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by christoff
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: whats the last corded tool you bought?
Replies: 18
Views: 572

Re: whats the last corded tool you bought?

A Dewalt DWS 780 mitre saw because unless you are on a jobsite where there is no power(highly unlikely) available the cost of the batteries for this beast would be astronomical after a few years.
by christoff
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Exhaust fan & vent
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Exhaust fan & vent

You could add a booster fan in the line to help the exhaust flow.
by christoff
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Do you think this is asbestos?
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Do you think this is asbestos?

I'm guessing yes if it is from that far back!
by christoff
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Rough in plumbing with sewer back flow
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Rough in plumbing with sewer back flow

Check out you tube, there are some video's on the subject.
by christoff
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Floor Tile installation in 2-3 days
Replies: 17
Views: 562

Re: Floor Tile installation in 2-3 days

I have used this method many times and always works, and Sal is one of the best tile setters that you could find!
by christoff
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Floor Tile installation in 2-3 days
Replies: 17
Views: 562

Re: Floor Tile installation in 2-3 days

When you stop tiling for the day, put a leveler clip under the last tile and put a scrap piece of tile beside it with no thinset under it and install the wedge and the tile will be at the right height the next day
by christoff
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: PEX rings
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: PEX rings

VioletFrog wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:20 pm
I'm having trouble finding red and blue PEX expansion (Uponor) rings. I'm only finding white. I see you use red and blue in your videos -- do you know of any online sources for DIY folks? Thanks.
Maybe ask them where they are available in your area.
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by christoff
Sun May 19, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Grout haze on tile
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Grout haze on tile

according to Mapei technical service this product is"pretty amazing stuff"

http://www.mapei.com/CA-EN/Tile-&-Stone ... ze-Remover
by christoff
Tue May 14, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dimmer single pole
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Dimmer single pole

Can you supply a picture?
by christoff
Sun May 05, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Flooring question, particle board or something else?
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Flooring question, particle board or something else?

Just to add, if that is vinyl flooring it may have asbestos in it if installed in 1967.
by christoff
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Nail gun
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Nail gun

by christoff
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall fixes
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Drywall fixes

I'd be calling a lawyer!
by christoff
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall fixes
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Drywall fixes

Where is this house located?
by christoff
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rockwool Comfort board installation
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Rockwool Comfort board installation

Why not order from them they are in Michigan Address: 974 Front NW Suite #100 Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States ​ P.O. Box 141184 Grand Rapids, MI 49514-1184 General Contact: Phone: (616) 454-3100 Fax: (616) 454-0404 [email protected].com Maybe they can advise of a Toronto location that may se...
by christoff
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Small Drywall Niche
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Small Drywall Niche

Go to a big box store and buy a plastic knife and cut it.
by christoff
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Fiberglass Mesh Tape
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: Fiberglass Mesh Tape

by christoff
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Panel works but no burners work
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Panel works but no burners work

The electrical people will be by in a bit,but I suppose you have looked at all of the breakers and they are on and there hasn't been any renovation work done to affect any damaging of the wiring, it could be a bad breaker. Added: I don't know how handy you are but knowing if you had power at the sto...
by christoff
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Backflow prevention
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Backflow prevention

I believe the flap is open and closes on back up of sewer.
https://www.cookwarecanada.ca/canplas-1 ... gLSCPD_BwE
by christoff
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Shower niche on common wall of condo
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Shower niche on common wall of condo

I have worked in older condo's before and there was space between the units for the drains etc., but it is probably a good idea to speak to the maintenance people of the building as they have probably been through it many times and know how much clearance there is.
by christoff
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Gap appears at end joint of hardwood floor
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: Gap appears at end joint of hardwood floor

how is the humidity in your house?
by christoff
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Tile / Baseboard
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Tile / Baseboard

Pl premium adhesive
by christoff
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Dog pee leaked through flooring upstairs, can smell it downstairs
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Dog pee leaked through flooring upstairs, can smell it downstairs

I have used this and it works, do a search on it.
Nature's Secret
by christoff
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Dust Containment and Helping Hand
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: Dust Containment and Helping Hand

One of my pins broke, so I just drilled through the hole and use a pin now.
by christoff
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Dust Containment and Helping Hand
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: Dust Containment and Helping Hand

They are great, I have used them for years. When using PL premium gluing drywall to an existing wall where drywall screws can't be used, I will use a 2x4 across the drywall and put the (I call them pump jacks) against the opposing wall and apply pressure.And also great for dust containment as Spruce...
by christoff
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: what to use for backing for tiles in shower
Replies: 24
Views: 1704

Re: what to use for backing for tiles in shower

I always use Rockon backer board screws that have a coating to resist possible rust from getting to the grout.
They are expensive but are used in conjunction with high moisture.
by christoff
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: New tool pouches!
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: New tool pouches!

Hmmmm you say the Stiletto titanium is collecting dust?
Ive got 50 bucks that will fix that problem if you like :)
by christoff
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Name That Faucet!
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Name That Faucet!

I'M guessing Ikea
by christoff
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: insulation and vapor barrier on metal studs
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: insulation and vapor barrier on metal studs

Thanks, I will let you know how things work out if we get the job.
by christoff
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: insulation and vapor barrier on metal studs
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: insulation and vapor barrier on metal studs

It's a Canadian tire security building at one of their distribution centers in Toronto. The outside walls are metal and we have to tear down the walls inside to view the possible damage from a flat top roof water leak. So in the quote I have to give prices on insulation along with a vapour barrier i...