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N!c
N!c
27 February 2009

RCD keeps tripping

RCD keeps tripping

Came home the other day and found that my garage door would not open when pressing the remote - obviously the power was gone again. Thought it may be the fridge so I…

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N!c
Feb 27, 2009 7:43 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
3 March 2009

jarrah floorboards ??

jarrah floorboards ??

you will need to sand the boards before coating them, this will remove any paint drips etc and provide a clean level surface for coating. The finish is entirely up to…

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Dukekamaya
Mar 03, 2009 4:15 pm
Dukekamaya
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
5 March 2009

wooden step & hand rail need replacing

wooden step & hand rail need replacing

From your picture it seems the bottom tread supports the staircase so the job will require some care if the tread needs to be replaced. It is a job for a (much maligned)…

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Uncle Arfur
Mar 05, 2009 1:48 am
kayanat
kayanat
12 March 2009

Do I need new wiring???

Do I need new wiring???

How to REattach wiring thru new siding on outside of house? When they put up the new siding on the outside of the house they did not reattach the wiring to the side of the…

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kayanat
Mar 12, 2009 9:23 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
18 March 2009

rendering

rendering

Rising or falling damp...IMHO Says he the waterproofing contractor 8)

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onc_artisan
Mar 18, 2009 7:05 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
25 March 2009

Leaky balcony

Leaky balcony

Thats true... Though we did one about 20years ago over a recording studio awesome veiws over injidup point :D ... No probs yet :sh:

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onc_artisan
Mar 25, 2009 6:57 pm
onc_artisan
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
26 March 2009

Removing tile adhesive from concrete floor

Removing tile adhesive from concrete floor

You can also try phos acid let it sit on there for a while do not let dry keep it wet than use the grinder if it can handle moisture that is if your grinder does not get…

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Grout Perfect
Mar 26, 2009 4:30 pm
Grout Perfect
SileNceR
SileNceR
5 April 2009

I need a drill….

I need a drill….
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Makita or Hitachi are good If going cordless though you can't go past milwaukee if you can afford it :o

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SileNceR
Apr 05, 2009 10:42 pm
BUILDERSEDGE
BUILDERSEDGE
8 April 2009

Help - leaking ceiling

Help - leaking ceiling

Where are you located? Can you either post pics on Homeone or you can email them to me directly. ***email link removed by Site…

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BUILDERSEDGE
Apr 08, 2009 9:35 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
10 April 2009

What is involve in restumping/jacking?

What is involve in restumping/jacking?

Where are you? Do you know if it is the stump has sunk or has the house twisted with the weather.? Gte someone to have a look - but if the soil has changed then the…

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Yak_Chat
Apr 10, 2009 6:18 pm
Yak_Chat
rogerwilco
rogerwilco
16 April 2009

Stump/Level a Melbourne single brick home with timber floors

Stump/Level a Melbourne single brick home with timber floors

Hi, We're looking to buy this place in Melbourne, and following our own inspection, I've got a few concerns about the floor. Of course, if we make an offer, we'll have a…

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rogerwilco
Apr 16, 2009 7:41 pm
Col Nation
Col Nation
21 April 2009

please help...how to remove paint marks on gloss white chair

please help...how to remove paint marks on gloss white chair

Microfibre blocks can be purchased from the hardware shop. all you need is water and they will take most marks off painted or other non porus surfaces. Then a light…

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Col Nation
Apr 21, 2009 8:12 pm
Col Nation
Col Nation
Col Nation
21 April 2009

Best concoction for cleaning general area tiles?

Best concoction for cleaning general area tiles?
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I see someone earlier on mentioned a steam mop and carpet in the one sentence. :n: Please don't go there. And listen to Craig about tiles. He knows his stuff.

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Col Nation
Apr 21, 2009 8:21 pm
Col Nation
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
26 April 2009

Musty smell in old ground floor extension

Musty smell in old ground floor extension

I am inclined to agree Yak_chat. Though I would be considering all possible water entry points as possible causes of the symptom seen/smelt. Causes could be plumbing,…

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onc_artisan
Apr 26, 2009 12:03 pm
onc_artisan
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
26 April 2009

Asbestos removal

Asbestos removal

Gyprocker I know will sheet and set for around $13 sq.metre. 10mm wall plasterboard you can buy for around $3.90 sq.metre.

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Dukekamaya
Apr 26, 2009 9:04 pm
Dukekamaya
vvs mand
vvs mand
27 April 2009

Plumbing costs

Plumbing costs

The question youre asking is akin to asking how long is a piece of string. You need to give a more detailed description. If the tap and bayonet fitting are to be simply…

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vvs mand
Apr 27, 2009 10:33 pm

Crackling light switch

Crackling light switch

We had a switch in the bathroom that did that. A sparky came out, pulled the switch apart and put it back together. He didn't even switch off the power to do it! All good…

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The Garden Whisperer
Apr 28, 2009 11:43 am
The Garden Whisperer
homemaker
homemaker
28 April 2009

Garden Clean Up and Maintenance - Roseville NSW

Garden Clean Up and Maintenance - Roseville NSW

I can recommend a lady who is very meticulous! she is in Castle Hill area but sure she will travel, lmk if u want her details.

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homemaker
Apr 28, 2009 12:26 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
29 April 2009

Gutters.

Gutters.

I like this design. http://www.smartflo.com.au/SF_Concept.htm

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Yak_Chat
Apr 29, 2009 10:10 pm
Yak_Chat
Annietom
Annietom
30 April 2009

Sparkies?? why does power cut out when I turn the kettle on?

Sparkies?? why does power cut out when I turn the kettle on?

PM 'mr smith' - he's a sparky. From my knowledge, if it's a safety switch, not a fuse, you can change it to make it cut out at a higher…

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Annietom
Apr 30, 2009 10:18 pm
Annietom
Macy
Macy
7 May 2009

Roof vent cap

Roof vent cap

Thank you Arfur. :) It seems to be fixed. The boss came out and found three things not quite right and sent out his senior bloke to fix it up. We've had a little rain…

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Macy
May 07, 2009 6:00 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
8 May 2009

tips on filling a shallow rectangular depression in the wall

tips on filling a shallow rectangular depression in the wall

If its a plaster board OR brick plastered wall with a timber in-fill you have dis-similar materials and will always have a hair crack no matter how good you fill it and…

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Uncle Arfur
May 08, 2009 4:51 pm
clath
clath
14 May 2009

bedroom door come off its hinges

bedroom door come off its hinges

:oops: yes well what can i say the door feel off :th: culprit male 13 years of age stands 4 ft something approx 50 kilos ::angry:: um and the screws were to short ::sad:: all fixed now :wink:

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clath
May 14, 2009 9:12 pm
clath
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 2:21 pm
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 10:34 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 6:23 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 10:31 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 5:17 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 5:44 pm
lisanne
lisanne
27 May 2009

Mice in ceilng

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

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lisanne
May 27, 2009 12:40 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 8:48 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 9:45 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 8:12 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 7:08 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 7:47 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 5:47 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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The Garden Whisperer
Jun 07, 2009 11:33 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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 5:56 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 13, 2009 11:59 pm
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 6:59 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 17, 2009 11:33 pm
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 6:05 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 3:30 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 28, 2009 11:49 pm
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 10:44 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 01, 2009 11:51 pm
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 10:42 am


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