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remove stain from render

remove stain from render

One last question. Once it's fixed, is there a cleaning agent to remove the stain on the render ? I asked the staff in Bunnings and was told to use brush and any soap. I…

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connexion
Nov 18, 2017 7:41 pm
xaviertips
xaviertips
7 November

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 8:43 pm
VandM
VandM
6 November

White spots on windows and white streaky bricks.

White spots on windows and white streaky bricks.

We have recently moved into a new house and after they have used an acid wash to clean the mortar off the bricks it has left a white streaky effect running down the…

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VandM
Nov 06, 2017 9:49 pm
Tanyamallie
Tanyamallie
21 October

Floor sanding - chatter

Floor sanding - chatter

We laid a brand new hardwood floor and hired a drum sander from Bunnings. We started at 40 grit, 60, 80 then 100. We then hired a rotary sander and used 120 discs on the…

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Tanyamallie
Oct 21, 2017 6:35 pm
SteveOzDIY
SteveOzDIY
21 October

Lawnmover for small backyard

Lawnmover for small backyard

Maybe you could try a cordless battery mower like Ryobi and Ozito sell in Bunnings. They're not cheap though, my dad got one for his small yard and it was close to $400,…

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SteveOzDIY
Oct 21, 2017 12:20 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
8 October

Windows Frames

Windows Frames

What are they made of? If metal, you could have them vinyl wrapped like a car. The wrappers might find it a bit of a weird request, but it should work and would be fully…

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arcadelt
Oct 08, 2017 11:28 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
6 October

Running cables in ceiling

Running cables in ceiling

The minute you included "power" on that list, everybody backed away from your question rapidly. Get a sparky out.

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Lurgen
Oct 06, 2017 2:07 pm
Lurgen
HenryO
HenryO
2 October

DIY Question: Best way to hold down Engineered Timber Floor

DIY Question: Best way to hold down Engineered Timber Floor

Good Day All, I'm looking to do a small home renovation for our guestroom. I was thinking of replacing the floor with wood laminates from a nearby. My questions are,…

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HenryO
Oct 02, 2017 9:29 pm
HenryO
LizD
LizD
26 September

Chipboard wall unit repair

Chipboard wall unit repair

Thanks. The cat is neutered and on cat Valium.

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LizD
Sep 26, 2017 7:00 pm
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arcadelt
Aug 30, 2017 9:07 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 4:20 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 6:35 pm
aussieta
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 5:15 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 5:55 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 3:31 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 3:09 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 1:58 pm

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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Calvin McCoy
Jul 08, 2017 6:01 pm
Calvin McCoy
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 6:54 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 10:14 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 4:55 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 4:03 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 2:19 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 9:26 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 12:38 pm
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SaveH2O
May 20, 2017 6:45 pm
SaveH2O
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 10:37 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 7:38 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 1:21 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 2:25 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 1:26 pm
LynneB
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SaveH2O
Mar 30, 2017 11:50 pm
SaveH2O
buzurk
buzurk
24 March

Wall stud weight?

Wall stud weight?

Champion thank you

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buzurk
Mar 24, 2017 11:13 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 9:34 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 9:27 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 12:56 pm
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 12:54 pm
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 12:37 pm
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 3:18 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 07, 2017 12:43 am
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 2:19 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 1:13 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 10:14 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 1:09 am


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