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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
HurraKaneJones
HurraKaneJones
9 December 2015

Cleaning smoke damaged bricks

Cleaning smoke damaged bricks

Sorry for the bump - just a couple little suggestions. Products that I have found to work to some extent for cleaning bricks - vinegar, gatorade (any sugary drink maybe?)…

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HurraKaneJones
Dec 09, 2015 4:02 pm
HurraKaneJones
HurraKaneJones
9 December 2015

Treating rust on galvanised steel roof

Treating rust on galvanised steel roof

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…

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HurraKaneJones
Dec 09, 2015 3:53 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
8 December 2015

Damaged 25 MM PVC Retic Pipe

Damaged 25 MM PVC Retic Pipe

If you want to repair it rather than cap it, you simply get a short off cut of 25mm pressure pipe say about 45mm - 50mm long, cleanly split it length ways, remove a small…

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SaveH2O
Dec 08, 2015 2:40 am
SaveH2O
R3nata
R3nata
6 December 2015

Sliding Shower Door Rope/Pulley System Repair

Sliding Shower Door Rope/Pulley System Repair

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,…

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R3nata
Dec 06, 2015 6:58 pm
TomCat
TomCat
2 December 2015

DIY timber laminate

DIY timber laminate

Great advice thanks Barny :D didn't think about back brace ... Great idea!

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TomCat
Dec 02, 2015 9:07 pm
TomCat
qebtel
qebtel
2 December 2015

Free standing cooker to built in oven & hob

Free standing cooker to built in oven & hob

Nevertheless....look at the amp rating of the cooker and hob. Combined , it should not exceed the existing 30amp cct, and if it doesnt , you're good to go as is.

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qebtel
Dec 02, 2015 5:54 pm
maxer81
maxer81
20 November 2015

Advice Needed: Construction of Merbau Platform Steps

Advice Needed: Construction of Merbau Platform Steps

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…

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maxer81
Nov 20, 2015 8:12 pm
daniellouwrens
daniellouwrens
20 November 2015

Attaching to a Hebel Block wall

Attaching to a Hebel Block wall

Hi thanks for the link, I'll have a read. Cheers Daniel

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daniellouwrens
Nov 20, 2015 10:19 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 November 2015

DIY - costing up a new home paint job

DIY - costing up a new home paint job

Just work out all your sq m of walls and ceiling then go by the guide on the cans as to how many sq m will be covered by a litre of paint. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 18, 2015 3:20 pm
TomCat
TomCat
17 November 2015

Have you ever thought of painting your tiles?

Have you ever thought of painting your tiles?

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…

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TomCat
Nov 17, 2015 10:40 pm
TomCat
traveln
traveln
14 November 2015

Replacing water heater drain valve

Replacing water heater drain valve

Glad all worked out for ya mate. Dont pay now we all will send the bill out lol

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traveln
Nov 14, 2015 8:49 pm
traveln

Put the stop bead on the other day, then got some more basecoat on today. I'm having to do some thick layering to build up these couple of patches - does the levelling…

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Logman
Nov 01, 2015 2:35 pm
Logman
traveln
traveln
31 October 2015

Is my shower waterproofed?

Is my shower waterproofed?

hi mate you can install tile and grout then you can use a product called cpc tileplug

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traveln
Oct 31, 2015 5:51 pm
traveln
traveln
traveln
31 October 2015

Plumbing: Square box spanners for tap repairs

Plumbing: Square box spanners for tap repairs

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…

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traveln
Oct 31, 2015 4:36 pm
traveln
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
27 October 2015

Rendering - what product?

Rendering - what product?

that is more work and more product!

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rebuilder86
Oct 27, 2015 9:05 am
EdilsonRebecca
EdilsonRebecca
24 October 2015

ducted heating and carpet cleaning

ducted heating and carpet cleaning

I only know one place where i got my 3 years old carpet cleaning and Upholstery Cleaning done a month ago and the company based in Perth Western Australia.

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EdilsonRebecca
Oct 24, 2015 6:14 pm
Mr Bardia
Mr Bardia
13 October 2015

How to DIY a Shed...

How to DIY a Shed...

:: shameless plug post. I think you'd catch more flies with honey - eg actually promoting the product as an advertiser rather than a thinley veiled…

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Mr Bardia
Oct 13, 2015 7:41 pm
Noldi
Noldi
29 September 2015

Timber bean for inglenook fireplace

Timber bean for inglenook fireplace

Hi All first post on this forum, please let me know if I'm doing it wrong. Doing a conversion to an American timber and steel barn, just north of Perth. Received planning…

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Noldi
Sep 29, 2015 9:48 pm

This is our door and I couldn't be happier! Love it! Gainsborough WS4VG with Gainsborough omni allure pull handle…

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waynesaw
Sep 25, 2015 11:24 pm
dellam
dellam
23 September 2015

White thingy on brick wall

White thingy on brick wall

It's salts coming out of your bricks Retic would be hitting it , brick gets wet and as water leaves the brick , salt comes with it U need to clean it with hfl ( hydro…

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dellam
Sep 23, 2015 11:45 pm
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
23 September 2015

How to Transfer Prints to Wooden Furniture

How to Transfer Prints to Wooden Furniture

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…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 23, 2015 11:12 am
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
22 September 2015

Does wall sealer have to be perfect?

Does wall sealer have to be perfect?

obviously white set plaster walls. The sealer is really just pulling all the plaster together and binding it. The patchiness is just different areas of the plaster…

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rebuilder86
Sep 22, 2015 7:55 pm
bpratt
bpratt
20 September 2015

Rainwater drainage is going slow

Rainwater drainage is going slow

+1 to what SaveH2O has said. Divert some downpipes to a tank, and then you can dispose of that water at a later time, and further down the slope away from your…

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bpratt
Sep 20, 2015 10:39 am
oneJohn
oneJohn
19 September 2015

Steel post sticking out from studs. How to gyprock it?

Steel post sticking out from studs. How to gyprock it?

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…

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oneJohn
Sep 19, 2015 7:44 pm
oneJohn
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 September 2015

Tips on Restoring Old Wooden Furniture

Tips on Restoring Old Wooden Furniture

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…

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Stewie D
Sep 19, 2015 10:13 am
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Leksie5000
Sep 18, 2015 5:53 am
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
16 September 2015

Creating textured walls

Creating textured walls

There are many ways we can get added dimension to our rooms. One such way is by creating textured walls. Below are some ideas you can use to create textured walls for…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 16, 2015 10:23 am
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
14 September 2015

Popular home fencing options

Popular home fencing options

Transforming your home gardens by installing new fencing can be very exciting. There are so many home fencing options that you can choose from nowadays. I am particularly…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 14, 2015 9:46 am
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
9 September 2015

Deck Cleaning - Washing wooden deck before staining Pictures

Deck Cleaning - Washing wooden deck before staining Pictures

Thanks for sharing your tips on washing a wooden deck. I’ve got an old deck at home that is pretty worn out. I can’t wait to try out the tips you have just shared.

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 09, 2015 10:37 am
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
9 September 2015

Re painting door frames

Re painting door frames

If you want your door frame colour to look consistent, re-paint the whole door frame. You have to first remove any surface rust or loose paint from your door frame with a…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 09, 2015 10:32 am
mgilla
mgilla
7 September 2015

Suitable timber packing strip for top of facia

Suitable timber packing strip for top of facia

Grab a sheet of 4.5mm hardiflex and cut it into strips, will last forever.

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mgilla
Sep 07, 2015 8:48 pm
Spottiswoode
Spottiswoode
4 September 2015

Installing outdoor led strip

Installing outdoor led strip

Yes, if you have access to a surface plug socket as you mentioned. Eg. these have become standard for LED lighting kits. Then it's just like…

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Spottiswoode
Sep 04, 2015 2:27 pm


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