DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
TimbacareWet and dry carpet cleaner.....any recommended brands?
16 September 2008
Hubby got a wet / dry vac from Super Cheap Auto. Cost about $100. I nicked to do the house one day because my super dupper $300+ vac with power head had died.…
maggiepaint peeling after painting, advice needed
3 November 2008
Thanks Chris and Willow, I had a look at our roof and I am afraid we wil have to have the roof recoated. I think it will take place before next winter's rains ... we…
Pat the draftieAdvice for repairing Retaining Wall
13 November 2008
Kevink, Your post was looking very lonely here, so I said I'd post my 2 cents worth. I hate answering a question with a question but....... The first thing I would be…
feminaInterior painting - brand quality, undercoating, topcoats
13 December 2008
I'd like to get back into painting, something I haven't done since high school. The problem is that I've never purchased my own supplies; I used to just use the art…
Col NationDisifection of homes before moving in....
18 December 2008
I'm always sus at someone who advertsies "chemical free cleaning" or the like. I have seen this type of claim by cleaners with "chemical free cleaning " plastered all over…
Col NationMoisture behind steel door frame in bathroom
12 January 2009
The leaks will usually be microscopic cracks or incomplete seal of the silicone in the corners, or it will be just the fact that the grout is pourous and allows water into…
McReidyHow can I remove this mould from these bricks? see photo
14 January 2009
Exit Mould/Bleach plus a pressure sprayer did the trick for us in a similar situation.
inspectionangelroof leaking, paint peeling, advice needed please
14 January 2009
Two years ago I had the same problem of roof leaking and paint peeling in my home. I thought, perhaps my home needs renovation and some one told me about pest and building…
kytongood alternatives to Photoshop for someone making comics?
21 January 2009
stellarReplacing the foundations of a qld'er (?)
5 February 2009
Hello, I'm new to the board and looking for some advice. We are negotiating on a house at the moment. The house is sitting approx. 8 ft off the ground on steel poles…
dritonAnyone tried using acrylic *enamel* paint ?
15 February 2009
Hi guys, I'm a painter by trade, and this is my first post. I googled 'raising a queenslander' and come up with this forum which looks to be so resourceful. I thought…
gracesmithSmelly plumbing problem in our new home
21 February 2009
A few wild guesses.....the tub/shower drain could be lacking a trap in the drain, but if this was the case, you should have been smelling sewage right from the beginning.…
GottaMowhow do I attach a roof to my pergola?
22 February 2009
Have you put any thought around how you will marry the roof cladding to the existing house roof?? From looking at the photos it appears the rafters are hard up against…
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)…