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i will be putting down laminate flooring on my condo. there are two bedrooms and a living room. i would like to not have to put a transition strip on each doorway and just have one seamless flooring in my condo. does anyone see any problems? will my flooring buckle up?

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Im looking to buy a new sectional for the basement to replace my current sofa and recliner combo Whats a quality brand of furniture? I don't even know who made my current one, it was a 300 door crasher at Leon's 15 years ago.... and its held up surprisingly well. Looking to go with a microsuede or o...

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Hello, Walking around my house today and notice gaps in the brick veneer near the electric box (not sure what it's called). please see pictures attached Should I caulk it with silicone? or should i use expanding foam? Good Stuff? or just leave it? thanks everyone!

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Im looking to buy a new sectional for the basement to replace my current sofa and recliner combo Whats a quality brand of furniture? I don't even know who made my current one, it was a 300 door crasher at Leon's 15 years ago.... and its held up surprisingly well. Looking to go with a microsuede or o...

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I have a regular humidifier attached to the furnace which is pretty useless and doesn't do much. Someone told me about a "powered" humidifier which has its own fan. And the last and most expensive option was steam. But I was told these break a lot. I have to upgrade from what I have right now and wa...

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Looking to make a DIY workbench for my garage that I can move around as needed hence the wheels. My garage is very level across, but slopes outwards. As I bit some shelving at 65" long, the slope was just shy of 2" so it's not insignificant. How can I accomplish wheels and not just feet, but adjusta...

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I found mice poop in a basket in the basement. It got into a bag of barley I left in the basement and forgot about . I'm not sure how long it's been there because I don't go into the basement and it's a cluttered mess. Do I hire exterminator? Or do I clean up poop and see if more pops up anywhere? T...

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I've tried GE, Phillips and generic in-store brands outdoors Christmas lights in the past few years. None of which lasted through snow or rain for more than the one season (in some cases. If that even)... And our winters are mild for the most part on the westcoast.

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Back in late September/Early October some WASP just flew into my basement workshop, and I found a WASP exit under my window, where the foundation and wood panel meet. I am not sure the exact structure there but apparently there is enough space to build a nest. But I can't see it form neither inside ...

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Hi all, Looking for recommendations for a water softener. I am in Newmarket where the water is quite hard. I've read good things about Fleck 5600 SXT, wanted to get RFDer's thoughts on water softeners as we've never used one before. Thanks

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i will be putting down laminate flooring on my condo. there are two bedrooms and a living room. i would like to not have to put a transition strip on each doorway and just have one seamless flooring in my condo. does anyone see any problems? will my flooring buckle up?

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If you're away from home for the winter (say 3 months), would you shut off the water main? What about your vehicle? Just leave it parked in the garage or? Any other tips?

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Hi all, We closed on a house yesterday that we agreed on assuming the contract for the Water Heater with Reliance. We agreed to buy the home 2 months ago. We don't have this in writing, but the sellers told us that the water heater was replaced 2-3 years ago, so we assumed it was the remainder of a ...

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... ultimately is - realistically how important is sticking into one system? And if 2 systems is fine, what about 3? 4? Right now I only have 4ah+1.5ah batteries, mostly they're in my drill+impact driver, and occasionally I move the 4ah around to the mitre or circular saw to prep the wood. Sure, ...

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I took this pic for reference (obviously the 2x4's + clamps are just to rough-in some idea. https://imgur.com/a/kEwYVoS The right side (mostly cut off) is a finished and installed shelf system. It can't move over any more. I changed my plans for that mid-way through, putting the vertical supports on...

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Good afternoon everyone, We recently renovated all of our house windows which was pretty pricey but necessary. The contractors did a fantastic job and I was wondering if there is a way to hang the blinds back WIHTOUT drilling into the top of the window frame. I tried double sided tape for heavy duty...

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Hey all I've been searching high and low for these type of skylights, but cant find them for the life of me. Where on God's green earth can I find these in the Toronto area? https://cribflyer-photos.imgix.net/2651/18356/758742/photo.jpg?w=1920&or=0&auto=compress I'm building a custom home and would ...

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My dad was peeking around in the furnace/AC/Hot water tank area in my condo unit and decided to turn the (emergency furnace?) switch off - for no reason just curiosity. The builder told me it's very important that this switch should never be turned off. So my question is, what's the worst that could...

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... Topaz from their warehouse sale a few years ago. All was going well, but recently the dishwasher has stopped draining. I have done the following: 1. Removed the filter housing, checked for debris and cleaned it. 2. Removed the Non-return Valve and checked for blockages and that the ball bearing ...

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Hi everyone, We are in the process of purchasing a property which has extensive brick spalling damage. The property is approx 40 ft long and 35 ft wide. I’d say about 40% of the brick is spalling just as the picture below. In your experience, what would this type of work cost? I’m just looking for a...

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I will be moving into a new build next year so this is more of a thinking ahead type of question/thread. The house will be in Ottawa so there will be a lot of freeze thaw cycles and I will be moving into it in the fall. With that in mind, what is the general consensus on how soon can a new build gar...

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Wonder where we can find 10-15 feet central vacuum hose extension, old or new. Thanks for any recommendation.

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Apologies if this is in the wrong subforum - Didn't seem to be a shopping discussion in the traditional sense. We've gone through a few new homes and have historically always bought appliances from Sears - We all know what happened there, unfortunately. Sears didn't always have the most glowing revi...

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My neighbor is a nice guy, means well but a bit eccentric and Im thinking has OCD as he hates snow.Every time it snows lots or a dusting he is out there blowing his yard with a leaf blower and it goes on for hours as he does his lawn as well. It gets very annoying, as his machine is loud, it is a ba...

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Im looking to buy a new sectional for the basement to replace my current sofa and recliner combo Whats a quality brand of furniture? I don't even know who made my current one, it was a 300 door crasher at Leon's 15 years ago.... and its held up surprisingly well. Looking to go with a microsuede or o...

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Hi all, bought the house with this fancy OLD side by side door fridge. This one to be precise https://www.partselect.ca/Models/FGHS2342LF6/ The previous owner broke almost all fridge door bins and now I have to keep my sauces on the top shelf. The door bins are obnoxiously priced and I don't want to...

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i will be putting down laminate flooring on my condo. there are two bedrooms and a living room. i would like to not have to put a transition strip on each doorway and just have one seamless flooring in my condo. does anyone see any problems? will my flooring buckle up?

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Any water softener experts out there? I have a Fleck 2510 with an SXT timer that I bought back in 2010. It worked great until a few years ago when the water pressure in my house was reduced throughout the house. I shut off the softener manually and the pressure in the house was restored. After calli...

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Need to re-caulk bathrooms, with so many types/brands, which one should I get from Canadian Tire?

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I want to have as much room as possible with these dimensions as i am extending my shower and will have a tight area there that will fit this but want to maximize and need to be able to lie down in the thing! Let me know if anyone has a reco as i am seeing sitting areas on tubs on this size being pr...