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Stewie D
Stewie D
2 August 2016

Polished Concrete Peeling Off - How To Fix?

Polished Concrete Peeling Off - How To Fix?

No, I'd find out what product the concrete floor polishers used and buy that instead of introducing something different to the mix. It could give you a completely…

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Stewie D
Aug 02, 2016 1:31 pm
handy3ddie
handy3ddie
21 July 2016

Need some help with fixing the crack above garage

Need some help with fixing the crack above garage

It looks kinda dangerous. ::study:: The easiest thing you can do is to fill the cracks with a Polyurethane masonry sealant product. But I'm not sure if it will stabilise the wall…

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handy3ddie
Jul 21, 2016 5:05 pm
handy3ddie
goody59
goody59
21 July 2016

Yard waste removal.

Yard waste removal.

I have a tip close by- Wollert in Victoria, Australia if that helps you being near Ontario, Canada. Transport to here may be a little expensive. If I was you I would burn it!

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goody59
Jul 21, 2016 8:54 am
goody59
cabaron
cabaron
20 July 2016

Research for design project help! (5 mins max)

Research for design project help! (5 mins max)

Hi all, I'm currently undertaking a project to redesign the way in which caulk and silicone sealant is packaged due to the unsustainable nature of the rigid cartridges…

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cabaron
Jul 20, 2016 5:30 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 July 2016

Additive to waterproof concrete?

Additive to waterproof concrete?

Good homemade vibrator. But your mix looks way too wet. Just about every one of those links I read above mentions that the concrete should have minimal water in it. That's…

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Stewie D
Jul 18, 2016 10:31 pm
BJ88
BJ88
10 July 2016

Media Room.. cables in wall cavity

Media Room.. cables in wall cavity

Any cabling that can potentially connect to the telecommunications network requires a cabers licence to be installed and maintained. Coax cable for TV was not considered…

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BJ88
Jul 10, 2016 11:50 pm
BJ88
Jays2007
Jays2007
8 July 2016

how to change battery door bell to 230v

how to change battery door bell to 230v

Yes that wouldn't be a problem. Just ensure the transformer or plug pack is rated for the correct voltage and wattage.

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Jays2007
Jul 08, 2016 4:08 pm
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buildingnanna
Jul 04, 2016 12:44 am
buildingnanna
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misspaula
Jul 03, 2016 6:45 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 June 2016

Cleaning water tanks

Cleaning water tanks

Correct. teml, you water tank installation is obviously sub standard but then again, nearly all are! You need to post some photos and some details if you are to get…

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SaveH2O
Jun 21, 2016 6:04 pm
SaveH2O
AJW
AJW
15 June 2016

LED Downlights replacement didnt work

LED Downlights replacement didnt work

Sorry chiming in late here. Firstly the MR16 LED's all have the driver built in, they are designed as a drop in replacement for halogen downlights. Don't confuse a…

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AJW
Jun 15, 2016 11:01 pm
Grimey
Grimey
14 June 2016

Filled weep holes + some damaged flashing

Filled weep holes + some damaged flashing

Hi all, I was hoping to get some advice on a weep hole issue at my house. The house is on a slab – brick veneer about 25 years old and generally in good condition.…

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Grimey
Jun 14, 2016 1:38 pm
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68BUS
Jun 13, 2016 8:57 am
TomCat
TomCat
8 June 2016

ENDUROSHIELD on special at ALDI!

ENDUROSHIELD on special at ALDI!

Good! I'm the dumb bunny that has to shower last because I'm the only one who knows how to use a squeegee haha

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TomCat
Jun 08, 2016 12:52 am
TomCat
oldchippy
oldchippy
29 May 2016

Large Crack in Plaster.. HELP

Large Crack in Plaster.. HELP

Seems odd to have happenend overnight. First thing I would do is look in the ceiling space to see if there is any roof loading on that wall. I suspect termites as…

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oldchippy
May 29, 2016 9:55 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 May 2016

steel frame vs. wood roof trust

steel frame vs. wood roof trust

It makes no difference to termites whether your house is steel or timber framed. You should still have in place the termite protection methods regardless. They might not…

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Stewie D
May 27, 2016 1:04 pm
samc
samc
25 May 2016

How to Remove Oil Based Paint from Venitian Blinds

How to Remove Oil Based Paint from Venitian Blinds

Not getting much luck. Tried heat, turps, metho, rubbing alcohol and acetone. Acetone works but strips the paint off the blinds also. The blinds are black so might just…

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samc
May 25, 2016 3:07 pm
Peejayell
Peejayell
16 May 2016

Front door weatherproofing and fixing to panel fencing

Front door weatherproofing and fixing to panel fencing

Dkun, Raven makes a spring loaded pivoting weather seal for door bases. When installed it effectively seals against anything, and the only way water could enter would be…

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Peejayell
May 16, 2016 5:46 pm
logiteche
logiteche
15 May 2016

Roman blind mechanism

Roman blind mechanism

I'm not too sure what the actual definition of "Roman Blind" is these days - it seems to vary but we had trouble with our downstairs roller blinds (not staying up). The…

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logiteche
May 15, 2016 11:00 am
Homehandyman
Homehandyman
12 May 2016

Gaps under colorbond fence - anyone used this?

Gaps under colorbond fence - anyone used this?

seems to have been a bit of looking here. I don't know if you've seen my other thread, I think that's the place I should report from.

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Homehandyman
May 12, 2016 9:53 pm
Joynz
Joynz
7 May 2016

Cracked cement layer under brick paving

Cracked cement layer under brick paving

This is just the result of movement, not tree damage. It will not affect the slab as the slab is separate and will have been constructed differently. Paths/patio much…

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Joynz
May 07, 2016 7:38 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 May 2016

Flooding problem - common underground garage

Flooding problem - common underground garage

Believe me it is a body corporate issue despite the water collecting in your garage. There is obviously a problem with both the floor level in your garage and the drain…

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Stewie D
May 05, 2016 6:32 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 May 2016

Fixing site drainage (yard level)

Fixing site drainage (yard level)

Hi CapnBloodbeard, It's very, very hard to tell without photos when you talk about a slope but it sounds like you need to do some ground preparation and lay some turf as…

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SaveH2O
May 02, 2016 9:49 pm
SaveH2O
djr
djr
28 April 2016

Installing Patio roof tubing, question about brackets

Installing Patio roof tubing, question about brackets

Hi everyone, Just wondering if someone can please shed some light. Have a patio engineered, drawn up and approved by council. In the process of installing it at present…

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djr
Apr 28, 2016 1:09 am
qebtel
qebtel
20 April 2016

Hot water tank on a lean

Hot water tank on a lean

1. prop up the base immediately to level it out. 2. Do some DIY underpinning by scooping out the soil and put some concrete under there to increase the pad size. Extend it…

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qebtel
Apr 20, 2016 2:48 pm
qebtel
qebtel
20 April 2016

My floor tiles keep lifting..

My floor tiles keep lifting..

Hi. I hope it will help you, try to look flooring products here http://www.trevorscarpets.com.au/timber-floors-perth/, they have great review about floor covering

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qebtel
Apr 20, 2016 2:45 pm
excalibr
excalibr
12 April 2016

Replacing rotting timber beams and pillars

Replacing rotting timber beams and pillars

Thanks fingers-crossed, we seem to have found a renderer who'd take care of the carpentry side as well

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excalibr
Apr 12, 2016 4:53 pm
binary-zero
binary-zero
8 April 2016

Internal data wiring repair - Telstra Velocity

Internal data wiring repair - Telstra Velocity

Definitely it has worked in the past. Yup, I'll wait for Metricon. Thanks @Saint Mike I would be checking the cables via a cheapie cable tester…

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binary-zero
Apr 08, 2016 11:53 am
binary-zero
Stewie D
Stewie D
31 March 2016

Deck Footing Anchors

Deck Footing Anchors

Its a timber deck. Doesn't matter if it's built by a rank amateur or a seasoned pro. It should be still be built right. I just think that they are a cheap option. Not…

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Stewie D
Mar 31, 2016 9:17 pm
oldchippy
oldchippy
19 March 2016

Cracked front door step thingy

Cracked front door step thingy

Hi Claw,Hard to suggest a fix without seeing it to identify the cause. Clay is a strange thing,too dry and it shrinks allowing any load bearing pier to go down,too wet…

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oldchippy
Mar 19, 2016 7:09 am
shaaark
shaaark
18 March 2016

Porcelain tile cleaner - Adelaide

Porcelain tile cleaner - Adelaide

Hello, I'm after recommendations for a professional to clean our off white porcelain tiles in preparation to sell our house. I'm located in Adelaide - thank you.

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shaaark
Mar 18, 2016 8:44 pm
shaaark
dlmarston
dlmarston
28 February 2016

Window Cleaning

Window Cleaning

Nature Direct mop, cloths and solutions are great for cleaning windows. Call Juana on 0488 345 620 for more information.

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dlmarston
Feb 28, 2016 7:11 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
26 February 2016

Cracking in Render

Cracking in Render

I don't know if anyone's inspected them. Generally the brickwork on the front is divided up into reasonably small sections, with full-height openings for garage and front…

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oneJohn
Feb 26, 2016 8:41 pm
oneJohn
Stewie D
Stewie D
26 February 2016

Double Track Hanging Sliding Door Hardware

Double Track Hanging Sliding Door Hardware

Failing that Lincoln Sentry are a large hardware supply company. I'm not sure if they're in Melbourne but I would assume like a lot of companies that they would ship…

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Stewie D
Feb 26, 2016 7:27 am
justme15
justme15
25 February 2016

Seeking advise on house cracks

Seeking advise on house cracks
1, 2, 3, 4

I could never find fault with the Home owners/battlers the majority are so trusting and to see them let down is so disappointing at times when doing structural…

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justme15
Feb 25, 2016 4:14 pm
bg100
bg100
16 February 2016

Garden Power Tools - Electric vs Petrol?

Garden Power Tools - Electric vs Petrol?

I ended up going with Husqvana 2-stroke models for both as the Honda range was a bit out of my price range. I got them last week and tried them out on the weekend - very…

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bg100
Feb 16, 2016 12:32 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
13 February 2016

Leaking patio questions

Leaking patio questions

There's really not enough of a run off slope on that patio roof for an installation like that. (sheeting stuffed under the roof sheeting) get on the roof undo all the…

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rebuilder86
Feb 13, 2016 8:49 pm
Crazyk
Crazyk
27 January 2016

Remove silicone stain from white caesarstone

Remove silicone stain from white caesarstone

It's only silicone. You can get rid of it easy just try what we've suggested

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Crazyk
Jan 27, 2016 8:06 pm
Crazyk
Lizzy083
Lizzy083
21 January 2016

Drieway maintenance questions

Drieway maintenance questions

I can answer your question about the crystallization.. This happens when it's rolled on too thick. Rule of thumb with sealers is keep the coat as thin as possible and…

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Lizzy083
Jan 21, 2016 12:26 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 January 2016

leaking tap

leaking tap

Beethoven or Bach qebtel ? Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 20, 2016 5:54 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
18 January 2016

What is the one thing that keeps breaking in your house?

What is the one thing that keeps breaking in your house?

thats probably because the plumber is simply installing spherical tap washers which are designed to temporarily seal taps with a damaged seat. Tell him to come back and do…

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rebuilder86
Jan 18, 2016 6:53 pm
qebtel
qebtel
18 January 2016

DIY Vertical Merbau Paling Fence

DIY Vertical Merbau Paling Fence

What is the purpose of the fence? Usually its to block out neighbours, so I would be retaining the full length on all palings if it were me. Why cant you decide?

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qebtel
Jan 18, 2016 2:56 pm
Champagne4lulu
Champagne4lulu
4 January 2016

Microfibre mop issues

Microfibre mop issues

Try the Nature Direct mop system and cleaning solutions. An awesome product. Call Juana on 0488 345 620 for more information. You won't regret it.

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Champagne4lulu
Jan 04, 2016 7:52 pm
Newbie2015
Newbie2015
1 January 2016

Built-in wardrobe question

Built-in wardrobe question

Thanks for your answer:) The post actually sits next to upper shelf, not supporting the shelf.

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Newbie2015
Jan 01, 2016 10:17 am
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
30 December 2015

Garage Safety

Garage Safety

I recently had my garage door lock stuck.. Very Frustrating... Called http://www.affordablelocksmiths.com.au/ . I must say these guys were prompt and affordable.

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Leonardo_23
Dec 30, 2015 5:24 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
30 December 2015

Leaking shower

Leaking shower

Hi Wanbrow01, Nearly everyone who has owned a house more than 20 years has had a leaking shower, as I expect have most new home owners with houses over 5 years old,…

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Leonardo_23
Dec 30, 2015 5:05 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
30 December 2015

Fixing wood rot in vertical weatherboards

Fixing wood rot in vertical weatherboards

Hi Rayza1952, If you are certain that the boards are hardwood, that has been an excellent life... probably because oil-based primer was used (possibly even red lead…

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Leonardo_23
Dec 30, 2015 4:54 pm
Leonardo_23
Leonardo_23
30 December 2015

DIY timber slat fence

DIY timber slat fence

qebtel is right coconha, particularly as regards finishes; but if you have the energy to touch-up regularly and re-stain every 2 years or so, they look great as you say.…

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Leonardo_23
Dec 30, 2015 4:39 pm

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