DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
bathroom drainpipe smell?
Update: The plumber came back today. He checked the air vent pipe thingy - clear. He went under the house and said everything was good. In fact he said that he'd rarely…
DIY, saving tips
They do have buying power for the standard inclusions but if you want something different their prices can be higher than buying at retail price because even if they get…
Flashing repair at slab question.
Thanks for the reply, after much deliberation and head scratching I've decided to lay a single course of bricks alongside the problem area. I'll leave a gap between the…
Aug 30, 2009 9:35 am
mould under the house
SOME IMPORTANT QUESTIONS;
1. Were you made aware of the problem before you bought the house?
2. Was this condition brought to your attention and written into the…
Underpinning and re stumping
Borg - geogrouting will stabilize the ground beneth the stumps.
Geogrouting is pumping a soil stabiliser into the ground, this resinous substance
sets, and the ground…
cant get the pics to work, having issues with software to get them onto my pc, will try again tomorrow but may just have to wait. and bring this post back at a later date…
WEll after removing the wall paper i have puttied up all the imperfections and am now up to sanding! I have been doing this by hand…
Sep 18, 2009 1:42 am
Decking-oil or paint?
I'm not much of a gardener these days though.
Bought the paint and tried it out, but…
brand of sander?
Door is lacquered. Thanks for your reply. I will have a look at that one.
Installing External Sub-Floor Access
We have just purchased a rendered brick home. A couple of things were brought to our attention in the pest inspection.
1. Construction rubble was under the house…
builders * repair with pics
Oh thanks for letting me know. They look good. I am going with Boral smooth face but have no reds-brown/neutral tones instead.
Cieling White Different Shade
theres no specific formula to how much painters put black tinter in, its just alittle bit to ofset the starkness of pure white and to help achieve good coverage, doesnt…
Slate painting spills (pics)
or buy some citrus paint stripper, applied by brush and wiped of with clean rag will lift it easily and you can wash out the brush afterwards, has a nice orange smell to…
repainting internal walls and ceilings
few shots of exit mould from any supermarket for a few bucks will do away with the mould, just point spray and walk away dont try and wipe it away it will just…
Waterproofing Exterior Brick
It above the damp proof course as the inside floor drops down below ground level.
There is a product recommended to me that builders use but it can drain away below as it…
Painting the Bathroom Ceiling
I hooked into it this morning and gave the ceiling and cornices three coats.
I forgot to mention that the pain i have is labelled wet area so i took a punt…
The weight of the roof is borne by the internal piers of the garage, the external brickwork skin is primarily cosmetic, the brick was probably never in one piece when…
Nov 16, 2009 4:48 pm
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 10:20 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 12:14 pm
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 5:03 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...