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Hi there, Desperate need of guidance and advice on my loft bed project. I'm in no way an expert builder and even tho I'm quite good with woodworking, I've not…

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Renomum
May 04, 2018 1:45 am
Renomum
xaviertips
xaviertips
7 November 2017

how to replace the damaged pulley in manual roller shutters?

how to replace the damaged pulley in manual roller shutters?

Check out you tube to find some videos. There are normally loads of how to videos. If you are pretty good at following instructions over the phone get in contact with…

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xaviertips
Nov 07, 2017 8:43 pm

Nice ideas. Even I love to transfer the junk into the reusable products. I have never experimented with the big ideas like this but had created some small things to decor…

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Dave_66
Jun 03, 2017 9:26 am
Stewie D
Stewie D
18 July 2016

Additive to waterproof concrete?

Additive to waterproof concrete?

Good homemade vibrator. But your mix looks way too wet. Just about every one of those links I read above mentions that the concrete should have minimal water in it. That's…

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Stewie D
Jul 18, 2016 11:31 pm
Jays2007
Jays2007
8 July 2016

how to change battery door bell to 230v

how to change battery door bell to 230v

Yes that wouldn't be a problem. Just ensure the transformer or plug pack is rated for the correct voltage and wattage.

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Jays2007
Jul 08, 2016 5:08 pm
shaaark
shaaark
18 March 2016

Porcelain tile cleaner - Adelaide

Porcelain tile cleaner - Adelaide

Hello, I'm after recommendations for a professional to clean our off white porcelain tiles in preparation to sell our house. I'm located in Adelaide - thank you.

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shaaark
Mar 18, 2016 9:44 pm
shaaark
oneJohn
oneJohn
26 February 2016

Cracking in Render

Cracking in Render

I don't know if anyone's inspected them. Generally the brickwork on the front is divided up into reasonably small sections, with full-height openings for garage and front…

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oneJohn
Feb 26, 2016 9:41 pm
oneJohn
traveln
traveln
31 October 2015

Is my shower waterproofed?

Is my shower waterproofed?

hi mate you can install tile and grout then you can use a product called cpc tileplug

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traveln
Oct 31, 2015 6:51 pm
traveln
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
27 October 2015

Rendering - what product?

Rendering - what product?

that is more work and more product!

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rebuilder86
Oct 27, 2015 10:05 am
robbie_p
robbie_p
1 May 2015

Plumbing advice needed

Plumbing advice needed

Thanks guys! I ended up using my vacuum cleaner to suck up the excess water, as well as a few solid sounding things. Also used some caustic soda, which seemed to do the trick!

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robbie_p
May 01, 2015 11:20 am
building-expert
building-expert
27 February 2015

Jackhammer advice

Jackhammer advice

Yes, demolition work is best done by fit young men (that was last century for me) I found it effective when using a smaller tool to drill first a line of holes to create a…

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building-expert
Feb 27, 2015 7:47 am
building-expert
building inspector
building inspector
5 December 2014

What Paint to Use

What Paint to Use

You could try wattyl granoroll. It is generally used for render but has a 300micron film build up and the final texture is reasonably smooth. It has great flexibility and…

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building inspector
Dec 05, 2014 7:20 pm
building inspector

Buy one of there from your local hardware store - very cheap and handy for opening any large buckets of paint, plaster etc :D

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delatite13
Aug 10, 2014 7:59 pm
delatite13
building-expert
building-expert
27 May 2014

Rising Damp from side of slab / concrete path

Rising Damp from side of slab / concrete path

Another option would be to build little pergola along the wall to prevent rainwater.

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building-expert
May 27, 2014 8:47 am
building-expert
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
18 March 2014

Neighbour threatning to take us to court over stormwater

Neighbour threatning to take us to court over stormwater

Yeah, I see this poster hasn't been back but I have some thoughts to add too. Fix it. Sooner or…

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JazzyJess
Mar 18, 2014 11:35 am
qebtel
qebtel
27 February 2014

Tasmanian Blue Gum diseased?

Tasmanian Blue Gum diseased?

You have to wait for rain? Dont you have water and your place?

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qebtel
Feb 27, 2014 10:53 am
B STAR
B STAR
15 January 2014

Clogged toilet - suggestions needed

Clogged toilet - suggestions needed

SaveH20 - thanks for the details summary. I will need to go through it properly when I have some quiet time. But having a quick read has already got me thinking a little…

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B STAR
Jan 15, 2014 11:58 am
whitewalls
whitewalls
9 December 2013

Professional trowel render V DIY Roll on render

Professional trowel render V DIY Roll on render

Hi I know this post is a while back. How did your render go Les? Do you both think that it will be the right product to paint over this surface?

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whitewalls
Dec 09, 2013 12:08 am
LearningTheTricks
LearningTheTricks
11 November 2013

Installing a manhole.

Installing a manhole.

No offense intended, but if this is your excuse, you dont sound like a DIY type of guy. Maybe get a tradie in? Bottom line is you have to get…

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LearningTheTricks
Nov 11, 2013 12:38 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
5 November 2013

Painting a ceiling

Painting a ceiling

I have to agree with qebtel. Good coverage and good painting technique over properly plastered Gyprock will negate any direction you paint in. Stewie

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Stewie D
Nov 05, 2013 8:37 pm
travelbug
travelbug
30 October 2013

Removing corniche

Removing corniche

I'd run a sharp knife along the edges (where it meets the wall/ceiling) otherwise you could rip the gyprock on the wall/ceiling). Just cut it vertically stright (90…

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travelbug
Oct 30, 2013 5:57 pm
gphour
gphour
6 September 2013

Subdivide Pergola into entertainment room

Subdivide Pergola into entertainment room

Hi I have got a pergola 6m*8m. It has triangle roof structure with color bond on top. It’s attached to the house outside boundaries. I want to subdivide it into an…

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gphour
Sep 06, 2013 1:43 pm
rogerinaus
rogerinaus
15 July 2013

Fascia pulled away from house

Fascia pulled away from house

Be nice to see a picture so as to be a bit clearer on what is involved. Birds mouthing the rafters has always been done, but sometimes on simple houses they may have left…

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rogerinaus
Jul 15, 2013 9:23 am
rogerinaus
Stewie D
Stewie D
13 June 2013

Lintel repair

Lintel repair

When you say "remove a couple of bricks " ....and replace bricks you mean under the ends of lintel right. Yes. Remove as much or as…

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Stewie D
Jun 13, 2013 8:47 am
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Uncle Arfur
Feb 12, 2013 2:36 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
11 February 2013

Repeated burst mains water, any plumbers?

Repeated burst mains water, any plumbers?

split just above its joint to a copper elbow leading to the cold…

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SaveH2O
Feb 11, 2013 10:57 pm
SaveH2O
leighton
leighton
3 December 2012

can an antique gas oven be repaired?

can an antique gas oven be repaired?

Had the experience. The cost of rebuilding the new parts is exhorbitant. better to get a new oven. sorry.

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leighton
Dec 03, 2012 8:11 pm
leighton
chreey
chreey
12 April 2012

Tips on sanding Dining Table - Found chairs now!

Tips on sanding Dining Table - Found chairs now!
1, 2

::cool:: I found some Dining Table with furniture supplier. I like going to wholesaler to buy.

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chreey
Apr 12, 2012 2:07 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
30 January 2012

Hi and Please help - Major Drainage Issue

Hi and Please help - Major Drainage Issue

Do you have any suggestions on where i could look for a concrete sump and pump in SA. I am thinking this may be the only option as i really…

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Uncle Arfur
Jan 30, 2012 4:32 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
30 October 2011

Minor crazing and cracking in interior walls

Minor crazing and cracking in interior walls

I think you would be lucky to get any filler into fine 'hairline cracks', which sound like tiny shrinkage cracks from the original construction. If you are in doubt why…

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Uncle Arfur
Oct 30, 2011 4:04 pm
fitnhealthy
fitnhealthy
27 October 2011

Calling female renovators...

Calling female renovators...

I'm renovating to live in it :) Fixed my first leaking tap outside the other day, replaced the whole tap, only to have it shooting off and hit the fence.... Wasn't funny at…

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fitnhealthy
Oct 27, 2011 1:27 pm
CoolHandLukes
CoolHandLukes
29 August 2011

Marks between glass and 2 pac table

Marks between glass and 2 pac table

What type of glass did you Buy ? Are the marks on the 2 pac or the glass ? Cool Hand Lukes.

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CoolHandLukes
Aug 29, 2011 11:18 pm
Uncle Arfur
Uncle Arfur
22 April 2011

Fix a hole in my wall due to roller blind

Fix a hole in my wall due to roller blind

Unless the new screws go into timber the same thing will eventually happen again. You will need special plugs for gyprock fixing or toggle bolts etc because gyprock…

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Uncle Arfur
Apr 22, 2011 8:40 pm
jtnru
jtnru
14 April 2011

how to repaint a garage roller door

how to repaint a garage roller door

Hi we had the painter who repainted the rest of the house paint two garage doors- i didnt watch the process but he cleaned them, washed them, treatedthem or someting and…

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jtnru
Apr 14, 2011 11:53 pm
Annietom
Annietom
6 February 2011

Replacing gutter, what I need to know?

Replacing gutter, what I need to know?

when you say gutter, do you mean curb/channel along the road? I'm assuming you do. If so, you should speak with council. For us to put a stormwater through the nature…

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Annietom
Feb 06, 2011 8:49 am
Annietom
asylum119
asylum119
29 November 2010

Sagging Ceilings

Sagging Ceilings

Next time you pass a construction site pull in and see the foreman as he can suggest trades that you know are in work and trusted, But remember to get extra quotes to make…

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asylum119
Nov 29, 2010 10:28 pm
onc_artisan
onc_artisan
14 October 2010

Salt Damp

Salt Damp

A siloxane treatment is about $80 L/M. But before you treat the symptom you need to find the cause. Siloxane treatment by us is covered by a 10 year warranty. Rising damp…

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onc_artisan
Oct 14, 2010 7:18 pm
onc_artisan
Rousella
Rousella
4 September 2010

weathertex guarantee

weathertex guarantee

I also experience that Farquire..That's why I research for some details that will help me on that matter. After reading many articles and couples of videos, I found some…

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Rousella
Sep 04, 2010 2:06 am
pc83
pc83
9 August 2010

Lighting earthing system

Lighting earthing system

Thanks for the replies. I have already had an electrician out to look, and he suggested the double insulated lights without actually looking at the wiring. I have since…

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pc83
Aug 09, 2010 5:49 pm
Dukekamaya
Dukekamaya
17 July 2010

Squeaky Floorboards

Squeaky Floorboards

Did you lose your first topic?? Its here... viewtopic.php?f=1&t=35948&hilit=carpet I get a little suspicious when wording is identical... Try not…

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Dukekamaya
Jul 17, 2010 5:35 pm
Dukekamaya
barkly
barkly
13 July 2010

Squeaky Floorboards

Squeaky Floorboards

Whilst waiting to get under the house and provide some treatment as per Dukekamaya's suggestion sprinkle liberally talcum powder over the floor boards above so that it can…

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barkly
Jul 13, 2010 5:49 pm
amiewoo
amiewoo
12 August 2009

Mounting clothes dryer on wall

Mounting clothes dryer on wall

Do you know why some dryers can not be mounted? I just bought Miele dryer and found out I can't mount it. Is it because of their weight? or something else?

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amiewoo
Aug 12, 2009 6:16 pm
McReidy
McReidy
10 August 2009

CF Globes

CF Globes

We have had ceiling fans with lights installed in bedrooms ready for summer.. However the light fixture only takes up to 60W globes. We have tried compact flourescent…

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McReidy
Aug 10, 2009 10:16 pm
McReidy

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