DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Hi, I have a Universal Pump UP-40UP037-1 which has stopped working.
I need suggestions on a replacement pump as Universal Pumps don't exist any more.
From my setup,…
Hi, I’ve chased in a 40mm air con drain to below the floor level where a future deck will be constructed, I just don’t know what type of rendering product I need to…
Painting internal stairs
I've ripped up the carpet from our internal stairs and are planning to paint them. Treads and risers are pine. Would like to do in a solid colour e.g. light for risers and…
One layer is fine, but get the best R-rating you can afford. Most important is to ensure there are no gaps between batts and also the joists, and don’t forget to put…
Painting timber fence – which spray gun?
I have a timber fence with lapped treated pine palings (i.e. no gaps) that I needs to paint both sides of. It is about 40m long and 2m high.
I figure it’s going to be…
Aug 12, 2017 3:20 pm
or what I know toilets regardless of their position use a trap pipe other than that There should not be a problem
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This is what I want to make or something simular
This is what I what I want to make. I do not really need to adjust the size I can make it the…
Large Crack in Plaster.. HELP
Seems odd to have happenend overnight.
First thing I would do is look in the ceiling space
to see if there is any roof loading on that wall.
I suspect termites as…
Cracked cement layer under brick paving
This is just the result of movement, not tree damage.
It will not affect the slab as the slab is separate and will have been constructed differently. Paths/patio much…
May 07, 2016 7:38 am
Leaking patio questions
There's really not enough of a run off slope on that patio roof for an installation like that. (sheeting stuffed under the roof sheeting)
get on the roof undo all the…
DIY Vertical Merbau Paling Fence
What is the purpose of the fence? Usually its to block out neighbours, so I would be retaining the full length on all palings if it were me. Why cant you decide?
Microfibre mop issues
Try the Nature Direct mop system and cleaning solutions. An awesome product. Call Juana on 0488 345 620 for more information. You won't regret it.
Put the stop bead on the other day, then got some more basecoat on today. I'm having to do some thick layering to build up these couple of patches - does the levelling…
How to DIY a Shed...
shameless plug post. I think you'd catch more flies with honey - eg actually promoting the product as an advertiser rather than a thinley veiled…
Ceiling White Brown Spot Question
I'm doing a DIY paintjob on my laundry. I was rolling the first topcoat on the ceiling (Dulux Ceiling White Flat) yesterday and noted two things.
From the start…
DIY Retaining Block Wall Help !!
With the layout marked, you can begin digging the trench. To bury the first row about halfway, dig the trench about 4 to 6 inches deep and 12 inches wide, or twice the…
HELP Repairing water damaged chipboard
I can't believe they used chipboard outside for flooring.
Is it different to the stuff they use inside ? Was it treated for weather somehow ?
Gutter wedges in Australia?
That link doesn't open in Safari or Firefox for me.
Can you make brackets that can be screwed to the side of the rafters so the gutter sits as per normal?
A close photo as…
If they are concrete or terracotta tiles then you are probably out of luck with trimming them as that would look atrocious with a cut first tile being the most conspicuous…
Good roofer in Brisbane?
We can highly recommend Leonard ( I will have to get back to you with the company name). He has done two sets of work at our house in Ashgrove and countless patient phone…
How to fix wobbly pavers
We have laid pavers 5 cm apart with stones between. Road base (compacted) underneath and mortar was used to secure each paver in place. The issue is now that all the…
Nov 15, 2013 11:27 pm
building a carport/shadesail...
just wondering if people think it would be ok to use really thick bits of timber for the posts of a shade sail instead of the usual galvanized steel post or would…
Bad crack in brickwork - where to start?
I'm trying not to become too emotional about the house. It's VERY rare to find a house that actually fits us so I'm trying hard to make this work - perhaps too hard.
Jul 08, 2013 8:12 am
Sand and Gravel Mix
Hey Guys, i am looking for somewhere to buy sand and gravel mixture for a concrete slab in Brisbane. Any good recommendations would be much appreciated.
replacing old copper water pipes myself
The first thing would be to find out if you are permitted to do such work in your area (as you were told at Whirlpool). If you are not permitted why not negotiate with the…
DIY - Bed Canopy erected from ceiling
Hopefully I have found the right section for this. I have always loved the idea of a bed canopy (with curtains) however don't want a new bed and we have…