General In 2010, there were a great many mortar failures on roofs. The trend since has been to do away with mortar where possible, and dry fix has become increasingly common. Dry fix systems are designed to fix a variety of components to the roof without the use of mortar. Dry fix is more expensive … Read moreWhat Are Roof Dry Fix Systems?
As a homeowner, there are always a stack of jobs that need to be done around the house from upgrading the electrics through to checking the plumbing and while some jobs can be done without any expert help; others are best left to a professional. When checking a home over for health problems, there are … Read moreHouse Health Check: What to Look out For
The mining industry is a significant contributor to Australia’s overall economy. It’s a sector that employs thousands of the country’s citizens, not to mention the amount of travellers it draws in who are looking for a way to make a decent salary as well as spend a year in this magnificent country. Australia is famous … Read moreThe Ideal Arsenal of Mining Tools
Replace an Electrical Outlet Replacing a receptacle is a great introduction to some of the basics of wiring. It also gives you a chance to update the receptacle with a new color. White and ivory are standard, but black is handy if you have a dark wall and prefer an unobtrusive plug. One warning: Never … Read moreReplace an Electrical Outlet
How to Install a Ceiling Light Replacing a light fixture is one of the most satisfying electrical upgrades, a great way to quickly transform a room. Choose a fixture suitable for the amount of light you need. Never boost the illumination by installing bulbs of a greater wattage than the fixture is rated for. As … Read moreHow to Install a Ceiling Light?
Sink Faucet Repair. A leaky sink faucet is more than a minor irritation. Even a slow drip can waste hundreds of gallons of water a year, a real energy waster on a hot water faucet. Leaks can also stain sinks. And with time, the leak will only get worse. The compression faucet as shown in … Read moreSink Faucet Repair
Basic options for light fixtures include ceiling fixtures and wall fixtures (or sconces). A fixture may have a screw base for a standard incandescent light-bulb socket or a pin base for a compact fluorescent bulb. To replace a fixture, shut off the power and verify by testing that it’s off. Remove the old fixture. Take … Read moreInstalling Light Fixture – How to Replace It
Do you want to know how to make light switch wiring? Or you just want to replace the old one? There are a number of reasons you might need to replace a switch. The switch might be broken, the light may not come on reliably because the switch is failing or has a loose connection, … Read moreLight Switch Wiring – How to Replace It
Overview: Wiring an Outlet Outlets and switches are the electrical devices that get the most use in the house, and they do wear out. You’ll know a receptacle needs replacing if it’s cracked, or if the plug isn’t held tightly in the receptacle. Wiring an outlet, a new one, is important for your own safety. Over … Read moreWiring an Outlet – How to Replace It
Repairing Slates To repair slate roof it is first necessary to remove the nails with a slate ripper. The nails may be forced out upwards by positioning the ripper in front of the nail, downwards by positioning behind the nails or by using a combination of the two. I have marked the nail positions and the … Read moreSlate Roof Repair – Repairing Slates