DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Jan 18, 2018 11:13 am
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…
solar hot water
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.
Mar 24, 2017 8:27 pm
Hi All, Just trying to attached some conduit on a brick wall with some half saddles. Not too sure on what screws I should be using.
Handyman in Perth
Ive used this Perth Handyman
I used him for home maintenance and he helped with a new…
Yard waste removal.
I have a tip close by- Wollert in Victoria, Australia if that helps you being near Ontario, Canada. Transport to here may be a little expensive. If I was you I would burn it!
LED Downlights replacement didnt work
Sorry chiming in late here.
Firstly the MR16 LED's all have the driver built in, they are designed as a drop in replacement for halogen downlights.
Don't confuse a…
Jun 13, 2016 8:57 am
Damaged 25 MM PVC Retic Pipe
If you want to repair it rather than cap it, you simply get a short off cut of 25mm pressure pipe say about 45mm - 50mm long, cleanly split it length ways, remove a small…
Timber bean for inglenook fireplace
Hi All first post on this forum, please let me know if I'm doing it wrong.
Doing a conversion to an American timber and steel barn, just north of Perth.
Sep 29, 2015 9:48 pm
White thingy on brick wall
It's salts coming out of your bricks
Retic would be hitting it , brick gets wet and as water leaves the brick , salt comes with it
U need to clean it with hfl ( hydro…
Does wall sealer have to be perfect?
obviously white set plaster walls.
The sealer is really just pulling all the plaster together and binding it. The patchiness is just different areas of the plaster…
Re painting door frames
If you want your door frame colour to look consistent, re-paint the whole door frame. You have to first remove any surface rust or loose paint from your door frame with a…
You can try getting your fencing from Stratco or Masters stores.
How to get rid of the oil film from pool?
Compounds showcased for swimming pools are proteins that communicate with your pool's chemicals to separate oils and other natural matter. Numerous catalyst items likewise…
Not too sure how to fix sagging recess
Whats needed is a wider photo shot
It appears the gap is wider in the middle than at the edge,
if so, which indicates that they have spaned the opening with a…
Removing Colorbond roof panels
It's more than likely that the existing roof has left asbestos dust in your roof which might be worth removing while you have the chance too. Roof spaces tend to collect a…
Brick wall dissolving! Help!
Thanks for all your comments and help guys.
I'm not sure that I will be able to completely stop it, but I will try to slow down the effects.
First on the list is to fix…
Repair hole in plasterboard wall
Looking at the pics, you have an older home built post war in the 50's or 60's. In South Australia we have a slang for it, we call it "Horse Hair" …
Gate sliding down hinge
Or, lift the gate to the height it needs to be, drill a hole into the gate frame just below the hinge and put some sort of pin in to stop it dropping.
Or weld a tab on to…
Feb 04, 2015 7:41 pm
How to fix internal wall hairline cracks
You will need to identify the causes of brick cracking unfortunately masonry walls in perth are not reinforced. More info & pics required
Where is it build,are…
Building a low, wide picket gate
I would be going to a local steel fabrication company to build a frame in square steel tube.
The lighter the gate the less trouble it will be.
Giving rendering a crack
Are you talking acrylic rendering or the older style sand/cement plaster ? If by perforated bricks you mean extruded like these
How to paint rough clay pot
Anyone have any experience painting rough clay pots? All I can find is the smooth terracotta pots I have waterproofing stuff from when we did our planter boxes so can do…
Well done. Over the years I've seen some very nice timber work done on the outside of houses and maintenance is the key to keeping it looking good.
i have a problem with my bore making a banging noise when starting up on 1st station. I go and undo the solenoid and tighten it backup again and then its okay.
mold inside the wall
I think you have to put an exhaust fan as well and a window inside the bathroom if you have none. Even if you are able to remove that, it will come back if the root cause…
Sprinkler zone stays on
Hi, I have an old Oasis gardener 6 sprinkler controller which comes on when set in auto but zone 1 will not switch over to zone 2. It seems to just stay on. I can stop it…
Replace termite damaged bearer
Very tricky. External walls in buildings this age normally support the wall studs and often the studs notch into the bearer. Can you upload a photo from under…
There should be a separate cold water tap for the dishwasher in the cabinet beside rather than behind the dishwasher. Waste normally goes into the same drain as your sink…
Reset Limits on Garage Door (B&D MPC4)
I had to replace a pin in the drive gear of the garage door, B&D MPC4, and then attempted to set the upper and lower limits of the door again. I followed the…
Jul 18, 2013 2:19 pm
Hot water not hot
Thanks, this is what I suggested to DAH when we did handover but they flat out refused to get the plumbers back. Guess I'll have to get a plumber in - seems there's no end…
I have just completed a DIY project of cladding 2 brick pillars in stacked stone.
The best adhesive to use is a 2 part system. I used Davco SE-7 mixed with…
Cutting a hole in a brick wall
I'd get a real good strong solid door for security reasons. I might attempt what you're planning in the future. Don't know why the heck I didn't add it to the plan in the…
its impossible to see where the opening of the original down pipes are without removing roof tiles - so that is what i will do.
DIY 'roll on' render
If my memory serves me correct approx $150 for the large tin (10litres?)
Apply with a long nap roller in small sections; rolling slightly for the desired effect.