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Wardrobe inners,doors etc

Wardrobe inners,doors etc

Hi all, I have been looking at putting in a wardrobe in my house, but do not feel that what I am being offered is value for money. I’d like to install myself, but, I…

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jknightsmith
May 14, 2018 12:26 am
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 11:13 am
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 6:01 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 12:26 pm
LynneB
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 8:27 pm
Bilboby88
Bilboby88
3 December 2016

Conduit Screw

Conduit Screw

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.

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Bilboby88
Dec 03, 2016 3:26 pm
alexwilcox
alexwilcox
13 September 2016

Handyman in Perth

Handyman in Perth

Ive used this Perth Handyman I used him for home maintenance and he helped with a new…

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alexwilcox
Sep 13, 2016 1:59 am
goody59
goody59
21 July 2016

Yard waste removal.

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!

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goody59
Jul 21, 2016 8:54 am
goody59
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misspaula
Jul 03, 2016 6:45 pm
AJW
AJW
15 June 2016

LED Downlights replacement didnt work

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…

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AJW
Jun 15, 2016 11:01 pm
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68BUS
Jun 13, 2016 8:57 am
samc
samc
25 May 2016

How to Remove Oil Based Paint from Venitian Blinds

How to Remove Oil Based Paint from Venitian Blinds

Not getting much luck. Tried heat, turps, metho, rubbing alcohol and acetone. Acetone works but strips the paint off the blinds also. The blinds are black so might just…

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samc
May 25, 2016 3:07 pm
Homehandyman
Homehandyman
12 May 2016

Gaps under colorbond fence - anyone used this?

Gaps under colorbond fence - anyone used this?

seems to have been a bit of looking here. I don't know if you've seen my other thread, I think that's the place I should report from.

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Homehandyman
May 12, 2016 9:53 pm
djr
djr
28 April 2016

Installing Patio roof tubing, question about brackets

Installing Patio roof tubing, question about brackets

Hi everyone, Just wondering if someone can please shed some light. Have a patio engineered, drawn up and approved by council. In the process of installing it at present…

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djr
Apr 28, 2016 1:09 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 February 2016

Double Track Hanging Sliding Door Hardware

Double Track Hanging Sliding Door Hardware

Failing that Lincoln Sentry are a large hardware supply company. I'm not sure if they're in Melbourne but I would assume like a lot of companies that they would ship…

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Stewie D
Feb 26, 2016 7:27 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 December 2015

Damaged 25 MM PVC Retic Pipe

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…

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SaveH2O
Dec 08, 2015 2:40 am
SaveH2O
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 November 2015

DIY - costing up a new home paint job

DIY - costing up a new home paint job

Just work out all your sq m of walls and ceiling then go by the guide on the cans as to how many sq m will be covered by a litre of paint. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 18, 2015 3:20 pm
traveln
traveln
14 November 2015

Replacing water heater drain valve

Replacing water heater drain valve

Glad all worked out for ya mate. Dont pay now we all will send the bill out lol

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traveln
Nov 14, 2015 8:49 pm
traveln
Noldi
Noldi
29 September 2015

Timber bean for inglenook fireplace

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. Received planning…

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Noldi
Sep 29, 2015 9:48 pm
dellam
dellam
23 September 2015

White thingy on brick wall

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…

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dellam
Sep 23, 2015 11:45 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
22 September 2015

Does wall sealer have to be perfect?

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…

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rebuilder86
Sep 22, 2015 7:55 pm
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
9 September 2015

Re painting door frames

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…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 09, 2015 10:32 am
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
28 August 2015

DIY Fencing

DIY Fencing

You can try getting your fencing from Stratco or Masters stores.

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mike100jobstodo
Aug 28, 2015 10:02 am
seekaleak
seekaleak
20 July 2015

How to get rid of the oil film from pool?

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…

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seekaleak
Jul 20, 2015 8:30 pm
seekaleak
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 July 2015

Not too sure how to fix sagging recess

Not too sure how to fix sagging recess

Bluegill 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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 10, 2015 9:44 am
StructuralBIMGuy
LarryEadson
LarryEadson
30 June 2015

Removing Colorbond roof panels

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…

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LarryEadson
Jun 30, 2015 4:51 pm
chippy
chippy
16 May 2015

How to repair cracked cement/brick steps? Pics attached.

How to repair cracked cement/brick steps? Pics attached.

Only problem is, that the concrete has cracked because the steel has rusted. The rust then expands causing the concrete to crack. If you don't stop the steel from rusting…

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chippy
May 16, 2015 9:32 pm
chippy
geroranger
geroranger
6 April 2015

Brick wall dissolving! Help!

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…

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geroranger
Apr 06, 2015 2:08 pm
carmania
carmania
27 March 2015

Repair hole in plasterboard wall

Repair hole in plasterboard wall

+1 NOT Asbestos! 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" …

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carmania
Mar 27, 2015 9:45 pm
33amc
33amc
4 February 2015

Gate sliding down hinge

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…

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33amc
Feb 04, 2015 7:41 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 February 2015

How to fix internal wall hairline cracks

How to fix internal wall hairline cracks

Hi Penpit 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…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 01, 2015 9:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy
bashworth
bashworth
28 January 2015

Building a low, wide picket gate

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.

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bashworth
Jan 28, 2015 6:44 am
bashworth
Althom
Althom
19 December 2014

Crimsafe Triple Lock Door Mechanism Adjustment

Crimsafe Triple Lock Door Mechanism Adjustment

Have exactly the same problem. Have had the locksmith out twice now. He reckons they're just crap locks. I've found you need to keep them well lubricated. Silicon lube seems best.

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Althom
Dec 19, 2014 7:49 pm
Althom
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 November 2014

Giving rendering a crack

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

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Stewie D
Nov 09, 2014 8:43 pm
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
27 October 2014

Best product for sealing an asbestos fence.

Best product for sealing an asbestos fence.

Just an fyi folks, this thread is over 3 years old and I suspect the OP has come up with a solution one way or the other by now ;-)

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Bluesuede
Oct 27, 2014 11:21 am
Bluesuede
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
16 September 2014

fridge plumbing hammer/bang when tap turned off

fridge plumbing hammer/bang when tap turned off

Thanks for the suggestions! Will try running all the taps to get rid of any air. The back tap was just replaced so not sure if that has affected it. Never really used it…

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xxkatxx
Sep 16, 2014 12:30 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
7 August 2014

How to paint rough clay pot

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…

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xxkatxx
Aug 07, 2014 3:21 pm
chippy
chippy
8 May 2014

How do I remove and a crumbled plastic bayonet light fitting

How do I remove and a crumbled plastic bayonet light fitting

It's electrical and it's a rental. Both very real reasons not to touch anything. Simply ring the agent and tell them the problem, they have to fix it.

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chippy
May 08, 2014 10:41 am
chippy
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 January 2014

Weatherboard Maintenance

Weatherboard Maintenance

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. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 28, 2014 4:09 pm
treelopper
treelopper
8 December 2013

reticulation

reticulation

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. Can any…

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treelopper
Dec 08, 2013 8:55 am
tamarind
tamarind
19 November 2013

mold inside the wall

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…

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tamarind
Nov 19, 2013 11:13 am
tamarind
Bullockholes
Bullockholes
20 October 2013

Sprinkler zone stays on

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…

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Bullockholes
Oct 19, 2013 11:37 pm
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
26 August 2013

Replace termite damaged bearer

Replace termite damaged bearer

Hi Pistol 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…

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cornellengineers
Aug 26, 2013 5:17 pm
cornellengineers
robbie55
robbie55
13 August 2013

Dishwasher plumbing

Dishwasher plumbing

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…

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robbie55
Aug 13, 2013 5:00 pm
robbie55
stoff
stoff
18 July 2013

Reset Limits on Garage Door (B&D MPC4)

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…

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stoff
Jul 18, 2013 2:19 pm
Althom
Althom
22 June 2013

Hot water not hot

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…

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Althom
Jun 22, 2013 10:34 am
Althom
sco77k
sco77k
14 June 2013

Stone cladding

Stone cladding

Hi MissEm, 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…

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sco77k
Jun 14, 2013 1:26 pm
sco77k
turtleschell
turtleschell
29 May 2013

Cutting a hole in a brick wall

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…

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turtleschell
May 29, 2013 12:14 am
jamt007
jamt007
30 April 2013

down pipes

down pipes

its impossible to see where the opening of the original down pipes are without removing roof tiles - so that is what i will do.

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jamt007
Apr 30, 2013 3:32 pm

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