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mirz
mirz
15 October

Super soaked corner in backyard

Super soaked corner in backyard

Neighbor is in our North East side, and this issue wasnt there in previous years during winters. Their shed is hardly 200mm higher than fence so no trealy too much of a…

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mirz
Oct 15, 2018 11:25 am
mirz
arrow224
arrow224
6 September

Grainy image from CCTV

Grainy image from CCTV

It would be bad because of the BNC connections. Just because it has so many pixels doesn't mean that it is any good. This is the reason I went for IP camera setup, where…

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arrow224
Sep 06, 2018 9:35 pm

Door misalignment issue

Door misalignment issue

If you had a competent pre purchase inspection done then the issues would have been pointed out to you during purchase cooling off period, giving you an option to…

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building-expert
Aug 15, 2018 4:04 pm
building-expert

Shower screen exploded

Shower screen exploded

I read an article about someone installing a DIY glass shower screen which exploded. This is a huge risk to take with the safety of your self and family. Something like…

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Gloria55
May 02, 2018 1:08 pm
albert_carver
albert_carver
16 January

Running cables in ceiling

Running cables in ceiling

Yes this type of ceiling can be done but it must be done by some professional person as they know exactly what should be how to be done i suggest you must install this in…

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albert_carver
Jan 16, 2018 11:07 pm
ChelseaS
ChelseaS
14 July 2017

Garage Door Ceiling not Level! Help!

Garage Door Ceiling not Level! Help!

Hi, how's your garage door? Is it working fine? I think it's not that serious damage.

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ChelseaS
Jul 14, 2017 3:09 pm
arcadelt
arcadelt
4 July 2017

plane or sand veranda posts and roof for varnishing?

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.

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arcadelt
Jul 04, 2017 6:54 pm
charlie007
charlie007
2 June 2017

Help with tile roof repair

Help with tile roof repair

I have difficulty finding someone who can / is willing to who can repair broken tiles, and re-bedding and re-pointing ridge capping. Any recommendation would be…

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charlie007
Jun 02, 2017 12:38 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
16 February 2017

Re-Painting Brick

Re-Painting Brick

Impossible to solve the issue from within. Water seeping through the brick will damage anything u apply to it after a while. Whether it be from mould apores or aimply…

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rebuilder86
Feb 16, 2017 12:37 pm
tfosydney
tfosydney
14 February 2017

I want to install timber decking on my small balcony

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…

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tfosydney
Feb 14, 2017 3:18 pm
tfosydney
gib802
gib802
30 December 2016

What should I be doing to fix this flooding

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…

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gib802
Dec 30, 2016 1:09 am
aussieta
aussieta
27 December 2016

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants

well lucky me, the small amount of wood shavings i found under window frame are from carpenter ants found a small amount of wood shavings, looks like when you sharpen a…

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aussieta
Dec 27, 2016 2:07 pm
aussieta
crash76
crash76
15 December 2016

Engineered Yellow tongue floating floor

Engineered Yellow tongue floating floor

Hi, does anyone know which manufacturers would have made an engineered floating timber floor that uses plasti yellow tongue as the joiner? I'm wanting to match the wood,…

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crash76
Dec 15, 2016 8:13 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
13 December 2016

Land Levelling/ Landscaping

Land Levelling/ Landscaping

You can try getting a man with a dingo/excavator. You will pay for min 4 hrs at around $400 but they are good at what they do. They will excavate your land, remove it (at…

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Adam.M
Dec 13, 2016 11:23 am
mrfixit
mrfixit
7 December 2016

patching brickwork

patching brickwork

I havent done much brickwork. I need to patch up a few cracks on the brickwork ( 4 ) joint together not sure how to keep the joints strong as they are offset…

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mrfixit
Dec 07, 2016 5:53 pm
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bluesaber27
Dec 07, 2016 10:12 am
JackT
JackT
6 December 2016

Painting an old fence

Painting an old fence

This is better option to paint over worn wooden fence but before it you have to see that this is in condition to paint it or not. I would suggest you to attached a photo…

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JackT
Dec 06, 2016 5:38 pm
JackT
mrfixit
mrfixit
3 November 2016

diagonal staircase cracks on brick wall

diagonal staircase cracks on brick wall

I have about 2 meters ( measured vertically ) of these cracks on my separate garage. My first question is how to temporary stop them from getting bigger till i get to the…

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mrfixit
Nov 03, 2016 6:30 pm
MajesticBoho
MajesticBoho
29 September 2016

DIY Painted Wicker Chairs - help! :)

DIY Painted Wicker Chairs - help! :)

Painting wicker chairs are easy,there are several tutorial blogs online.In a lot of ways doing it yourself is better than hiring a professional because you can learn a lot…

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MajesticBoho
Sep 29, 2016 4:14 pm
MajesticBoho
JordanT
JordanT
19 September 2016

Interior brick sealing - the powdery white stuff

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…

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JordanT
Sep 19, 2016 5:17 pm
JordanT
Stewie D
Stewie D
2 August 2016

Polished Concrete Peeling Off - How To Fix?

Polished Concrete Peeling Off - How To Fix?

No, I'd find out what product the concrete floor polishers used and buy that instead of introducing something different to the mix. It could give you a completely…

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Stewie D
Aug 02, 2016 2:31 pm
handy3ddie
handy3ddie
21 July 2016

Need some help with fixing the crack above garage

Need some help with fixing the crack above garage

It looks kinda dangerous. ::study:: 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…

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handy3ddie
Jul 21, 2016 6:05 pm
handy3ddie
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
2 May 2016

Fixing site drainage (yard level)

Fixing site drainage (yard level)

Hi CapnBloodbeard, It's very, very hard to tell without photos when you talk about a slope but it sounds like you need to do some ground preparation and lay some turf as…

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SaveH2O
May 02, 2016 10:49 pm
SaveH2O
qebtel
qebtel
20 April 2016

Hot water tank on a lean

Hot water tank on a lean

1. prop up the base immediately to level it out. 2. Do some DIY underpinning by scooping out the soil and put some concrete under there to increase the pad size. Extend it…

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qebtel
Apr 20, 2016 3:48 pm
excalibr
excalibr
12 April 2016

Replacing rotting timber beams and pillars

Replacing rotting timber beams and pillars

Thanks fingers-crossed, we seem to have found a renderer who'd take care of the carpentry side as well

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excalibr
Apr 12, 2016 5:53 pm
justme15
justme15
25 February 2016

Seeking advise on house cracks

Seeking advise on house cracks
1, 2, 3, 4

I could never find fault with the Home owners/battlers the majority are so trusting and to see them let down is so disappointing at times when doing structural…

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justme15
Feb 25, 2016 5:14 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
20 January 2016

leaking tap

leaking tap

Beethoven or Bach qebtel ? Stewie

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Stewie D
Jan 20, 2016 6:54 pm
rebuilder86
rebuilder86
18 January 2016

What is the one thing that keeps breaking in your house?

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…

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rebuilder86
Jan 18, 2016 7:53 pm
R3nata
R3nata
6 December 2015

Sliding Shower Door Rope/Pulley System Repair

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,…

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R3nata
Dec 06, 2015 7:58 pm
TomCat
TomCat
2 December 2015

DIY timber laminate

DIY timber laminate

Great advice thanks Barny :D didn't think about back brace ... Great idea!

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TomCat
Dec 02, 2015 10:07 pm
TomCat
maxer81
maxer81
20 November 2015

Advice Needed: Construction of Merbau Platform Steps

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…

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maxer81
Nov 20, 2015 9:12 pm
TomCat
TomCat
17 November 2015

Have you ever thought of painting your tiles?

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…

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TomCat
Nov 17, 2015 11:40 pm
TomCat
traveln
traveln
31 October 2015

Plumbing: Square box spanners for tap repairs

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…

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traveln
Oct 31, 2015 5:36 pm
traveln

This is our door and I couldn't be happier! Love it! Gainsborough WS4VG with Gainsborough omni allure pull handle…

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waynesaw
Sep 26, 2015 12:24 am
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
23 September 2015

How to Transfer Prints to Wooden Furniture

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…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 23, 2015 12:12 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
19 September 2015

Tips on Restoring Old Wooden Furniture

Tips on Restoring Old Wooden Furniture

Was the timber seasoned properly and for long enough before the table was made ? Personally I don't think it matters how many coats you apply but a good sealer coat which…

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Stewie D
Sep 19, 2015 11:13 am
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Leksie5000
Sep 18, 2015 6:53 am
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
16 September 2015

Creating textured walls

Creating textured walls

There are many ways we can get added dimension to our rooms. One such way is by creating textured walls. Below are some ideas you can use to create textured walls for…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 16, 2015 11:23 am
mike100jobstodo
mike100jobstodo
14 September 2015

Popular home fencing options

Popular home fencing options

Transforming your home gardens by installing new fencing can be very exciting. There are so many home fencing options that you can choose from nowadays. I am particularly…

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mike100jobstodo
Sep 14, 2015 10:46 am
mgilla
mgilla
7 September 2015

Suitable timber packing strip for top of facia

Suitable timber packing strip for top of facia

Grab a sheet of 4.5mm hardiflex and cut it into strips, will last forever.

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mgilla
Sep 07, 2015 9:48 pm
Adam.M
Adam.M
28 August 2015

Short Plasterboard Anchor?

Short Plasterboard Anchor?

As well as a nylon wall plug, you can also do the same with a wall anchor. Screw it in, let the metal wings to expand, then cut the screw to the shortest length possible.

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Adam.M
Aug 28, 2015 12:10 pm
anyone92
anyone92
19 June 2015

Changing from freestanding oven to built-in

Changing from freestanding oven to built-in

Rebuilder86 thanks for the reply :-)...we are having a caeserstone benchtop...though not sure who is making,have to check out with builder..and yes it does have kicker…

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anyone92
Jun 19, 2015 2:11 pm
Stewie D
Stewie D
17 June 2015

Plumbing problem

Plumbing problem

Moi ? Flippant ? You know I'm alway dead serious qebtel ! Stewie

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Stewie D
Jun 17, 2015 7:58 pm
SaveH2O
SaveH2O
9 June 2015

catching rain water

catching rain water

I will answer this because it is my product. The water is diverted over to the 750 micron filter mesh and during heavy rain, the water communicates with the filter mesh…

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SaveH2O
Jun 09, 2015 11:47 pm
SaveH2O
Althom
Althom
30 January 2015

$2500 for Builder to do Front and Back Garden

$2500 for Builder to do Front and Back Garden

$2500 won't get you much of anything in terms of landscaping, retic etc.

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Althom
Jan 30, 2015 11:10 am
Althom
Crazyk
Crazyk
15 December 2014

Where do I buy this pipe from...URGENT PLZ

Where do I buy this pipe from...URGENT PLZ

Try Reece plumbing, Mcanns or another plumbing supplier.

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Crazyk
Dec 15, 2014 8:26 pm
Crazyk
Jazz_84
Jazz_84
14 December 2014

Custom sink Breech

Custom sink Breech

Hey guys, I was looking to upgrade my tap ware in the kitchen and have a 3 hole sink setup and recently went to install my new tap ware, however the old spindles just wont…

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Jazz_84
Dec 14, 2014 10:56 am
JazzyJess
JazzyJess
30 November 2014

Clothsline on brick veneer (mansory cladding)?

Clothsline on brick veneer (mansory cladding)?

Re drilling - are Besser bricks better or worse in these cases ? I know they have holes in the middle. Also - I have one of those gadgets…

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JazzyJess
Nov 30, 2014 6:49 pm

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