DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
abbeyboxRender Question - Sand finish to Acrylic
1 January 2011
Hi All I need some advice. The builder has made a fairly large mistake and I want it fixed properly. We asked for an acrylic render finish and they have completed the…
SteveHBurning/Electrical smell in one room only
5 January 2011
I know this post is a bit late, but.. this is also a common problem when using low energy lighting (anything with an integrated DC SMPS (electronic ballast) in light…
bashworthHair line cracks and rusted mesh in concrete balcony
8 January 2011
I think you need to get an expert to have a look at this. Basically the problem is that the steel reinforcement should be about 40mm from the surface. With this depth of…
just ErinNeeded: plumber with leak detector (Doncaster VIC 3108)
10 January 2011
Hi, I found a leak at the end of the driveway. Please PM me if anyone know any plumber in Doncaster (VIC 3108) area who got a leak detector since…
stormbouywaterpfoofing an old deck with a room underneath
12 January 2011
I was just wondering if anyone knew of a good way to waterproof an old deck with a fibro cement floor I had a quote of $2000 for a paint on plastic membrane,but i reckon…
bashworthVentilation/draining under house - which trade?
18 January 2011
Sounds to me as though your concrete path is too high. Unless the path level is below the weatherboards you are most likely to continue to have problems.
ledgend80Which blower/vac to buy? (Need vac for endless leaf drop!)
5 February 2011
i have got a victa vac 500. works good for cleaning the patio. depending on how big your leaves are it may have trouble sucking them up if they go flat accross the bottom.…
onc_artisanCaved in ceiling due to moisture...help!
6 February 2011
I think I'd be looking at the cause(s) first ...likely a combo effect caused the issues/cave in. The repair seems pretty straight forward so a week or 2 of tarpaulan…
tim mitchellDav%y pumps for the toilets keeps going on it's own
16 February 2011
pressure pumps i have found cause cisterns to let water pass due to the pressure. check the pressure switch or even put a pressure limiting valve on the line to suit…
ledgend80How to fix small scratches in White Cooktop?
20 February 2011
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…
Uncle Arfurcaroma quietflush inlet valve problems
22 February 2011
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…
grinderRemoving Rust/Painting Iron Strappings Under House
4 March 2011
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…
btherlProbable leaking roof but don't know what's happened!
18 March 2011
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…
gappu99one year old house,warranty issues and insurance cover.
22 March 2011
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…
foc1What Causes My Main Power Switch To Shut Off?
10 April 2011
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…