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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

J_acaL8QIPo Carpet Cleaning Melbourne We are group great Carpet Cleaners and spotlight on clients 100% fulfillment ensured. We offer…

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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

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
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
31 August 2015

home office desk

home office desk

Laminex and formica are the same thing but just different brands. They are both plastic laminates used especially for countertops and furniture. They can make your office…

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mike100jobstodo
Aug 31, 2015 9:40 am
Adam.M
Adam.M
28 August 2015

Short Plasterboard Anchor?

Short Plasterboard Anchor?

As well as a nylon wall plug, you can also do the same with a wall anchor. Screw it in, let the metal wings to expand, then cut the screw to the shortest length possible.

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Adam.M
Aug 28, 2015 11:10 am
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
28 August 2015

DIY Fencing

DIY Fencing

You can try getting your fencing from Stratco or Masters stores.

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mike100jobstodo
Aug 28, 2015 10:02 am
pauly665524
pauly665524
23 August 2015

Down pipes aren't connected and no storm water drainGe

Down pipes aren't connected and no storm water drainGe

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.

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pauly665524
Aug 23, 2015 4:32 pm
bubblebeat
bubblebeat
13 August 2015

New concrete slab over ground

New concrete slab over ground

Hi there. I did remove the existing slab and I am now almost ready to get the concrete in. One question I have remaining. What is the best way to get a flat slab? I'm…

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bubblebeat
Aug 13, 2015 12:45 pm
ausgumbie
ausgumbie
4 August 2015

Ceiling White Brown Spot Question

Ceiling White Brown Spot Question

Hi all I'm doing a DIY paintjob on my laundry. I was rolling the first topcoat on the ceiling (Dulux Ceiling White Flat) yesterday and noted two things. From the start…

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ausgumbie
Aug 04, 2015 2:54 pm
seekaleak
seekaleak
20 July 2015

How to get rid of the oil film from pool?

How to get rid of the oil film from pool?

Compounds showcased for swimming pools are proteins that communicate with your pool's chemicals to separate oils and other natural matter. Numerous catalyst items likewise…

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seekaleak
Jul 20, 2015 8:30 pm
seekaleak
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 July 2015

Not too sure how to fix sagging recess

Not too sure how to fix sagging recess

Bluegill Whats needed is a wider photo shot It appears the gap is wider in the middle than at the edge, if so, which indicates that they have spaned the opening with a…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 10, 2015 9:44 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Doloth
Doloth
5 July 2015

Best timber stain for a gate (timber is Jarrah)

Best timber stain for a gate (timber is Jarrah)

Exterior transparents (ie. Stains or clears) will never last as long as opaque paints. In an exposed area like a gate I would expect around 12 months before requiring a…

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Doloth
Jul 05, 2015 8:45 pm
LarryEadson
LarryEadson
30 June 2015

DIY Retaining Block Wall Help !!

DIY Retaining Block Wall Help !!

With the layout marked, you can begin digging the trench. To bury the first row about halfway, dig the trench about 4 to 6 inches deep and 12 inches wide, or twice the…

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LarryEadson
Jun 30, 2015 4:56 pm
LarryEadson
LarryEadson
30 June 2015

Removing Colorbond roof panels

Removing Colorbond roof panels

It's more than likely that the existing roof has left asbestos dust in your roof which might be worth removing while you have the chance too. Roof spaces tend to collect a…

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LarryEadson
Jun 30, 2015 4:51 pm
anyone92
anyone92
19 June 2015

Changing from freestanding oven to built-in

Changing from freestanding oven to built-in

Rebuilder86 thanks for the reply :-)...we are having a caeserstone benchtop...though not sure who is making,have to check out with builder..and yes it does have kicker…

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anyone92
Jun 19, 2015 1:11 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 June 2015

Plumbing problem

Plumbing problem

Moi ? Flippant ? You know I'm alway dead serious qebtel ! Stewie

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Stewie D
Jun 17, 2015 6:58 pm
goody59
goody59
14 June 2015

What is happening to my plasterboard?

What is happening to my plasterboard?

Something seems to be going on. Just to set your mind at ease get an independent building expension if you can afford it.

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goody59
Jun 14, 2015 10:40 pm
goody59
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 June 2015

catching rain water

catching rain water

I will answer this because it is my product. The water is diverted over to the 750 micron filter mesh and during heavy rain, the water communicates with the filter mesh…

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SaveH2O
Jun 09, 2015 10:47 pm
SaveH2O
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zillah
Jun 08, 2015 12:12 pm
adalia_11
adalia_11
1 June 2015

Replacing my house porch

Replacing my house porch

Hey friends, can anyone suggest me a good handyman to rebuild my outdoor house porch including the door surrounds? I can pay well for a good work! ::cool::

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adalia_11
Jun 01, 2015 7:40 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
28 May 2015

HELP Repairing water damaged chipboard

HELP Repairing water damaged chipboard

I can't believe they used chipboard outside for flooring. Is it different to the stuff they use inside ? Was it treated for weather somehow ? Just curious.

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Saint Mike
May 28, 2015 7:31 am
Saint Mike

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