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Hiring Drywallers

Hello, I am running a preemployment carpentry course. Most of the students have 4 years of experience painting, drywalling etc. I would like to have an employer come out and speak to my students. T...

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Legal Side Entrance

Hi all hardworking crew, I need a information regarding legal side entrance to basement. So the customer wants to add a side entrace to the basement at that location where there is already a stair go...

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Best barrier to restrict weeds/sapling growth under a deck?

This spring I will be taking up my deck boards so that I can re-lay landscape fabric under the deck. Saplings from a near-bye tree are growing up between the boards and I have been cutting them proud to the dec...

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How to remove cooktop from granite counter?

I have two burner cooktop that is inside the countertop cut-out. I need to replace one of the burner heating elements. However, the glass of cooktop is firmly glued to the granite with some silicone glue. T...

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Minimum required height between dwelling space floor and attached garage floor?

I am designing a barrier free home with an attached garage. What is the minimum required height differential between the dwelling space floor and the attached garage floor? Do you know where this height is ...

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Do I need a permit to repair my porch?

Do I need a permit to repair my porch but keep the original roof in Toronto? Keep the same size as the original but would like to cover it....

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post February 6, 2024
Gas range clearance from a Window.

The Ontario code is unclear about clearance for a freestanding gas range under a window. It isnt a cooktop. the vertical/combustible material clearance of 750mm (30") is clear. What is the re...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post February 4, 2024
Basement walls insulation

I finish my basement and I already have R12 on all walls from top to bottom from the builder in year 2010. I want to add R12 between the framing studs to get warmer basement. Can I do it and I'm not going ...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post February 1, 2024
Commercial steel framing, drywall and tape. Labour only price in SW Ontario

Hello, I've recently been asked to price a commercial job in SW Ontario but am kind of racking my brain as I have typically either done residential subbed or hourly in the commercial setting. I wou...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post January 31, 2024
Ceiling Beam Post Removal

Looking for a price range for removing a post that supports an exposed ceiling beam in a 1060 Keith built home. There is no second floor above this beam, only roof. I’m guessing beam will need to be widened...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post January 25, 2024
Paint Colors Suggestions

Need suggestions for paint colors for bathroom vanity and walls. Keeping the floors for now....

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Basement Drywall?

I had a pipe burst in my basement. I have pulled off the drywall from the studs and removed the insulation. I can see that there is what appears to be a piece of drywall glued to the concrete wall. Any idea of ...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post January 17, 2024
Possible leak- House looks wet on the outside during cold weather

My house looks wet on the outside that shows up in cold weather, is this just due to the snow on windows or a leak on the actual inside? The stains don’t look like snow dripping and look possible intern...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post January 17, 2024
Which is the better option when replacing an expansion tank?

Which is the better option when replacing an expansion tank? Another newer model expansion tank OR the SharkBite Thermal Expansion Relief Valve option?...

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Finishing basement with half insulated wall

Looking to finish the basement on the budget. Builder insulated only half of the wall with a vapor barrier, insulation is R12. Can I install insulation underneath and put framing on top? It's a d...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post January 11, 2024
Backsplash Installation Quote

I would like to inquire about the cost of installing a backsplash. We’re looking at the glazed wall tiles 3"x12" or 4"x12" (self supplied). The backsplash size is 16’x20" + 3’-...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post January 11, 2024
I'd like to get an Electrician C license in Quebec

I'd like to get an Electrician C license in Quebec. I’m currently working as a Marine Electrician at CSL group and I have a job offer in shore but they told me that I need to get C license and I’m holding M...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post January 3, 2024
Hardwood Refinishing

I am looking to update my main floor and am considering refinishing the hardwood as opposed to replacing it, how long does the process take and what’s the price range? I have ~676 sqft needing to be don...

Number of Responses 6 Date of Last Post January 6, 2024
Finishing basement- What level of insulation does the shared wall require to make this space livable and avoid moisture and mold?

We are about to finish a basement in an old attached single-family house. What level of insulation does the shared wall require to make this space livable and avoid moisture and mold? What would you recomme...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post January 3, 2024
Electrical Panel Lock

Are you allowed to place a lock on an electrical breaker box in Nova Scotia? Looking to keep my children out of one that is in a bedroom....

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post December 18, 2023
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