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lasher168
lasher168
24 December 2014

Tiler in the innerwest area

Tiler in the innerwest area

Hi, I live in earlwood and we are looking at some recommendations for a tiler. The plan is to pretty much tile the entire house floor, kitchen walls, bathroom walls, part…

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lasher168
Dec 24, 2014 6:20 pm
oldhaq
oldhaq
23 December 2014

BOSS Garage door opener repair issue

BOSS Garage door opener repair issue

Aok I actually decided to just swap the down relay with the light relay. Up and down is now working, and as I suspected the light now doesn't come on. Just ordered a…

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oldhaq
Dec 23, 2014 10:44 pm
Althom
Althom
19 December 2014

Crimsafe Triple Lock Door Mechanism Adjustment

Crimsafe Triple Lock Door Mechanism Adjustment

Have exactly the same problem. Have had the locksmith out twice now. He reckons they're just crap locks. I've found you need to keep them well lubricated. Silicon lube seems best.

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Althom
Dec 19, 2014 8:49 pm
Althom
Crazyk
Crazyk
15 December 2014

Where do I buy this pipe from...URGENT PLZ

Where do I buy this pipe from...URGENT PLZ

Try Reece plumbing, Mcanns or another plumbing supplier.

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Crazyk
Dec 15, 2014 8:26 pm
Crazyk
33amc
33amc
14 December 2014

decking

decking

If bolting to the house, keep in mind that you don't breach the termite barrier or weep holes. Depending on the height of your slab this can be hard to achieve without…

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33amc
Dec 14, 2014 4:51 pm
Jazz_84
Jazz_84
14 December 2014

Custom sink Breech

Custom sink Breech

Hey guys, I was looking to upgrade my tap ware in the kitchen and have a 3 hole sink setup and recently went to install my new tap ware, however the old spindles just wont…

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Jazz_84
Dec 14, 2014 10:56 am
Aforster11
Aforster11
11 December 2014

Subfloor ventilation - Livermore & Son

Subfloor ventilation - Livermore & Son

Hi I would recommend a Livermore & Son installed subfloor ventilation system. Found it ineffective, unreliable and expensive. Made little or no difference to dampness. It…

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Aforster11
Dec 11, 2014 9:03 pm
building inspector
building inspector
5 December 2014

What Paint to Use

What Paint to Use

You could try wattyl granoroll. It is generally used for render but has a 300micron film build up and the final texture is reasonably smooth. It has great flexibility and…

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building inspector
Dec 05, 2014 7:20 pm
building inspector
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
30 November 2014

Clothsline on brick veneer (mansory cladding)?

Clothsline on brick veneer (mansory cladding)?

Re drilling - are Besser bricks better or worse in these cases ? I know they have holes in the middle. Also - I have one of those gadgets…

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JazzyJess
Nov 30, 2014 6:49 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 November 2014

Help! - what is oozing from my weatherboards? (pics)

Help! - what is oozing from my weatherboards? (pics)

I am surprised this would be happening now? We have owned the place for 2.5 years now and the area that has this issue seems to be on boards that would be…

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Stewie D
Nov 21, 2014 10:43 am
michaelhyk
michaelhyk
9 November 2014

Exterior window architraves

Exterior window architraves

Hi, Should the exterior/interior window architraves be sealed/caulked along all edges or just the top and sides, leaving the bottom unsealed? Thanks.

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michaelhyk
Nov 09, 2014 10:33 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
9 November 2014

Giving rendering a crack

Giving rendering a crack

Are you talking acrylic rendering or the older style sand/cement plaster ? If by perforated bricks you mean extruded like these

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Stewie D
Nov 09, 2014 9:43 pm
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
27 October 2014

Best product for sealing an asbestos fence.

Best product for sealing an asbestos fence.

Just an fyi folks, this thread is over 3 years old and I suspect the OP has come up with a solution one way or the other by now ;-)

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Bluesuede
Oct 27, 2014 12:21 pm
Bluesuede
qebtel
qebtel
24 October 2014

Advice - urgent repair for timber retaining wall

Advice - urgent repair for timber retaining wall

A couple of the sleepers on our timber retaining wall have broken. The trouble is all the landscaping guys that came to give a quote suggested…

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qebtel
Oct 24, 2014 11:06 am
qebtel
qebtel
24 October 2014

Issue with power line to house, sparky or power co?

Issue with power line to house, sparky or power co?

That's called a P.O.A or point of attachment and you need to ring your electrician who will organize the power company to disconnect the power so…

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qebtel
Oct 24, 2014 11:05 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 October 2014

resin + poly

resin + poly

I've used fibreglass with a colour added to mimic woodgrain for a few large knotholes in a hardwood bench for a bathroom and a poly finish over the top which came up…

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Stewie D
Oct 20, 2014 6:17 pm
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
19 October 2014

Plasterboard rework for downlights

Plasterboard rework for downlights

you can get a small 1kg bucket of ready to use all purpose plaster you can use it for everything. I have tried this. It is a drying…

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Beetaloo
Oct 19, 2014 7:14 pm
Beetaloo
Stewie D
Stewie D
14 October 2014

How to fix shed drainage

How to fix shed drainage

Easy. Replace the horizontal piece. Anything else will be a temp job like the previous owners have done. Stewie

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Stewie D
Oct 14, 2014 8:31 am

I'd like to put a timber screen in the carport to hide the bin area. The screen would be 2.9m long. Should I follow the slope of the driveway with the slats, or should I…

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daft
Oct 13, 2014 9:20 am
missmae
missmae
26 September 2014

Painting walls to hide joints

Painting walls to hide joints

I agree about stripping paint off.. Never going to happen!! You just need to sand it back enough to smooth it over then undercoat etc as mentioned above.

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missmae
Sep 26, 2014 7:58 pm
missmae
missmae
26 September 2014

Newbie DIY question re: drilling into walls

Newbie DIY question re: drilling into walls

you can get cheap stud finders which often also come with electrical finders. I always check with this before drilling into anything! :)

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missmae
Sep 26, 2014 4:48 pm
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
16 September 2014

fridge plumbing hammer/bang when tap turned off

fridge plumbing hammer/bang when tap turned off

Thanks for the suggestions! Will try running all the taps to get rid of any air. The back tap was just replaced so not sure if that has affected it. Never really used it…

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xxkatxx
Sep 16, 2014 1:30 pm
Drekko
Drekko
5 September 2014

Electric Oven Not working (Fuse?)

Electric Oven Not working (Fuse?)

Called a sparky that I know from work He said it'll be the heat element, as everything works but just no heat coming out in the oven Easy to fix

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Drekko
Sep 05, 2014 1:14 pm
Drekko
BJ88
BJ88
30 August 2014

Which must have tools/brands for Newbie at D.I.Y.

Which must have tools/brands for Newbie at D.I.Y.

If you want Value for money, find a near second hand set of Makita power tool set that is about a year old, that way you are getting a top quality brand, and a good price…

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BJ88
Aug 30, 2014 3:48 pm
BJ88
Agent_009
Agent_009
28 August 2014

Timber Carport - Advice on Timber

Timber Carport - Advice on Timber

Thanks guys. Will probably use hardwood for beams and end rafters...just because the wife wants a red timber look.

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Agent_009
Aug 28, 2014 8:27 pm
SteveD
SteveD
14 August 2014

Correcting an old spakfilla job gone wrong...

Correcting an old spakfilla job gone wrong...

Simply cut it out and start again. You will find it much easier to re -do than to try to rectify

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SteveD
Aug 14, 2014 8:54 pm

Buy one of there from your local hardware store - very cheap and handy for opening any large buckets of paint, plaster etc :D

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delatite13
Aug 10, 2014 7:59 pm
delatite13
xxkatxx
xxkatxx
7 August 2014

How to paint rough clay pot

How to paint rough clay pot

Anyone have any experience painting rough clay pots? All I can find is the smooth terracotta pots :( I have waterproofing stuff from when we did our planter boxes so can do…

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xxkatxx
Aug 07, 2014 4:21 pm
Our Build123
Our Build123
3 August 2014

Makita duel 18V Cordless saw - VIDEO REVIEW

Makita duel 18V Cordless saw - VIDEO REVIEW

Hey guys if you are thinking about getting a cordless power saw you should really check out this video i shot of the new Makita duel 18V / 36V cordless power saw.

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Our Build123
Aug 03, 2014 9:16 pm
Our Build123
michaelhyk
michaelhyk
27 June 2014

Acrylic shower door

Acrylic shower door

Much appreciated Stewie. Thanks.

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michaelhyk
Jun 27, 2014 9:56 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
16 June 2014

Help with freshly stained stairs

Help with freshly stained stairs

A light sand with a fine grade sandpaper followed by another coat or two of the varnish, poly or whatever they used. But you need to know what the original painter coated…

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Stewie D
Jun 16, 2014 9:29 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
14 June 2014

Sub-floor drain pipes encased in concrete...

Sub-floor drain pipes encased in concrete...

From memory tank location on the East side will be easy as it/they can go pretty much right under the existing downspout(s) with appropriate…

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SaveH2O
Jun 14, 2014 1:45 pm
SaveH2O
travelbug
travelbug
3 June 2014

How to fill gap between cornice and ceiling?

How to fill gap between cornice and ceiling?

mgillas that is way they were made back in the day. Ok just my opinion but I cedrtainly would not go to the trouble of renovating a batghroom and not do the ceiling and…

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travelbug
Jun 03, 2014 4:05 pm
richo1234
richo1234
1 June 2014

stud wall without the top plate?

stud wall without the top plate?

i would use a top plate,run screws through the wall into the toplate with waterproof grommits and then run a plate around the top of all walls to lock it all together.this…

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richo1234
Jun 01, 2014 6:11 pm
richo1234
paintmarket
paintmarket
28 May 2014

Can I apply oil on top of stain on outdoor timber deck?

Can I apply oil on top of stain on outdoor timber deck?

Once Painted the timber is sealed. Oil needs to penetrate into the wood grain and if coated the majority of the oil will sit on top. Stain also will not be affective for…

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paintmarket
May 28, 2014 4:20 pm
paintmarket
paintmarket
paintmarket
28 May 2014

painting plasterboard ceilings - advice needed

painting plasterboard ceilings - advice needed

in regards to your Dulux Ceiling white you may need to take what you can off... use a swivel floor, wall and ceiling Sander (attaches to a pole) to help you out a little.

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paintmarket
May 28, 2014 3:26 pm
paintmarket
building-expert
building-expert
27 May 2014

Rising Damp from side of slab / concrete path

Rising Damp from side of slab / concrete path

Another option would be to build little pergola along the wall to prevent rainwater.

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building-expert
May 27, 2014 8:47 am
building-expert
mirz
mirz
25 May 2014

Treated Pine vs used railway sleepers

Treated Pine vs used railway sleepers

I would prefer to go with ex railway sleepers. A nice way to recycle, and they give better look IMO.

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mirz
May 25, 2014 10:54 am
mirz
paintmarket
paintmarket
21 May 2014

How to buy paint for feature walls

How to buy paint for feature walls

If you felt ignorant i would like to know how that "paint expert" at Master feels! Paint comes in different bases which have certain amounts of Titanium White and each can…

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paintmarket
May 21, 2014 4:28 pm
paintmarket

Hi, I'm new here and not sure if this is the right place. I was wondering if anyone could give me advice. I want to enclose my back verandah as I have 2 little kiddies…

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setsuko2
May 21, 2014 12:47 pm
hollygallard
hollygallard
20 May 2014

Smell in bathroom after it rains

Smell in bathroom after it rains

It happens during rainy season in my house as well,but we have a proper ventilation system which take the bad smell out of bathroom and keeps it fresh.

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hollygallard
May 20, 2014 11:55 pm
chippy
chippy
8 May 2014

How do I remove and a crumbled plastic bayonet light fitting

How do I remove and a crumbled plastic bayonet light fitting

It's electrical and it's a rental. Both very real reasons not to touch anything. Simply ring the agent and tell them the problem, they have to fix it.

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chippy
May 08, 2014 11:41 am
chippy
tamarind
tamarind
29 April 2014

Moulds in walk in closet

Moulds in walk in closet

Yes, heater is nonsense, we're still finding out, there must be a bigger problem... no insulation maybe. We're purchasing a…

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tamarind
Apr 29, 2014 2:37 am
tamarind
Stewie D
Stewie D
25 April 2014

Help spray painting a fence

Help spray painting a fence

Yes HVLP means that a lot less air is used to deliver the paint so less overspray. SaveH2O that has been my experience too. I pressure washed and painted a 20m x 10m barn…

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Stewie D
Apr 25, 2014 11:48 am
davem
davem
15 April 2014

tidying up cantilever balcony slab edge

tidying up cantilever balcony slab edge

Hello, I have just recently replaced the railing on a cantilevered concrete balcony. The original balustrades went down in front of the slab with just a small space.…

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davem
Apr 15, 2014 12:34 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
8 April 2014

Drain Flies.

Drain Flies.

Yep, notify your strata agent who will get a plumber to come and have a look. Stewie

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Stewie D
Apr 08, 2014 11:15 pm
mgilla
mgilla
5 April 2014

Leaking/torn Lead flashing

Leaking/torn Lead flashing

Hi TOL, just looking at pic above, for water to get to the sarking it would have to spill over the top edge of that tile which i think would be pretty obvious or theres a…

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mgilla
Apr 05, 2014 8:27 pm
Shane-Kelly
Shane-Kelly
28 March 2014

sliding door

sliding door

Thanks jenny

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Shane-Kelly
Mar 28, 2014 9:30 pm

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