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    Rough - you think you're doing the right thing...

    Rough - you think you're doing the right thing and getting all the asbestos out and then the previous owners screw you over like that!
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    I had to watch it twice to catch it, but yup :)...

    I had to watch it twice to catch it, but yup :)
    I was wondering how you got away with being allowed to keep it inside, makes sense it's getting moved. The house is looking really good!


    That...
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    Is that your electric meter inside the house in...

    Is that your electric meter inside the house in the addition area?
  4. What's with the triangular shims under each...

    What's with the triangular shims under each tread? It's bad enough that the treads rest on plywood triangles, but they got the size/position wrong and had to shim them???

    It almost looks like...
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    They quoted me $395 for quantity 1 (implying they...

    They quoted me $395 for quantity 1 (implying they would discount a larger order), but I was able to talk them down a little bit. I think the current economic state has made them willing to move on...
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    I got my Mirra 2 yesterday - thanks again for the...

    I got my Mirra 2 yesterday - thanks again for the info about COI selling them used. It's wonderful to finally have a good chair at home!
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    Thanks so much for posting this! I am in the...

    Thanks so much for posting this! I am in the midst of hunting for a new (home) office chair and was trying to find something I liked as much as the Mirra I had at my last job. I hadn't even...
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    It's a really good sign that they caught the...

    It's a really good sign that they caught the asbestos in the drywall - that is something that all the hacks just ignore. Sounds like you've got a reputable outfit working on the job that really...
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    I know the original question has been answered...

    I know the original question has been answered but it seems people are still debating the merits of various solutions so I'll throw in my opinion here too.

    I had a 19x22 attached garage on my last...
  10. Thread: Radon?

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    Haha I didn't notice it was you... yeah, maybe,...

    Haha I didn't notice it was you... yeah, maybe, but obviously you won't get acceptable results with any of the normal commercial radon fans. I think the target is about 2" water column pressure...
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    Bathroom fans will not do anything to reduce...

    Bathroom fans will not do anything to reduce radon levels. They work by lowering the pressure inside the house and outside air comes in wherever it can. That means some fresh air but also some air...
  12. Fs: Elantra Touring Maintenance Parts - $30

    I'm clearing out the garage and would like to get rid of some parts I had for my 2010 Elantra Touring. Most parts should fit normal Elantras of similar years (with the 2.0L beta II engine) however I...
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    I needed to get an RPR done when I was preparing...

    I needed to get an RPR done when I was preparing to sell my house in 2017. I had a 2x6 planter set on the ground over a utility right of way (you could literally just lift it) and they marked it on...
  14. I built one of these out of 1/4" thick ABS...

    I built one of these out of 1/4" thick ABS plastic, and another out of 1/4" thick lexan. The lexan one was nice because it let light through and you can't have a colour mis-match if it's clear! ...
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    I buy my kids ~$20-30 used bikes from bike...

    I buy my kids ~$20-30 used bikes from bike recycling places. If you're willing to go through the rows of bikes there's usually something there with safe brakes, a good seat, recent tires and is...
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    Mine's a bit of petty revenge plus almost being...

    Mine's a bit of petty revenge plus almost being fired.

    The closest I've come to being fired was working at Rogers video around 2008-2009. I was in university and needed the money, there was...
  17. Airbags didn't go off and the roof isn't buckled...

    Airbags didn't go off and the roof isn't buckled - I'd say it is not a write-off. Given the panel misaslignment I see down both sides it's going to be a bitch of a repair though.

    Usually they...
  18. There being a new tenant is a very relevant...

    There being a new tenant is a very relevant detail and answers a lot of potential and asked questions.

    Did you add one person or replace one person? If it was an increase of one person I feel...
  19. I have mined various crypto currencies over the...

    I have mined various crypto currencies over the years and the traffic it generates is negligible. That traffic isn't from crypto mining, though there are no units on that graph so maybe that spike...
  20. I once had this explained to me by a lawyer and...

    I once had this explained to me by a lawyer and this is what they said:

    They have to name as many people as possible when they file, because if any of them find a way to weasel out of paying, such...
  21. Thread: Radon?

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    Counterpoint - my house is a walkout. We...

    Counterpoint - my house is a walkout. We deliberately had all the windows open for days on end, we have small kids that are in and out all the time and still had crazy high radon.

    It doesn't take...
  22. Converting a propane grill to natural gas - have a few questions

    I have a Master Forge MFA480BSP grill that I would like to convert from propane to natural gas. We bought this thing in Calgary where propane is cheap (thanks costco!) and moved to BC where it is...
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    Damn, 76 predates the building code requirement...

    Damn, 76 predates the building code requirement for gravel under the slab (I believe that was 82 or 84), and it's old enough to have asbestos in the drywall mud as well as potentially in the flooring...
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    With an average of just over 200 I'd suggest...

    With an average of just over 200 I'd suggest doing a longer term test. Try not to move the meter around and just leave it in one place for 30-90 days and see what the average ends up being. If it's...
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    Our oldest is just about done grade 2 and there's...

    Our oldest is just about done grade 2 and there's no way I would let her walk the 2 blocks to school alone - she's just too damn careless.
    Our middle kid is in grade 1 and I'd say he is ready for...
  26. Thread: Radon?

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    I have talked a lot on here about my experience...

    I have talked a lot on here about my experience so I figure it's worth sharing this: Here's what my radon levels look like since we started monitoring last fall upon moving into the house. Purple is...
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    Before starting any mitigation work I recommend...

    Before starting any mitigation work I recommend reading some radon mitigation guides - There's a couple available through the Calgary Public Library.

    In my case, I've had to pick and choose pieces...
  28. I'm hoping for one of those soon - had something...

    I'm hoping for one of those soon - had something refunded on March 16 so now they owe me $16.
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    Not to be picky but it doesn't matter if you...

    Not to be picky but it doesn't matter if you spend time in your basement or not. Get your house tested.

    Before any mitigation my current house averaged 458Bq/m^3 one month in the basement, and...
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    We just moved Calgary to Vernon last fall, family...

    We just moved Calgary to Vernon last fall, family of 5 and we did most of the moving work ourselves including the rental of a uhaul to move our things.

    As mentioned above the vast majority of the...
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    We've been contributing to a shared RESP for our...

    We've been contributing to a shared RESP for our 3 kids, for the first few years we have maxxed out the contributions ($2500 per kid). Most of that comes from the UCCB/CCTB/whatever it is called...
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    I used to think those were so cool but after...

    I used to think those were so cool but after buying a house that has them I miss my shower curtain. When getting in and out you never have more than 50% of the opening available. If you're not...
  33. So true. We just moved Calgary -> Vernon. ...

    So true. We just moved Calgary -> Vernon. Insurance went from $140/month (2 cars) to $250/month for lower coverage (higher deductibles and no extras).
    ICBC sucks.

    The other stupid thing here is...
  34. That sucks - we just got rid of our other card...

    That sucks - we just got rid of our other card because 2 credit cards was enough. Soon there will only be one :(
    I'll miss the FX bonus, but I guess it's time to look into other cards and see what...
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    For the actual question - to work on the doorbell...

    For the actual question - to work on the doorbell circuit just do it live. They're 24VAC and if you short them out all it does is ring the bell inside. It's harmless unless you tie them together...
  36. One thing to watch out for with these exchanges,...

    One thing to watch out for with these exchanges, is the withdrawal fees - many coins have minimums and the fees can be substantial.

    Also, if funding binance I agree with the above sentiment, fund...
  37. Thanks for checking - PM'd you back!

    Thanks for checking - PM'd you back!
  38. If this is honestly unavoidable downtime...

    If this is honestly unavoidable downtime (something I've never run into but I'll admit I have only held a couple jobs) then use the time to learn skills - even better if they are potentially job...
  39. A week ago they were in stock at every store I...

    A week ago they were in stock at every store I went into, only the minis were a little bit hard to find. Then boxing day came around and even the big ones went out of stock even though the price was...
  40. Sure - thanks! I don't understand why they are...

    Sure - thanks!

    I don't understand why they are suddenly so popular... they've been on at this price for about a month now were easily available but suddenly boxing day rolls around and they are...
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