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08-12-19, 11:45 PM
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Posted By mvoong

Thanks for the responses. I live in Toronto,...

Thanks for the responses. I live in Toronto, Canada. When I first got the place, it had a unmaintained lawn. I mowed the lawn a few times and got tired of that, so I though I'd mulch the lawn and...
08-12-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 423
Posted By mvoong

No maintenance backyard ideas?

Hi,
I have a pretty big sized backyard about 600sq feet. I'm not into gardening and I don't like mowing the lawn. Is there any no maintenance (or low maintenance) backyard landscaping ideas that...
02-06-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By mvoong

Thanks for all your help for my first back splash...

Thanks for all your help for my first back splash project. Here's the finished product: Backsplash (https://photos.app.goo.gl/G3bPMDxBhTcFB1Et8)

Now I just need to put sealer on the grout and...
01-31-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By mvoong

The place is pretty old. I think it was built in...

The place is pretty old. I think it was built in the 1930's. I'm not sure if they even put exterior waterproofing back then, but thanks for the advice.

Also, thanks for the tips on attachment...
01-30-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By mvoong

It's in the basement, so I'm assuming its just...

It's in the basement, so I'm assuming its just earth on the other side of the brick. Its an old place, so the exterior of the brick probably isn't waterproof. Could that be the problem?
01-28-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By mvoong

Thanks for the advice! I think I've found the...

Thanks for the advice!
I think I've found the gardz product, which is also a primer.
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.zinsser-gardz-primer-sealer--916ml.1000833048.html

This will be my first...
01-28-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By mvoong

preparing for backsplash

Hi,
After removing a peel and stick backsplash and some of the paint came off with it and the wall is showing what looks like the paper part of the drywall
...
01-28-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By mvoong

It's brick and insulation behind the drywall. ...

It's brick and insulation behind the drywall. Does the fact that it's winter have to do with cracks?

P.S. This is unrelated, but I'm unable to attach anymore pictures. Any idea on how to remove...
01-27-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By mvoong

cracks and bubbles in wall?

Hi,
Just wondering if anyone can tell me where these cracks and paint bubbles are coming from in my basement walls? Is there something I need to fix?

Thanks!

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12-05-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By mvoong

soldering controller board

Hi,
Kenmore oven wasn't turning on, so after opening it up I noticed a burned out connection on the controller board of my Kenmore oven. If you look at my pictures, the plastic has melted and...
07-30-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By mvoong

ok, makes sense. Thanks for the quick reply

ok, makes sense. Thanks for the quick reply
07-30-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By mvoong

ok thanks! Another idea was to use perforated...

ok thanks!
Another idea was to use perforated joint tape and spackle, but I'm not sure if it would hold. Especially when winter comes.
...
07-30-18, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By mvoong

fill in gap from wood rot

Hi,
Noticed some wood rot near the entranceway and started picking away at the soft parts till it came out. Though now I have this hole that I need to fill in.

The first picture is where I...
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By mvoong

Remove paint from concrete area

Hi,
Any advice on how to remove paint from a 36 square foot concrete outdoor space. I tried scraping, sanding and using my hose to remove most of the paint, but there's still a lot left. Is there...
11-19-17, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By mvoong

Thanks for the tip, Walleye Hunter and Handyone! ...

Thanks for the tip, Walleye Hunter and Handyone! I'll look into checking the pH of my water and trying out an oscillating tool to cut the pipe.
11-17-17, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By mvoong

I have figured out that since the pipes are so...

I have figured out that since the pipes are so close to the wall, I'll have to use a sawzall to cut it. The pipe width is 1.5 inches, so I couldn't find one of those cutting wheel tools for that...
11-09-17, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By mvoong

Thanks for all your replies/advice everyone! I...

Thanks for all your replies/advice everyone! I will start looking into replacing the pipe and probably cutting out the drywall to replace the pipe horizontally within the walls.
Which type of pipe...
11-08-17, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By mvoong

Do pipes need replacing?

I recently did a temporary fix a pinhole leak in my copper pipe using rubber magic tape and was thinking of doing a permanent fix by soldering the pinholes later. However, I was told I should be...
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By mvoong

Thanks for all your valuable replies/advice! I...

Thanks for all your valuable replies/advice! I guess i'll stick with just the filter for the HVAC system then.
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By mvoong

Are vent filters a good or bad idea?

Hi,
I have return and supply vents in my home floors and I worry about dirt/dust getting into them and dirtying up the vents. I was thinking about putting in some vent filters, but I'm getting...
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By mvoong

I think I see what you're talking about. I'm...

I think I see what you're talking about. I'm going have to ask the company about that when I get them to come back to reslope the eavestrough. I figure I'd rather have a properly working...
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By mvoong

Well the company says they can try to reslope it...

Well the company says they can try to reslope it but the eavestrough would end up being a lot lower than the fascia in the front. I took a pic of the front. Am i wrong, but does it look like there's...
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By mvoong

Thanks for the quick reply!

Thanks for the quick reply!
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By mvoong

eavestrough properly installed?

Hi,
I recently got my eavestroughs replaced and when doing some gutter maintenance, I noticed there is some small amount of water not moving toward the downspout. Can anyone let me know if this is...
07-27-17, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By mvoong

Thanks for your input. Im surprised how...

Thanks for your input. Im surprised how complicated landscaping can get. Btw what happens if i just leave the path the way it is?
Will it cause any future problems? For example: during heavy...
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