DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Fisholene vs Rust Coverter
I have 3 large structural C beams under house, 20 years old, with the original worn factory primer remaining (now patchy due to past sanding & surface rust repair). …
Painting Bungle - Help Wanted
i see what you mean, mecha-wombat, paint stores dont 'push' this product, more than any other, however im sure most diy'ers would live with the smell/turps cleanup, if…
Thanks for the kind words mishb. I'm pretty pleased with myself - it was hard work, but there's a nice sense of satisfaction having achieved something myself. Plus I've…
low pressure with hot water
If your cold is affected, then it would be the filter on your meter, but if its your hot and its happening to all taps its one of three things.
1. like someone else said,…
Clean up of house
Do you have some tips about siding repair??I’m planning to improve my house and repair all those furniture that has been damage.
I already got some ideas at
Cabinet maker for small laundry job?
we did our own with bunnings flatpax cabinets and ikea benchtop, with tapware from plumbtec. the trickiest bit of ours was chasing the walls and getting the taps moved,…
Oct 05, 2010 12:49 am
there does not seem to be any issues with the doors at the moment but will keep a close eye on this,
the builder has done a touch up job on the gaps and things look…
Oct 06, 2010 2:48 pm
Myths about Asbestos
Question 1. Is Asbestos only found in old buildings?
Asbestos is not used anymore but can be found in modern buildings built…
Oct 10, 2010 8:45 pm
Can I ask how much you were quoted?
If my builder goes to completion bill will be approx $8800 incl gst (of course he wants cash) that's just for the labour.
A siloxane treatment is about $80 L/M.
But before you treat the symptom you need to find the cause.
Siloxane treatment by us is covered by a 10 year warranty.
changing door handle holes now to big
As a carpenter, if I was stuck with the handles or just absolutely had to have them, then I'd just hang new doors.
It takes about an hour to hang a door and fit the lock,…
Skirting Boards Coming Away From The Wall
You need to let us know what sort of house construction you have.
If you have brick internall walls you will need to dowel and nail the skirting back.
If you have a framed…
Removing excess rubber sealant
Don't bother with proprietary potions to remove silicone residue, they don't work. Silicone is too inert once its gone off to be cleaned unless you use some really nasty…
McCulloch Whipper Snipper
Folks, I'm leaving this one there.
For the poster, It isn't normally permitted to post such things here at Homeone.
However in the interests of promoting reuse and repair…
I own an 80 year old double brick house and some of the bricks have started to pitt which the leads to complete erosion of the brick (ie turns to powder).
External Wood Checking
Wouldn't it be a good idea to sand and repaint now whilst there is less chance of rain?
Not sure about you but I tend to to hang my clothes out in clear skies not rainy
Nov 04, 2010 6:21 pm
Verandah roof leaking near house
You can purchase that foam from the same supplier where the laserlite was purchased. It is sometimes shaped to match the roof profile and it seals those gaps
Nov 07, 2010 12:27 pm
Asbestos or not?
Sorry for the late reply. We ended up getting our bathrooms and…
Recommend ceiling repairer in Perth
I own an investment property in Perth, but I live in New Zealand (it's my old house, I moved here from Perth).
It's being managed by a real estate company, but not…
Re sheeting a coro roof?
I just did a full install and it is not rocket science providing there are 2 people on the job it is easy. And also if it is windy dont bother, I assume that is why the…
Thermal imaging...I wonder how it works? does it have to be done during rain when the leak is active? I'm guessing so
Nov 20, 2010 10:01 pm
How do you prep plaster for painting??
Firstly make sure the join is flat by sliding a paint scraper the whole way along the join. If some parts of the tape are proud (sticking out too far) you will need to cut…
Next time you pass a construction site pull in and see the foreman as he can suggest trades that you know are in work and trusted, But remember to get extra quotes to make…
hUGE tREE and CRACKS
Its a long bow to draw to assume a tree would cause cracks in a house on reactive clay soils which is around 100 years old. It should be expected to have cracks which open…
-Hot weather during set coat application causes the plaster to dry too fast, and crack
-Moisture ingress (eg. rising damp, leaking roofs etc)
If there is…
Cleaning Metallic Patio Pillars
The metallic patio pillars in my home is starting to get dirty...
There is some white patches on it and needs a good clean
Any good products to recommend? or would it be…
Old house - no water meter!
Also has no tap handle so wondering how to turn it off.
Ring Sydney water and tell them the handle is missing on the meter. They'll…
Santorini 26 by *M* - Home falling apart!!
i have built with M aswell
ive been in my house for roughly 1 year.
my slab is m class.
just wondering were abouts are you from.
i feel bad for you as i know…
raw timber window frame
Thanks chrisandkate, I tried a timber preservative with a copper napthenate solution...I'm advised by the hardware store that because it is in slightly oily solution that…