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  1. NorPlan

    Polyurethane Area Rug vs BBQ Sauce ???

    Unfortunately I don't know what Brand of BBQ Sauce that Spilled but it left a Big Mess and was not attended to immediately upon spilling.. We tried the Rug Shampooer, Oxe Clean, Vinegar & Water.. The only thing so far is the colour of the stain has become a tad lighter.. The Rug is made of...
  2. NorPlan

    HVAC / Central Air Problems

    This is the 2nd Season we've had Central Air installed , have a problem with Condensation Build Up.. Here in Eastern Ontario we've had an ongoing Heatwave that has had the A/C running at its peak.. Past few days the Indoor Temps have been reading 3 / 4 degrees higher than the Desired set temp...
  3. NorPlan

    Exterior Patio Door / Icing Up..

    Had an Exterior Patio Door installed about 5 yrs ago, seems the past 3 Winters whenever the Temps drop to (-10'C)and greater the Track along the bottom tends to ice up and becomes difficult to lock.. The Wife is thinking Door needs to be Replaced. Temps around the 0 Mark & + side all is good ...
  4. NorPlan

    New to Us Central Air Conditioning System..

    @Steve123 ... Yes (To Cool) setting should be Higher and (To Heat) setting lower.. How much of a difference should they be ?? Unfortunately the Wife had turned down the Settings which created excess Condinsation on the arch of the Plenum leading out from the main unit , the Operating Manual...
  5. NorPlan

    New to Us Central Air Conditioning System..

    Back beginning of Summer we had Central Air Conditioning added with our Lennox Furnace.. The later is new to us and now that we're in the beginning stages of Fall like weather in the Evenings in Eastern Ontario .. The Question is to find an economical Setting .. We have a Touch Screen Control...
  6. NorPlan

    Toilet Not Flushing Properly

    It's beginning tobe a Hit & Miss , sometimes Toilet will successfully Flush on the 1st Try other times 2nd & 3rd try.. There is No Blockage as a pail of Hot Water poured down the Bowl directly Flushes as it should.. Wondering if the Flushing Mechanizium needs Replacement ??
  7. NorPlan

    Laneway Retaining Wall Over Ditch...

    10 Foot Long T-Bars (Steel Fence Posts) Ribbed Design.. There old as now their only available in 7 ft lengths.. At least 6ft of the steel posts will be pounded into the ground all along the dug trench that's either side of the Culvert Pipe
  8. NorPlan

    Laneway Retaining Wall Over Ditch...

    Have a number of 10' T-Bars we plan of sinking in the trench...
  9. NorPlan

    Laneway Retaining Wall Over Ditch...

    The Present Retaining Wall over the Ditch to the Laneway entering the Property needs Replacing.. It's made out of 6X6 Timbers.. The plan is to use the present wall as a Form on one side and Dig a Trench along the Inside (18" Thick by 13' Long by 4' High)... Cost Wise the Debate is whether to (1)...
  10. NorPlan

    Lady Bugs By The Gazillion....

    For Sometime now come Spring when the Clocks are turned ahead and the Sun rides Higher in the Sky.. Lady Bugs, the (Stinky & Bite) kind seem to be coming out of the woodwork literaly by the gazillion.. All the Windows & Doors have been adequately taped around the framework .. They seem to lay...
  11. NorPlan

    Front Door / Freeze Up / WinterTime Hassle..

    Have had this on going problem and have gone thru 5/6 Deadbolt Lock kits .. The usual January Deep Freeze has come a month early, once the Temps hover around (-15'C +) the Front Door lock Tumblers are rendered useless with a Key.. We have decided to build an Insulated Front Vestibule / Mud Room...
  12. NorPlan

    Gooseneck Kitchen Faucet / Line keeps Kinking ??

    Had a Gooseneck Kitchen Faucet installed a few months back , the Kit came complete with a Flex Hose and Inline Weight to aid in the hose retracting.. The hose tends to kink at point of inline weight thereby cutting the water flow.. We draw from a Well so it's Noticable .. Have tried moving the...
  13. NorPlan

    Septic Tank Cover

    Thanks for the Comeback...More & More now We're starting to see variations of Septic Tank Lid Covers @ Surface Level.. The setup we built with the Trap Door idea was our concern, I was just wanting to eliminate one more step in the process of making ready for Pumping.. Was told also as long as...
  14. NorPlan

    Septic Tank Cover

    The Grass never grew properly over the Septic Tank... As the Tank is located just outside the Front of the House we decided to Build a 12' X 8' Platform Deck over the Tank which sits on 4 Patio Stones, 1 at each corner.. The Platform was designed so that a section 8' X 30" wide could be pulled...
  15. NorPlan

    Main Door Deadbolt Lock / Freezes Up

    This is the 3rd Go Around.. Moved In , Discovered Lock Freezes Up when the Temps dip below (-15'C) Replaced with Keyless , Didn't remidy Frozen Tumbler.. Tired of Replacing (4/AA) every 10 weeks.. Now back to Original Deadbolt Lock style, Nothing else suitable or Accomidating on the Market.. :down:
  16. NorPlan

    Main Door Deadbolt Lock / Freezes Up

    We explored that Possibility, Have a Dehumidifier running .. The Barometer reads an average of 47% in the house on the main floor.. I think what's working against us , we are a direct Southerly Explosure to the Sun.. The Hot / Cold against the Cast Aluminum Lock Cover over the Tumbler...
  17. NorPlan

    Main Door Deadbolt Lock / Freezes Up

    @Snoonyb.. We tried a Keyless Entry Touch Pad, Aside from the Cold Winter Temps cutting the Battery Life (4/AA).. The Tumbler Freezes Up, Honestly like Emission Standards being thrown at us for the Family Car, It would do Well to stay in Sunny California as it won't work effeciently...
  18. NorPlan

    Main Door Deadbolt Lock / Freezes Up

    If Hydro Rates were Affordable in Ontario that certainly would be a Viable Option..
  19. NorPlan

    Main Door Deadbolt Lock / Freezes Up

    10-4 This latest Deadbolt Installation is Free of Any WD 40, It's Messy & Yes and once the Temps dip on the Minus Side it gums up the works.. It's more an Inconvience having to Break Out the Bic Lighter in the Dark after being out all day..lol.. Have applied Graphite previously, Old Man Winter...
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