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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 12:13 pm
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 11:07 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 9:15 pm
building-expert
building-expert
12 January

Powerpoint leakage

Powerpoint leakage

You have a doubt. Get your electrician to check it.

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building-expert
Jan 12, 2018 10:32 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 10:42 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 11:50 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 8:36 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 7:21 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 7:01 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 10:02 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
19 November 2017

remove stain from render

remove stain from render

yes the quickest way is to use washing powder. prefferably one without bleach, so just stuff for colours. mix it with water, about half a scoop for a 10l bucket. be sure…

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rebuilder86
Nov 19, 2017 10:54 am
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 8:43 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 9:49 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 6:35 pm
SteveOzDIY
SteveOzDIY
21 October 2017

Lawnmover for small backyard

Lawnmover for small backyard

Maybe you could try a cordless battery mower like Ryobi and Ozito sell in Bunnings. They're not cheap though, my dad got one for his small yard and it was close to $400,…

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SteveOzDIY
Oct 21, 2017 12:20 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 11:28 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 9:29 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 7:00 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 9:07 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 4:20 pm
aussieta
aussieta
8 August 2017

How to remove this top handle

How to remove this top handle

i agree that puller is cheaper than i remember them to be

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aussieta
Aug 08, 2017 6:35 pm
aussieta
johnted
johnted
21 July 2017

Termite control

Termite control

Hi, If you are using Boracol as a teak deck or other algae/mould treatments then I would recommend Boracol…

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johnted
Jul 21, 2017 5:15 am
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 July 2017

Small size cove cornice

Small size cove cornice

Logman I assume you are referring to plaster repair work? They make a 42mm timber cove you can plane down?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 14, 2017 5:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
garfield28
garfield28
14 July 2017

Colorbond gates

Colorbond gates

Hi mate, Nah, it's still on the list to be done

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garfield28
Jul 14, 2017 3:31 pm
ChelseaS
ChelseaS
14 July 2017

Garage Door Ceiling not Level! Help!

Garage Door Ceiling not Level! Help!

Hi, how's your garage door? Is it working fine? I think it's not that serious damage.

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ChelseaS
Jul 14, 2017 3:09 pm
Grharris2002
Grharris2002
10 July 2017

Repair Porch Wall (Shotcrete???)

Repair Porch Wall (Shotcrete???)

Ive had some advice that the texture is easy to do by pulling the trowel away from the wall. I just dont know what type of plaster or render I need. Any ideas?

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Grharris2002
Jul 10, 2017 1:58 pm
Calvin McCoy
Calvin McCoy
8 July 2017

home cleaning services

home cleaning services

There are many companies offering cleaning services at professional level. Not only home cleaning services but office cleaning services as well. You can search on…

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Calvin McCoy
Jul 08, 2017 6:01 pm
Calvin McCoy
arcadelt
arcadelt
4 July 2017

plane or sand veranda posts and roof for varnishing?

plane or sand veranda posts and roof for varnishing?

I wouldn't plane or sand them, but just oil them with something that will protect the colour but not be shiny.

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arcadelt
Jul 04, 2017 6:54 pm
suesea04
suesea04
29 June 2017

Ceiling paint looks chalky & patchy

Ceiling paint looks chalky & patchy

We are having the same issue. Country NSW, ceiling was perfectly fine but in a tinted colour prior so wanted to paint it white. Used Taubmans easy coat flat white. Four…

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suesea04
Jun 29, 2017 10:14 pm
CameronRobertson
CameronRobertson
7 June 2017

Brainstorming ideas on backyard

Brainstorming ideas on backyard

I would agree about the pavers too. Unless of course you entirely hate the tiles that are chosen and it seems like the original job is really bad. From what I can see in…

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CameronRobertson
Jun 07, 2017 4:55 pm
CameronRobertson
charlie007
charlie007
6 June 2017

Brick wall dilemma

Brick wall dilemma

build a plaster wall to cover the brick wall

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charlie007
Jun 06, 2017 4:03 pm
mrk11
mrk11
5 June 2017

Door Jamb replacement- How much?

Door Jamb replacement- How much?

How much would it cost to get a carpenter to remove and replace 3 door jambs?

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mrk11
Jun 05, 2017 2:19 pm

Nice ideas. Even I love to transfer the junk into the reusable products. I have never experimented with the big ideas like this but had created some small things to decor…

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Dave_66
Jun 03, 2017 9:26 am
charlie007
charlie007
2 June 2017

Help with tile roof repair

Help with tile roof repair

I have difficulty finding someone who can / is willing to who can repair broken tiles, and re-bedding and re-pointing ridge capping. Any recommendation would be…

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charlie007
Jun 02, 2017 12:38 pm
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loise1996
Jun 01, 2017 6:55 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
20 May 2017

Pump - Underground Water Tank - Noises ?

Pump - Underground Water Tank - Noises ?

Solenoids are not in my area of expertise, sorry.

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SaveH2O
May 20, 2017 6:45 pm
SaveH2O
garymck
garymck
3 May 2017

Drainage problem HELP!

Drainage problem HELP!

Hi, I have a drainage problem. The home is a 100 year old weatherboard. On one side, dirt has been piled up above the level of the barge boards and a concrete path laid…

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garymck
May 03, 2017 10:37 am
grinder
grinder
15 April 2017

Toilet plumbing

Toilet plumbing

or what I know toilets regardless of their position use a trap pipe other than that There should not be a problem

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grinder
Apr 15, 2017 1:21 pm
grinder
vladguan
vladguan
11 April 2017

Firmamatic Panel Lift Door Opener Issue

Firmamatic Panel Lift Door Opener Issue

All, I have a Firmadoor panel lift door with the Firmamatic opener with the rectangular remote with the cream coloured button. It was installed in 2005. Recently, the…

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vladguan
Apr 11, 2017 2:25 pm
LynneB
LynneB
6 April 2017

Sprinkler timer error "fault"

Sprinkler timer error "fault"

Have you tried to manually turn it on using the controller?

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LynneB
Apr 06, 2017 1:26 pm
LynneB
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
30 March 2017

What are these services

What are these services

Ask the strata manager.

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SaveH2O
Mar 30, 2017 11:50 pm
SaveH2O
buzurk
buzurk
24 March 2017

Wall stud weight?

Wall stud weight?

Champion thank you

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buzurk
Mar 24, 2017 11:13 pm
cili7
cili7
24 March 2017

Fill Gaps in Shed

Fill Gaps in Shed

Key word here is RENTAL. First thing to do is speak to agent. Either have their tradie do it, or gain permission from owner to do it yourself. Not doing that and using…

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cili7
Mar 24, 2017 9:34 pm
cili7
cili7
24 March 2017

solar hot water

solar hot water

Plumber. You stuff that up and it could be very costly to the solar array on your roof. Plus you'll have insurance issues if you try to claim water damage later. Get a…

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cili7
Mar 24, 2017 9:27 pm
building-expert
building-expert
17 March 2017

drainage responsibility

drainage responsibility

From what you posted you have paid for capped service provisions for future use, that would require complete hook up to sewerage. It seems builder missed it and now does…

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building-expert
Mar 17, 2017 12:56 pm
building-expert


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