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CarolineJ
Mar 09, 2010 9:43 pm
ytliu
ytliu
10 March 2010

Watermarks on porch's ceiling

Watermarks on porch's ceiling

::angry:: ::cry:: When we showed the pic to the supervisor and he said that's the way it should be!

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ytliu
Mar 10, 2010 7:54 am
robinred55
robinred55
10 March 2010

painting tips

painting tips

I'm generally a lazy person and have found ways to make preparation easier. I've used a microfibre mop with multi-directional heads to wash the ceilings and walls…

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robinred55
Mar 10, 2010 3:17 pm
hadiya
hadiya
11 March 2010

Water getting underhouse

Water getting underhouse

Make some alternative plans to re-direct the muddy water to public drains or else contact your local plumber and take his advise for a better solutions.

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hadiya
Mar 11, 2010 6:05 pm
g_man
g_man
15 March 2010

Repairing/replacing damp proof course.

Repairing/replacing damp proof course.

I am about to start a major reno on an old double red brick house. Built in 1937. As with alot of old houses it has a rising damp prob. The elderly lady gardener who…

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g_man
Mar 15, 2010 9:03 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
16 March 2010

repairing broken tiles?

repairing broken tiles?

Silicone doesnt need to be immersed in water to fail. But exposure to water, like in a shower will eventually penetrate cause the tiles to become drummy and loose. I see…

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vvs mand
Mar 16, 2010 6:33 pm
Merlin
Merlin
18 March 2010

Chimney

Chimney

It's a pity to see a post go unanswered so although I'm no expert I'll offer comments for what it's worth. There are indeed brick restoration specialists, some of them…

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Merlin
Mar 18, 2010 2:51 pm
whiteman
whiteman
18 March 2010

SINCE WHEN DOES STAINLESS STEEL RUST ??

SINCE WHEN DOES STAINLESS STEEL RUST ??
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316 also rusts over time but it'd have to be in a very harsh environment to show much age in the first few years.

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whiteman
Mar 18, 2010 3:46 pm
borg
borg
19 March 2010

gyprock damage from rainwater

gyprock damage from rainwater

I am no expert but the additive would be to stop mould growing on the paint. The issue you have is mould growing on the plaster(ie under the paint)

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borg
Mar 19, 2010 1:18 pm
borg
kriscot
kriscot
21 March 2010

Blocking off under-house crawl space

Blocking off under-house crawl space

Hi all, Looking for ideas to block off the under-house crawl space on one side of my house to stop my 2 dogs getting under there. Im thinking some kind of lattice or …

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kriscot
Mar 21, 2010 1:02 pm
Pepto471
Pepto471
26 March 2010

How to repair laundry door

How to repair laundry door

please tell us how it goes, it might save us heaps if its easy to repair than replace

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Pepto471
Mar 26, 2010 8:31 am
Pepto471
Bob
Bob
28 March 2010

Damaged driveway- what would you do?

Damaged driveway- what would you do?

Yeah, we've got photos. I'm not sure that not paying for the fence will go down well with the neighbours...they aren't exactly reasonable people. They threatened to give…

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Bob
Mar 28, 2010 12:53 pm
saxien
saxien
28 March 2010

Repairing a cornice

Repairing a cornice

Hi Marli, Sounds like your manhole goes the entire width of your passage and the manhole cover sits on the cornice, this arrangement gets damaged all the time, to fix it,…

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saxien
Mar 28, 2010 5:18 pm
Bonfire
Bonfire
31 March 2010

repairing a drain

repairing a drain

Thanks, that's a helpful start. I'll look into it.

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Bonfire
Mar 31, 2010 10:14 am
Tones
Tones
1 April 2010

Replacing downlight globes?

Replacing downlight globes?

I'm having exactly the same problem. Bought a big box of new globes and wiggled away - no joy. How did you end up solving your problem?

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Tones
Apr 01, 2010 4:57 pm
camelia
camelia
5 April 2010

Home maintenance and repair - short courses

Home maintenance and repair - short courses

Renovator's Manual The easy step by step guide to Home Renovations By Allan Staines. 5th Edition (January 2010). ISBN 1875217142 110 Pages …

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camelia
Apr 05, 2010 12:19 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
12 April 2010

Rising Damp

Rising Damp

Read my earlier post. I explained what you need to do. Im a plumber, I deal with this stuff every day.

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vvs mand
Apr 12, 2010 10:49 pm
greggles
greggles
15 April 2010

Help with repair to bathroom wall?

Help with repair to bathroom wall?

Hi dirkadirk, Eco Builder, Thanks for the responses! Much appreciated! The ensuite itself is pretty small, it measures 2650 m x 1080 m. The only ventilation is via a…

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greggles
Apr 15, 2010 7:29 am
melloreno
melloreno
15 April 2010

How do I seal joins in a non-floating timber floor?

How do I seal joins in a non-floating timber floor?

Adrien Thanks for the advice. It is easy to get under the house so the blocks look like the way to go. Cheers melloreno

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melloreno
Apr 15, 2010 8:29 am
Alfonso
Alfonso
16 April 2010

Riving Knife on a Circular Saw

Riving Knife on a Circular Saw

Hi Fuller, The riving knife prevents mostly kickback as dirk rightly said and also keeps the blade cut line open while you cut especially along the grain. You can see this…

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Alfonso
Apr 16, 2010 3:05 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
17 April 2010

Onc_artisan goin'... East!!! Want some helpful advice...

Onc_artisan goin'... East!!! Want some helpful advice...
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I'd just like to say it was nice to catch up with the H1ers recently. Though busy i had a great trip. I will reply ASAP I just needed to have a little rest ::wornout::

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onc_artisan
Apr 17, 2010 8:34 pm
onc_artisan
monkey
monkey
18 April 2010

Repainting wooden panelling in bathroom

Repainting wooden panelling in bathroom

Hi all Our main bathroom has yukky wood panelling around the bath and up the bath wall. It looks pretty bad, with the wood getting on age-wise and it is marked and worn…

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monkey
Apr 18, 2010 9:12 pm
monkey
vvs mand
vvs mand
19 April 2010

Gas hot water system - help!

Gas hot water system - help!

More than likely the ignition isnt working. Often the piezo ignition has been removed or the wire is broken. You can test this by pressing the ignition button and looking…

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vvs mand
Apr 19, 2010 9:24 am
Jacquih
Jacquih
20 April 2010

Handyman in Sydney's innerwest

Handyman in Sydney's innerwest

I am probably really late with this suggestion but I absolutely love my handyman so if I can try and promote his wee business I will :) His name is Avishay and he has a…

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Jacquih
Apr 20, 2010 12:46 pm
::Chris::
::Chris::
22 April 2010

need help diy on window lock

need help diy on window lock

I replaced all the window locks in my place, some had been there for longer than I've been in the world and had 4 coats of paint on them. For the stubborn ones I used my…

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::Chris::
Apr 22, 2010 12:22 pm
::Chris::
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kek
Apr 23, 2010 6:22 am
kek
GregC
GregC
28 April 2010

Door hinge coming away from door jam

Door hinge coming away from door jam

That sounds really easy. Thanks all for the tip. I'll let you know how it goes.

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GregC
Apr 28, 2010 9:43 am
playhouse
playhouse
28 April 2010

upholsterer wanted -western sub melb

upholsterer wanted -western sub melb

Hi Everyone, I hope everyone's well. =) Can anyone recommend a good upholsterer near the western suburbs, Vic? Thanks in advance. Take care, KG

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playhouse
Apr 28, 2010 11:28 am
camelia
camelia
1 May 2010

very damp subfloor - need fans

very damp subfloor - need fans

Thanks for the contact herbiecat....although I am located in a different state (nsw), those guys are in melbourne.

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camelia
May 01, 2010 10:26 pm
camelia
camelia
3 May 2010

240 v fans for under floor

240 v fans for under floor

Yes, I have had the damp course replaced along the wall that divides the kitchen and dining rooms. The walls seem to be ok since then. The humid environment from the sub…

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camelia
May 03, 2010 12:23 am
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peterjt
May 04, 2010 9:54 pm
Trish
Trish
5 May 2010

electrician

electrician

I need an electrician for some odd jobs in Frankston area install power point, install bathroom exhaust, fix light in bedroom and remove hanging…

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Trish
May 05, 2010 11:18 pm
Trish

One of my dishwasher rollers was broken, so I bought the part and installed it the same…

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DamNita
May 11, 2010 5:02 pm
DamNita
zeke
zeke
11 May 2010

Does anyone have a husqvarna or john deere ride on mower?

Does anyone have a husqvarna or john deere ride on mower?

We love our 19hp Greenfield. Built in Australia, no less. A solid, gutsy, well engineered machine that makes no apologies for not being as "pretty as some of the…

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zeke
May 11, 2010 6:21 pm
zeke
AJFELLA
AJFELLA
12 May 2010

Roof restoration - Perth WA

Roof restoration - Perth WA

We have just purchased an old house in Como which we are going to rent until we can sell our other property. We have had a building inspection who advises that the a…

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AJFELLA
May 12, 2010 10:45 am
rubyruby
rubyruby
12 May 2010

Warped roof truss support - help!

Warped roof truss support - help!

We bought our house about 9 months ago. It's an old double bricked house in Sydney's inner west. Recently we noticed that the roof tiles on one side of the house were…

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rubyruby
May 12, 2010 10:32 pm
HappyCamper_au
HappyCamper_au
14 May 2010

HELP - toilet won't refill

HELP - toilet won't refill

Fantastic!! Hope you are leak free now!! :z:

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HappyCamper_au
May 14, 2010 5:32 pm
number8
number8
23 May 2010

Fisher and Paykel Gentle Annie agitator removal tool

Fisher and Paykel Gentle Annie agitator removal tool

Can you advised what a F&P agitator removal tool part No 422713 looks like?

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number8
May 23, 2010 8:45 pm
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


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