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Small Walnuts
Advice please. My walnut tree is producing very small walnuts this year! It has been well watered from way back etc, and was wondering with the extreme frost or two we had here in Canterbury last winter, got down to minus ten to fifteen at one part and st...
28 Sep 23, 2014, 4:34 am
Previously stained cedar weatherboards
Hi - house we have purchased has cedar weatherboards with a blue stain. Can we apply a new stain straight over the top (wanting to go to a darker charcoal colour) or do we need to sand back/remove the old stain!
24 Sep 9, 2014, 2:32 pm
Cleaning Washing Machine
So just brought a 6 year old washing machine and decided to give it a clean (bit of a clean freak i guess.). Unscrewed and took out the agitator and gave it a good scrub. Went from slightly brown back to white! Also popped the lid off and cleaned all the ...
14 Aug 1, 2014, 3:39 pm
Oily substance coming up through carpet?
People over in general thought I should ask here too.Several areas of our hallway have a light stain which is ever so slowly spreading. It's not wet to touch but feels oily on hand. Smells funny but not awful. One mark is outside sons room(opposite to...
7 Jul 6, 2014, 6:33 am
New fire wont turn down
We have a brand new Woodsman log burner that doesnt turn down due it complying with the Clean Air rules. I get that its like that for a reason, but I think this fire goes too far.The lever to adjust the vent will only slide to half way closed and even at ...
22 Jun 14, 2014, 11:22 pm
Shower dome or not?
So what are your thoughts on these domes. Do they work, we are putting in a new shower in our en suite. Your thoughts please.
61 Jun 5, 2014, 8:29 pm
Kalessi Bathrooms
Interested in anyone else had issues with these guys - esp Chch please.Looks like we are off to court. I'm hearing some concerning issues about them and wondering if others in a similar position to us. Won't refund for a cracked shower tray, wall ...
2 Apr 26, 2014, 10:40 am
Mercury bay (dichondra)
there was a powder called dricondra cleanwhich is no longer available from burnets horticulture the person who made the powder has die. is there any other system avaiable that does the same thing to control weeds thanking you for any imformation
6 Apr 14, 2014, 1:02 pm
Interior paint colours
I too, have tried countless test pots. I am looking for a warm midto mid dark tone grey/green or grey blue to paint on a large feature wall in a country home. In Taupo, The lighthere is difficult as it tends to grey off most colours. I normally don't ...
18 Mar 24, 2014, 11:28 pm
Best brands of paint, what do you prefer
Best value for money! We did a bit of painting over the last week, used up 2 part paint pails - diff brands, painting2 bedrooms. I was amazed at the diff not in the quality as such but the coverage/how far the paint went was vastly differant.Both were goo...
26 Mar 24, 2014, 11:24 pm
Self adhesive vinyl tiles ?
The Chinese ones in Bunnings black and white marble. Are they any good ! We have just removed the log burner concrete / pebble hearth and a 1200 x 2400 fibrolite / pebble back board, and are considering the stick on tile approach. The floor is chip board,...
9 Mar 15, 2014, 9:39 pm
Chemical smell in furniture
I purchased a tall boy about 12 mths ago and it had that horrid new smell.well it has got worse. It is the coated chip board stuff and I am wondering if it is the glue theyhave used. I had clothes stored in it.all biffed now cause of the smell. I have put...
11 Mar 5, 2014, 7:19 pm
Water blasters.
so we are on the hunt for a decent water blaster for cleaning the tractor and vehicles and also the woolshed floor. and maybe the concrete around the house and most likely everything else that needs water blasting, what are your suggestions!
17 Mar 3, 2014, 10:55 am
Flat pack kitchens.
Hi, we are in the process of replacing our old kitchen, with a flat pack, from Mitre10. Which is the best quality/price company to go with! We live in invercargill, and the the only other company is Placemakers. Thanks for any help, or suggestions. Dennis...
19 Mar 2, 2014, 11:38 am
Old coal range
Do they work well.!If you have one what do you burn in it!.Is coal still available!.What are they like to cook in!
53 Jan 8, 2014, 3:17 pm
Anyone built a shed lately?
I want and idea of cost for this Hubby will do the floor,will just get them to put the shell up.Thanks
8 Dec 31, 2013, 3:16 pm
Planting Hebe Emerald Green
I bought two Emerald Green Hebes early last year from Mitre 10 and I planed it in a wonderful planter box just bought for it with compost and potting mix in it.After a few months,it seems like the hebes are slowly dying.There is more dried leaves than gre...
5 Dec 17, 2013, 6:22 pm
Archgola. Has anyone got a archgola we are looking at one that 62x32m im just wonder what the cost would be thanks
has anyone got a archgola!. we are looking at one that 6.2X3.2m, im just wonder what the cost would be. thanks
10 Dec 3, 2013, 7:37 pm
Atlantis shower with sliding door ?
If you have installed an Atlantis shower with a sliding door, how well has it worked! Does the door still glide easily! Any problems with cleaning, leaks, or anything else we should know about before putting one into a new bathroom! Thanks in advance.
4 Nov 19, 2013, 9:09 am
Free grazing in Lincoln CHch- help please
i have 8 acres and need some one to bring in stock to clean up property for me. Any help would be appreciated . We live 3-4 minutes past Lincoln township cheers
9 Nov 10, 2013, 9:27 am
Blackboy peach 'seeds'
Last year I started a thread about growing blackboy peaches from their stones.I had great success (10 trees from 12 seeds). Several people expressed interest in getting some seeds to try for themselves. I've got more seeds here now, does anyone want s...
5 Sep 18, 2013, 5:57 pm
To fill concrete cuts .
Have had our concrete cut in paving squares, 10ml x 10-15 ml deep cuts and would like to fill them, can anybody recomend a could product please!
10 Sep 13, 2013, 3:12 am
Griselinia - Kapuka Hedge dying
We have had this long hedge in about 2-3 years. It has grown really well. Was well fertilised with slow release osmacote when we planted it, and has since had quite a few rounds of "worm tea". We lost a few random trees about a year ago and repl...
8 Aug 12, 2013, 5:45 pm
What's the best support for standard roses?
I have a row of iceberg standard roses, first year in and they look absolutely gorgeous and heavy with flowers. Lately we have had a bit of wind and I've just noticed that the wooden stakes I've put in to support them have all snapped at the base....
12 Aug 9, 2013, 7:23 pm
Building a bbq. do I use fire-bricks?
Am building a small outdoor bbq - very simple - brick surround, cast-iron plate on top.Do I have to use firebricks or can any old bricks do!e.g. external house bricks! thanks.
12 Aug 5, 2013, 12:45 am

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