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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


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!






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


September 2, 2017

Topics: Room air cleaning; Foam insulation in a bulkhead; Basement stairs squeeking; Asphalt crack sealer; Condo vent clothes dryer cleaning damaged the backdraft dampers; How to get "soft heat" from baseboard heaters; Financial subsidies for Windows; Capped chimney falling apart; Turbines on roofs in Canada; Spilled paint stripper on a hardwood floor.

Duration: 00:17:43

August 26, 2017

Topics: Sump Pump back-up; Spray painting metal siding; Solving a cold spot under a window; On a Deck, a water based sealer put on over an oil stain is not drying and smells; What is the best new siding for a house; My sump pump is over heating; How to vent a plumbing drain in an island sink; Plumbing access traps.

Duration: 00:21:56

August 19, 2017

Topics: Door to door sales pitches for heat pumps; Downspouts which drain into the foundation perimeter drain; Curling roof shingles; A strange leaking pipe through the foundation wall; Basement floor rebuild and water control; Sump pumps; More water through perimiter drains; Condo windows leaking - rain screen.

Duration: 00:24:23

August 12, 2017

Topics: Boring 4" holes through a foundation wall; Toilet stain cleaning; Water inflitration above a window frame; Shimming under a floating floor; Warming up a cold basement; Deck foundations; Ghosting on walls; Cleaning brick and flashings with acid; Sink girgling and the vent valve; Old electrical pole not stable.

July 15, 2017

Topics: Schluter Kerdi board in a shower -- and on the ceiling?; Spray painting aluminum rails; New home construction with water in basement insulation; Building hydronic heating into a new basement slab; Replacing a furnace oil tank; Keeping leaves out of gutters; What kind of siding to choose?; Freshening up melimine cabinets -- maybe use ReColour by Rust-Oleum - I haven't tested it yet; Painting a concrete floor; Cleaning a glass top stove. Sunday Notebook: The gravity light -- shown on...

Duration: 00:18:33

July 1, 2017

Topics: Noise in hydronic radiators when there is no heat; Remove wax from floor before sanding; Self Healing paving sand for paving stones; Stopping Humidity in a crawl space; Parquet flooring and moisture movement; Wall leak from flat roof flashing; Replacing old window glazing.

Duration: 00:34:47

June 17, 2017

Topics: A spline for laminate floor cut ends; Girguling sink - clean the drain line -- the vent valve; Cleaning up Mould under a sink; Toilet flowing occasionally; Which direction should a ceiling fan turn; Forced air vent duct booster; Beaver dam for basement leaks; Brown pressure treated wood - MicroPro; Getting cloth tape glue off of a new fridge; Mould in the attic. Sunday: Why bother to get a written contract for renovations?

Duration: 00:30:59

June 10, 2017

Topics: Stainless Steel chimney liner; Where to put baseboard heaters under a 10 foot wide window; How to attach a metal black splash behind a stove; Flood contimination in gravel clean-up before pouring a slab - Radon remediation preparation; Work sequence for new basement windows and foundation cracks; Baseboard heater only half as hot - check if wired to 220 or 110; Choosing new deck materials; Refreshing a metal front door with car wax -- treat it like a car body. Sunday - Fasteners...

Duration: 00:19:46

June 3, 2017

Topics: A6 - industrial quality laminate flooring; Identifying ants; New basement floor covering after a flood; Floating floors in a basement; Brick pointing; Foundation cracks patching; Running a speaker wire through walls; Concrete surface repairs; Glue together a broken concrete bird bath -- use PL Premium. Sunday: Conceptual tricks for designing decks.

Duration: 00:19:21

May 27, 2017

Topics: Filling in a basement window; Best entry point for the cold water in a hot water tank; Plumbing spill; Baseboard heater size; Legality of doing electrical work; Bathroom vent into old three story skylight well; Soundproofing floors; Painting a steel garage door.

Duration: 00:22:38

May 20, 2017

Topics: Crack in foundation and landscaping; Insulating a slab on grade foundation; Basement flooding up from floor -- Xypex crystalling waterproofing; Air spaces in walls; Draining a hot water tank; Foundation parging coming off; Deck peeling, water underneith; Toilet tank cracked, can it be patched - NO; Removing stains on brick. Sunday: Dust in Renovation

Duration: 00:31:35

May 13, 2017

Topics: Cleaning up Mould; Bathtub re-glazing is peeling; Flooded appliances; Flooding from a basin roof drain; Cleaning lint out of close dryer ducts; Drying out the house after a flood; Removing pyrite under the garage floor; Which kind of garage door automation is best; Leaking in the garage traced to ice on the roof. Sunday: Dust during renovations

Duration: 00:34:42

May 6, 2017

Topics: Contractors - balancing furnace ducts; Preparing for a flood; Replacing shingles on a Mansard roof; Bathtub liners; Running water noise in plumbing; An anoying electrical hum; Cleaning up a nail polish spill; An invasion of garden ants. Sunday: The river is rising – preparing for a flood: OVERVIEW

Duration: 00:14:03

April 29, 2017

Gokhale Method "Pain Free Backs" - two day "foundation course" in Montreal May 06-07. $600 for a two day course is expensive, but I have never found any non-medical practice that is so effective for lower back pain. In my early 60’s I was about to give up all shop or renovation work because of back problems. That is when I started to do these easy exercises daily and now I am able to work pain free at 72! Expensive, but worth every dime. Jon Topics: Codes for renovations; concrete repair;...

Duration: 00:23:08

April 22, 2017

Topics: Berkeley's "Right To Know" by-law requiring a notice on packaging about the need to keep the phone away from the head has won again in Court - see the Market Place report; Rain gutters and leaf protection; Painting a metal garage door; Weather restrictions for painting that garage door; Sealing a butcher block; Clothes dryer extension in-line fan for long ducts; Building tripple windows; A double sink is gurgling with an "S" trap; Large tile corner sticking up; Refinishing a...

Duration: 00:20:21

April 15, 2017

Topics: Get the FOG (Fat - Oil - Grease) out; Tankless combo boiler; Landscaping away from foundations; Efflorescence on garage floor; Ice Lenses lifting outdoor underground stairway wall; Air conditioning maintenance; Getting spray paint to stick to glass; Ant extermination.

Duration: 00:23:53

April 8, 2017

Topics: Sump Pump back-up; Landscaping with a French drain; Floor finishing; Siding next to a roof picking up water; Asphalt vs Elastomeric on a flat roof; Which shingles to buy; Basement window leaking, where is it coming from; Large water accumulation in the back yard.

Duration: 00:19:30

April 1, 2017

Topics: Water coming up from under basement; Leveling basement after plumbing work, and prepairing concrete for tile work; Removing a wall in the basement; Solving icicle problem -- just drilling some holes in the soffit may not be enough; Tracing an expansion noise when a fireplace insert heats up; New recessed lights not working properly with their dimmer; How to close off a gas fireplace; Second story floor is slanted after renovations; Are cement blocks banned for foundations today?;...

Duration: 00:21:39

March 25, 2017

Topics: Should I change my plumbing supply line when the city changes the water main in the street: Paint peeling off of a metal garage; Brick wall always getting wet - should I waterproof it -- NO; Some of my hydronic radiators turn off just when they get hot; What is an In-Line Fan; I smell the neighbour's laundry through my clothes dryer -- the butterfly damper for shared dryer lines; Snow melt pads for steps and walkways; A drip in the walls from the third floor every time the gas...

Duration: 00:26:47

March 18, 2017

Topics: Window repair or replace; Back flow valves: Poor plumbing drainage from a second floor apartment; Spray foam insulation under a flat roof; Costs of emergency heating visits; Cold wall after roof work; Brick wall weep holes filled; Hot water mixing valve; Placing unistone over concrete.

Duration: 00:33:03

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