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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 10:24 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 1:46 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 1:22 pm
::Chris::
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kek
Apr 23, 2010 7:22 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 10:43 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 12:28 pm
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 11:26 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 1:23 am
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peterjt
May 04, 2010 10:54 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 06, 2010 12:18 am
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 6:02 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 7:21 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 11:45 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 11:32 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 6:32 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 9:45 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 9:25 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 8:30 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 4:10 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 8:44 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 04, 2010 12:54 am
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 9:50 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 1:36 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 2:53 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 2:58 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 3:07 pm
donuts
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Ol'Painting
Jun 15, 2010 3:18 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 3:45 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 9:45 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 9:53 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 2:51 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 4:47 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 5:41 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 1:02 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 11:25 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 9:11 am
suh
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Dukekamaya
Jul 02, 2010 11:24 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 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


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