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Jon and Dave Fisher make Tim Allen look like a wuss without a tool-belt. By the time you're finished listening to Jon's show, you'll wish you had more chores in the job-jar. Saturday mornings are for home fix-it-ups. Or for procrastinating on them so you can listen!

Jon and Dave Fisher make Tim Allen look like a wuss without a tool-belt. By the time you're finished listening to Jon's show, you'll wish you had more chores in the job-jar. Saturday mornings are for home fix-it-ups. Or for procrastinating on them so you can listen!
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Montreal, QC

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Jon and Dave Fisher make Tim Allen look like a wuss without a tool-belt. By the time you're finished listening to Jon's show, you'll wish you had more chores in the job-jar. Saturday mornings are for home fix-it-ups. Or for procrastinating on them so you can listen!

Twitter:

@CJAD800

Language:

English

Contact:

1717 boulevard René-Lévesque Est Montréal (Québec) H2L 4T9 514-790-0991


Episodes

November 10, 2018

11/9/2018
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Topics: Test your exhaust fans; Fire safety with baseboard heaters and blinds; Replacing a crawl space beam, steel or wood; Insulating a crawl space; Insulating a livable attic space and icicles; Insulating a cathedral ceiling; Insulating old block or stone foundations; Is an acoustical liner on an air conditioning a good idea; Improving the performance of a clothes dryer with a booster fan; Freezing in washing machine drain; Contractor bids for two new condo roofs. Sunday: Avoiding freezing...

Duration:00:31:22

November 3, 2018

11/3/2018
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Topics: Mould clean-up procedures; Ice daming; Provincial and municipal swimming pool regulations; Paint peeling on an inside wall of a sixplex; Changing out a water tank and electrical connection questions; Contracting for a bathroom reno -- Get It In Writing; Oil heating is expensive, get a heat pump; What to look for in a mobile home in a cold climate. Sunday Notebook: Cleaning and keeping leaves out of gutters and ladder safety.

Duration:00:33:56

October 27, 2018

10/28/2018
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Topics: Cutting Heat costs Dual Energy; Tri-Energy; Do I need a humidifier, which one; Condensation in the kitchen cupboard; Concrete window sills cracking; Radon gas remediation; Follow-up to light bulbs burning out; Choosing a decking material, the best of pressure treated wood and why I don't like paint finishs; Water driping down a gas boiler chimney when gone on winter vacation, and what does a chimney liner look like; Toilet MAP ratings critique and a video on how things work, or don't...

Duration:00:33:58

October 20, 2018

10/20/2018
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Topics: Where to install a cold air return in the basement; Can I use the stud space for a cold air return; Can I paint composite boards on a deck: My furnace is not working well, seems to be the thermostat -- look at the Tri-Flex controller; Which new toilet should I buy -- A rating list of the performance of low flow toilets; Can I snake a plastic pipe through the cupboards for the Ice Machine in my new frig; How do I cut a hole through the wall for a clothes dryer -- through the...

Duration:00:33:13

October 13, 2018

10/13/2018
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Topics: Window well drainage; Wood burning down draft; Muscle Wall against floods; Stone craws space foundation insulation; Water stain removal on wood window frame; Finding a contractor for maintenance on a through the wall air conditioner; Garage gas smells getting into the house; Tracing a smell drifting around the house.

Duration:00:32:27

October 6, 2018

10/6/2018
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Topics: The Weather Tab on JonEakes.com; Chimney caps; Fence posts rusting; Fire escape pipes need drainage; How long does a hot water tank last and "Forced Obsolescence": No floor drain in the basement - finding the main drain with sonar; Wood burning applince for a small fireplace; Heat pump cover; When to coat treated wood; Stain block paint for a ceiling stain; When to stain new pressure treated wood; Installing heating cables on the roof.

Duration:00:33:28

September 29, 2018

9/30/2018
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Topics: Toilet with a ticking noise in the tank; Toilet tank noise with a new toilet; Metal roof ventilation; How to measure a window for a replacement; Window Replacement Overview; What to watch with a new electrical water heater installation; Jon's homework about lightbulbs burning out; Blocked water flow in a basement drain; Dry traps for floor drains; Repairing a chimney. Sunday: Wood Heating controls in Montreal

Duration:00:33:24

September 29, 2018

9/30/2018
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Topics: Toilet with a ticking noise in the tank; Toilet tank noise with a new toilet; Metal roof ventilation; How to measure a window for a replacement; Window Replacement Overview; What to watch with a new electrical water heater installation; Jon's homework about lightbulbs burning out; Blocked water flow in a basement drain; Dry traps for floor drains; Repairing a chimney. Sunday: Wood Heating controls in Montreal

Duration:00:32:22

September 22, 2018

9/22/2018
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Topics: Sequencing of basement finishing; Basement sub-floors; Roof de-icing cables; Whole house surge protectors; Light bulbs burning out rapidly; Whole house HRV installation; Ducts in attics; Rain gutter down spouts.

Duration:00:21:36

September 15, 2018

9/16/2018
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Topics: Load Misers for getting more electricity out of your current panel; Slab errosion and Pure Lift; Sealing asphalt driveway cracks; LED lights keep glowing after being turned off; Toilet keeps leaking at the wax ring; Toilet making noises occasionally after the city worked on water in the street; How late in the year can I put on asphalt shingles; More detailes on load misers; Is cleaning of heating ducts necessary every year; Can a solarium skirt lift the solarium and crack the joint...

Duration:00:35:08

September 8, 2018

9/7/2018
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Gokhale Method to a pain free back is in town again. There is a free introductory session in Longueuil on Saturday September 15, (the English course is full but if you speak French there is still room in this French course) and full training courses in both languages in the days to come. Gokhale's method is what has kept my back going strong for the last 15 years - read more here. Topics: Sealing a crack in a foundation wall - air gap membranes; Sealing a crack in the garage floor --...

Duration:00:34:51

July 28, 2018

7/28/2018
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Topics: Rid-of-Mice; Tree Roots, bio-barrier; Rain gutter leaking; Metal Roofs -- PRS Consulting explination; Horse stable ventilation; Metal roofs again; Flashings.

Duration:00:34:16

July 21, 2018

7/23/2018
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Topics: Photograph your rain puddles to plan future landscaping; Hot water tank pressure relief valve mystery; Can't find a contractor for a new stove-top; Heat pump not working - sizing problems; Water accumulation - landscaping; Humidity levels high in house.

Duration:00:59:54

July 7, 2018

7/7/2018
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Topics: Relative Humidity and comfort -- keeping cool during a heat wave; Gluing panels to a basement ceiling -- Quick Grab adhesive; Cleaning a fiberglass deck -- the key is a bristle brush; What caulking to use for a fiberglass deck to the wall -- Polyurethane caulking; Installing panels in an unheated garage - any moisture problems?; Window air conditioner with no drain -- my homework; Who repairs blown off shingles; Radiant heating for ceilings and floors; How to clean a condo garbage...

Duration:00:41:36

June 30, 2018

6/30/2018
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Topics: Water hammer arrestor homework; Bathtub spout not fully diverting the water; Ants in a tree; Air conditioning unit fan not working; Air conditioner with ice buildup; Toilet bowll cleaning out the brown stain; Dryer vents cross connection with neighbour; Who pays when a plumber cuts into a wall to repair a pipe; How to check if an asbestos removal job was well done; Follow-up on moving a radio to a new place in the house to get better CJAD reception -- it worked; Cleaning soft...

Duration:00:59:59

June 23, 2018

6/23/2018
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Topics: Re-Roofing a shed; Brick repointing; Water hammer arrestors; Static listening to CJAD on the radio - move the radio in the home; Epoxy not sticking to a previously flooded garage floor; Wierd noise in the toilet.

Duration:01:00:00

June 16, 2018

6/23/2018
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Walter Assi is sitting in for Jon Eakes.

Duration:00:32:25

June 9, 2018

6/9/2018
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Topics: Stainless steel screws and rust; Removing stains from a fiberglass bathtub; Water inflitration from driveway drain in a slopped driveway; Roof shingles for high winds and dealing with ice dams on a cathedral roof; Refinishing a porcelin bathtub; Sealing cracks in the foundation from the inside or outside; What is causing those cracks in the foundation; Water run off away from the house.

Duration:00:33:26

June 2, 2018

6/2/2018
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Topics: Legal reference for condos; Helping neighbours with Chemical Hyper-Sensitivity -- The Environmental Health Association of Quebec; Lining a wood burning chimney; Prepairing for a housing inspection; Technique for re-gluing counter trim with contact cement; Fixing a power line support unlodged by the wind; How to change a gate post without removing the concrete in the ground; Building passageways to hide bathroom fan ducting; Making edges "dissapear" by using round drywall corners;...

Duration:00:32:32

May 26, 2018

5/26/2018
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Topics: Talking to mice; Concrete spalling around the swimming pool; Keeping leafs out of heat pump; Dealing with small red ants; Finding the leak in a window; Do I need to change the indoor side of a heat pump when I change the outdoor part; Thermal pane window dirty on the inside; Painting a laquered floor; Leak showing on ceiling but doesn't seem to come from the roof. Sunday: Working with Sandpaper

Duration:00:33:08