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Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-01-05, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By royc
Thanks a lot good2know & Mark & Lynda, your...

Thanks a lot good2know & Mark & Lynda, your advice and diagram really helped! I had accidentally misconnected the switched power out, fixed that and its working fine now.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-01-02, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By royc
Help wiring single-pole switch

Hello all,

I was recently replacing a single-pole switch in my basement storage area, and I made the cardinal mistake of not taking pictures before disconnecting the old switch :(. After wiring it...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2017-11-25, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,429
Posted By royc
How to hide space behind wall-mounted TV

Hello all, does anyone have any design ideas about how to hide the space behind a wall-mounted TV? I am looking for something like this:

http://www.hideamount.com/
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-10-25, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By royc
Thanks AnnaJo.

Thanks AnnaJo.
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-08-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By royc
Thanks HHI.

Thanks HHI.
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-08-04, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By royc
Awesome, thanks!

Awesome, thanks!
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-08-04, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By royc
Thanks xdarrylx. Do I need to be mindful of the...

Thanks xdarrylx. Do I need to be mindful of the joist positions, or is it ok to drive a screw in at random locations? Sorry, I don't know how the subfloor is supported in a modern home.
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-08-03, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By royc
What to do on subfloor before replacing carpet?

Hello all,

We are thinking of ripping up the carpet on our second floor and replacing with hardwood. My question is this: once the carpet is off, is there something you would recommend doing to...
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-05-30, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By royc
Thank you all for your replies. Builder it is...

Thank you all for your replies. Builder it is then!
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-05-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By royc
Thanks guys for your replies. I have actually...

Thanks guys for your replies. I have actually decided not to go ahead with this purchase.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-05-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 621
Posted By royc
Cost of finishing basement?

Hello all, a builder is asking for $12500 to finish a rectangular basement 12ft x 40ft. The basement will have carpet, not even laminate. Can I have some opinions on the price? Thanks.
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-05-13, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,324
Posted By royc
Cost of finishing basement?

Hello all, a builder is asking for $12500 to finish a rectangular basement 12ft x40ft. The basement will have carpet, not even laminate. Can I have some opinions on the price? Thanks.
Forum: Ottawa 2017-05-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 556,585
Posted By royc
Thank you all for your replies.

Thank you all for your replies.
Forum: Ottawa 2017-05-10, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 556,585
Posted By royc
Thanks xdarrylx. But what about a fully finished...

Thanks xdarrylx. But what about a fully finished basement, with bedroom and bathroom? How does it work then?
Forum: Ottawa 2017-05-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 556,585
Posted By royc
The home which I am thinking of buying has a...

The home which I am thinking of buying has a fully finished basement (with bedroom and bathroom). However, the seller did not get any permits for it. He has already started the ESA permit process, he...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2017-05-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,572
Posted By royc
What permits are required for an already finished basement?

Hello all, I am thinking of buying a home which has a fully finished basement (with bathroom). However, the seller did not get any permits for it. He has already started the ESA permit process. What...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2017-05-10, 10:54 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 27,067
Posted By royc
Hi xdarrylx, I had a question about permits....

Hi xdarrylx, I had a question about permits. After you (or anyone) finishes a basement, a permit is required from the city, right? Or does it need to be procured before starting the project? How much...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-05-09, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 556,585
Posted By royc
Thanks for the quick reply Phil. Are ESA issued...

Thanks for the quick reply Phil. Are ESA issued separately based on area? For example, if he was doing an ESA for his finished basement as well as for this add-on bedroom, would that be two separate...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-05-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 556,585
Posted By royc
Question regarding splitting a room into two rooms

Hi Phil,

I am thinking of buying a home from a person who has split his master bedroom into two bedrooms: a large master bedroom and a smaller adjoining one. Is he allowed to do that, and if so,...
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-05-09, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By royc
Splitting master bedroom into two rooms

Hello all,

I am thinking of buying a home from a person who has split his master bedroom into two bedrooms: a large master bedroom and a smaller adjoining one. Is he allowed to do that, and if so,...
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2015-11-04, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,266
Posted By royc
Thanks Greg. Would you recommend stripping the...

Thanks Greg. Would you recommend stripping the blue wire and adding it to the three wires already in there, or using some wire nuts to clean up the connections?
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2015-11-03, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,266
Posted By royc
Help in identifying proper C wire connection

Hello all,

I would appreciate some help in identifying the proper connection of a C wire to my HVAC. I am attaching a picture of the HVAC board. As you can see, there is a blue unattached wire...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2015-10-06, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,695
Posted By royc
Outdoor security camera installer

Hi,

Can anyone recommend an outdoor security camera installer in Ottawa? I would like to install a camera such as Lorex. I live in a townhome, so the installer would have to drill to pull the...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-06-24, 01:34 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 187,562
Posted By royc
Hi Dan, thanks for the info. I live on Daventry,...

Hi Dan, thanks for the info. I live on Daventry, and it just bugs me that I have to drive 4 kilometers to reach Walter Baker, for example. Connecting Highbury will mean only a small reduction, but...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-06-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 187,562
Posted By royc
Highbury Park Dr. to Greenbank?

Hi all,

Does anyone know when the connection from Highbury Park Dr. to Greenbank will be opened? If would really help some of us living in the Longfields area!
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