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GLO
GLO
30 September 2018

Pipe sticking out underneath roof tile into guttering?

Pipe sticking out underneath roof tile into guttering?

I think these are your AC condensation drip pipes.

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GLO
Sep 30, 2018 10:33 pm
NMC
NMC
27 September 2018

Removing paint from old timber

Removing paint from old timber

Heat gun and scraper. Then sander

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810
NMC
Sep 27, 2018 2:46 pm
Gaudi
Gaudi
16 September 2018

How to remove the grill for a drain cover

How to remove the grill for a drain cover

Have you done this yet? It’s the middle circle that needs to come out. Usually it is winded in. So twist it left to loosed and lift it. If it’s hard to shift try 2…

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814
Gaudi
Sep 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Kelsp
Kelsp
15 September 2018

Decorative plaster ceiling paint removal

Decorative plaster ceiling paint removal

Thanks for the tip. I'll look into that idea. I appreciate the feedback.

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Kelsp
Sep 15, 2018 1:18 pm
arrow224
arrow224
6 September 2018

Grainy image from CCTV

Grainy image from CCTV

It would be bad because of the BNC connections. Just because it has so many pixels doesn't mean that it is any good. This is the reason I went for IP camera setup, where…

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arrow224
Sep 06, 2018 8:35 pm
Jacobite
Jacobite
29 August 2018

Correct deflection in floor - hybeam joists

Correct deflection in floor - hybeam joists

With all due respect, we're talking about a 10mm deflection over 3.6 metres that hasn't moved in almost 12 years. Most people wouldn't even worry about it. However being a…

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Jacobite
Aug 29, 2018 5:50 pm
building-expert
building-expert
28 August 2018

Annual Termite inspection

Annual Termite inspection

Hello, Your looking the best services for Termite inspection company take a service for 12 months so, I recommend my company he provides service you'll try after any…

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building-expert
Aug 28, 2018 6:44 am
building-expert
building-expert
building-expert
15 August 2018

Door misalignment issue

Door misalignment issue

If you had a competent pre purchase inspection done then the issues would have been pointed out to you during purchase cooling off period, giving you an option to…

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building-expert
Aug 15, 2018 3:04 pm
building-expert

I think sticking them with glue can be a good option. See whether it is helpful or not.

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First reno
Aug 06, 2018 1:44 pm
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Jonh John
Jul 31, 2018 7:50 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
29 July 2018

Asbestos shed

Asbestos shed

Only way to be sure is to have it tested. Find a small piece that is broken off and take it to a testing lab. It should cost you less than $50. Be sure to take precautions…

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arcadelt
Jul 29, 2018 7:29 pm
aussieta
aussieta
21 July 2018

Asbestos???

Asbestos???

Seems like asbestos to me, I had the same problem last year and it looked very similar. So it's definitely best to get it tested. I fixed it with the help of and I…

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aussieta
Jul 21, 2018 8:24 am
aussieta
knhchris
knhchris
18 July 2018

Is it possible for me to do this water leak job?

Is it possible for me to do this water leak job?

Hi all, Thank you for all your replies. I have applied a silicone as a temporary fix. It has been working so far. I definitely agree with getting a professional to do…

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knhchris
Jul 18, 2018 8:55 am

Hello, I was inspecting an apartment close to the sea which I've fallen for, but saw some apparent rust marks on the ceiling metal trellis feature to the balcony. Took a…

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hiki08
Jul 08, 2018 6:19 pm
JB1
JB1
7 July 2018

Window replacement on weatherboard house

Window replacement on weatherboard house

At the same time as you may need new trim for new windows anyway.

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JB1
Jul 07, 2018 4:37 am

Fibro is just an Australian name for any building sheet that is made from a combination of fibre and binders, so don’t get wrapped around the axles about the…

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arcadelt
Jun 30, 2018 9:05 am
Carpentacular
Carpentacular
7 June 2018

Removing glass panel from Caesar Stone

Removing glass panel from Caesar Stone

Well, i really like that red color on the glass but if your want to remove this red tape from the glass than i think you should just rip it off.

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Carpentacular
Jun 07, 2018 4:48 pm
Maliyan
Maliyan
30 May 2018

Damaged light fitting

Damaged light fitting

Thought so

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Maliyan
May 30, 2018 8:04 pm
Southies
Southies
22 May 2018

Renovating garden bench

Renovating garden bench

::cheerleader:: wow thanks rogerwilco ! such a detailed and extremely helpful reply. You've been an emormous help. Again thank you O:-)

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Southies
May 22, 2018 11:30 am
Southies
jknightsmith
jknightsmith
14 May 2018

Wardrobe inners,doors etc

Wardrobe inners,doors etc

Hi all, I have been looking at putting in a wardrobe in my house, but do not feel that what I am being offered is value for money. I’d like to install myself, but, I…

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jknightsmith
May 14, 2018 12:26 am

Hi there, Desperate need of guidance and advice on my loft bed project. I'm in no way an expert builder and even tho I'm quite good with woodworking, I've not…

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Renomum
May 04, 2018 12:45 am
Renomum
marina12
marina12
3 May 2018

Ramps for easy access

Ramps for easy access

Thankyou so much

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marina12
May 03, 2018 3:58 pm
marina12
Gloria55
Gloria55
2 May 2018

Shower screen exploded

Shower screen exploded

I read an article about someone installing a DIY glass shower screen which exploded. This is a huge risk to take with the safety of your self and family. Something like…

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Gloria55
May 02, 2018 12:08 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
10 March 2018

Water leak through the roof window

Water leak through the roof window

Hi AlexeyYakovlev Welcome to the forum Did you take photos when it was being installed? Check the manufacturer's installation manual

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StructuralBIMGuy
Mar 10, 2018 8:29 am
StructuralBIMGuy
Gaudi
Gaudi
7 March 2018

remove stain from render

remove stain from render

If you’re in Melbourne please private message me the plumber’s details. I’ll be needing to do the same. The builder floated out bowed facade and didn’t fix the…

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Gaudi
Mar 07, 2018 10:18 pm

I have 6 laminated merbau timber posts (150mmx150mm) at the front of my house as part of the facade that were installed 2 years ago as part of the build and are now…

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Bella19
Feb 15, 2018 6:15 pm
faykis
faykis
12 February 2018

How to keep spiders away?? Desparate!!!!!!!

How to keep spiders away?? Desparate!!!!!!!

sir, you need a pest control service for help.if you live in Australia you can visit https://pestexperts.com.au

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faykis
Feb 12, 2018 9:10 pm
faykis
thieled
thieled
11 February 2018

Painting internal stairs

Painting internal stairs

I've ripped up the carpet from our internal stairs and are planning to paint them. Treads and risers are pine. Would like to do in a solid colour e.g. light for risers and…

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425
thieled
Feb 11, 2018 7:44 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
4 February 2018

How to re-adjust colorbond gate to fence

How to re-adjust colorbond gate to fence

Is it possible to relocate the door hinges to the opposite post which is attached to the house? Just a thought!

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StructuralBIMGuy
Feb 04, 2018 1:15 pm
StructuralBIMGuy

Hi all, I wanted to see if there was a easy method to achieving a privacy screen when i have 65mm posts holding up my fence. The only off the shelf ones i see work with c…

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parralegend
Jan 26, 2018 12:03 pm
samc
samc
18 January 2018

Securing Water Filter Push Fitting/Water Leak Detection

Securing Water Filter Push Fitting/Water Leak Detection

Thanks. I think I need something that ensures each end is pushed in rather than clamped though. Any ideas for that?

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samc
Jan 18, 2018 11:13 am
Waspy78
Waspy78
15 January 2018

Is this a weep hole?

Is this a weep hole?

This sits just above the slab of my second story, but it is inside the ceiling space of my first floor, when there is long periods of rain it drips water out on to the…

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Waspy78
Jan 15, 2018 8:15 pm
building-expert
building-expert
12 January 2018

Powerpoint leakage

Powerpoint leakage

Get for this issue, you can be facing quite the hazard here.

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building-expert
Jan 12, 2018 9:32 am
building-expert
Althom
Althom
10 January 2018

Issue with light pendant

Issue with light pendant

Are you a licenced Electrician? If not you've just broken the law and voided your home insurance

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Althom
Jan 10, 2018 9:42 am
Althom
Caydenn
Caydenn
2 January 2018

Mount Numbers On Letter Box

Mount Numbers On Letter Box

Hey Peter, Grab yourself some sikaflex, apply it gently and cleanly it gets everywhere and is very hard to get off hands and surfaces. That will hold the numbers on for sure.

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Caydenn
Jan 02, 2018 10:50 am
Caydenn
arcadelt
arcadelt
31 December 2017

Insulation

Insulation

One layer is fine, but get the best R-rating you can afford. Most important is to ensure there are no gaps between batts and also the joists, and don’t forget to put…

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arcadelt
Dec 31, 2017 7:36 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
12 December 2017

Screwing Into Plaster Ornament

Screwing Into Plaster Ornament

Yes, you wouldn't use that fake wooden base - the plaster rose takes the place of that. Your electrician should connect the cable to the mains in the same way the…

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arcadelt
Dec 12, 2017 6:21 pm
nicjam
nicjam
4 December 2017

Drill Recommendation

Drill Recommendation

Hi All, Am after a drill recommendation, initially it will be for drilling into plaster / bricks as I will be installing curtains in our new house. Not wanting to spend a…

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nicjam
Dec 04, 2017 6:01 pm
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Highlander
Dec 03, 2017 9:57 am
Highlander
xaviertips
xaviertips
20 November 2017

Roof restoration 1

Roof restoration 1

I am not sure if you guys are talking about labour costs or what. But i am responsible for quite a lot of roof restorations in South Australia and there is no way that I…

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xaviertips
Nov 20, 2017 9:02 pm
xaviertips
xaviertips
7 November 2017

how to replace the damaged pulley in manual roller shutters?

how to replace the damaged pulley in manual roller shutters?

Check out you tube to find some videos. There are normally loads of how to videos. If you are pretty good at following instructions over the phone get in contact with…

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xaviertips
Nov 07, 2017 7:43 pm
VandM
VandM
6 November 2017

White spots on windows and white streaky bricks.

White spots on windows and white streaky bricks.

We have recently moved into a new house and after they have used an acid wash to clean the mortar off the bricks it has left a white streaky effect running down the…

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515
VandM
Nov 06, 2017 8:49 pm
Tanyamallie
Tanyamallie
21 October 2017

Floor sanding - chatter

Floor sanding - chatter

We laid a brand new hardwood floor and hired a drum sander from Bunnings. We started at 40 grit, 60, 80 then 100. We then hired a rotary sander and used 120 discs on the…

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Tanyamallie
Oct 21, 2017 5:35 pm
SteveOzDIY
SteveOzDIY
21 October 2017

Lawnmover for small backyard

Lawnmover for small backyard

In these days, most of the people find it hard that how they can be able to repair their lawn mowers. I have a perfect solution for them. There is a well-known available…

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SteveOzDIY
Oct 21, 2017 11:20 am
arcadelt
arcadelt
8 October 2017

Windows Frames

Windows Frames

What are they made of? If metal, you could have them vinyl wrapped like a car. The wrappers might find it a bit of a weird request, but it should work and would be fully…

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arcadelt
Oct 08, 2017 10:28 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
6 October 2017

Running cables in ceiling

Running cables in ceiling

Yes this type of ceiling can be done but it must be done by some professional person as they know exactly what should be how to be done i suggest you must install this in…

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Lurgen
Oct 06, 2017 1:07 pm
Lurgen
Lurgen
Lurgen
6 October 2017

Missing manual on fixing dripping taps (v1.02)

Missing manual on fixing dripping taps (v1.02)

Great find, thanks for sharing it.

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Lurgen
Oct 06, 2017 1:03 pm
Lurgen
LizD
LizD
26 September 2017

Chipboard wall unit repair

Chipboard wall unit repair

Thanks. The cat is neutered and on cat Valium.

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LizD
Sep 26, 2017 6:00 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
30 August 2017

Cleaning up skirting board

Cleaning up skirting board

White silicone would work.

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arcadelt
Aug 30, 2017 8:07 pm
arodc
arodc
12 August 2017

Painting timber fence – which spray gun?

Painting timber fence – which spray gun?

I have a timber fence with lapped treated pine palings (i.e. no gaps) that I needs to paint both sides of. It is about 40m long and 2m high. I figure it’s going to be…

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arodc
Aug 12, 2017 3:20 pm

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