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borg
borg
19 September 2004

Sufficient Paint!

Sufficient Paint!

Paint cans have their respective coverage on the tin. which is in sq mtrs, so a 3m x 3m wall would be 9 sq mtrs (one coat) Paint can very a little, but not usually…

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borg
Sep 19, 2004 11:38 pm
borg
Bella
Bella
16 February 2005

Enhance the appearance of the house

Enhance the appearance of the house

Can you paint the walls a lighter colour maybe a light lemon colour? Mirrors could be placed along it to relfect some light.

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Bella
Feb 16, 2005 7:21 am
Bella
Shane
Shane
24 May 2005

Paint the house

Paint the house

Generally speaking the use of acrylics in exterior situations is recommend. As enamels age they become very brittle and chalky and therefore have a tendency to crack and…

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Shane
May 24, 2005 3:24 pm
Shane
homeone
homeone
8 March 2006

DUCKBILL folks gone crazy

DUCKBILL folks gone crazy

Errr........hmmm?! :? Thanks for posting that one Painter John.

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homeone
Mar 08, 2006 7:05 pm
homeone
micky
micky
3 August 2006

giprock lift due to house movement

giprock lift due to house movement

hard to tell from picture but if that was meant to be a control joint then there a few different ways to do it easiest would be to buy control joint strip from ceiling…

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micky
Aug 03, 2006 9:04 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
12 November 2006

Flloor boards running down hill

Flloor boards running down hill

you will probably have to lift the boards up to fix the problem. I have heard of a similar problem where the floor joists for the second storey were not quite up to the…

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Dukekamaya
Nov 12, 2006 2:28 pm
Dukekamaya
NeilD
NeilD
23 November 2006

Why am I getting cracks where the wall/ceiling meets?

Why am I getting cracks where the wall/ceiling meets?

It depends where you are. In many places in Aus, I know for sure in Melbourne, lots of places are cracking because of the drought. The soil has lost a great deal of…

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NeilD
Nov 23, 2006 6:23 am
renoguy
renoguy
6 December 2006

Soffit Venting

Soffit Venting

Check out my soffit venting page http://www.houserepairs.org

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renoguy
Dec 06, 2006 1:53 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
6 December 2006

Bending Fibro Board into a curve.

Bending Fibro Board into a curve.

Have you tried emailing James Hardie or CSR?? Plenty of houses were built with curved walls in the 50's/60's/70's - they may be able to recommend a particular type of…

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Dukekamaya
Dec 06, 2006 8:14 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
22 December 2006

Brick Repointing

Brick Repointing

If your getting a brickie in, its good time to put in some extra vents if needed too.

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Dukekamaya
Dec 22, 2006 7:46 pm
Dukekamaya
bigg
bigg
11 January 2007

Guttering: inside joint for 112deg angle - 115mm QUAD

Guttering: inside joint for 112deg angle - 115mm QUAD

Can anyone advise a method to make a "inside" joint @ 112 degrees (for an odd shaped "bay" window) using 115mm QUAD guttering zinc / alum? thanks

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bigg
Jan 11, 2007 2:51 pm
Timothy Dam
Timothy Dam
6 February 2007

aspestos shingle

aspestos shingle

well first of all i will say hello because i am new to this and not sure of proticol with these things i have recently been asked to over see a extensive renovation on…

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Timothy Dam
Feb 06, 2007 5:50 pm
roony36
roony36
15 February 2007

Gutters overflowing into Qld Room

Gutters overflowing into Qld Room

If anyone could help me out i would greatly appreciate it!!!!

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roony36
Feb 15, 2007 10:50 pm
NeilD
NeilD
1 May 2007

Filling in nail holes with putty

Filling in nail holes with putty

I did it with an old dresser I was restoring. I just found some similarly coured wood, cut some of it and mixed the swadust with wood glue and filled the nail holes. Two…

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NeilD
May 01, 2007 7:55 pm
Luke
Luke
22 May 2007

Fixing a leaking tap

Fixing a leaking tap

Thanks guys, I'll give them a go.

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Luke
May 22, 2007 11:52 am
as82
as82
11 June 2007

Removal of Cork Flooring

Removal of Cork Flooring

Could you tile straight over the cork ?

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as82
Jun 11, 2007 8:59 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
11 July 2007

Restoring outdoor wooden furniture

Restoring outdoor wooden furniture

I agree Ol-Pianting. That link not about furniture - Mind you the girls photo is nice to look at :) Steve

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Yak_Chat
Jul 11, 2007 6:08 pm
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
Yak_Chat
11 July 2007

Laundry renovation on tight budget

Laundry renovation on tight budget

Check out hte render paint - but I have been told by a gy at pwrk that don't beleive the instructions - it does not roller on like they say it will - it's a trowel job.

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Yak_Chat
Jul 11, 2007 6:33 pm
Yak_Chat
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 9:03 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 6:29 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 8:30 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 5:03 pm
Michelle
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royalblue
Oct 31, 2007 11:03 pm
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 5:33 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 1:56 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 10:46 am
Michelle
The Garden Whisperer
The Garden Whisperer
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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The Garden Whisperer
Feb 08, 2008 4:45 pm
The Garden Whisperer
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 7:27 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 7:33 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 9:56 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 3:56 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 12:22 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 9:22 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 7:13 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 7:33 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 10:02 pm
Yak_Chat

Comprehensive Third Party as well?

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to_do_list
Apr 23, 2008 1:39 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 4:31 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 26, 2008 11:21 pm
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 11:46 am
ausdesign
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royalblue
May 10, 2008 10:07 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 5:30 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 2:15 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 8:49 am
Grout Perfect


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