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  • 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...
  • Add a second floor to a house -- in 3 days!

    For years we have had factory built homes where the entire home was built in a factory and then trucked to a site and put on a foundation, much like a mobile home. When people wanted larger factory built homes, they started making them in two halves, to fit on the trucks, and stuck them toge...
  • Tying the house down for earthquakes -- Shear Walls

    A couple of years ago we went to Canada's primary earthquake zone, Vancouver, and saw a lot of details about how hot water tanks and just about everything else in the house can and should be tied down to avoid damage during an earthquake. This time we went to near-by Victoria to see how to st...
  • Insulating an above grade block wall from the inside

    This article deals with a block wall above grade.  For a below grade block wall see Basement Perimeter Drainage and Leaking Foundations.   Bryan is faced with a totally un-insulated cinder block wall with 1x2 strapping and a plaster covering.  He is thinking about stripping it back to the block...
  • 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: Interior Carpet & Sheet Vinyl Adhesive Latex

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Interior Carpet & Sheet Vinyl Adhesive Latex Temperature Limitations: Floor and adhesive must be above +18 C (+65 F) prior to application. Rain Limitations: Indoor produc...
  • 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: Thermal Plastic Construction Adhesive

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Thermal Plastic Construction Adhesive Temperature Limitations: -25 C (-13 F)  to +60 C (+140 F) -- varies widely by product Rain Limitations: n/a Wind Limitations:  n/a Hum...
  • Insulating a Cathedral Ceiling - OVERVIEW

    Hello Jon, I have a cathedral ceiling with a shingled roof. If I insulate the roof air tight, will the shingles lift and curl as they do on poorly ventilated roofs? The other thought is leaving an 1 1/2 inch space between the roof deck and the insulation  and installing a ridge vent, which give...