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I have an Applico Waste Disposer model 400
Thats has stopped working.Its 3 years old.Sounds like the motor is still working but from what I can see I think thecutting/munching plate may have separated from the driveshaft(!) as it appears to be loose and doesnt turn when motor is running.Not sure i...
3 Mar 23, 2015, 10:47 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...
7 Mar 17, 2015, 3:38 pm
How to get a stainless steel bench top shiny?
I have a stainless steel bench top. Its really old and looks dull no matter how hard I clean it.I've tried lots of Jiff and a pot scrub,with lots of elbow grease, and they helps a little, but I'd love to get it looking really shiny. Is this even p...
35 Feb 24, 2015, 3:54 am
H J Cooper mains pressure thermostat
We have a H J Cooper mains pressure hot water cylinder MPE180 and have had it for about 3 years now. Last week we ended up with no hot water and the problem ended up being the thermostat. which was not covered by the warranty. I ended up having to go to t...
14 Feb 19, 2015, 8:00 pm
Frangipani question
I have a small frangipani which has grown many leaves on this year. Its only a 1 1/2yrs old.My question is if the flowers grow on the branches how do the branches form! Mine has one main "trunk" with all the leaves coming out of the top of the t...
11 Feb 6, 2015, 10:06 pm
GIB Aqualine vs BPB ProRoc Aquastop
Is there any significant difference between GIB Aqualine and BPB ProRoc Aquastop! I have been trying to find comparisons between the two but have had no luck. Also, are they similarly priced! I would like to know as my builder has listed GIB on his quote ...
15 Nov 26, 2014, 3:09 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...
27 Nov 18, 2014, 3:52 pm
Luxalon
Hi guys, I'm wondering if anyone knows where i might be able to get some terracotta colored luxalon roofing sheets! i have a few small holes so need to replace the whole section. i realize the machine that made it is no longer in NZ but am wondering i...
2 Nov 9, 2014, 2:13 pm
What is this plant/weed?
Have just moved into a new property and have this plant/weed popping up in all the gardens. Can anyone please tell me what it is as I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to gardening. http://images.trademe.co.nz/photoserver/full/247064536.jpg Thanks Mrs...
17 Oct 19, 2014, 9:25 am
BIRD BATHS
I would love to get my hands on a birdbath that is surplus to needs but havent found one so does anyone have any advice on making my own!wat materials to use etc.i love the birds in my garden.
14 Oct 19, 2014, 9:18 am
Parsnips
Planted a row of parsnips in Oct, none came up. Found a packet of out of date seeds the packet had been opened, looked about 3 years old, BLOW me down planted them and now have a full row of great looking plants.No telling with those things for sure.
27 Oct 14, 2014, 5:13 pm
Bugs!
Not sure which thread to ask in, but does anyone know what type of bug would crawl across carpet that leaves silver trail like a snail trail! the carpet is new and charcoal color so easy to see, moved in yesterday and when I got up there is a silver trail...
6 Oct 14, 2014, 5:11 pm
Kitchen sink
Who would I get to fix this! It has come away from the bench and broken the waste pipe. Thanks
11 Oct 14, 2014, 4:53 pm
Where can you buy tiger lilies?
I cant seem to find these anywhere!
7 Oct 14, 2014, 4:46 pm
Electrical Q re Earthing.
I have a lot of radio gear that is all 2 wire, no earth connection, other than the extensive and totally separate earthing system that is for the radio gear. Should I bond this to the mains earth peg, which is just a single stake.Or should I really use a ...
14 Oct 14, 2014, 4:35 pm
Concrete
Would anyone know the cube of a bag of pre mixed concrete! (i.e. in litres, cc or fraction of a cubic meter). Thanks.
7 Oct 14, 2014, 4:34 pm
Stain for wood made from natural things
Hi I am trying to stain some pine to a darker colour, someone said tea ok tried it but not dark enough fact even 100 coats I don't think would do it.but then no one actually said how many tea bags to how much water or should I be using tea leaf I did ...
11 Oct 14, 2014, 4:32 pm
Tomatoes not turning red?
Hi all, i have planted a tomatoe plant(s) for the first time and it is huge, it has lots of massive tomatoes, but they have'nt turned red! Is there something wrong! I fertilise them once a week and water every night. . The fruit have been there for ab...
16 Oct 14, 2014, 4:32 pm
Gorilla Glue Gun cleaner .HELP
Does anyone have a clever idea on how to get the hard NAILPOWER glue out of my Gorilla Glue gun. Have tried Acetone and a few other thinners but it doesn't seem to do anything.
9 Oct 14, 2014, 4:28 pm
Weird flowering plant.
Have had these plants for YEARS.but all of a sudden this one has started sprouting a rather stranger.flower! Is anyone on here familiar with this plant! http://www.freeimagehosting.net/juaw9
12 Oct 14, 2014, 4:22 pm
What bird make this type of call?
Just like the sound of a bell, pealed once. The call is made 5-10 seconds apart. I heard this sound alot while at Healsville Bird Scantuary, the air was full of the sounds, but I never identified the bird. I dont think it the Bellbird, from the short clip...
6 Oct 14, 2014, 4:20 pm
Fridge/freezer Probs
Hello, have a Boche fridge - has freezer on top. the top two tiers seem to have lost it's 'freezing' capabilities! anyone have any idea why this would happen. It's not stuffed with food - any ideas who much it would cost for a repair perso...
29 Oct 14, 2014, 4:17 pm
Manure for acid loving trees
hi fellow gardeners, Im after a manure that i can use around acid loving plants , any ideas
14 Oct 14, 2014, 4:11 pm
Glue for mending shoes?
Sick of spending a fortune getting soles stuck back on shoes could someone suggest a glue i could buy to do the job thanks
13 Oct 14, 2014, 4:08 pm
Repotting a gardenia plant , do any nurseries
Do this in christchurch please! It's really struggling and would love to see itrepotted properlyTia
4 Oct 14, 2014, 4:06 pm

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