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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
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 15, 2010 10:44 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
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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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 17, 2010 11:55 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
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
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
3 March 2010

Renovations were going well....discovered termites

Renovations were going well....discovered termites

From speaking to the experts a - the biggest thing I've learnt is to be very very gentle around them - do not disturb them or touch the timber as any tube disturbance and…

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Yak_Chat
Mar 03, 2010 10:53 pm
Yak_Chat
chopaweezacustoms
chopaweezacustoms
6 March 2010

Repairing/Replacing deck & deck roof - need Council permits?

Repairing/Replacing deck & deck roof - need Council permits?

At the old place I renovated last year the neighbours did similar to you . I complained to council as the new awning blocked light on a chunk of my garden and it looked…

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chopaweezacustoms
Mar 06, 2010 6:08 am
hippiesimz
hippiesimz
6 March 2010

Wall Frame Carpenter Melbourne - Point Cook Area

Wall Frame Carpenter Melbourne - Point Cook Area

hi everyone im looking someone who can make a wall frame with 1 big door, if anyone have recommended carpenter who you think they can do it please let me know. thanks guys

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hippiesimz
Mar 06, 2010 5:09 pm
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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

blank

blank

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

blank

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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

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