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Concrete Pad 19x10 for a Spa in a Backyard in Mississauga - Length of Time and Cost

Concrete pad 19x10 for a spa in a backyard in Mississauga. How long should it take to build and how much should I expect to pay? Thanks...

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What would it cost to install a stairwell to create a basement entrance in Kingston?

I have a house in Kingston, Ontario built in about 1945. I would like to have a separate basement entrance from outside. This would involve excavating, making an opening in the existing block foundation...

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Do I need a permit?

I had an insurance job done in my bathroom it was completely renovated the plumbing was changed and the electrical - lights , light switches and the receptacle were all moved the entrance was widened by ei...

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Distance between floor register and shower

In Ontario, what is the code for distance between a linear drain in a barrier free shower and a floor register located under cabinetry?...

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14-2 Electric Direct Burial Cable

Hi pros, I want to run two 14-2 direct burial cables from my panel to my shed, about 50' away. one for the 1500w heater. The other one just for a few lights and TV. My breaker is 15A. the one I am l...

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How much to remove and install new door frame?

How much is cost of installing a new front door frame and removing the broken old one?...

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Cost of AFrame

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Screws for pyrex display shelf

Hi. I'm putting up a pyrex display shelf in my kitchen with handforged iron brackets and a 2" x 12" x 106" shelf, but I don't know whether I should request the countersunk head drive sc...

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Flooring- no subfloor.

Hi I’m moving into a house that’s over 100 years old and would like to change the wood flooring in the kitchen to tile, problem is...there’s no subfloor. How can this be achieved? Thx!...

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Bazooka needle spinning and won't grab tape

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Mechanical seam vs snap lok?

I'm designing a house to build in the pring, and the 3:12 pitch needed for Snaplock will put me over height for my zoning. I got a price today for 2" mechanical seam roofing that can go down ...

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Kitchen Cupboard - Plastic Covering

I have white cupboards in my kitchen, and it appears that they are wood, with a white plastic covering. The plastic on one of the drawers beside the stove has melted somewhat from the heat (I'm...

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Existing finished basement to legalize

There is a property with existing finished basement, and the owner want it to make it legal basement, how city check whether that work is done as per building code, or not and how even engineer can...

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Cost of a separate basement entrance on a townhouse or semi detached house in Brampton

Good day, I want to buy a townhouse or semi detached in Brampton. How much will it cost to do a seperate enterance to the basement and what will be the duration of the project?...

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Fence first or asphalt first, or both

I am looking to replace a wooden fence that is falling apart as well as asphalting the parking pad situated just outside the fence. But I would like to move the new fence back onto the parking pad by about 2 fe...

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Vinyl Flooring Recommendations

Hi We want to install vinyl flooring in our basement and I am looking for a reliable brand I can pickup in Montreal. We were told that it should be at least 7mm and 20mil. I looked at the lifeproof brand...

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Price estimate for wood fence

What is a reasonable price estimate for building a wood fence on a residential property approximately 100 feet in total? We currently have a chain link fence so would also like an price to remove it?...

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Above Grade Blueskin on Foundation Walls

What can be a permanent covering for blueskin that is above grade on a cement foundation wall? ...

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Crack Repair

My house (a bungalow) was built in 1954, with a cinder block foundation and brick walls. Serious cracks are appearing at various locations throughout the house, especially at one exterior corner...

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Finishing my basement- Code

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