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Joined 29 May 2012
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2 years2 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Edge between corniche and wall

Bought a new house and need to paint it but struggling with a straight edge between the bottom of the corniche and the wall.
I used to do it quite well…

4 years4 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Renovating cistern

My cistern which sits next to the slightly open window in my ensuite is badly faded and really needs replaced, but there is a difficulty in I cannot match the…

4 years4 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Winter grass

Have stepped into Autumn in Adelaide and want to start controlling the winter grass that pops up in the cooler weather.
Lawn is Santa Anna, soil is clay.
What is recommended to…

5 years5 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Removing corniche

Have to do some small maintenance which involves removing some of the cornice, so what is the easiest way?
Was thinking of getting a flat scraper and hammering it flush with…

5 years5 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Painting a ceiling

I am about to embark on some renovations and painting and now planning the ceiling.
It is quite large and open plan consisting of a games room, family room and kitchen/meals…

5 years5 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Electrician wantingpayment up front...?

Don't pay for something you haven't got yet because if due to faulty workmanship you need to get him back you wont be able to, if he has been paid.
There…

5 years5 yearsKempeKempe posted:
How to sharpen knives like a professional

I know a few chefs that use a cork from a wine bottle and tooth paste

5 years5 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Re-puttying windows

There is no putty on the inside and never was the glass sits in a lip
Think what I might try is removing the putty from the lower horizontal part where…

5 years5 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Re-puttying windows

Have 2 bay windows out the front with 48 panes of glass.
Putty looks in good condition but reckon it has dried and shrunk and rain is running down the glass…

5 years5 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Very basic cable run question

The switch would certainly be cheaper if the cabler counts 4 cables as 4 runs even tho the run is exactly the same as 1 cable, same effort.
If I had…

5 years5 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Very basic cable run question

Apologies for what is probably a stupid question but thinking of getting a licensed cabler out to quote, but if I'm thinking correctly it is going to be too expensive…

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Replacing part of gutter

You're not a tradie by any chance?

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Replacing part of gutter

Have never worked on gutters before so need advice please.
I have to replace about 18 metres but luckily dont need to disturb corners, so it's all straight line.
Stratco advised cutting…

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Yet another fencing question

If I was you I would stand my ground that the fence goes on the boundary, not up for discussion

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Leaning Fence Issues

That will be a bigger nightmare than the fence

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Repointing ridge caps

There's 140 ridge caps to do.
Got another quote for $850 he said the channelling is BS and other people had mentioned this in other quotes he's been up against, looks…

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Repointing ridge caps

Got a quote today for over $1600 for repointing my roof with flexi point.
He said they remove the ridge caps, clean it all up then use a diamond cutter to…

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Replacing window panels

Bay window and the plywood panels need replaced (worse than the photo shows) so have a few questions.
Any plusses or minuses replacing the 3ply with 5ply as I would see…

Replacing window panels
6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Installing new powerpoints - Cost?

Was told just today that if you get a new powerpoint fitted you must also fit a safety switch if you dont already have one so budget approx $200 for…

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Switch cover plates

Have got some security lighting installed and of course the light switch needs left on and have put some gaf tape over the rocker switch to avoid it being accidently…

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Responsibility for retaining wall

Really need pictures to visualise this.
The wall is not on your land but whose soil does it retain and who caused it to be retained?
In my situation the wall is…

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Responsibility for retaining wall

As far as I know the wall position doesnt matter and ownership is determined by % of who created the most need.
Unless this is a secondary wall because additional landscape…

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Responsibility for retaining wall

So, you have 2 engineers reports indicating the wall is good till 2017 and 2018 therefor I would refuse to repair especially at a cost of 45k.
Her engineer says it's…

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Modern Roller Shutters

I never deal with salesmen who want both of us there because it is a tactic to close the sale, and they are going to put the pressure on.
With one…

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Responsibility for retaining wall

This is an SA site, but it might help.
http://www.lawhandbook.sa.gov.au/ch30s04.php
In my situation I would be house "B" and neighbour in question is house "A".
Quite straight forward except…

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Responsibility for retaining wall

Any chances of photos or drawings to help?
I'm in a very similar position regarding a wall that doesnt seem to be in the correct position.
Might actually start a thread on…

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Plastering advice

Repairing crack in ceiling and have backstrapped and intend to fill with base cote then paper tape and top coat.
Have limited experience of doing this and previously had difficulty with…

6 years6 yearsKempeKempe posted:
Anyone replaced an evap air cond?

Been in house for over 20 years and inherited a medium sized evap system with 5 outlets that worked beautifully for 18 years till old age took over and had…

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