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Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-14, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By gerapau
We've had ours over our fireplace for 9 years...

We've had ours over our fireplace for 9 years now. It was the best place for us to put ours given the layout of our room. None of us have ever had any neck issues because of it. Depending on the...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-01-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 225
Posted By gerapau
Of our three showers our first one died this...

Of our three showers our first one died this year, after 8 years. Went to Home Depot (Barrhaven) to pick up a replacement and was surprised when they told me it was free. They keep the replacements...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-08, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,601
Posted By gerapau
Those aren't yearly stats so aren't really stats...

Those aren't yearly stats so aren't really stats for 2018. They are monthly stats for the month of December which tends to be one of the slower months with less than half as many homes sold as many...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 499,328
Posted By gerapau
The valve that protects people in the shower from...

The valve that protects people in the shower from being scalded is actually part of the shower (in the wall behind your shower knobb) so that would not be affected. The main issue is if you then...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-03, 12:02 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 17,282
Posted By gerapau
Having a sewer grate in your neighbor's yard does...

Having a sewer grate in your neighbor's yard does not indicate that you will have water problems down the road. All new neighborhoods will have similar sewers every few yards. Simply a place for...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By gerapau
Be sure to consider the light coming from the...

Be sure to consider the light coming from the windows. Reflections are not a TVs friend.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By gerapau
Like with anything there are bad ways to do...

Like with anything there are bad ways to do things, good ways to do things, and great ways to do things. Keeping the original insulation, if it's in good shape, is good (I would maybe rethink that...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2018-12-07, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By gerapau
Causing some ducts to rattle is not the same as...

Causing some ducts to rattle is not the same as causing some damage to your home. I think your neighbors will complain about the noise long before you cause any damage!:rolleyes:
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-06, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By gerapau
Or some of your basement heating ducts aren't...

Or some of your basement heating ducts aren't fully open. Make sure the dampers are all fully open. You can close your basement dampers a bit in the summer (to stop it from getting too cold) and...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-05, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By gerapau
If you put $40-$55k into the basement then I...

If you put $40-$55k into the basement then I would expect your taxes to go up somewhere between $250 and $400 per year.

You could also try looking at the AboutMyProperty tool on MPAC's website...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-05, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By gerapau
Some do. Ours is installed at floor level in my...

Some do. Ours is installed at floor level in my basement. That said, If I ever finish my basement I will probably still have to relocate it because it isn't in a great spot right now.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,601
Posted By gerapau
I'll leave it to you to contact both sites to see...

I'll leave it to you to contact both sites to see where the discrepancy comes from.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,601
Posted By gerapau
Of course you implied prices were higher in...

Of course you implied prices were higher in Kanata. Otherwise your statements made no sense whatsoever.




August vs October data. I have to assume the link I provided is accurate but I...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,601
Posted By gerapau
Well, if the original poster was asking why...

Well, if the original poster was asking why prices were higher in Kanata in 2016 then that would make sense. Or, if you want to go back in time and sell your house a few years ago, then sure, look...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,601
Posted By gerapau
This would all make sense if it wasn't for the...

This would all make sense if it wasn't for the fact that the average home price in Barrhaven is currently higher than Kanata and has risen almost twice as much in the last year.



I think you...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By gerapau
No. Not all are. You should check the packaging....

No. Not all are. You should check the packaging. If you dont have the packaging then take out one of your bulbs and look at it to see if it says if it is dimmable or not. Most of the ones I have...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,601
Posted By gerapau
I can't answer your question but according to...

I can't answer your question but according to www.agentinottawa.com the average price of homes sold in October was $377,621 in Orleans (up 1.7% over last year), $411,632 in Kanata (up 7.9%) and...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By gerapau
Take out one of the bulbs and look?

Take out one of the bulbs and look?
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By gerapau
Yes, it's tough figuring out what relative...

Yes, it's tough figuring out what relative humidity level is best. Both you and your home are most happy when it is close to 45%. Sometimes you will required to keep it near there for things like...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 17,282
Posted By gerapau
You would have to contact the companies but I...

You would have to contact the companies but I doubt they install eavestroughing in the winter. Any that do would probably charge an arm and a leg.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By gerapau
The HRV is definitely not a humidifier. It...

The HRV is definitely not a humidifier. It simply brings in fresh air from the outside and transfers some of the heat from the outgoing air to the incoming air. In the winter the incoming air is...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 17,282
Posted By gerapau
You will get melting/water dripping all winter...

You will get melting/water dripping all winter long. Many freeze/thaw/freeze cycles on the roof all winter (unless it's constantly -20 :().
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,583
Posted By gerapau
The main problem I have seen with designs like...

The main problem I have seen with designs like this is that some people end up using the front yard as they normally would the rear. Kids swing sets, lawn chairs, etc... can end up cluttering front...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By gerapau
You are right that the pump should be kept...

You are right that the pump should be kept running when you add most chemicals. But for the most part though, adding chemicals is fairly rare, especially with a salt water system. Most chemicals...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By gerapau
As I said, if you have the ability to run at a...

As I said, if you have the ability to run at a lower speed then you will adjust the timing accordingly.

And what exactly are stale chemicals? And I'm not quite sure how stagnant chemicals will...
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