DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
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…
Yep….tell them to stop buggering around by painting it, that’s not going to fix or help anything!
Tell them you want it fixed! Maybe a leak in the roof tiles.
Trip was superb
Paula - in the end there wasnt as much room in my 5 bags as Í thought there would be
But I reckon the paddle would have enjoyed your…
Comprehensive Third Party as well?
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…
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…
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…
iron burn on carpet
What is it about carpets and irons. Have the same problem and worse still it is a rental.
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.
Aug 02, 2008 1:29 pm
Would love some suggestions
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…
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…
Aug 11, 2008 8:44 am
Have they just 'popped' out of the gutter track? They just pop back in
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…
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…
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…
Sep 12, 2008 5:33 pm
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$$ an…
Nov 02, 2008 4:58 pm
Advice for repairing Retaining Wall
Your post was looking very lonely here, so I said I'd post my 2 cents worth.
I hate answering a question with a question but.......
The first thing I would be…
Changing weatherboard house to brick
I guarantee the brick "veneer" product would fool anyone on this forum - I have see it. It is brick. And it requires no structural change to the home.
Please help choose some lights...
my ceiling height is just the normal 2.4m???
In the shops that I have seen the CFL downlights, if you put your hand say half a metre underneath them you…
Nov 28, 2008 2:24 pm
Metal Electric Hot Plates
This stuff does the trick.
handyperson searched for Bris/Southside
Need some extra $$?
For our house in Brisbane Southside we search help with some works:
- reputty windows
- reinstalling sash windows
- concrete slab
- building a…
Disifection of homes before moving in....
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…
wall preping questions
Thanks PP great site.
Upon closer insection the crack around the walls, appears to be mainly paint (phew) its a very consistant crack running on the two opposite walls…
possible paint problem?
My wall was previously painted yellow and dark blue (top-half = yellow and bottom-half = blue) using Solver mid-sheen washable acrylic paint.
My wife wanted to paint…
Jan 09, 2009 2:23 pm
Relocating aerial point
Gday, I am about to move in to an older place. There is one aerial/antenna point in the bedroom. I would like to move this to the other side of the room and also put an…
Jan 10, 2009 11:47 am
Brown water from taps
Mine turned out to be the hotwater system being full of sludge (12 year old HWS) I always suspected it however it was confirmed the weekend when it failed…
Master Water Shutoff Valve
This is bewildering as the temps here in NSW can get below freezing and I'm well aware of what normally transpires in a system freezing while under…