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mattwalker
mattwalker
11 July 2007

Rising Salt Damp - HELP

Rising Salt Damp - HELP

OLP, Mate you probably need to look at the age of the thread before reviving it....

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mattwalker
Jul 11, 2007 10:03 pm
mattwalker
Chapanne
Chapanne
13 July 2007

Re-Painting bedroom ceiling

Re-Painting bedroom ceiling

When we bought our house there was a section of ceiling in the kitchen that had been repainted (not very well as you could definately tell). Turns out the Aircon on the…

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Chapanne
Jul 13, 2007 7:29 am
concept22
concept22
25 July 2007

Loose plasterboard

Loose plasterboard

We also thought so until... we only used stilts to press the panel, it was set within 1 hour with this psrticular product. 10 times better than the other brands we used.

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concept22
Jul 25, 2007 9:30 pm
Michelle
Michelle
3 August 2007

how many coats

how many coats

Three colours internally……including the white for your ceilings. Two coats only, undercoat and top coat. 2 coats externally and only 2 colours. I agree with…

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Michelle
Aug 03, 2007 6:03 pm
Michelle
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royalblue
Nov 01, 2007 12:03 am
commodorenut
commodorenut
1 November 2007

Repair Garage Roof Capping

Repair Garage Roof Capping

Exactly. Just head to stratco & order some flasing in your desired…

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commodorenut
Nov 01, 2007 6:33 am
commodorenut
Michelle
Michelle
7 November 2007

External facia board - repainting

External facia board - repainting

Our pleasure…. :D Except Steve’s memory of his little sister, he likes to get melancholy occasionally. :lol:

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Michelle
Nov 07, 2007 2:56 pm
Michelle
Michelle
Michelle
5 January 2008

annoying lines

annoying lines

Believe it or not if you use a cheap paint it won’t cover like the good brands. Also your brush and roller makes a big difference as well, you should be using a…

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Michelle
Jan 05, 2008 11:46 am
Michelle
TheGardenWhisperer
TheGardenWhisperer
8 February 2008

Garden Maintanence/ clean-up

Garden Maintanence/ clean-up

probaly a bit high but depends what is involved and what they were planning on doing. A skip bin of say 4m3 or 6m3 maybe required. Irrigation repairs may need to be…

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TheGardenWhisperer
Feb 08, 2008 5:45 pm
TheGardenWhisperer
DeeElle
DeeElle
14 February 2008

Columns

Columns

Hi, I own a 1940 era sandstone house (South Australia) with either stone or concrete columns holding up the front verandah roof. One of…

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DeeElle
Feb 14, 2008 8:27 pm
DeeElle
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
2 March 2008

External Cladding Questions

External Cladding Questions

You can clad over fibro with any type of cladding, whether it is timber, plastic, fibre cement or composite cladding.

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Dukekamaya
Mar 02, 2008 8:33 pm
Dukekamaya
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
18 March 2008

Joining floor Joists

Joining floor Joists

Planning on joist hangers to make it cleaner from the front of the landing and also for putting cupboards underneath. Steve

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Yak_Chat
Mar 18, 2008 10:56 pm
Yak_Chat
Ron & Bon
Ron & Bon
27 March 2008

finishing external corners

finishing external corners

thanks yes i have the metal on i just cant get it right.

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Ron & Bon
Mar 27, 2008 4:56 pm
Adrian B
Adrian B
1 April 2008

Sparkie needed for SW subs Melbourne

Sparkie needed for SW subs Melbourne

The Atkins guys were very helpful, but wont get out this side for a long time. Still looking

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Adrian B
Apr 01, 2008 1:22 pm
Adrian B
_Al_
_Al_
4 April 2008

Received a quote for cornices on a post it note?

Received a quote for cornices on a post it note?

It's still a written price. Just pay what was agreed once they finish. Easy. Don't sweat it. Someone I know who had an extension added to their house paid cash for…

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_Al_
Apr 04, 2008 10:22 am
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
10 April 2008

Drylining a wall?

Drylining a wall?

if the brick wall is facing the outside you really need a moisture barrier between the bricks and gyprock. IMO I think you would be best fixing s moisture barrier and then…

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Dukekamaya
Apr 10, 2008 8:13 pm
Dukekamaya
Michelle
Michelle
11 April 2008

Ceiling Mould

Ceiling Mould

Yep….tell them to stop buggering around by painting it, that’s not going to fix or help anything! :evil: Tell them you want it fixed! Maybe a leak in the roof tiles.

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Michelle
Apr 11, 2008 8:33 pm
Michelle
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
21 April 2008

Whipper Snippers!

Whipper Snippers!

Thanks EB Trip was superb :) Paula - in the end there wasnt as much room in my 5 bags as Í thought there would be :shock: But I reckon the paddle would have enjoyed your…

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Yak_Chat
Apr 21, 2008 11:02 pm
Yak_Chat

Comprehensive Third Party as well?

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to_do_list
Apr 23, 2008 2:39 pm
to_do_list
ausdesign
ausdesign
25 April 2008

Replacing subfloor

Replacing subfloor

I'm sure that was a serious question on your behalf but don't expect any serious answers. To receive any worth while advise you will need to detail exactly what needs to…

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ausdesign
Apr 25, 2008 5:31 pm
ausdesign
to_do_list
to_do_list
26 April 2008

http://www.howtobuildahouse.com.au Great site

http://www.howtobuildahouse.com.au Great site

Great website Steve reckon I got my $40 on the demos, will be worth the investment when I get stuck into the landscaping.

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to_do_list
Apr 27, 2008 12:21 am
to_do_list
ausdesign
ausdesign
9 May 2008

Extension Roof

Extension Roof

sounds like Hardies compressed sheet - check out their website on waterproof decking . Whichever way you go I would suggest having it waterproofed by an accredited…

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ausdesign
May 09, 2008 12:46 pm
ausdesign
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royalblue
May 10, 2008 11:07 am
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
1 June 2008

why is my brick mortar crumbling into sand..pics attached

why is my brick mortar crumbling into sand..pics attached

Could have been a bad bartch of mortar just there - ie the labourer missed a shovel full of cement in that mix he did for the brickies.

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Yak_Chat
Jun 01, 2008 6:30 pm
Yak_Chat
boosta88
boosta88
10 June 2008

Boundary garage wall moves

Boundary garage wall moves

Hi I took some pictures on the weekend, i hope this helps. Cheers boosta88

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boosta88
Jun 10, 2008 3:15 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
17 June 2008

Graffiti removal from brick wall......

Graffiti removal from brick wall......

The best thing you can only do is have a prof come out and do it, we acid wash and re paint but once that is done you will have to seal it that way if it happens again you…

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Grout Perfect
Jun 17, 2008 9:49 am
Grout Perfect
3timesbuilda
3timesbuilda
30 June 2008

iron burn on carpet

iron burn on carpet

What is it about carpets and irons. Have the same problem and worse still it is a rental.

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3timesbuilda
Jun 30, 2008 2:59 pm
3timesbuilda
haywgl
haywgl
4 July 2008

Closing off a room

Closing off a room

Thanks TDL, yep good point I'll recheck my electrical plan :)

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haywgl
Jul 04, 2008 8:39 pm
haywgl
to_do_list
to_do_list
30 July 2008

Remove scratch marks in glass - Distortion free

Remove scratch marks in glass - Distortion free

I'm fascinated to understand the linkage between the product and your username!

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to_do_list
Jul 30, 2008 11:00 am
to_do_list
beach
beach
2 August 2008

Light globes keep blowing

Light globes keep blowing

This problem won't have anything to do with input poweror voltage fluctuations. It is only one light fitting which is playing up, so the supply is irrelevant. The…

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beach
Aug 02, 2008 2:29 pm
Rachelle
Rachelle
5 August 2008

Would love some suggestions

Would love some suggestions
1, 2

Yeah I think the niche would work. Yeah I was wondering about those blocks on the plans, I didn't think you'd have so many so close together, I thought maybe they were…

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Rachelle
Aug 05, 2008 10:37 am
Michelle
Michelle
5 August 2008

Septic pipework -PICTURE ATTACHED

Septic pipework -PICTURE ATTACHED

I am continuing getting calls from our tenants saying there septic is blocked- the overflow comes out of the air vent from the spetic…

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Michelle
Aug 05, 2008 6:41 pm
Michelle
Paula
Paula
11 August 2008

Getting render off windows!!!!!!

Getting render off windows!!!!!!

Tell them to finish the job properly and clean it!

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Paula
Aug 11, 2008 9:44 am
Paula
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
15 August 2008

Gutter problem

Gutter problem

Have they just 'popped' out of the gutter track? They just pop back in

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Dukekamaya
Aug 15, 2008 8:26 pm
Dukekamaya
donuts
donuts
15 August 2008

Maintenance of timber windows and front door

Maintenance of timber windows and front door
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Seeing as we already have them though i'll just sand and oil them with decking oil, every 3 or so months i…

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donuts
Aug 15, 2008 9:43 pm
donuts
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
17 August 2008

What comes first, walls or floor?

What comes first, walls or floor?

What if you need to sand & polish your floors. Would that take precedence over any painting? Floors last - because during the painting…

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Yak_Chat
Aug 17, 2008 6:59 am
Yak_Chat
Timbacare
Timbacare
12 September 2008

Silicone .... ARGH!!

Silicone .... ARGH!!

If your the home handy type who will repair & revive your timber furniture? Than do yourself a HUGE favour. DO NOT USE any cleaning product that contains silicone on…

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Timbacare
Sep 12, 2008 3:25 pm
Helyn
Helyn
12 September 2008

HOT WATER SERVICE

HOT WATER SERVICE

I have seen many older houses here with HWS's in bathrooms or laundries, so I suppose you could have it in a sunroom. Possibly your sunroom was once part of the back…

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Helyn
Sep 12, 2008 6:33 pm
Helyn
Timbacare
Timbacare
16 September 2008

Wet and dry carpet cleaner.....any recommended brands?

Wet and dry carpet cleaner.....any recommended brands?

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.…

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Timbacare
Sep 16, 2008 5:49 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
30 September 2008

Painting help

Painting help

Wallpaper might be an easier option by now :wink:

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Yak_Chat
Sep 30, 2008 1:07 am
Yak_Chat
energy
energy
16 October 2008

Restumping/raising a wooden house

Restumping/raising a wooden house

We had this issue in our inspection report as well, and thought it wasnt a biggie. Now we are faced with total restumping (and lifting at the same time) and its big$$ an…

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energy
Oct 16, 2008 1:54 pm
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I_BUILD
Oct 19, 2008 12:46 am
I_BUILD
I_BUILD
I_BUILD
22 October 2008

Roof Restorations/repairs

Roof Restorations/repairs

Companies like modern and roofseal charge way too much so a small local company is the way to go.

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I_BUILD
Oct 22, 2008 3:57 pm
I_BUILD
joles
joles
2 November 2008

Queries on Retiling Roof

Queries on Retiling Roof

That's alright I_B, I know you're stubborn and unreasonable. :shock: :wink: Grace, I…

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joles
Nov 02, 2008 5:58 pm
joles
maggie
maggie
3 November 2008

paint peeling after painting, advice needed

paint peeling after painting, advice needed

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…

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maggie
Nov 03, 2008 2:46 pm
Pat the draftie
Pat the draftie
13 November 2008

Advice for repairing Retaining Wall

Advice for repairing Retaining Wall

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…

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Pat the draftie
Nov 13, 2008 3:32 pm
Pat the draftie
ECOECO
ECOECO
15 November 2008

Changing weatherboard house to brick

Changing weatherboard house to brick

I guarantee the brick "veneer" product would fool anyone on this forum - I have see it. It is brick. And it requires no structural change to the home. Some people…

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ECOECO
Nov 15, 2008 7:43 am
ECOECO
gweluphome
gweluphome
17 November 2008

Need some help :)

Need some help :)

Bel, a nail gun or a chippy with a nail gun. They chippy sounds better as they are licensed to operate a nail gun. :D :D :D .

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gweluphome
Nov 17, 2008 9:32 am
Sacha1390
Sacha1390
26 November 2008

Moving House

Moving House

We're renting currently :cry:

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Sacha1390
Nov 26, 2008 1:04 pm
Sacha1390


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