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Lex
Lex
1 September 2011

Best way to clean white Polish porcelain tiles

Best way to clean white Polish porcelain tiles

aldavies3, do you find these tiles show all the footmarks / dirt and you have to clean the floor every day??

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Lex
Sep 01, 2011 2:28 pm
Lex
CoolHandLukes
CoolHandLukes
29 August 2011

Marks between glass and 2 pac table

Marks between glass and 2 pac table

What type of glass did you Buy ? Are the marks on the 2 pac or the glass ? Cool Hand Lukes.

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CoolHandLukes
Aug 29, 2011 11:18 pm
citygal
citygal
27 August 2011

How to remove external roller shutters

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…

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citygal
Aug 27, 2011 1:53 pm
phippsy
phippsy
23 August 2011

hairline cracked shower base

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…

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phippsy
Aug 23, 2011 1:23 pm
cenemelectrical
cenemelectrical
22 August 2011

Light fitting.

Light fitting.

your lucky im not an electrical inspector.. or id be emailing them with your details..

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cenemelectrical
Aug 22, 2011 10:54 pm
Diamond
Diamond
22 August 2011

Rendering concrete floor

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…

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Diamond
Aug 22, 2011 9:06 am
schweinshaxe
schweinshaxe
22 August 2011

Are roof leaks covered in building warranty

Are roof leaks covered in building warranty

Yep it's only about 2 years old. Thanks for your response Ed! Cheers..

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schweinshaxe
Aug 22, 2011 9:05 am

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…

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MrsB09
Aug 13, 2011 2:50 pm
Casa2
Casa2
3 August 2011

Rust repair & prevention steel posts/bearers

Rust repair & prevention steel posts/bearers

The cold gal needs to be in contact with the metal for it to work.

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Casa2
Aug 03, 2011 9:31 am
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
30 July 2011

Floating floor and tile adhesive

Floating floor and tile adhesive

Hi 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. Craig

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Grout Perfect
Jul 30, 2011 12:37 pm
Grout Perfect
aubergine
aubergine
29 July 2011

Recommendations in Perth, please.

Recommendations in Perth, please.

Thanks very much, I'll give him a call. EDIT: Unfortunately he left there in 2006. Thanks anyway.

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aubergine
Jul 29, 2011 1:34 pm
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Southies
Jul 26, 2011 7:43 pm
Southies
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
26 July 2011

Iron Railing on balcony

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.

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Uncle Arfur
Jul 26, 2011 5:05 pm
borals
borals
19 July 2011

Bonded Asbestos Removal/Spraying Timber

Bonded Asbestos Removal/Spraying Timber

Hi All, 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…

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borals
Jul 19, 2011 10:32 am
RenoTeam
RenoTeam
13 July 2011

What to do first?

What to do first?

Remove skirting boards Paint(and allow to complete dry/cure) Sand and polish Re attach skirting boards Clean up Thats how I would do…

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RenoTeam
Jul 13, 2011 12:54 pm
Deemaree
Deemaree
9 July 2011

Damp problem under wooden house.

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,…

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Deemaree
Jul 09, 2011 9:43 pm
Deemaree
Lex
Lex
9 July 2011

Cracks in Walls

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…

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Lex
Jul 09, 2011 8:28 am
Lex
gremlin
gremlin
5 July 2011

Floating floorboards or normal boards?

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…

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gremlin
Jul 05, 2011 10:12 pm
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B STAR
Jun 22, 2011 10:44 am
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
21 June 2011

New DIY kits available for ugly grout.

New DIY kits available for ugly grout.

Hi Everyone 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…

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Grout Perfect
Jun 21, 2011 9:24 am
Grout Perfect
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deeps
Jun 15, 2011 3:06 pm
Sdegraaf
Sdegraaf
8 June 2011

I really need HELP from Homeoners!! Please

I really need HELP from Homeoners!! Please

Hi, 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…

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Sdegraaf
Jun 08, 2011 11:12 am
Spa Matz
Spa Matz
1 June 2011

Hiding fine scratches on timber floors

Hiding fine scratches on timber floors

Uncle Arfur, timber floors are like timber furniture but perhaps need repair and maintenance more often :wink: the following hints are from…

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Spa Matz
Jun 01, 2011 1:24 pm
ECOECO
ECOECO
30 May 2011

Water dripping sound in the wall

Water dripping sound in the wall

Hi, All Just want to seek any pre experience from the forum I have recently notice water dripping sound in the wall away from the barthroom…

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ECOECO
May 30, 2011 10:06 am
ECOECO
Geoff0001
Geoff0001
23 May 2011

cork tiles lifting

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…

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Geoff0001
May 23, 2011 9:20 pm
Mozzie
Mozzie
6 May 2011

Gap betweek wall and cornice

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…

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Mozzie
May 06, 2011 2:24 pm
Mozzie
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
22 April 2011

Fix a hole in my wall due to roller blind

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…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 22, 2011 8:40 pm
alan1237
alan1237
19 April 2011

Ceiling water stain

Ceiling water stain

Thanks wizard, I've followed your…

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alan1237
Apr 19, 2011 10:05 am
tracyel
tracyel
16 April 2011

Our front verandah has a leak when it rains

Our front verandah has a leak when it rains

I'm hoping someone can help me. When it rains, water gets in downstairs via the upstairs verandah. We think it is because the tiles on the verandah were not installed (by…

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tracyel
Apr 16, 2011 11:01 am
jtnru
jtnru
14 April 2011

how to repaint a garage roller door

how to repaint a garage roller door

Hi 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…

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jtnru
Apr 14, 2011 11:53 pm
kiwichick
kiwichick
12 April 2011

Slate floor flaking

Slate floor flaking

I would take a trip down to the local Bunnings or Mitre 10 and chat to one of the men there.

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kiwichick
Apr 12, 2011 11:06 am
kiwichick
kiwichick
12 April 2011

tiled roof

tiled roof

Maybe a builder to get inside the roof and see where its tracking from. Leaks are difficult to nail

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kiwichick
Apr 12, 2011 11:03 am
foc1
foc1
10 April 2011

What Causes My Main Power Switch To Shut Off?

What Causes My Main Power Switch To Shut Off?

Here in OZ we generally have seperate RCD's for lights and powerpoints so if it is the same there then see if you can see which ones are which as well as isolating…

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foc1
Apr 10, 2011 9:41 am
Glennb
Glennb
3 April 2011

Alfresco ceiling damage.

Alfresco ceiling damage.

hey first thing you must do is figger out what exactly it is either gyprock or fibro( soffit lining ). good news is if you just put your foot through gyprock then it can…

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Glennb
Apr 03, 2011 12:14 pm
ScrabbleNut
ScrabbleNut
25 March 2011

Repairs to leaking tiled balcony

Repairs to leaking tiled balcony

thanks but we have now arranged for a waterproofing company to attend to this problem. The topic can now be closed. ::smile::

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ScrabbleNut
Mar 25, 2011 3:58 pm
gappu99
gappu99
22 March 2011

one year old house,warranty issues and insurance cover.

one year old house,warranty issues and insurance cover.

Not sure I am posting this in the right place,anyhow I have a one year old house and have noticed a few cracks appearing on some internal walls and one of the door not…

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gappu99
Mar 22, 2011 10:10 pm
Spike
Spike
20 March 2011

Removing flaking paint from cornice

Removing flaking paint from cornice

Probably too late to help, I found this when I was looking for an answer to the same problem, so maybe I can help the next person. If you want to take off the paint…

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Spike
Mar 20, 2011 6:50 pm
btherl
btherl
18 March 2011

Probable leaking roof but don't know what's happened!

Probable leaking roof but don't know what's happened!

Looks like 5 days since you posted this, have you sorted it out? It's quite possible for water to come through light fittings during heavy rain, especially if there's…

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btherl
Mar 18, 2011 9:03 am
btherl
grinder
grinder
18 March 2011

Fixing Tile to External Wall

Fixing Tile to External Wall

You need some tiler's glue or adhesive and some grout to cover the gaps

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grinder
Mar 18, 2011 8:43 am
grinder
Melrich
Melrich
9 March 2011

Spray Painting

Spray Painting

Thanks Glennb, My brother who would be doing the job is a spray painter of 15 years. I was going to get this done by brush but my brother did my parents place and you…

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Melrich
Mar 09, 2011 11:00 am
grinder
grinder
9 March 2011

Sagging Rafters on old fibro home.

Sagging Rafters on old fibro home.

Have not dealt with this before but it seems to me that option 2 is the more appropriate if the Jarrah can be prevented from sagging even more.

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grinder
Mar 09, 2011 8:11 am
grinder
grinder
grinder
4 March 2011

Removing Rust/Painting Iron Strappings Under House

Removing Rust/Painting Iron Strappings Under House

hey , what you could do is use a steel etching primer, what it does it etch into the steel much like acid etching concrete. it "should" allow…

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grinder
Mar 04, 2011 3:56 pm
grinder
brownbag
brownbag
2 March 2011

WHERE DO I GET LSZH CABLES

WHERE DO I GET LSZH CABLES

I'm finding it very very difficult to get a small portion of LSZH (Low Smoke Zero Hydrogen) electrical cables. I need two small lengths, to rewire a section supplying a…

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brownbag
Mar 02, 2011 1:16 pm
mckenzie0708
mckenzie0708
28 February 2011

Laminate benchtops

Laminate benchtops

Chippy: I will be putting cupboards underneath the bench for its support once it is off the wall. I can not remove the bench. I will need someone to do it or I'' get my…

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mckenzie0708
Feb 28, 2011 9:47 am
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Michelle
Feb 22, 2011 6:51 pm
Michelle
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
22 February 2011

caroma quietflush inlet valve problems

caroma quietflush inlet valve problems

Ive found fix-a-loo to be a far inferior brand of valve. You didn't say why 'serviced' the valve in the first place. Ive found the Caroma ones virtually fool proof and…

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 22, 2011 2:44 pm
Southies
Southies
21 February 2011

Broken vacuum cleaner hose

Broken vacuum cleaner hose

Bugger ::surprise:: Can't find the paperwork TM. Besides, DH has already done the 'repair' :roll: .

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Southies
Feb 21, 2011 4:07 pm
Southies
ledgend80
ledgend80
20 February 2011

How to fix small scratches in White Cooktop?

How to fix small scratches in White Cooktop?

maybe you could get onto one of the companies that respary bath tubs. They may be able to help you. Or you could pull the cook top out and take it to a powder coater and…

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ledgend80
Feb 20, 2011 9:27 pm


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