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Home Improvement with Jon Eakes

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Location:

Montreal, QC

Description:

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

August 12, 2017

8/13/2017
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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

7/15/2017
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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

7/1/2017
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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

6/17/2017
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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

6/11/2017
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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

6/3/2017
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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

5/28/2017
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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

5/22/2017
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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

5/14/2017
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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

5/6/2017
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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

4/28/2017
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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

4/22/2017
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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

4/15/2017
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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

4/8/2017
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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

4/2/2017
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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

3/25/2017
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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

3/19/2017
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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


March 11, 2017

3/12/2017
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Topics: Changing clocks -- flick all circuit breakers on then off to clean them, then change the clocks; Expansion with hardwood floors; An electrical fire in the furnace and a strange replacement recommendation from the serviceman; Basement insulation and vapour barriers; Getting bathroom exhaust away from the soffits; Bathroom exhaust and clothes dryers on the same exit hood, the butterfly damper; Slopped driveway letting water into the garage when it hits the door itself; Net Zero...

Duration: 00:33:55


March 4, 2017

3/5/2017
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Topics: Dripping sound in wall behind sink of bathroom; Hardwood floor has a space between the boards and the wall - yes it should be there; Just bought a house with cracks in the foundation -- when are they important or not; Odours coming through apartment walls; Can I use a shop vac to suck out a clogged bathtub drain? and using Zip-It Clean; Big draft in a house 3 season addition.

Duration: 00:34:48


February 25, 2017

2/26/2017
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Topics: Asphalt shingles; Aluminum wiring; Basement insulation; Using silicone to attach a pedistal sink to the wall; Wood burning fireplace damper problem; Replace hot water tank; Lessons from the Ice Storm; Electrical Tankless water heaters.

Duration: 00:34:13

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