Waspy78
Jan 15, 2018 8:15 pm
building-expert
building-expert
12 January

Powerpoint leakage

Powerpoint leakage

Get for this issue, you can be facing quite the hazard here.

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building-expert
Jan 12, 2018 9:32 am
building-expert
Althom
Althom
10 January

Issue with light pendant

Issue with light pendant

Are you a licenced Electrician? If not you've just broken the law and voided your home insurance

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Althom
Jan 10, 2018 9:42 am
Althom
Caydenn
Caydenn
2 January

Mount Numbers On Letter Box

Mount Numbers On Letter Box

Hey Peter, 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.

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Caydenn
Jan 02, 2018 10:50 am
Caydenn
arcadelt
arcadelt
31 December 2017

Insulation

Insulation

One layer is fine, but get the best R-rating you can afford. Most important is to ensure there are no gaps between batts and also the joists, and don’t forget to put…

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arcadelt
Dec 31, 2017 7:36 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
12 December 2017

Screwing Into Plaster Ornament

Screwing Into Plaster Ornament

Yes, you wouldn't use that fake wooden base - the plaster rose takes the place of that. Your electrician should connect the cable to the mains in the same way the…

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arcadelt
Dec 12, 2017 6:21 pm
nicjam
nicjam
4 December 2017

Drill Recommendation

Drill Recommendation

Hi All, Am after a drill recommendation, initially it will be for drilling into plaster / bricks as I will be installing curtains in our new house. Not wanting to spend a…

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nicjam
Dec 04, 2017 6:01 pm
xaviertips
xaviertips
20 November 2017

Roof restoration 1

Roof restoration 1

I am not sure if you guys are talking about labour costs or what. But i am responsible for quite a lot of roof restorations in South Australia and there is no way that I…

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xaviertips
Nov 20, 2017 9:02 pm
xaviertips
xaviertips
7 November 2017

how to replace the damaged pulley in manual roller shutters?

how to replace the damaged pulley in manual roller shutters?

Check out you tube to find some videos. There are normally loads of how to videos. If you are pretty good at following instructions over the phone get in contact with…

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xaviertips
Nov 07, 2017 7:43 pm
VandM
VandM
6 November 2017

White spots on windows and white streaky bricks.

White spots on windows and white streaky bricks.

We have recently moved into a new house and after they have used an acid wash to clean the mortar off the bricks it has left a white streaky effect running down the…

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VandM
Nov 06, 2017 8:49 pm
Tanyamallie
Tanyamallie
21 October 2017

Floor sanding - chatter

Floor sanding - chatter

We laid a brand new hardwood floor and hired a drum sander from Bunnings. We started at 40 grit, 60, 80 then 100. We then hired a rotary sander and used 120 discs on the…

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Tanyamallie
Oct 21, 2017 5:35 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
8 October 2017

Windows Frames

Windows Frames

What are they made of? If metal, you could have them vinyl wrapped like a car. The wrappers might find it a bit of a weird request, but it should work and would be fully…

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arcadelt
Oct 08, 2017 10:28 pm
HenryO
HenryO
2 October 2017

DIY Question: Best way to hold down Engineered Timber Floor

DIY Question: Best way to hold down Engineered Timber Floor

Good Day All, I'm looking to do a small home renovation for our guestroom. I was thinking of replacing the floor with wood laminates from a nearby. My questions are,…

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HenryO
Oct 02, 2017 8:29 pm
HenryO
LizD
LizD
26 September 2017

Chipboard wall unit repair

Chipboard wall unit repair

Thanks. The cat is neutered and on cat Valium.

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LizD
Sep 26, 2017 6:00 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
30 August 2017

Cleaning up skirting board

Cleaning up skirting board

White silicone would work.

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arcadelt
Aug 30, 2017 8:07 pm
arodc
arodc
12 August 2017

Painting timber fence – which spray gun?

Painting timber fence – which spray gun?

I have a timber fence with lapped treated pine palings (i.e. no gaps) that I needs to paint both sides of. It is about 40m long and 2m high. I figure it’s going to be…

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arodc
Aug 12, 2017 3:20 pm

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