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Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-29, 06:12 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 41,479
Posted By GregS
It's not worth driving to someones house with a...

It's not worth driving to someones house with a truck full of parts, years worth of experience, insurance and other business expenses for an hours worth of work. It's a quick way to go out of...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-27, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By GregS
Basements are typically below ground and can leak...

Basements are typically below ground and can leak due to cracks in the concrete foundation. If your finished basement does leak, that means taking it apart to find the leak and perform a suitable fix...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-25, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By GregS
That question would be best directed towards your...

That question would be best directed towards your lawyer who should have read and advised on all your agreements.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-03, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By GregS
Just to keep in mind, the builder wants to close...

Just to keep in mind, the builder wants to close your house, delays are bad.
They don't get paid until the house closes.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-06, 09:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By GregS
We are still working on some job sites, however...

We are still working on some job sites, however we primarily do custom homes. And now the problem is getting trades to show up. Many have just packed it in for a few weeks.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,554
Posted By GregS
Enough with the China stuff.

Enough with the China stuff.
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-03-15, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By GregS
Air return does become and issue if you are...

Air return does become and issue if you are running wiring in the walls. You will generally want to seal the entry points.
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-03-10, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By GregS
Is the space under the fireplace finished? Can...

Is the space under the fireplace finished? Can you see the gas line? Any kinks?
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-03-08, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By GregS
Studs are same spacing, usually 16"oc. If the...

Studs are same spacing, usually 16"oc. If the air-return is double wide it just spans over the stud in the middle.
It may be load bearing, but that shouldn't change anything.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-02, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,713
Posted By GregS
https://www.oeb.ca/rates-and-your-bill/electricity...

https://www.oeb.ca/rates-and-your-bill/electricity-rates/historical-electricity-rates
Forum: Ottawa 2020-02-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,111
Posted By GregS
I'm not following.. why is this bait and switch? ...

I'm not following.. why is this bait and switch?
A free market allows the vendor to sell for whatever they want.
Forum: Simcoe 2020-02-14, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,215
Posted By GregS
Is it drywall? Shave down the drywall to the...

Is it drywall?
Shave down the drywall to the desired measurements, shim it out as needed. Hang your door. Case it.
If you are getting a custom door, have it built to fit the smaller measurements...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-02-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By GregS
Is this your first notice?

Is this your first notice?
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,111
Posted By GregS
Because they can... and/or because some costs...

Because they can...
and/or because some costs are going up at the beginning of this year.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By GregS
That is correct. There are a lot of rules for...

That is correct. There are a lot of rules for where electrical outlets must be placed.
They will be placed where they are required to meet the electrical code.
Of course you can add some in...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By GregS
My 60 year old property was in the same situation...

My 60 year old property was in the same situation when the the backyard neighbouring lot was turned into townhouses by a developer.
Within 2 years of the houses being built my backyard is 6" of...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-05, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,946
Posted By GregS
What builder is this? Do you know who the...

What builder is this?
Do you know who the low-voltage sub is who is doing the work?
Some of the features you have listed are ones I have been trying to make a standard for years.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-05, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By GregS
Your garage is unheated space. No amount of...

Your garage is unheated space. No amount of insulation is going to create heat.
Your car engine will be hot and will cool down to frozen over the course of an evening.
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-01-05, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 691
Posted By GregS
Can't say I have ever seen drywall glued and then...

Can't say I have ever seen drywall glued and then screwed in 17 years of building houses.

It may be done in areas where drywall is doubled up and the seams offset in order to reduce sound...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-12-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,668
Posted By GregS
Advice is to call the builder. Doesn't look...

Advice is to call the builder.
Doesn't look like the insulated and vapoured the insert cavity.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-28, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,079
Posted By GregS
Regarding the car analogy.. if your house was...

Regarding the car analogy.. if your house was built inside of a factory to the same tolerances, it would cost considerably more.

Mattamy actually tried this years ago.. it was a disaster. Many...
Forum: Burlington 2019-11-26, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By GregS
Call one up and ask.. don't waste their time by...

Call one up and ask.. don't waste their time by making them come out though.. Just describe the size of house and if there is anything fancy such as a hottub, pool, Tesla charger, etc..
You can try...
Forum: Burlington 2019-11-26, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By GregS
If will cost you your time and materials to do it...

If will cost you your time and materials to do it yourself.
If you did it right, this will cost you less than hiring a professional.
However, the professionals are professionals because they have...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-02, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,079
Posted By GregS
I've worked with a lot of builders, and all of...

I've worked with a lot of builders, and all of them were scared of Tarion and any strikes against them. But most of them were all smaller builders instead of larger production builders.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-02, 12:57 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 41,479
Posted By GregS
So you are stating that people are being charged...

So you are stating that people are being charged for service on the tank that was supposed to be included in the rental agreement?
Or are these people complaining about paying for service that was...
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