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Dec
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revised What are some of your previous owner nightmares you have inherited?
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Nov
22
comment How long should I wait before plugging in a new refrigerator?
I too was told that it hasn't been a problem for a decade or two - so I guess the best answer is check the manual, and if it doesn't say to wait, don't bother
Nov
18
comment With a shower, should the edge where the wall meets the floor be caulked, or is grout okay?
Your biggest problem will probably be mould, so silicone is better than grout. There is a new white silicone sealant (in Australia, but probably available elsewhere) which sets fast and is mould resistant for 5 years.
Nov
2
comment How can I seal the grout on kitchen wall tiles to give lasting stain and mold protection?
That sounds much more reasonable.
Oct
19
answered Is there a trick to applying caulk using a caulk-gun?
Oct
19
comment What kitchen counter material would you recommend and why?
+1 much cheaper. It was a couple of hundred for the whole kitchen as opposed to thousands of dollars. Where we live, we can get engineered stone put on top later, too, if we like. No brainer.
Oct
12
comment Questions concerning dual flush converters
All new toilets in Australia have had them for 15 years or so now. There are reports of not-super-impressive results with converting very old toilets, but the concept is well proven.
Oct
5
comment What is the easiest method to fish cable through the ceiling?
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Sep
29
comment I added insulation to my attic rafters, but should I have left room for airflow?
In Australia, we always insulate the "floor" of the attic and usually have the roof adequately ventilated to prevent moisture buildup (and heat buildup in summer).
Sep
25
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Sep
24
answered What are some of your previous owner nightmares you have inherited?
Aug
19
comment What material should I use for a custom, do-it-yourself desk for my home office?
Go with something from the Ikea benchtop range (try their kitchen benchtops). Very Cheap, dead easy, and a much better result than doing it yourself.
Aug
19
revised How do I cover old baseboard (skirting)?
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Aug
19
comment What are the red streaks in my toilet occasionally?
My Dr solved this one for me, he just told me to stop eating so much broken glass.
Aug
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Aug
11
comment How can I seal the grout on kitchen wall tiles to give lasting stain and mold protection?
But, as I said, why does it have to be re-done every year? Surely there's a better alternative - or are people just exaggerating?
Aug
11
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Aug
11
revised What is the best way to demolish a little brick wall?
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Aug
9
answered What is the best way to demolish a little brick wall?
Aug
4
comment How should I prepare doors and windows for painting?
Outside or inside? Is there are paint or enamel or anything on the wood already?