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Melly03
Melly03
13 October 2010

Damaged Colourbond Watertank

Damaged Colourbond Watertank

Thanks for your response Syrus :-)

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Melly03
Oct 13, 2010 6:16 am
camelia
camelia
13 October 2010

Laundry Reno

Laundry Reno

Can I ask how much you were quoted? If my builder goes to completion bill will be approx $8800 incl gst (of course he wants cash) that's just for the labour.

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camelia
Oct 13, 2010 2:23 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
14 October 2010

Salt Damp

Salt Damp

A siloxane treatment is about $80 L/M. But before you treat the symptom you need to find the cause. Siloxane treatment by us is covered by a 10 year warranty. Rising damp…

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onc_artisan
Oct 14, 2010 6:18 pm
onc_artisan
chippy
chippy
16 October 2010

changing door handle holes now to big

changing door handle holes now to big

As a carpenter, if I was stuck with the handles or just absolutely had to have them, then I'd just hang new doors. It takes about an hour to hang a door and fit the lock,…

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chippy
Oct 16, 2010 3:57 pm
chippy
chippy
chippy
18 October 2010

Skirting Boards Coming Away From The Wall

Skirting Boards Coming Away From The Wall

You need to let us know what sort of house construction you have. If you have brick internall walls you will need to dowel and nail the skirting back. If you have a framed…

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chippy
Oct 18, 2010 5:00 pm
chippy
smartskinbuilding
smartskinbuilding
22 October 2010

Removing excess rubber sealant

Removing excess rubber sealant

Don't bother with proprietary potions to remove silicone residue, they don't work. Silicone is too inert once its gone off to be cleaned unless you use some really nasty…

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smartskinbuilding
Oct 22, 2010 9:07 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
24 October 2010

Water leaking where verandah joins the house

Water leaking where verandah joins the house

All of that but I'd prefer to hear Poly urethane used as silicone sealants breakdown/dry out/pull away.

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onc_artisan
Oct 24, 2010 9:03 am
onc_artisan
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
26 October 2010

McCulloch Whipper Snipper

McCulloch Whipper Snipper

Folks, I'm leaving this one there. For the poster, It isn't normally permitted to post such things here at Homeone. However in the interests of promoting reuse and repair…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Oct 26, 2010 1:13 am
TheGardenWhisperer
mathewc73
mathewc73
27 October 2010

Pitted/Corroded brickwork

Pitted/Corroded brickwork

Hi, I own an 80 year old double brick house and some of the bricks have started to pitt which the leads to complete erosion of the brick (ie turns to powder). I have…

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mathewc73
Oct 27, 2010 8:50 am
Madmal1
Madmal1
27 October 2010

Double Brick - Cracking, clay soil and hydraulic engineers

Double Brick - Cracking, clay soil and hydraulic engineers

As a structural engineer giving advice on such matters in Canberra for the past 27 years I'd say 'bluey' is pretty much on the money. Although I would suggest that…

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Madmal1
Oct 27, 2010 9:20 am
ChargerWA
ChargerWA
29 October 2010

Jarrah Skirting, Architraves and Door Frames

Jarrah Skirting, Architraves and Door Frames

Hi Rdiq, You will only find jarrah architraves and skirting in a real top end home new homes, if you specifically ask for it due to it being expensive. With old growth…

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ChargerWA
Oct 29, 2010 10:51 pm
ChargerWA
rodderick
rodderick
1 November 2010

Caroma Pressalit toilet hinge - $$$$$$

Caroma Pressalit toilet hinge - $$$$$$

Anyone find a cheaper option for the Pressalit 2000 hinges, $145 or so at Reece's. I think it is on a Reflection suite, or at least that is what…

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rodderick
Nov 01, 2010 11:17 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
4 November 2010

How to cosmetically improve botched section of brick fence

How to cosmetically improve botched section of brick fence

You could cut out the mortar and replace it with a colored mortar, but you'd have to mix the mortar before hand and let some set to see what the color will end up being.…

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chrisandkate
Nov 04, 2010 10:21 am
chrisandkate
chrisandkate
4 November 2010

External Wood Checking

External Wood Checking

Wouldn't it be a good idea to sand and repaint now whilst there is less chance of rain? Not sure about you but I tend to to hang my clothes out in clear skies not rainy

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chrisandkate
Nov 04, 2010 10:23 am
jassy
jassy
4 November 2010

Water flows into shed between slab and shed walls .

Water flows into shed between slab and shed walls .

Another good idea. And it might be easier than the flashing. Thanks mate.

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jassy
Nov 04, 2010 5:21 pm
builda
builda
7 November 2010

Verandah roof leaking near house

Verandah roof leaking near house

You can purchase that foam from the same supplier where the laserlite was purchased. It is sometimes shaped to match the roof profile and it seals those gaps

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builda
Nov 07, 2010 10:57 am
builda
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qonyx
Nov 07, 2010 11:27 am
qonyx
asterix79
asterix79
11 November 2010

Asbestos or not?

Asbestos or not?

Sorry for the late reply. We ended up getting our bathrooms and…

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asterix79
Nov 11, 2010 7:28 pm
angiebuds
angiebuds
14 November 2010

Anyone Recommend a good roofer in Sydney

Anyone Recommend a good roofer in Sydney

You can look for the Roofing Solutions. This is based on Sydney. They can offer services like roof maintenance and heritage roofing.

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angiebuds
Nov 13, 2010 11:46 pm
Vicked
Vicked
15 November 2010

Recommend ceiling repairer in Perth

Recommend ceiling repairer in Perth

Hi, I own an investment property in Perth, but I live in New Zealand (it's my old house, I moved here from Perth). It's being managed by a real estate company, but not…

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Vicked
Nov 15, 2010 12:39 pm
foc1
foc1
17 November 2010

Re sheeting a coro roof?

Re sheeting a coro roof?

I just did a full install and it is not rocket science providing there are 2 people on the job it is easy. And also if it is windy dont bother, I assume that is why the…

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foc1
Nov 17, 2010 8:20 am
yellowranger
yellowranger
17 November 2010

Help: Any electricians here?... problem with light.

Help: Any electricians here?... problem with light.

My advice is to replace the complete fitting-by the time you get the tombstone replaced and find other bits astray inside the fitting, jettison the…

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yellowranger
Nov 17, 2010 8:17 pm
yellowranger
yellowranger
17 November 2010

Just cleaned our house's gutter..

Just cleaned our house's gutter..

LOL... to be honest i think i am the one who threw up those cans maybe im just to stupid not to remember those stuffs.

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yellowranger
Nov 17, 2010 9:12 pm
camelia
camelia
18 November 2010

Leaking skylight

Leaking skylight

Thermal imaging...I wonder how it works? does it have to be done during rain when the leak is active? I'm guessing so

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camelia
Nov 18, 2010 9:52 am
asylum119
asylum119
29 November 2010

How do you prep plaster for painting??

How do you prep plaster for painting??

Firstly make sure the join is flat by sliding a paint scraper the whole way along the join. If some parts of the tape are proud (sticking out too far) you will need to cut…

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asylum119
Nov 29, 2010 6:30 pm
asylum119
asylum119
29 November 2010

Sagging Ceilings

Sagging Ceilings

Next time you pass a construction site pull in and see the foreman as he can suggest trades that you know are in work and trusted, But remember to get extra quotes to make…

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asylum119
Nov 29, 2010 9:28 pm
Tree Hugger
Tree Hugger
4 December 2010

hUGE tREE and CRACKS

hUGE tREE and CRACKS

Its a long bow to draw to assume a tree would cause cracks in a house on reactive clay soils which is around 100 years old. It should be expected to have cracks which open…

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Tree Hugger
Dec 04, 2010 10:50 am
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Deemaree
Dec 06, 2010 2:23 pm
Deemaree
amilelka
amilelka
9 December 2010

Paint cracking?

Paint cracking?

Possible causes: -Hot weather during set coat application causes the plaster to dry too fast, and crack -Moisture ingress (eg. rising damp, leaking roofs etc) If there is…

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amilelka
Dec 09, 2010 8:36 pm
Bam
Bam
11 December 2010

HELP!!!! My dog has peed on the carpet

HELP!!!! My dog has peed on the carpet

Urine-Off is worth it's weight in gold. Available for cats and dots, it's an enzyme based…

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Bam
Dec 11, 2010 10:36 pm
Bam
Lex
Lex
12 December 2010

Skirting Boards Coming Away From The Wall

Skirting Boards Coming Away From The Wall
1, 2

Thanks very much, chippy! Yeah, when I think of it a bit more, it's not easy, especially with the fine details/scribing :( Thanks again :D

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Lex
Dec 12, 2010 8:17 am
Lex
perthhandyman
perthhandyman
16 December 2010

Cleaning Metallic Patio Pillars

Cleaning Metallic Patio Pillars

The metallic patio pillars in my home is starting to get dirty... There is some white patches on it and needs a good clean Any good products to recommend? or would it be…

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perthhandyman
Dec 15, 2010 11:28 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
19 December 2010

Old house - no water meter!

Old house - no water meter!

Also has no tap handle so wondering how to turn it off. Ring Sydney water and tell them the handle is missing on the meter. They'll…

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vvs mand
Dec 19, 2010 10:46 am
prov1xno1
prov1xno1
19 December 2010

Santorini 26 by *M* - Home falling apart!!

Santorini 26 by *M* - Home falling apart!!

hi shelz.. i have built with M aswell ive been in my house for roughly 1 year. my slab is m class. just wondering were abouts are you from. i feel bad for you as i know…

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prov1xno1
Dec 19, 2010 1:55 pm
camelia
camelia
22 December 2010

raw timber window frame

raw timber window frame

Thanks chrisandkate, I tried a timber preservative with a copper napthenate solution...I'm advised by the hardware store that because it is in slightly oily solution that…

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camelia
Dec 22, 2010 3:05 pm
abbeybox
abbeybox
1 January 2011

Render Question - Sand finish to Acrylic

Render Question - Sand finish to Acrylic

Hi All I need some advice. The builder has made a fairly large mistake and I want it fixed properly. We asked for an acrylic render finish and they have completed the…

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abbeybox
Jan 01, 2011 4:19 pm
Glennb
Glennb
5 January 2011

Ceiling Patching and Painting

Ceiling Patching and Painting

hey stratastruggler what id suggest for your holes in the ceiling depends on the size of them ... if they are the size of a fist or so you will have to place a backing…

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Glennb
Jan 05, 2011 10:02 am
~perthgirl~
~perthgirl~
5 January 2011

Paint Shop in WA

Paint Shop in WA

We just used the Solver paint shop on High Road in Willetton - if you're with the RAC you can get up to 30% discount. They had great service and were very patient as we…

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~perthgirl~
Jan 05, 2011 12:47 pm
SteveH
SteveH
5 January 2011

Burning/Electrical smell in one room only

Burning/Electrical smell in one room only

I know this post is a bit late, but.. this is also a common problem when using low energy lighting (anything with an integrated DC SMPS (electronic ballast) in light…

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SteveH
Jan 05, 2011 10:21 pm
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
7 January 2011

Best Paintbrush Brand

Best Paintbrush Brand

Purdy I still have one that is 9 years old and paints like new

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mecha-wombat
Jan 07, 2011 10:17 pm
mecha-wombat
boyds
boyds
8 January 2011

Stuck tap washer (jumper valve)

Stuck tap washer (jumper valve)

Hi I need to provide an update on this after completing the job. This tap is for the shower and due to the depth of the wall there is a spindle extender. So before I…

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boyds
Jan 08, 2011 2:53 pm
bashworth
bashworth
8 January 2011

Hair line cracks and rusted mesh in concrete balcony

Hair line cracks and rusted mesh in concrete balcony

I think you need to get an expert to have a look at this. Basically the problem is that the steel reinforcement should be about 40mm from the surface. With this depth of…

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bashworth
Jan 08, 2011 3:32 pm
bashworth
DJVaughan
DJVaughan
9 January 2011

Advice Required Drainage and Ag Line

Advice Required Drainage and Ag Line

Will do , although this last bout of rain hsa lasted about two months!! Thanks again.

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DJVaughan
Jan 09, 2011 8:50 pm
pezz
pezz
9 January 2011

Roof Replacement Perth

Roof Replacement Perth

Im currently looking to replace my concrete tiled roof with colorbond. Anyone have any experience with Perth companies and can provide recommendations? Pezz

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pezz
Jan 09, 2011 9:08 pm
pezz
wizard
wizard
10 January 2011

What type of paint to use?

What type of paint to use?

Haymes Solashield (not available in all states easily) is the best exterior paint on the market, self-priming and it was the first to come out with a 15 year guarantee,…

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wizard
Jan 10, 2011 8:28 am
wizard
just Erin
just Erin
10 January 2011

Needed: plumber with leak detector (Doncaster VIC 3108)

Needed: plumber with leak detector (Doncaster VIC 3108)

Hi, I found a leak at the end of the driveway. Please PM me if anyone know any plumber in Doncaster (VIC 3108) area who got a leak detector since…

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just Erin
Jan 10, 2011 7:20 pm
just Erin
stormbouy
stormbouy
12 January 2011

waterpfoofing an old deck with a room underneath

waterpfoofing an old deck with a room underneath

I was just wondering if anyone knew of a good way to waterproof an old deck with a fibro cement floor I had a quote of $2000 for a paint on plastic membrane,but i reckon…

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stormbouy
Jan 12, 2011 8:36 pm
grinder
grinder
15 January 2011

Oil versus Acrylic paints

Oil versus Acrylic paints

Lexicon comes to mind 1% black o white however I find it too cold of a colour personally would add some red to it too. Acrylic paints do not flow out of the brush easily…

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grinder
Jan 15, 2011 8:15 am
grinder
grinder
grinder
16 January 2011

water problem..needs repairing

water problem..needs repairing

Never mind the pics from outside the pipe is causing damage inside the building this in itself is enough evidence for the body corporate to act calling the appropriate…

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grinder
Jan 16, 2011 9:48 pm
grinder

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