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Found 19 results for the keyword ‘Polyurethane’

  • What are "injection" repairs for concrete wall cracks?

    Gordon from Montreal writes: I want to seal a crack in my foundation myself using an injection system. I hear there are two types of injection materials and can I do it myself?-------- ReplyYou are right Gordon, the two primary materials used for injection into concrete wall cracks are epoxy and ...
  • Sealing ductwork in an attic

    Often furnace heating and air conditioning duct work is run though an attic and then back down into the house. Personally I think that this is a really bad idea unless there is absolutely no alternative route. Why? First, most duct work is not sealed where it goes through the ceiling, so a lot...
  • Solving Ice Dam problems.

    Ice Dams are a serious problem throughout Canada, although it varies from year to year as to which region gets hit. Here we visited one of the solution companies who work to seal up the primary cause of ice dams, the warm air leaks into the attic. For more background on the problem check out th...
  • Getting a wobbly toilet to sit flat on the floor

    If you have a wobbly toilet because there is something uneven on the floor the ideal solution is to find a way to level the floor. If it is wood, you could shave it down to flat. If the problem is tiles, you could remove the tiles under the toilet. But often in real life, we don't want to do e...
  • WHICH CAULKING SHOULD I USE?

    -- Oil base, resin base and polyvinyl acetate caulking do not hold up. There are far too many better caulkings available to waste time and money with these old formulations.-- Latex based caulking is inexpensive, can be painted and has medium durability. It is acceptable for baseboards and caul...
  • Overview: Finishing Hardwood Floors

    I get a lot of questions about choosing and applying a finish to a hardwood floor.First understand that there is no one right answer -- there are a lot of products that each has certain advantages over the others and you need to select the properties that are the most important to you. There are...
  • MYTH: INSULATION CAN BE ADDED BETWEEN EXISTING BRICK SIDING AND THE HOUSE.

    Do not fill the space between brick siding and the sheathing. First, this space is outside the sheathing and does not cause condensation, as does an air space inside the wall. (A small space between ordinary siding and the exterior insulation or between ordinary siding and sheathing is also perm...
  • Weather Restrictions: Polyurethane Carpenter's Glue (i.e. Gorilla Glue)

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Polyurethane carpenter's glue (i.e. Gorilla Glue) Temperature Limitations: Surface and glue must be above +20 C (+68 F) and below +45 C (+113 F) Rain Limitations: Must remain...
  • Weather Restrictions: Polyurethane Construction Adhesive

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Polyurethane Construction Adhesive Temperature Limitations: Above +5 C (+40 F) and below +30 C (+86 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 1 hour Wind Limitations:  n/a Humidity ...
  • Weather Restrictions: Polyurethane Caulking / Sealant

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Sealants (Caulking)     Product: Polyurethane Caulking / Sealant Temperature Limitations: Above + 5 C (+40 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 1 hour Wind Limitations:  n/a Humidity Limitations: Mis...