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6 months6 monthsarodcarodc posted:
Questions regarding new Buffalo turf

I laid new buffalo turf approximately 2.5 weeks ago (in Brisbane). It's generally all growing, though there are some sections where it is not going as well and the turf…

7 months7 monthsarodcarodc posted:
Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?

That's my reason for trying to understand a bit more about it. Ideally the pipe isn't actually in use anymore and I can rip it up. Agree it's not ideal…

7 months7 monthsarodcarodc posted:
Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?

Thanks for your reply.

I understand how planting a tree over a sewer pipe that goes directly into the house could cause ground movement. However, if the tree is…

7 months7 monthsarodcarodc posted:
Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?

I'm going to be planting a tree directly over the pipe. I will wrap the pipe it in geofabric to try and minimise any root ingress, however given it is…

7 months7 monthsarodcarodc posted:
Found old stormwater pipe - what to do?

I have uncovered an old clay stormwater pipe while doing some work on my property.
I know that it comes from outside my property (it is definitely not connected to…

9 months9 monthsarodcarodc posted:
Trying to find replacement feet for outdoor furniture

Thankfully the piece of furniture has a rounded wicker base so these are not an option even if i liked them.

9 months9 monthsarodcarodc posted:
Trying to find replacement feet for outdoor furniture

No I don't unfortunately

9 months9 monthsarodcarodc posted:
Trying to find replacement feet for outdoor furniture

I have a day bed on my deck that has feet on it that have cracked. As per the photos below, the feet screw into the cylindrical base of the…

1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

Yes, bearer and joists but on duragal steel posts rather than concrete. The concrete the posts are in was done to the depth as specified by the engineering/geotech report.
I…

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1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Landscaping and highly reactive clay - prevent ground movt

Apologies for the long post, but I want to give as much context to my question as possible.

I have a house on stumps in Brisbane that is built…

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1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Tarnish on metal balusters on deck

I have stainless steel cable balustrade around my deck. The metal balusters that the cable runs through appear to have some kind of tarnish - see the attached photos. They…

1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Splashed Intergrain Reviva on painted surface - what next?

I recently washed my decks down using Intergrain Reviva. I accidentally splashed some of the Intergrain Reviva on painted surfaces – the surface painted in a lighter colour shows splash…

1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Window covering advice for large stacker doors

I’m looking for solutions to block the sun/glare coming through a set of stacker doors. The doors are approximately 5000 wide and 2500 tall. Sheer curtains on tracks was the…

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Cracking in merbau external stair treads

I have some natural cracking in merbau external stair treads.
The photo shows the worse of them, along with a number of smaller ones.

I'm about to re-oil these (using…

Cracking in merbau external stair treads
2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Curtain track recommendations for using with stacker doors

I’m looking for a curtain track that will cover a set of 4.6m stacker doors. I want the curtains to all go to one side, rather than half to one…

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Issue withe telescopic runners on oven

We have a new Electrolux oven which we are very happy with, however are having issues with the telescopic runners on the oven.
The issue is that when they are…

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Hanging items from steel stud frame shed

I have a Titan Goldstar stud frame shed. I want to be able to hang a couple of ladders, bikes and tools from the wall. I’m wondering the best way…

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Looking for copper curtain rods

I’m looking for copper curtain rods. I’ve had a bit of a look round but haven’t found anything suitable yet (in Australia at least). Has anyone seen them anywhere?
Thanks

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Painting timber fence – which spray gun?

I have a timber fence with lapped treated pine palings (i.e. no gaps) that I needs to paint both sides of. It is about 40m long and 2m high.

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Patching holes in galvanised fence posts

I have some galvinised fence posts I need to paint.
They previously had some fixings attached to them which I have removed,. There are a number of ~10mm diameter holes…

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Small bulges in new plasterboard

Thanks, I appreciate your comments

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2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Small bulges in new plasterboard

See attached a photo of one of the bulges

Small bulges in new plasterboard
2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Small bulges in new plasterboard

I have been in my new house for approximately 3 months.
I've noticed in a few of the walls there are small bulges in the plasterboard, generally the size of…

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2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Buying blinds online

I’m looking at buying some roller blinds online, there appears to be numerous different websites where you can buy them.

I’d find it helpful to hear some firsthand reviews…

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Sealing bathroom glass, tiles and grout - does it work?

Wondering if many people have had the treatment applied to their shower screens, tiles and grout offered by companies such as Ezicleen (http://www.ezicleen.com.au) that is meant…

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Cleaning tips for vinyl planks (Karndean Van Gogh)

Any comments? (even if they're not specifically in relation to Karndean vinyl planks)

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Cleaning tips for vinyl planks (Karndean Van Gogh)

We have had Karndean Van Gogh vinyl planks installed throughout our house except for the wet areas.
I'd appreciate any tips people have for cleaning vinyl planks/ I am particularly…

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Security film - anyone used it?

No, still haven't decided what to do yet.

3 years3 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Security film - anyone used it?

I’m looking at the installation of security film (3M or other products) to fixed glass panels that are not covered by security screens at my new house. I view the…

3 years3 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Security Doors - with or without mid-rails???

I'm looking at security doors for my new build (e.g. Crimsafe etc.), some suppliers are quoting with mid-rails, others are quoting without mid-rails.
What are the advantages/disadvantages of mid-rails?

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