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Forum: Ottawa 2018-03-30, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By StrayCat
Humidity between window panes?

A couple of the windows in our house have humidity that doesnít go away and we cannot touch it, so Iím assuming itís between the panes of glass. Iíve never had this is any home Iíve ever lived in....
Forum: Ottawa 2018-03-13, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By StrayCat
Hi all! Sorry for not replying sooner...I thought...

Hi all! Sorry for not replying sooner...I thought I had!
Well, for some reason, our thermostat was programmed to 16 after 10pm every day. It must have been someone pressing random buttons and...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-01-23, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By StrayCat
Furnace worries?

All winter the people in my house have not been able to agree on a comfortable temperature. My mother is always too warm, and my hubby is always too cold. He spends most of his time in the evening...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2017-03-06, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,436
Posted By StrayCat
Direction for laying laminate flooring

What is the best direction to lay laminate flooring?

Our main basement space is 19x21 with one section being about 19x25.
We have an oversized window on the wall that is 21'.
Should we run...
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-03-02, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,688
Posted By StrayCat
Thank you everyone!

Thank you everyone!
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-02-24, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,688
Posted By StrayCat
Significant Crack in basement floor-uneven heights

Anyone happen to know what the building code says about cracks on the basement floor? I know it's ok up to so many millimetres, but what if you can feel an actual difference in the height when you...
Forum: Ottawa 2016-12-26, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,945
Posted By StrayCat
This button is on the furnace and (I believe) had...

This button is on the furnace and (I believe) had something to do with the air exchange. We also have this white box on the furnace that has a "summer"/"winter" option and this little arrow we have...
Forum: Ottawa 2016-12-26, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,945
Posted By StrayCat
I cannot attach all the pics in one message...so...

I cannot attach all the pics in one message...so I will post them as separate replies!
Forum: Ottawa 2016-12-26, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,945
Posted By StrayCat
So we've been in our current house 3 years now...

So we've been in our current house 3 years now and have had the same issue as everyone else in this thread. I do remove the screens and that does make a noticeable difference.
But we're having this...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-07-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,193
Posted By StrayCat
Laminate Flooring...?

We are looking to purchase about 800-900 sq feet of laminate flooring. Can anyone tell me where I can get a good deal?

I see Lowes has some: one is .79/sq foot (10 mm) and another is $1.14/sq foot...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-07-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By StrayCat
Thanks for your message! I ended up finding...

Thanks for your message! I ended up finding something a short while ago! :-)
Forum: Ottawa 2015-05-31, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,143
Posted By StrayCat
Looking to purchase a second-hand vanity...

We are finishing our basement bathroom and would like to find a second-hand vanity (it's a bathroom that will be shared between 3 boys so nothing fancy). The longest it can be is 48 inches. Prefer...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-05-31, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By StrayCat
Contractor to install shower and toilet in basement bathroom...?

We are looking for someone to install the shower and toilet in our basement bathroom. The rough-in is done. We just need someone to jackhammer the places where you hook up the shower and the...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-04-07, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,192
Posted By StrayCat
Bell sucks, that's soooo true! And Rogers sucks...

Bell sucks, that's soooo true! And Rogers sucks just as much!

We have not been with Rogers since December but they keep billing us. When I called this month (AGAIN!), they told me they were...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-02-27, 11:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,749
Posted By StrayCat
I am going to contact OVK and if they brush me...

I am going to contact OVK and if they brush me off (which I expect), then I am going to request a conciliation if it is still possible.

We just had our one year repairs done and the builder keeps...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-02-27, 11:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,749
Posted By StrayCat
Is your home a Tartan home also? Just wondering...

Is your home a Tartan home also? Just wondering if it's an OVK thing...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-02-27, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,105
Posted By StrayCat
Not sure if you were asking me or House...

Not sure if you were asking me or House Hinting...
In our case, humidity is usually between 40-48. Isn't that pretty good?




We just had the trades in this past Wednesday for a bunch of...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-02-24, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,105
Posted By StrayCat
We have cracking everywhere in the house! I know...

We have cracking everywhere in the house! I know itis common to see some cracking, but this has me worried! In many of the window corners, in some baseboards (where the's a seam), on corners where...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-02-24, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By StrayCat
Our grout has not been sealed (unless the builder...

Our grout has not been sealed (unless the builder does that, which I highly doubt), and we have bone grout throughout the house. With 5 kids, we have had some pretty bad stains in the grout at times...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-02-06, 10:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,749
Posted By StrayCat
No, they were never fixed! We were told it is not...

No, they were never fixed! We were told it is not fixable (they are not all like this so it is obviously fixable!)... Then we were told that they are supposed to be like this and that even at the...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-01-14, 10:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By StrayCat
Got a feeling it might be the same one I was...

Got a feeling it might be the same one I was talking about...:rolleyes:
Forum: Ottawa 2015-01-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By StrayCat
If you'd like the name of someone you should...

If you'd like the name of someone you should definitely NOT hire, PM me...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-01-06, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,020
Posted By StrayCat
Thanks for the replies everyone! I am completely...

Thanks for the replies everyone! I am completely lost when it comes to tech-talk though...but I appreciate your trying to explain it to me...lol
Forum: Ottawa 2015-01-06, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,097
Posted By StrayCat
We're in Findlay Creek and we heard it several...

We're in Findlay Creek and we heard it several times. My Mom heard it once or twice during the day and then later in the evening and into the night, we heard it 2-3 times at least! One of those...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-01-02, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,020
Posted By StrayCat
Bell Fibe "woes"...

We just had Bell come in today for 3 services: home phone, internet and Fibe cable TV.
When the tech arrived, he informed us that we would not be able to have more than 4 different channels playing...
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