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Gaudi
Gaudi
16 September

How to remove the grill for a drain cover

How to remove the grill for a drain cover

Have you done this yet? It’s the middle circle that needs to come out. Usually it is winded in. So twist it left to loosed and lift it. If it’s hard to shift try 2…

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Gaudi
Sep 16, 2018 9:13 pm
aussieta
aussieta
16 September

Help removing tap nozzle / aerator

Help removing tap nozzle / aerator

there is usually a "key" like a mag wheel lock nut tool if not a rubber strap wrench. but i have never seen one that will go that small

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aussieta
Sep 16, 2018 9:58 am
aussieta
Kelsp
Kelsp
15 September

Decorative plaster ceiling paint removal

Decorative plaster ceiling paint removal

Thanks for the tip. I'll look into that idea. I appreciate the feedback.

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Kelsp
Sep 15, 2018 1:18 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
8 September

rain water tank not filling

rain water tank not filling

You could jack up the whole house at one end 🤣. Seriously though, the gutters need re-alignment.

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arcadelt
Sep 08, 2018 9:03 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 September

Pipe sticking out underneath roof tile into guttering?

Pipe sticking out underneath roof tile into guttering?

Evap aircon discharge? A HWS installed in the roof space? Just lift a few tiles and see where they go. Note that PVC pipes installed in direct sunlight must be either…

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SaveH2O
Sep 08, 2018 1:25 pm
SaveH2O
arrow224
arrow224
6 September

Grainy image from CCTV

Grainy image from CCTV

It would be bad because of the BNC connections. Just because it has so many pixels doesn't mean that it is any good. This is the reason I went for IP camera setup, where…

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arrow224
Sep 06, 2018 8:35 pm
TheAussieOtaku
TheAussieOtaku
6 September

Leaking shed help?

Leaking shed help?

So on one side of my shed is a ditch where water has slowly rotted away the cement sheeting and I need a way to remedy it, do I just concrete it back up??

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TheAussieOtaku
Sep 06, 2018 5:44 pm
RjMaan
RjMaan
3 September

Fixing up old timber kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts

Fixing up old timber kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts

I think sticking them with glue can be a good option. See whether it is helpful or not.

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RjMaan
Sep 03, 2018 12:03 am
RjMaan
RjMaan
2 September

Benefits of Aluminium Pool Fencing

Benefits of Aluminium Pool Fencing

I like the concept of fencing the swimming pool. It not only looks impressive but it also protect it from others to dive into it.

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RjMaan
Sep 02, 2018 10:20 pm
RjMaan
RjMaan
2 September

Removing glass panel from Caesar Stone

Removing glass panel from Caesar Stone

Well, i really like that red color on the glass but if your want to remove this red tape from the glass than i think you should just rip it off.

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RjMaan
Sep 02, 2018 10:17 pm
Jacobite
Jacobite
29 August

Correct deflection in floor - hybeam joists

Correct deflection in floor - hybeam joists

With all due respect, we're talking about a 10mm deflection over 3.6 metres that hasn't moved in almost 12 years. Most people wouldn't even worry about it. However being a…

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Jacobite
Aug 29, 2018 5:50 pm

Annual Termite inspection

Annual Termite inspection
1, 2

Termites cannot eat brick or concrete, so your walls and floor are safe but can eat anything else that has cellulose, wool carpets, skirtings, joinery,…

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building-expert
Aug 28, 2018 6:44 am
building-expert

Door misalignment issue

Door misalignment issue

If you had a competent pre purchase inspection done then the issues would have been pointed out to you during purchase cooling off period, giving you an option to…

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building-expert
Aug 15, 2018 3:04 pm
building-expert

home cleaning services

home cleaning services

I can personally recommend Fantastic Services Group as a cleaning company - https://fantasticservicesgroup.com.au/c ... -services/ , they offer all kinds of services, not…

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MelanieJohnson8501
Aug 14, 2018 8:09 pm
MelanieJohnson8501
arcadelt
arcadelt
29 July

Asbestos shed

Asbestos shed

Only way to be sure is to have it tested. Find a small piece that is broken off and take it to a testing lab. It should cost you less than $50. Be sure to take precautions…

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arcadelt
Jul 29, 2018 7:29 pm
aussieta
aussieta
21 July

Asbestos???

Asbestos???

Seems like asbestos to me, I had the same problem last year and it looked very similar. So it's definitely best to get it tested. I fixed it with the help of and I…

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aussieta
Jul 21, 2018 8:24 am
aussieta
knhchris
knhchris
18 July

Is it possible for me to do this water leak job?

Is it possible for me to do this water leak job?

Hi all, Thank you for all your replies. I have applied a silicone as a temporary fix. It has been working so far. I definitely agree with getting a professional to do…

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knhchris
Jul 18, 2018 8:55 am

White set coat

White set coat

Hello, Wondering if any one knows or if there is even a difference in this. My walls are all under white set coat and I would like to start some painting. Before painting…

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Superdrooper
Jul 08, 2018 8:12 pm

Hello, I was inspecting an apartment close to the sea which I've fallen for, but saw some apparent rust marks on the ceiling metal trellis feature to the balcony. Took a…

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hiki08
Jul 08, 2018 6:19 pm
JB1
JB1
7 July

Window replacement on weatherboard house

Window replacement on weatherboard house

At the same time as you may need new trim for new windows anyway.

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JB1
Jul 07, 2018 4:37 am

Fibro is just an Australian name for any building sheet that is made from a combination of fibre and binders, so don’t get wrapped around the axles about the…

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arcadelt
Jun 30, 2018 9:05 am

Removing paint from old timber

Removing paint from old timber

For me paint stripper is the best way but not the cheapest of ways, sanding or alike is dusty and dirty which you end up wearing. If you use the right amount of good…

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Carpentacular
Jun 07, 2018 4:34 pm
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Maliyan
May 30, 2018 8:04 pm
Southies
Southies
22 May

Renovating garden bench

Renovating garden bench

::cheerleader:: wow thanks rogerwilco ! such a detailed and extremely helpful reply. You've been an emormous help. Again thank you O:-)

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Southies
May 22, 2018 11:30 am
Southies

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

Hi there, Desperate need of guidance and advice on my loft bed project. I'm in no way an expert builder and even tho I'm quite good with woodworking, I've not…

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Renomum
May 04, 2018 12:45 am
Renomum
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marina12
May 03, 2018 3:58 pm
marina12

Shower screen exploded

Shower screen exploded

I read an article about someone installing a DIY glass shower screen which exploded. This is a huge risk to take with the safety of your self and family. Something like…

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Gloria55
May 02, 2018 12:08 pm
RjMaan
RjMaan
22 March

Lawnmover for small backyard

Lawnmover for small backyard

In these days, most of the people find it hard that how they can be able to repair their lawn mowers. I have a perfect solution for them. There is a well-known available…

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RjMaan
Mar 21, 2018 11:48 pm

Water leak through the roof window

Water leak through the roof window

Hi AlexeyYakovlev Welcome to the forum Did you take photos when it was being installed? Check the manufacturer's installation manual

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 10, 2018 8:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
7 March

remove stain from render

remove stain from render

If you’re in Melbourne please private message me the plumber’s details. I’ll be needing to do the same. The builder floated out bowed facade and didn’t fix the…

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Gaudi
Mar 07, 2018 10:18 pm

I have 6 laminated merbau timber posts (150mmx150mm) at the front of my house as part of the facade that were installed 2 years ago as part of the build and are now…

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Bella19
Feb 15, 2018 6:15 pm
faykis
faykis
12 February

How to keep spiders away?? Desparate!!!!!!!

How to keep spiders away?? Desparate!!!!!!!

sir, you need a pest control service for help.if you live in Australia you can visit https://pestexperts.com.au

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faykis
Feb 12, 2018 9:10 pm
faykis
thieled
thieled
11 February

Painting internal stairs

Painting internal stairs

I've ripped up the carpet from our internal stairs and are planning to paint them. Treads and risers are pine. Would like to do in a solid colour e.g. light for risers and…

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thieled
Feb 11, 2018 7:44 pm

How to re-adjust colorbond gate to fence

How to re-adjust colorbond gate to fence

Is it possible to relocate the door hinges to the opposite post which is attached to the house? Just a thought!

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 04, 2018 1:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
Jacaranda Bug
Jacaranda Bug
31 January

Kemgrout haze, left too long on porcelain tiles

Kemgrout haze, left too long on porcelain tiles

Hi. I've looked for an answer here, and found a reference to Poultice Stain Remover from Aquamix. We are also trying sugar water, straight metho, and phosphoric acid…

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Jacaranda Bug
Jan 31, 2018 8:21 pm

Hi all, I wanted to see if there was a easy method to achieving a privacy screen when i have 65mm posts holding up my fence. The only off the shelf ones i see work with c…

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parralegend
Jan 26, 2018 12:03 pm
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
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 10:07 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 8:15 pm
building-expert
building-expert
12 January

Powerpoint leakage

Powerpoint leakage

Get for this issue, you can be facing quite the hazard here.

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building-expert
Jan 12, 2018 9:32 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 9:42 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 10:50 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 7:36 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 6:21 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 6:01 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 9:02 pm
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 7:43 pm

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