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Forum: Ottawa 2014-02-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By bcpl
We raised our basement and did the stairs after. ...

We raised our basement and did the stairs after.
Technically, you can increse the basement afterward but not practically. Plus if you ever think of increasing the basement height afterward you will...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-01-29, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,782
Posted By bcpl
Is it on an outside wall?

Is it on an outside wall?
Forum: Ottawa 2014-01-29, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,129
Posted By bcpl
Everytime I mud something in Ottawa, I am...

Everytime I mud something in Ottawa, I am surprised by how long it takes. Although I would have expected it to be faster during the drier winter.

I always throw a halogen worklamp in the room and...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-01-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,918
Posted By bcpl
I doubt that there is heat lost there. It is...

I doubt that there is heat lost there.
It is from the cold air return. You can tell from the second picture. Plus, if it was heat, there would be too much loss of pressure, too early on for the...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-01-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,704
Posted By bcpl
I thought that it was going to be an easy fix...

I thought that it was going to be an easy fix when I opened it up all the way.
That lasted about 8 months and then it went back to luke warm water again. That is when I disappeared it.

I guess I...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-01-15, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,704
Posted By bcpl
I was having the same problem and ended up just...

I was having the same problem and ended up just removing the valve altogether.
Now that it is gone, I find I miss the uniformity of water temperature that it delivered.

I am open to putting in a...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-12-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,837
Posted By bcpl
Don't forget that with Home Metal you also get a...

Don't forget that with Home Metal you also get a monitored smoke detector and an insurance certificate.

The insurance certificate gives us a 10% discount on our house insurance. So, really, we are...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-12-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,837
Posted By bcpl
Same as above

Same as above
Forum: Ottawa 2013-12-12, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
Posted By bcpl
We put ours on the side of the vanity. The...

We put ours on the side of the vanity.
The screws we put in were too long and stuck through the side into the box but a pair of side cutters fixed that problem.
I have never noticed that it felt...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-10-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,041
Posted By bcpl
As was said, the insulation is used in winter....

As was said, the insulation is used in winter. Concrete sets chemically, not by "drying out". However, this chemical reaction slows when it is cold. If it is sitting on frozen ground, this may be...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-10-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,921
Posted By bcpl
We waited for the one-year mark to get an...

We waited for the one-year mark to get an inspection. If you are not planning on covering up the basement yourself afterward, there is likely not that much that needs to be inspected in the first...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-10-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,921
Posted By bcpl
We also had problems with that part of our RE....

We also had problems with that part of our RE. Ours was level but at the expense of having the shingles make a little bird bath.

Also, I noticed on your place that there is no roof vent on your...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-10-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,394
Posted By bcpl
That is how I would read the required width also....

That is how I would read the required width also.

The fridge gable should not pose any trouble as it will be counter depth.
The wall, on the other hand may pose problems. The door may conflict...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-10-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,394
Posted By bcpl
I would suggest really looking into what fridge...

I would suggest really looking into what fridge it is that you want. They vary by maker and model as to where the cooling coils are: side, back, bottom. If the cooling coils are on the bottom, all...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-10-08, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,183
Posted By bcpl
This is the currently the standard fireplace in...

This is the currently the standard fireplace in Tartan builds
http://majesticproducts.com/family/Fireplaces/Direct-Vent/Tribute/

At 2" depth, the minimum height is 9" from the top of the...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-10-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,183
Posted By bcpl
We had the tile around our fireplace re-done a...

We had the tile around our fireplace re-done a couple of times based on how poor the tiling was done and poor fireplace installation so I've learned alot about the process.

It is easy to replace...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-10-03, 02:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,053
Posted By bcpl
Okay, seems like Suzie wants it done, the builder...

Okay, seems like Suzie wants it done, the builder wants it done and the city wants it done.

Do you want it done?
Is there someone else that is holding this up?

What is the deal here? Why are...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-09-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,616
Posted By bcpl
Bob Campbell is great. We also get our monitoring...

Bob Campbell is great. We also get our monitoring through them.
Give him a call. I would be surprised if he was not willing to install for you.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2013-09-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,157
Posted By bcpl
Builders do not like anyone to have copies of...

Builders do not like anyone to have copies of their designs. I expect that this is so that you don't go build your own version with out them.
There are two options though.

1) You can go to...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-09-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,268
Posted By bcpl
Consumer Reports Sorry, no link

Consumer Reports
Sorry, no link
Forum: Ottawa 2013-09-16, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,268
Posted By bcpl
For your viewing pleasure... Yeah,...

For your viewing pleasure...



Yeah, hmm... it did not used to resize these pics into an unreadable format. Sorry... I do not know how to fix that right now.
Anyway...
Current top washers:...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-09-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 968
Posted By bcpl
UV Air Purifier

I am considering getting a air purifier. One of the UV ones that goes directly into the furnace. The main reason is to combat the pink slime that seems indomitable unless you use plenty of bleach.
...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-09-15, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,021
Posted By bcpl
Just because you basement is dry now, does not...

Just because you basement is dry now, does not mean it will still be dry in 5/10 years.
Forum: Ottawa 2013-09-12, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,021
Posted By bcpl
I did Delta FL with 3/4 OSB on top and then...

I did Delta FL with 3/4 OSB on top and then engineered hardwood.

I went with the larger rolls of the Delta (wider and longer) than you can get from Lowes, only because Lowes did not sell it at the...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-09-10, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 558,926
Posted By bcpl
Hi Phil, what do you mean by the "joists for the...

Hi Phil, what do you mean by the "joists for the toilet" and where do they get sealed?
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