DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
How to fix shed drainage
Easy. Replace the horizontal piece. Anything else will be a temp job like the previous owners have done.
I'd like to put a timber screen in the carport to hide the bin area. The screen would be 2.9m long. Should I follow the slope of the driveway with the slats, or should I…
Painting walls to hide joints
I agree about stripping paint off.. Never going to happen!! You just need to sand it back enough to smooth it over then undercoat etc as mentioned above.
Electric Oven Not working (Fuse?)
Called a sparky that I know from work
He said it'll be the heat element, as everything works but just no heat coming out in the oven
Easy to fix
Buy one of there from your local hardware store - very cheap and handy for opening any large buckets of paint, plaster etc …
How to paint rough clay pot
Anyone have any experience painting rough clay pots? All I can find is the smooth terracotta pots I have waterproofing stuff from when we did our planter boxes so can do…
Help with freshly stained stairs
A light sand with a fine grade sandpaper followed by another coat or two of the varnish, poly or whatever they used. But you need to know what the original painter coated…
stud wall without the top plate?
i would use a top plate,run screws through the wall into the toplate with waterproof grommits and then run a plate around the top of all walls to lock it all together.this…
May 25, 2014 10:54 am
How to buy paint for feature walls
If you felt ignorant i would like to know how that "paint expert" at Master feels!
Paint comes in different bases which have certain amounts of Titanium White and each can…
I'm new here and not sure if this is the right place.
I was wondering if anyone could give me advice. I want to enclose my back verandah as I have 2 little kiddies…
Smell in bathroom after it rains
It happens during rainy season in my house as well,but we have a proper ventilation system which take the bad smell out of bathroom and keeps it fresh.
Moulds in walk in closet
Yes, heater is nonsense, we're still finding out, there must be a bigger problem... no insulation maybe. We're purchasing a…
Help spray painting a fence
Yes HVLP means that a lot less air is used to deliver the paint so less overspray.
SaveH2O that has been my experience too. I pressure washed and painted a 20m x 10m barn…
tidying up cantilever balcony slab edge
I have just recently replaced the railing on a cantilevered concrete balcony.
The original balustrades went down in front of the slab with just a small space.…
Apr 15, 2014 12:34 pm
Yep, notify your strata agent who will get a plumber to come and have a look.
Leaking/torn Lead flashing
Hi TOL, just looking at pic above, for water to get to the sarking it would have to spill over the top edge of that tile which i think would be pretty obvious or theres a…
Teak Furniture Addiction
Teak is great for outdoor furnitures not only for their beauty but they are durable and eco-friendly too.It is much harder than any similar wooden product.It has the…
If they are concrete or terracotta tiles then you are probably out of luck with trimming them as that would look atrocious with a cut first tile being the most conspicuous…
Fixing Leaking Shower Recess Problem
Jsut another tip.. Most people get anty during the shower reno because theya re either going elsewhere to have showers, or have something makeshift that doesnt work…
Water Catchment Tank Question
The PIC Compliance Certificate is dated as 27/05/13 and the Occupancy Permit is dated as 18/06/13 - so after the PIC Compliance…
Feb 13, 2014 2:08 pm
Good roofer in Brisbane?
We can highly recommend Leonard ( I will have to get back to you with the company name). He has done two sets of work at our house in Ashgrove and countless patient phone…
Stains on walls?
If I were you I'd try to dab the stain with some water and a rug first. Depending on how dark the marks are, it might work just fine.
DIY fence building
You should ring your local council to get the planning details for the fence height if you don't have the town planning plans in your hand.
Fence is quite easy but consume…
Well done. Over the years I've seen some very nice timber work done on the outside of houses and maintenance is the key to keeping it looking good.
Clogged toilet - suggestions needed
SaveH20 - thanks for the details summary. I will need to go through it properly when I have some quiet time. But having a quick read has already got me thinking a little…