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  1. Unfortunately not, external brick wall.

    Unfortunately not, external brick wall.
  2. Repairing / Replacing tiles for bath spout leak

    Hi,

    I have a leak which is coming from the bath spout where the pipes join at the 'T'.

    As you can see access is tight and i need to prepare the area for the plumber to fix. I am assuming they...
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    Any tips for trimming the height with a circular...

    Any tips for trimming the height with a circular saw? I am looking at cutting a few 2m lengths and it may get a bit hard to keep that straight edge i need.
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    Match skirting board heights...

    Has anyone got any tips on cutting down (or raising) skirting boards to match the heights?

    I have timber floors being installed and have the new skirting boards going on top. The finished height...
  5. Building a screen to cover the shed... advice please.

    Hi All,

    I am looking at building a simple timber screen to hide the garden shed. Area to cover is 2200(w) x 2000(h).

    Luckily I have been able to get my hands on some 65x19mm spotted gum decking...
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    Setting posts to a non 90 degree angle

    Hi,

    I am building a 1 sleeper high retaining wall using the steel channel posts available at Bunnings.

    Just wondering what the best course of action would be for setting my posts and sleepers...
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    Hi Marc, Thanks for the reply. Just wondering...

    Hi Marc,

    Thanks for the reply. Just wondering why you mentioned... Do you think that is would be better to stick with the blocks?
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    Restore faded aluminium windows

    Hi,

    I am looking at rejuvenating the powder coated aluminium windows at my place. They are federation green and have seen 25 years of weathering. Has anyone used Everbrite before or something...
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    Advice for retaining wall

    Hi,

    I am looking at replacing this little block retaining wall in my garden with some treated pine sleepers (200x100mm x 3m).

    I just have a question regarding setting them into the ground would...
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    Below is a link to the DBYD plans with my house...

    Below is a link to the DBYD plans with my house plan overlaid. I am not sure how to read these if you can assist that would be greatly appreciated.


    DBYD Plan
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    I am thinking that it goes to the rear due to the...

    I am thinking that it goes to the rear due to the slope of the block. Looks like i may have to do some digging.
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    I think i will be going down this path... much...

    I think i will be going down this path... much easier to set up the garden than worry about all the digging.
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    The darker grey bit is also and undercover area...

    The darker grey bit is also and undercover area coming off the side of the house.

    My main problem is that the down pipe located at the end of the deck in more uphill that where the pergola pipe...
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    Hi, I have attached a quick sketch. The red...

    Hi,

    I have attached a quick sketch. The red dots are my nearest down pipes.

    The one under the pergola roof is not really accessible either is the one located at the other corner of the house.
    ...
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    Where to drain water from pergola roof?

    Hi,

    I am looking at installing a gutter (red lines) along my pergola roof which is around 18m2. My problem is where would be the best place to send the water?

    As you can see from the photos...
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    Sticky: I was able to get the original post...

    I was able to get the original post back up for people to use. Enjoy.
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    And here is the post...

    And here is the post which started it all. Thanks to Utemad.
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    Sticky: To benefit all members i have been able to...

    To benefit all members i have been able to resurrect Utemads original photos and post. Hope this helps you guys out.

    Hi all.. I got bored Friday so decided to clean and oil my own deck for a...
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    That patch of lawn looks great. Just...

    That patch of lawn looks great.

    Just wondering if you could share where you got your molasses from in Melbourne. I am having a hard time trying to find some.
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    Finish options and recommendations?

    Hi,

    I have been reading a lot of posts on the forum regarding decking finishes and was wondering if i could pick your brains for some recommendations?

    The previous owners of my house before...
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    Thanks for the replies. I will go with the paint...

    Thanks for the replies. I will go with the paint and gravel option i think.
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    Plinth life span?

    Hi,

    I just had a fence installed and was wondering if the life span of the plinths would be shortened if they are in constant contact with soil/mulch from the garden beds they are resting against...
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    Advice on steps for this decking

    Hello,

    I am just after some advice on the best way to tackle putting some stairs on my deck. The previous owner of my house never got around to completing the stairs so it is now on my list of...
  24. I found this video really helpful. ...

    I found this video really helpful.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP4FRnJNd9Y
  25. Let me share you my story. I moved into a new...

    Let me share you my story. I moved into a new home in March this year and the backyard (90+ sq meters) was so thick and spongy with thatch and clippings that the grass was dying off. I got some...
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    Thanks to everyone who has replied. It has...

    Thanks to everyone who has replied. It has already grown like crazy a few days of sun and a bit of rain and it has gone nuts!
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    Need help to identify my lawn

    I have just moved into a new house and I am currently tackling the back yard. It looks like the previous owner mowed with no mulcher or catcher so there is heap of thatch to remove which i am in the...
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    Fixing barge capping - what to use?

    Hi,

    I am finishing off the roof on my new pergola this weekend and was wondering what i need to use for fixing off the barge capping. I have used the laserlite one shot screws for the sheets, is...
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    Drainage Trench Depth

    Hi,

    I need to add in some drainage around the front of my shed. What i was thinking on using is one of these Reln Uni-pits and then joining into the down pipe coming off the shed guttering. As i...
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    Metabo LF 724 Paint Remover Video...

    Metabo LF 724 Paint Remover Video
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    Thanks Rod, would a tube of polyfila skim coat...

    Thanks Rod, would a tube of polyfila skim coat do the job?
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    How to fix 'gash' in plaster?

    About a month ago I had a doorway filled in by a plasterer... he did a good job and had it nice and smooth ready for me to paint. Today i started painting and this happened when the roller went...
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    http://creativeoutdoorsolutions.com.au...

    http://creativeoutdoorsolutions.com.au
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    Sleeper edging with I-Beam

    Looking at picking a few brains in regards to constructing a sleeper edging/wall with galvanized I-beams. The sleepers will run along the length of my driveway all up 24 meters in length. Sleepers...
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    Do you remember the name of the company offering...

    Do you remember the name of the company offering this service by any chance?
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    Removing Pool - anyone done one?

    Hi,

    I have a 8m x 4m inground concrete pool, roughly 20+ years old which is looking a bit worse for wear. It is starting to become a pain, with equipment, chemicals and time for up keep. And we...
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    Thanks for the reply... a guy here at work...

    Thanks for the reply... a guy here at work recommeded a "scarf" join is that the same thing?
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    Just another quick question... i have a wall...

    Just another quick question... i have a wall which is 8.5m long and i need to join 2 lengths of skirting board. What is the best type of join to do for this?
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    Thanks for the replies Mick, much appreciated.

    Thanks for the replies Mick, much appreciated.
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    Skirting Installation Questions

    Hi,

    I am in the process of getting a floating floor and carpet installed, and have decided to replace the old skirting with some new mdf bullnose available at most hardware stores. I have decided...
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