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Macy
Macy
23 November 2009

Roof edge

Roof edge

:roll: :lol: I forgot to go have a look again.

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Macy
Nov 23, 2009 5:28 pm
Almond~Eyes
Almond~Eyes
25 November 2009

Terminte Barrier

Terminte Barrier

We just had a pest inspection yesterday and the guy said it was a waste of money to bother with those systems. he said that they aren't even supposed to call them barrier…

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Almond~Eyes
Nov 25, 2009 12:56 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
28 November 2009

Worried about damp

Worried about damp

How is it looking?? any updates? :th:

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onc_artisan
Nov 27, 2009 11:46 pm
onc_artisan
joles
joles
2 December 2009

Issues with choosing the right Colour ? Garden Wall

Issues with choosing the right Colour ? Garden Wall

Hi and welcome to the forum. I know Michelle (in house decorating guru) always recommends choosing a few shades darker than what you think for outdoor use. The sunlight…

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joles
Dec 02, 2009 9:20 am
joles
petes334
petes334
3 December 2009

Restumping an old weatherboard house

Restumping an old weatherboard house

That helps a lot thanks. I really had no clue how much this was going to cost.

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petes334
Dec 03, 2009 6:35 am
sbudge
sbudge
6 December 2009

Tank water treatment/cleaning

Tank water treatment/cleaning

Hi There Give some one a call that specialises in cleaning out water tanks for a quote. There are a couple of things you can do to minimise water quality problems in side…

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sbudge
Dec 06, 2009 8:45 pm
sbudge
sbudge
6 December 2009

How to get toilet clean

How to get toilet clean

Hi I totally agree with Arthur, once the glazing has been removed inside the pan, stains are almost inpossible to remove. Dont waste your money on chemicals, the only way…

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sbudge
Dec 06, 2009 8:53 pm
sbudge
sbudge
6 December 2009

Low hot water pressure - Electric Tank

Low hot water pressure - Electric Tank

Hi There Which fixture is closest to the HWS. Usually the closest fixture to the HWS get priority of pressure. It is not unusual for pressure to reduce when using two…

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sbudge
Dec 06, 2009 9:01 pm
littletee
littletee
7 December 2009

Brown Water coming from Hot Tap

Brown Water coming from Hot Tap

Hi There See if you can see the cold water line running through the home. It could be that the original galvanised pipes have been replaced…

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littletee
Dec 07, 2009 10:45 am
kid81
kid81
9 December 2009

what type of termite protection

what type of termite protection

Your friend needs to call P0rt3r d@vis and find out which company was used. Most companies only warrant their own product and their own annual inspections. If it is a…

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kid81
Dec 09, 2009 11:14 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
10 December 2009

Urgent ceiling help

Urgent ceiling help

Yep... Acro props from the nearest hire place, with a timber 4x2 on top of the prop to spread the lift. :wink:

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onc_artisan
Dec 10, 2009 8:58 am
onc_artisan
_kelly_
_kelly_
14 December 2009

General opinions on what is acceptable wear n tear

General opinions on what is acceptable wear n tear
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*sigh* That's exactly the kind of feedback I am getting from here (and other forums). I was just poking about trying to locate all my paperwork and amazingly…

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_kelly_
Dec 14, 2009 2:48 pm
_kelly_
gpierce
gpierce
14 December 2009

Multiple door latch holes in frames

Multiple door latch holes in frames

I would cut out a small piece of wood to fill the hole with (screw it in) then putty the small gaps. Greg

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gpierce
Dec 14, 2009 3:32 pm
Tiara79
Tiara79
14 December 2009

How to deal with burn marks on furniture?

How to deal with burn marks on furniture?

I usually just coat it with another paint which is suitable with the furniture's color and then compound it so it will be…

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Tiara79
Dec 14, 2009 4:48 pm
gpierce
gpierce
24 December 2009

How do you clean yellowed plastic?

How do you clean yellowed plastic?

You can paint the plastic, I do it with car parts all the time. Say's it's for vinyl, but with the correct prep it works fine on hard plastics too:

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gpierce
Dec 24, 2009 2:29 pm
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Casa2
Dec 26, 2009 4:03 pm
Merlin
Merlin
30 December 2009

Help! How can I fix my sloppy paint job!

Help! How can I fix my sloppy paint job!

I agree with Mikaela on this as far as fixing what's already done goes although you may have to wait a few days for the paint to harden before you can sand it. If it rolls…

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Merlin
Dec 30, 2009 4:03 pm
Striking
Striking
5 January 2010

rotting eve's "help"

rotting eve's "help"

If it were me I would get some color bond facia installed and re sheet the eaves, just check they are not asbetos though anything pre 80's could be...

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Striking
Jan 05, 2010 7:57 pm
grinder
grinder
5 January 2010

Electrical power point installation

Electrical power point installation

The last sparkie charged me $120 replacing a single with a double pp

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grinder
Jan 05, 2010 9:44 pm
grinder
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
8 January 2010

Wall colours / cladding

Wall colours / cladding

Hi ya CHE101 Hmmm, Colours are not my forte`... but I noticed this post about 7 pages back. Good luck :wink: Onc

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onc_artisan
Jan 08, 2010 12:10 pm
onc_artisan
rolandd
rolandd
9 January 2010

Can someone please reply?

Can someone please reply?

Please close this thread

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rolandd
Jan 09, 2010 10:33 pm
IkonInteriors
IkonInteriors
10 January 2010

Floating timber bubble

Floating timber bubble

Hi rolandd, What type of floating timber floors do you have? Are they a real timber laminate, or simply a faux wood finish? If they are the latter then I'm not aware of…

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IkonInteriors
Jan 10, 2010 7:14 pm
IkonInteriors
bigdenis
bigdenis
14 January 2010

new garage roller door - BALLPARK price?

new garage roller door - BALLPARK price?

I had mine just recently replaced. Two garaged doors taken down and removed from site, supply and installation of 2 colour bond roller doors, supply and installation of 2…

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bigdenis
Jan 14, 2010 12:29 pm
Nato
Nato
14 January 2010

Carpet laying dilemma

Carpet laying dilemma

Thanks Bobbin. I meant to add that we have checked with one carpet installer and he reckons it'll be fine to go over and the edges wouldn't look much higher. Thing is he…

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Nato
Jan 14, 2010 8:39 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
16 January 2010

Ensuite Shower problem

Ensuite Shower problem

Hi All, We've been in our house almost 2 years. It's about 15 years old and the bathrooms were fully renovated sometime in the last 5 years. By and…

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onc_artisan
Jan 16, 2010 8:46 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
18 January 2010

Drainage Problems Causing Rising Damp?

Drainage Problems Causing Rising Damp?

That is a great link Fu! :: I would like to point out that there are many causes of rising damp. Not all are as simple to fix, ...but harder still is finding the problem…

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onc_artisan
Jan 18, 2010 6:36 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
20 January 2010

Touch up paint required for colorbond roof

Touch up paint required for colorbond roof
1, 2

Look in the top right hand corner see it will say you have 1 new message

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onc_artisan
Jan 20, 2010 10:54 am
onc_artisan
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JamesTrick
Jan 20, 2010 12:59 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
22 January 2010

Mortar staining/tinting

Mortar staining/tinting

You ccould re-grout the side?

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onc_artisan
Jan 21, 2010 11:45 pm
onc_artisan
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
1 February 2010

Chipboard Flooring

Chipboard Flooring

Find a good general builder would be my suggestion.

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Yak_Chat
Feb 01, 2010 7:58 pm
Yak_Chat
zeke
zeke
3 February 2010

Replacing bed slats - trimming the wood?

Replacing bed slats - trimming the wood?

I wouldn't use MDF - it's not very strong when cut into narrow strips. Not a very technical answer I know, but it would snap much more easily than say pine boards. The…

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zeke
Feb 03, 2010 3:23 pm
zeke
hjw
hjw
5 February 2010

Eco Paints

Eco Paints

i got my house done with paint from ecolour based in byron bay, their stuff is supposed to be 0 VOC..

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hjw
Feb 05, 2010 1:07 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
5 February 2010

Maintaining garage roller doors

Maintaining garage roller doors

(I wonder what happens to the old doors when they are replaced? ) Being mostly aluminium they end up in a scrap metal yard

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Uncle Arfur
Feb 05, 2010 3:58 pm
building aimlessly
building aimlessly
8 February 2010

Help - my roof is leaking

Help - my roof is leaking
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yeah that's for colourbond.... doesn't everything cost more in sydney?? ::lol::

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building aimlessly
Feb 08, 2010 6:29 am
building aimlessly
rmamila
rmamila
8 February 2010

Ceiling Insulation - Flat Roof Joists

Ceiling Insulation - Flat Roof Joists

Hi, Can some one give me an advise on Ceiling Insulation. I m building a double story and my house is very close to the completion. I am building in Melbourne. So a good…

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rmamila
Feb 08, 2010 4:03 pm
camelia
camelia
8 February 2010

Old flaky paint - lead based?

Old flaky paint - lead based?

sounds like paint stripper is the way to go - thanks, I'll be donning the PPE :o

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camelia
Feb 08, 2010 9:32 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
9 February 2010

plumbers costs

plumbers costs

if its copper its measured outside diameter. If its galvanised iron pipe, its measured inside diameter.````````````````````

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vvs mand
Feb 09, 2010 4:46 am
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onc_artisan
Feb 09, 2010 11:16 am
onc_artisan
camelia
camelia
12 February 2010

putting flyscreens back in the window

putting flyscreens back in the window

thanks buzz and kek...I've tried and tried...tried sliding the window out (makes no difference) the only way I can get it in is if I take the metal bar in the middle (held…

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camelia
Feb 12, 2010 11:06 am
chopaweezacustoms
chopaweezacustoms
13 February 2010

Repairing cracked walls in an older house. Help please...

Repairing cracked walls in an older house. Help please...

I had a similar issue with a house I Reno'ed last year . I ended up using a masonry drill bit and drilling into the sections were the render kept falling out of . I would…

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chopaweezacustoms
Feb 13, 2010 4:34 pm
sbudge
sbudge
15 February 2010

Hot water not available when very cold

Hot water not available when very cold

Hi Most gas hot water systems except for storage work on flow rates. I would suggest that you turn on your hot water tap only. Once the water comes through then add cold…

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sbudge
Feb 15, 2010 9:39 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
15 February 2010

Removing Streaks in Stainless Steel

Removing Streaks in Stainless Steel

As a grommet I worked at place that had heaps of stainless. We used to spray on baby oil then buff back with a paper towel. Perfection :wink:

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 15, 2010 10:44 pm
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
18 February 2010

Lump of wood stuck in storm water drain

Lump of wood stuck in storm water drain

Congrats goes to you employing an arborist rather than a tree lopper or tree surgeon.

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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 17, 2010 11:55 pm
The Garden Whisperer
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
19 February 2010

Product for Rising Damp?

Product for Rising Damp?

I agree camelia - dealing with the cause not just the symptoms is a worry

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onc_artisan
Feb 19, 2010 7:48 pm
onc_artisan
Southies
Southies
3 March 2010

REDBACKS !!!

REDBACKS !!!

Oceanus2, thank you so much !! Any where I can save some $$$s is a must :z: :z:

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Southies
Mar 03, 2010 7:03 am
Southies


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