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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 12:30 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 12:14 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 2:48 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 7:27 pm
Agent_009
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 7:54 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 6:59 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 3:21 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 8:16 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 8:56 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 8:29 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 12:45 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 3:05 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 5:11 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 3:20 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 2:26 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 7:47 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 9:54 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 3:28 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 11:47 am
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 10:55 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 10:41 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 1:37 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 10:48 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 11:34 am
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 10:15 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 7:27 pm
Shane-Kelly
Shane-Kelly
28 March 2014

sliding door

sliding door

Thanks jenny

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Shane-Kelly
Mar 28, 2014 8:30 pm
robeinneil
robeinneil
18 March 2014

Teak Furniture Addiction

Teak Furniture Addiction

Teak is great for outdoor furnitures not only for their beauty but they are durable and eco-friendly too.It is much harder than any similar wooden product.It has the…

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robeinneil
Mar 18, 2014 6:27 pm
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
18 March 2014

Neighbour threatning to take us to court over stormwater

Neighbour threatning to take us to court over stormwater

Yeah, I see this poster hasn't been back but I have some thoughts to add too. Fix it. Sooner or…

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JazzyJess
Mar 18, 2014 10:35 am
bashworth
bashworth
15 March 2014

Broken sewage pipes across our property

Broken sewage pipes across our property

ooooohhh, where do I start ... I guess :( :( :( :cry: :( :cry: is a good point ... I did come across something else today - relining. But they need to dig a…

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bashworth
Mar 15, 2014 7:32 pm
bashworth
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travelbug
Mar 14, 2014 3:55 pm
Liliana
Liliana
6 March 2014

Gap between Window frame and brickwork

Gap between Window frame and brickwork

Hmm was wondering the same thing, I've only just noticed it recently too. The gap is small so sealing it in with enough filler did the trick

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Liliana
Mar 06, 2014 6:46 am
qebtel
qebtel
27 February 2014

Tasmanian Blue Gum diseased?

Tasmanian Blue Gum diseased?

You have to wait for rain? Dont you have water and your place?

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qebtel
Feb 27, 2014 9:53 am
peterd
peterd
23 February 2014

Fixing corrugated sheets to existing Colorbond fence

Fixing corrugated sheets to existing Colorbond fence

Hi, After a bit of help with the best method for this. We have an existing colorbond fence that we want to use a screening product to cover. We've decided on a…

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peterd
Feb 23, 2014 9:59 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 February 2014

Narrow gutters

Narrow gutters

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…

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Stewie D
Feb 21, 2014 4:03 pm
qebtel
qebtel
21 February 2014

Fixing Leaking Shower Recess Problem

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…

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qebtel
Feb 21, 2014 9:48 am
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 February 2014

Water Catchment Tank Question

Water Catchment Tank Question
1, 2

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…

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SaveH2O
Feb 13, 2014 10:06 pm
SaveH2O
Trish
Trish
13 February 2014

Any hints for window cleaning?

Any hints for window cleaning?
1, 2, 3

These things are reported to be very good

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Trish
Feb 13, 2014 1:08 pm
Trish
Brisvegasmama
Brisvegasmama
8 February 2014

Good roofer in Brisbane?

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…

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Brisvegasmama
Feb 08, 2014 8:15 pm
RyanWilliams
RyanWilliams
6 February 2014

Stains on walls?

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.

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RyanWilliams
Feb 06, 2014 8:25 am
RyanWilliams
AGLHomes
AGLHomes
29 January 2014

DIY fence building

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…

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AGLHomes
Jan 29, 2014 10:10 am
AGLHomes
Stewie D
Stewie D
28 January 2014

Weatherboard Maintenance

Weatherboard Maintenance

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. Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 28, 2014 4:09 pm
B STAR
B STAR
15 January 2014

Clogged toilet - suggestions needed

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…

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B STAR
Jan 15, 2014 10:58 am
Blah
Blah
18 December 2013

Colorbond roof overpainting

Colorbond roof overpainting

The previous posts in this thread seem to be out of date. Water based acrylic is recommended by Bluescope.…

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Blah
Dec 18, 2013 9:29 am
whitewalls
whitewalls
9 December 2013

Professional trowel render V DIY Roll on render

Professional trowel render V DIY Roll on render

Hi I know this post is a while back. How did your render go Les? Do you both think that it will be the right product to paint over this surface?

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whitewalls
Dec 08, 2013 11:08 pm
mickmok
mickmok
8 December 2013

Downpipe going into old terracotta pipe - wet lawn

Downpipe going into old terracotta pipe - wet lawn

Hi thanks for the reply. I am not sure about the stormwater I cant see a pit anywhere though. The only thing I noticed was it didnt smell... I assume an open sewer pipe…

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mickmok
Dec 08, 2013 4:08 pm
treelopper
treelopper
8 December 2013

reticulation

reticulation

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. Can any…

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treelopper
Dec 08, 2013 8:55 am
travelbug
travelbug
26 November 2013

Indoor Brick Wall Sealing

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…

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travelbug
Nov 26, 2013 6:25 am

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