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nomad
nomad
16 May 2009

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nomad
May 17, 2009 12:44 am
Vascariz
Vascariz
18 May 2009

Where can I buy furniture at a decent price?

Where can I buy furniture at a decent price?

What do you mean by good? Did you want something designer made which will stand out? Or just some solid pieces for the home. For just solid straightforward pieces you…

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Vascariz
May 18, 2009 3:21 pm
Vascariz
monsoon
monsoon
19 May 2009

Buying Paint for Interior

Buying Paint for Interior

thanks everyone for your feedback and especially to downtime as this has really helped and I will print out your great list my 2c fill holes,…

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monsoon
May 19, 2009 11:34 am
purpleninja
purpleninja
21 May 2009

Our Simpson oven

Our Simpson oven

All's well that ends well Looks liks those green fingers are branching out into other fields ..... :-)

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purpleninja
May 21, 2009 7:23 am
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
21 May 2009

Cleaning stained concrete. Please HELP!!

Cleaning stained concrete. Please HELP!!

Hmmm, I was thinking sodium hypo(pool chlorine) as suggested by your friend. But this will only bleach dirt, not remove it. seeing as how you have high pressure washed and…

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onc_artisan
May 21, 2009 11:31 am
onc_artisan
vvs mand
vvs mand
22 May 2009

repair of thermosiphon hot water tank

repair of thermosiphon hot water tank

I think youre asking a bit much. Your tank should be copper. Anything else will as youve found out corrode. Domestic hot water units are fabricated from black steel, are…

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vvs mand
May 22, 2009 6:17 pm
vvs mand
vvs mand
25 May 2009

Blocked storm water pipes

Blocked storm water pipes

Depends on the type of pipe and whats blocking it. Stormwater lines are far more difficult to unblock than sewer lines. Most blockages are caused by tree roots. If the…

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vvs mand
May 25, 2009 6:44 pm
lisanne
lisanne
27 May 2009

Mice in ceilng

Mice in ceilng
1, 2

so you are really serious here? :th: How about an…

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lisanne
May 27, 2009 1:40 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
27 May 2009

Crack on exterior wall

Crack on exterior wall

or the substrate... does the render cover an old penetration? ie a window? Freeze/thaw can do it, also heat/cold. Thermal coefficients catches many out :roll: Topical coatings…

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onc_artisan
May 27, 2009 9:48 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
27 May 2009

Gimme the bad news, doc (ageing roof)

Gimme the bad news, doc (ageing roof)

+1 mortar repointing moss can make your roof leak, tradies can make your roof leak :roll: and fix em'. :: be careful on your roof, it can be expensive. Maintenance of your roof…

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onc_artisan
May 27, 2009 10:45 pm
onc_artisan
nothandy
nothandy
28 May 2009

Removing paint from pressed metal ceiling

Removing paint from pressed metal ceiling

Thanks to all for their help. As we started to work through getting the paint off we found a number of badly rusted areas so have instead decided to pull them down and…

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nothandy
May 28, 2009 9:12 am
Chris & Bel
Chris & Bel
31 May 2009

How to clean a rendered wall!!!

How to clean a rendered wall!!!

Hey guys, haven't posted here in a while but i need some help! Being a little eager and somewhat stupid i was coating the decking that we recently had done and didnt tape…

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Chris & Bel
May 31, 2009 8:08 pm
Howie
Howie
6 June 2009

Home Theater Seating

Home Theater Seating

I think it says on your site, that you're located in the USA?

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Howie
Jun 06, 2009 8:47 pm
Howie
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
7 June 2009

Sarking for old roof tiles in high wind area

Sarking for old roof tiles in high wind area

The sarking stapled underneath is actually a better solution heat wise as it reflect more heat when there is an air gap. I understand that the holes would be to hold the…

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Yak_Chat
Jun 07, 2009 6:47 pm
Yak_Chat

When chrome dulls it happens over years. Unless it gets dirty, the dirt just washes off. You can see on this 57 chev how poorly maintained it is and even then the chrome…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Jun 08, 2009 12:33 am
TheGardenWhisperer
vvs mand
vvs mand
9 June 2009

Plumbing help please - Leaking pipe connection

Plumbing help please - Leaking pipe connection

I just wrote a discription on how to replace the tee....Ive just edited it out. i should learn to read better or at least comprehend what I read. The split on your…

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vvs mand
Jun 09, 2009 6:56 pm
llcede
llcede
13 June 2009

Tree Removal Company - Inner West & Stumping/Underpinning

Tree Removal Company - Inner West & Stumping/Underpinning

Hi, I have a couple of questions re tree removal, also stumping/underpinning a house in Newtown. I have applied to the council for the removal, and the tree is huge, and…

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llcede
Jun 14, 2009 12:59 am
nww1969
nww1969
14 June 2009

Roof restoration.

Roof restoration.

Thanks for your thoughts paintingpro. I have three homes nearby that had roofs repainted approx 5-7 years ago by professional roof restoration companies. The problem is…

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nww1969
Jun 14, 2009 7:59 pm
otzi
otzi
17 June 2009

Restoring Old Paint Brushes???

Restoring Old Paint Brushes???

Have you priced brushed lately? The cost of product and time probably exceeds the cost of the brush. if it was a really good one, it won't be after restoration. If it was…

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otzi
Jun 18, 2009 12:33 am
vvs mand
vvs mand
18 June 2009

Roots in old stormwater drains

Roots in old stormwater drains

Some plumbers who specialise in unblocking drains have the gear you need. Theres a product called vaporouter. Most plumbers that use it…

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vvs mand
Jun 18, 2009 7:05 pm
ariscott
ariscott
22 June 2009

Electrical Engineer allowed to do Electrical work?

Electrical Engineer allowed to do Electrical work?

Hhmmm.... I know some dodgy electricians (tradesmen) too. BTW, my husband and I are both engineers and we are very handy. He built his own shed and we did finishing on…

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ariscott
Jun 22, 2009 4:30 pm
ariscott
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
28 June 2009

Condensation inside the house

Condensation inside the house

Ed can I just say mostly it is not the brick but the mortar. Siloxane or silane will reduce transudation :z: Don't use a surface treatment it must be a penetrant, or the sun…

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onc_artisan
Jun 29, 2009 12:49 am
onc_artisan
Skippa1
Skippa1
30 June 2009

Does these contain asbestos

Does these contain asbestos

Maybe get a disposable suit.. they are pretty cheap.. this stuff goes everywhere an you will get itchy for days haha..

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Skippa1
Jun 30, 2009 11:44 pm
Skippa1
cmooring
cmooring
1 July 2009

gutter and fascia replacing help !!

gutter and fascia replacing help !!

Thanks. We have the fascia, patio frame and half of the gutter up, but had to stop the rest until we get a break in the weather. I won't be able to use external brackets…

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cmooring
Jul 02, 2009 12:51 am
cmooring
panthus
panthus
7 July 2009

Looking for an electrician - Sutherland Shire, NSW

Looking for an electrician - Sutherland Shire, NSW

Thanks for that. I have contacted one from the phone book yesterday morn who was to phone me back with a time. I'll give him a few more days and if i havent heard back…

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panthus
Jul 07, 2009 11:42 am
Vascariz
Vascariz
8 July 2009

Need advice with drainage problems

Need advice with drainage problems

Turned out the absorption pit is full! Ugh... new absorption pit would be a short term solution. Running a stormwater pipe would be ridiculously expensive.

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Vascariz
Jul 08, 2009 4:56 pm
Vascariz
littleone
littleone
9 July 2009

fibreglass cladding repairs??

fibreglass cladding repairs??

Hi I'm an absolute amature in the DIY department and was looking for some advice in relation to the exterior cladding on a house we are looking at buying. It is about…

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littleone
Jul 09, 2009 8:06 pm
JohnAndTarin
JohnAndTarin
13 July 2009

Entry door getting wet from rain

Entry door getting wet from rain
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May be getting a pergola like structure over that area between the front door and garage.

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JohnAndTarin
Jul 13, 2009 8:05 am
JohnAndTarin
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
2 August 2009

Leaky garden tap

Leaky garden tap

Same as taps indoors... Turn the water off :lol: (mains) While you are at it you could replace the spindle washer... Specially if it drips water through the top of the tap :wink:

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onc_artisan
Aug 02, 2009 10:13 pm
onc_artisan
McReidy
McReidy
10 August 2009

CF Globes

CF Globes

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…

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McReidy
Aug 10, 2009 10:16 pm
McReidy
amiewoo
amiewoo
12 August 2009

Mounting clothes dryer on wall

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?

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amiewoo
Aug 12, 2009 6:16 pm
crazycatlady
crazycatlady
12 August 2009

dark roof + birds = eww ... suggestions?

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 :shock: at one stage when we lived in a…

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crazycatlady
Aug 12, 2009 7:32 pm
crazycatlady
Rod1949
Rod1949
14 August 2009

Gutter Guards

Gutter Guards

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…

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Rod1949
Aug 14, 2009 3:40 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
16 August 2009

Insulation batts

Insulation batts

Not that I've ever heard of.

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Yak_Chat
Aug 16, 2009 1:52 pm
Yak_Chat
OMG
OMG
24 August 2009

Fencing contractor for Ipswich area?

Fencing contractor for Ipswich area?

Hi 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…

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OMG
Aug 24, 2009 10:57 pm
camelia
camelia
25 August 2009

icynene

icynene

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…

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camelia
Aug 25, 2009 8:40 pm
Cabinfever
Cabinfever
26 August 2009

bathroom drainpipe smell?

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…

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Cabinfever
Aug 26, 2009 9:49 pm
Cabinfever
woodvillesouth
woodvillesouth
29 August 2009

DIY, saving tips

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…

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woodvillesouth
Aug 29, 2009 11:15 pm
Gusto
Gusto
30 August 2009

Flashing repair at slab question.

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…

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Gusto
Aug 30, 2009 9:35 am
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grinder
Sep 01, 2009 3:46 pm
grinder
royalblue
royalblue
3 September 2009

mould under the house

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…

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royalblue
Sep 03, 2009 3:54 am
cyclone
cyclone
4 September 2009

Separate trenches for electrical and plumbing?

Separate trenches for electrical and plumbing?

i think you can as long as the electrical conduit meets the depth requirements. for example, have the electrical at…

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cyclone
Sep 04, 2009 6:56 pm
cyclone
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
5 September 2009

Underpinning and re stumping

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…

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onc_artisan
Sep 05, 2009 11:46 am
onc_artisan
jmsbaum
jmsbaum
10 September 2009

plasterboard issues

plasterboard issues

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…

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jmsbaum
Sep 10, 2009 5:07 am


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