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Forum: Ottawa Today, 04:00 PM
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Posted By xdarrylx
Agreed, however, that is going to be a MAJOR PITA...

Agreed, however, that is going to be a MAJOR PITA to take time off, live through repairs, haggle over finish, etc.

Sad part is whoever's fault it is would be long gone and onto the next job...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-27, 03:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,610
Posted By xdarrylx
^^ :confused: Except that 85%+ of new homes...

^^ :confused:

Except that 85%+ of new homes don't have any trees taller than 10ft that would jam up eaves so nothing needs to be cleaned. We're on our 7th year and I check each season when I put...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 755
Posted By xdarrylx
Having 2 young kids, hardwood stairs has never...

Having 2 young kids, hardwood stairs has never posed a problem. Toddlers often have "grippy socks" or no socks and are taught to use the railing as soon as they know what stairs are and begin to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By xdarrylx
Wow, that's terrible. :(

Wow, that's terrible. :(
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,367
Posted By xdarrylx
Congrats! :)

Congrats! :)
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-07, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,635
Views: 567,294
Posted By xdarrylx
Basements are full of them and hairline ones like...

Basements are full of them and hairline ones like that are no cause for alarm; it's the ones that measure a certain diameter (Phil can cite the code) that you need to be concerned with (i.e. able to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-06, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By xdarrylx
Arcing cause the filter to catch fire (the...

Arcing cause the filter to catch fire (the flammable material that captures all the dust/airborne debris).
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-03, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By xdarrylx
+1 Their website lists an emergency phone...

+1

Their website lists an emergency phone number and we called 3wks after receiving service because our furnace filter caught fire (yes, you read that correctly...inside a gas furnace) and the #...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-03, 11:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 23,794
Posted By xdarrylx
I too, am not entirely pleased that I paid for an...

I too, am not entirely pleased that I paid for an extended warranty on parts and labour and still I have to pay to have a tech come out

So even if my issue is covered, I am paying. :rolleyes:
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By xdarrylx
I was able to call the Mattamy design center in...

I was able to call the Mattamy design center in the past, as well as the warranty center and asked them for the company that provided XYZ material and had no issue. Odd that they were no helpful.
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Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-12, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,826
Posted By xdarrylx
Respectfully disagree. If you catch things...

Respectfully disagree.

If you catch things during your PDI, the timeline to resolve is typically at or before the 30-day list. Anything past that has the potential to be added to your 1yr list...a...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,826
Posted By xdarrylx
Some people say yes, others no. All personal...

Some people say yes, others no. All personal preference.

Did we, no. Did many others on this site, absolutely. If you don't mind spending the $~450 for peace of mind, why not.

Good luck!
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,635
Views: 567,294
Posted By xdarrylx
Well said. :D

Well said. :D
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-06, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 364,640
Posted By xdarrylx
First National is awesome, as is their self-serve...

First National is awesome, as is their self-serve portal allowing you to basically see and do anything related to your mortgage online and without the need to contact a rep. :)
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-01, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,635
Views: 567,294
Posted By xdarrylx
Guaranteed they will install the missing window...

Guaranteed they will install the missing window within the next 2 weeks as you cannot close without it.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 189,864
Posted By xdarrylx
...add to that the small Jockvale bridge is...

...add to that the small Jockvale bridge is getting shutdown for several months over the summer to reinforce it knowing that the GB realignment isn't coming anytime soon so they need to spend more $...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-25, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2,635
Views: 567,294
Posted By xdarrylx
Pretty much everything is warrantable at the 1yr...

Pretty much everything is warrantable at the 1yr mark, it's afterward that a lot of things drop off. Good luck! ;)
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2019-01-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,742
Posted By xdarrylx
Great pics (so far)! Good luck and looking...

Great pics (so far)!

Good luck and looking forward to seeing the progress. Cheers! :)
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By xdarrylx
Many threads on negotiating design credits with...

Many threads on negotiating design credits with various builders. Few tips from my (successful) experience:

1) You won't know if you don't ask so even if people here say "hell no, not possible",...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-01-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By xdarrylx
Are the mixing valves covered under a rental...

Are the mixing valves covered under a rental agreement? Curious...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,110
Posted By xdarrylx
Let us know what you find, Houserer

Let us know what you find, Houserer
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-04, 03:29 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 34,601
Posted By xdarrylx
That is absolutely terrible planning/service. I...

That is absolutely terrible planning/service. I am sorry you're living through that. Minto should be ashamed.

"here's your car, congrats on your purchase...we'll paint it in the next few weeks,...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-02, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By xdarrylx
Never heard of.

Never heard of.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-02, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By xdarrylx
Over fireplace usually makes the most sense and...

Over fireplace usually makes the most sense and unless you watch 5hrs a day, or mount it high up on the wall of a 10ft ceiling, the neck strain issue is pretty much a moot point. Also, if you ensure...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-02, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,748
Posted By xdarrylx
Assessments are always nominal, it's the actual...

Assessments are always nominal, it's the actual service that will cost you. Good luck!
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