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Forum: Ottawa 2019-09-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
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Great points. It would be the expectation...

Great points.

It would be the expectation that the installer would register the furnace but if that is not being done then that important information should be mentioned at the PDI. When...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-09-15, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Thanks for your response. As per Tarion your...

Thanks for your response.

As per Tarion your furnace warranty is covered for 2 years unless 1) you do not use a licensed HVAC company to install your AC, or 2) that during the installation of the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-09-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Question - New home furnace warranty.

I'm curious to know how builders represent new home 2 year furnace warranties in the Ottawa area.

Where I am many builders have shamefully suggested to new home buyers for many years that if they...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-09-11, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Just goes to show - some municipalities are...

Just goes to show - some municipalities are better than others regarding issues like this.

Maybe call the Mayors office or the local counsellor. ( As lame as that sounds )

Maybe there is a...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-09-05, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
I would imagine that people who install these...

I would imagine that people who install these registers use a wood template and a router and then just clean up the corners with a chisel. The whole process would then take a couple minutes.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-28, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Kitchen in 3rd plan looks sweet.

Kitchen in 3rd plan looks sweet.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-27, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Finished basements in new construction homes bug...

Finished basements in new construction homes bug me.

Once the drywall is up who knows what is wrong ? No one.

Are the ducts installed properly ? Maybe.

Are the HRV ducts installed properly ?...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
This is the normal way that this is done.

This is the normal way that this is done.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-15, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Here are a couple codes that every interlocking,...

Here are a couple codes that every interlocking, landscaping, or concrete company needs to know that may be relevant here.

Rule 9.12.3.2. Grading of Backfill (1) Backfill shall be graded to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Without seeing what's going on I can't say what...

Without seeing what's going on I can't say what to do but I think someone is either over complicating the problem or that the landscaper does not know how to do this simple task properly. Often the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
The height of your neighbours foundation above...

The height of your neighbours foundation above your homes foundation at one side of your home should have nothing to do with proper lot grading. Homes built on roads that have even slight slopes will...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Those builders are violating the New Home...

Those builders are violating the New Home Warranty Act in Ontario and a person should be very sceptical of the integrity of any builder that does this, BUT, again it comes down to the professional...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
That's because the PDI is primarily an inspection...

That's because the PDI is primarily an inspection to identify chips, scratches, upgrades, how nice the paint looks and blaw, blaw, blaw.

It is not a real home inspection and it is not the time to...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Sorry, but's it's crazy to not get an inspection...

Sorry, but's it's crazy to not get an inspection done. Just like it would be crazy to drive without insurance. The difference being that your house is much more likely to have problems that you are...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-02, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
So funny. Where I live, in the lovely town of...

So funny. Where I live, in the lovely town of Milton - I came home yesterday to find a notice on my door wondering why I / my address does not have a dog licence on file with the town.

I guess...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-30, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
$700 to $1000 sounds about right. That's...

$700 to $1000 sounds about right.

That's based on the $600 price a friend paid to move his about 6 years ago.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-29, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
A metal Beware of Dog sign from PetSmart is...

A metal Beware of Dog sign from PetSmart is something we have. Do we have a dog ?,,,,,, you will never know ;)
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
I would have to agree that this is not a code...

I would have to agree that this is not a code violation, a poor workmanship issue, or an issue that Tarion would enforce.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Usually it's the neighbors vinyl siding that...

Usually it's the neighbors vinyl siding that warps. There may be a film that can be installed on the exterior of the glass to reduce the reflection.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-10, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
No. Building code rules will always supersede /...

No. Building code rules will always supersede / trump Tarion rules.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-10, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
That's exactly right.

That's exactly right.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
In my area most of the backwater valves are more...

In my area most of the backwater valves are more complex then the one shown in the post above but, regardless of the type of valve most of the time the access covers are covered or partially covered...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-08, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
These new rules are in place because deaf people...

These new rules are in place because deaf people can not hear alarms but they and everyone else can see a bright flashing strobe light. Lever door handles are now required because many people, kids...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-05, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
A few years ago I built a detached man cave of a...

A few years ago I built a detached man cave of a garage. Never has a vehicle tarnished it's beautiful floor lol. Anyways, I installed 2 Maximum Ventilation 301 vents on the peak of the roof. This...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-24, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Shame the builder can't do them before attic...

Shame the builder can't do them before attic insulation is put in. Maybe the builder can at least rough-in the wires saving at least some of the potential insulation "damage". Then again, maybe the...
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