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by Konos
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Furnace heat exchanger requires replacement - disconnected it!
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Furnace heat exchanger requires replacement - disconnected it!

Hey guys, so the company I work for owns a hot water on demand company and I had one of the guys swing by to have a look. He agreed that at some point the primary/secondary heat exchanger leaked and that's where the corrosion is coming from. In any case I'll have to get it replaced as they've shut o...
by Konos
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Furnace heat exchanger requires replacement - disconnected it!
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Furnace heat exchanger requires replacement - disconnected it!

Need some advice on furnace stuff. Service guy just turned off my heat saying the heat exchanger is toast and needs replacing. $600 installed. Wasn't leaking during his 15 minute test. Does this sound legit based on what you see here in the pics? The ledge looks "rusty" but its only 12 years old and...
by Konos
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Tile removal/Prep for vinyl peel and stick
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Tile removal/Prep for vinyl peel and stick

Hey guys, thanks for the responses. An angle grinder is about the only tool I don't have yet - sounds like it could be time to rectify that! I appreciate the recommendation on the Dewalt gear but I'm a Ridgid guy myself - really good experience with the lifetime warranty/battery replacement. I know ...
by Konos
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Tile removal/Prep for vinyl peel and stick
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Tile removal/Prep for vinyl peel and stick

ceramic tile
by Konos
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Sagging drain line causing backup into basement toilet/shower?
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Sagging drain line causing backup into basement toilet/shower?

Hey guys, so my dad had another plumber come over and take a look. He said he's never seen cleaner pipes. Ran a camera right out to the city sewer and didn't say anything about a belly in the line. He's going to just leave it for now and see what happens. Thanks for all the quick responses (and so l...
by Konos
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Tile removal/Prep for vinyl peel and stick
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Tile removal/Prep for vinyl peel and stick

Hey guys, so just spent the last 3 days removing 300 sq ft of 12"x12" tile along with the backing board (sorry not sure what the technical term is). Anyway now that its mostly out I just have around the cabinets to do. My question is how do I prep around the cabinets so that the flooring guy who wil...
by Konos
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Sagging drain line causing backup into basement toilet/shower?
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Sagging drain line causing backup into basement toilet/shower?

He did mention that when he did it apparently. My question is would it be anywhere near another 20-30 years? Or more like 2-5 years? (or even less?)
by Konos
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Sagging drain line causing backup into basement toilet/shower?
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Sagging drain line causing backup into basement toilet/shower?

One further question regarding getting a second opinion and not telling him about the first plumber. The first plumber ran a snake with a camera and a roto tool to clean out the low spot. If the second plumber doesn't know that will that affect his diagnosis?
by Konos
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Sagging drain line causing backup into basement toilet/shower?
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Sagging drain line causing backup into basement toilet/shower?

I agree Shannon, I don't understand how this is suddenly an issue after this amount of time. The pipe is apparently Iron if that helps anyone. The city inspector (a plumber apparently) came and "checked the line" as well as the drain outside and dismissed that it was any kind of a sewage backup. I w...
by Konos
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Sagging drain line causing backup into basement toilet/shower?
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Sagging drain line causing backup into basement toilet/shower?

So my parents house is 45 years old. Last weekend my dad went downstairs and discovered bits of toilet paper and other toilet related materials in both the toilet and coming up in the shower. A plumber came over and scoped the pipe and said that they have a bit of a "belly" (I guess that's a dip in ...
by Konos
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulate the ceiling of an attached garage with no living space above it?
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Insulate the ceiling of an attached garage with no living space above it?

Gotchya, thanks for the mask recommendation - not sure I'd have thought of that.

And ya definitely will drywall that top part.
by Konos
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulate the ceiling of an attached garage with no living space above it?
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Insulate the ceiling of an attached garage with no living space above it?

Hey guys, so just to finish this off. I heard back from the inspector yesterday. Other than what Shannon has mentioned above with regards to the exterior wall of the house needing to be drywalled (which I checked last night and it is foamboard ONLY - so I will have to drywall at least that) - there'...
by Konos
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulate the ceiling of an attached garage with no living space above it?
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Insulate the ceiling of an attached garage with no living space above it?

So you're of the opinion I just drywall it then - maybe change the vapor barrier first? There's also a "smell" in the garage which we were attributing to the droppings - only 2 visible locations but who knows there's probably a few bodies up there. Won't know till I go up and take a look I guess. Bu...
by Konos
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulate the ceiling of an attached garage with no living space above it?
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Insulate the ceiling of an attached garage with no living space above it?

Ya don't get me wrong guys while I enjoy watching any Home Renovation TV show I'm aware you have to take what they say with a grain of salt. In referencing that article in particular I was just surprised about not insulating the ceiling in a garage if it is NOT heated. I have left a message with the...
by Konos
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulate the ceiling of an attached garage with no living space above it?
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: Insulate the ceiling of an attached garage with no living space above it?

Thanks Shannon, I'll inquire about the building code on that one - I was wondering the same actually and I really should pop my head up there to see what they've done. The builder that built this house is quite reputable and has been in business a long time so I would bet whatever they've done is up...
by Konos
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulate the ceiling of an attached garage with no living space above it?
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Insulate the ceiling of an attached garage with no living space above it?

Hey guys, So my mother in law purchased a new to her house with an attached garage that has dry walled walls (no idea if they are insulated but I'll assume they are) and insulation on the ceiling but no drywall. So this winter she started parking her SUV in there. Well we've noticed that the pink fi...
by Konos
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: New Kitchen Sink rocks in place
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: New Kitchen Sink rocks in place

I did check that before cutting because the last time I had to tighten a sink that was the problem. This Moen faucet came with a backing plate and and it was designed with threads all the way up. Definitely good to mention though especially for anyone reading this down the road. Be sure to check tha...
by Konos
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: New Kitchen Sink rocks in place
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: New Kitchen Sink rocks in place

Well I went ahead with it anyway. Turned out great! Nice and flush and you can't see my handiwork with the sink in place. I put lots of caulk in the gap just to try and add some extra protection in there for all the exposed wood but I think my mother in law would be all too happy to replace that cou...
by Konos
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: New Kitchen Sink rocks in place
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: New Kitchen Sink rocks in place

I realize that this would expose the particle board but it wouldn't be visible and I could caulk it heavily at the back to prolong the inevitable as long as possible. At least I could get the sink in and it would be usable for quite some time I imagine?! Not that this matters that much but the affec...
by Konos
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: New Kitchen Sink rocks in place
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: New Kitchen Sink rocks in place

What about using a router to cut out the high spot?
by Konos
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: New Kitchen Sink rocks in place
Replies: 8
Views: 538

New Kitchen Sink rocks in place

So we just removed an old sink in a 10 year old home with a laminate counter. The new sink is much larger than the old one so we widened the hole accordingly. The new sink drops in but there seems to be a high spot in the middle - at the back - where the old faucet would have been on the old sink. L...
by Konos
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mold issue in basement
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Mold issue in basement

Thanks for that I'll be sure to foam (I plan on using the fire block orange stuff) around the rigid foam to ensure its sealed as well as can be for each section. I have a question regarding what to do in terms of the rigid foam. I plan on using the Roxul R14 Stone Wool mainly for its fire retardant ...
by Konos
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mold issue in basement
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Mold issue in basement

We live in Northern Ontario - about 4 hours north of Toronto. Our house was built in 2007. This year I was having a problem with our HRV unit not working. Long story short I had to replace the flex hose for the intake. When I pulled the insulation back to cut the top 2x4 to allow some additional cle...