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Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-14, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By gerapau
It depends on the type of cedars that you buy. ...

It depends on the type of cedars that you buy. But it will take them a number of years before you will have privacy.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-12, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By gerapau
You may not be able to keep it that low all...

You may not be able to keep it that low all summer. Last year we turned ours down to 80 when we left for our summer vacation. We came back two weeks later and it was still at 92!
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-10, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By gerapau
We have ours at 102 in the winter and 99 in the...

We have ours at 102 in the winter and 99 in the summer. Set it to whatever you enjoy.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-02, 01:54 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 32,685
Posted By gerapau
Or you could post a link or two where people are...

Or you could post a link or two where people are claiming their service agreement wasn't upheld by the rental company. I'm not arguing whether the service agreements are good or bad for customers. ...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-09, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By gerapau
Yes, with mortgage insurance they will only pay...

Yes, with mortgage insurance they will only pay off the mortgage. So, while your payments stay the same your benefit goes down as you pay off the mortgage. In the end most people will pay more for...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-08, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By gerapau
Maybe I'm missing something here but what is the...

Maybe I'm missing something here but what is the difference?
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-04, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By gerapau
https://youtu.be/qe61HVGIwUo

https://youtu.be/qe61HVGIwUo
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-01, 12:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,619
Posted By gerapau
People have been saying that they were borderline...

People have been saying that they were borderline unsustainable for decades now. But they just keep going up and up. As crazy as it may sound though, given the average salaries in Ottawa, our...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-29, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By gerapau
That's what Greg is saying. As of June 1st...

That's what Greg is saying. As of June 1st anyone who wants to pilot a drone will need a drone pilot certificate. Not just commercial. And your drone will need to be marked and registered.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,991
Posted By gerapau
Some stores might do that. But it definitely...

Some stores might do that. But it definitely isn't a company wide policy. And any benefits that the sales staff get don't come close to the 50% mentioned.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,462
Posted By gerapau
Pesticides and herbicides, definately not good. ...

Pesticides and herbicides, definately not good. Machinery and fumes aren't an issue though. Especially compared to building hundreds of new homes with 2 SUVs each.


There would be plenty of...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-18, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,991
Posted By gerapau
Just an FYI, Best Buy salespeople don't make...

Just an FYI, Best Buy salespeople don't make commissions. I dont think they ever have. Future Shop did pay commissions. You are right that extended warranties are high profit items, just not for...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,462
Posted By gerapau
One thing to keep in mind is that, while...

One thing to keep in mind is that, while homeowners who paid premiums to back onto the golf course are the ones most affected, anyone who bought in these communities paid a premium at least in part...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By gerapau
We've had ours over our fireplace for 9 years...

We've had ours over our fireplace for 9 years now. It was the best place for us to put ours given the layout of our room. None of us have ever had any neck issues because of it. Depending on the...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-01-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By gerapau
Of our three showers our first one died this...

Of our three showers our first one died this year, after 8 years. Went to Home Depot (Barrhaven) to pick up a replacement and was surprised when they told me it was free. They keep the replacements...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-08, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,139
Posted By gerapau
Those aren't yearly stats so aren't really stats...

Those aren't yearly stats so aren't really stats for 2018. They are monthly stats for the month of December which tends to be one of the slower months with less than half as many homes sold as many...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 559,507
Posted By gerapau
The valve that protects people in the shower from...

The valve that protects people in the shower from being scalded is actually part of the shower (in the wall behind your shower knobb) so that would not be affected. The main issue is if you then...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-03, 11:02 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 33,525
Posted By gerapau
Having a sewer grate in your neighbor's yard does...

Having a sewer grate in your neighbor's yard does not indicate that you will have water problems down the road. All new neighborhoods will have similar sewers every few yards. Simply a place for...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By gerapau
Be sure to consider the light coming from the...

Be sure to consider the light coming from the windows. Reflections are not a TVs friend.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-10, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By gerapau
Like with anything there are bad ways to do...

Like with anything there are bad ways to do things, good ways to do things, and great ways to do things. Keeping the original insulation, if it's in good shape, is good (I would maybe rethink that...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2018-12-07, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By gerapau
Causing some ducts to rattle is not the same as...

Causing some ducts to rattle is not the same as causing some damage to your home. I think your neighbors will complain about the noise long before you cause any damage!:rolleyes:
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-06, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By gerapau
Or some of your basement heating ducts aren't...

Or some of your basement heating ducts aren't fully open. Make sure the dampers are all fully open. You can close your basement dampers a bit in the summer (to stop it from getting too cold) and...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-05, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By gerapau
If you put $40-$55k into the basement then I...

If you put $40-$55k into the basement then I would expect your taxes to go up somewhere between $250 and $400 per year.

You could also try looking at the AboutMyProperty tool on MPAC's website...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-05, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By gerapau
Some do. Ours is installed at floor level in my...

Some do. Ours is installed at floor level in my basement. That said, If I ever finish my basement I will probably still have to relocate it because it isn't in a great spot right now.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,139
Posted By gerapau
I'll leave it to you to contact both sites to see...

I'll leave it to you to contact both sites to see where the discrepancy comes from.
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