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Forum: Ottawa 2021-12-01, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,389
Posted By GregS
We work on custom homes. There is a minimum 6...

We work on custom homes.
There is a minimum 6 month delay on windows.
Lumber has been in short supply, but getting better.
Concrete, you need to book months ahead.
Framers, next to impossible to...
Forum: Ottawa 2021-10-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By GregS
Hmm.. Let's see.

Hmm.. Let's see.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2021-09-14, 11:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,485
Posted By GregS
It means it's very humid and this is the...

It means it's very humid and this is the condensate coming from the evap coil in your plenum just above the furnace unit.
Forum: Halton Region 2021-04-25, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,212
Posted By GregS
Having been involved with hundreds of custom...

Having been involved with hundreds of custom builds here is what I consistently experience:

1) It will not go as expected. There will be delays.
2) It will cost a lot more than you anticipated.....
Forum: Ottawa 2021-03-24, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,084
Posted By GregS
It's probably a screw transformer on the side of...

It's probably a screw transformer on the side of the panel.
Just unscrew one of the wires. Do your thing. Then screw it back on.
Forum: Ottawa 2021-03-24, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,084
Posted By GregS
It's probably a screw transformer on the side of...

It's probably a screw transformer on the side of the panel.
Just unscrew one of the wires. Do your thing. Then screw it back on.
Forum: Building and Construction 2021-03-08, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,788
Posted By GregS
Have you verified that this electrical outlet is...

Have you verified that this electrical outlet is now functioning fine?

As for the electrician 'using a bad electrical box'.. most likely it was just fine when they put it in. But stuff happens...
Forum: Ottawa 2021-01-13, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,263
Posted By GregS
Tarion has a COVID page set up answering many...

Tarion has a COVID page set up answering many questions regarding delays.
Lots of helpful information:
https://www.tarion.com/homeowners/covid-19

I'm sure there will be more after todays...
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-12-29, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,893
Posted By GregS
A cold air return, returns the air to the air...

A cold air return, returns the air to the air handling unit in the basement. It would be going down if this air return is on the main floor above the basement.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-11-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,025
Posted By GregS
Sounds transfers by vibration through structural...

Sounds transfers by vibration through structural materials.

Putting insulation in the ceiling will not do much in my experience. We go through this all the time with people building home theatres...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2020-11-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,136
Posted By GregS
Which model TV is this? The ones with power...

Which model TV is this? The ones with power adapters are usually under 50" sizes.

For those we just sit the power supply on top of the ledge behind the TV.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-11-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,927
Posted By GregS
Having been part of hundreds of custom homes and...

Having been part of hundreds of custom homes and many of which we do the alarm systems in, here is my 2 cents:

1) Get a good pump (as mentioned above)

2) Absolutely, positively get a backup...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-11-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,946
Posted By GregS
Your lawyer is involved. End of thread.

Your lawyer is involved. End of thread.
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2020-09-28, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,437
Posted By GregS
No. I have never had an issue with this. ...

No.
I have never had an issue with this.
However sprayfoam does move things as it expands.

And why are you running coax and phone?
Forum: East Gwillimbury 2020-09-28, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By GregS
If it could be relocated it will be a significant...

If it could be relocated it will be a significant amount of work and will still require a large junction the size of the breaker panel in the garage. I do not know the layout of your home.

There...
Forum: East Gwillimbury 2020-09-27, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,322
Posted By GregS
No issues. Have seen them placed in garages many...

No issues. Have seen them placed in garages many times.
Usually it has to do with the distance between the panel and the meter.
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2020-09-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,644
Posted By GregS
I would like to say no issue.. however the...

I would like to say no issue.. however the pressure around that curve could be higher resulting in more air being forced through the the smaller duct than you may want.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-09-05, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,186
Posted By GregS
Ran out of space. Try it now.

Ran out of space. Try it now.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-08-27, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,890
Posted By GregS
The houses and water are heated with gas. There...

The houses and water are heated with gas. There will be gas in the house already.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-08-27, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,890
Posted By GregS
Is the basement under the stove unfinished? ...

Is the basement under the stove unfinished?
That will be a big factor in the cost.
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2020-08-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,261
Posted By GregS
Heh, we install lots of them, but would be...

Heh, we install lots of them, but would be expensive compared to the flyer-stapled-to-the-telephone-pole guys :)
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2020-08-16, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,633
Posted By GregS
Yes, most likely doorbell transformer. May have...

Yes, most likely doorbell transformer.
May have been an afterthought if they forgot the wire at the door. Fishing it up through a cold room right below the front door was probably the best...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-08-16, 01:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,950
Posted By GregS
Chances are they would not have even known about...

Chances are they would not have even known about it.
That all happens by the service providers.

And no, you will not get faster internet than what you are paying for from the service provider.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-08-16, 01:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By GregS
It is installed incorrectly. Is is a...

It is installed incorrectly.

Is is a security issue? Honestly, it would be faster and easier just to kick the lock in.
It's not that difficult to do.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-08-11, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,596
Posted By GregS
A developer will buy the land, package it up and...

A developer will buy the land, package it up and depending on the way they want to sell it, sell it either fully serviced (sewer, water, power, etc) or sell it empty.
They sell this to a builder who...
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