DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
excitednewhomeownerBlocked downpipe. How to fix??
16 June 2013
Thanks for everyone's input. We ended redoing all downpipe a except one and rerouting them via a different spot where it wasn't blocked. Under the house was very wet and…
RetrobyteAverage cost of sub-floor ventilation supply and install
11 June 2013
I know I could probably DIY this if I could be bothered crawling around under the house and installing a fan, some ducting and a couple of vents, but there are plenty of…
rogerinausmetal plate when drilling through wall
6 June 2013
Can you actually see shinny steel? If not, this is just a guess based on your information. Seeing as the building is only about 9 years old, Im guessing that isn't brick…
RetrobyteCan you clear my doubt about home security system?
4 June 2013
If it's a back to base monitored system then the system usually auto dials the monitoring company once a week and sends a log as well as any diagnostic reports. With our…
barkersontheblockRespraying 2yr old colourbond fence..Is it possible?
3 May 2013
You can use a product called Easy Prep wipe it on wipe it off let it dry then paint bloody good stuff, its otherwise known as American Sandpaper!!
stuhc82Using Feast Watson Liming White Floor Finish on Cypress
1 May 2013
G'day guys. Need a little help with sanding and finishing our cypress floor boards that have turned into a burnt orange colour (same old story) I'm looking for any advise…
rob67Affordable ducted vacuum system
17 April 2013
Cheers grumble. Just bought this one for 59 bucks: http://www.homesecurityonline.com.au/du ... inlet.html Rob
Uncle Arfurreplacing old copper water pipes myself
16 April 2013
The first thing would be to find out if you are permitted to do such work in your area (as you were told at Whirlpool). If you are not permitted why not negotiate with the…
delatite13How do I connect ice maker to capped cold water point?
2 April 2013
Would have to agree. I would put a small gate valve/tap on the connection and connect to that. If something goes astray all you have to do is turn it off at the tap and…
Saint MikeBuilt-ins - Doors - Sliding - Utilisation of Bedroom space ?
11 March 2013
I'm now thinking of glass mirror doors - within the exisiting frame. They might be a tad smaller but would open to either end and I'd just need to "fill" in the hinge…
ref_ktHot Water Coming Out of Cold Water Taps on Hot Days - Help!!
6 March 2013
Uncle Arfur - I get the same problem and it might not take 5 but it takes a good 3 minutes for the water to cool down. As for so hot it could scald children - I don't have…
mynameisjonasRenovate laundry with asbestos ceiling
4 March 2013
We had it done in Australia... Should cost about $55 per hour, that's what we paid to demolish an asbestos shed in the backyard. All safe, and very nice service too. I…
Stewie DThere's something wrong with this roof...
22 February 2013
Without getting up in your roof and having a look it is hard to say. Could be simply a split in one of top chords of the truss letting that bit of timber sag under the…
Uncle ArfurCracked Render to Lightweight Wall
17 February 2013
I cant offer a solution but from your first pic it seems the wall lining is coming away from the structure and the problem will be how to re-fix it and patch without it…
travelbugTermite damage on future purchase is it bad(pictures include
4 February 2013
Good pointsa above. Check the ends of the beam. What does it butt up against? The reason for asking is- where did the termites enter this beam? Maybe it is localised. We…
scotty78Install Your Own Plantation Shutters - Is it worth it?
3 February 2013
Hi Everyone, I got a quote from our builder to install plantation shutters and the price seems quite expensive. For those people out there who ordered online and…
Uncle Arfuraluminium Gutter guards which one?
14 January 2013
Hi all - whether you choose to install them or not depend on a range of factors but they sure do help stop regular cleaning. Tapex gutter guards are great, Australian made…