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Attaching Steel Legs To Concrete Table?

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…

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MClark
Apr 04, 2020 8:32 pm
MClark
boardpig
boardpig
2 April

Curtain rail attachments

Curtain rail attachments

Man, never thought these would be so hard to find. even the curtain shop didnt know what they were

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boardpig
Apr 02, 2020 5:33 pm
MClark
MClark
28 March

Front door lock jammed

Front door lock jammed

Looks to me you need to get a big flat head and try pull the barrel back in. Good luck

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MClark
Mar 28, 2020 6:52 pm
MClark
Pulse
Pulse
25 March

Underpinning an internal wall, DIY solutions

Underpinning an internal wall, DIY solutions

if it’s only an attic you probably won’t need to underpin, especially if it is masonry and in good condition as the footing has proven to be adequate. This is…

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Pulse
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.…

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Nooshie
Mar 17, 2020 5:24 pm
shafaqat309
shafaqat309
14 March

Munns Kikiyu Grass Seeds

Munns Kikiyu Grass Seeds

Hi 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…

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shafaqat309
Mar 14, 2020 12:01 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 March

Rain water tank plumbing?

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…

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SaveH2O
Mar 11, 2020 7:25 pm
SaveH2O
Jason_
Jason_
11 March

Tile grout haze cleaning?

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. Tried…

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Jason_
Mar 11, 2020 3:46 pm
jbooval
jbooval
8 March

How to get paint to stick to old fibro? oil based or acrylic

How to get paint to stick to old fibro? oil based or acrylic

Have you had the fibro tested if it contains asbestos? I would not be doing any paint preparations until you can be certain. No sanding, scraping, drilling etc.

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jbooval
Mar 08, 2020 8:44 am

Update: 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). Further…

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badlands
Mar 01, 2020 11:03 am
Revinator
Revinator
25 February

Repairing a broken soap holder

Repairing a broken soap holder
1, 2

I had the same thing happen at my old house. Replacements are expensive and painful should you need to cut to size.

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Revinator
Feb 25, 2020 3:50 pm
Revinator
Brett0004
Brett0004
14 February

Water Ingression

Water Ingression

No they will want it fixed so it doesn't keep happening costing them money.

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Brett0004
Feb 14, 2020 7:39 pm
CF Design
CF Design
13 February

Aluminium windows

Aluminium windows

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…

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CF Design
Feb 13, 2020 5:28 pm
kriss
kriss
12 February

Peeling paint on rendered brick walls

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…

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kriss
Feb 12, 2020 1:58 pm
Norfolk
Norfolk
30 January

Skirting boards pulling away from wall and floor tiles

Skirting boards pulling away from wall and floor tiles

Hi wil4kat How did McDonald_Jones Homes respond when you advised them of the defects? Were they rectified promptly and appropriately? What is the status now? How a volume…

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Norfolk
Jan 30, 2020 7:14 pm
harvo
harvo
29 January

Grinding concrete flush with brick wall

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…

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harvo
Jan 29, 2020 2:00 pm
suevi
suevi
23 January

Advise on repairing/repainting weatherboards

Advise on repairing/repainting weatherboards

Hi Rob Looks great. Do you mind if I ask if the team were from Melbourne? Am in a similar situation myself with no experience with timber home. Cheers Sue

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suevi
Jan 23, 2020 9:49 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 January

I drilled through a PVC pipe under concrete slab..what now?

I drilled through a PVC pipe under concrete slab..what now?

Unfortunately, you have a standard wet system and if you are on Bay of Biscay, you don't need this sort of issue plus the pipe might connect to more than one downpipe. A…

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SaveH2O
Jan 09, 2020 1:36 pm
SaveH2O
Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson
7 January

Modern look for my bedroom

Modern look for my bedroom

Hi Maria, Home renovation is an arduous but fun task. I recommend using to try and experiment with…

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Eric Johnson
Jan 07, 2020 10:15 pm
Manic
Manic
5 January

Water pressure valve

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!

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Manic
Jan 05, 2020 2:20 pm
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
23 December 2019

Poor white set plaster / paint

Poor white set plaster / paint

Could you provide some pictures please?

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thepa1nter
Dec 23, 2019 6:52 pm
thepa1nter
Adil
Adil
23 December 2019

neighbours slab is about 2 feet high wonder if this requires

neighbours slab is about 2 feet high wonder if this requires

Yes thats right because their land was below my slab as in the picture but after they poured their slab it got high around 2feet so they must have done the fill.

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Adil
Dec 23, 2019 9:00 am
Mandi
Mandi
21 December 2019

Paint splash on rendering

Paint splash on rendering

Thanks very much for that! Yes I’m thinking either way damage will occur so touch up is best. Cheers

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Mandi
Dec 21, 2019 7:21 am
pvegas
pvegas
21 December 2019

Roots blocking drain

Roots blocking drain

Tnx alot. i have an issue with a client of mine, i'll check your solution.

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pvegas
Dec 21, 2019 1:00 am
briggow
briggow
18 December 2019

Install aircon in door

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…

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briggow
Dec 18, 2019 11:20 am
Brentc
Brentc
17 December 2019

No water to toilets or outdoor taps

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…

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Brentc
Dec 17, 2019 5:56 pm
KamadoJusto
KamadoJusto
12 December 2019

Cover gap between wardrobe and wall

Cover gap between wardrobe and wall

the cupboard has bowed. Very good chance the wire for the switch is running up the wall. Remove the with plate to check, then screw below.

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KamadoJusto
Dec 12, 2019 9:10 pm
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
12 December 2019

Repairing lumpy render patch

Repairing lumpy render patch

I would personally use a 5 -inch grinder with a sanding disk, You might be able to buy a cheapy at Bunnings.

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thepa1nter
Dec 12, 2019 7:17 pm
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
12 December 2019

Fixing a large crack on front facade - Brick wall - rendered

Fixing a large crack on front facade - Brick wall - rendered

There is an acrylic polymer render available, it sticks to anything and will probably do your job nicely. Just gouge out the crack and trowel it in and clean it up with a…

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thepa1nter
Dec 12, 2019 7:10 pm
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
thepa1nter
5 December 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
3 November 2019

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
ben888
ben888
1 November 2019

Building a concrete pillar

Building a concrete pillar

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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 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 2019

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
Pauloswindon
Pauloswindon
9 September 2019

Leaking balcony

Leaking balcony

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Pauloswindon
Sep 09, 2019 2:21 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
27 August 2019

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

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