DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
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…
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…
Jan 18, 2018 12:13 pm
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…
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…
Issue with light pendant
Are you a licenced Electrician? If not you've just broken the law and voided your home insurance
Mount Numbers On Letter Box
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Nov 06, 2017 9:49 pm
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…
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…
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…
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…
Aug 12, 2017 4:20 pm
Repair Porch Wall (Shotcrete???)
Ive had some advice that the texture is easy to do by pulling the trowel away from the wall.
I just dont know what type of plaster or render I need. Any ideas?
Ceiling paint looks chalky & patchy
We are having the same issue. Country NSW, ceiling was perfectly fine but in a tinted colour prior so wanted to paint it white. Used Taubmans easy coat flat white. Four…
If you are using Boracol as a teak deck or other algae/mould treatments then I would recommend Boracol…
Brainstorming ideas on backyard
I would agree about the pavers too. Unless of course you entirely hate the tiles that are chosen and it seems like the original job is really bad. From what I can see in…
Jun 05, 2017 2:19 pm
Nice ideas. Even I love to transfer the junk into the reusable products. I have never experimented with the big ideas like this but had created some small things to decor…
Help with tile roof repair
I have difficulty finding someone who can / is willing to who can repair broken tiles, and re-bedding and re-pointing ridge capping. Any recommendation would be…
Drainage problem HELP!
I have a drainage problem.
The home is a 100 year old weatherboard. On one side, dirt has been piled up above the level of the barge boards and a concrete path laid…
or what I know toilets regardless of their position use a trap pipe other than that There should not be a problem
Firmamatic Panel Lift Door Opener Issue
I have a Firmadoor panel lift door with the Firmamatic opener with the rectangular remote with the cream coloured button. It was installed in 2005. Recently, the…
Fill Gaps in Shed
Key word here is RENTAL.
First thing to do is speak to agent. Either have their tradie do it, or gain permission from owner to do it yourself.
Not doing that and using…
Mar 24, 2017 9:34 pm
solar hot water
You stuff that up and it could be very costly to the solar array on your roof. Plus you'll have insurance issues if you try to claim water damage later.
Mar 24, 2017 9:27 pm