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What are some reputable home insurance companies? I checked with a broker and broker recommended Canadian Northern Shield. The reviews look awful online. I'm in Vancouver. Thanks

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As the subject states, I have an Ariens Compact 24 snowblower. Only a couple years old. Usually works great, the only problem seems to be to get it going I need to lean it back and slam it on the ground. Once I do this it starts working great and had tons of power. Otherwise snow just trickles out o...

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I recently purchased a bungalow in downtown Toronto and would like to add a second floor. I have met with two builders so far and the estimates have been vastly different. Both meetings were about an hour and I described what we were looking to have done. An 800 sqft addition with 2 bedrooms, 2 bath...

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Hi There, I need some advice from you guys. Basically, I rented an apartment in QC on a month to month basis(verbal lease). Paid rent on time every month. No issues at all. Now all of the sudden, the landlord wants me to sign a lease for increased rent or leave in 5 days! Its like -20 outside and I ...

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Hi There, I need some advice from you guys. Basically, I rented an apartment in QC on a month to month basis(verbal lease). Paid rent on time every month. No issues at all. Now all of the sudden, the landlord wants me to sign a lease for increased rent or leave in 5 days! Its like -20 outside and I ...

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Hello RFD I'm looking to get my unfinished basement underpinned. It seems to find a contractor is turning into a full-time job. Can anyone provide some recommendations? that would be great. I'm located in the GTA

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I got it all set up. Thankfully my transformer supports the power for Ring pro. But just wanted to get ideas from more handy people as to how I should screw it into the wall? As of now it is just hanging there lol. Since my old doorbell was on the narrow white part of the wall where the caulking is....

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What are some reputable home insurance companies? I checked with a broker and broker recommended Canadian Northern Shield. The reviews look awful online. I'm in Vancouver. Thanks

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As the title says, first time this winter to use the snow blower and pulling the handle didn't do anything. Didn't even hear the engine trying to start. Then tried the electric start and it started ok. Where could be wrong? Thanks.

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Where to buy contemporary sleek looking house NUMBER sign? Could be either online or in stores. And what type of installation should I be looking at? Sticker, floating mount?

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When my oven is in use, this is how it operates. The fan will come on for 12-14 seconds then turn off for few seconds, and then the fan will come on again for 12 seconds and then turn off again.. it’s a loop basically. The temp will increase and it will heat up the oven. This happens in convect bake...

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Anyone successfully wired an Ecobee 3 to control HRV that's interlocked to furnace while using the PEK (no "C" wire)? Currently my HRV is interlocked to furnace (C/NC/NO), and has its own wall control (B/W/G/R), it is also independently powered with a wall plug. Current set up: - "C" HRV to "G" Furn...

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Hi Need to get a new fridge as the current one is on the fritz. Can do a 36" wide but need it to be counter depth. Prefer a side by side but could live with the bottom drawer. Water dispenser is a must unless there is a huge savings to be had. Looking at something like the Samsung below. Prices seem...

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I got it all set up. Thankfully my transformer supports the power for Ring pro. But just wanted to get ideas from more handy people as to how I should screw it into the wall? As of now it is just hanging there lol. Since my old doorbell was on the narrow white part of the wall where the caulking is....

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I have existing under counter lighting. Two lights are one side and I have six other lights are on the opposite side, but they are all controlled by one light switch. All existing bulbs were little halogen bulbs, that I have slowly been replacing with LED when they have blown. The new LED bulbs have...

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Looking to Reno a 35 square foot bathroom . Change tub , toilet , vanity ,flooring and wall tile in Markham . Any recommendations for a contractor?

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Hi all, I was hoping to change an existing light switch to a dimmer switch. I was hoping the wires would be coloured in the light switch so it would be easy but when I opened it up, it seems that all the wires are black. I've attached some images. IMG_0253.JPG IMG_0256.JPG IMG_0259.JPG IMG_0261.JPG ...

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The wall dividing my living room/kitchen feels warm on both sides from bottom to top about 10cm in width, there is a light switch in the middle... could it be section of the heat ducts is leaking?

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Hi all, We moved into this house last spring after doing extensive renovations to the main floor. The house was built in 1972 and the main living room has 7 large picture windows original to the house. They are double pane and aren’t noticeably drafty. The main room sits about our garage and the gar...

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Getting a used Banco SOP462 kitchen sink for a good price and was wondering what experiences people here have with this brand. Picked it up from, an ad on Kijiji and it was only 40 bucks. In very good condition with only a single minor ding which I should be able to easily fix. It sells for $429 at ...

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... We are not sure if these upgrades are worth doing through builder or a small vendor once possession is done. We are considering the below. 1. Kitchen cabinets till Roof with some cabinets with Glass. 2. External Cable for security cameras. 3. Coffered Ceiling in Great Room. 4. Wall Paper ...

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Hello, I recently had a gas line installed for a gas bbq. I'm pretty sure I'm missing a piece, but don't know what. Two of the images show what I believe is the quick connect... The other image is the gas line outside.. None of the connectors I have are that small.. So my question is, does anyone kn...

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I have a Toro 826. I want to do an oil change. I did one last year but it was a bit of a guessing game to determine how much oil to put back in. Here's the issue.... I let the snowblower run for 15min. Then turn it off and drain the oil. The manual says it needs 600ml of oil, so I put that in. The p...

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My toilet (A daul flush toliet) on the first floor started having rapid big bang sound every time I flush it. First I thought I was simply a toliet problem. After searching a lot I relalized it might a water hammer issue. I did what people suggested online to remove air in the piple. turn on all col...

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I'm having some renovations done, and my contractor is 3/4 of the way done the laminate flooring on the main floor. Upstairs, he used a silvered underlay when he put down the flooring; I'm assuming it's a moisture barrier, sound-proofing thing. On the main floor, he did not use any underlay. Aside f...

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I am looking at buying a new snowblower. For the past few seasons I have been using a battery powered snow joe. I find it a little underwhelming when the snow is a little wet or when there is a more significant snowfall. Anyone in Toronto knows that the winters here are not that bad (as compared to ...

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These god damn things are the bane of my existence. Tried 2 original Xiaomi window door sensors. Couldn’t get them to hold the pair for more than 90 minutes no matter what pairing method I used. Them shits just wouldn’t work. Ok I figured they were faulty. Just got 3 Xiaomi aqara window door sensors...

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So I installed a Yale yrd220 lock in my condo like a boss this morning. Works perfectly with alexa. Love it. Condo manager or whatever saw it and he told me I can’t use it due to the master key system they have in place. Anyone ever successfully reprogram a smart lock to work with a condo complexes ...

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Background: - Located in Markham - garage is connected with the neighbour's and therefore a shared attic space. - Where the roof transitions on my neighbour's side, a racoon was able to punch the sofit in. - called a wildlife management company last week and they put in a one-way door and mesh wire ...

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I have a Toro 826. I want to do an oil change. I did one last year but it was a bit of a guessing game to determine how much oil to put back in. Here's the issue.... I let the snowblower run for 15min. Then turn it off and drain the oil. The manual says it needs 600ml of oil, so I put that in. The p...