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  1. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Thread: Radon?

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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...
  11. Thread: Radon?

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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...
  13. 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...
  14. Thread: Radon?

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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...
  15. 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.
  16. Thread: Radon?

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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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. Thanks for checking - PM'd you back!

    Thanks for checking - PM'd you back!
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. I tried Lowes - every one in the city says they...

    I tried Lowes - every one in the city says they are "still waiting for them" - did they not get any at all?..
    Home Depot is sold out everywhere in Canada except Fredrickton - too far
    Rona only...
  29. Where to get 2 Google Homes anywhere in the city tomorrow (Dec 27)?

    I am in town visiting my wife's family, and we made the mistake of opening her Google Home and setting it up for everybody in her family to play with.... Long story short I am trying really hard to...
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    You already have the pipe installed in the floor,...

    You already have the pipe installed in the floor, do you also have one going up to your roof? Might be worth planning the route that you will need to take just in case you need to install a...
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    That's exactly where I bought mine! I bought the...

    That's exactly where I bought mine! I bought the RadonAway GP-301 on Amazon. There's a few places you can buy radon fans from, don't shop just on price, find the right fan (right suction, right...
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    This is my ghetto-ish mitigation system from last...

    This is my ghetto-ish mitigation system from last weekend:
    https://i.imgur.com/qzj2huc.jpg

    There are lots of wrong things here:
    - The pipe doesn't go very far into the floor, only 2", this might...
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    I don't really know that exact meter but the...

    I don't really know that exact meter but the brand you picked is known to be pretty accurate. Can you use the micro-usb port to download the readings and chart them yourself to see what's going on?
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    No problem at all - I want to caution I'm far...

    No problem at all - I want to caution I'm far from being an expert I'm just another concerned homeowner who is trying to solve a radon problem.

    What I mean by exhaust fans are fans that only...
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    Swings like that are normal. This is why the...

    Swings like that are normal. This is why the general advice is against continuous reading monitors - they tend to motivate people to do unnecessary mitigation. Honestly you need at minimum a 30,...
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    Here's the latest chart from my basement :(...

    Here's the latest chart from my basement :(
    https://i.imgur.com/sV49R3f.png
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    Woah - yeah definitely take care of that right...

    Woah - yeah definitely take care of that right away. Even if it's not the only source of radon it's probably letting bugs into your basement too and soil gas. I'd be curious how that affects the...
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    I have 2 continuous reading monitors in my house,...

    I have 2 continuous reading monitors in my house, both are RadonEye RD200 devices. When I bought them I placed them both side by side and the readings differed by about 3%, well within the quoted...
  39. Raptors - thanks for the offer but due to one...

    Raptors - thanks for the offer but due to one person having no phone due to a hardware failure we ended up having to act quickly.

    ExtraSlow / TYMSMNY - I was thinking the same... there's $2100 in...
  40. The guy I was talking to wasn't down for that -...

    The guy I was talking to wasn't down for that - said he needed a certificate or printout from the government and that they had to send it in.
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