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Forum: Ottawa 2019-09-10, 08:17 PM
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He is most likely correct. You can verify by...

He is most likely correct. You can verify by plugging something into the rear outlet and confirm that it works, then go to the front and trip the GFCI receptacle. Then go back to the rear outlet to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-09-09, 10:22 AM
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For insulated attic spaces over finished areas,...

For insulated attic spaces over finished areas, ventilation is required at both the top and bottom of the attic spaces. Upper roof vents, such as MaxiVents, mushroom vents, ridge vents, etc., handle...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-09-08, 04:29 PM
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Ventilation of insulated attic spaces is required...

Ventilation of insulated attic spaces is required by the Ontario Building Code, Part 9, Section 9.19.1. Ventilation is required at both the top and bottom of insulated attic spaces.

Most...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-09-04, 08:49 PM
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The placement is wrong. By convention, air...

The placement is wrong. By convention, air supply registers are not installed in the floor area in front of an openable door. However, I am not aware of a requirement in the Ontario Building Code...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-30, 08:54 PM
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The most common cause of this condition is high...

The most common cause of this condition is high humidity. Your foundation is shedding significant amounts of water as the concrete cures. We have also had humid weather and rain over the last few...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-29, 08:07 AM
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A porch edge requires a guard where the distance...

A porch edge requires a guard where the distance between the porch's walking surface and adjacent surfaces is greater than 600 mm [23-5/8"]. An adjacent surface can be a walkway, driveway, or sod....
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-29, 07:55 AM
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Structurally, this is OK. The window...

Structurally, this is OK.


The window frame may have been forced into the framed opening and likely needs to be adjusted.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-14, 09:38 PM
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I suggest asking the builder to confirm the...

I suggest asking the builder to confirm the nature of the repair.

That said, I believe that you are seeing a repair due to impact on the common foundation wall. I see a number of cracks that are...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-12, 09:35 PM
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I can offer an opinion on this, but I need a bit...

I can offer an opinion on this, but I need a bit more information. Is this on the common wall between units? Are you in an end unit or a middle unit? How many townhouses is the same group you're...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-06, 08:11 PM
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You should contact the builder ASAP and get...

You should contact the builder ASAP and get assurance that the window opening is sealed. We had rain today, and will likely get more in the next 2 days.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-06, 08:10 AM
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You say that the window glass is missing and that...

You say that the window glass is missing and that the window opening is wide open. At this stage of construction, there is no way that there is nothing in place at a window opening that would allow...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-15, 10:07 AM
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The type of foundation repair look like epoxy...

The type of foundation repair look like epoxy injection, typically performed from the interior. Properly performed, this will prevent future water leaks.

Wet fibreglass insulation does not...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-27, 08:40 AM
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If the window is open, there is window that would...

If the window is open, there is window that would restrict noise coming in. With the windows closed, it is likely that you will notice muted noise from traffic.

I do not have expertise in...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-27, 08:33 AM
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In brief: - Tarion is vague on the specifics of...

In brief:
- Tarion is vague on the specifics of loose flooring; however, I choose to include this under Tarion's Construction Performance Guideline item 2.3, Loose Subfloor.
- If you were to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-15, 07:45 AM
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You can expect to see bends in duct-work. You...

You can expect to see bends in duct-work. You can also expect there to be a difference in how much air flow there is when comparing one register to another, because each run will be of different...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-31, 07:51 AM
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There is no Building Code requirement for the...

There is no Building Code requirement for the duct length protruding from the wall. For the section of ducting provided by the builder, there are requirements such as that the duct must exhaust to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-23, 07:41 AM
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I don't make a recommendation about which...

I don't make a recommendation about which warranty claim submission is better than the other, as there are good arguments for each being a "best" option. For example, if there is insufficient...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-15, 06:20 PM
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The Ontario Building Code permits wall sheathing...

The Ontario Building Code permits wall sheathing material which includes plywood, OSB, and rigid insulating panels. Proper attachment of the sheathing provides for a structurally sound wall...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-15, 06:08 PM
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The City building inspectors can order a builder...

The City building inspectors can order a builder to take something apart if they suspect that there is a non-conformance to the Building Code. For example, if the inspector was concerned with how...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-24, 08:56 PM
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This is a combination waterproofing and...

This is a combination waterproofing and insulation system proprietary to Tremco Barrier Solutions. The product name is Tuff-N-Dry. The foundation wall is sprayed by a material that creates a...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,637
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I suggest contacting the builder, to ask them to...

I suggest contacting the builder, to ask them to investigate. If you are past the 2nd year anniversary date, then the leak will be outside of Tarion warranty coverage.

If you haven't already...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-18, 07:49 PM
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The best practice is to properly slope the pipe...

The best practice is to properly slope the pipe to prevent water collecting in the duct. This may need the help of a HVAC contractor to work our a better means of ducting.

The duct insulation...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-13, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,637
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For minor cracks, injected epoxy or polyurethane...

For minor cracks, injected epoxy or polyurethane by a foundation repair specialist are deemed as a satisfactory means of repair, particularly where the outside foundation wall is protected by a...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2,637
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Actually, this is not advice I've seen from other...

Actually, this is not advice I've seen from other sources, and I've been checking this out for the past hour by reviewing HRV manufacturer instructions and other expert advice in web searches. I...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 559,154
First, don't be concerned with the balancing...

First, don't be concerned with the balancing numbers as they can vary up to 10 CFM from the chart value. The balancing is set up using a magnehelic gauge, which measures pressure differentials...
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