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funnybunny
funnybunny
20 April

Sealing Gas heater brevis underground duct

Sealing Gas heater brevis underground duct

Hi everyone Question about Brevis gas heating undergound - was recently installed by previous owners (<1 year old) but live in a relatively large house - 4 bdr - and only…

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funnybunny
Apr 20, 2024 10:51 pm
sudhir
sudhir
20 April

Plumbing roots blocking PVC pipe

Plumbing roots blocking PVC pipe

3 pipes are coming from upstairs bathroom. 40mm from bathroom sink, 50mm from shower and another 50mm from the bathtub. Highly unlikely that any of these will be open at…

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sudhir
Apr 20, 2024 9:19 am
Callifo
Callifo
18 April

Hang 10kg mirror on dry wall.

Hang 10kg mirror on dry wall.

Ditto 3M Claw, expensive but best thing I've used to date. I put two of the 11kg ones in for a 12kg mirror on the wall, and its been great for 4 years now.

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Callifo
Apr 18, 2024 6:21 pm
Pulse
Pulse
16 April

Brick work cracks

Brick work cracks

could be the footing or being hard up against the other wall with no expansion joint or both. You could try again with brick mesh and use some sticky back foam against the…

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Pulse
Apr 16, 2024 6:06 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
5 April

Advice on Waterproofing brick veneer

Advice on Waterproofing brick veneer

fair question about the slope. Re soil I mean that it doesn't look like reactive clay which swells and shrinks with wetness/dryness. If the floors in your house are…

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ponzutwo
Apr 05, 2024 10:11 am

Hi, I have an old fence/barrier made of treated pine logs bolted to plates and these are bolted to very large metal posts/girders. The plates and bolts are rusted through…

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MSSM
Apr 01, 2024 4:13 pm
sreh
sreh
13 March

Attaching a flyscreen in a rental

Attaching a flyscreen in a rental

Follow up question - any ideas on how to set up a portable air conditioner through this kind of window?

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sreh
Mar 13, 2024 8:43 pm

Hi all I've got a brick garage/shed at the back of my house. It's been hit at some point (before I owned it) and has a large crack running down through the bricks. I want…

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ML24WA
Mar 12, 2024 10:14 pm
Pulse
Pulse
10 March

roof structure issues

roof structure issues

it does not need replacing

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Pulse
Mar 10, 2024 11:30 am
homediyguy
homediyguy
6 March

Any hints for window cleaning?

Any hints for window cleaning?
1, 2, 3

How does this compare to using a squeegee?

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homediyguy
Mar 06, 2024 4:55 am
vgolfoz
vgolfoz
27 February

Re-routing hot water copper pipe

Re-routing hot water copper pipe

We have a hot water copper pipe that runs from our hot water unit on one side of our house under a concrete slab to our bathroom and laundry...old house so not ideal. The…

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vgolfoz
Feb 27, 2024 5:07 pm
Benny123
Benny123
27 February

roof damage insurance claim

roof damage insurance claim

The workmanship is lifetime guarantee by "the insurer", not the builder. They will of course ask the initial builder to rectify and if they don't they will appoint…

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Benny123
Feb 27, 2024 4:55 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
16 February

Fixing gutter capacity issue around patio

Fixing gutter capacity issue around patio

This is a very challenging situation, made much harder by not being on site. Firstly, I think that I originally…

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SaveH2O
Feb 16, 2024 9:53 am
SaveH2O
juzdoit
juzdoit
13 February

Fixing to inteternal fibre cement wall

Fixing to inteternal fibre cement wall

All my inside walls are Fibre Cement & House has Steel frames... Tricky when one wants to hang pictures or do Wainscoating Paneling up the hallway. Those little nail…

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juzdoit
Feb 13, 2024 3:52 am
building-expert
building-expert
6 February

How to fix improperly secured rainhead?

How to fix improperly secured rainhead?

If the railhead is so poorly fixed it is also likely that the railhead is also non compliant, what about overflows and sealing railhead to the gutters?.

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building-expert
Feb 06, 2024 5:06 pm
building-expert
adrianportell
adrianportell
28 January

TV Antenna / LAN faceplate

TV Antenna / LAN faceplate

Brilliant - thanks so much for that. I didn't want to start pulling too hard on it if there was some other way it was attached, but yep, it was just the paint sticking it…

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adrianportell
Jan 28, 2024 8:50 am
TeeGeeJay
TeeGeeJay
26 January

Missing wall insulation

Missing wall insulation

Hi all, I’m in a house built 7 yrs ago. One bedroom wall faces East and gets strong morning sun. It’s a gyprock wall with hebel exterior. One section of the wall,…

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TeeGeeJay
Jan 26, 2024 3:03 pm
shinjuku
shinjuku
21 January

Shower plumbing

Shower plumbing

Hi all, just joined. I had the house reolumbed and going to put in shower base - poly marble that has 50 mm outlet built into the base. The plumbers have 100 mm pipe…

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shinjuku
Jan 21, 2024 1:22 am
Mowby1Kanoby
Mowby1Kanoby
11 January

Leaking Hot water

Leaking Hot water

Hi, I've got a brand new (2nd hand) Bosch Hydropower 16H tankless hot water heater. Since it was installed I have noticed it leaks a lot. I took the cover off and it looks…

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Mowby1Kanoby
Jan 11, 2024 12:53 am

Leak through concrete after putting frames up

Leak through concrete after putting frames up

Are you doing this with a building permit? Conversion of a non habitable room into a habitable room requires building permit.

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building-expert
Jan 09, 2024 2:15 pm
building-expert
Pedro4137
Pedro4137
4 January

Bubbling paint on freestanding wall, despite waterproofing

Bubbling paint on freestanding wall, despite waterproofing

Grind texture and paint off at blister up to top of fence Will see damp cement render

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Pedro4137
Jan 04, 2024 4:22 pm
Hamid2868
Hamid2868
28 December 2023

Building a low level deck

Building a low level deck

Thanks. I was thinking of using either Extreme Joist or LOWDECK timbers for joists. Any idea what sets them apart and which…

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Hamid2868
Dec 28, 2023 8:35 am
Pulse
Pulse
27 December 2023

‘Basement’ waterproofing bare bricks

‘Basement’ waterproofing bare bricks

to do it properly you need to dig out the garden and waterproof the outside of the wall. There are some products you can put on the face of the bricks but the water is…

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Pulse
Dec 27, 2023 5:30 am
bovicki
bovicki
24 December 2023

BOSS Garage door opener repair issue

BOSS Garage door opener repair issue

Sorry people, my previous message was about my "BOSS BOL5/BOL6 garage opener" which had blown a globe and I found the heat damage when I opened the cover, which I thought…

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bovicki
Dec 24, 2023 10:34 am

Hi there, I just recently received my new house from my builder. We handed the house to another company to deal with the…

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Venn Diagram
Dec 23, 2023 11:19 pm
arvins
arvins
17 December 2023

Synthetic Grass DIY

Synthetic Grass DIY

Please help me to answer this question , it will help me a lot as i can go to buy confidently with your recommendation: I want to put synthetic turf in our backyard for…

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arvins
Dec 17, 2023 5:45 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
14 December 2023

Repair of 20yr old latent defect (SA)

Repair of 20yr old latent defect (SA)

The intent of that sort of clause is being misaaplied. its suposed to be used to avoid paying out for things liek when you decided to do a reno yourself and the…

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ponzutwo
Dec 14, 2023 8:49 am
Hesamshimi
Hesamshimi
12 December 2023

Water pools against house in one spot

Water pools against house in one spot

Thanks for the advice mate. I'm on it.

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Hesamshimi
Dec 12, 2023 11:20 am
Danip
Danip
3 December 2023

Sliding door to bathroom noisy

Sliding door to bathroom noisy

Thanks Chippy . Did also see a YouTube video before. Removed them . Thanks again for the advice.

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Danip
Dec 03, 2023 2:28 pm
Hausen
Hausen
15 October 2023

DIY fence gate motor installation? Easy?

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…

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Hausen
Oct 15, 2023 6:14 pm
aohx075
aohx075
24 September 2023

Best way to attach perspex to an aluminium fence

Best way to attach perspex to an aluminium fence

Using a rivet sounds like a good idea thanks

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aohx075
Sep 24, 2023 4:14 pm
ponzutwo
ponzutwo
18 September 2023

External Tap S Bend Blockage

External Tap S Bend Blockage

hes probably been banned

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ponzutwo
Sep 18, 2023 2:47 pm
thomas1811
thomas1811
28 August 2023

Ceiling Repair

Ceiling Repair

Hi All, 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. Thanks Thomas

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thomas1811
Aug 28, 2023 12:05 am
Rhajia
Rhajia
21 August 2023

Loft Installation

Loft Installation

Hi, any update?

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Rhajia
Aug 21, 2023 6:09 pm
RuffTuff
RuffTuff
13 August 2023

Backyard Construction Project

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…

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RuffTuff
Aug 13, 2023 8:55 am
RuffTuff
chippy
chippy
7 August 2023

MGP10 pine for an island

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…

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chippy
Aug 07, 2023 7:48 pm
chippy
Jw26
Jw26
29 July 2023

House possibly built on spring (1960's home)

House possibly built on spring (1960's home)

We purchased a 1960s property that is on timber stumps mostly, and a newer section is on concrete stumps. We had a building inspection initially and they reported some…

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Jw26
Jul 29, 2023 8:07 pm

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…

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EmptyFridge
Jul 25, 2023 7:13 pm
Tazza
Tazza
21 July 2023

Garage roller door beeping - maintenance reminder

Garage roller door beeping - maintenance reminder

I was trying to find an answer to the same issue and it took me a while! Just thought i'd post a reply for anyone going through the same issue for future reference. The…

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Tazza
Jul 21, 2023 6:15 pm
Patricua
Patricua
14 July 2023

Damages caused by tree

Damages caused by tree

Thank you.

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Patricua
Jul 14, 2023 1:03 pm
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Rob101
Jul 13, 2023 9:58 pm
chippy
chippy
12 July 2023

Soil against brick shed

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…

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chippy
Jul 12, 2023 1:46 pm
chippy
Racey2005
Racey2005
17 June 2023

How to get paint to stick to old fibro? oil based or acrylic

How to get paint to stick to old fibro? oil based or acrylic

Please DO NOT start sanding, scraping etc until you have tested the Fibro for ASBESTOS!!! 🙏🏼

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Racey2005
Jun 17, 2023 11:50 am
jack354
jack354
14 June 2023

Rusting support columns

Rusting support columns

Thank you for the advice, I'll give this a go

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jack354
Jun 14, 2023 8:32 pm
ceciyau
ceciyau
7 June 2023

Leaning House piers

Leaning House piers

That’s very helpful information. Will find out more from there. Much appreciated.

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ceciyau
Jun 07, 2023 8:42 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
23 May 2023

Rainwater Tank not filling

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.…

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SaveH2O
May 23, 2023 6:34 am
SaveH2O
Rianna
Rianna
27 March 2023

Water sitting in paved area

Water sitting in paved area

Water always sits in this area what's the best option to fix it?

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Rianna
Mar 27, 2023 8:03 pm
711Design
711Design
23 March 2023

Column repair

Column repair

Hello 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…

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711Design
Mar 23, 2023 11:21 am
tsfreo
tsfreo
18 March 2023

Rusting steel posts

Rusting steel posts

Yep. Have a builder doing it. Not doing it myself.

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tsfreo
Mar 18, 2023 1:43 pm
chippy
chippy
25 February 2023

Wall plaster/rendering question

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…

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chippy
Feb 25, 2023 10:46 am
chippy

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