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As of October 1st, 2018, stoves and solid fuel stoves (such as wood, pellets, ecological logs and charcoal) must be replaced if they emit more than 2.5 g / h of fine particles into the atmosphere. After that date, the use of solid fuel burning equipment will become prohibited unless it has been recognized by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) stating that its particulate matter emissions are within the standards.
As a resident, you could be fined up to $ 2,000. Companies could receive a fine up to $ 5,000 for using a non-compliant device.
All the owners of the 19 boroughs of Montreal city with a fireplace or solid fuel stoves (such as wood, pellets, ecological logs and charcoal) that emit more than 2.5 g / h of fine particles into the atmosphere.
NB: If you have a gas or propane fireplace, you are lucky! You have no changes to make and you can continue to use your device, because this new regulation does not concern you.
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We have a large deck that needs refinishing. There are also spots of rotted wood that need to be replaced. Overall dimensions:
- 372 sq ft of decking
- 27 sq ft in stairs
- 82 linear ft of the railing (37"-38" high, ~200 verticals)
- landing: 36" x 51"
- staircase 1: 7 steps, 34" wide, 9" deep
- deck level 1: 13'8" x 12'
- deck level 2: 12' x 16'3"
- staircase 2: 2 steps, 8' wide, 9" deep
Apart from the landing and staircase 1, the whole deck is close to ground level: level 1 is about 18" up, and level 2 is about 8" up.
Job steps, if I were doing it myself:
1) strip remnants of old paint
2) remove rotten wood
3) replace rotten bits
4) wash the whole thing
5) sand it
6) stain it
7) seal it
We live in a 2-bedroom cottage. We have a chimney attached to the side of the home with damaged bricks. Water usually runs down the roof along the side of the chimney and over the winter with freeze and thaw cycle, the brick along the side of the chimney has become badly damaged.
We would like to get an opinion regarding the type of work would be best. Our intention is to tear down the chimney so that we can gain some room along the side of our home in order to extend our driveway because right now, the chimney is preventing us from extending the driveway. We would like to know if it is possible to tear down the chimney without compromising the structure of the home. If this is possible, then we would need someone to tear down the chimney, repair the outside wall of the home and fix/extend the roof. I am not sure what the cost is for this would be. If it's not possible to tear down the chimney, then we would require someone to fix the brick on the chimney and install something on the roof to re-direct water elsewhere so that we don't have this happen once again.
Main floor of a Duplex building to be fully painted ( 5 1/2 )
Includes: Entrance/hallway, Living room, Kitchen, Bathroom and 3 bedrooms.