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Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-30, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Rottn
Couldn't tell you a price, but moving an AC is...

Couldn't tell you a price, but moving an AC is not a small job. The system will need to be drained of refrigerant, the copper lines will need moving or redoing depending on existing length / access...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,571
Posted By Rottn
Some builders used to offer it standard on towns...

Some builders used to offer it standard on towns - for the very reason to keep the blocks looking consistent.

Many don't even offer it as an option now... Claims of issues with ice and snow. I...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-10, 05:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By Rottn
Wow. That really surprises me. Considering house...

Wow. That really surprises me. Considering house prices are so much higher and the fact that that area gets stronger winds.

When It comes to the multi city builders, usually it's Ottawa that...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-10, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By Rottn
3 tab do have a different look, that some prefer...

3 tab do have a different look, that some prefer - they lie flatter and aren't as textured.

For resale alone however, I would go with architectural. I know Mattamy is using them on everything...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By Rottn
Hard to tell from the photo, but it looks like...

Hard to tell from the photo, but it looks like you should get at least another 5 years or so. Once the curling starts though it progresses pretty quickly. Its probably a "20 year" shingle. Any...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-10, 09:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,904
Posted By Rottn
No builder is still using 3 tab today from what I...

No builder is still using 3 tab today from what I see going up. Architectural are only about 10-15% more expensive for material. They all switched over about 5 years ago, even the less reputable ones...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Rottn
Typically one coat primer plus 2 coats paint

Typically one coat primer plus 2 coats paint
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Rottn
the builder should be able to tell you the...

the builder should be able to tell you the manufacturer. Likely either Jeld-Wen, Mason or Newmar (which were distributed by Grandor) The weather strips actually tend to be fairly universal in fit...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,738
Posted By Rottn
Looks like the one from the link has 3 layers of...

Looks like the one from the link has 3 layers of 5/8 drywall (there is 5/8 glass matt drywall in the middle) and 7" of insulation. Built to design, the one in the link would be more soundproof. The...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,738
Posted By Rottn
Note the part in italics in my post. Bring it up...

Note the part in italics in my post. Bring it up with your builder / put it on your 30 day.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,738
Posted By Rottn
If done properly, the link you posted should be a...

If done properly, the link you posted should be a quiet wall - The image you posted would not be nearly as effective at dampening sound (or fire spread) as it is there is much less insulation and...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,738
Posted By Rottn
Unfortunately FLIR cameras will not be able to...

Unfortunately FLIR cameras will not be able to tell if there is an issue with the party wall sound insulation -they pick up temperature differences on surfaces and if the temp is the same or nearly...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-18, 12:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,738
Posted By Rottn
As far I know, no builder currently uses concrete...

As far I know, no builder currently uses concrete or block for party walls in new townhomes, not even the high end ones.

Best bet would be to buy resale town or semi from back when that was still...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-31, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By Rottn
Just ensure that you install the horizontal...

Just ensure that you install the horizontal brace/strut that runs the full width of the top panel. Sometimes its already there sometimes not.

Typical scenario if its not installed:

You get a...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-04-03, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By Rottn
A walk behind plate compactor will not do much. ...

A walk behind plate compactor will not do much. To use one of those you need to compact every few inches of base as you go.

They will add base and roll/ pack with a large machine before paving. ...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-04-01, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By Rottn
Might as well just repaint the areas you need....

Might as well just repaint the areas you need. Even if you were to match the colour with a paint chip or by bringing home the Sherwin Williams scan tool, texture and sheen will never match an 11 to...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-03-24, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By Rottn
That's actually a good time of year to be doing...

That's actually a good time of year to be doing the framing. The roof will be on by the summer and then everything gets a chance to dry out.
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-03-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,813
Posted By Rottn
This contractor definitely seems shady. I'd send...

This contractor definitely seems shady. I'd send him on his way. Probably the type you call with an issue 3 months down the road and the number is out of service.
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-03-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,813
Posted By Rottn
If you want to save some money, just skip the...

If you want to save some money, just skip the roxul / spray foam / rigid panel and do a standard builder type insulation of a framed 2x4 wall, set out from the concrete 2" with tar paper or housewrap...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-02-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By Rottn
If you move or cover it, the security company...

If you move or cover it, the security company will either call the builder or be out there very shortly to move it back / uncover the cam.

Id call the monitoring company directly and see where you...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-02-05, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By Rottn
Water could be travelling down the wire from the...

Water could be travelling down the wire from the attic then dripping off at or near the box. Id get it checked out, could be any number of things going on up there.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-02-01, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,266
Posted By Rottn
Believe me, Jeld-wen has had more than its fair...

Believe me, Jeld-wen has had more than its fair share of issues in the past. Grandor (Newmar) has had bad runs as well, and yes, so has Mason.

Beteen those three thats about 99% of new tract home...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-01-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By Rottn
No problem. You always want to make sure the...

No problem. You always want to make sure the insulation is done properly so that was the right decision.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-01-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,553
Posted By Rottn
If you have the option of a standing pilot, I'd...

If you have the option of a standing pilot, I'd turn it on in the winter, especially if the unit is on an exterior wall (as most are) some come withthis option and some don't, check your manual for...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2018-01-03, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By Rottn
If the rest of the garage is insulated and you...

If the rest of the garage is insulated and you park a car in there it is actually fairly common when you get very cold temps. The car warms the air and the melted snow creates high humidity, which...
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