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kexkez
kexkez
27 July 2013

Forum Terms of Use

Forum Terms of Use

It seems we have a number of threads where members find it difficult to agree to disagree without starting a slanging match and being rude. Regardless of who starts this…

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kexkez
Jul 27, 2013 4:29 pm
kexkez
NewbGrdner
NewbGrdner
13 August

Lawnmover for small backyard

Lawnmover for small backyard

I'm looking to a lawnmower for a small backyard (100m2) and I was wondering whether anyone had any recommendations.

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NewbGrdner
Aug 13, 2017 11:04 pm
arodc
arodc
12 August

Painting timber fence – which spray gun?

Painting timber fence – which spray gun?

I have a timber fence with lapped treated pine palings (i.e. no gaps) that I needs to paint both sides of. It is about 40m long and 2m high. I figure it’s going to be…

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arodc
Aug 12, 2017 3:20 pm
aussieta
aussieta
8 August

How to remove this top handle

How to remove this top handle

i agree that puller is cheaper than i remember them to be

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aussieta
Aug 08, 2017 5:35 pm
aussieta
paparazi257
paparazi257
3 August

home cleaning services

home cleaning services

There are many companies offering cleaning services at professional level. Not only home cleaning services but office cleaning services as well. You can search on…

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paparazi257
Aug 03, 2017 6:44 pm
paparazi257
johnted
johnted
21 July

Termite control

Termite control

Hi, If you are using Boracol as a teak deck or other algae/mould treatments then I would recommend Boracol…

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johnted
Jul 21, 2017 4:15 am

Small size cove cornice

Small size cove cornice

Logman I assume you are referring to plaster repair work? They make a 42mm timber cove you can plane down?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 14, 2017 4:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
garfield28
garfield28
14 July

Colorbond gates

Colorbond gates

Hi mate, Nah, it's still on the list to be done

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garfield28
Jul 14, 2017 2:31 pm
ChelseaS
ChelseaS
14 July

Garage Door Ceiling not Level! Help!

Garage Door Ceiling not Level! Help!

Hi, how's your garage door? Is it working fine? I think it's not that serious damage.

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ChelseaS
Jul 14, 2017 2:09 pm

Repair Porch Wall (Shotcrete???)

Repair Porch Wall (Shotcrete???)

Ive had some advice that the texture is easy to do by pulling the trowel away from the wall. I just dont know what type of plaster or render I need. Any ideas?

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Grharris2002
Jul 10, 2017 12:58 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
4 July

plane or sand veranda posts and roof for varnishing?

plane or sand veranda posts and roof for varnishing?

I wouldn't plane or sand them, but just oil them with something that will protect the colour but not be shiny.

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arcadelt
Jul 04, 2017 5:54 pm
suesea04
suesea04
29 June

Ceiling paint looks chalky & patchy

Ceiling paint looks chalky & patchy

We are having the same issue. Country NSW, ceiling was perfectly fine but in a tinted colour prior so wanted to paint it white. Used Taubmans easy coat flat white. Four…

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suesea04
Jun 29, 2017 9:14 pm

Brainstorming ideas on backyard

Brainstorming ideas on backyard

I would agree about the pavers too. Unless of course you entirely hate the tiles that are chosen and it seems like the original job is really bad. From what I can see in…

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CameronRobertson
Jun 07, 2017 3:55 pm
CameronRobertson

Brick wall dilemma

Brick wall dilemma

build a plaster wall to cover the brick wall

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charlie007
Jun 06, 2017 3:03 pm
mrk11
mrk11
5 June

Door Jamb replacement- How much?

Door Jamb replacement- How much?

How much would it cost to get a carpenter to remove and replace 3 door jambs?

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mrk11
Jun 05, 2017 1:19 pm

Nice ideas. Even I love to transfer the junk into the reusable products. I have never experimented with the big ideas like this but had created some small things to decor…

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Dave_66
Jun 03, 2017 8:26 am

Help with tile roof repair

Help with tile roof repair

I have difficulty finding someone who can / is willing to who can repair broken tiles, and re-bedding and re-pointing ridge capping. Any recommendation would be…

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charlie007
Jun 02, 2017 11:38 am
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SaveH2O
May 20, 2017 5:45 pm
SaveH2O

Running cables in ceiling

Running cables in ceiling

The only regulation you need to worry about is the one that requires this type of work to be carries out by qualified and licenced persons.

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1960sModernistHome
May 07, 2017 8:47 am
1960sModernistHome
garymck
garymck
3 May

Drainage problem HELP!

Drainage problem HELP!

Hi, I have a drainage problem. The home is a 100 year old weatherboard. On one side, dirt has been piled up above the level of the barge boards and a concrete path laid…

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garymck
May 03, 2017 9:37 am
qebtel
qebtel
29 April

Roof restoration 1

Roof restoration 1

And ditto here. to recolor the whole roof and do some repointing cost me $5-600 and that included $200 for a painter to come out for a few hours and spray it all with his…

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qebtel
Apr 29, 2017 6:38 pm
grinder
grinder
15 April

Toilet plumbing

Toilet plumbing

or what I know toilets regardless of their position use a trap pipe other than that There should not be a problem

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grinder
Apr 15, 2017 12:21 pm
grinder
vladguan
vladguan
11 April

Firmamatic Panel Lift Door Opener Issue

Firmamatic Panel Lift Door Opener Issue

All, I have a Firmadoor panel lift door with the Firmamatic opener with the rectangular remote with the cream coloured button. It was installed in 2005. Recently, the…

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vladguan
Apr 11, 2017 1:25 pm
LynneB
LynneB
6 April

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
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SaveH2O
Mar 30, 2017 10:50 pm
SaveH2O
buzurk
buzurk
24 March

Wall stud weight?

Wall stud weight?

Champion thank you

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buzurk
Mar 24, 2017 10:13 pm
cili7
cili7
24 March

Fill Gaps in Shed

Fill Gaps in Shed

Key word here is RENTAL. First thing to do is speak to agent. Either have their tradie do it, or gain permission from owner to do it yourself. Not doing that and using…

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cili7
Mar 24, 2017 8:34 pm
cili7
cili7
24 March

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

drainage responsibility

drainage responsibility

From what you posted you have paid for capped service provisions for future use, that would require complete hook up to sewerage. It seems builder missed it and now does…

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building-expert
Mar 17, 2017 11:56 am
building-expert
clone
clone
28 February

Help with verandah

Help with verandah

Hey whats up guys. Just a quick inquiry. I'm looking at building a slim flat roof verandah covering one side of my house. Approx 21m x 1m (yep 1m that's the gap between my…

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clone
Feb 28, 2017 11:54 am
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
16 February

Re-Painting Brick

Re-Painting Brick

Impossible to solve the issue from within. Water seeping through the brick will damage anything u apply to it after a while. Whether it be from mould apores or aimply…

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rebuilder86
Feb 16, 2017 11:37 am
tfosydney
tfosydney
14 February

I want to install timber decking on my small balcony

I want to install timber decking on my small balcony

Timber look tiles would look great. Seeing that it's an outdoor area, it would be advisable to get an R11 anti-slip product as they provide more grip especially when it…

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tfosydney
Feb 14, 2017 2:18 pm
tfosydney

Anyone had professional tile/grout cleaning???

Anyone had professional tile/grout cleaning???

Calling a company for tile cleaning is definitely a better alternative than trying to scrub the tiles yourself. Companies have specialised equipment, which uses steam and…

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BrandonCrayden81
Feb 06, 2017 11:43 pm
BrandonCrayden81
Wes2824
Wes2824
4 February

Updating exterior of a dark brown brick home

Updating exterior of a dark brown brick home

Hi I have a 70's dark brown brick home with a brown tiled roof and yellow cream coloured eaves, gutters, garage door, fence and fascia board. The windows have bronze…

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Wes2824
Feb 04, 2017 1:19 pm
aspire029
aspire029
4 February

Advice DYI Water feature Wall Projecting Spillway

Advice DYI Water feature Wall Projecting Spillway

Hey Guys Hope im posting in the correct forum and respecting the rules here. I am doing some work in the backyard with landscaping, im a bit of a handy man. I have a…

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aspire029
Feb 04, 2017 12:13 pm
qebtel
qebtel
3 January

neighbours have damaged fence. Who's cost to repair is it?

neighbours have damaged fence. Who's cost to repair is it?

Whatever percentage of blame is their fault, is the percentage of repair costs they pay. Seems obvious they are 100% at fault.

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qebtel
Jan 03, 2017 9:14 am
gib802
gib802
30 December 2016

What should I be doing to fix this flooding

What should I be doing to fix this flooding

I have a similar problem in my place once every four or five years when heavy rain over several days can cause water from a neighbouring battle-axe driveway to flow over…

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gib802
Dec 30, 2016 12:09 am
GabrielleRenee
GabrielleRenee
27 December 2016

New toilet install left a hole on the tiles!

New toilet install left a hole on the tiles!

Did you get something sorted out in the end?Your picture isn't showing up.

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GabrielleRenee
Dec 27, 2016 4:55 pm
aussieta
aussieta
27 December 2016

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants

well lucky me, the small amount of wood shavings i found under window frame are from carpenter ants found a small amount of wood shavings, looks like when you sharpen a…

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aussieta
Dec 27, 2016 1:07 pm
aussieta
crash76
crash76
15 December 2016

Engineered Yellow tongue floating floor

Engineered Yellow tongue floating floor

Hi, does anyone know which manufacturers would have made an engineered floating timber floor that uses plasti yellow tongue as the joiner? I'm wanting to match the wood,…

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crash76
Dec 15, 2016 7:13 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 December 2016

Decaying brick mortar

Decaying brick mortar

You haven't said how old the house is. Many new houses now have a "Performance Based Solution" aka Alternative Solution that allows the brickies to use a mortar mix that…

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SaveH2O
Dec 13, 2016 12:57 pm
SaveH2O
Adam.M
Adam.M
13 December 2016

Land Levelling/ Landscaping

Land Levelling/ Landscaping

You can try getting a man with a dingo/excavator. You will pay for min 4 hrs at around $400 but they are good at what they do. They will excavate your land, remove it (at…

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Adam.M
Dec 13, 2016 10:23 am
mrfixit
mrfixit
7 December 2016

patching brickwork

patching brickwork

I havent done much brickwork. I need to patch up a few cracks on the brickwork ( 4 ) joint together not sure how to keep the joints strong as they are offset…

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mrfixit
Dec 07, 2016 4:53 pm
JackT
JackT
6 December 2016

Painting an old fence

Painting an old fence

This is better option to paint over worn wooden fence but before it you have to see that this is in condition to paint it or not. I would suggest you to attached a photo…

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JackT
Dec 06, 2016 4:38 pm
JackT
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


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