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    Internal bay window plasterboard jointing

    Our 20yo house has some creaking around the plasterboard joints in an internal bay window area that I need to repair. The cracks appear where the sheets of plasterboard meet each other on the...
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    2 story. Beam is to go in roof cavity of the...

    2 story. Beam is to go in roof cavity of the ground floor. Around 240mm space between ceiling and upper floor.
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    Thanks for that. I’ll see if our engineer can...

    Thanks for that. I’ll see if our engineer can provide both steel and LVL options.
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    I got a structural engineer in yesterday and they...

    I got a structural engineer in yesterday and they will be drawing up the plan for it. 4m steel beam will be required and can be concealed in the roof. Now the fun bit...building permit and finding a...
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    Iím getting in a structural engineer for an...

    Iím getting in a structural engineer for an initial inspection. I have the house plans so hopefully that helps. Given it is a ground floor internal wall on a slab I suspect they will need to do an...
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    I believe they are these ones

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/fielders-115mm-zinc-quad-gutter-strap_p1142250
  7. Removing colorbon quad guttering to rehang/level

    I need to adjust a length of gutter, about 4m, that doesnít have a correct level, It very slight slopes away from the downpipe. Is there a trick to removing the gutter from the hangers or do I just...
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    Who to engage on wall removal

    Iíd like to explore the cost and feasibility of removing a ground floor wall between our dining and kitchen area as part of a larger remodel on our double story house. The wall is fully in tact so...
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    Yep, about 95% certain as I could get the leak to...

    Yep, about 95% certain as I could get the leak to happen in about 45 seconds when running the hose against the problem area in the bricks. There is a possibility that there is a weep hole below the...
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    Yep, me too. The cracks werent obvious until you...

    Yep, me too.
    The cracks werent obvious until you got right up close to them. I think the big problem was that the course of bricks below the crack created a ledge that stopped the water running...
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    Managed to get back to this today and have found...

    Managed to get back to this today and have found most of the problem.
    Hopefully the photos show a crack in the mortar. Where the horizontal crack is there is a lip in the bricks where they have...
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    Didn't get a photo last night as I'll probably...

    Didn't get a photo last night as I'll probably need to get on a ladder and onto the pergola roof to properly show the area. I do think though that I can see some minor cracking in the mortar in the...
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    The roof area is quite small and isn't used as a...

    The roof area is quite small and isn't used as a runoff for a larger area. There isn't a downpipe putting water on it. I'll pop up a photo or two tonight if I get home in time that will explain it...
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    Thanks for the response. We have a bay...

    Thanks for the response.


    We have a bay window/dining area on the ground floor that extends beyond the upper story brick wall so the leak is pretty much in line with the 2nd story brick work....
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    Brick leak or plumbing/roof leak?

    Just trying to get a starting point on which trade to engage first to diagnose a fix a leak in my roof.

    I have a 2 story house and we have some leaks on the bottom floor roof in one spot and on...
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    thanks wp. I think the picture might be a bit...

    thanks wp.
    I think the picture might be a bit deceptive with the camera angle. It looked pretty much like a straight section and and not a bend when looking at the video. The camera is coming from...
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    Sewer line leaking under slab floor

    I initially posted in the brickwork section as my 2 story house had some very large gaps developing in the brick expansion joints which got wider near the top.

    To cut a long story short, after a...
  18. I'll post the above questions in the plumbing...

    I'll post the above questions in the plumbing forum. No need for further posts here.

    thanks guys
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    After a few inspections and investigations I think the cause has been found.

    There is a broken sewer pipe under the kitchen area where the slab is at it's highest. Looks like water is seeping...
  20. Thanks. I suspect that is the case. It was...

    Thanks.
    I suspect that is the case. It was actually our neighbour who noticed it so I'll check with her again to see when she first saw it. I don't recall it being like that around 4 months ago...
  21. Expansion joints in brickwork spreading really wide

    Having a look down the side of the house today (the side I don't normally go down) and noticed that 2 of the vertical expansion/articulation joints in the brickwork were alarmingly wide.

    At the...
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    Wall oven electrics and removal tips

    I need to remove a wall oven as I'm putting in a freestanding cooker in another place in the kitchen. Are these simple to remove? Any tips for novices:)

    How are they generally wired in? Does...
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    Cuboards moved. Not a difficult job, just time...

    Cuboards moved. Not a difficult job, just time consuming. Glad I did it myself as it saved quite a few $'s. Ended up trimming the bench edges with the router and got a great finish on top. A very...
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    Yep listening. Will wait til spring now. Still...

    Yep listening. Will wait til spring now. Still have a couple of resistant weeds that are screaming for another dose of roundup.
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    Sowing a lawn in Melbourne - April/May

    I'm looking to start my lawns again. They were turfed about 8 years ago and with water restrictions and hot summers really only weeds left now.

    Just after some advice whether now is a reasonble...
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    Another question which I forgot to ask. As we...

    Another question which I forgot to ask.

    As we haven't picked out the actual cooker we want apart from a nominal 900mm width unit, what size do I make the gap between the cabinets? Do I make it...
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    Cabinet move and freestanding cooker install

    I'm looking to make some changes to our kitchen and would appreciate some advice or traps to look out for.

    I currently have a gas cooktop above a 800mm 2 drawer cabinet. I'd like to replace the...
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