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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..

    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...
  5. 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 ??
  6. 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)...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. NorPlan

    Main Door Deadbolt Lock / Freezes Up

    Have this On Going Problem , Even Tried a Keyless Entry Lock to No Avail.. Wintertime once the Temps dip below (-15'C) the Deadbolt Lock Tumbler Freezes Up.. Just recently switched back to the Original style DB Lock, No Go.. The Door Mfg. was no help.. I believe the Design is Faulty with a Cast...
  12. NorPlan

    Bathroom Exhaust Fan

    :) Got one of those Bathroom Exhaust Fans with a Multi-Function Control, Automatic Sensor, Humidity Level Detector, Select Dial, Override Switch...lol.. Have a 3 Part Question.. (1) Could I not tap into a GFI Wall Plug to Power Up ?? (2) Mrs. Would like to Install the Fan in the Ceiling above...
  13. NorPlan

    Danby Brand Dehumidifier / Auto Timer ???

    :help: Just bought a Dehumidifier , Danby Model #DDR45B1GP... Problems trying to set the Auto Timer Function.. Following the Prompts in the Manual the digital selection goes from 0.0 to 24 , I assume is based on a 24 hr clock ?? Tried setting it and when the desired Time came , it went without...
  14. NorPlan

    Floating Floor / Cutting to Measure....

    Replacing the Floating Flooor in a Basement Bedroom.. Can we Safely use the Mittor Saw , replaced the Blade last Fall with your Standard Multipurpose Cutting Blade.. Or could we expect Chippinng and what not ??
  15. NorPlan

    Dampness in The Attic ???

    :hide: As mentioned in another Thread looking for a Safe Route to Exhaust Condensation to the Outside.. 1st step was to access the Attic , that has turned into a Gargantuan Can Of Worms.. The Trap Door to the Attic Jams, can only budge it a couple inches.. While Pounding / Pushing on all sides...
  16. NorPlan

    Bathroom Exhaust Fan / Heat Loss ??

    Having a Debate with Management.. First just where to Install a Bathroom Exhaust Fan?? Whether to go up through the Roof or through an Outside Wall... The least evasive route would be ideal.. Secondly, Just How Much Heat Loss would their be running the Exhaust Fan primarily in the Winter Months...
  17. NorPlan

    Propane Consumption Forumula ??

    :help: Drawing a Complete Blank trying to figure out our daily Propane Consumption, Were talking Canadian , Propane Furnace..lol... I thought the Tanks were 123 gal. Size but according to the Delivery Ticket it says 2 X 420L Tanks... The Previous Top Up was Jan.11/16' today 51 days later they...
  18. NorPlan

    Propane Exhaust & Vent Pipes / How Close Can We Come ??

    :) Exploring the Idea of putting an Addition the Back of the House.. Foundation is "L" Shaped with the Back part 20ft. wide.. At this point the Foundation wall rises above ground a good 4ft.+.. On the Right Side the Propane Furnace Exhaust Pipe sticks out of the foundation wall a foot in from...
  19. NorPlan

    Furnace Fan..

    :help: Furnace Fan Define "On" vs "Circulating" ?? We have a Lennox Propane Fired Furnace with a WiFi Thermostat Control.. The Furnace Fan has 3 Settings (On,Auto,Circulating).. I had set the Fan in the "On" position to keep the Fan running Constent.. Was told we should have the Fan set on...
  20. NorPlan

    Oscillating Saw

    :). Need to Cut a piece of Counter Top out hopefully without Undoing / Lifting Counter Top up.. We had removed a Stove Top Incert.. The idea is to cut straight back from the outside edge to the wall.. Would an Oscillating Saw do the last couple inches without having to cut into the wall ?? We...
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