DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Uncle Arfurwooden step & hand rail need replacing
5 March 2009
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)…
Grout PerfectRemoving tile adhesive from concrete floor
26 March 2009
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…
rogerwilcoStump/Level a Melbourne single brick home with timber floors
16 April 2009
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…
Col Nationplease help...how to remove paint marks on gloss white chair
21 April 2009
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…
Col NationBest concoction for cleaning general area tiles?
21 April 2009
I see someone earlier on mentioned a steam mop and carpet in the one sentence. Please don't go there. And listen to Craig about tiles. He knows his stuff.
onc_artisanMusty smell in old ground floor extension
26 April 2009
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,…
AnnietomSparkies?? why does power cut out when I turn the kettle on?
30 April 2009
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…
Uncle Arfurtips on filling a shallow rectangular depression in the wall
8 May 2009
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…
VascarizWhere can I buy furniture at a decent price?
18 May 2009
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…
onc_artisanCleaning stained concrete. Please HELP!!
21 May 2009
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…
nothandyRemoving paint from pressed metal ceiling
28 May 2009
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…
Yak_ChatSarking for old roof tiles in high wind area
7 June 2009
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…
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…
vvs mandPlumbing help please - Leaking pipe connection
9 June 2009
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…
llcedeTree Removal Company - Inner West & Stumping/Underpinning
13 June 2009
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…
D&SGPlease help. Wondering if its asbestos in the walls or not.
16 June 2009
Here's some information I found on identifying it: http://hubpages.com/hub/What-Does-Asbestos-Look-like http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-impr ... estos1.htm Step…
ariscottElectrical Engineer allowed to do Electrical work?
22 June 2009
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…
panthusLooking for an electrician - Sutherland Shire, NSW
7 July 2009
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…