DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Leaky garden tap
Same as taps indoors...
Turn the water off (mains)
While you are at it you could replace the spindle washer...
Specially if it drips water through the top of the tap
We have had ceiling fans with lights installed in bedrooms ready for summer.. However the light fixture only takes up to 60W globes. We have tried compact flourescent…
Mounting clothes dryer on wall
Do you know why some dryers can not be mounted?
I just bought Miele dryer and found out I can't mount it.
Is it because of their weight? or something else?
dark roof + birds = eww ... suggestions?
well collective wisdom dicatates that i should give fake snakes a chance!
will have to warn Dad though, he has a serious snake phobia at one stage when we lived in a…
I see what everyone is saying - but my house is two-stories and I don't want to go on the roof. There are big gum trees around - so I think…
Fencing contractor for Ipswich area?
We need to replace an old timber fence in Raceview. We havent caught up with neighbor yet so not sure if we replace with Colourbond or timber.
At this stage I am…
Has anyone heard of an insulation product calle Icynene. If so, is it a good product for use in ceilings?also is it safe. Does it cost significantly more than other…
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…