DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
May 17, 2009 12:44 am
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
Our Simpson oven
All's well that ends well
Looks liks those green fingers are branching out into other fields .....
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…
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…
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…
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
Gimme the bad news, doc (ageing roof)
+1 mortar repointing
moss can make your roof leak,
tradies can make your roof leak and fix em'.
be careful on your roof, it can be expensive.
Maintenance of your roof…
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…
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…
Jun 06, 2009 8:47 pm
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…
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…
Jun 16, 2009 10:44 pm
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…
Jun 18, 2009 12:33 am
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…
Condensation inside the house
Ed can I just say mostly it is not the brick but the mortar.
Siloxane or silane will reduce transudation
Don't use a surface treatment it must be a penetrant, or the sun…
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..
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…
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.
fibreglass cladding repairs??
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…
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…