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Allycat63
Allycat63
15 January

Removing window panels for cleaning

Removing window panels for cleaning

Sorry ... just new to this website. I know you were. I was just commenting on the removal of pop rivets which had been mentioned.

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Allycat63
Jan 15, 2019 2:19 pm

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…

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Georgeo
Oct 15, 2018 10:06 pm
NMC
NMC
27 September 2018

Removing paint from old timber

Removing paint from old timber

Heat gun and scraper. Then sander

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NMC
Sep 27, 2018 3:46 pm
thieled
thieled
11 February 2018

Painting internal stairs

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…

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thieled
Feb 11, 2018 8:44 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
31 December 2017

Insulation

Insulation

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…

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arcadelt
Dec 31, 2017 8:36 am
arodc
arodc
12 August 2017

Painting timber fence – which spray gun?

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…

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arodc
Aug 12, 2017 4:20 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
StructuralBIMGuy
14 July 2017

Small size cove cornice

Small size cove cornice

Logman I assume you are referring to plaster repair work? They make a 42mm timber cove you can plane down?

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StructuralBIMGuy
Jul 14, 2017 5:55 pm
StructuralBIMGuy
grinder
grinder
15 April 2017

Toilet plumbing

Toilet plumbing

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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grinder
Apr 15, 2017 1:21 pm
grinder

Did you get something sorted out in the end?Your picture isn't showing up.

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adrock82
Dec 07, 2016 1:37 pm
adrock82

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…

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Perry the Pom
Oct 17, 2016 2:54 pm
Perry the Pom
building-expert
building-expert
29 August 2016

Rust on rendered wall from beeding

Rust on rendered wall from beeding

For permanent fix you need to replace external rusting angles with stainless steel. Rust will be too difficult to control.

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building-expert
Aug 29, 2016 5:38 pm
building-expert
cabaron
cabaron
20 July 2016

Research for design project help! (5 mins max)

Research for design project help! (5 mins max)

Hi all, I'm currently undertaking a project to redesign the way in which caulk and silicone sealant is packaged due to the unsustainable nature of the rigid cartridges…

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cabaron
Jul 20, 2016 6:30 am
oldchippy
oldchippy
29 May 2016

Large Crack in Plaster.. HELP

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…

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oldchippy
May 29, 2016 10:55 am
Joynz
Joynz
7 May 2016

Cracked cement layer under brick paving

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…

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Joynz
May 07, 2016 8:38 am
qebtel
qebtel
20 April 2016

My floor tiles keep lifting..

My floor tiles keep lifting..

Hi. I hope it will help you, try to look flooring products here http://www.trevorscarpets.com.au/timber-floors-perth/, they have great review about floor covering

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qebtel
Apr 20, 2016 3:45 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
13 February 2016

Leaking patio questions

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…

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rebuilder86
Feb 13, 2016 9:49 pm
qebtel
qebtel
18 January 2016

DIY Vertical Merbau Paling Fence

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?

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qebtel
Jan 18, 2016 3:56 pm
Champagne4lulu
Champagne4lulu
4 January 2016

Microfibre mop issues

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.

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Champagne4lulu
Jan 04, 2016 8:52 pm
Newbie2015
Newbie2015
1 January 2016

Built-in wardrobe question

Built-in wardrobe question

Thanks for your answer:) The post actually sits next to upper shelf, not supporting the shelf.

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Newbie2015
Jan 01, 2016 11:17 am

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…

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Logman
Nov 01, 2015 3:35 pm
Logman
Mr Bardia
Mr Bardia
13 October 2015

How to DIY a Shed...

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…

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Mr Bardia
Oct 13, 2015 8:41 pm
oneJohn
oneJohn
19 September 2015

Steel post sticking out from studs. How to gyprock it?

Steel post sticking out from studs. How to gyprock it?

how much do they stick out by? If it's only a small amount, then you can bend it over. For a bit more, you can pack some adjacent studs as well. Otherwise you can either…

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oneJohn
Sep 19, 2015 8:44 pm
oneJohn
ausgumbie
ausgumbie
4 August 2015

Ceiling White Brown Spot Question

Ceiling White Brown Spot Question

Hi all 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…

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ausgumbie
Aug 04, 2015 3:54 pm
Doloth
Doloth
5 July 2015

Best timber stain for a gate (timber is Jarrah)

Best timber stain for a gate (timber is Jarrah)

Exterior transparents (ie. Stains or clears) will never last as long as opaque paints. In an exposed area like a gate I would expect around 12 months before requiring a…

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Doloth
Jul 05, 2015 9:45 pm
LarryEadson
LarryEadson
30 June 2015

DIY Retaining Block Wall Help !!

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…

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LarryEadson
Jun 30, 2015 5:56 pm
Saint Mike
Saint Mike
28 May 2015

HELP Repairing water damaged chipboard

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 ? Just curious.

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Saint Mike
May 28, 2015 8:31 am
Saint Mike
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
27 May 2015

How to get rid of blotchy black stains on a concrete pillar

How to get rid of blotchy black stains on a concrete pillar

try a bit of crommelins efflorescence remover (available at bunnings) first and see if it makes any difference. Sometimes efflorescence can come through black.

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rebuilder86
May 27, 2015 11:05 pm
Grout Perfect
Grout Perfect
23 March 2015

Polished porcelain tiles - Driving me insane!

Polished porcelain tiles - Driving me insane!

Maybe a late reply but you can have a professional tile cleaner who can remove the wax as it is not easy to do. Just make sure they have experience in this area. We are in…

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Grout Perfect
Mar 23, 2015 4:59 pm
Grout Perfect
mgilla
mgilla
28 February 2015

Water damaged ceiling plaster joint - repair ?

Water damaged ceiling plaster joint - repair ?

Not something you can claim on insurance is it? You also have to consider repainting, and typically this means the entire ceiling.

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mgilla
Feb 28, 2015 6:08 pm
ocean earth
ocean earth
22 January 2015

nibbler drill attachment advice

nibbler drill attachment advice

Alright, I'll try that. Cheers fellas.

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ocean earth
Jan 22, 2015 12:06 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 January 2015

Gutter wedges in Australia?

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…

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Stewie D
Jan 21, 2015 8:39 am
qebtel
qebtel
24 October 2014

Advice - urgent repair for timber retaining wall

Advice - urgent repair for timber retaining wall

A couple of the sleepers on our timber retaining wall have broken. The trouble is all the landscaping guys that came to give a quote suggested…

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qebtel
Oct 24, 2014 11:06 am
missmae
missmae
26 September 2014

Newbie DIY question re: drilling into walls

Newbie DIY question re: drilling into walls

you can get cheap stud finders which often also come with electrical finders. I always check with this before drilling into anything! :)

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missmae
Sep 26, 2014 4:48 pm
SteveD
SteveD
14 August 2014

Correcting an old spakfilla job gone wrong...

Correcting an old spakfilla job gone wrong...

Simply cut it out and start again. You will find it much easier to re -do than to try to rectify

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SteveD
Aug 14, 2014 8:54 pm
paintmarket
paintmarket
28 May 2014

painting plasterboard ceilings - advice needed

painting plasterboard ceilings - advice needed

in regards to your Dulux Ceiling white you may need to take what you can off... use a swivel floor, wall and ceiling Sander (attaches to a pole) to help you out a little.

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paintmarket
May 28, 2014 3:26 pm
paintmarket
Stewie D
Stewie D
21 February 2014

Narrow gutters

Narrow gutters

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…

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Stewie D
Feb 21, 2014 5:03 pm
Brisvegasmama
Brisvegasmama
8 February 2014

Good roofer in Brisbane?

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…

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Brisvegasmama
Feb 08, 2014 9:15 pm
Jcamo
Jcamo
16 November 2013

How to fix wobbly pavers

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…

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Jcamo
Nov 16, 2013 12:27 am
applesplats
applesplats
31 July 2013

building a carport/shadesail...

building a carport/shadesail...

hey hey, 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…

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applesplats
Jul 31, 2013 8:22 pm
foate
foate
8 July 2013

Bad crack in brickwork - where to start?

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. I…

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foate
Jul 08, 2013 9:12 am
bobthebuilder2013
bobthebuilder2013
24 June 2013

Sand and Gravel Mix

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.

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bobthebuilder2013
Jun 24, 2013 1:02 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
16 April 2013

replacing old copper water pipes myself

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…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 16, 2013 8:40 am
mandie89
mandie89
13 January 2013

DIY - Bed Canopy erected from ceiling

DIY - Bed Canopy erected from ceiling

Hi everybody, 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…

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mandie89
Jan 13, 2013 9:58 am
Adam.M
Adam.M
9 January 2013

How to paint a brand new overlapped wood picket fence??

How to paint a brand new overlapped wood picket fence??

Hi Bella13, Some of my opinions: Sand it... I wouldn't bother. A rough look should suffice and you won't notice it in a few months. Also, how would you sand the palings…

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Adam.M
Jan 09, 2013 1:49 pm
MarineEngineer
MarineEngineer
19 December 2012

Sanding deck with Stainless steel decking screws

Sanding deck with Stainless steel decking screws
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just piggybacking onto this thread. I'll be coating my deck this weekend. The deck was constructed about 5 months ago and the timbers have…

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MarineEngineer
Dec 19, 2012 10:56 pm
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SaveH2O
Aug 10, 2012 3:51 pm
SaveH2O
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
8 August 2012

Asbestos floor tiles?

Asbestos floor tiles?

I've looked around for some labs that do free testing in Brisbane and found no results. I don't think there is one here that can do…

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Uncle Arfur
Aug 08, 2012 12:41 pm
alanc
alanc
22 July 2012

Stabilising Slope Under Highset Queenslander

Stabilising Slope Under Highset Queenslander

Hi - I am looking for tips on how to stabilise the sloping soil underneath the back of my highset Queensland. Everytime it rains, more of the clay soil gets washed down…

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alanc
Jul 22, 2012 4:11 pm
Amadio
Amadio
11 July 2012

Your advice please on slipping roof tiles

Your advice please on slipping roof tiles

. I will try to use a rubber mallet and a piece of wood to get my tiles back where they should be and check where the batons are before deciding…

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Amadio
Jul 11, 2012 6:53 pm

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