DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Dec 03, 2023 3:28 pm
DIY fence gate motor installation? Easy?
I mean, I install them/sell them for a living so I haven't done DIY, unless you count the first one I installed lol. (electrician by trade).
Usually a 6-8 hour job for…
Hoping someone might be be to provide some advice on my ceiling that needs repair. Photos attached, but seems like the alcove (??) is pulling away.
Backyard Construction Project
That laser level looks lovely! We bought one for less than a quarter of that price off eBay. It worked really well for us and it's still going now, five years later. After…
MGP10 pine for an island
Are you going to have the frame exposed or are you cladding it with something.
Usually if you are making an exposed frame you would use solid legs around 100x100 or…
At a bit of a loss on this one - we're thinking the original owners never removed the protective laminate covers from their kitchen cabinets after installation and in the…
Jul 21, 2023 7:15 pm
Was hoping someone has some advice on how to fix this improperly secured rainhead.
Our wall is rendered hebel and the screw securing the rainhead has come loose…
Soil against brick shed
I'm in WA and our sandy soils make drainage a bit easier but this is what I'd be doing.
Dig down to your footings and let the wall dry out. Clean it all well by brushing…
Leaning House piers
That’s very helpful information. Will find out more from there. Much appreciated.
Rainwater Tank not filling
But if it is a ground level open pit, then it is not a charged system.
No surprises there.
The pipes have obviously been altered and there would be a reason for this.…
Water always sits in this area what's the best option to fix it?
I am renovating a 1920s house in Victoria and have a concrete column in the front porch.
There is a gap at the bottom of the column which I assume should be…
Wall plaster/rendering question
Unless you have a damp issue, either failed waterproofing in a wet area, a leaking pipe or rising damp, moisture shouldn't be an issue. You can usually tell if you have…
Correct installation of acrow prop support
Thanks for your input. It is a skillion roof carrying both ceiling and roof loads. I didn't think of LVL so I will look at this option. I will be screwing timber into top…
It would be difficult and require removal for machining in a workshop.
Not sure what the edge treatment is on that but perhaps pencil round? might cause some dramas in…
I've gone under my house to see if I can find the cause of the high moisture in our home. While crawling around in the damp ground, I came across copper pipes and noticed…
Thanks for your input arcadelt and structuralBIM guy. I did have an independent inspector review the slab during the build with no concerns raised.
I also haven't done…
A nightmare discovery
So noticed some water damage to my timber floorboards and upon pulling off the plaster boards noticed a heap of water damage to the building structure and sub floor (2nd…
Onn TV not Connection Problem
Are you in Australia?
Did you import the tv?
The reason I am asking is the Wi-Fi standards are slightly different, you may need to change the region settings on the tv.
Is it ok from legal point of view to DIY construct a drain from backyard to the nearest surface drain? So essentially i will have to dig around the surface drain, cut…
How to turn off main water pipe?
The valve you show is a right angle ball valve.
It soulds like when you turned it off some water started to drain out of the system.
When you put it back you then…
I built my house three years ago with Simomds. The shower has tiled base. Recently the grout surrounding my shower drain has fallen out and it has opened a…
Water Seeping through back wall
First time post, so hopefully I get the details right. We have an old'ish 1960s queenslander, where we have a downstairs room that was added later on, but built…
Safety of recycled pallet
just paint it if you are worried. If it has come from overseas it would be treated, if local maybe not.
Aug 07, 2022 11:03 pm
Hey guys. Recently bought a house and these gaps need to be refilled. Some are just completely empty now, some still have a cracked substance in it. Not sure what it is…
Peeling paint repair
patch with hard plaster/cornice, then maybe put some Topcoat in areas that haven't come up to well. sand and paint
Painting concrete shower base
Trying to find a paint or similar to paint an old concrete shower base( the ones with mosaic tiles in the middle)
It's a rental property so preferably something …
Jul 15, 2022 12:52 am
I have a mirror around 20kg with four holes in each side as you see in the picture. How to hang it on the wall please? I don’t want to use normal plug and screw…
Jul 11, 2022 11:05 pm
Joining 100MM Charged DWV System
Have only just seen this thread.
You probably had a bit of grit or similar on one of the surfaces. I assume you never used primer which should always be used on a…
Hi, I had just bought a new filter (image attached, link below) to replace in my Philips PowerPro vacuum and what I see now is…