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Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2019-03-20, 05:09 PM
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Posted By BartBandy
If it opens down, I'm not sure how that works for...

If it opens down, I'm not sure how that works for egress.
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2019-03-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,303
Posted By BartBandy
Is that the size of the opening created when the...

Is that the size of the opening created when the window is open?
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2019-03-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,303
Posted By BartBandy
Table 9.7.2.3: 5. Bedrooms: Unobstructed glass...

Table 9.7.2.3: 5. Bedrooms: Unobstructed glass area of 5% of area serviced

Section 9.9.10.1 (b) Unobstructed open portion of 0.35m2 (3.8sqft) with no dimension less than 380mm (15in)
...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2019-03-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,303
Posted By BartBandy
That sounds like the size of the frame. It's the...

That sounds like the size of the frame. It's the glass area for natural light and opening size for egress that the OBC is looking for. Not many people do this, so I'm not going to pass judgment or...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2019-03-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,303
Posted By BartBandy
I've been there. I used a Husqvarna Cut-n-break...

I've been there. I used a Husqvarna Cut-n-break saw. You can rent them, gas or electric. You need a 20A outlet for the electric to do it from the inside, and a garden hose for wet cutting. It is...
Forum: King Township / Kleinburg Hills 2019-03-07, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 878,417
Posted By BartBandy
Is real estate heating up again? Just got a call...

Is real estate heating up again? Just got a call from another idiot agent asking if I want to sell my home. Lou from Royal LePage, get bent.

Not sure why I hate those calls so much, but I really,...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2019-02-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,303
Posted By BartBandy
Required bearing for beams in Part 9 of the OBC...

Required bearing for beams in Part 9 of the OBC is 3 1/2".

Steel beams are typically supported by steel posts or concrete/masonry walls. The connection between a built-up wood post and a steel...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2019-02-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,303
Posted By BartBandy
Structurally, that ain't right, but you probably...

Structurally, that ain't right, but you probably know that.

You can't load a steel beam like that.

Is the steel beam engaging the joists above? Joists seem to come from both sides of the 3-2x12...
Forum: King Township / Kleinburg Hills 2019-02-09, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 878,417
Posted By BartBandy
They left a letter in our door with a prepaid...

They left a letter in our door with a prepaid postage reply.
Forum: King Township / Kleinburg Hills 2019-02-07, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 878,417
Posted By BartBandy
The green plate is typically on the boulevard...

The green plate is typically on the boulevard though, isn't it?

I agreed to bring the wire to the side of the house. Sent the reply by mail. I figure it gives me easy ability to switch providers...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2018-12-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By BartBandy
Just stop listening to this guy.

Just stop listening to this guy.
Forum: King Township / Kleinburg Hills 2018-10-31, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 878,417
Posted By BartBandy
But maybe more choices from 3rd party ISPs?

But maybe more choices from 3rd party ISPs?
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2018-10-30, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By BartBandy
Same here, built 2011.

Same here, built 2011.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2018-10-29, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By BartBandy
I know they didn't used to, and my water heater...

I know they didn't used to, and my water heater is on a shared circuit from the builder, but that may have changed.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2018-10-28, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By BartBandy
I've been known to run my tankless gas-powered...

I've been known to run my tankless gas-powered water heater with my big computer UPS during power outages before, so we could get a shower or whatever. Doubt it would run the furnace fan.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2018-10-23, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By BartBandy
Furnace has to be on it's own circuit.

Furnace has to be on it's own circuit.
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-09-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By BartBandy
Attach the fence to the house. Is the hole...

Attach the fence to the house.

Is the hole next to the basement, or the garage? If garage, not a big deal on the waterproofing, because that wall doesn't need to be waterproofed if the other side...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-09-10, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By BartBandy
The dimpled membrane protects and allows water to...

The dimpled membrane protects and allows water to pass between it and the waterproofing. It's not the big deal. If they broke that, they probably also scraped off the waterproofing.

Yes, they need...
Forum: King Township / Kleinburg Hills 2018-09-05, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,551
Posted By BartBandy
They've dug some impressive holes and moved a lot...

They've dug some impressive holes and moved a lot of dirt around, partly for site services perhaps, but I assume mostly to remove contaminated soil from the truck wreckers yard. It's good that it's...
Forum: King Township / Kleinburg Hills 2018-08-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 878,417
Posted By BartBandy
Someone bought The Palm?!?

Someone bought The Palm?!?
Forum: King Township / Kleinburg Hills 2018-08-01, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 878,417
Posted By BartBandy
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Forum: Building and Construction 2018-07-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By BartBandy
There is no hard fast rule for what will...

There is no hard fast rule for what will interfere and what will not. It may be fine, or you may have issues, depending on the exact distance away and length of run. CAT5 is twisted to reduce most...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-06-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,379
Posted By BartBandy
I wouldn't touch the basement for 2 years, like...

I wouldn't touch the basement for 2 years, like Greg said. Not only to see what cracks or leaks develop, but because it's not going to be done well.

Wait, see what happens, use that time to...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2018-06-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By BartBandy
Our building code allows for no tar paper or...

Our building code allows for no tar paper or ice-and-water-shield under the shingles. Only one roll wide of tar paper is used at the eaves. It's crazy, but it mostly works. Will be replacing our...
Forum: King Township / Kleinburg Hills 2018-04-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2,097
Views: 878,417
Posted By BartBandy
Okay, yes, now that the snow is receding there is...

Okay, yes, now that the snow is receding there is some more serious damage out there.
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