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qebtel
qebtel
3 January

neighbours have damaged fence. Who's cost to repair is it?

neighbours have damaged fence. Who's cost to repair is it?

Whatever percentage of blame is their fault, is the percentage of repair costs they pay. Seems obvious they are 100% at fault.

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qebtel
Jan 03, 2017 10:14 am
gib802
gib802
30 December 2016

What should I be doing to fix this flooding

What should I be doing to fix this flooding

I have a similar problem in my place once every four or five years when heavy rain over several days can cause water from a neighbouring battle-axe driveway to flow over…

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gib802
Dec 30, 2016 1:09 am
GabrielleRenee
GabrielleRenee
27 December 2016

New toilet install left a hole on the tiles!

New toilet install left a hole on the tiles!

Did you get something sorted out in the end?Your picture isn't showing up.

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GabrielleRenee
Dec 27, 2016 5:55 pm
aussieta
aussieta
27 December 2016

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants

well lucky me, the small amount of wood shavings i found under window frame are from carpenter ants found a small amount of wood shavings, looks like when you sharpen a…

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aussieta
Dec 27, 2016 2:07 pm
aussieta
crash76
crash76
15 December 2016

Engineered Yellow tongue floating floor

Engineered Yellow tongue floating floor

Hi, does anyone know which manufacturers would have made an engineered floating timber floor that uses plasti yellow tongue as the joiner? I'm wanting to match the wood,…

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crash76
Dec 15, 2016 8:13 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
13 December 2016

Decaying brick mortar

Decaying brick mortar

You haven't said how old the house is. Many new houses now have a "Performance Based Solution" aka Alternative Solution that allows the brickies to use a mortar mix that…

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SaveH2O
Dec 13, 2016 1:57 pm
SaveH2O
Adam.M
Adam.M
13 December 2016

Land Levelling/ Landscaping

Land Levelling/ Landscaping

You can try getting a man with a dingo/excavator. You will pay for min 4 hrs at around $400 but they are good at what they do. They will excavate your land, remove it (at…

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Adam.M
Dec 13, 2016 11:23 am
mrfixit
mrfixit
7 December 2016

patching brickwork

patching brickwork

I havent done much brickwork. I need to patch up a few cracks on the brickwork ( 4 ) joint together not sure how to keep the joints strong as they are offset…

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mrfixit
Dec 07, 2016 5:53 pm
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bluesaber27
Dec 07, 2016 10:12 am
JackT
JackT
6 December 2016

Painting an old fence

Painting an old fence

This is better option to paint over worn wooden fence but before it you have to see that this is in condition to paint it or not. I would suggest you to attached a photo…

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JackT
Dec 06, 2016 5:38 pm
JackT
Bilboby88
Bilboby88
3 December 2016

Conduit Screw

Conduit Screw

Hi All, Just trying to attached some conduit on a brick wall with some half saddles. Not too sure on what screws I should be using.

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Bilboby88
Dec 03, 2016 4:26 pm
Dani_J
Dani_J
14 November 2016

Gloss or Semi Gloss Enamel for Window and Door Trims?

Gloss or Semi Gloss Enamel for Window and Door Trims?

Hi Jay, we are going semi gloss as our builder has advised high gloss is terrible for showing up finger prints

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Dani_J
Nov 14, 2016 10:38 pm
mrfixit
mrfixit
3 November 2016

diagonal staircase cracks on brick wall

diagonal staircase cracks on brick wall

I have about 2 meters ( measured vertically ) of these cracks on my separate garage. My first question is how to temporary stop them from getting bigger till i get to the…

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mrfixit
Nov 03, 2016 6:30 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
26 October 2016

Steel Beams Rusting

Steel Beams Rusting

Your problem sounds similar to another thread that I think would be good for you to read. viewtopic.php?f=3&t=83659&p=1566589&hilit=+rust#p1566589 In the case of the…

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SaveH2O
Oct 26, 2016 10:28 pm
SaveH2O

This is what I want to make or something simular This is what I what I want to make. I do not really need to adjust the size I can make it the…

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Perry the Pom
Oct 17, 2016 2:54 pm
Perry the Pom
cooperplace
cooperplace
10 October 2016

basin waste leaks: how to fix?

basin waste leaks: how to fix?

I swapped an annoying flip-type basin waste to a pop-up, and ever since it has leaked. The old one was stuck in with silicon, which I don't like using because it has to be…

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cooperplace
Oct 10, 2016 7:57 pm
MajesticBoho
MajesticBoho
29 September 2016

DIY Painted Wicker Chairs - help! :)

DIY Painted Wicker Chairs - help! :)

Painting wicker chairs are easy,there are several tutorial blogs online.In a lot of ways doing it yourself is better than hiring a professional because you can learn a lot…

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MajesticBoho
Sep 29, 2016 4:14 pm
Broken house
Broken house
27 September 2016

remote receiver for garage roller door not receiving

remote receiver for garage roller door not receiving

Happy Happy Happy? For the first time in nearly 4 years I can open my garage door by remote!

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Broken house
Sep 27, 2016 3:50 pm
FranticD
FranticD
26 September 2016

Removing existing shelving in WIR

Removing existing shelving in WIR

Hi all, We built with Clarendon in about 2010. They installed 1 shelf from 1 end of the WIR to the other. Below it, there is a pole to hang clothes. I am planning on…

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FranticD
Sep 26, 2016 12:49 pm
JordanT
JordanT
19 September 2016

Interior brick sealing - the powdery white stuff

Interior brick sealing - the powdery white stuff

Without more information I think what you're looking at is efflorescence - salt being drawn through your mortar and left to dry as moisture evaporates. If this is a new…

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JordanT
Sep 19, 2016 5:17 pm
JordanT
Twiprere
Twiprere
13 September 2016

teak decking

teak decking

I have bought teak to replace an exterior deck on my house. I'm indecisive about the way to treat the wood i.e. stain, marine sealant, colour etc etc. Any help, tips or…

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Twiprere
Sep 13, 2016 10:21 pm
alexwilcox
alexwilcox
13 September 2016

Handyman in Perth

Handyman in Perth

Ive used this Perth Handyman I used him for home maintenance and he helped with a new…

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alexwilcox
Sep 13, 2016 2:59 am
renoauction
renoauction
6 September 2016

Collapsing floorboards under carpet

Collapsing floorboards under carpet

Yep rip up the carpet and get an inspection done.

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renoauction
Sep 06, 2016 6:35 pm
building-expert
building-expert
29 August 2016

Rust on rendered wall from beeding

Rust on rendered wall from beeding

For permanent fix you need to replace external rusting angles with stainless steel. Rust will be too difficult to control.

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building-expert
Aug 29, 2016 5:38 pm
building-expert
Meeta
Meeta
22 August 2016

Garage expansion joint waterproofing and concrete repair

Garage expansion joint waterproofing and concrete repair

I have an expansion joint in my property that extends to the garage directly underground. Above ground the joint is covered by tiles but the grouting has worn away…

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Meeta
Aug 22, 2016 8:23 pm
bashworth
bashworth
14 August 2016

Shed Slab

Shed Slab

That's around 0.468 cubic m (plan for 0.5m3 which means 1200kg) For a typical mix the proportions are Cement = 1…

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bashworth
Aug 14, 2016 8:31 pm
bashworth
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 August 2016

Polished Concrete Peeling Off - How To Fix?

Polished Concrete Peeling Off - How To Fix?

No, I'd find out what product the concrete floor polishers used and buy that instead of introducing something different to the mix. It could give you a completely…

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Stewie D
Aug 02, 2016 2:31 pm
handy3ddie
handy3ddie
21 July 2016

Need some help with fixing the crack above garage

Need some help with fixing the crack above garage

It looks kinda dangerous. ::study:: The easiest thing you can do is to fill the cracks with a Polyurethane masonry sealant product. But I'm not sure if it will stabilise the wall…

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handy3ddie
Jul 21, 2016 6:05 pm
handy3ddie
goody59
goody59
21 July 2016

Yard waste removal.

Yard waste removal.

I have a tip close by- Wollert in Victoria, Australia if that helps you being near Ontario, Canada. Transport to here may be a little expensive. If I was you I would burn it!

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goody59
Jul 21, 2016 9:54 am
goody59
cabaron
cabaron
20 July 2016

Research for design project help! (5 mins max)

Research for design project help! (5 mins max)

Hi all, I'm currently undertaking a project to redesign the way in which caulk and silicone sealant is packaged due to the unsustainable nature of the rigid cartridges…

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cabaron
Jul 20, 2016 6:30 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 July 2016

Additive to waterproof concrete?

Additive to waterproof concrete?

Good homemade vibrator. But your mix looks way too wet. Just about every one of those links I read above mentions that the concrete should have minimal water in it. That's…

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Stewie D
Jul 18, 2016 11:31 pm
BJ88
BJ88
10 July 2016

Media Room.. cables in wall cavity

Media Room.. cables in wall cavity

Any cabling that can potentially connect to the telecommunications network requires a cabers licence to be installed and maintained. Coax cable for TV was not considered…

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BJ88
Jul 11, 2016 12:50 am
BJ88
Jays2007
Jays2007
8 July 2016

how to change battery door bell to 230v

how to change battery door bell to 230v

Yes that wouldn't be a problem. Just ensure the transformer or plug pack is rated for the correct voltage and wattage.

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Jays2007
Jul 08, 2016 5:08 pm
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buildingnanna
Jul 04, 2016 1:44 am
buildingnanna
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misspaula
Jul 03, 2016 7:45 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
21 June 2016

Cleaning water tanks

Cleaning water tanks

Correct. teml, you water tank installation is obviously sub standard but then again, nearly all are! You need to post some photos and some details if you are to get…

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SaveH2O
Jun 21, 2016 7:04 pm
SaveH2O
AJW
AJW
15 June 2016

LED Downlights replacement didnt work

LED Downlights replacement didnt work

Sorry chiming in late here. Firstly the MR16 LED's all have the driver built in, they are designed as a drop in replacement for halogen downlights. Don't confuse a…

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AJW
Jun 16, 2016 12:01 am
Grimey
Grimey
14 June 2016

Filled weep holes + some damaged flashing

Filled weep holes + some damaged flashing

Hi all, I was hoping to get some advice on a weep hole issue at my house. The house is on a slab – brick veneer about 25 years old and generally in good condition.…

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Grimey
Jun 14, 2016 2:38 pm
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68BUS
Jun 13, 2016 9:57 am
TomCat
TomCat
8 June 2016

ENDUROSHIELD on special at ALDI!

ENDUROSHIELD on special at ALDI!

Good! I'm the dumb bunny that has to shower last because I'm the only one who knows how to use a squeegee haha

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TomCat
Jun 08, 2016 1:52 am
TomCat
oldchippy
oldchippy
29 May 2016

Large Crack in Plaster.. HELP

Large Crack in Plaster.. HELP

Seems odd to have happenend overnight. First thing I would do is look in the ceiling space to see if there is any roof loading on that wall. I suspect termites as…

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oldchippy
May 29, 2016 10:55 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
27 May 2016

steel frame vs. wood roof trust

steel frame vs. wood roof trust

It makes no difference to termites whether your house is steel or timber framed. You should still have in place the termite protection methods regardless. They might not…

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Stewie D
May 27, 2016 2:04 pm
samc
samc
25 May 2016

How to Remove Oil Based Paint from Venitian Blinds

How to Remove Oil Based Paint from Venitian Blinds

Not getting much luck. Tried heat, turps, metho, rubbing alcohol and acetone. Acetone works but strips the paint off the blinds also. The blinds are black so might just…

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samc
May 25, 2016 4:07 pm
Peejayell
Peejayell
16 May 2016

Front door weatherproofing and fixing to panel fencing

Front door weatherproofing and fixing to panel fencing

Dkun, Raven makes a spring loaded pivoting weather seal for door bases. When installed it effectively seals against anything, and the only way water could enter would be…

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Peejayell
May 16, 2016 6:46 pm
logiteche
logiteche
15 May 2016

Roman blind mechanism

Roman blind mechanism

I'm not too sure what the actual definition of "Roman Blind" is these days - it seems to vary but we had trouble with our downstairs roller blinds (not staying up). The…

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logiteche
May 15, 2016 12:00 pm
Homehandyman
Homehandyman
12 May 2016

Gaps under colorbond fence - anyone used this?

Gaps under colorbond fence - anyone used this?

seems to have been a bit of looking here. I don't know if you've seen my other thread, I think that's the place I should report from.

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Homehandyman
May 12, 2016 10:53 pm
Joynz
Joynz
7 May 2016

Cracked cement layer under brick paving

Cracked cement layer under brick paving

This is just the result of movement, not tree damage. It will not affect the slab as the slab is separate and will have been constructed differently. Paths/patio much…

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Joynz
May 07, 2016 8:38 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 May 2016

Flooding problem - common underground garage

Flooding problem - common underground garage

Believe me it is a body corporate issue despite the water collecting in your garage. There is obviously a problem with both the floor level in your garage and the drain…

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Stewie D
May 05, 2016 7:32 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 May 2016

Fixing site drainage (yard level)

Fixing site drainage (yard level)

Hi CapnBloodbeard, It's very, very hard to tell without photos when you talk about a slope but it sounds like you need to do some ground preparation and lay some turf as…

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SaveH2O
May 02, 2016 10:49 pm
SaveH2O
djr
djr
28 April 2016

Installing Patio roof tubing, question about brackets

Installing Patio roof tubing, question about brackets

Hi everyone, Just wondering if someone can please shed some light. Have a patio engineered, drawn up and approved by council. In the process of installing it at present…

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djr
Apr 28, 2016 2:09 am

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