DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
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…
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.
Well I've done it !
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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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…
home cleaning services
Are you a busy homeowner? You might be looking for the local home cleaning services. You can hire the professionals from…
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,…
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…
I may have died due to moisture.
Switch probably still works though.
As another member said, get a sparky, and perhaps have them attend to other jobs that…
I'm a recent first home buyer and looking for some advice on the quality of my weatherboards.
The house is 10 years old so I figured they would at least need…
The top part that has wheels and attaches the top of the bi-fold roller door has broken off.
Can someone please help me to identify the name of the part (or a…
Walling over windows
The only issue with your plan is that the weep holes at the bottom of the fixed window and in the sliding tracks need to be allowed to drain. You can leave the glass in place.
White set coat
White set should always have an oil based sealer applied before anything, this seals and bonds the white set.
Then undercoat, fill, sand, touch up undercoat and two coats…
Jan 27, 2019 9:24 am
Decent vacuum cleaner
If you're going cordless apparently the higher the voltage the better suction, Dyson and LG seem to be the flagship jobs but around $350 and up.
You can get a Nilfisk…
Leaking shed help?
The best and cheapest alternative is aluminium composite paneling. Usually concrete structures in the course of time can become victim to weathering. But these panels can…
Jan 17, 2019 9:39 pm
Hi all, as you can see in the photos I have a nail (or maybe some other type of fixing) slowly working it's way out of my living room ceiling. You can see the same thing…
First time participating on this forum which looks like an excellent resource for reciprocal support, looking forward to contributing.
We have a lingering…
Jan 05, 2019 7:28 am
On the inside of the hinge where the two arms come together (the large round part) there is a hex head bolt (I think it's 5mm by memory) just tighten this a quarter turn…
I am.wanting to install two timber floating shelves in my kitchen, one above another. First one just above where the splashback tiles finish. It's only about…
I have popped plasterboard to my outdoor studio and after much research on installing the plasterboard I realised that I made a mistake with installing it. My issue…
Need advice - almost finished my deck!
OK, or what it’s worth my decking boards are attached to my steel frame using self-tapping screws, but with square driver holes. I suggest that longer self-tapping…
Water leak through window frame
First thing is to take the blind down so it doesn’t get damaged, and anything else under the leak that is getting wet.
Unless there is a leak from a pipe in the wall…
Help removing tap nozzle / aerator
Going on the picture it looks as if it is a female aerator and may screw off under the groove section in the photo. I usually use a thin bit of rubber like an outlet…
Oil stain on deck
Firstly full disclosure that i am a complete nuffy when it comes to DIY.
I have managed to leave several integrain exterior ultraclear stains on my merbau deck when…
Nov 18, 2018 4:34 pm
rain water tank not filling
Just came across this thread, this is a late answer and the OP is probably long gone but here goes.
Is any water at all going down the downpipe? It would be extremely…
Recently bought a late 50s, clinker-brick style house in Melbourne. I took down some plasterboard on the ceiling and the paint was just peeling off. I think some of…
Hi, I’ve chased in a 40mm air con drain to below the floor level where a future deck will be constructed, I just don’t know what type of rendering product I need to…
Super soaked corner in backyard
Neighbor is in our North East side, and this issue wasnt there in previous years during winters. Their shed is hardly 200mm higher than fence so no trealy too much of a…
Oct 15, 2018 10:25 am
Help Identifying pipe
I agree, gas.
Gas is yellow and larger in diameter than water pipes.
Don't touch it.