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Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-10, 10:44 PM
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Posted By richyrich
Stores that do good furniture consultations?

Can anyone recommend (ideally based on first-hand experience) a store or company that will come in-home to help plan a furniture purchase? It's time we replaced our whole family room and we need...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By richyrich
It would be worth popping into Service Ottawa and...

It would be worth popping into Service Ottawa and speaking to one of the building permits guys. They're really helpful and can probably answer all your questions. You definitely want to check if a...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,701
Posted By richyrich
TBH for a "small" job, you're better to go with a...

TBH for a "small" job, you're better to go with a small outfit. It's simply not worth a company like Jasons coming out to quote it then have you haggle over the $50-150 difference you'll get between...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-18, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,889
Posted By richyrich
I've used these guys three times -...

I've used these guys three times - http://www.pcshutters.ca/. They're a fraction of the cost, easily worth the drive to Toronto where there's so much more competition and therefore much better...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-08-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,711
Posted By richyrich
Bonus = great cell signals!

Bonus = great cell signals!
Forum: Ottawa 2017-08-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By richyrich
This, absolutely this! Also bear in mind that...

This, absolutely this! Also bear in mind that most appliances are made by the same small set of companies and just re-brands e.g. Whirlpool = Jenn-Air, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag - all basically the...
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2017-07-01, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,588
Posted By richyrich
Your builder should have gone to great pains to...

Your builder should have gone to great pains to establish EXACTLY what model your range is, so they can pull the measurements. There is no standard size they can use. Sounds like someone messed up,...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-06-29, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,745
Posted By richyrich
There are people specializing in popcorn removal...

There are people specializing in popcorn removal - do a bit of searching on Kijiji. With the right equipment and skills, it might be relatively straightforward but likely still messy and time...
Forum: Real Estate Questions 2017-06-29, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,537
Posted By richyrich
A well-priced, attractive home will sell at any...

A well-priced, attractive home will sell at any time of the year if there are people interested in the area. Buyers can always choose to close outside the busy/snowy time. In my experience the market...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-06-29, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By richyrich
I'd say no - houses sell at all times of the...

I'd say no - houses sell at all times of the year. If your house comes on the market and it matches what someone wants (especially if they have an agent keeping an eye out via MLXchange emails) very...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-06-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,762
Posted By richyrich
Hey creditz. Did you go to their preview on...

Hey creditz. Did you go to their preview on Friday?

I was excited to see the development is finally happening but a little disappointed to see it's Phoenix - their basic specs seem super-cheapo....
Forum: Ottawa 2017-06-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,308
Posted By richyrich
No, I also find MPAC is out of date. I looked...

No, I also find MPAC is out of date. I looked very recently (if we're talking about "AboutMyProperty") and there were houses I know have sold within the last 6-12 months which show "No recent sales...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-06-16, 08:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,308
Posted By richyrich
Can't advise you specifically on your place but I...

Can't advise you specifically on your place but I sold my own house 3-4 years ago. As long as ComFree gets you on MLS, you can manage buyers/viewings well, the place is in good shape and (most...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-05-12, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By richyrich
We used Mike Shurben too - excellent service and...

We used Mike Shurben too - excellent service and a more than professional service (explains everything, takes care of your house etc).

Personally I'd avoid sub-contractors from the store in this...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-05-12, 10:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,251
Posted By richyrich
Have you considered hydro-seeding? I suspect it...

Have you considered hydro-seeding? I suspect it would have better results and you'll probably also avoid the birds carrying half of it away. You'll also have to hope there isn't a freak rainstorm - I...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-01-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,332
Posted By richyrich
Hope you got this sorted Jeff, sorry to hear...

Hope you got this sorted Jeff, sorry to hear about your hassle. I know from others' experience that most of the HVAC firms are like vultures at this time of year as they know homeowners get desparate...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2016-12-16, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,859
Posted By richyrich
Thanks for the reply Greg. I'll have to go out...

Thanks for the reply Greg. I'll have to go out and take a look - would an external splitter be some kind of additional plastic box on the wall?

I know there's two or three of the small metal...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2016-12-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,859
Posted By richyrich
Rogers ground loop?

Has anyone had experience with Rogers introducing a ground loop to their house i.e. annoying humming sound over audio equipment?

I recently got Rogers cable TV back (always had cable internet...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-12-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,281
Posted By richyrich
LOL. I'd say the same if you asked me! Did you...

LOL. I'd say the same if you asked me! Did you expect any other answer?

Sounds like you're really worried about it - go with their own control and you should be good. Hopefully they don't need to...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-12-16, 01:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,281
Posted By richyrich
I suspect most of the units are the same design -...

I suspect most of the units are the same design - Venmar makes most of them under a load of brand names (including vanEE). The switch on mine is a clicky one on the side and documented in the manual...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2016-12-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,281
Posted By richyrich
I got intermittent HRV by just plugging it into a...

I got intermittent HRV by just plugging it into a Belkin WeMo Insight switch and setting the HRV itself to "on" via the hard switch on the unit. Now with the WeMo app I have it set to come on in the...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-12-10, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,662
Posted By richyrich
One comment on this - my new 2013 house had a...

One comment on this - my new 2013 house had a full, uncapped radon vent stack going from slab to roof. Even with this "passive" venting however I had high levels, sufficient to need remediation. Just...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-12-10, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,662
Posted By richyrich
Well it's a natural process for a start - as I...

Well it's a natural process for a start - as I understand it this stuff is seeping from the bedrock. Any number of environmental factors could affect the rate at which that happens - temperature, air...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-12-03, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,662
Posted By richyrich
I was well aware of radon when my new house was...

I was well aware of radon when my new house was built. I talked to the builder during framewalk and he pointed out the plastic under the foundation and the (passive) vent stack from under the slab to...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-09-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,497
Posted By richyrich
Good points. Also note that the city, city...

Good points. Also note that the city, city inspectors and the electrical safety board inspectors are all super-helpful, in my experience at least. A lot of people think it's a them-vs-us situation...
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