DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
samcHow to Remove Oil Based Paint from Venitian Blinds
25 May 2016
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…
PeejayellFront door weatherproofing and fixing to panel fencing
16 May 2016
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…
Stewie DFlooding problem - common underground garage
5 May 2016
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…
djrInstalling Patio roof tubing, question about brackets
28 April 2016
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…
qebtelMy floor tiles keep lifting..
20 April 2016
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
Stewie DDouble Track Hanging Sliding Door Hardware
26 February 2016
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…
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…