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1250
Finding My Feet
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My front door does not fit tight to the frame therefore allowing a draught to come into the house. The space is around the entire door including the b ...

nerea
Cultivating a Following
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Hey guys. I'm painting my house and need advice with which filler to use to fill small cracks and big holes in the walls. I need something easy to us ...

Gofinn
Getting Established
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A few days ago a stain has appeaed in our dinning room It has an unusual shape and colour. White ceiling, stain is darker than photos show. It has not ...

Josef
Just Starting Out
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My 22 year old townhouse in Melbourne has rendered blueboard cladding on the upper storey. Every joint between two sheets has cracked render. It has ...

char81
Just Starting Out
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    Hi! what is the best way to seal holes in this metal deck roof? Pic of whole roof included for context  

Honest52
Cultivating a Following
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The external brick wall and chimney are falling and crack after 150 years. How can I put a sealant on the external wall or chimney within a tight budg ...

KarenMM
Just Starting Out
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A couple of window sills in my home are very weathered from sun damage and in a bad state with cracks in the wood. The sills are not rotten (yet) and ...

lily4
Just Starting Out
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The previous owners of the house had installed a wardrobe in this room and had made holes in the tile floor to place wooden supporting beams. I’ve tak ...

JoeAzza
Kind of a Big Deal
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Just upgraded a standard sliding door lock to a deadlock one. The original holes on the were too far away to allow latching securely, I had to elongat ...

Coolaholigah
Cultivating a Following
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For various reasons I needed to open a ceiling access cover which had not been opened in living memory. It was very stuck and I couldn’t figure out ho ...

Coolaholigah
Cultivating a Following
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Sorry this is a second access door in the same ceiling. It has been substantially water damaged unfortunately but I hope I have addressed the leak. th ...

Moderator Walter
Moderator
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Hey Workshoppers, One of my senior friends called me over on this. They have a brick house, well above the soil, sloped land (not a steep slope). ...

elbow
Getting Established
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Hey Guys & Girls I need to build my sills and architraves for my new double-glazed windows but i need to cut the surrounding concrete lower as per t ...

Paul_H
Just Starting Out
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I made these trays from some old wood which had grub damage. Should I treat the wood for borer before finishing?

Newyork77
Just Starting Out
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So I have two issues I have a metal door frame which the screws / maybe rivets have broken off and I need to refix the hinge. And secondly the leading ...

zoov
Finding My Feet
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Hi, I'm looking at installing check valve after the water main (this is to reduce our prevent from pipe knocking) - Can any one let me know what is t ...

LucyLawless
Just Starting Out
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Hi All grateful for you advice about what material I should use to repair this whole in the wall. Not sure what the wall is made out of and whether ...

ironbark
Building a Reputation
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Hi, I have a large shed with is out of the weather and has J.Hardie Linea weatherboards, which look great. There are some gaps between some of the bo ...

samuelvk
Growing in Experience
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Recently I moved to a 30 year old house and found within few months there are small brown nests in the brick mortar and few small round holes in few p ...

colinweiren
Getting Established
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Hi guys Just wondering how to remove patina rust from copper / brass door handles without removing them? ( please see the attached photos) Also wh ...

fan
Just Starting Out
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how to test asbestos in my house

Jules2023
Getting Established
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      About 6 weeks ago I was window cleaning and noticed some soft spots in my coated aluminium window frames, which appeared to be crumbling and ...

fraser
Finding My Feet
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     Happy Easter. Trying to undo fly screens and it looks like it’s secured with spring loaded pins. Can’t undo with pliers - have tried twisting a ...

heins1
Just Starting Out
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Hi Guys Im in need of advice of how to best to repair this piece of the door which has fallen off. I have tried to use super glue to reattach it an ...