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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 10:48 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 26, 2015 12:24 am
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 24, 2015 12:45 am
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 12:12 pm
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 8:55 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 11:39 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 8:44 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 11:13 am
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Leksie5000
Sep 18, 2015 6:53 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 11:23 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 10:46 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 11:32 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 9:48 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 3:27 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 10:40 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 12:10 pm
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 11:02 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 5:32 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 1:45 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 3:54 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 9:30 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 10:44 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 9:45 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 5:56 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 5:51 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 2:11 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 7:58 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 11:40 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 11:47 pm
SaveH2O
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zillah
Jun 08, 2015 1:12 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 8:40 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 8:31 am
Saint Mike
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
27 May 2015

large tiled balcony leaking to underneath car port

large tiled balcony leaking to underneath car port

HANG ON HANG ON. Everyone's jumping at the idea that the balcony is leaking. The underside of the balcony is lined, remove the lining and look what is in there. I can see…

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rebuilder86
May 27, 2015 11:24 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
27 May 2015

How to get rid of blotchy black stains on a concrete pillar

How to get rid of blotchy black stains on a concrete pillar

try a bit of crommelins efflorescence remover (available at bunnings) first and see if it makes any difference. Sometimes efflorescence can come through black.

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rebuilder86
May 27, 2015 11:05 pm
chippy
chippy
16 May 2015

How to repair cracked cement/brick steps? Pics attached.

How to repair cracked cement/brick steps? Pics attached.

Only problem is, that the concrete has cracked because the steel has rusted. The rust then expands causing the concrete to crack. If you don't stop the steel from rusting…

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chippy
May 16, 2015 10:32 pm
chippy
robbie_p
robbie_p
1 May 2015

Plumbing advice needed

Plumbing advice needed

Thanks guys! I ended up using my vacuum cleaner to suck up the excess water, as well as a few solid sounding things. Also used some caustic soda, which seemed to do the trick!

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robbie_p
May 01, 2015 11:20 am
qebtel
qebtel
20 April 2015

Plumbing

Plumbing

Like bashworth said. Rubble pits are a waste of time in the long term.

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qebtel
Apr 20, 2015 2:18 pm
eliter33
eliter33
12 April 2015

How do I change my door video intercom?

How do I change my door video intercom?

Hi. Most intercoms have been roughed in using standard Cat5/6 cabling which gives you 4 pairs of cabling to use. Most intercoms are 2-wire or 4-wire so you should get away…

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eliter33
Apr 12, 2015 5:56 pm
geroranger
geroranger
6 April 2015

Brick wall dissolving! Help!

Brick wall dissolving! Help!

Thanks for all your comments and help guys. I'm not sure that I will be able to completely stop it, but I will try to slow down the effects. First on the list is to fix…

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geroranger
Apr 06, 2015 3:08 pm
carmania
carmania
27 March 2015

Repair hole in plasterboard wall

Repair hole in plasterboard wall

+1 NOT Asbestos! Looking at the pics, you have an older home built post war in the 50's or 60's. In South Australia we have a slang for it, we call it "Horse Hair" …

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carmania
Mar 27, 2015 10:45 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
23 March 2015

Polished porcelain tiles - Driving me insane!

Polished porcelain tiles - Driving me insane!

Maybe a late reply but you can have a professional tile cleaner who can remove the wax as it is not easy to do. Just make sure they have experience in this area. We are in…

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Grout Perfect
Mar 23, 2015 4:59 pm
Grout Perfect
Arfur2
Arfur2
15 March 2015

Rubber skirting

Rubber skirting

Refurbishing a laundry and toilet, the walls are cement render, floors tiled. Both use a rubber skirting approx 70mm high with a 10mm turnout to compensate for floor…

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Arfur2
Mar 15, 2015 4:02 pm
mgilla
mgilla
28 February 2015

Water damaged ceiling plaster joint - repair ?

Water damaged ceiling plaster joint - repair ?

Not something you can claim on insurance is it? You also have to consider repainting, and typically this means the entire ceiling.

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mgilla
Feb 28, 2015 6:08 pm
building-expert
building-expert
27 February 2015

Jackhammer advice

Jackhammer advice

Yes, demolition work is best done by fit young men (that was last century for me) I found it effective when using a smaller tool to drill first a line of holes to create a…

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building-expert
Feb 27, 2015 7:47 am
building-expert
33amc
33amc
4 February 2015

Gate sliding down hinge

Gate sliding down hinge

Or, lift the gate to the height it needs to be, drill a hole into the gate frame just below the hinge and put some sort of pin in to stop it dropping. Or weld a tab on to…

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33amc
Feb 04, 2015 8:41 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
1 February 2015

How to fix internal wall hairline cracks

How to fix internal wall hairline cracks

Hi Penpit You will need to identify the causes of brick cracking unfortunately masonry walls in perth are not reinforced. More info & pics required Where is it build,are…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 01, 2015 10:12 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Althom
Althom
30 January 2015

$2500 for Builder to do Front and Back Garden

$2500 for Builder to do Front and Back Garden

$2500 won't get you much of anything in terms of landscaping, retic etc.

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Althom
Jan 30, 2015 11:10 am
Althom

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