DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Old kitchen taps with no top screw.
That was it, the star part unscrewed from the skirt, then it was a simple flat head screw and the usual set up.
Thanks heaps, it was doing my head in....
normal tile upkeep - maintenance
anyone tried karcher sv 1902? can't seem to find any reviews.
generally am after a steam vacuum where it steam and remove moisture all at once.
Brisbane - Water Under House Slab
Waterproofing from Bunnings ? See some things are NOT DIY and waterproofing isnt , in the situation and positioning of your house the area you treated should have been…
Hot water supply tap stuck...
Because the isolation valves are rarely used, much like the one under your toilet cistern, they can freeze up and need repairs/replacing.
Toilet repair - reattaching cistern
I thought I would update in case anyone was interested. I just went to the plumbing shop and got new bolt assemblies (they didn't just have the wingnuts and rubber washer…
Emerclad exterior paint
Hello, just came across this post and wondered how you got on with Emerclad. Our house was painted with Emerclad 12 years ago as a waterproof coating over sandstock…
Dusky007 is absolutely right. This light socket is suitable for G24d lamp bases more commonly known as a PLC Fluorescent lamp. They are a lot more popular than…
Jul 22, 2012 4:11 pm
Repairing chased internal finished wall.
How easy is it to repair / replaster an internal wall that is going to be chased to add 2 runs of conduit.
Currently the wall is finished to the point ready for layers…
Asbestos floor tiles?
I've looked around for some labs that do free testing in Brisbane and found no results. I don't think there is one here that can do…
URGENT: Help needed with Shellac table!
Do the whole top. Like anything - cork floor , timber floor etc if you damage a piece then without stripping the whole thing there is a big chance you will either make it…
Aug 27, 2012 11:33 am
Plumbing dishwasher dilemma
Love this thread, also was annoyed that it was only connected to cold! LOL glad I didn't kick up a stink yet.
Building deck & pergola
I built my own. 70sqm.. I work in IT, and saved $9.5k doing so.
Its pretty easy, just read online ALOT. And get the tools.
Smeg induction cooktop repairs
What's wrong with it? Is it out of warranty?
I have a SMEG induction cooktop and love it too!! I agree, would never use anything else other than induction!
Leaning Fence Issues
As bashworth said your fence is being used as the retaining wall, you really need to address the real issue which is soil movement.
I would have the fencing quotes and agreement with your neighbour (who I assume is paying half) all signed up and ready to go once your builder has finished, because the…
Removing render from Colorbond facia?
Does anybody know what I need to use to remove excess render from my Colorbond fascias?
The plasterer has left some smears of render on the underside of the…
How to shave an aluminium security door?
Appreciate all the replies. I wasn't after anything fancy, it's the bottom of a security door after all, not something anyone's going to notice much.
villaboard doesnt contain asbestos. it is a relatively new product. i have used it for 27 years.
must be the old asbestos sheet?
Leaking kichen sink
My tap in the kitchen has been leaking and I tried repairing it. Its leaking at the tap, just above the spout. It happens when I turn the spout after turning on the…
Just over a year after moving into our newly built house and after getting quotes from a number of landscape companies. I have decided to do the landscaping…
What is the asbestos suspicious about? Sorry couldn't help myself.
It's horse hair plaster. I don't think it contains asbestos. Google it to get more reliable…
Toilet base leaks
Some assistance would be really appreciated.
I have leaking toilet base. It's not siliconed to the floor (obviously) but nor is it bolted (as far as I can tell - in…
@leighton. I've pulled 2 horse hair ceilings down. The first had 80 years of simpson desert duststorms above it. The second 80+ years of possum & rat dung. I don't know…
I agree with BE.
Get rid of the source of the problem ie water getting under your house somewhere and the problem will be solved. Having enough vents in your outside walls…
Advice on Anti-Corrosion for Coastal Homes
I have recently built a home by the ocean at Salt in Kingscliff, NSW. After only a few months corrosion occurred on the ceiling fans, stainless steel railings, letterbox &…
filling gaps between skirting and floor
Hi there, hope you all had a Merry Christmas. I am just about to start this project, and did a test run on a small patch. I used No More Gaps which has some expansion play…
I live in a renting hosue, its external wall has this type of covering , please see the snapshot below.
Many regulations are very difficult for the home owner to access due to the heavy copyright on Australian Standards and the expense of having to…