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Have been involved in the renovation business for 20+ years. Had the opportunity to work with some great carpenters. I also spent a good portion of that time doing painting. I have done commercial, residential and industrial painting. I specialized in the installation of cultured marble For 4-5 years while doing bathroom renovations.


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comment How do I work around a tree in my fence line?
that's great, I hope it works for you
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comment What are the pros and cons of two AC systems vs a dual zone system?
I guess the right way to say what I meant is, geothermal and these systems use the same process of transferring heat from one location to another. So geothermal is specific to a system using the earths heat, it's just they both use the same process of a heat pump to do there job. See the edited link in my answer. It will clarify why it is less costly.
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comment Is it common to have no ceiling joists above joist-parallel walls?
If you could supply a pic it would help.
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comment What are the pros and cons of two AC systems vs a dual zone system?
These units are also energy efficient and in BC they qualify for a 1500.00 rebate.
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comment What are the pros and cons of two AC systems vs a dual zone system?
The one unit available can be set up as an ac/heating unit for the main floor, then add a second zone to the system for the upstairs apartment when ready. This will drastically offset the cost of the fuel he is currently using, because the unit does not use a classic heating element the heating cost are significantly reduced. One system will do the whole house so their is no need to buy separate systems. Also for almost the same cost of a straight ac unit he get the benefits of both.
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comment What are the pros and cons of two AC systems vs a dual zone system?
It's not geothermal in the classic form. It is not a system that requires lines in the ground. It does work on the exact same principle where it pulls heat from the environment and transfers the heat into the home and as an ac it pulls heat from the home and transfers it back to the environment.
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comment Is it OK to turn off power to a fuel furnace?
I have changed out a number of thermostats this way and never had a problem, however I am very careful with how it is done. That being said at least I warned the guy.
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comment Why is there cracked paint on my new plaster?
Doing things right is relative. If you do all the right things but use wrong materials or cheap materials, you can still end up with a crappy result. Not that I think this guy did anything wrong, sometimes things react in unexpected ways.
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comment Why do I have a reduced flame in my natural gas fireplace when the furnace or water heater runs?
It could be that your regulator pressure is set to low. This can be adjusted, but needs to be done by the gas co. There is a seal on the cover and in our area it is something like $10,000.00 fine or life in prison if you mess with it. There really picky about playing with the gas.
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answered How do I remove moss from an outdoor brick walkway?