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  • What to do about pine sap oozing out of a deck?

    Donna lives in Georgian Bay, Ontario but has to share her deck with hornets that are attracted to the pine sap oozing out of her deck. What to do?Pine sap will not stop oozing until it has all crystallized inside the wood. This process can be accelerated with heat, but even kiln dried and aged b...
  • Myths and misconceptions about concrete and water

    A comment from a reader:"I notice in your section on self leveling concrete that you mention about needing to let the water out before putting anything on top of the new compound. (Self Leveling Concrete) This is a common misconception about concrete, in fact the water does not leave, it becomes ...
  • Painting & Staining without lap marks outdoors.

    One of the cardinal rules of painting or staining in order to avoid lap marks is to apply material wet-on-wet. On an interior wall that is done by rolling small enough sections that allow you to overlap the edge with the next section before the first one manages to dry. Painting wet-on-wet does...
  • Canadian Federal EcoEnergy Program - planned for failure

    The EcoEnergy program of homeowner grants to help retrofit homes has been brought back to life by the federal government in late September of 2011 -- part of the EcoAction initiative.  I love this program and the hard workers at NRCan have done a great job of organizing it, explaining it and ma...
  • 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...
  • Weather Restrictions: Contact Cement - Water Based (solvent free)

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Contact Cement - Water Based (Solvent Free) Temperature Limitations: Use above +18 C (+65 F) Rain Limitations: Dry surface Wind Limitations:  High winds will accelerate sett...
  • 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...