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the way this plumbing was installed it was leaking in a restaurant
the way this plumbing was installed it was leaking in a restaurant
leaks fixed, proper shut off valves and unions installed incase the tanks ever need to be changed
Fixed properly!
making a template from the old counter top
making a template from the old counter top
cutting the new counter top to fit the sink
cutting the new counter top to fit the sink
ready for the double sink and new plumbing
ready for the double sink and new plumbing

under constuction

the new plumbing and sink is in place and working
the new plumbing and sink is in place and working
this project took less than 4 hrs
this project took less than 4 hrs
This tap set was needing repair due to leaking. The parts were hard to find but once they were located it ment not having to change 2 sinks and a bathtub set
This tap set was needing repair due to leaking. The parts were hard to find but once they were located it ment not having to change 2 sinks and a bathtub set

There was a problem with water on the basement floor and this was the monster found lurking in the basement

the client complained of water dripping in basement. All there was for a connection was teflon tape wrapped around on pipe that was slipped into another pipe

the connection from the bottom of the sink to the down pipe was broken at the threads so it too was held together with teflon tape

a new down pipe was added with teflon tape on the threads where it belongs. new abs piping and a proper fitting that attaches to copper pipe at the place where it attaches in the wall

the rest of this story was kinda self explanitory and easily solved

This is a heat exchanger for heating and drying the air of an indoor swimming pool. It needed to be removed for repair from between the galvanized ducting on either side of it.

new 1 1/2" copper fittings installed including unions incase of future removal (soldering in progress)

Thyis spigot is cracked from freezing
Thyis spigot is cracked from freezing

If you look closely it is spraying water towards the house.

the soldering of this spigot took great care not to heat up and melt the vinyl siding behind it

Storage solutions

there was a lack of storage space and this narrow room under the stairs was turned into massive storage space

Gyproc repair

someone kicked a hole in the wall so it was replaced with gyproc and repainted

this portion of ceiling needed to replaced due to moisture entering the gyproc. it now has moisture and mold resistant gyproc and fresh paint to keep it beautiful for years to come
this portion of ceiling needed to replaced due to moisture entering the gyproc. it now has moisture and mold resistant gyproc and fresh paint to keep it beautiful for years to come

Transporting and Moving

this freezer was too large to fit out the doors so the legs had to be removed and caster wheels installed to fit under the door jam

How to build a bridge out of a flat deck trailer

We paid $1000. for this decomissioned trailer
We paid $1000. for this decomissioned trailer
Stripped the old wood off it
Stripped the old wood off it
removed the rust and repainted as well as welded any cracked or broken crossmembers
removed the rust and repainted as well as welded any cracked or broken crossmembers
replaced the wood and had it moved into place over the old rotten bridge where we removed the legs and wheels with a cutting torch
replaced the wood and had it moved into place over the old rotten bridge where we removed the legs and wheels with a cutting torch
We brought in a truck with a crane on it to lift the deck and remove the legs, wheels and suspention, then a couple loads of road base gravel and a compacter to firm it up. the total cost including labour was well under $10,000 for a new 47 foot bridge.
We brought in a truck with a crane on it to lift the deck and remove the legs, wheels and suspention, then a couple loads of road base gravel and a compacter to firm it up. the total cost including labour was well under $10,000 for a new 47 foot bridge.
the finished bridge after being in place for a year and a half
the finished bridge after being in place for a year and a half
cementing a bridge deck and getting rid of some scrap metal too
cementing a bridge deck and getting rid of some scrap metal too

this was a log bridge that needed some pumbing and electrical run through in conduit then the deck cemented

The owner did not want to disturb the trees so we built around them
The owner did not want to disturb the trees so we built around them
we installed 35 year fiberglass reinforced tiles
we installed 35 year fiberglass reinforced tiles
The back wall was rotten on the bottom so we replaced that section.We put a drainage system around the building and cemented the floor in the back room.
The back wall was rotten on the bottom so we replaced that section.We put a drainage system around the building and cemented the floor in the back room.
remove broken siding
remove broken siding

a child with a bb gun made some holes in this vinyl siding

I just noticed that the Date is 2006 I guess I need to adjust my camera

installing a ceiling fan
installing a ceiling fan

a hole in a garage door

 

paint ready

A new Chimney was installed in this house and needed the finishing work done.
A new Chimney was installed in this house and needed the finishing work done.
the textured ceiling was water damaged
the textured ceiling was water damaged
To meet fire code it needed metal flashing arond the top and bottom of the chimney
To meet fire code it needed metal flashing arond the top and bottom of the chimney
5/8 fireguard gyproc with metal corner bead was installed taped and mudded
5/8 fireguard gyproc with metal corner bead was installed taped and mudded
new base trim and paint applied
new base trim and paint applied
All work was done with low dust filler so the occupants were free to use the area while the work was being done without making a mess that spead through out the house.
All work was done with low dust filler so the occupants were free to use the area while the work was being done without making a mess that spead through out the house.

lock Changes and installs

installing a deadbolt
installing a deadbolt

Wood Staining and Painting

installing some extra shelving with clothes racks
installing some extra shelving with clothes racks
Hanging flat screen TV's have been plentiful lately
Hanging flat screen TV's have been plentiful lately
Hiding the cords make it look so neat and tidy
Hiding the cords make it look so neat and tidy
Behr Premium stain from Home Depot lasts a long time and looks great
Behr Premium stain from Home Depot lasts a long time and looks great
Because there was no where to store the deck furniture both sides of the deck were done in two coats and then the funiture was moved onto the stained portion after they were dry
Because there was no where to store the deck furniture both sides of the deck were done in two coats and then the funiture was moved onto the stained portion after they were dry
Cleaning the deck with with TSP and sanding the wood before applying the stain will give you the best results
Cleaning the deck with with TSP and sanding the wood before applying the stain will give you the best results
The finished look
The finished look

New door instalations and Pet Doors too :)

A brand new door being installed with a doggie door
A brand new door being installed with a doggie door
we removed this patio door
we removed this patio door
we are installing a double slider patio door frame next
we are installing a double slider patio door frame next
looks good
looks good

We clean and fix gutters

a very leaky gutter
a very leaky gutter
a couple of well placed rivots with ample sealant
a couple of well placed rivots with ample sealant
some gutter sealant and new metal installed
some gutter sealant and new metal installed
how do you know when to clean your gutters
how do you know when to clean your gutters
when you have more vegetation in your gutters than your gardens :)
when you have more vegetation in your gutters than your gardens :)

Refacing a fireplace

expanded steel mesh attached to the wall and then a layer of mortor over top
expanded steel mesh attached to the wall and then a layer of mortor over top
The dark spots are due to a resent wash down
The dark spots are due to a resent wash down
A dog needs a place to call home too :)
A dog needs a place to call home too :)
and of coarse it should match the big house
and of coarse it should match the big house
new stairs due to the stringers were cracked and broken
new stairs due to the stringers were cracked and broken
video camera insallation at 2 of the local car dealerships
video camera insallation at 2 of the local car dealerships
power supply to cameras
power supply to cameras

cameras located on the roof and numerous places around the building

10,000 GB hard drive will record for months
10,000 GB hard drive will record for months
there's my truck safe and sound
there's my truck safe and sound

The 5 best places for camera surveillance on your home. 

1. Front Door

An estimated 34% of all burglars enter your home through the front door, so you’ll definitely want to train one of your surveillance cameras here. To prevent a thief from knocking out your camera, place it at second-floor level, or even in the eves of your house, and train it on the front door. If your home has just one level, consider enclosing your front door camera in mesh wiring to protect it from errant rocks, sticks, or other weapons.

2. Back Door

Another 22% of home burglars enter through the back door, so you need a camera here, as well (and if you have side doors, they count as back doors for sake of statistics). The bottom line is, arm each entry door with a camera. Again, make the effort to place your camera out of the reach of human hands, or to protect it from projectiles, like rocks or sticks or anything an intruder might hurl at it.

3. Off-Street Windows

Burglars often enter a home by breaking a rear window. By choosing a window that is not in direct view of the street, they decrease their chance of being caught and buy some privacy to do the dirty deed. Get a jump on them and train a camera on any area of your home with windows that cannot be viewed from the street.

4. Backyard/Side Gate

Crooks love a good backyard, since they’re often brimming with expensive lawn & garden machinery, recreational equipment, and kids’ toys. Arm your yard with motion-sensor floodlights and a night vision surveillance camera to protect your home and belongings. If your backyard is fenced in, make sure your camera has a view of the entrance gate (or install a second camera there).

5. Basement Stairs

Many basements have access hatches/doors, or at least small windows that are large enough to crawl through. Place a camera on the stairs leading up from the basement to your home to record any wayward prowlers who sneak their way into your home via the subterranean route.

all wires were soldered and crimped with butt connectors
all wires were soldered and crimped with butt connectors
Basement reno
Basement reno
my son Don JR doing the metal frame work
my son Don JR doing the metal frame work
all wired for pot lights too
all wired for pot lights too
bifold doors cut to size to fit lowered ceiling in bathroom
bifold doors cut to size to fit lowered ceiling in bathroom
our Buddy Tim the taper
our Buddy Tim the taper
lineing up the new wall with the lazer
lineing up the new wall with the lazer
Tim the taper has been here for the first pass with tape and mud
Tim the taper has been here for the first pass with tape and mud
tim has done his mud and sanding after the tape
tim has done his mud and sanding after the tape
primer then ceiling paint is next
primer then ceiling paint is next
i did not pick the color but it sure brightens things up
i did not pick the color but it sure brightens things up
new flooring as well
new flooring as well
primed and ready for paint
primed and ready for paint
tiling the kitchen floor
tiling the kitchen floor
This house settled and left its trim behind
This house settled and left its trim behind
everything is back to it's former beauty
everything is back to it's former beauty
how to biuld bee hives
how to biuld bee hives
these are kits
these are kits
the little frames hold a wax coated honey comb
the little frames hold a wax coated honey comb
the outside of the boxes were coated in a water based presearvative
the outside of the boxes were coated in a water based presearvative
it took a while but the results will be well worth it
it took a while but the results will be well worth it

The Bees are coming today from New Zealand their new homes are ready and waiting.

How to package a slate top pool table for shipping

How to package a slate top pool table for shipping, this one had to travel 90 Kms down a logging road to it's new home on the west coast of Vancouver Island

diasassembly first
diasassembly first
bumpers removed
bumpers removed
felt top next
felt top next
the slate has little brass pins that line it up. They will have to be protected as well
the slate has little brass pins that line it up. They will have to be protected as well
close up of pin
close up of pin
1" x4" cut to measure the exact size ot slate pieces with 1/4" inch over hang for top and bottom of the slate pieces with the holes in the slate marked in each piece of wood
1" x4" cut to measure the exact size ot slate pieces with 1/4" inch over hang for top and bottom of the slate pieces with the holes in the slate marked in each piece of wood

the 1' x 4" is screwd through the holes in the slate to make a top and bottom frame work for each piece

Then there is 1" x4" on the outside that is screwed to the double 1" x4"  to absorb any impact to the edge of the slate and 1" x 2" on edge to fill any gap and stop movement of the inside frame.

shrink wrap is added just to make sure the 100 screws used are going to stay where they were put.
shrink wrap is added just to make sure the 100 screws used are going to stay where they were put.
ready for the move
ready for the move
they are quick and easy to install
they are quick and easy to install
you can order them on line and call me to install them when they arrive
you can order them on line and call me to install them when they arrive

The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce office is getting a face lift. It will be completed this weekend.

The Executive Directors Office is now a warm and inviting atmosphere to come and do business.

The boardroom is now brightened up to keep everyone focused on what the business at hand is.

The reception area
The reception area
this cement awning had to have some heavily peeled surfaces removed before painting
this cement awning had to have some heavily peeled surfaces removed before painting

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