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20 h20 hvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Re-routing hot water copper pipe

We have a hot water copper pipe that runs from our hot water unit on one side of our house under a concrete slab to our bathroom and laundry...old house…

3 months3 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Ripple iron fence capping

We have a Victorian style ripple iron fence out the front that has some moulded timber capping. Probably 15+ years old and has cracked and splintered in parts...not really fixable…

8 months8 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Glass Bricks and DIY

Nobody?

9 months9 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Glass Bricks and DIY

We've got a glass brick wall in our bathroom...the other side of the wall is external. Was installed about 15 years ago...8 blocks across and 9 high.
A decent number of…

Glass Bricks and DIY
9 months9 monthsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Front Gate handle keeps coming off

I have a timber front gate with a Victorian brass handle...that's just screwed into the wood. About 6 months ago, a meter reader ripped the handle off the gate after…

1 year1 yearvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Feeding young roses

This forum has really dropped off in terms of engagement!

1 year1 yearvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Feeding young roses

I planted a couple of standard hybrid tea roses about 6 weeks ago...they're a reasonable height - probably 3 feet tall. They flowered nicely and once done, I dead headed…

2 years2 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Roller Door motor stopped working

Our roller door motor, which is about 20 years old, has thrown a final hissy fit. It's an external boundary fence unit so is quite exposed. The motor part and…

2 years2 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Peeling paint repair

I have an old Victorian home with solid brick walls and solid plaster. Had some water damage a while ago and some of the paint has bubbled and peeled off.…

3 years3 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz 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 years3 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz 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 years3 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz 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 years3 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Leaking toilet

Thanks for that. Will see what I can do.

3 years3 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz 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…

3 years3 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz 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…

3 years3 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz 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…

3 years3 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz 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,…

3 years3 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
Emerald kikuyu

Anyone?

3 years3 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz 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…

4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz 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…

4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz 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…

4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz 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…

4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz 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…

4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz posted:
DIY Tuckpointing

I guess not! :lol:

4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz 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…

4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz 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?

4 years4 yearsvgolfozvgolfoz 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…

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