DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
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…
smorgzzzSteam Mops ? Cleaning a house with so many tiles
11 January 2013
I made my husband sit through the TV infomercial for a steam mop. He isn't convinced. Mum has one of those "Shark" steam mops & is going to bring it over and do my…
How to paint a brand new overlapped wood picket fence??
Hi Bella13, Some of my opinions: Sand it... I wouldn't bother. A rough look should suffice and you won't notice it in a few months. Also, how would you sand the palings…
mynameisjonasfilling gaps between skirting and floor
30 December 2012
Hi there, hope you all had a Merry Christmas. I am just about to start this project, and did a test run on a small patch. I used No More Gaps which has some expansion play…
MarineEngineerSanding deck with Stainless steel decking screws
19 December 2012
just piggybacking onto this thread. I'll be coating my deck this weekend. The deck was constructed about 5 months ago and the timbers have…
Kelly44Advice on Anti-Corrosion for Coastal Homes
12 December 2012
I have recently built a home by the ocean at Salt in Kingscliff, NSW. After only a few months corrosion occurred on the ceiling fans, stainless steel railings, letterbox &…