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  • Moisture problems with a new roof over an old roof.

    Dan from Winnipeg, Manitoba writes: "We have an older manufactured home with a basement. Years ago a new roof was put on top of the existing one. It is post & beam with trusses, sheeted in with shiplap and a metal roof put on. The problem is the original metal roof now seems to sweat in th...
  • The new swivel head recriprocating saw.

    OK. Porter Cable blew me away again with a new reciprocating saw that will be available in the Spring of 2002.The first photo shows a regular reciprocating saw cutting right through four nails, which is why we call it the demolition saw.The second photo shows a cordless recrip saw, which I am no...
  • Apprenticeship programs in Renovation.

    We took a visit to George Brown College in Toronto to visit their two year Renovation Apprentice Program. With a combination of shop instruction, small shed building and on site apprenticeships, these young people are moving into renovation with a good working foundation, and direct job connecti...
  • Ceiling Fans and ceiling moldings

    John in Scarborough wanted to put a ceiling fan above his stairwell, but the existing electrical outlet was not in the middle. He tore the whole ceiling up (attic insulation and all) to manage to move the box over to the middle.We talked about his project and then I showed him the new light weigh...
  • A look at a bad roofing job and how to hire a roofing contractor.

    Annie has three roofs on her house, a shingled roof in the front part followed by an asphalt and gravel flat roof and then an elastomeric membrane flat roof over her back porch. They all seem to leak. The asphalt roof is only six years old, installed by someone who advertised in the local paper...
  • OVERVIEW: Window Replacement

    When it is time to replace your windows you will hear a lot of confusing and even contradictory things from contractors, salesmen and even friends. If you just look up Windows in this database you might be overwhelmed -- so here are the links to the most useful entries specifically related to pla...
  • Weather Restrictions: Concrete Surface Patching

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Concrete     Product: Surface Patching Temperature Limitations: Above +5 C (+40 F) and below +30 C (+85 F) Rain Limitations: Protect from rain until concrete is set, 2 to 6 hours (so rain won't was...
  • Weather Restrictions: ABS and PVC Pipe Cement

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: ABS & PVC Pipe Cement Temperature Limitations: Above +4 C (+40 F) and below + 38 C (+100 F) Rain Limitations: Work on dry pipe and keep dry for 15 minutes. Wind Limitati...
  • Weather Restrictions: Acoustical Sealant

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Acoustical Sealant Temperature Limitations: Product must be above +5 C (+40 F) -- but surface can be below freezing. Rain Limitations: Apply to a dry surface. Wind Limitatio...
  • Weather Restrictions: Contact Cement - Solvent Based

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Contact Cement - Solvent Based Temperature Limitations: Use above +15 C (+60 F) Rain Limitations: Use on a clean dry surface Wind Limitations:  High winds will shorten set t...