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10 months10 monthsarodcarodc posted:
Preventing rust around steel house posts

I have a number of duragal house posts that have had varying degrees of dirt and small river rocks around them, and as such are showing some rust.

In…

1 year1 yeararodcarodc posted:
Intergrain UltraDeck vs UltraClear

I currently use Intergrain UltraClear on my merbau posts / rails. I think it’s a great product in terms of exposing the natural pigment in the wood, however I’m a…

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Bubbling of Intergrain UltraClear following rain

I’ve been using Intergrain UltraClear (water based) on my external merbau posts and railing for ~5 years. I find the product ok – it’s easy to apply, though seems to…

Bubbling of Intergrain UltraClear following rain
2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Yellow tongue floor - squeaking

I have vinyl plank flooring laid over yellow tongue.

There is a join in the yellow tongue right near where I stand at the kitchen sink, with the flooring…

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Repair damage to top of melamine drawer front

Thanks for the suggestion, agree that would work.
I was hoping for a cheaper idea that avoided the need for any tradesmen to attend if there were any other thoughts?

3 years3 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Repair damage to top of melamine drawer front

A heavy object was dropped on the edge of one of my melamine drawers, damaging the plastic edging on the top of the drawer.
I've attached a picture that shows…

Repair damage to top of melamine drawer front
3 years3 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Hole for laundry tap is too big - what to do?

Thanks, I'll give that a go

3 years3 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Hole for laundry tap is too big - what to do?

I have a laundry tap that is installed on a laminate benchtop. I believe the laundry tap may have moved a little during use over the last few years and,…

3 years3 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Undoing rounded hex bolt on towel rail

I tried both a T20 and T15 key, the T20 was much too large and the T15 was just slightly too small.
I also tried super-gluing the T15 in the…

3 years3 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Undoing rounded hex bolt on towel rail

Apologies, now I understand what you mean. I already have some bits so will give that a go advice whether that works.
Thanks

3 years3 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Undoing rounded hex bolt on towel rail

Yes, just a grub screw.
Any tips on getting the screw out?

3 years3 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Undoing rounded hex bolt on towel rail

I have a towel rail that has a hex bolt underneath to hold it in place. It appears that the hex bolt is rounded such that an allan key slips…

4 years4 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Fixing loose tile with no spare tiles available

I do have a heat gun but not sure I want to try lifting up the tiles at all given the risk. Thanks though

4 years4 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Fixing loose tile with no spare tiles available

I have a single loose floor tile in my bathroom and am looking at options to repair this. Unfortunately I have no spare tiles so I don’t want to risk…

4 years4 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Cleaning marks off walls without causing burnishing of paint

I have low sheen Dulux Wash and Wear on my walls.

If there is a mark on the walls I use either a microfiber cloth or magic eraser to…

4 years4 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Tips on cleaning large bathroom 'wet area'

I have a ‘wet area’ that combines a shower and bath. This is great for from a daily use perspective, but such a large area means more cleaning. Does anyone…

4 years4 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Help with yellow tongue noggins for garage door

I’m currently installing yellow tongue noggins for a garage door based on nog maps from my garage door supplier.

The required dimensions of the noggins obviously do not line…

4 years4 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Restoring outdoor wooden table - options

I bought a second hand outdoor wooden table and just interested in how people would approach restoring it. I am guessing it is kwilla but am not sure.
It previously…

5 years5 yearsarodcarodc 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…

5 years5 yearsarodcarodc 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…

5 years5 yearsarodcarodc 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…

5 years5 yearsarodcarodc 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…

5 years5 yearsarodcarodc 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…

5 years5 yearsarodcarodc 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.

5 years5 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Trying to find replacement feet for outdoor furniture

No I don't unfortunately

5 years5 yearsarodcarodc 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…

6 years6 yearsarodcarodc 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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6 years6 yearsarodcarodc 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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6 years6 yearsarodcarodc 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…

6 years6 yearsarodcarodc 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…

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