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Temporary brace support

A contractor removed my columns for over 30 minutes leaving it sag. They came back and did these braces. This proper way to place and manner to place them? ...

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Installing Bathroom Vanity

I'm going to install a new bathroom vanity (between 2 walls) The opening is 59 3/4 ". Is it possible to install a 60" vanity in this opening?...

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Wall Under Second Story Deck

We are building a wall to enclose the area under a second story deck, there is a beam supporting the deck about 12' from the house, which is where the wall will be. We want to includ a window in the...

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Spray Insulation Around Electrical Outlets

Can I use spray foam around my electrical boxes instead of those plastic bag things you have to punch holes through for wires?...

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Install a switch to a "pull chain Light"

I want to install a switch to an existing "pull chain Light" but there is a single box already there operating a porch light. Can I disconnect the existing wires to install a double switch box? ...

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Kitchen counter question.

Can you put granite tiles over top laminate countertop? Instead of removing the existing countertop....

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Brand New Concrete Cracking

My new garage floor is cracking after 3 weeks. It gets worse every day. The contractor wants to add cuts, will this help the cracks from spreading? Water is now following the cracks, I live in snowy...

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Can Strata Council place a lien on my townhouse for work not completed under a r

Strata council contracted out a roofing project and hired a 'contractor' to oversee the work. Owners were not provided with a copy of the contract. I was informed by the Strata management that the con...

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HELP with prices per square foot for residential and commercial painting

We just started a new painting business and need some professional advice on cost per square foot painting both residential and commercial. Everywhere I search prices jump all over the place. We want to give ou...

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Cost of an addition in the GTA

I have had a design done for a small addition (11 feet by 14 feet) and the plans done and permit issued. Everywhere I read seemed to suggest a cost of about $200 a square foot. I got two quotes &#...

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