DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
I have bought teak to replace an exterior deck on my house. I'm indecisive about the way to treat the wood i.e. stain, marine sealant, colour etc etc. Any help, tips or…
Handyman in Perth
Ive used this Perth Handyman
I used him for home maintenance and he helped with a new…
Aug 22, 2016 7:23 pm
That's around 0.468 cubic m (plan for 0.5m3 which means 1200kg)
For a typical mix the proportions are
Cement = 1…
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!
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…
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…
Jul 10, 2016 11:50 pm
Cleaning water tanks
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…
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…
Filled weep holes + some damaged flashing
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.…
Jun 13, 2016 8:57 am
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…
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…
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).
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…
May 07, 2016 7:38 am
Fixing site drainage (yard level)
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
Nature Direct mop, cloths and solutions are great for cleaning windows. Call Juana on 0488 345 620 for more information.
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…
Seeking advise on house cracks
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…
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…
Feb 16, 2016 12:32 pm
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…
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…