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_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 3:48 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 4:32 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 5:48 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 3:29 pm
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Casa2
Dec 26, 2009 5:03 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 5:03 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 8:57 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 10:44 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 1:10 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 11:33 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 8:14 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 1:29 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 9:39 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 9:46 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 7:36 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
20 January 2010

Touch up paint required for colorbond roof

Touch up paint required for colorbond roof
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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 11:54 am
onc_artisan
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JamesTrick
Jan 20, 2010 1:59 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 22, 2010 12:45 am
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 8:58 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 4:23 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 2:07 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 4:58 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 7:29 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 5:03 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 10:32 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 5:46 am
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onc_artisan
Feb 09, 2010 12:16 pm
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 12:06 pm
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 5:34 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 10:39 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 11:44 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 18, 2010 12:55 am
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 8:48 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 8:03 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 11:53 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 7:08 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 6:09 pm
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CarolineJ
Mar 09, 2010 10:43 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 8:54 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 4:17 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 7:05 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 10:03 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 7:33 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 3:51 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 4:46 pm


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