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Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-15, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By gerapau
No, I submitted my application a few months ago. ...

No, I submitted my application a few months ago. It got processed in about two weeks (which they said was much longer than usual because of lots of people try to beat the new fee).
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By gerapau
I am in the middle of a basement renovation and...

I am in the middle of a basement renovation and put my building permit application in a few months ago. It took them a lot longer than usual to process my application and they gave me the excuse...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By gerapau
Yes, there are rules for where outlets go and...

Yes, there are rules for where outlets go and those rules are based on the Canadian Electrical Code. And you can't just remove outlets that you feel are useless. For example, there is a rule that...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-03, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By gerapau
Sure they do. Why wouldn't they?

Sure they do. Why wouldn't they?
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-29, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By gerapau
Most homes with no electric heat make do with...

Most homes with no electric heat make do with 100A. We have a home similar in size to yours with a pool and a hot tub and we only have 100A service. When we had the hot tub (which can use 60A by...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-12-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By gerapau
For the rough-in you basically have to finish...

For the rough-in you basically have to finish everything to the point where they are ready to install the switches, outlets and lights without actually installing them. So yes, the black or hot wire...
Forum: Building and Construction 2019-12-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By gerapau
Just an FYI, I just had an electrical rough-in...

Just an FYI, I just had an electrical rough-in inspection done and the inspector saw I had some S-2 staples and asked if I had used them anywhere to staple more than one 14/2 wires. I got the...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-12-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By gerapau
They do say on their website more or less what...

They do say on their website more or less what they expect. Are you renovating a basement?

https://www.esasafe.com/faq-esasafe/faqs#rough
Forum: Building and Construction 2019-12-07, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By gerapau
HD guy is right.

HD guy is right.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-30, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By gerapau
That isn't enough sod to absorb the amount of...

That isn't enough sod to absorb the amount of water that may come from your downspout so when it rains hard you will get water flowing over your walkway. And it will be worse once the ground...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-14, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By gerapau
It depends on the type of cedars that you buy. ...

It depends on the type of cedars that you buy. But it will take them a number of years before you will have privacy.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By gerapau
You may not be able to keep it that low all...

You may not be able to keep it that low all summer. Last year we turned ours down to 80 when we left for our summer vacation. We came back two weeks later and it was still at 92!
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-10, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By gerapau
We have ours at 102 in the winter and 99 in the...

We have ours at 102 in the winter and 99 in the summer. Set it to whatever you enjoy.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-02, 02:54 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 36,240
Posted By gerapau
Or you could post a link or two where people are...

Or you could post a link or two where people are claiming their service agreement wasn't upheld by the rental company. I'm not arguing whether the service agreements are good or bad for customers. ...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By gerapau
Yes, with mortgage insurance they will only pay...

Yes, with mortgage insurance they will only pay off the mortgage. So, while your payments stay the same your benefit goes down as you pay off the mortgage. In the end most people will pay more for...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-08, 11:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By gerapau
Maybe I'm missing something here but what is the...

Maybe I'm missing something here but what is the difference?
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-04, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By gerapau
https://youtu.be/qe61HVGIwUo

https://youtu.be/qe61HVGIwUo
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-01, 01:41 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 27,490
Posted By gerapau
People have been saying that they were borderline...

People have been saying that they were borderline unsustainable for decades now. But they just keep going up and up. As crazy as it may sound though, given the average salaries in Ottawa, our...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-29, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By gerapau
That's what Greg is saying. As of June 1st...

That's what Greg is saying. As of June 1st anyone who wants to pilot a drone will need a drone pilot certificate. Not just commercial. And your drone will need to be marked and registered.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,141
Posted By gerapau
Some stores might do that. But it definitely...

Some stores might do that. But it definitely isn't a company wide policy. And any benefits that the sales staff get don't come close to the 50% mentioned.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,699
Posted By gerapau
Pesticides and herbicides, definately not good. ...

Pesticides and herbicides, definately not good. Machinery and fumes aren't an issue though. Especially compared to building hundreds of new homes with 2 SUVs each.


There would be plenty of...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,141
Posted By gerapau
Just an FYI, Best Buy salespeople don't make...

Just an FYI, Best Buy salespeople don't make commissions. I dont think they ever have. Future Shop did pay commissions. You are right that extended warranties are high profit items, just not for...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,699
Posted By gerapau
One thing to keep in mind is that, while...

One thing to keep in mind is that, while homeowners who paid premiums to back onto the golf course are the ones most affected, anyone who bought in these communities paid a premium at least in part...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-14, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By gerapau
We've had ours over our fireplace for 9 years...

We've had ours over our fireplace for 9 years now. It was the best place for us to put ours given the layout of our room. None of us have ever had any neck issues because of it. Depending on the...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-01-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By gerapau
Of our three showers our first one died this...

Of our three showers our first one died this year, after 8 years. Went to Home Depot (Barrhaven) to pick up a replacement and was surprised when they told me it was free. They keep the replacements...
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