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  • My bathroom vent keeps freezing.

    Keith in Ste. Agathe, Manitoba writes: "I installed a new fan in the bathroom ceiling. I ran the exhaust pipe into the attic, then on a gentle down slope to the gable end of my house. On the outside wall I installed a 3 flap door for the exhaust to come out. In the winter there is so much mois...
  • Where is the best place to put a bathroom exhaust fan?

    Paul from Prince Edward Island needs an exhaust fan in his bathroom and wants to know where is the best place to put it.If you go up through the roof, you will be unable to totally avoid condensation in the top of the duct that can come back into the bathroom. I would prefer to avoid going throu...
  • Tip - Fill the bathtub before caulking.

    Kim from London, Ontario suggests filling the bathtub with water before caulking between the tub and the tiles.This is a great idea because by the time you add both water and people, your bathtub can weigh over 400 pounds. This can easily cause it to sink just a little bit, the floor bends, the ...
  • Forgot to install a bathroom fan. Can we use a charcoal filtered fan instead?

    Andre from Quebec forgot his bathroom fan. Now what to do?Well Andre, it is true that a charcoal recirculation fan will pick up and deal with most odours in the bathroom, if you keep the filter changed. But it will have absolutely no affect on moisture build-up, and hence on the possible develo...
  • What is the maximum duct length from a bathroom fan?

    Mike writes: "I'm renovating my bathroom and plan to install a fan. The shower is on one side of the room and the bath is on the opposite wall so I plan to put the fan in the middle of the room. What is the maximum amount of hose I can use to vent outside?"You shouldn't have any problem going ...
  • Can you restore the old gloss on an enamel bathtub?

    I have received several viewer tips on how to bring back a shine to that old enamel bathtub, particularly after harsh cleaning agents have cut into the porcelain finish, so I thought I would try out a few.Auto polish didn't really do much. In fact in one area where the enamel actually was slight...
  • Compare metal to acrylic bathtubs.

    Viewers have asked me to list the pros and cons of acrylic and metal bathtubs, so here goes.The big old cast iron tubs are probably the most durable tubs you can buy. However, if you don't want it as a stand alone tub, that rolled rim on the top makes it very difficult to frame into a bathroom a...
  • A bathroom fan switch in the downstairs hallway?

    Chris & Dorie from Richmond Hill, Ontario write: "Last summer we moved into our new home. About a month ago, I discovered that the mysterious switch in our front hall operates the fan in our second floor bathroom?! Is this a fire code regulation? Why did they not try to "hide" the switch i...
  • Retrofitting a bathroom for accessibility.

    Jan needed to do some serious renovations at her mother-in-law's house because the she had a stroke and was suddenly less mobile than she was before. So the bedroom was moved to the main floor and a new bathroom was built to go with it.She put Pergo floating hardwood floors right through from th...
  • Bathroom retrofit pocket doors

    Accessibility is all about ease of movement about the house -- for wheelchairs, for walkers, even for people who simply have less mobility or less finger and hand dexterity.Sliding pocket doors are much easier to maneuver around than swinging doors. In this installation, an extra wide door was c...