Hobbyists: Repair and Restoration Tips and Ideas

4 Most Likely Culprits Responsible for Furnace Failures

There are several reasons why your home’s furnace may need repair services. Here are some causes of problems that have a tendency to occur more often than others. Dirty filters As is the case with your car’s engine, a furnace will not run efficiently when its filters are dirty or clogged. A buildup of dust, […]

How to spot rising damp

A damp-proof course (DPC for short) protects most Australian homes from the threat of rising damp. However, rising damp — which occurs when moisture from the soil rises into a brick or masonry wall via capillary action — can still be a threat if the DPC is damaged or bypassed. Here are some of the […]

Upholstery Repairs | 4 Steps to Remove Cigarette Burns from Fabric Upholstery

Have you noticed a cigarette burn on your fabric upholstery? When a hot cigarette damages your precious upholstery, don’t panic! Upholstery repairs for cigarette burns are easier than you think. A few easy DIY steps will help you remove the cigarette burn stain from your fabric upholstery instantly. Cut the Edges of the Cigarette Burn […]

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Maintaining Your Bitumen Driveway

A bitumen driveway looks quite durable and tailored, but don’t let that fool you into allowing any issues yours is having get out of hand. Bitumen driveways are a cost-effective alternative to traditional concrete, without the drawbacks of gravel, but there are special concerns when it comes to general maintenance that you should be aware […]

Different Types of Stainless Steel Tubes

Stainless steel is a versatile material made from standard steel alloy and small quantities of chromium. The chromium improves corrosion and rust resistance which occurs due to the presence of iron in steel. In addition, stainless steel does not react with other metals, is oxidation resistant and requires minimal maintenance. You can incorporate the material […]

General Tips for Purchasing a Used Pontoon Boat

Pontoon boats are ideal vessels for recreational riding and even fishing. If you are thinking about buying one, you will have to decide between used and new boats. New pontoon vessels are advantageous because they are aesthetically-pleasing, have good warranties and are in excellent condition. On the other hand, used boats are cheaper, and you […]

Rotten Timber Window Frames: Four Common Problems and Their Easy Solutions

Timber windows add a beautiful sense of elegance to a home, but unfortunately, the timber can rot due to excessive moisture or weathering. There are several ways you can repair your timber windows. The best method typically depends on the extent of the rot. Here are four common problems and solutions: 1. The window frame […]