DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
If they are concrete or terracotta tiles then you are probably out of luck with trimming them as that would look atrocious with a cut first tile being the most conspicuous…
Fixing Leaking Shower Recess Problem
Jsut another tip.. Most people get anty during the shower reno because theya re either going elsewhere to have showers, or have something makeshift that doesnt work…
Water Catchment Tank Question
The PIC Compliance Certificate is dated as 27/05/13 and the Occupancy Permit is dated as 18/06/13 - so after the PIC Compliance…
Feb 13, 2014 2:08 pm
Good roofer in Brisbane?
We can highly recommend Leonard ( I will have to get back to you with the company name). He has done two sets of work at our house in Ashgrove and countless patient phone…
Stains on walls?
If I were you I'd try to dab the stain with some water and a rug first. Depending on how dark the marks are, it might work just fine.
DIY fence building
You should ring your local council to get the planning details for the fence height if you don't have the town planning plans in your hand.
Fence is quite easy but consume…
Well done. Over the years I've seen some very nice timber work done on the outside of houses and maintenance is the key to keeping it looking good.
Clogged toilet - suggestions needed
SaveH20 - thanks for the details summary. I will need to go through it properly when I have some quiet time. But having a quick read has already got me thinking a little…
Dec 18, 2013 10:29 am
i have a problem with my bore making a banging noise when starting up on 1st station. I go and undo the solenoid and tighten it backup again and then its okay.
Indoor Brick Wall Sealing
The sealing is most important.
Take a photo of the wall and ask at the paint shop.
If you are happy with a painted brick wall you can do it yourself. If you want to…
mold inside the wall
I think you have to put an exhaust fan as well and a window inside the bathroom if you have none. Even if you are able to remove that, it will come back if the root cause…
Hail Damage to Concrete Tiles
hah claim is definitely going in now!...
Another, probably worse, hailstorm this arvo. Patio cover all smashed and dented, tiles broken... oh well. Saved the car this time though.
How to fix wobbly pavers
We have laid pavers 5 cm apart with stones between. Road base (compacted) underneath and mortar was used to secure each paver in place. The issue is now that all the…
Nov 16, 2013 12:27 am
Sandstone Pavers - Corrosion
Whoever built the house and pool didn't choose the pool or pavers wisely.
Sandstone around a saltwater pool is asking for trouble unless you are very pedantic about…
Installing a manhole.
No offense intended, but if this is your excuse, you dont sound like a DIY type of guy. Maybe get a tradie in?
Bottom line is you have to get…
Painting a ceiling
I have to agree with qebtel. Good coverage and good painting technique over properly plastered Gyprock will negate any direction you paint in.
I'd run a sharp knife along the edges (where it meets the wall/ceiling) otherwise you could rip the gyprock on the wall/ceiling).
Just cut it vertically stright (90…
Sprinkler zone stays on
Hi, I have an old Oasis gardener 6 sprinkler controller which comes on when set in auto but zone 1 will not switch over to zone 2. It seems to just stay on. I can stop it…
What kind of flooring is this?
These tiles are a product called DAYTILE made by Armstrong Nylex and was extremely popular in the late 60's & 70'. Durable is an understatement only issue is that after…
Oct 17, 2013 2:35 pm
Fading Mortar Pigmentation
If you are talking wall tiles and it is only a small area why not dig it out ( carefully )and replace it with the right colour.
Floor tiles and it will probably be cement…
Sep 13, 2013 10:13 am
silver paper inside my roof
I agree with the others. Get a pest controller out there, pronto!
I had rats in my ceiling, running around at night. 2 winters ago. Got the pest guy out, got some poisons…
Subdivide Pergola into entertainment room
Hi I have got a pergola 6m*8m. It has triangle roof structure with color bond on top. It’s attached to the house outside boundaries. I want to subdivide it into an…
The pier is designed to stabilised the wall. At this stage it has only moved slightly and as thus should still be structurally sound. It is probably missing a brick tie…
Our 70's home
I don't smoke, it came stained and it has no odour so we left it.
Replace termite damaged bearer
Very tricky. External walls in buildings this age normally support the wall studs and often the studs notch into the bearer. Can you upload a photo from under…
^ What he said. Sometimes it's easier to remove the crap work and start again than spend twice as long trying to make it right.
Aug 22, 2013 11:41 pm
There should be a separate cold water tap for the dishwasher in the cabinet beside rather than behind the dishwasher. Waste normally goes into the same drain as your sink…
Grout going black on bathroom floor
I used to have this problem until I colour sealed the grout in our bathroom. Looks a little more attractive than bright white grout also. Had no idea about the heater/hair…
Exterior door preventing door rot
If however you wish to replace the hollow care door with another make sure you seal the bottom of it and an auto weather seal will help too
Bear with me... Decking
Whilst most of the year is hot as hell, winter brings a lot of rain. I was thinking of putting an ag pipe drain under it. I also have a lot of gravel left over. Would…
building a carport/shadesail...
just wondering if people think it would be ok to use really thick bits of timber for the posts of a shade sail instead of the usual galvanized steel post or would…