Jon Eakes

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February 28, 2015
Topics: Dual heating confusion; Smoke coming down secon...
February 21, 2015
Topics: Snow weight on flat roof; Tub spout sticking ou...
February 14, 2015
Topics: Backflow valves; Sediment in hot water from wel...
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Jon On The Web

After over 30 years as a prime mover in the field of home renovation — from hosting the first national home renovation TV show in North America, to a diverse career in radio and TV broadcasting, to his industry-leading work with regulatory, corporate and government agencies — Jon Eakes is still most interested in spreading knowledge about ‘the important basics’ — the fine details (and sometimes extended discussion!) the other guys leave out. Jon helps homeowners and trains contractors. This site looks simple, but scratch the surface and you will find the most extensive home improvement encyclopedia on the web with a special emphasis on cold climate housing.  Want more about who is Jon Eakes?  Click here.

A breakthrough in the Smart Meter, Cell Phone, WiFi debate

Research from the InVitro labatory at the Royal Victoria Hospital, part of McGill University, has demonstrated that very low powered electromagnetic fields do effect human cells, changing the DNA. This discovery may lead to new cancer treatments but at the same time demonstrates that Health Canada's position that EMF have no effect on human health is wrong. read more….

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Latest Database Entry

  • Document Article

    How to close off a chimney temporarily

    Jacqueline from Red Dear Alberta is trying to figure out how to close up her chimney between periods of using the fireplace, given that her damper is burned out and very difficult to replace. There are dampers that go on the top of the chimney and are pulled tight and opened by way of a chain th...