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royalblue
royalblue
28 May 2010

CARPET CLEANING COMPANY - ALSO DOES LEATHER LOUNGES

CARPET CLEANING COMPANY - ALSO DOES LEATHER LOUNGES

Hello, I would like to tell you about Company. This company offers so many kinds of carpet cleaning services at an affordable price. I've been also using this company…

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royalblue
May 28, 2010 8:25 pm
cherub
cherub
29 May 2010

Fixing chips in render

Fixing chips in render

Get a bag of acrylic render (easier to apply and finish), trowel on leave a while then depending on required finish, sponge smooth. Don't use brickies sand if you want…

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cherub
May 29, 2010 7:30 am
camelia
camelia
30 May 2010

installing a cold water connection in kitchen

installing a cold water connection in kitchen

Hi Fu and VVS, the plumber put the 'tee' fitting on the cold tap and now the dishie runs off the cold...I'm happy about that...it may sound picky but ever since that…

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camelia
May 30, 2010 3:10 pm
barker
barker
2 June 2010

Do I need a new Hot Water System?

Do I need a new Hot Water System?

Thanks everyone. I am planning to sell in the next few months so was hoping to avoid the cost of a whole new hot water service. Plumber coming out anyway so I will get him…

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barker
Jun 02, 2010 7:44 pm
barker
AJW
AJW
3 June 2010

Powerboards and 10amp power outlets - safety recommendations

Powerboards and 10amp power outlets - safety recommendations

Hi AJW i know what your trying to say. But perhaps its not totally clear. Firstly Camalia my comments above was talking about it in the context of…

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AJW
Jun 03, 2010 11:54 pm
Lex
Lex
6 June 2010

Timber T&G flooring over tiled floor

Timber T&G flooring over tiled floor

Hmmmm, I don't think there is any other option other than what you already covered. Glueing onto tiles - even if you go ahead with that - I think only the slim timber can…

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Lex
Jun 06, 2010 8:50 am
Lex
camelia
camelia
13 June 2010

Plumber's charge

Plumber's charge

Yeah, thanks ash...I wouldn't do a sunday unless it was a dire emergency even if it meant needing to go without hotwater (I can always shower at work). He actually…

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camelia
Jun 13, 2010 12:36 pm
Ol'Painting
Ol'Painting
15 June 2010

Paint color is different!!

Paint color is different!!

Bunnings is absolutely hopeless! I do not remember them tinting paint without making a single mistake You have better chances if to go to the…

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Ol'Painting
Jun 15, 2010 1:53 pm
Ol'Painting
Ol'Painting
Ol'Painting
15 June 2010

Painting blueboard fibro

Painting blueboard fibro

You paint them like any other exterior surface – 3 coats of paint for all bare surfaces. Most of exterior paints are self primed, so you don’t need a special…

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Ol'Painting
Jun 15, 2010 1:58 pm
Ol'Painting
donuts
donuts
15 June 2010

plaster water damage - painting ok or need to be replaced?

plaster water damage - painting ok or need to be replaced?

thank you very much lesia :) I still haven't heard when the builder will be coming out to fix it :roll: and I do intend to climb up there myself. soon!

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donuts
Jun 15, 2010 2:07 pm
donuts
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Ol'Painting
Jun 15, 2010 2:18 pm
Ol'Painting
Ol'Painting
Ol'Painting
15 June 2010

House painting - what to ask/process

House painting - what to ask/process

I’m a painter, but I do lot’s of interstate projects for my investment proeprties for which I’m hiring local painters. I got along a few bumps. Learn from my bad…

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Ol'Painting
Jun 15, 2010 2:45 pm
Ol'Painting
Ol'Painting
Ol'Painting
16 June 2010

HELP AND AVISE WITH OLDER CEILINGS IN BATHROOM AND KITCHEN

HELP AND AVISE WITH OLDER CEILINGS IN BATHROOM AND KITCHEN

Sorry your photo is not showing up. But from you description - I think you better spraying it. It will give you a good even coverage and will reach all gaps.

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Ol'Painting
Jun 16, 2010 8:45 am
Ol'Painting
Ol'Painting
Ol'Painting
16 June 2010

Ceiling leak ? box guttering & sealants.

Ceiling leak ? box guttering & sealants.

Hard to tell. As you said it’s complicated enough to confuse the builder. Just in case your builder is overseeing something – invest $100 or so in calling another…

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Ol'Painting
Jun 16, 2010 8:53 am
Ol'Painting
wizard
wizard
18 June 2010

Coffee machine repair – can anyone help?

Coffee machine repair – can anyone help?

:lol: Yes you are, thanks for trying, I am going to try and have a go at fixing it myself again, maybe I missed something last time.

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wizard
Jun 18, 2010 1:51 pm
wizard
nrh157
nrh157
20 June 2010

Actron Air ducted air conditioner

Actron Air ducted air conditioner

Hi, We also have an Actron (15? YO) Was also not cutting in on heat, ended up being the main controller board. They tried some older boards but didn't solve the…

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nrh157
Jun 20, 2010 3:47 pm
nrh157
GeoffW1
GeoffW1
21 June 2010

Easement at back | possible pipe breakage?

Easement at back | possible pipe breakage?

Hi, You mention an easement. Is that for a sewer main or a large stormwater drain? If that was leaking, but nothing to do with your recent activity, would it be to your…

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GeoffW1
Jun 21, 2010 4:41 pm
GeoffW1
camelia
camelia
26 June 2010

Concreting question

Concreting question

ok..thanks onc...will ask the builder if he will replace it

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camelia
Jun 26, 2010 12:02 pm
sticman
sticman
27 June 2010

Heavy fish tank on floor boards.. need your help!

Heavy fish tank on floor boards.. need your help!

Hi, First up, congratulations on thinking about supporting all this extra weight. You would be amazed by the amount of people who wouldn't even consider this! Secondly,…

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sticman
Jun 27, 2010 10:25 am
sticman
suh
suh
1 July 2010

Urgent help-ruined render-calling all renderers, painters

Urgent help-ruined render-calling all renderers, painters

Is it just the sills Raleigh? How mean are some people ::frown:: If it is just the sills a teeny variation in colour is not the end of the world, I hope it's just the sills :(

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suh
Jul 01, 2010 8:11 am
suh
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Dukekamaya
Jul 02, 2010 10:24 pm
Dukekamaya
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 9:21 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 4:50 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 4:49 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 4:35 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 1:08 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 1:45 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 11:56 am
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 1:09 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 1:21 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 7:30 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 3:02 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 3:37 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 3:59 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 1:52 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 3:26 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 12:20 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 3:08 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 1:33 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 3:46 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 4:49 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 11:49 am
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 2:10 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 9:55 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 4:32 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 8:28 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 4:55 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 9:59 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 12:40 pm

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