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Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2018-05-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,400
Posted By kalW
Thanks! Yep, definitely my basement and I've...

Thanks! Yep, definitely my basement and I've never heard of this website where it was used. So no connection. I think he's just using it as a 'stock' photo. (I didn't listen to the podcast).
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Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2018-05-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,400
Posted By kalW
Sorry, just saw this reply .... There's no...

Sorry, just saw this reply ....

There's no connection at all. He would have simply copied the pictures without my permission. Hopefully he's not saying that this is his work. Do you have a link...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,119
Posted By kalW
It really works both ways. There are great...

It really works both ways. There are great builders, there are great contractors, there are poor builders, there are poor contractors. The quality of the work and support we got out of our...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,119
Posted By kalW
I would definitely wait and do it at least ~12...

I would definitely wait and do it at least ~12 months after you move in. There's a lot of issues that can creep up in the first year and having the basement exposed is good to be able to check things...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-06-30, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,960
Posted By kalW
Some good information here... I remember being...

Some good information here... I remember being overly confused with HRVs as well when we first moved in so did a bunch of research on them and the proper way to use one based on the home size/type,...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-01-30, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,957
Posted By kalW
+1. I do as well. I've had one running now for...

+1. I do as well. I've had one running now for ~4-5 years.

People need to understand that it's normal for the levels can vary quite a bit over the year and seasons. Mine are always going up and...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-01-25, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,890
Posted By kalW
Another +1 for http://homemetal.com/ (Bob and his...

Another +1 for http://homemetal.com/ (Bob and his son David)

Don't let their website scare you away. ;)

We've been customers since 2000 through 2 houses now and everyone I recommend to them...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-01-25, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,675
Posted By kalW
We used http://www.justbasementsottawa.ca/ when...

We used http://www.justbasementsottawa.ca/ when we did our basement in 2012 and were very happy with the results. Tell Norm that Kal sent you! (I'm in no way affiliated, just like their work).
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Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,898
Posted By kalW
With a salt water generator (SWG) you should be...

With a salt water generator (SWG) you should be fine - you can err slightly on the high side with the setting if you're worried the FC will drop too low (though it shouldn't if nobody's swimming in...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,898
Posted By kalW
You shouldn't have to increase the regular FC...

You shouldn't have to increase the regular FC level or the required shock level as your vinyl liner ages. The often quoted numbers for standard Cl levels and shock levels are these ones here I...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,675
Posted By kalW
If the intent is to save the GST/HST then sure...

If the intent is to save the GST/HST then sure there is. It's illegal. Any company that gives me 13% off if I pay cash under the table because they won't claim the work and pay taxes on it is not the...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,898
Posted By kalW
I'm not sure I agree with that. If you let your...

I'm not sure I agree with that. If you let your chlorine drop too low in any pool and start to get algae, you'll need to raise it up to "shock" levels to clear it up. That has nothing to do with the...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,872
Posted By kalW
Actually, now that I looked up the information,...

Actually, now that I looked up the information, I'm not sure if MCI insures the work during the closing. I'm going to ask when they come this week. Sorry for the confusion.

Does anyone have...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,898
Posted By kalW
Same here. We run our variable speed Hayward pump...

Same here. We run our variable speed Hayward pump at 30% from 7PM to about 7AM weekdays, then during the day on weekends.

How you set your salt/chlorine level is directly related to how long you...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,898
Posted By kalW
Old post, but I thought I'd comment since I went...

Old post, but I thought I'd comment since I went through the same research ~2 years ago before we decided on a vinyl liner pool.


My research pointed in the opposite direction: fiberglass pools...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,675
Posted By kalW
+1. I wouldn't consider buying a home where the...

+1. I wouldn't consider buying a home where the owner cut corners and tried to do something like a basement reno as cheaply as possible. I suppose a seller only needs one buyer, and not everyone will...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-17, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,872
Posted By kalW
I also don't close myself and use MCI Pools....

I also don't close myself and use MCI Pools. Reasons being is that they are insured and use the right blower to get the lines drained. (Most shop vac isn't as efficient or build for this).

Opening...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-10-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,803
Posted By kalW
+1. That's what we did. The first thing any...

+1. That's what we did.

The first thing any tech working on your furnace will do is look up and around near the furnace for the kill switch.

Kal
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2015-08-26, 09:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,400
Posted By kalW
FWIW, we went with 3-4 shades of grey in our...

FWIW, we went with 3-4 shades of grey in our basement too. They're shades darker than what we use on the first and second floor so it made sense to keep the same pallet. Don't be afraid to go dark!...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2015-01-30, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,341
Posted By kalW
Green Tech Insulation (http://ecosprayfoam.ca/)...

Green Tech Insulation (http://ecosprayfoam.ca/) did the work. It was all organized through our designer/contractor (http://justbasementsottawa.ca).

The only caveat you need to be aware of is that...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2015-01-28, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,341
Posted By kalW
+1 to sprayfoam. We used heatlok soya. Our...

+1 to sprayfoam. We used heatlok soya. Our basement's now the warmest floor in the house and it solve(s) any issues you have with leaky headers (which we had on our 2011 build).

Post sprayfoam,...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2015-01-03, 01:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,400
Posted By kalW
How often inspection is required depends on the...

How often inspection is required depends on the work being done.

With electrical it's done up to 4 times. Then if you do plumbing work they'll want to inspect for slope and traps and similar - in...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2014-12-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,715
Posted By kalW
That's a good point. I never thought about that...

That's a good point. I never thought about that but it seems perfectly valid!

Kal
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2014-12-05, 12:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,715
Posted By kalW
The action of selling has nothing to do with how...

The action of selling has nothing to do with how a home is used.

Using your logic, someone could reno their basement to be a second living space for another family to live in (or another family...
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2014-12-05, 09:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,715
Posted By kalW
But do you really think that people will then use...

But do you really think that people will then use that number to decide whether they should go ahead with the improvement?

I don't think they would. Those that don't want to pay for permits...
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