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Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-25, 02:42 PM
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Posted By xdarrylx
Pretty much everything is warrantable at the 1yr...

Pretty much everything is warrantable at the 1yr mark, it's afterward that a lot of things drop off. Good luck! ;)
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2019-01-16, 03:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,969
Posted By xdarrylx
Great pics (so far)! Good luck and looking...

Great pics (so far)!

Good luck and looking forward to seeing the progress. Cheers! :)
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-15, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By xdarrylx
Many threads on negotiating design credits with...

Many threads on negotiating design credits with various builders. Few tips from my (successful) experience:

1) You won't know if you don't ask so even if people here say "hell no, not possible",...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-01-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By xdarrylx
Are the mixing valves covered under a rental...

Are the mixing valves covered under a rental agreement? Curious...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By xdarrylx
Let us know what you find, Houserer

Let us know what you find, Houserer
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-04, 02:29 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,443
Posted By xdarrylx
That is absolutely terrible planning/service. I...

That is absolutely terrible planning/service. I am sorry you're living through that. Minto should be ashamed.

"here's your car, congrats on your purchase...we'll paint it in the next few weeks,...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-02, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By xdarrylx
Never heard of.

Never heard of.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-02, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By xdarrylx
Over fireplace usually makes the most sense and...

Over fireplace usually makes the most sense and unless you watch 5hrs a day, or mount it high up on the wall of a 10ft ceiling, the neck strain issue is pretty much a moot point. Also, if you ensure...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-02, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By xdarrylx
Assessments are always nominal, it's the actual...

Assessments are always nominal, it's the actual service that will cost you. Good luck!
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-31, 04:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,740
Posted By xdarrylx
Neat little strip mall - quite far south as I...

Neat little strip mall - quite far south as I haven't been out that way in ages, but good for upcoming communities! :)
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-07, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,246
Posted By xdarrylx
Perhaps temperature -wise you're doing well, and...

Perhaps temperature -wise you're doing well, and kudos if so, but one of the reasons I took down all my builder insulation was so that I knew what was behind the insulation. It was important to me...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-07, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,154
Posted By xdarrylx
Always skeptical of initial posts bashing a...

Always skeptical of initial posts bashing a builder (or any company for that matter) and quite sure the OP has already made the purchase so not really much value replying after 6yrs+. :confused:
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Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-06, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,246
Posted By xdarrylx
^ this, from my experience. Good luck...

^ this, from my experience.

Good luck regardless, hope you can create a thread and update as the work progresses...you'll get a lot of feedback along the way that is sure to be valuable (and...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-30, 10:40 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 25,760
Posted By xdarrylx
^ Agreed. Underpad is definitely the way to...

^ Agreed.

Underpad is definitely the way to go if you want to preserve/extend the life of any carpet.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,514
Posted By xdarrylx
I think we can all agree that based on what we...

I think we can all agree that based on what we are seeing, if you live/work/send kids to school in BH, KN, NP or ST that you're in good shape, regardless of the slight jockeying and trading of...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,514
Posted By xdarrylx
What source did you use for that info? Curious to...

What source did you use for that info? Curious to see...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By xdarrylx
^ ha! But gerapau is correct, it'll often say led...

^ ha! But gerapau is correct, it'll often say led on the side or somewhere on the housing.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,514
Posted By xdarrylx
Low inventory, booming part of the city?

Low inventory, booming part of the city?
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,443
Posted By xdarrylx
^ this! :)

^ this! :)
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,740
Posted By xdarrylx
Cost? No idea, someone with that model or price...

Cost? No idea, someone with that model or price book can comment.

My $.02 on doing it with builder or afterwards:

PRO:
- nice to "get it over with" as you said, move in and ready!
- HW...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,443
Posted By xdarrylx
The only concern about waiting that we went...

The only concern about waiting that we went through (and would not ever again) was that the melting/thawing of snow that ran down the roof and onto our driveway (depends on the slope of your roof)...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-14, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By xdarrylx
Reasonable deals are ~$200-$300 for a 1/2HP unit...

Reasonable deals are ~$200-$300 for a 1/2HP unit with most of the standard items (keypad inside and out, remote(s) and hardware). Often times a bit extra for brackets depending on where it is going...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-14, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,247
Posted By xdarrylx
Won't use $30k at the design center? :confused: ...

Won't use $30k at the design center? :confused:

If you're on a budget, I guess not, but for a single home that number can get blown away quite quickly on things you wouldn't want to do afterwards...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,121
Posted By xdarrylx
To each their own. Some people don't want...

To each their own.

Some people don't want yard/lawn maintenance but having a place to park multiple cars so lane ways aren't widened in turn making the curb appeal ugly is something that will...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-13, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,247
Posted By xdarrylx
Everything is potentially negotiable, but not if...

Everything is potentially negotiable, but not if you don't ask (e.g. we lowered a large lot premium by 1/3 the price when going in to sign...it's a great bargaining chip).

We also built two (2)...
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