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Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance Yesterday, 07:24 PM
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Posted By BrianT
Yep, my subwoofer uses a C17 connection also and...

Yep, my subwoofer uses a C17 connection also and I have a C13 power cable plugged into it. It‘s been 11 years now.
Forum: Tarion Questions Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 48
Posted By BrianT
Sounds like you needed to get Tarion involved...

Sounds like you needed to get Tarion involved within 30 days after the initial 120 day repair period.


https://www.tarion.com/blog/63616/how-make-warranty-claim-and-what-expect
Forum: Ottawa 2021-02-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By BrianT
Is the doorbell transformer attached to your...

Is the doorbell transformer attached to your electrical panel? If so, it will give you a rough ideal on which breaker it's on based on where it's installed. Mine was not labelled either. For me,...
Forum: Building and Construction 2021-02-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 794
Posted By BrianT
Do you still have the manual for your furnace? ...

Do you still have the manual for your furnace? It should tell you if it's the intake our outtake.
Forum: Ottawa 2021-02-14, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By BrianT
Here are the four brands I have owned. ...

Here are the four brands I have owned.

Kenmore (Sears) - This one lasted the longest but eventually the coils froze up.
Frigidaire (Lowes) - Would run but no water was coming out
Hisense (Lowes)...
Forum: Ottawa 2021-02-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By BrianT
I know the feeling as I'm on my fourth...

I know the feeling as I'm on my fourth dehumidifer now. :( My second one was a Frigidaire also. I wasn't able to find any repair shops either. I'm thinking if they charge like $100 per hour, it's...
Forum: Building and Construction 2021-02-10, 01:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 794
Posted By BrianT
Is there anything on the other side of that wall?

Is there anything on the other side of that wall?
Forum: Building and Construction 2021-02-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 794
Posted By BrianT
It's been too long so I don't remember what it...

It's been too long so I don't remember what it sounded like exactly but when I first moved in, I had a ticking noise as well in the corner of my basement. It started off slowly and then it became...
Forum: Ottawa 2021-01-24, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,282
Posted By BrianT
Is this your first winter? It's just the wood...

Is this your first winter? It's just the wood shrinking due to the colder air.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-12-04, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By BrianT
I have no knowledge or experience with this new...

I have no knowledge or experience with this new store. I was at the Home Depot (Cyrville location) and saw it while driving by. Might be worth checking out though.

https://www.cosmaroma.com/
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2020-11-12, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By BrianT
Are you hiding the brick in the media console...

Are you hiding the brick in the media console because it won't fit behind the TV?
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-26, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 631
Posted By BrianT
Based on my MPAC assessment from 2016 and 1.1%,...

Based on my MPAC assessment from 2016 and 1.1%, my property tax is pretty much bang on.

You can log into their website and look up MPAC assessments of other houses and maybe find one close by for...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,704
Views: 690,327
Posted By BrianT
Have you been using those garage flooring for a...

Have you been using those garage flooring for a long time? My neighbour was using them for a few years and one spring he went to clean them and discovered his entire garage floor looked your outer...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-09, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By BrianT
I know for my basement, the I beam is about 82"...

I know for my basement, the I beam is about 82" above the basement floor. I have duct work that seems to be at the height as well so assuming if I ever finish my basement, I will have some ceiling...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-06, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,251
Posted By BrianT
I think with the laundry room upstairs, they have...

I think with the laundry room upstairs, they have to also reinforce the ceiling joists underneath for the extra weight and the vibrations so yeah do it before.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-09-08, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,239
Posted By BrianT
Could they be worker termites?

Could they be worker termites?
Forum: Ottawa 2020-09-03, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By BrianT
We all know that builders mark up their prices. ...

We all know that builders mark up their prices. It would be interesting to see how much of a difference it would be from having the builder install the eaves vs hiring a company afterwards in the...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2020-08-15, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By BrianT
Looks like the transformer for the doorbell.

Looks like the transformer for the doorbell.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-08-02, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By BrianT
So did you find any indication of raccoons or...

So did you find any indication of raccoons or other animals? My neighbour had squirrels and mice in his attic. He said that he knew something got in because he could hear something scurrying around...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 58,323
Posted By BrianT
I hate to break it to you but letters from the...

I hate to break it to you but letters from the CRA are signed by a Commissioner as well. I'm pretty sure the CRA Commissioner is not personally looking at my tax returns and telling me that I owe...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-05, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By BrianT
According to this site, the latest building codes...

According to this site, the latest building codes are from 2017. The clearance needs to be at least 30 inches between stove top and cabinets. I guess an OTR counts as cabinetry. I don't have a gas...
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-07-03, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,068
Posted By BrianT
I would leave it as is as well. The wider...

I would leave it as is as well. The wider cabinet might come in handy for storing larger items.
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-06-30, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By BrianT
I've used polymeric sand to fill the gaps in the...

I've used polymeric sand to fill the gaps in the builder installed interlocking at my front door and the cracks in my driveway. It seems to work but I find I still need to apply after a few years. ...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-05-03, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By BrianT
Yes it should be able to hold a piece of TP. ...

Yes it should be able to hold a piece of TP. Have you tried cleaning them out? You can unscrew the cap and jus vaccum them.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,960
Posted By BrianT
Agreed with canabiz. Why not tell us how this...

Agreed with canabiz. Why not tell us how this will impact you and other home inspectors and post helpful links that new home owners can use?
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