Covering Foundation Wall Crack From The Outside

Foundation Wall Crack

In this continuing series on the repair to the crack in our home's foundation wall to prevent any future water leaks, we saw the techniques used to insert the new piece of 3 feet by 4 feet of drywall into the area with only a single vertical piece of wood available from the existing wood frame. Today we go outside. Now, here is the crack on the foundation wall which started it all. Notice that it goes along the vertical edge where the poured concrete foundation wall meets the brick … [Read more...]

microFIT On Site Roof Top Solar Assessment

South Facing Roof Around Mid-Morning

In our new series on determining if the Ontario Power Authority's (OPA) microFIT was financial viable within our personal risk tolerance for our house's roof, we detailed the OurPower online solar site assessment. This solar site assessment indicated we could anticipate, under normal amount of sun light for the Greater Toronto Area, about a 9 year financial payback (i.e, about 9 years for us to receive sufficient revenue under the microFIT program to pay for the entire estimated solar … [Read more...]

Toto 6.0 Litre Power Flush Toilet Leak Fixed

Toto 6.0L Power Flush Toilet Tank Inside

Yesterday, we wrote how we discovered a leak with our only 2 year old Toto 6.0L One Piece Power Flush Toilet. What was the cause? Well, it would likely be one of three things. 1. When the water level in the toilet tank was up to the refill mark, was water continuing to flow from the fill valve on the left, through the black refill tube and into the flush valve on the right (all as pictured below)? Was the water somehow leaking out of the fill valve? Well, when there was water in the … [Read more...]

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