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10 d10 darodcarodc 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…

12 d12 darodcarodc 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

12 d12 darodcarodc posted:
Undoing rounded hex bolt on towel rail

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

12 d12 darodcarodc 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…

1 month1 montharodcarodc 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

1 month1 montharodcarodc 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…

3 months3 monthsarodcarodc 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…

7 months7 monthsarodcarodc 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…

11 months11 monthsarodcarodc 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…

11 months11 monthsarodcarodc 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…

2 years2 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…

2 years2 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…

2 years2 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…

2 years2 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…

2 years2 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…

2 years2 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.

2 years2 yearsarodcarodc posted:
Trying to find replacement feet for outdoor furniture

No I don't unfortunately

2 years2 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…

2 years2 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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2 years2 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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2 years2 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…

2 years2 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…

3 years3 yearsarodcarodc 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…

3 years3 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
3 years3 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…

3 years3 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…

3 years3 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…

3 years3 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

3 years3 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.

3 years3 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…

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