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Roof restoration 1Roof 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

When you begin to do the actual landscaping, make sure you list all of the items you will need beforehand. Buy the right tools for the right job. Don't try to cut corners…

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Janettet
Apr 16, 2017 8:17 am
grinder
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15 April
Toilet plumbingToilet 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
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vladguan
11 April
Firmamatic Panel Lift Door Opener IssueFirmamatic 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
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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
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gascha
1 April
Running cables in ceilingRunning cables in ceiling

Hi, I want to run some additional cables in the ceiling (power, speaker cables, network) Does it matter whether they come to lie above the ceiling insulation? Are…

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gascha
Apr 01, 2017 7:08 pm
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SaveH2O
Mar 30, 2017 10:50 pm
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qebtel
30 March
Termite controlTermite control

I have yet to see them do it up steel stumps. I have steel stumps, am in a termite rich area, and have no capping, and am not worried in the slightest. ;)

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qebtel
Mar 30, 2017 6:23 pm
buzurk
24 March
Wall stud weight?Wall stud weight?

Champion thank you

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buzurk
Mar 24, 2017 10:13 pm
cili7
24 March
Fill Gaps in ShedFill 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
24 March
solar hot watersolar 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 responsibilitydrainage 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
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clone
28 February
Help with verandahHelp 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
StructuralBIMGuy
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19 February
Chore charts - do you have them and what is your opinion?Chore charts - do you have them and what is your opinion?

Hi Jane I use project Management app.. ie interactive gantt in construction/engineering/DIY, Google Forms, Spreadsheets and apps. Not sure if I like your choice of…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 19, 2017 1:21 pm
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rebuilder86
16 February
Re-Painting BrickRe-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
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14 February
I want to install timber decking on my small balconyI 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
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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
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Wes2824
4 February
Updating exterior of a dark brown brick homeUpdating 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
4 February
Advice DYI Water feature Wall Projecting SpillwayAdvice 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
greatwoodworker
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22 January
Cut the doors - Make plywood shed doorsCut the doors - Make plywood shed doors

Hello, My method for cutting a plywood sheet for a shed doors. Steps ---> Comments?

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greatwoodworker
Jan 22, 2017 5:04 am
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rk7
3 January
home cleaning serviceshome cleaning services

Hello, You can use services from here .

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rk7
Jan 03, 2017 10:40 am
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
30 December 2016
What should I be doing to fix this floodingWhat 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
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
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27 December 2016
Carpenter AntsCarpenter 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
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crash76
15 December 2016
Engineered Yellow tongue floating floorEngineered 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
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13 December 2016
Decaying brick mortarDecaying 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
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Adam.M
13 December 2016
Land Levelling/ LandscapingLand 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
7 December 2016
patching brickworkpatching 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
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6 December 2016
How to re purpose your old furnitureHow to re purpose your old furniture

I see this and read you solution this is too good and good thing is that we can do it by self, thanks for sharing this idea.

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JackT
Dec 06, 2016 4:39 pm
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JackT
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6 December 2016
Painting an old fencePainting 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
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Bilboby88
3 December 2016
Conduit ScrewConduit 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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greatwoodworker
Nov 29, 2016 6:45 am
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greatwoodworker
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29 November 2016
Add Vegetable Bins in a Cold Room - StepsAdd Vegetable Bins in a Cold Room - Steps

Hello, Why not to make some vegetables bins inside your cold room. I didi it. Ideas ---> Comments?

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greatwoodworker
Nov 29, 2016 6:41 am
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Dani_J
14 November 2016
Gloss or Semi Gloss Enamel for Window and Door Trims?Gloss or Semi Gloss Enamel for Window and Door Trims?

Hi Jay, we are going semi gloss as our builder has advised high gloss is terrible for showing up finger prints

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Dani_J
Nov 14, 2016 9:38 pm
onlinehpl
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14 November 2016
How to Clean your Deck - StepsHow to Clean your Deck - Steps

an interesting way to try, thank you share that information. 8)

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onlinehpl
Nov 14, 2016 2:22 pm
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mrfixit
3 November 2016
diagonal staircase cracks on brick walldiagonal staircase cracks on brick wall

I have about 2 meters ( measured vertically ) of these cracks on my separate garage. My first question is how to temporary stop them from getting bigger till i get to the…

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mrfixit
Nov 03, 2016 5:30 pm
SaveH2O
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26 October 2016
Steel Beams RustingSteel Beams Rusting

Your problem sounds similar to another thread that I think would be good for you to read. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=83659&p=1566589&hilit=+rust#p1566589 In the case of the…

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SaveH2O
Oct 26, 2016 9:28 pm
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This is what I want to make or something simular This is what I what I want to make. I do not really need to adjust the size I can make it the…

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Perry the Pom
Oct 17, 2016 1:54 pm
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cooperplace
10 October 2016
basin waste leaks: how to fix?basin waste leaks: how to fix?

I swapped an annoying flip-type basin waste to a pop-up, and ever since it has leaked. The old one was stuck in with silicon, which I don't like using because it has to be…

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cooperplace
Oct 10, 2016 6:57 pm
MajesticBoho
29 September 2016
DIY Painted Wicker Chairs - help! :)DIY Painted Wicker Chairs - help! :)

Painting wicker chairs are easy,there are several tutorial blogs online.In a lot of ways doing it yourself is better than hiring a professional because you can learn a lot…

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MajesticBoho
Sep 29, 2016 3:14 pm
Broken house
27 September 2016
remote receiver for garage roller door not receivingremote receiver for garage roller door not receiving

Happy Happy Happy? For the first time in nearly 4 years I can open my garage door by remote!

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Broken house
Sep 27, 2016 2:50 pm
FranticD
26 September 2016
Removing existing shelving in WIRRemoving existing shelving in WIR

Hi all, We built with Clarendon in about 2010. They installed 1 shelf from 1 end of the WIR to the other. Below it, there is a pole to hang clothes. I am planning on…

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FranticD
Sep 26, 2016 11:49 am
JordanT
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19 September 2016
Interior brick sealing - the powdery white stuffInterior brick sealing - the powdery white stuff

Without more information I think what you're looking at is efflorescence - salt being drawn through your mortar and left to dry as moisture evaporates. If this is a new…

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JordanT
Sep 19, 2016 4:17 pm
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Twiprere
13 September 2016
teak deckingteak decking

I have bought teak to replace an exterior deck on my house. I'm indecisive about the way to treat the wood i.e. stain, marine sealant, colour etc etc. Any help, tips or…

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Twiprere
Sep 13, 2016 9:21 pm
alexwilcox
13 September 2016
Handyman in PerthHandyman 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
renoauction
6 September 2016
Collapsing floorboards under carpetCollapsing floorboards under carpet

Yep rip up the carpet and get an inspection done.

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renoauction
Sep 06, 2016 5:35 pm



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