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Forum: Ottawa 2010-10-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By rgauvin
Looks like the issue may not be limited to my...

Looks like the issue may not be limited to my house. The entire subdivision got an email today stating Mattamy was going to check every house for this code violation.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-09-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,356
Posted By rgauvin
Well, my urban town is drafty. Upon some...

Well, my urban town is drafty. Upon some inspection, alot of the caulk around the windows was craked and you could feel air coming in on windy days (and see frost buildup inside the house in the...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-06-28, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 558,520
Posted By rgauvin
Phil, You came and did our 1 year inspection a...

Phil, You came and did our 1 year inspection a couple weeks ago. As noted on the 1 year form our ground floor was cold and there was air intrusion from most of the electrical sockets (and 1 light...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-04-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,583
Posted By rgauvin
Eves trough installer recommendations?

Well, we've been in house about a year now and we are looking to get some eves troughs put in. has anyone had a positive experience with a reasonably priced installer they'd like to recommend?
Forum: Ottawa 2010-02-04, 04:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,179
Posted By rgauvin
I came here to post this...

I came here to post this...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-01-27, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,854
Posted By rgauvin
For the tin foiled hat wearers among us, it also...

For the tin foiled hat wearers among us, it also means someone could hack your thermostat if they wanted to.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-01-27, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By rgauvin
You just need to adjust the float in the toilet a...

You just need to adjust the float in the toilet a little.
Forum: Ottawa 2009-07-03, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,673
Posted By rgauvin
hmm, well, when we put our fan to on, all we hear...

hmm, well, when we put our fan to on, all we hear is the air whooshing noise. I wouldn't call it a whistle or anything off the sort, just the noise of air rushing out of the vents (some of them have...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-07-03, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,673
Posted By rgauvin
when I set the thermostat to a setting that turns...

when I set the thermostat to a setting that turns off the furnace and the fan to auto it is dead quiet. Is there any chance you are hearing the water heater?
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2009-07-03, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,061
Posted By rgauvin
a sump pump

a sump pump
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-26, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,008
Posted By rgauvin
ok, it is confirmed, the air conditioner was...

ok, it is confirmed, the air conditioner was manufacturered Jan 06. It is tight, but it could have been manufactered and imported before the Feb 15th deadline.
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-25, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,008
Posted By rgauvin
I called tarion. There are no guidelines at all...

I called tarion. There are no guidelines at all for this sort of thing. They are allowed to install crap that is 30 years old if they want, as long as it isn't used.
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-25, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,008
Posted By rgauvin
hmm, I found THIS...

hmm, I found THIS (http://www.conservationbureau.on.ca/Page.asp?PageID=122&ContentID=1564&SiteNodeID=174) which says that any 10 seer units they have, they can sell, but they cannot import any 10...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-25, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,008
Posted By rgauvin
Would you know where this minimum seer allowed is...

Would you know where this minimum seer allowed is documented? (I know where to find it on the AC unit, I am looking for the law you are referring to)
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-25, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,008
Posted By rgauvin
Yeah, I need to do more research on this to be...

Yeah, I need to do more research on this to be sure.... I mean hell, if the manufacturers warranty was only 1 year, then the tarion warranty is comparable, and then it is just a matter of principle...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-25, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,008
Posted By rgauvin
I am not sure. I am trying to get some more...

I am not sure. I am trying to get some more information as sadly I am getting this all second hand. I know builders sit on some stock but they don't have warehouses, they have "sheds" at construction...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-25, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,008
Posted By rgauvin
interesting analogy, but potentially not...

interesting analogy, but potentially not accurate. If the builder bought them 3 years ago, the units were sold 3 years ago, not 2 months ago


if the unit has no warranty, it is covered under the...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-25, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,008
Posted By rgauvin
builder installing "aged" air conditioners

I understand that builders try to save money and buy some cheaper things. and I understand that on occasion they'll buy things in bulk to get a good deal. Is there a limit to this? The reason I ask...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 558,520
Posted By rgauvin
I asked in this thread a LONG time ago. Tar paper...

I asked in this thread a LONG time ago. Tar paper is only needed if the slope is under a certain pitch from what I remember.
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,807
Posted By rgauvin
lol, after moving everything into this house I am...

lol, after moving everything into this house I am HELL-BENT on not moving in 3-5 years.
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,807
Posted By rgauvin
7-10 years is my guestimation for our household...

7-10 years is my guestimation for our household but obviously as things change so will that.
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,797
Posted By rgauvin
I believe you are mistaking large patio stones...

I believe you are mistaking large patio stones for a poured concrete step.
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,146
Posted By rgauvin
I have a very strong opinion when it comes to...

I have a very strong opinion when it comes to mattamy and delays. They f$cked me over when it came to my delay. One day everything was fine, and 2 months latter a month delay?? :confused:

I'd...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-06-17, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By rgauvin
I do not have that and it doesn't strike me as...

I do not have that and it doesn't strike me as normal. seeing how you are dealing with a gas line it is extremely important to get someone to look at it ASAP.

most builders have an emergency #,...
Forum: Markham / Thornhill / Vaughan 2009-06-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,240
Posted By rgauvin
I was under the impression that if you didn't...

I was under the impression that if you didn't paint the ceilings, that the stipple could be removed very easilly, but it was very messy. Typically doing the stippled ceiling means they can cut...
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