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Jet Pump

Hello bonjour! HELP! I just installed a jet pump with a presser tank, there's a 200 feet long 1 1/4" flexible pipe with 21 feet of elevation connected to a shallow weel. Because there...

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Do I need a contractors license to build waterslides in Canada?

Hi There, I am looking at starting my own waterslide installation company. My question is do I need a contractors license to be able to build in Canada? I am hoping to bid on jobs all over the countr...

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What other contractors do I need to add an addition to the back of my house (a semi detached)?

I would like to know which contractors do I have to get? I only have the architect who will do the drawings and submit for permits. What other contractors do I need? Foundation, Framing, Roo...

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Basement framing: gap or no gap between rigid foam board and framing?

My basement framing plan involves gluing 2" rigid foam board against the outside concrete basement walls, building a 2x4 stud wall, batt insulation between the studs, and a 6mm vapour barrier ov...

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Scammed by Plumber on Demand

Has anyone worked with Plumbers on Demand. We got scammed by this company and looking to speak with individual who went through similar experience....

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Kitchen Electrical for Future Reno

We are planning a kitchen reno in the near future. However, we want to fix (replace) one GFCI plug that was already replaced about 1 year ago, which recently blew. We would like to add up to 3 N...

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Door Question

I installed brand new doors with frame. Why do they slam shut with very little force. Its like if a window is open. How do I fix this. Its very startling every single day. ...

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Drywall Moisture Issue around baseboard

We noticed some moisture on a wall this past winter and I finally got around to having a look at the drywall behind the baseboard. I pulled off the baseboard found a mess. I peeled the plastic back behind t...

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Unfinished Damaged and Defective Work

My rogue contractor was paid to do a fairly large sized project and paid way more than what was agreed on the contract through change orders. Then he left us with unfinished/defective/damaged work to th...

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Bathroom Fan Exhaust Location

Folks, I am installing a basement bathroom and need to install the exhaust fan. I can only vent out through the wall. Where it will exit is close to both an inoperable window, and the fresh air and comb...

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Going rate for drywall installer and finisher in Vancouver?

Hello, Wondering how much I can expect to pay on a job that requires 4 sheets of 1/2" std drywall (in 2 different rooms) and a few holes patched in 2 other rooms. I don't have a tr...

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Can Doorway be removed without Affecting Structure?

I have a pantry door frame that runs under a load bearing beam. I want to know if it can be removed without affecting structure. Pictures attached. ...

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Garage Conversion

I have a garage that I'm looking to convert to a living quarters. There is a 10' by 10' overhead door that I'd like to remove and replace with a framed 2" by 6" x 10' wall complete w...

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Island Range Hood Ducting System

Hi, I plan to install island range hood for my kitchen. Not sure what is the best way to duct out. Is ducting to the roof is the only way? I am choosing most likely cosmo 36", shall I choose ...

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Distance from meter to panel, conduit ran outside the house

What is the maximum distance allowed between the meter and the breaker panel when the conduit is run outside the house? This is a 2 unit residential dwelling with a 200 amp service. The residence is compos...

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Clay around concrete base for cottage on pillars

I installed a 3.5 foot deep concrete base to bedrock in clay soil to replace one heaving concrete pillar under my cottage. The concrete base is 30 inches square and has some rebar in it. I used the original cla...

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How much to install interlock pavers?

Walkway interlock 5 feet wide, 40 feet long and 1500 square feet in the backyard. ...

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Finish Carpentry Prices

Hey guys, I'm an Australian finish carpenter that moved to BC and am in the process of starting my own business. Is anyone able to give me some rough prcing on hollow/ solid core door instal...

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HOW TO GET RID OF A COLD ROOM & TURN INTO A FINISHED SPACE?

My parents bought a home (that was built in 2004) that has a finished basement…but two unfinished cold rooms that we want to get rid of and turn into finished spaces. We know that this is a tricky th...

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Addition ballpark?

Looking at a place for sale in the country in the London Ontario area. It’s a small 1.5 story farmhouse. Would be looking to add ground floor master suite and great room complete with basement (say 800sq ft...

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