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Stewie D
Stewie D
19 September 2013

Fading Mortar Pigmentation

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…

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Stewie D
Sep 19, 2013 3:43 pm
RenovationsGalore
RenovationsGalore
13 September 2013

Attemping to build new deck - has anyone used Modwood?

Attemping to build new deck - has anyone used Modwood?

Hi there Blue. I will probably go with modwood for my vertical screens. But then they wont be getting scratched by furniture etc. Hard to see from my pics but my board…

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RenovationsGalore
Sep 13, 2013 7:16 am
RenovationsGalore
heat_crime
heat_crime
10 September 2013

General steel advice - how to join? Which product?

General steel advice - how to join? Which product?

Cheers. Yeah, the angle iron can be drilled and joined, but it woul look a bit industrial for the job. I was hoping for clean black lines. If it means I have to support…

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heat_crime
Sep 10, 2013 1:28 pm
symowallo
symowallo
6 September 2013

silver paper inside my roof

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…

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symowallo
Sep 07, 2013 12:01 am
gphour
gphour
6 September 2013

Subdivide Pergola into entertainment room

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…

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gphour
Sep 06, 2013 1:43 pm
B STAR
B STAR
3 September 2013

Brick columns

Brick columns

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…

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B STAR
Sep 03, 2013 8:07 pm
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
27 August 2013

Plaster damage around entrance door frame

Plaster damage around entrance door frame

Justin Is that the only damage at the door? Just inside the jambs? Matt

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cornellengineers
Aug 27, 2013 7:26 pm
cornellengineers
Prinny
Prinny
27 August 2013

Our 70's home

Our 70's home

Thanks. I don't smoke, it came stained and it has no odour so we left it.

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Prinny
Aug 27, 2013 12:40 pm
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ECOECO
Aug 26, 2013 6:42 pm
ECOECO
cornellengineers
cornellengineers
26 August 2013

Replace termite damaged bearer

Replace termite damaged bearer

Hi Pistol 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…

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cornellengineers
Aug 26, 2013 6:17 pm
cornellengineers
Bels
Bels
22 August 2013

Patching ceiling

Patching ceiling

^ 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.

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Bels
Aug 22, 2013 11:41 pm
Retrobyte
Retrobyte
20 August 2013

lawn mix for nature strip

lawn mix for nature strip

Buffalo is very common in Sydney

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Retrobyte
Aug 20, 2013 9:27 am
robbie55
robbie55
13 August 2013

Dishwasher plumbing

Dishwasher plumbing

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…

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robbie55
Aug 13, 2013 6:00 pm
robbie55
colIDS
colIDS
9 August 2013

Grout going black on bathroom floor

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…

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colIDS
Aug 10, 2013 12:26 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
1 August 2013

Exterior door preventing door rot

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

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Uncle Arfur
Aug 01, 2013 3:14 pm
motherdub
motherdub
1 August 2013

Bear with me... Decking

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…

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motherdub
Aug 01, 2013 2:36 pm
motherdub
applesplats
applesplats
31 July 2013

building a carport/shadesail...

building a carport/shadesail...

hey hey, 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…

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applesplats
Jul 31, 2013 8:22 pm
diynoob
diynoob
31 July 2013

Rotting exposed beams HELP!!

Rotting exposed beams HELP!!

i'd say it's the vein/heartwood area, is there anyway of getting rid of it or is it best to just paint over it?

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diynoob
Jul 31, 2013 7:03 pm
paulw11
paulw11
30 July 2013

Securalift Garage Door Opener - Transmitter Compatibility?

Securalift Garage Door Opener - Transmitter Compatibility?

You need to use the same brand transmitters as your opener - you can only use Merlin transmitters with a Merlin opener (even then, Merlin have a couple of different…

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paulw11
Jul 30, 2013 2:08 pm

No worries, thanks for your help. I think it's pretty secure... The door is behind just to the left of this picture. So 11mm would have been the thickest it could really…

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mynameisjonas
Jul 30, 2013 1:24 am
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ozhome535
Jul 28, 2013 3:31 pm
stoff
stoff
18 July 2013

Reset Limits on Garage Door (B&D MPC4)

Reset Limits on Garage Door (B&D MPC4)

I had to replace a pin in the drive gear of the garage door, B&D MPC4, and then attempted to set the upper and lower limits of the door again. I followed the…

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stoff
Jul 18, 2013 3:19 pm
tstr1a
tstr1a
16 July 2013

Is MGP10 timber treated pine?

Is MGP10 timber treated pine?

Not true, Hyne M10s and M10a are treated with LOSP…

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tstr1a
Jul 16, 2013 10:09 am
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
15 July 2013

Cleaning Patio Roof

Cleaning Patio Roof

Provided your gutters dont collect rainwater for drinking etc (although why anyone would want to drink water laced with bird poo escapes me -- but I digress) perhaps even…

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 15, 2013 11:49 am
rogerinaus
rogerinaus
15 July 2013

Fascia pulled away from house

Fascia pulled away from house

Be nice to see a picture so as to be a bit clearer on what is involved. Birds mouthing the rafters has always been done, but sometimes on simple houses they may have left…

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rogerinaus
Jul 15, 2013 9:23 am
rogerinaus
GregMc
GregMc
14 July 2013

Fretting brickwork and motar

Fretting brickwork and motar

I have a cellar under a newly purchased renno which is enclosed with a double thickness brick wall about 400mm thick. The house is about a 100 years old or more. The…

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GregMc
Jul 14, 2013 8:10 pm
jellybelly
jellybelly
10 July 2013

Leaky tap

Leaky tap

Not to hard, really. Undo the mixer, lift it up and check the connections. When checked replace. Worst case is it still has a slight leak in…

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jellybelly
Jul 10, 2013 10:00 pm
foate
foate
8 July 2013

Bad crack in brickwork - where to start?

Bad crack in brickwork - where to start?

I'm trying not to become too emotional about the house. It's VERY rare to find a house that actually fits us so I'm trying hard to make this work - perhaps too hard. I…

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foate
Jul 08, 2013 9:12 am
Bluesuede
Bluesuede
28 June 2013

Anyone had professional tile/grout cleaning???

Anyone had professional tile/grout cleaning???

Thanks Brandan i would definitely hire so that tiles will be cleaned in perfect manner.

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Bluesuede
Jun 28, 2013 4:07 pm
Bluesuede
bobthebuilder2013
bobthebuilder2013
24 June 2013

Sand and Gravel Mix

Sand and Gravel Mix

Hey Guys, i am looking for somewhere to buy sand and gravel mixture for a concrete slab in Brisbane. Any good recommendations would be much appreciated.

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bobthebuilder2013
Jun 24, 2013 1:02 pm
Althom
Althom
22 June 2013

Hot water not hot

Hot water not hot

Thanks, this is what I suggested to DAH when we did handover but they flat out refused to get the plumbers back. Guess I'll have to get a plumber in - seems there's no end…

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Althom
Jun 22, 2013 11:34 am
Althom

Phone line

Phone line

Ended up getting it done on Monday for $140. Happy with service :)

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excitednewhomeowner
Jun 20, 2013 10:31 pm

Blocked downpipe. How to fix??

Blocked downpipe. How to fix??

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…

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excitednewhomeowner
Jun 16, 2013 10:48 pm
sco77k
sco77k
14 June 2013

Stone cladding

Stone cladding

Hi MissEm, I have just completed a DIY project of cladding 2 brick pillars in stacked stone. The best adhesive to use is a 2 part system. I used Davco SE-7 mixed with…

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sco77k
Jun 14, 2013 2:26 pm
sco77k
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 June 2013

Lintel repair

Lintel repair

When you say "remove a couple of bricks " ....and replace bricks you mean under the ends of lintel right. Yes. Remove as much or as…

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Stewie D
Jun 13, 2013 8:47 am
Retrobyte
Retrobyte
11 June 2013

Average cost of sub-floor ventilation supply and install

Average cost of sub-floor ventilation supply and install

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…

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Retrobyte
Jun 11, 2013 3:38 pm
Retrobyte
Retrobyte
11 June 2013

Clean Mouldy Hebel

Clean Mouldy Hebel

Clove oil remove and kills mould better than anything. You can buy 100ml or 200ml bottles on eBay, which you can dilute and use in a spray bottle.

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Retrobyte
Jun 11, 2013 10:00 am
rogerinaus
rogerinaus
6 June 2013

metal plate when drilling through wall

metal plate when drilling through wall

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…

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rogerinaus
Jun 06, 2013 5:50 pm
rogerinaus
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
5 June 2013

Unable to remove cap from top of Dorf tap

Unable to remove cap from top of Dorf tap

Any idea where I can buy the special tool? Any plumbers suppliers but if its extra tight you will find the spanner lugs straighten out…

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Uncle Arfur
Jun 05, 2013 4:11 pm
Retrobyte
Retrobyte
4 June 2013

Can you clear my doubt about home security system?

Can you clear my doubt about home security system?

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…

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Retrobyte
Jun 04, 2013 4:43 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
30 May 2013

Clothesline Fence Mounting

Clothesline Fence Mounting

I suggest Steady Eddie that as this post is four months old the OP would have already found a solution.

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Uncle Arfur
May 30, 2013 5:30 pm
Kempe
Kempe
29 May 2013

How to sharpen knives like a professional

How to sharpen knives like a professional

I know a few chefs that use a cork from a wine bottle and tooth paste

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Kempe
May 29, 2013 8:24 pm
turtleschell
turtleschell
29 May 2013

Cutting a hole in a brick wall

Cutting a hole in a brick wall

I'd get a real good strong solid door for security reasons. I might attempt what you're planning in the future. Don't know why the heck I didn't add it to the plan in the…

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turtleschell
May 29, 2013 1:14 am
ECOECO
ECOECO
18 May 2013

Garage gutter

Garage gutter

Hi The gutter on our garage is rusty and for a short term fix was wondering if you can put tape or something so the water goes down…

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ECOECO
May 18, 2013 12:00 pm
ECOECO
ClintonRewport
ClintonRewport
7 May 2013

Touch Light switches

Touch Light switches

I think its better to use trusted brands and not those affordable ones. Make sure to use quality materials which are proven to be safe and secure. Do not risk your…

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ClintonRewport
May 07, 2013 11:03 pm
Mike8136
Mike8136
6 May 2013

why won't the water stop?

why won't the water stop?

The same happened to me. The meter tap needs replacing. Report it to the water authority as your mains can't ne shut off and they will fix it at no cost to you. Before…

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Mike8136
May 06, 2013 7:07 pm

Respraying 2yr old colourbond fence..Is it possible?

Respraying 2yr old colourbond fence..Is it possible?

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!!

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barkersontheblock
May 03, 2013 4:45 pm
stuhc82
stuhc82
1 May 2013

Using Feast Watson Liming White Floor Finish on Cypress

Using Feast Watson Liming White Floor Finish on Cypress

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…

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stuhc82
May 01, 2013 9:07 am

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