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Joined 7 October 2016
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3 months3 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
How to patch/repair hole in concrete porch

The front porch of my old Victorian house has some issues...it's concrete that's just painted with paving paint. Some of the concrete (or mortar?) has broken away and it looks…

3 months3 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Leaking toilet

Not sure of the specifics. Just took the old valve off and took it to Reece...and they showed me a replacement. $3.50 and was near closing time...fingers crossed it all…

3 months3 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Leaking toilet

Edit...just went down to Reece and got a new valve seal. Replaced it and seems to have donr the trick for the most part. Tiny trickle now...the bloke at Reece…

3 months3 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Leaking toilet

Thanks for that. Will see what I can do.

3 months3 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Leaking toilet

Have been away so haven't really bothered looking at getting this fixed just yet. I think I'll remove all the water and try to check the valves.
The problem really…

4 months4 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Leaking toilet

Thanks for that. It's really weird because if you tap the flush button a few times, the leak into the bowl stops most of the time. Probably time to call…

4 months4 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Leaking toilet

Sorry...just noticed the reply!
I'll need to check how to adjust the float height...but the water leaks into the bowl as soon as I flush...so when the tank is more or…

5 months5 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Leaking toilet

My toilet's been leaking into the bowl for a few weeks now. So when you flush, water continues to flow into the bowl at varying flow...sometimes quite a big flow,…

7 months7 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Emerald kikuyu

Anyone?

7 months7 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Emerald kikuyu

Thought I'd revive an old thread rather than create a new one.
My front nature Kikuyu nature strip was decimated by some NBN donkeys at the start of winter. The worst…

9 months9 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Old Brivis ducted heater seems dead...advice needed.

Well I'm probably posting to nobody...but in case anyone is interested...
I got a bloke out today...ex Brivis tech. Had a bit of a play around...found that some of the shale…

9 months9 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Old Brivis ducted heater seems dead...advice needed.

We've got an old Brivis ducted heating unit outside. Has had a couple of issues recently...last year I had to replace the thermocouple as the pilot kept going out. It…

11 months11 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Arlec 2000W Wall Mount Ceramic Heater for a Bathroom?

We needed a new heater for a smallish bathroom at home...would have picked up one of the small bar heaters but they were all out of stock. So got one…

1 year1 yearvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
DIY Tuckpointing

Probably right! I was thinking of trying on a small patch of bricks around the side of the house and seeing how that goes. Will probably give me a reality…

1 year1 yearvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
DIY Tuckpointing

I guess not! :lol:

1 year1 yearvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
DIY Tuckpointing

I have an old Victorian era single fronted Hawthorn brick home. Out the front, the bricks are in pretty ordinary condition. I think a couple of owners before us must…

1 year1 yearvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Repairing small holes and cracks in concrete patio

Thanks. So not the small bags of mortar mix you get at Bunnings? Needs to be sand and cement mix instead? What is the difference?

1 year1 yearvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Repairing small holes and cracks in concrete patio

The front of our old Victoria era home has a concrete patio out the front. There are now a few chips, small holes and cracks in it...looks like over the…

3 years3 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
When to prune an English Box Hedge

I remember hearing from someone re pruning an English Box hedge that you should prune a bit and prune often. Just wondering if this is still the case?
For a hedge…

4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Trailing/Cascading plant

Thanks. Cousin It! I love it.

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4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Best time to plant trees - Melbourne

My trees are looking really healthy...APART from one!
All have really nice healthy new bright green growth except for one. Is this cause for concern? They have been in for about…

4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Trailing/Cascading plant

Thanks!

4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Trailing/Cascading plant

Just walked past a nice cascading plant and found out it is Aptenia. It looked like it was in a very sunny spot...would something like that be OK in a…

4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Trailing/Cascading plant

Thanks again. My only query with the Jasmine is that I have a wall of it directly to the left of the canopy of the roller door...so may look a…

4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Trailing/Cascading plant

Thanks. Yes, I already have a watering system rigged up. Not on timer, but that's a good idea. I'm thinking plastic window planters...may dry out slower??
Does the 'Flat Mat'…

4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Patio Design Help

Just my 2 cents...but first thing I'd do is get a high pressure hose to those bricks and see what they're like underneath. You'll be surprised at the difference just…

4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Trailing/Cascading plant

No probs. Here's the yard. So in the pic, I am facing directly west, so the area does get pretty hot sun.
The canopy on my roller door had pots that…

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