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Forum: Burlington 2010-07-13, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Highwood09
After a couple of weeks of changing the...

After a couple of weeks of changing the programming settings on my thermostat, this is what I have found to keep the upstairs confortable

Furnace fan on from 8:00am till 10:00pm. Temperature...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-07-13, 09:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,847
Posted By Highwood09
My first question would be what is under the dead...

My first question would be what is under the dead grass?? With a dividing line like that in the picture it leads me to belive that soil under the dead grass is not what it should be. I would pick...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-07-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By Highwood09
Not to discount this product but you can buy...

Not to discount this product but you can buy water supply lines for both the washing machine and dishwasher that have an in-line automatic shut off feature in the event the line ruptures. Cost for...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-06-04, 11:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,451
Posted By Highwood09
It sounds like the door jamb is out of square. ...

It sounds like the door jamb is out of square. Likely caused by an incorrect install. Contact your builder and have them correct it. The gap should be equal top to bottom on the sides of the...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-05-31, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,326
Posted By Highwood09
It would be interesting to find out why Mattamy...

It would be interesting to find out why Mattamy bought the owners out. I am guessing that there had to be allot of issues that couldn't or wouldn't be resolved.
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2010-05-31, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,710
Posted By Highwood09
I installed the previous model in my last house...

I installed the previous model in my last house and it worked well. Was installed in the basement so it was a bit loud if you were in the basement. Over 2.5 years it continued to "suck" :). I have...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-05-24, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 398,490
Posted By Highwood09
Floor protectors

We used the glide n guard tracks for our fridge. Worked really well. You can get them at HD. $30-$35. Saves putting new wheels on the fridge.
Forum: Building and Construction 2010-05-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,148
Posted By Highwood09
Painting the borders also hides drywall...

Painting the borders also hides drywall imperfections between the ceiling and the wall. for whatever reason this area seems to be the worst for bad mudding, nail pops etc. Think of it as mascara...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-05-04, 03:08 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 62,729
Posted By Highwood09
With the tile, there is a plywood subfloor of at...

With the tile, there is a plywood subfloor of at least 1/2" added. With the 5/8 osb and the tile, this would make a huge differance. We have front loading Whirlpool duet sport (I think) with lino. ...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-05-04, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By Highwood09
One left. PM if interested.

One left. PM if interested.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-05-04, 12:32 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 62,729
Posted By Highwood09
We have ours on the second floor as well. One...

We have ours on the second floor as well. One thing we noticed is the more loaded the washer is, the louder it becomes. Keep the loads reasonable and see if it makes a differance. If your floor is...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-05-04, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,408
Posted By Highwood09
Good agents get their business from referrals. ...

Good agents get their business from referrals. If agents are calling you they are not very busy and need work. Not a good sign when you want the best person to sell your house for the most money.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-05-03, 07:25 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 62,729
Posted By Highwood09
We were given a paint kit during the first week....

We were given a paint kit during the first week. It had a small can of trim paint, wall paint, drydex and a paint can opener. Just phone the warranty office and ask them to drop it off.
Forum: Ottawa 2010-05-03, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,408
Posted By Highwood09
At the end of the day you can only sell it for...

At the end of the day you can only sell it for what someone is willing to pay. If you increase your price listing with an agent, you may overprice it. If you compare your house according to the...
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2010-05-02, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,206
Posted By Highwood09
I'm not sure what new wheels will cost but you...

I'm not sure what new wheels will cost but you can buy an appliance track from HD that sits under the wheels. When you want to pull the fridge out, you can snap upto 4' of track per side and it...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-05-02, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By Highwood09
New 25ft HDMI 1.3a Cat. 2 CL2 cables for sale

New High Speed HDMI 1.3a Category 2 Certified CL2 Rated (In-Wall Installation) Cable (22AWG) - 25ft (Gold Plated Connectors) - These can be installed in the wall, run through conduit or around the...
Forum: Burlington 2010-04-28, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By Highwood09
Well put. :) I learned about strip lighting...

Well put. :) I learned about strip lighting reading posts on this forum. I credit this forum with helping me build my house. Without the help of the members on here, I would have been lost. This...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-04-28, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,631
Posted By Highwood09
When we visited our cabinet manufacturer, they...

When we visited our cabinet manufacturer, they indicated that if we wanted the look of maple with a stain, to go with birch as maple doesn't take stain as consistantly. We have birch with an espreso...
Forum: Burlington 2010-04-28, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By Highwood09
At the design appointment that deals with your...

At the design appointment that deals with your electrical, simply ask the builder to install a keyless light fixture instead of the strip lighting. This will eliminate the need to do all of the...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-04-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 83,703
Posted By Highwood09
If you agree to a one or two year contract it is...

If you agree to a one or two year contract it is free for the first 2 receivers. If you go through bell's website all of the info is on there regarding what is done and how much (if anything) it...
Forum: Stouffville - River Ridge, MainStreet and Country Lane 2010-04-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,957
Posted By Highwood09
I'm planning on building a custom cabinet with...

I'm planning on building a custom cabinet with shelf and integrated mantel. Just need some inspiration to figure it out. Ikea has some great stuff with quite a few options. There are also places...
Forum: Real Estate Questions 2010-04-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,581
Posted By Highwood09
Personally I wouldn't buy a house without having...

Personally I wouldn't buy a house without having an inspection clause in the contract. If you are confident in the condition of your property, you shouldn't have any problems with it either. As for...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2010-04-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,813
Posted By Highwood09
The attached link gives you an idea of what I was...

The attached link gives you an idea of what I was referring to. I know nothing about this particular product, it just came up when I did a search for it. Hope it helps.
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Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2010-04-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,813
Posted By Highwood09
You can buy paintable race-way to hide the cables...

You can buy paintable race-way to hide the cables over the drywall. Way less messy and probably a bunch cheaper. We had the builder put in the conduit and besides the fact that the HDMI cables I...
Forum: Brampton 2010-04-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By Highwood09
I would guess that the same base cabinets would...

I would guess that the same base cabinets would be used so the only big change would be the counter top and corner cupboard. When it comes to kitchens the prices can get pretty steep. We paid aver...
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