(Video) AskShell.com Podcast - Episode 82

February 17th 2017

The AskShell.com Podcast is a new version of the Home Discovery Radio Show Shell Busey used to do every weekend across Western Canada. In the AskShell.com Podcast, Shell answers YOUR emails, to have your email answered, join Shell's AskShell.com Club. It's Just That Easy!
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CondoSmarts - What Information is Required in the Minutes?

February 16th 2017

Dear Tony: Our strata council and property manager have had the habit of recording a simple ending to each council decision. MSC, motioned, seconded, carried. Several council members are unhappy with this as they want the owners to know they sometimes disagree and are wanting more detailed information in the minutes. We have the same problem with our general meeting minutes. What is the general rule of thumb or best practice for minutes? Is it better to have more detail or simply keep it gener
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Fix Burn Spot On Countertop

February 15th 2017

Q: In our kitchen, we have a post-formed laminate countertop. Unfortunately, we have a fair-sized burn mark that looks ugly on an otherwise still decent-looking top. Is there any way to repair this other than having to replace the whole surface?
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Hard Water Causing Mineral Build-up in Showerhead

February 14th 2017

Q: Hello Shell, we live in an area where hard water is a real problem, especially in the showerhead. It once had a great spray but now it is reduced to a trickle. I have tried numerous cleaners; however nothing has worked thus far. Are you aware of anything that could actually clean the build up out of my showerhead and do you have any suggestions as to what I might do to maintain it?
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Store Your Paint For Easy Pouring

February 13th 2017

Save your liquid laundry soap containers for a great way to store paint. The spout works great for dispensing paint. Just wash them out and fill the jugs using a funnel, paint a swatch of colour on the...
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Instant Hot Water at Every Faucet

February 3rd 2017

It's a problem many people have in their homes. You go to turn on the faucet, to wash your dishes or take a shower, and have to wait for the water to heat up to the desired temperature. Depending on where in your home the hot water tank is located, and the location of your faucet, this could take anywhere from 10 seconds to upwards of a minute, and in that time, litres of precious water is needlessly flushed down the drain.
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Flood Prevention and Maintaining Your Homes Drainage System

February 3rd 2017

If there is a catch basin in front of your property that hasn't yet been cleared of snow and ice, please clear it off to help the water run off. Also, to protect your property, make sure that your gutters, drains and any drains serving sunken patios or roof decks are clear. If you're concerned about snow on your roof, please do not clear it off yourself - hire a professional.
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(Video) AskShell.com Podcast - Episode 81

February 3rd 2017

The AskShell.com Podcast is a new version of the Home Discovery Radio Show Shell Busey used to do every weekend across Western Canada. In the AskShell.com Podcast, Shell answers YOUR emails, to have your email answered, join Shell's AskShell.com Club. It's Just That Easy!
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Sunbury Cedar Mill Tour

February 3rd 2017

Here is a video from Shell Busey's Home Check TV Show where Shell visited the Sunbury Cedar Mill.
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CondoSmarts - How Do We Get Owners To Fix Their Units?

February 2nd 2017

Dear Tony: We have an unusual situation. A flood occurred in our building and the damages were below the deductible which is $25,000. As a result 3 suites 301, 201 and 101 were all damaged, and each owner was instructed to contact their own insurance company to file a claim to repair their units. The flood was caused by the owner of unit 301 changing their own kitchen faucets. Unit 201 did not have home owner insurance and has refused to repair their strata lot, and now the owners on the second
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