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    Thanks, I will get some of that and try it. Im...

    Thanks, I will get some of that and try it. Im pretty sure its gonna work.
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    Painting over white melamine MDF panel

    I want to paint over some white melamine MDF panels. Preferably with a black or grassy green colour paint. These panels are new. I was thinking there would be paint adhesion problems and would...
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    Loose toilet seat

    My toilet seat keeps coming loose. It is one where the lid comes down slowly by itself. I can take it off the 2 fixing posts and tighten them with the allen key as tight as possible . Good for a few...
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    Thanks for the advice. I will go down to the...

    Thanks for the advice. I will go down to the green shed and buy a complete inlet valve and be done with it.:)
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    Dual flush cistern overflow

    The dual flush toilet cistern is playing up. It was overflowing on both half and full flushes . Today I adjusted the float mechanism , i moved the main setting from 18 down to 16 , flushed it a few...
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    Thanks. Just what I wanted to find out.

    Thanks. Just what I wanted to find out.
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    Flashing a window into a hardiplank wall

    I am replacing old sets of floor to ceiling glass louvres with a double aluminium with timber framed window. About 1200mm high and 2400mm wide . The new timber stud framework is done and I am at a...
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    thanks, ill try that. :2tsup:

    thanks, ill try that. :2tsup:
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    Hills fold down Rotary Clothes Line Re-rope.

    I have to re-rope our Hills fold down rotary clothes line and cant work out how to undo those rope holder / tensioner thingys on each of the fold down arms where the rope passes through. How to you...
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    Cutting Bricks manually

    I need to cut a few bricks and pavers neatly in half for the new letterbox. Other than a hiring a brick saw for so few bricks, is there a way I can cut the bricks fairly neatly ? The bricks are Boral...
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    Making a new brick letterbox moisture proof

    I am about to build a brick letterbox. I have the slab made and waiting for it to harden. I have heard that brick letterboxes can let a lot of moisture seep through when it rains and you end up with...
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    Thanks for the replies. I think I will get a mate...

    Thanks for the replies. I think I will get a mate to weld up a 35mm (?) RHS tube frame and also put a layer of timber around under the shell's top lip. Also they say not to put the shell's base...
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    Spa Pool Frame Construction

    I have got myself a 2nd hand (factory made) octagonal spa shell and pump ect, which was originally installed underground with a low brick surround. (no access to plumbing if something goes wrong) I...
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    Well its fixed !! Success at long last :D Heres...

    Well its fixed !! Success at long last :D
    Heres what I did. I went down to the plumbers supply shop and asked to see one "in the flesh". He explained all the bits and how they assemble together ,...
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    Vanity Pop-Up Waste Outlet jammed shut

    We got a new bathroom vanity unit installed about 6 months ago with one of those you beaut pop-up waste outlet holes. I noticed that water was not getting away as quick as it used to so I decided to...
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    Vanity unit Pop-Up Waste outlet

    We got a new bathroom vanity unit installed about 6 months ago with one of those you beaut pop-up waste outlet holes. I noticed that water was not getting away as quick as it used to so I decided to...
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    Thanks for the replies. Looks like I may have to...

    Thanks for the replies. Looks like I may have to save up and get the pro's in. In the meantime, all the timber is out, and I will replace all the infected frame and window surrounds with treated...
  18. Thread: Termite problem

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    Termite problem

    I have discovered that termites have had a good feed on the timber in the base of the framing in my shed. :~ I went out there the other day and found my fully loaded wall cabinets hanging...
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    Security Alarm Backup Battery

    I have a problem with our monitored alarm system backup battery. The system itself is 13 yrs old and has never given me any problems untill now. The security company rang me to let me know that the...
  20. Thread: Carpet Laying

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    Carpet Laying

    We have just got rid of the adult kids and their bedrooms have a pongy smell about them . We have cleaned the carpet and tried all sorts of nice carpet smelly potions but we think that their cats...
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    Very Little Maintenance garden bed covering

    I have just finished putting up a 27 mtr x 1 mtr wide garden bed edge down the side of our fence. It will have native shrubs no more than about a metre or so high. The edging is rough finished...
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    Thats interesting. Granite would be porous like...

    Thats interesting. Granite would be porous like pavers are. Looks like I got a few recipes to try if one fails, go to the next.
    Any other oil removers, anyone ?
    Neil.
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    The caustic soda stuff, is that the same stuff...

    The caustic soda stuff, is that the same stuff you put down to unclog the pipes with. That sounds pretty good and fast. If it doesn't get it all off I will do the Lime trick.
    Neil.
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    Oil drips on the Pavers

    Does anyone know of a good method of cleaning oil drips from the car (power steering fluid) off the concrete pavers in my carport ? Theres a area of about a square meter concerned. :?
    Neil.
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    yep, the good old petroleum jelly - Vasoline. Do...

    yep, the good old petroleum jelly - Vasoline. Do not use Armorall. Its ok for plastic coated objects such as car dashes and bumber bars but no good for keeping leather or vinyl pliable.

    Amorall...
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    Shower tile grout cleaner

    I have white ceramic wall tiles in the shower with white grouting. I believe that the grout is actually some sort of white silastic. The tiles are easy to clean but the grouting is going black in...
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    Boy, Ive heard it all now. :o With leather and...

    Boy, Ive heard it all now. :o With leather and vinyl coverings, use nothing but warm water with dishwashing detergent. No abrasives or solvents should ever be used whatsoever. After cleaning, use...
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    Shower Floor Tile Colour Change

    We have renovated our bathroom and the only thing that looks out of place now is the colour of the showers ceramic tiled floor. The bathroom is now all white and has gold tap fittings and such but...
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    I think it best if I can take a sneak preview...

    I think it best if I can take a sneak preview inside a place that actually makes or sells spa's. I understand and agree with what you are saying about supporting it all around as well , even though...
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    When I mentioned supporting the top edge I meant...

    When I mentioned supporting the top edge I meant the flat area along the top which is about 100mm wide , not the actual 50mm vertical outer edge lip of the spa shell. Does this make sense ? Is the 50...
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    Outdoor Spa pool Frame

    I have aquired an outdoor octagonal spa pool which has been previously set up inground. What I intend to do with it is to make an above ground portable frame for it so that it can be moved when we...
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    re: electric fence

    Thanks Colin. I will look in that asap down at our local produce shop. :2tsup:
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    Mr Howkins , please please tell us how you set up...

    Mr Howkins , please please tell us how you set up this electric fence ! I have a wayward possum who S--TS and C--PS all over my tools in the shed and loves to make herself at home inside MY home as...
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    I need another Mower

    I am looking around for another Mower. The Cook says she wants to help me do the yard as it is getting a bit much for me to do alone. She has trouble pulling the current one to start it, thats the...
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    Hey , you timed that well. We had one hell of a...

    Hey , you timed that well. We had one hell of a downpour and storm tonight here in Logan City. No doubt you would have got it as well. :U
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