DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Shutter -Electrical Issues
It sounds like you have an electrical short and although your shutter installation is out of warranty, an electrical installation should last longer than a couple of…
Sep 28, 2011 3:46 pm
Ryobi Whipper Snipper-Plz Help!!!
After buying a Stilh, which I regard as among the best, if not the very best of equipment, why on earth would you bother with Ryobi which is…
Refinishing Stone Benchtops
Like Kyton I thought engineered stone contained quartz...at least that's what it looks like in my Caesarstone benches, then again different colours would probably have a…
Nylon plasterboard anchors
Don't know about the loads quoted but I have been using these anchors for years with no problems. Must have used over 100.
To get the maximum load I would have thought…
Bathroom Leaking Problem
I have exactly the same problem, turn out to be shower head tap is loose, when i shower, they get shower too inside the wall.
Sep 13, 2011 6:22 pm
Storm water drain blocked - help please?
Can you find a storm water on the street that is in line with the pipe direction?
The best way tell where it should be is on the original plans from when the house was…
Pool coping repair
We have a fibreglass pool with 400x400 pavers for copings. When they installed it, they used mortar on the concrete beam and some adhesive on the fibreglass to set the…
Thanks for your reply bashworth.
I will have a look for a smaller premixed bag.
I personally wouldn't mind buying it in bucket as I dont have anything at home to mix it…
Yes, I am still looking to have the roof repaired but have to get the funds together
How to remove external roller shutters
We have a 1920s weatherboard house that has aluminium roller shutters installed on the external windows. They really don't suit the style of the house and we'd like to…
hairline cracked shower base
We do fibreglass repairs to semi trailer where I work, my understanding is that there will be a gelkote over the top of the actual fibreglass which would need to be rubbed…
your lucky im not an electrical inspector.. or id be emailing them with your details..
Rendering concrete floor
I don't think it is possible to make them look now again that way. Problems are that you have to thoroughly prepare the slabs so whatever you use will stick, then you have…
Our house is a disgustingly ugly 1970s brown brick house with the lovely 70s touches - one being the lovely robes with brown doors. I'm trying to work out if there is a…
Aug 03, 2011 9:31 am
Floating floor and tile adhesive
Yes you will have to remove all the old adhesive by using a scraper. If it is not removed than there could be a bonding issue.
Iron Railing on balcony
Depending on where you live but there is bound to be a set of handrail standards, which should be followed, should anyone ever topple over the rail and sue you.
Bonded Asbestos Removal/Spraying Timber
Firstly, this is my first post and if it's in the incorrect section, I appologise.
Secondly, I have a question!
I ahve recently removed some asbestos sheets…
What to do first?
Remove skirting boards
Paint(and allow to complete dry/cure)
Sand and polish
Re attach skirting boards
Thats how I would do…
Damp problem under wooden house.
If water from your neighbours property is flowing onto yours it is their responsibility to contain it on their property and deal with it. Have a chat with your neighbour,…
Cracks in Walls
withvishalpawar, you also don't say what are the foundations like. What is the soil type? What are the contours of the block, is the site cut and fill and if yes, on which…
Floating floorboards or normal boards?
definately a laminate floor the peeling is inherant with water damage has the water issue been resolved cause laying a new floor will only repeat the problem if water…
New DIY kits available for ugly grout.
We are recieving great comments on our DIY grout colour sealing products if you would like to protect your grout or maybe just change the colour of your grout…
Jun 15, 2011 3:06 pm
I really need HELP from Homeoners!! Please
If you are in victoria i would call the Building Commission and make a complaint about the solar panel company. Then i would pay a builder to find out why the leak is…
Water dripping sound in the wall
Just want to seek any pre experience from the forum
I have recently notice water dripping sound in the wall away from the barthroom…
cork tiles lifting
I have cork floor tiles that are bubbling up in the centre. From what I can see they appear to be only stuck down along the edges. Perhaps they were self adhesive. Any…
Gap betweek wall and cornice
Commonly referred to as a floating cornice where the cornice is no longer secured to the wall. You could use no more gaps but the crack will keep appearing until you…
Fix a hole in my wall due to roller blind
Unless the new screws go into timber the same thing will eventually happen again.
You will need special plugs for gyprock fixing or toggle bolts etc because gyprock…
how to repaint a garage roller door
we had the painter who repainted the rest of the house paint two garage doors- i didnt watch the process but he cleaned them, washed them, treatedthem or someting and…
Apr 14, 2011 11:53 pm
Slate floor flaking
I would take a trip down to the local Bunnings or Mitre 10 and chat to one of the men there.