DIY, Home Maintenance & Repair
Rheem solar hot water long roof sensor replacement
The part will post to you easily. I like their video guides, most informative. We had a real good run with our Rheem solar installation. Replaced the ground based tank…
Top bit on door track broken - identify part to buy
Hi there, The top part that has wheels and attaches the top of the bi-fold roller door has broken off. Can someone please help me to identify the name of the part (or a…
Installing a timber floating shelf - single stud
Hi all I am.wanting to install two timber floating shelves in my kitchen, one above another. First one just above where the splashback tiles finish. It's only about…
plane or sand veranda posts and roof for varnishing?
I wouldn't plane or sand them, but just oil them with something that will protect the colour but not be shiny.
I want to install timber decking on my small balcony
Timber look tiles would look great. Seeing that it's an outdoor area, it would be advisable to get an R11 anti-slip product as they provide more grip especially when it…
What should I be doing to fix this flooding
I have a similar problem in my place once every four or five years when heavy rain over several days can cause water from a neighbouring battle-axe driveway to flow over…
Interior brick sealing - the powdery white stuff
Without more information I think what you're looking at is efflorescence - salt being drawn through your mortar and left to dry as moisture evaporates. If this is a new…
Need some help with fixing the crack above garage
It looks kinda dangerous. The easiest thing you can do is to fill the cracks with a Polyurethane masonry sealant product. But I'm not sure if it will stabilise the wall…
What is the one thing that keeps breaking in your house?
thats probably because the plumber is simply installing spherical tap washers which are designed to temporarily seal taps with a damaged seat. Tell him to come back and do…
Sliding Shower Door Rope/Pulley System Repair
Hi - I know this discussion is a bit old now, but my husband is trying to replace the rope on my parents' sliding shower door. The original rope had already been removed,…
Advice Needed: Construction of Merbau Platform Steps
Yeah, get the stirrups as level as possible by any means. Plastic wedges are a good idea. I'd still bolt the upper bearer as…
Have you ever thought of painting your tiles?
I painted my kitchen splashback tiles 15 years ago. Still fantastic. Completely durable. They were disgusting olive green. Painted white. I used White Knight tile prep. No…
Plumbing: Square box spanners for tap repairs
Hi mate not sure if to late with this question but if not here is my 2 cents worth. As a plumber i do come across this a bit. By sounds you cant use a shifter on the…
How to Transfer Prints to Wooden Furniture
Instead of plain wooden furniture, it can be a good idea to dress up your furniture with some prints. If you want to transfer prints to your wooden furniture, you can do…