DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Attaching Steel Legs To Concrete Table?
If you cast them in I'd suggest welding them to a plate and casting the entire plate in with the threads off that.
If you chemset get a spanking new quad tip drill bit…
Curtain rail attachments
Man, never thought these would be so hard to find. even the curtain shop didnt know what they were
Mar 25, 2020 7:02 am
Hi guys. Any advice GREATLY appreciated.I have a 2 storey 1970s townhouse. It's one of two, attached by a concrete block wall.…
Munns Kikiyu Grass Seeds
I purchased Munns Kikuyu seeds from bunnings about 2 months ago. I can see some grass is coming up from seeds but I am not sure is that Kikuyu or just rye grass. I…
Rain water tank plumbing?
I thought that the base was a stand and having a pump under there is no surprise.
Do you see any leaf diverters fitted to the top of the downpipes?
You have a wet…
Tile grout haze cleaning?
I'm at my wits end with this.
House is all tiles. I have the most stubborn grout haze in history.
Mopping multiple times with strong floor cleaners was useless.
What if there are no weep holes? This entire wall (and another) have filled in vents but I cannot see a single weep hole anywhere (covered up or not).
No they will want it fixed so it doesn't keep happening costing them money.
Yes this is normal for new aluminium windows.
It runs under the channel and there should be a couple of vents on the outside too.
It allows condensation to run down the…
Peeling paint on rendered brick walls
I think/hope you're right.
Any recommendations for a good binder sealer?
Also any suggestions on what I should use to fill the imperfections on the finish (I was just…
Feb 12, 2020 1:58 pm
Grinding concrete flush with brick wall
Yeah, sorry about the late reply.
I purchased a segmented diamond cut off wheel for my 5" grinder and made a series of vertical cuts about 10mm apart, then chipped…
Jan 29, 2020 2:00 pm
Jan 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Water pressure valve
Awesome thanks. Got a pressure gauge and put it on the front tap. Watched the pressure increase as I turned the restrictor screw Happy days!
Jan 05, 2020 2:20 pm
Paint splash on rendering
Thanks very much for that! Yes I’m thinking either way damage will occur so touch up is best. Cheers
Dec 21, 2019 7:21 am
Install aircon in door
I want to install my box aircon into a hollow closet door I have and I will then remove the outside door and replace it with the door I have made with the aircon in…
No water to toilets or outdoor taps
I have a 5 year old home. It has a water tank that feeds the toilets and some of the outdoor taps. Today my toilets have stopped filling and outdoor taps get a very low…
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…
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…
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…