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by Love2Learn
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: PEX-A direct pipe passive insulation
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: PEX-A direct pipe passive insulation

Hey Shannon - thanks for the reply. I've definitely thought about the winterization process for when I'm not there, but if I go up every weekend, it seems excessive to rinse & repeat so many times. Well, if I go the pipe insulation route, I'll post my experience here. You may not need a full on win...
by Love2Learn
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2681
Views: 63681

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Shannon wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:16 am
Aaron wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:41 am


They don't have a forum though! :o :D
No one can beat the supporting cast we have here so there is no point in trying! πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘Œ
No, this forum is the best!!! :D
by Love2Learn
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2681
Views: 63681

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You know it's hot in Canada when . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va5nJ-cyI5Q :lol: I've had quite the assortment of animals on my front yard. Most recently the Turtle. Starting mid-july every year, I get frogs ... hundreds of them. Makes mowing the lawn a sloooooow process cause you have to w...
by Love2Learn
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall OCD
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: Drywall OCD

Thanks Shannon and Spruce, I have already paid 8.6k (labour & materials) for deck flashing questioned in another post, bulkhead, waterproof inside of window ledge and stud basement. I did the electrical rough-in myself with the help of your videos. :) Have had another contractor provide a quote but ...
by Love2Learn
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall OCD
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: Drywall OCD

How did you make out with that? Hi Shannon, job is still not complete. Thick layer of mud and screw pops, lopsided bulkhead etc. :( 20190714_100107.jpg 20190714_095352.jpg 20190714_095437.jpg 20190714_095011.jpg Deadline for completion was set to enable me to use this room for my vacation guests. :...
by Love2Learn
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall OCD
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: Drywall OCD

Shannon wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:20 pm
This person wants a progress payment for work completed or what?
Hi Shannon,

Yes, I was trying to workout how much I had already over paid vs how much more he is requesting.

Thanks Carol
by Love2Learn
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall OCD
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: Drywall OCD

A. Spruce wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:22 am
Way too little info to guess a price, plus, we're not in your area, so we do not know what the going rate is, in my area contractors are running $150/hour-ish, in Shannon's area it's less than $80/hour.
ok, approx. how many days / hours?
by Love2Learn
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall OCD
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: Drywall OCD

Hi Guys, Any estimates of labour costs for a small basement room 15' x 25'? (frame, remove and rebuild a bulkhead, insulate, drywall, & mud) Need to get a sanity check on cost of work completed/not completed. The mudding is not finished so can't even included cost of painting. Due date was June 15th...
by Love2Learn
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall OCD
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: Drywall OCD

Thanks for your responses Spruce and Aaron! fyi: The first picture is drywall around a small basement window, the second is a bulk head and the third is the drywall below the panel. I also had someone else look at the job and he advised that although it is somewhat of a sloppy job it will be ok with...
by Love2Learn
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall OCD
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Drywall OCD

Hello guys,

Here are some pictures of drywall job. Is it just my OCD or is this a bad job? I'm thinking Spruce may agree with me. :ugeek:
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Thank Carol
by Love2Learn
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

So grateful for your help!!! We passed rough-in inspection.
by Love2Learn
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

You guys are so helpful and I am very grateful!!! In Ontario is it okay that the feed to the panel is from the bottom or does it always need to come from the ceiling? I mounted the boxes at 13" as per Shannon's video is this okay for Ontario? A few more questions: The pump itself is already connect...
by Love2Learn
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: No flashing between deck and vinyl siding...
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: No flashing between deck and vinyl siding...

20190602_200659.jpg You can remove the last row of planks ,bottom row of siding and starter or J channel and install the flashing. So long as the planks are running parallel to the house. Hi Shannon, the contractor installed the flashing but from the picture it looks like it is just laid on top of ...
by Love2Learn
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

Do you guys in Canada have these? They snap into round knockouts of boxes and panels, I call them grommets but I'm not sure what they're called. Once installed on the box, you stab them with the NM cable and they are gripped into place and the cable can't be pulled back out. They're kind of conveni...
by Love2Learn
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

You guys are so helpful and I am very grateful!!!

In Ontario is it okay that the feed to the panel is from the bottom or does it always need to come from the ceiling?
I mounted the boxes at 13" as per Shannon's video is this okay for Ontario?
by Love2Learn
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

Are you able to confirm that grommets are not required when using these boxes? Apart from metal 2X4 construction (in commercial), a grommet is never acceptable. If you don't have the clamps like in the box you posted, it would be a 3/4" opening .. then you would use a box clamp ;) Makes sense, than...
by Love2Learn
Thu May 30, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

Are you able to advise if these 2 inspections can occur at the same time? If not, please explain why? β€’ Rough-in - inspection of all electrical wiring prior to the installation of the drywall. β€’ Final - last inspection to ensure there is no open wiring. Also, I was thinking of wiring the led slim 4...
by Love2Learn
Wed May 29, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

Thanks very much! Are you able to advise if these 2 inspections can occur at the same time? If not, please explain why? β€’ Rough-in - inspection of all electrical wiring prior to the installation of the drywall. β€’ Final - last inspection to ensure there is no open wiring. Also, I was thinking of wiri...
by Love2Learn
Tue May 28, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

Yes, the wiring was done vertically which is another reason I have removed it. The basement is now framed so the new outlets will be attached to studs.
by Love2Learn
Tue May 28, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Re: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

Thanks for responding. Pump house was built on exterior cinder block wall.The pump has a dedicated circuit. The pump house has a light and outlet which was being fed from an outlet (which I removed as it was old wiring passed through a hole) from the basement (interior side of cinder block wall). Se...
by Love2Learn
Tue May 28, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall
Replies: 23
Views: 415

Electrical through exterior cinderblock wall

Hello, My pump house has a separate circuit fed through cinder block wall via armoured cable to the pump. I have removed the pump house wiring for an outlet and light fed from an outlet on the interior side of the cinder block wall. What type of wiring and conduit should be used to replace it? Thank...
by Love2Learn
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2681
Views: 63681

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Crazy weekend up here. We had a pair of tornados touch down yesterday and tear things up. My neighbourhood actually got directly yet. It’s crazy how things go, my house and many around me are basically completely unscathed. The attached photos are literally 200m(1/8th if a mile) down the road from ...
by Love2Learn
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2681
Views: 63681

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

This is a great radio show on the advertising game!

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/under-the-influence
by Love2Learn
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2681
Views: 63681

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Thanks guys. This was the last pic I took of this crazy boy, last Sunday. I loved this cat and I'm gonna miss him. He's laying on a step stool that he could climb up to drink water at the bath faucet. He lost muscle mass quickly and really shed weight. His body was shutting down and I was probably ...
by Love2Learn
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: No flashing between deck and vinyl siding...
Replies: 3
Views: 212

No flashing between deck and vinyl siding...

Hello,

Realized from watching your video and some investigation of my deck that it appears no flashing was used. House has vinyl siding.
Is there any way to rectify this?


Thanks
by Love2Learn
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2681
Views: 63681

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

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Music festival facility. :D :lol:
by Love2Learn
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2681
Views: 63681

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:54 pm
So, I mentioned that I was repairing a really dry rot damaged deck. Everything was going fine until I got to this last section, it was so bad it just gave way right out from under my feet! :o :mrgreen: :lol:

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Uh you still with us? :o :o :o
by Love2Learn
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2681
Views: 63681

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

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:D
by Love2Learn
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2681
Views: 63681

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:52 am
Dia wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:37 am
Just sayin'
I know, I know. Sorry.
Busted!
by Love2Learn
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2681
Views: 63681

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

We've now have our own!
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