DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
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catching rain water
I will answer this because it is my product.
The water is diverted over to the 750 micron filter mesh and during heavy rain, the water communicates with the filter mesh…
Replacing my house porch
Hey friends, can anyone suggest me a good handyman to rebuild my outdoor house porch including the door surrounds? I can pay well for a good work!
HELP Repairing water damaged chipboard
I can't believe they used chipboard outside for flooring.
Is it different to the stuff they use inside ? Was it treated for weather somehow ?
Plumbing advice needed
I ended up using my vacuum cleaner to suck up the excess water, as well as a few solid sounding things.
Also used some caustic soda, which seemed to do the trick!
Like bashworth said. Rubble pits are a waste of time in the long term.
How do I change my door video intercom?
Hi. Most intercoms have been roughed in using standard Cat5/6 cabling which gives you 4 pairs of cabling to use. Most intercoms are 2-wire or 4-wire so you should get away…
Brick wall dissolving! Help!
Thanks for all your comments and help guys.
I'm not sure that I will be able to completely stop it, but I will try to slow down the effects.
First on the list is to fix…
Repair hole in plasterboard wall
Looking at the pics, you have an older home built post war in the 50's or 60's. In South Australia we have a slang for it, we call it "Horse Hair" …
Refurbishing a laundry and toilet, the walls are cement render, floors tiled. Both use a rubber skirting approx 70mm high with a 10mm turnout to compensate for floor…
Yes, demolition work is best done by fit young men (that was last century for me)
I found it effective when using a smaller tool to drill first a line of holes to create a…
Gate sliding down hinge
Or, lift the gate to the height it needs to be, drill a hole into the gate frame just below the hinge and put some sort of pin in to stop it dropping.
Or weld a tab on to…
Feb 04, 2015 8:41 pm
How to fix internal wall hairline cracks
You will need to identify the causes of brick cracking unfortunately masonry walls in perth are not reinforced. More info & pics required
Where is it build,are…
Building a low, wide picket gate
I would be going to a local steel fabrication company to build a frame in square steel tube.
The lighter the gate the less trouble it will be.
Gutter wedges in Australia?
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Can you make brackets that can be screwed to the side of the rafters so the gutter sits as per normal?
A close photo as…
Removing Colorbond roof panels
It's more than likely that the existing roof has left asbestos dust in your roof which might be worth removing while you have the chance too. Roof spaces tend to collect a…
Tool for cutting bottom of timber gate?
Check for nails, bolts screws etc.
Punch down any nails2+20mm.
Remove any screws or blots.
Otherwise use an old blade that you can afford to throw away afterwards.
Old dry veranda floor
Cheaper = crappier so they won't look as good or last as long as the better brands. If it were me I know what I'd buy.
Garage door opens by itself
This happened to ours aswell. At the beginning our roller door would open on its own. I came back from work to my surprise an open garage...!!!! Hubby resets the server a…
Gainsborough door knob - DIY Fixit - how?
i am not familar with this model of level. However it doesnt seem like its sitting properly. Could it have been installed wrong. We really need to also see a photo of the…
Tiler in the innerwest area
I live in earlwood and we are looking at some recommendations for a tiler. The plan is to pretty much tile the entire house floor, kitchen walls, bathroom walls, part…
BOSS Garage door opener repair issue
I actually decided to just swap the down relay with the light relay.
Up and down is now working, and as I suspected the light now doesn't come on.
Just ordered a…
If bolting to the house, keep in mind that you don't breach the termite barrier or weep holes.
Depending on the height of your slab this can be hard to achieve without…
Dec 14, 2014 4:51 pm
Custom sink Breech
Hey guys, I was looking to upgrade my tap ware in the kitchen and have a 3 hole sink setup and recently went to install my new tap ware, however the old spindles just wont…
Subfloor ventilation - Livermore & Son
Hi I would recommend a Livermore & Son installed subfloor ventilation system. Found it ineffective, unreliable and expensive. Made little or no difference to dampness. It…
What Paint to Use
You could try wattyl granoroll. It is generally used for render but has a 300micron film build up and the final texture is reasonably smooth. It has great flexibility and…
Exterior window architraves
Should the exterior/interior window architraves be sealed/caulked along all edges or just the top and sides, leaving the bottom unsealed?
Giving rendering a crack
Are you talking acrylic rendering or the older style sand/cement plaster ? If by perforated bricks you mean extruded like these
DIY Retaining Block Wall Help !!
With the layout marked, you can begin digging the trench. To bury the first row about halfway, dig the trench about 4 to 6 inches deep and 12 inches wide, or twice the…
resin + poly
I've used fibreglass with a colour added to mimic woodgrain for a few large knotholes in a hardwood bench for a bathroom and a poly finish over the top which came up…