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Finishing up a kitchen renovation

I have a 'mostly' renovated kitchen.. few last bits of work to be done are - install over the stove microwave/fan, install dishwasher, replace ceiling fan with new one(already purchased...

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Basement Bathroom Cost

I have lined up a bathroom installer but feel they are not giving me enough information. They did not suggest getting a permit. They gave me an estimate that did not itemize cost of work and were eager to ge...

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Roughed in Plumbing No Permit

A former owner roughed in plumbing for a basement bathroom - no permit. Will a camera inspection determine if the floor drain has been put in with correct slope and configuration? Thanks, Diane...

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Appropriate Discount?

I hired a cabinet contractor to do kitchen, bath and utility room cabinets for my home. I was told the job would take around 4 weeks to complete, maybe a little longer. Everything that could go wrong di...

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Raising Basement Floor Drain to new floor level.

Hi, I'm about to flatten my basement floor which has a significant slope at the drain. I will be keeping the drain but need to raise it about 2 1/2" inches to meet the new level. However upon...

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What the best way from preventing ice build-up in the interior of windows?

Most of the windows in my house have the build-up of ice, it is frustrating and could become very costly to replace....

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Complete roof replacement or Demolish?

Wondering what it should cost ballpark to replace the roof completely down to the framing on my garage extension. It is 27 x 20 ' and very low pitch. I will attach a picture. Or would it be cheaper to demol...

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Cost to replace a standard bathtub with direct to stud surround

Wondering what it should cost to have my tub replaced with a new tub and direct to stud surround and cap. I was quoted 5700 tax in with removal of old tub and surround and drywall behind it. It seems high to me...

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Replace door with a window

Wondering what it would cost to replace an exterior door with a window, including exterior flashing....

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Cost of commercial floor coverings

I have a 1000sqf commercial space that needs flooring and I'm trying to decide to go with either carpet tiles or VCT. The area is square, and floor is smooth concrete. I'm considering going with eit...

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Doorways at the top or bottom of stairs?

I live in Alberta. What is the code for having a passage door at the top or bottom of stairs? I have a bi-level house with a suite in the basement and I want to put in a privacy door to separate the two. Th...

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Building codes in Manitoba

How wide do basement stairs have to be in Manitoba?...

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4th Entrance Door Conversion into Window

Dear Experts, I purchased a two story brick home in Whitby Town which has 4 exists at ground/main level to outside. This includes, main entrance, Patio Door exit to the back, and two sepa...

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Question about the contractor/client relationship.

If I purchase windows on my own, should the GC still charge me their overhead and profit for that purchase?...

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Water Pump for Home has been running over

my water pump has been running over 7 hours -i have tried ever breaker ,tried the shut off valve...nothing is shutting it off.....please help me---tyvm...

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Shiplap in bedroom

We are gutting and renovating our cottage. I was wondering how many walls and which walls to put shiplap on in a bedroom. The shiplap will be white that has been slightly antiqued. The walls that we do not put ...

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I have a bulge near the back corner in bathroom

I have a bulge due to a vent pipe in the wall at the back corner of the bathroom. Trying to install a marble vanity top and the front edge near the door is 3/8 inches from the wall and only a couple of inch...

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What price to install 50 sq. ft of backsplash subway tile?

New counters have been put in place, just need the subway tiles installed. White tiles with a grey grout. ...

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Bathroom install contract

I'm a about to sign a contract to get a bathroom put in basement. Room is already 3/4 enclosed - concrete wall on three sides. Contract gives one set price for all work with a list of jobs. Two jobs ...

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Approximate price to do framing, drywalling, taping and sanding per sqft

Hello, Approximate price to do framing, dry walling, taping and sanding per sqft Basically raw space to complete wall ready to paint. Also, price per sqft for putting drywall at just 1 sid...

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