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Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2020-11-12, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By BrianT
Are you hiding the brick in the media console...

Are you hiding the brick in the media console because it won't fit behind the TV?
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-26, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By BrianT
Based on my MPAC assessment from 2016 and 1.1%,...

Based on my MPAC assessment from 2016 and 1.1%, my property tax is pretty much bang on.

You can log into their website and look up MPAC assessments of other houses and maybe find one close by for...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,700
Views: 659,528
Posted By BrianT
Have you been using those garage flooring for a...

Have you been using those garage flooring for a long time? My neighbour was using them for a few years and one spring he went to clean them and discovered his entire garage floor looked your outer...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-09, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By BrianT
I know for my basement, the I beam is about 82"...

I know for my basement, the I beam is about 82" above the basement floor. I have duct work that seems to be at the height as well so assuming if I ever finish my basement, I will have some ceiling...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-06, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,853
Posted By BrianT
I think with the laundry room upstairs, they have...

I think with the laundry room upstairs, they have to also reinforce the ceiling joists underneath for the extra weight and the vibrations so yeah do it before.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-09-08, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 988
Posted By BrianT
Could they be worker termites?

Could they be worker termites?
Forum: Ottawa 2020-09-03, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By BrianT
We all know that builders mark up their prices. ...

We all know that builders mark up their prices. It would be interesting to see how much of a difference it would be from having the builder install the eaves vs hiring a company afterwards in the...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2020-08-15, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By BrianT
Looks like the transformer for the doorbell.

Looks like the transformer for the doorbell.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-08-02, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By BrianT
So did you find any indication of raccoons or...

So did you find any indication of raccoons or other animals? My neighbour had squirrels and mice in his attic. He said that he knew something got in because he could hear something scurrying around...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 52,240
Posted By BrianT
I hate to break it to you but letters from the...

I hate to break it to you but letters from the CRA are signed by a Commissioner as well. I'm pretty sure the CRA Commissioner is not personally looking at my tax returns and telling me that I owe...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-05, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 902
Posted By BrianT
According to this site, the latest building codes...

According to this site, the latest building codes are from 2017. The clearance needs to be at least 30 inches between stove top and cabinets. I guess an OTR counts as cabinetry. I don't have a gas...
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-07-03, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By BrianT
I would leave it as is as well. The wider...

I would leave it as is as well. The wider cabinet might come in handy for storing larger items.
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-06-30, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By BrianT
I've used polymeric sand to fill the gaps in the...

I've used polymeric sand to fill the gaps in the builder installed interlocking at my front door and the cracks in my driveway. It seems to work but I find I still need to apply after a few years. ...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-05-03, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By BrianT
Yes it should be able to hold a piece of TP. ...

Yes it should be able to hold a piece of TP. Have you tried cleaning them out? You can unscrew the cap and jus vaccum them.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,941
Posted By BrianT
Agreed with canabiz. Why not tell us how this...

Agreed with canabiz. Why not tell us how this will impact you and other home inspectors and post helpful links that new home owners can use?
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,941
Posted By BrianT
Another source of stress and unknown for those...

Another source of stress and unknown for those that are closing in the next little while, will you be able to hire anyone? Movers, installers, Rogers/Bell techs, will your lawyers be available?
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,474
Posted By BrianT
One disadvantage of going through the builder is...

One disadvantage of going through the builder is that they will install it wherever they want or easiest for them. You should see if you can tell them where you want it installed exactly. You...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-03, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,404
Posted By BrianT
Are you still in your Tamarack home? If so, they...

Are you still in your Tamarack home? If so, they used the Tremco Tuff-N-Dri waterproofing membrane around the foundation and the local installer is Membranix. You should be under warranty for 30...
Forum: Simcoe 2020-02-13, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,925
Posted By BrianT
I think you would need to install a prehung door...

I think you would need to install a prehung door such as this (28 x 80). It says that it requires a rough opening of 30.5" so this means you would have 1/2 an inch to play with.
...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-13, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By BrianT
Not sure about other builders but my builder uses...

Not sure about other builders but my builder uses a waterproofing membrane around the foundation and it comes with a 30 year warranty. My house is 10 years and I have already claimed warranty twice....
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-09, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By BrianT
If you added any interior doors, one thing to...

If you added any interior doors, one thing to check for are light switches that might need to be moved so that you can access them easier.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-06, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,226
Posted By BrianT
You could always stand in the model home garages...

You could always stand in the model home garages one wintery weekend to see how you like it. I'm sure someone from the sales or design centers would know if they are fully insulated or not.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-30, 05:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 40,533
Posted By BrianT
It seems as they are now Accessible Heating And...

It seems as they are now Accessible Heating And Cooling Inc.


http://accessibleheat.com/
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-29, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By BrianT
Not sure what part of Ottawa you are in but there...

Not sure what part of Ottawa you are in but there is a rental place in Orleans and Kanata called Robertson Rental All. They rent out drywall lifts for $36 per day according to their website.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-12-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 706
Posted By BrianT
Air Exchanger Recall

fyi,

https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2019/71792r-eng.php
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