DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
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…
Dec 02, 2009 9:20 am
Tank water treatment/cleaning
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…
How to get toilet clean
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…
Low hot water pressure - Electric Tank
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…
Brown Water coming from Hot Tap
See if you can see the cold water line running through the home. It could be that the original galvanised pipes have been replaced…
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…
Dec 09, 2009 11:14 am
Urgent ceiling help
Yep... Acro props from the nearest hire place, with a timber 4x2 on top of the prop
to spread the lift.
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:
Dec 26, 2009 4:03 pm
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…
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...
Wall colours / cladding
Hi ya CHE101
Hmmm, Colours are not my forte`... but I noticed this post about 7 pages back.
Floating timber bubble
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…
Jan 13, 2010 2:32 pm
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…
Carpet laying dilemma
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…
Ensuite Shower problem
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…
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…
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.
i got my house done with paint from ecolour based in byron bay, their stuff is supposed to be 0 VOC..
Ceiling Insulation - Flat Roof Joists
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…
Feb 08, 2010 8:25 pm
if its copper its measured outside diameter. If its galvanised iron pipe, its measured inside diameter.````````````````````
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…
Hot water not available when very cold
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…
Oceanus2, thank you so much !! Any where I can save some $$$s is a must