Home Improvement with Jon Eakes
August 15, 201508/15/15
Topics: BioBarrier for control of bamboo; Painting a garage door; Chimney liner contracting costs; Re-installing patio doors with rotten frames; Carpenter ants discovered during renovation; Kitchen ventilation shooting INTO not THROUGH the wall;...
July 18, 2015
Topics: Angled mount for ceiling fans; Vinegar to kill plants and moss; Roof shingles getting old; Oiling patio doors; Oiling regular room fans; Repainting a metal roof; Finding a toilet tank cover; Changing from oil to all electric or to a heat pump...
July 11, 2015
Topics: Finishes for outdoor steps; Neighbors and fences: How to move a bees nest without destroying the bees; Can I have too many roof vents; Sloping the grass around the foundation of the house; What should I use for the deck boards; Collecting...
June 27, 2015
Topics: Roofing nails found on ground after strong wind; Condensation in an attic bathroom fan duct; Bamboo flooring in a kitchen; How to permenantly glue something to a frig -- epoxy; Changing heating system to save energy -- dual energy --...
June 20, 2015
Topics: Cleaning out a clogged French drain; Muric acid to remove salt stains on outdoor tiles; Japanese knot weed; Getting money for BP shingle problems; Getting air conditioning to several rooms in an old house; Salt in the air from humidifier; More...
June 6, 2015
Topics: Attaching an awning to a gable end; Improving Person sliding windows; New attic insulation blocking ventilation; Sun porch roof leaking at wall joint; Washing a clothes dryer screen; Landscaping to protect brick and parging; Painting...
May 30, 2015
Topics: Basement humidity floor coverings; Raising a low sloped roof stopping ice dams; Flat roof collecting water; Creating a proper foundation for a deck to become an addition; Ventilating a Mansard roof; Roof ice dams; Using an old cimney for a...
May 23, 2015
Topics: Perimiter Drain problems - inside / outside - Landscaping for water control; Trench drains for down slopped driveway; Steel shingles with Asphalt Coating; Adding more plywood to the roof before new shingles -- fixing air sealing and...
May 2, 2015
Topics: Fog in window; Defective roof shingles; Attic ventilation is critical for roof shingles; Smart Meters - what do I think; Electrical outlets very drafty; Ait tight electrical outlets; Cleaning rings on a porcelin sink; Humidity in the basement,...
April 18, 2015
Topics: Ceiling fan light problems; 100w LED bulbs now on the market; Bathroom tile replacement; Garage door not closing tight on the bottom; Planning a basement renovation insulation; Entry way tiling; Dual Energy - Tri-Energy; Concrete walkway slabs...
April 11, 2015
Topics: Meir Schnider in Montreal next week all the way from San Francisco - 2 hour introduction to healthy eyes Wednesday or Friday 7pm, workshop on the weekend. He is one of the best things that ever happened to my health; Roof over entry door and...
April 4, 2015
Topics: Lady Bug invasion; Hydro Rate study; Septic tank leaching field clogging; Bathroom exhaust fan installation with In-Line fans for more distance; Humidistat for bathroom fan; Running air changer ducts in the attic; Changing a flat roof;...
March 21, 2015
Topics: When to do spring hardscaping; Plumbing vent pipe leaking on celing -- plumbing epoxy stick; Brick work confusion; Furnace fan - use 2 speed fan; Floor heating in bathroom; Roof flashing of plumbing stack; Water radiators making noise -- Spiro...
March 14, 2015
Topics: Dual energy rate; Smart meters causing fires with propaine tanks; Contractor's insurance for applying a torched on roof membrane; Judging one contractor against another; A whistling water pipes; Removing a stuck garden hose; Freezing hose...
March 7, 2015
Topics: Roof ice coming with these temperatures; Defrosting pipes and house fires; Contractor recommendations for my icicles; Plumbing vent stack covered with snow; New roof leaking; Water puddles on new flat roof; Bathroom sink overflow leaves musty...
February 28, 2015
Topics: Dual heating confusion; Smoke coming down second of two fireplaces - LockTop chimney tops; Black soot mystery - neighbours wood heating -- HRV filters; Mould around window -- stopping the condensation; Dual energy control problems --...
February 21, 2015
Topics: Snow weight on flat roof; Tub spout sticking out too far; Freezing exhaust fan hoods; Toilet flow slow in cold weather; Shower membraines; Freezing door mechanism; Heat Pump circulation; Municipal pipes freezing; Flat roof leak following drain...
February 14, 2015
Topics: Backflow valves; Sediment in hot water from well water; Restore or change heritage windows; Structural security in an old rental appartment; Fire retardant spray for foam insulation; Gas fireplace poorly insulated; Mainline backup valves;...
February 7, 2015
Topics: Resurfacing a mirror; Replacing thermal pane glass; Ice capping of the plumbing stack and odours in the house; Water in Garage in very cold weather; Basement back flow valve; Freezing heating pipes; Rainfall, Waterfall showerheads; Fogged...
January 17, 2015
Topics: De-icers for locks; A gadget or app to colour match painting; Plaster swelling and falling off condo walls; Adding plaster of paris to plaster; Soundproof outside walls; Getting sliding doors to slide better; Adjusting fresh air ventilation...
- Montreal, QC
1717 boulevard René-Lévesque Est