Jon Eakes

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Special Report: Chimney Wars

Backdrafting can be dangerous and even deadly. So don’t make the furnace and fireplace fight over scarce air. Read more

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How Retrofitting Can Hurt Bricks

Canadian correspondent Jon Eakes explains how adding insulation to a brick wall or masonry foundation can do more harm than good—unless you deal with moisture movement first. Read more

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Sound Advice on Renovations

During renovation is an ideal time to improve sound control in a building. Author Jon Eakes explains simple, inexpensive techniques for keeping rooms quiet. Read more

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Backfill: Caulking, Canadian Style

Caulking, Canadian style. Read more

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Recipe for Heating Comfort: Mix It Well Over a Low Flame

Jon Eakes reviews the basics of indoor humidity, explains what makes a heating system healthy and comfortable, and pre- views a new gizmo on the Canadian market that promises to change the way we think about electric heat: the silicone- controlled r Read more

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