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Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-01-13, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By BancroftBoy
Thanks for the suggestion, G2K. I’m going to...

Thanks for the suggestion, G2K. I’m going to pick up some of the GreenFiber from Lowe’s.
We’re well past the 24 month period so no Tarion.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-01-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By BancroftBoy
DIY Attic Insulation top ups

Like most homes, we have blown-in fiberglass insulation in our attic. Almost in to our 3rd year and we're noticing that some rooms don't stay warm as long. Likely due to settling of insufficient...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,108
Posted By BancroftBoy
When we built our home, we had the electricians...

When we built our home, we had the electricians put outlets on the side of each door to accommodate the jackshaft openers. Haven't gotten them yet but definitely still on the to-do list.

They're...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-04-05, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By BancroftBoy
I guess I'll just let them deal with it. In the...

I guess I'll just let them deal with it. In the end, I probably won't be able to tell the difference (I hope..).

I had no idea you could get 54" wide drywall. That's good to know.
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-04-05, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By BancroftBoy
Drywalling 9' ceiling

When it comes to 9' ceilings, what is the best practice for installing drywall on the walls? Some contractors say to use 9' sheets applied vertically while others prefer to lay horizontally. I...
Forum: Ottawa 2016-12-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,937
Posted By BancroftBoy
Thanks everyone. My concern is mostly around the...

Thanks everyone. My concern is mostly around the condensation freezing into ice. We didn't have that problem in our last new build. Is that normal?

I've already done everything that was...
Forum: Ottawa 2016-12-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,937
Posted By BancroftBoy
Frost & Ice build up on windows

Hello,

This will be the first winter in our new custom build. This week marked the coldest temperatures and we started to notice ice forming at the bottom corners in some of our windows. The...
Forum: Building and Construction 2016-03-23, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By BancroftBoy
Disregard. They are for the smoke alarms lol. ...

Disregard. They are for the smoke alarms lol.

You get so caught up on the extras that you forget all about the default items.
Forum: Building and Construction 2016-03-23, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By BancroftBoy
Are these junction boxes?

Hi,

Drywall is going up at our new build. I noticed these extra boxes in the ceiling next to where the fixture would be. Can someone please tell what they are and why they're there? Is it a...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-02-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,729
Posted By BancroftBoy
That snow would eventually end up on our side...

That snow would eventually end up on our side anyway. No go.

Our other neighbors say that I should put my new snowblower (week old) to use by burying his car in snow. Reminds me of the video I...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-02-13, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,729
Posted By BancroftBoy
It goes by ours first.

It goes by ours first.
Forum: Ottawa 2015-02-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,729
Posted By BancroftBoy
Hey everyone, I'm reviving this old thread...

Hey everyone, I'm reviving this old thread because this problem I have won't go away. If only you could see how my neighbour shovels his driveway. If I'm able to dump my snow on the same pile that...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-07-02, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By BancroftBoy
I do have a picture but I can't upload it. ...

I do have a picture but I can't upload it.

Anyhow, I called up another gas fitter that is highly recommended on this board. He came by and explained an easier solution. Basically suggested we...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-07-01, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By BancroftBoy
Thanks for the quick response, TKG26. Can...

Thanks for the quick response, TKG26.

Can unions be used to hookup the new tee to the existing supply line?
Forum: Ottawa 2014-07-01, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,193
Posted By BancroftBoy
Need 2nd opinion on gas supply line

Happy Canada Day,

When we had our gas range installed over a year ago, we noticed that the company that ran the lines only installed a 1/2" Tee where it fed the outdoor bbq line. The gas...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-06-10, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,690
Posted By BancroftBoy
Last year I submitted a request and within hours...

Last year I submitted a request and within hours had everything sent via email. I guess they already had records for my property and didn't need to dispatch a tech at all.
Forum: Ottawa 2013-12-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,729
Posted By BancroftBoy
And the saga continues... Yup, that's right....

And the saga continues...

Yup, that's right. My neighbor just blindly throws his snow without a care or thought of where it will end up. My snow never ends up on his side. It's not difficult, I...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-07-15, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,860
Posted By BancroftBoy
We bought our 30" RCS from Costco. The delivery...

We bought our 30" RCS from Costco. The delivery company will typically wheel it into your garage if it's easily accessible. I don't think you really need to worry about them just leaving the it at...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-07-07, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,065
Posted By BancroftBoy
Try the forums on gardenweb.com

Try the forums on gardenweb.com
Forum: Ottawa 2013-02-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,729
Posted By BancroftBoy
Our driveways are separated by a 6ft wide lawn...

Our driveways are separated by a 6ft wide lawn that runs the entire length of the driveway which can fit 2 cars front to back. Its a wide and long enough snowbank IMO.

So this morning I had an...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-02-09, 12:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,729
Posted By BancroftBoy
How to prevent neighbours snow from spilling over?

:mad:Everytime my neighbour shovels his snow, it ends up spilling over onto my driveway. I always end up having to go back outside to clean up the overflow, and its a good amount too. My patience...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-12-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By BancroftBoy
dskum, Does the $350 include running a new...

dskum,

Does the $350 include running a new line from the main feed to the kitchen? I'd double check to make sure. In my case, we were already roughed in, however, the line was only 1/2 inch so...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-12-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By BancroftBoy
Iso50, I run a 600cfm Bluestar Proline...

Iso50,

I run a 600cfm Bluestar Proline canopy style hood for my Bluestar RCS range. It came fitted with a 6 inch duct so no adapters were needed to install. My house has the standard 6 inch...
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2012-12-04, 08:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,605
Posted By BancroftBoy
Forum_ghost, You probably don't have to...

Forum_ghost,

You probably don't have to worry because the 36" RCS has two burners in the middle that you could use for wok'ing. The hood will evenly capture any smoke and grease that rises up...
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2012-12-04, 08:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,605
Posted By BancroftBoy
Have a look at the professional series hoods...

Have a look at the professional series hoods carried by kitchenhoods.ca. If it weren't for the reduced price of the bluestar hood from Costco, I would have purchased from them. They have a pretty...
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