DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
bg100Garden Power Tools - Electric vs Petrol?
16 February 2016
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…
bobgVertical crack down wall trying to understand options.
24 January 2016
Thanks Stewie its brick veneer.
rebuilder86What is the one thing that keeps breaking in your house?
18 January 2016
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…
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…
HurraKaneJonesTreating rust on galvanised steel roof
9 December 2015
If you are happy to buy time and prepared to replace in a few years, i'd suggest you grab some White Knight rust guard. It now comes in a single step formula so no…
R3nataSliding Shower Door Rope/Pulley System Repair
6 December 2015
Hi - I know this discussion is a bit old now, but my husband is trying to replace the rope on my parents' sliding shower door. The original rope had already been removed,…
maxer81Advice Needed: Construction of Merbau Platform Steps
20 November 2015
Yeah, get the stirrups as level as possible by any means. Plastic wedges are a good idea. I'd still bolt the upper bearer as…
TomCatHave you ever thought of painting your tiles?
17 November 2015
I painted my kitchen splashback tiles 15 years ago. Still fantastic. Completely durable. They were disgusting olive green. Painted white. I used White Knight tile prep. No…
travelnPlumbing: Square box spanners for tap repairs
31 October 2015
Hi mate not sure if to late with this question but if not here is my 2 cents worth. As a plumber i do come across this a bit. By sounds you cant use a shifter on the…
mike100jobstodoHow to Transfer Prints to Wooden Furniture
23 September 2015
Instead of plain wooden furniture, it can be a good idea to dress up your furniture with some prints. If you want to transfer prints to your wooden furniture, you can do…
oneJohnSteel post sticking out from studs. How to gyprock it?
19 September 2015
how much do they stick out by? If it's only a small amount, then you can bend it over. For a bit more, you can pack some adjacent studs as well. Otherwise you can either…
Stewie DTips on Restoring Old Wooden Furniture
19 September 2015
Was the timber seasoned properly and for long enough before the table was made ? Personally I don't think it matters how many coats you apply but a good sealer coat which…
pauly665524Down pipes aren't connected and no storm water drainGe
23 August 2015
You need to fix this asap. Realistically it is better for you to have the area excavated and put in storm water lines connected to your main storm water.