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Trinia
Trinia
3 July 2010

Removing a Split System unit off a bedroom wall ?

Removing a Split System unit off a bedroom wall ?

It should be an AC installer as they need to pump the gas down into the outside unit to ensure it doesn't escape out - the gas from ACs is horrible for the…

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Trinia
Jul 03, 2010 10:21 pm
Trinia
johnnyrie
johnnyrie
6 July 2010

Roof Paints

Roof Paints

Hi I'm looking into painting the roof of my house. It's a terracotta color and would like to paint it black, as I'm planing to render the house to give it a modern look.…

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johnnyrie
Jul 06, 2010 5:50 pm
barkly
barkly
13 July 2010

Squeaky Floorboards

Squeaky Floorboards

Whilst waiting to get under the house and provide some treatment as per Dukekamaya's suggestion sprinkle liberally talcum powder over the floor boards above so that it can…

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barkly
Jul 13, 2010 5:49 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 July 2010

Squeaky Floorboards

Squeaky Floorboards

Did you lose your first topic?? Its here... viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35948&hilit=carpet I get a little suspicious when wording is identical... Try not…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 17, 2010 5:35 pm
Dukekamaya
suh
suh
19 July 2010

How do u get silicon off c/stone ?

How do u get silicon off c/stone ?

its ceaser stone isn't it supposed to be tough? carefully with a flat blade, like the scraper for getting off old rego stickers, is how i would…

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suh
Jul 19, 2010 2:08 pm
suh
AJW
AJW
21 July 2010

Replacing Broken Oyster Light

Replacing Broken Oyster Light

I would get a sparky. You will need to remove the base, in doing that the wires need to be disconnected. Only a sparky can do that.…

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AJW
Jul 21, 2010 2:45 am
Greenhaven
Greenhaven
24 July 2010

Cover or rip out Horse Hair Plaster

Cover or rip out Horse Hair Plaster

I agree. Depends on what "else" you wish to do to the room.

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Greenhaven
Jul 24, 2010 12:56 pm
Greenhaven
Richard W
Richard W
26 July 2010

pressure pump not working

pressure pump not working

ring your local davey dealer/service whilst you are in front of the pump with a small flat head screwdriver.

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Richard W
Jul 26, 2010 2:09 pm
Richard W
Richard W
26 July 2010

Problem on internal guttering

Problem on internal guttering

sounds like you have "concealed gutters". if the gutter is holding water then you have issues with the "fall" of the gutter. If the gutter is overflowing during any…

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Richard W
Jul 26, 2010 2:21 pm
haywgl
haywgl
29 July 2010

One-off Spring Clean

One-off Spring Clean

Just a bump on this - I had my carpet cleaning lady come back today to try and do some spot cleaning, anyway she mentioned her company is also associated with a cleaning…

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haywgl
Jul 29, 2010 8:30 pm
haywgl
Ol'Painting
Ol'Painting
31 July 2010

Renovating old aluminium window frames

Renovating old aluminium window frames

Powder coating is an application method. Their paint is not much different. But it requires a special spray that can not be hired by law. DIY is not an option here. If you…

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Ol'Painting
Jul 31, 2010 4:02 pm
Ol'Painting
royalblue
royalblue
31 July 2010

Mould begone!

Mould begone!

You MUST address this issue in a holistic fashion! There are all sorts of band-aid cures the people will try and recommend, but you will just be chasing your tail and be…

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royalblue
Jul 31, 2010 4:37 pm
royalblue
royalblue
31 July 2010

How can i remove a linseed oil stain from my trex decking

How can i remove a linseed oil stain from my trex decking

I believe that most of those wood composites are made with polypropylene, a type of plastic. It has very low absorbancy generally, but is still absorbant to oils. It…

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royalblue
Jul 31, 2010 4:59 pm
sisu
sisu
2 August 2010

How can you tell if your roof still leaks?

How can you tell if your roof still leaks?

I've been in the roof with a good torch when it leaked in the past during a short rainy period (I wanted to know where the water was coming in), but couldn't tell so the…

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sisu
Aug 02, 2010 2:52 pm
iizman
iizman
3 August 2010

What ****** Beneath My Old Lino Tiles ?

What ****** Beneath My Old Lino Tiles ?

*bump* I have the same problem. The original posters question was not answered. We have removed the vinyl flooring with asbestos (professionally removed) and there are…

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iizman
Aug 03, 2010 4:26 pm
Spa Matz
Spa Matz
4 August 2010

Problem regarding Soakwells. Need help, many thanks!

Problem regarding Soakwells. Need help, many thanks!

You can link up the soakwells so that when one fills it cascades into the next, or split the downpipe. Just remember to allow breathing space between the downpipe end and…

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Spa Matz
Aug 04, 2010 1:20 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
4 August 2010

Damn brick wall in garage

Damn brick wall in garage

It looks like there is still cement haze over all the bricks which was not cleaned off and the bricks that are discoloured are actually clean I would test with a acid…

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Grout Perfect
Aug 04, 2010 4:08 pm
Grout Perfect
Ross
Ross
6 August 2010

Free Electrical lighting advice.

Free Electrical lighting advice.

Gday all, am not a "domestic"electrican(but learning quickly now that am OB'ing!) Have been reading a alot of posts and some people are getting very bad advice on…

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Ross
Aug 06, 2010 2:33 pm
baldy
baldy
9 August 2010

Dorf Venus Kitchen Tap - replacing washers?

Dorf Venus Kitchen Tap - replacing washers?

Cheers possumchops Yes, ordered the cartridge so easy enough to do. $45 per side.

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baldy
Aug 09, 2010 4:46 pm
pc83
pc83
9 August 2010

Lighting earthing system

Lighting earthing system

Thanks for the replies. I have already had an electrician out to look, and he suggested the double insulated lights without actually looking at the wiring. I have since…

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pc83
Aug 09, 2010 5:49 pm
westom
westom
10 August 2010

Safety switches/surge protection

Safety switches/surge protection

Surges are energy that seeks earth. Either…

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westom
Aug 10, 2010 12:49 pm
piscean
piscean
13 August 2010

Jarrah Timber Roof

Jarrah Timber Roof

Jarrah lasts for years and years. The Jarrah roof timbers in my 1960s house are still in great condition. But that doesnt mean it can't get damaged by moisture or…

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piscean
Aug 13, 2010 3:10 am
Trish
Trish
13 August 2010

Cleaning paint of windows ! :-)

Cleaning paint of windows ! :-)

We have moved in and are getting our new home sorted, part of that is cleaning the windows for the first time with all manner of crud and corruption on…

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Trish
Aug 13, 2010 10:55 pm
Trish
wizard
wizard
16 August 2010

Painted Deck to Stained Deck-Possible?

Painted Deck to Stained Deck-Possible?

I’m not sure about where to hire a sand blaster from, I would just do a ring around a few hire places, I will ask my brother next time I speak to him where he got his…

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wizard
Aug 16, 2010 5:32 pm
wizard
joeylucy
joeylucy
23 August 2010

re leveling my house

re leveling my house

Hi all, This is my first post! I hope you will able to help me on my new and first project of renovating a house! I have a 40 year old house. My plan is to update…

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joeylucy
Aug 23, 2010 9:28 pm
Merlin
Merlin
24 August 2010

attaching kitchen cupboard handles

attaching kitchen cupboard handles

Make yourself a little template that defines the correct position. With a bit of careful thought and planning you can make one that works with both left & right opening doors. :D

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Merlin
Aug 24, 2010 5:55 pm
musicman
musicman
24 August 2010

Weathertex or Hardiplank siding???

Weathertex or Hardiplank siding???

Thanks for this - we live on the coast and after speaking to a neighbour who has similar problems with rot in weathertex after 15 years, we decided on the hardiplank…

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musicman
Aug 24, 2010 10:59 pm
mtptl
mtptl
25 August 2010

Hot water heater = Hot house?

Hot water heater = Hot house?

We had a water heater issue awhile back and it ended up us having to turn the water heater up to its top temperature setting for us to have even a little hot water to come…

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mtptl
Aug 25, 2010 1:40 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
26 August 2010

Stormwater drain

Stormwater drain

It looks like it only 32mm pipe coming from the gutters? If not maybe 50mm, either way it is pretty small. The PVC pip is pretty easy to cut and repair. Cheap to. I'd be…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Aug 26, 2010 1:59 am
TheGardenWhisperer
GTI
GTI
27 August 2010

Painting Costs

Painting Costs

As a very general price guide - count number of rooms/spaces (eg. bedroom, bathroom, toilet, lounge, corridor, stairway) and multiply it by…

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GTI
Aug 28, 2010 12:01 am
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
28 August 2010

what can I use to "freshen" up floating floor?

what can I use to "freshen" up floating floor?

Floorshine is just that it is a mop on system from Feast Watson and you mop it on and it gives a lustre to the floors

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mecha-wombat
Aug 28, 2010 6:04 am
mecha-wombat
Casa2
Casa2
30 August 2010

Fixing aluminium vents in brick work

Fixing aluminium vents in brick work

I would "glue" the vents on with silastic. Not all the way around, just a few dabs to hold it in place. Later, if you want to replace the vent you can put a blade in a cut…

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Casa2
Aug 30, 2010 1:46 pm
mecha-wombat
mecha-wombat
30 August 2010

Shower glass door restoration

Shower glass door restoration

Oh sounds good I have been told kitten cut and polish works too but is hard work

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mecha-wombat
Aug 31, 2010 12:34 am
mecha-wombat
heat_crime
heat_crime
1 September 2010

Moisture / white powder on bricks in basement

Moisture / white powder on bricks in basement

Hi there, I'm after some general info on this potental problem. I have a 1981 built brick vaneer house, on a (very) sloping block, so it's cut well into the the land.…

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heat_crime
Sep 01, 2010 4:43 pm
FeeDee
FeeDee
2 September 2010

Need help with fencing, Ivanhoe, North/East suburbs Melbourn

Need help with fencing, Ivanhoe, North/East suburbs Melbourn

Hi, I'm after a quote for the back fence, across two properties. Does anyone know of a good (cheap and quality) fencing company? Also, I've been told that you can't have…

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FeeDee
Sep 02, 2010 12:11 pm
homemaker
homemaker
2 September 2010

How to get paint to stick to old fibro? oil based or acrylic

How to get paint to stick to old fibro? oil based or acrylic

Cool, i might use that for inside and they suggested a surface binder and taubmans endure at Bristol for the exterior.

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homemaker
Sep 02, 2010 5:32 pm
Rousella
Rousella
4 September 2010

weathertex guarantee

weathertex guarantee

I also experience that Farquire..That's why I research for some details that will help me on that matter. After reading many articles and couples of videos, I found some…

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Rousella
Sep 04, 2010 2:06 am
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
4 September 2010

Rain Water wont sucked into soil - Help ...

Rain Water wont sucked into soil - Help ...

Just create something that gives the water somewhere to go. Dig a trench and install a spoon drain or just leave it run out to the street with a bit of digging.

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TheGardenWhisperer
Sep 04, 2010 1:33 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
Lex
Lex
6 September 2010

Leaky door seals

Leaky door seals

^ Fantastic! Looking forward to them telling people "well, we've built it as per display home standards" :shock: :lol: :lol: :roll: :roll: (they've better fix the display…

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Lex
Sep 06, 2010 8:43 pm
Lex
Lex
Lex
6 September 2010

Masonary colouring to repair brick faults?

Masonary colouring to repair brick faults?

Mr Ed, how did you go? You must have been disappointed when you had no replies :( (and I swear I didn't see this thread until now :D ) OK, yes, we've had it done. If you…

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Lex
Sep 06, 2010 8:56 pm
Lex
mishb
mishb
7 September 2010

Ornate Cornice Renovation

Ornate Cornice Renovation

From your pics they mostly need a good clean and a lot of caulking plus a repaint. Wash them down with sugar soap, then get a paint scraper and…

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mishb
Sep 07, 2010 10:08 pm
garden lover
garden lover
10 September 2010

Looking for help with skylights

Looking for help with skylights

I'm looking into getting Velux skylights when we renovate. Will be in the kitchen area both to let in light as its in the middle of the room and also to allow the heat to…

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garden lover
Sep 10, 2010 1:08 pm
TheOK
TheOK
11 September 2010

Dog Door recommendations?

Dog Door recommendations?

Hey all. Not far off finishing the house reno's and need to choose a dog door design. Our rear extension is very modern/stylish so I want to…

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TheOK
Sep 11, 2010 11:06 am
TheOK
Nathan SteelFab
Nathan SteelFab
13 September 2010

Renovators, Brisbane, House Clean after work completed.

Renovators, Brisbane, House Clean after work completed.

Hello, Is there anyone in Brisbane that can recommend a house cleaning service that specialises in cleaning of a property when renovations are done? I need our place…

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Nathan SteelFab
Sep 13, 2010 1:08 pm
Nathan SteelFab
aid
aid
13 September 2010

Electrics, anyone?

Electrics, anyone?

Hi E1109, putting them higher is a very good idea. Thanks your advice.

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aid
Sep 13, 2010 5:28 pm
berries
berries
14 September 2010

Leaking garden shed

Leaking garden shed

No, I hadn't thought of trying that, but I certainly will :D What usually stops these from filling and overflowing inside?

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berries
Sep 14, 2010 2:32 pm
grinder
grinder
14 September 2010

Rendering home, questions...

Rendering home, questions...

Can I ask another quick question. If the cement sheet is not flush with the brickwork but recessed, is there some way it can be filled so that…

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grinder
Sep 14, 2010 10:34 pm
grinder
camelia
camelia
14 September 2010

155mm kauri pine board

155mm kauri pine board

thanks duke...I have a few lengths of the minyak...it isn't quite the same...it's 20mm (old kauri 22mm) thick and still only 150mm wide. It also is a bit lighter in colour…

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camelia
Sep 14, 2010 11:10 pm
foc1
foc1
15 September 2010

repainting interior

repainting interior

I am no pro but when I recently painted over a dark colour to light, I used an undercoat and got the supplier to tint the undercoat to a similar colour to topcoat.. Hope that helps

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foc1
Sep 15, 2010 9:52 am

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