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Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-28, 02:23 PM
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^^ Like GregS says - Almost every home has...

^^ Like GregS says -

Almost every home has a foundation crack or two that should be tested by a "water test" and in most cases these cracks leak. Opening a finished wall to inject / repair the...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-25, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
I can't say specifically but maybe your friend...

I can't say specifically but maybe your friend should look for a smaller builder. One that offers new homes with quality upgraded materials included in the price. Some ( very large ) builders...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
This thread may help. ...

This thread may help.

http://www.buildinghomes.ca/community/forums/showthread.php?t=24187
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2020-06-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Sure, close most of the basement registers /...

Sure, close most of the basement registers / vents. But leave at least one open to move air in the basement.

Good advice above re the basement air return. Locate it and make sure it is open.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
My vote is for engineered. It can be refinished...

My vote is for engineered. It can be refinished at least once possibly a few times depending on how it is done.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-05-25, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
You can not start this project now. You will...

You can not start this project now. You will absolutely need proper plans on paper, a permit, and various inspections done by the city.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-05-05, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Maybe use a sheet or double sized sheet of paper...

Maybe use a sheet or double sized sheet of paper towel to test the bathroom vent. This will cover the entire vent and you will better see the suction or lack of suction.

If the house is less than...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Some builders have their proverbial handy-man who...

Some builders have their proverbial handy-man who does work like this on the side. Maybe ask a person or two with your builder who they could recommend.

Or should I say handy-person........
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Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-08, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
The info you need is here - ...

The info you need is here -

https://www.tarion.com/news/64045/tarions-response-covid-19
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-05, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
I am not sure what that is but I do know that...

I am not sure what that is but I do know that calcium deposits on these pads will dissolve with CLR but white vinegar does the same thing for much less money.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-26, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
The Tarion rule is below.

The Tarion rule is below.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-26, 10:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Tarions Response to COVID-19

Nothing yet for those who want professional one year inspections done and can not because inspections are not considered an essential service but I have been advised to watch for updates.

Many of...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-24, 07:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,569
Deferring payments sounds dangerous to me because...

Deferring payments sounds dangerous to me because the debt does not go away. I would call your mortgage provider and ask what they suggest. I would hope that once things settle that mortgages...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-23, 09:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,569
I am getting a few calls from agents that have...

I am getting a few calls from agents that have not called me before.

I assume that many home inspectors are staying home these days and so they are looking for alternative inspectors.

My focus...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,569
That's a shame that you would say that. I have...

That's a shame that you would say that. I have not got one racist bone in my body. In fact, I work with many new Canadians from all areas of the world who are first time home owners. I always spend...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,569
All the best to everyone during these trying...

All the best to everyone during these trying times.

Maybe pull out a puzzle,,,,,,,, whaaaat……!

During economic recoveries banks often lead the way. My concern is how hard our banks will be hit...
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-03-15, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Load bearing or not - TV's can be mounted on any...

Load bearing or not - TV's can be mounted on any wall as long as the bracket is secured to the studs. The air-return is not a problem as long as the TV does not cover it.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-07, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Mr Google does not recognise - "pump the post"...

Mr Google does not recognise - "pump the post" technique. What is the real term for this method ?

If "pump the post" technique is simply hammering a post into the ground I would not trust that.
...
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-03-05, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
I would call the manufacturer for help to...

I would call the manufacturer for help to diagnose the problem. Most manufacturers are very helpful.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-03, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,955
Sorry but I have no idea who to call in Ottawa...

Sorry but I have no idea who to call in Ottawa area or how much people charge.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-02, 09:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,726
Good to know. We had a 2 tonne 16 seer Carrier AC...

Good to know. We had a 2 tonne 16 seer Carrier AC installed a couple summers ago. It's a sweet and quiet machine :)
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-02, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 686
Hi DarpDina, Foundation leaks in new homes...

Hi DarpDina,

Foundation leaks in new homes are not uncommon, especially if the lot grading is not done. Usually these leaks are from a foundation crack. Most of these cracks are on the side walls...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-02, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,726
Ontario's hydro rates are the highest in Canada...

Ontario's hydro rates are the highest in Canada and some of the highest in north america.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-01, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,726
Oh,,,, and remember. Buying your AC from someone...

Oh,,,, and remember. Buying your AC from someone other than the builder DOES NOT void a new homes furnace warranty. Some builders have been telling new home buyers for years - "Buy your AC through...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-01, 08:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,726
What are you getting for $2700 ? A 13 seer or a...

What are you getting for $2700 ? A 13 seer or a 14 seer ? And what seer is the upgrade ?

It's all about seer ratings these days.

Push for the longest parts and labour warranty that you can get....
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