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Forum: Ottawa 2019-09-04, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 558,925
Posted By BrianT
Do you have a copy of your blueprints? It will...

Do you have a copy of your blueprints? It will tell you where the register should be installed. Also on the blueprints, check the direction in which your sliding patio door opens. They could have...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-28, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By BrianT
I vote for number 3, 1 and 2. Since you...

I vote for number 3, 1 and 2. Since you mentioned that you are a single buyer, you may not need a dinette or dining room set and eat at the breakfast bar instead. Then you can turn the living and...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 22,283
Posted By BrianT
My blower wheel in the furnace was making a noise...

My blower wheel in the furnace was making a noise and despite it being under five years, I was charged a diagnostic fee so I think it's normal for them to do so.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-14, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By BrianT
Maybe they can place a six inch wide trench in...

Maybe they can place a six inch wide trench in the middle and fill it up with small river rock to help with drainage.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-13, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By BrianT
I hired two different inspectors for my 30 day...

I hired two different inspectors for my 30 day and one year. We're often suggested to get multiple estimates for projects so why not different inspectors.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By BrianT
I'm pretty sure they have both a visual strobe...

I'm pretty sure they have both a visual strobe and an audible alarm.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By BrianT
Next to your water meter in the basement, there...

Next to your water meter in the basement, there should be a wider drain and you can take the top off. If the inside looks like the top of this, then you probably have a backwater valve.

I recall...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By BrianT
There are a few places that have 8 foot trees. ...

There are a few places that have 8 foot trees.


https://www.manotickgardens.com/landscaping-supplies--prices/cedar-hedges


https://cumberlandkanatalandscaping.ca/pricing/

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Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-14, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By BrianT
Wow, I paid $13 per cedar (5 feet) planted back...

Wow, I paid $13 per cedar (5 feet) planted back in 2011. I guess there is not much interest in cedar hedges anymore.

Check out Japanese willow trees. They grow quick, tall and bushy. I have two...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,594
Posted By BrianT
My rear neighbours have trees and bushes along...

My rear neighbours have trees and bushes along our rear fence. The branches often grow over to my side of the fence and through the chain link fence. Technically the branches aren't touching the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,594
Posted By BrianT
You could ask the company to add an extension and...

You could ask the company to add an extension and a bend so that it empties on to your side. Otherwise go to Home Depot, Lowes, CT and buy a flexible extension.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-25, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By BrianT
Itís definitely cheaper to do it yourself. I...

Itís definitely cheaper to do it yourself. I usually stockpile when the fertilizer and seed go on sail. I used to only buy Scotts products but have started trying other brands recently.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-02-05, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By BrianT
This sort of makes sense. If they were on their...

This sort of makes sense. If they were on their own circuit and they weren't on, you probably would never notice that there was no power going to them. Where as if they are on a circuit with lights...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-02-03, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By BrianT
Do you have any one that is hearing impaired in...

Do you have any one that is hearing impaired in the house? The smoke alarms with the strobe is so that they can see the smoke alarms going off. You may be able to replace yours with the just...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-02-02, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By BrianT
Check the side of the smoke alarm and see if...

Check the side of the smoke alarm and see if there is a date. This is the expiration date of the smoke alarm. It could be chirping because it's too old.
I had to replace mine a couple years back...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By BrianT
It looks to be Hydro One. If you go on their...

It looks to be Hydro One. If you go on their website and click on the Outage Map, it will show you what areas they provide power to.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-10, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,042
Posted By BrianT
There are some new houses listed here that have...

There are some new houses listed here that have three garages but they are not exactly in Ottawa.

https://www.ericfournier.org/Listings/page_2650243.html


I think Minto's Riverbend model had...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2018-12-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,942
Posted By BrianT
Thanks for your feedback. I was at the mall...

Thanks for your feedback.

I was at the mall and went into the Rogers store to check it out. The voice control seems like something I may use but not sure. The software for my existing Rogers...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2018-12-05, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,942
Posted By BrianT
Great, looking forward to your feedback. :) ...

Great, looking forward to your feedback. :)

When I called Rogers, the price difference between continuing on with my current set up and Ignite was a whole $3.00 per month. I already have...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2018-12-04, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,942
Posted By BrianT
Rogers Ignite TV

Anyone sign up for Rogers Ignite TV? How do you like it? My Rogers contract is ending soon and I was thinking about signing on.


TIA.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,868
Posted By BrianT
The reason I drain my gas is just in case the gas...

The reason I drain my gas is just in case the gas leaks. I keep my lawnmower in the shed and when there is foot of snow in the ground, I never ever check back there. I would hate to open the door...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,868
Posted By BrianT
I also use premium (mid grade) gas in my...

I also use premium (mid grade) gas in my lawnmower and snowblower along with fuel stabilizer. You can use one of these siphon pumps to get most of the gas out and then run it until it's empty.
...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,868
Posted By BrianT
They used to have a slightly longer list. They...

They used to have a slightly longer list. They removed open heating vents in the basement and turn on pilot light but I guess this is assuming you close the vents and turn off your pilot light in...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2018-11-02, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By BrianT
Not sure if you clicked on Contact Us in your...

Not sure if you clicked on Contact Us in your link but it doesn't seem as though they have installers in eastern Canada.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-31, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,202
Posted By BrianT
I just cover the top with a piece of plywood and...

I just cover the top with a piece of plywood and tarp and tie it down with rope, the sides are all exposed.


It's just more for the thaw and freeze cycles we get. I want to keep as much rain...
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