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Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-02, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By GregS
Do not do black ceiling tiles.. we did for our...

Do not do black ceiling tiles.. we did for our showroom theatre. Nightmare.. because the tiles are made from a white material. Took forever to fill in all the with a Sharpe where the tile was flexed...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-27, 10:03 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 16,012
Posted By GregS
Little things like that cost lots to track. ...

Little things like that cost lots to track.
It's a production home.. everything is done the same. As soon as you deviate it needs a different path to be tracked, followed up on, and then...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2018-09-25, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By GregS
Building materials contain moisture. Wood,...

Building materials contain moisture.
Wood, drywall, carpet, paint, all of these dry out over time.

Anyone moving into a new home will notice just how humid it can be for the first while. This is...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,854
Posted By GregS
Yes. Done it hundreds of times.

Yes. Done it hundreds of times.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-08-31, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By GregS
No one is going to do a cabinet order without a...

No one is going to do a cabinet order without a deposit to cover the custom cabinets.

You shouldn't have to pay for installation up front usually.
Forum: Burlington 2018-08-07, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By GregS
It got touched, I guarantee it did :) Was not...

It got touched, I guarantee it did :)
Was not fully plugged in is most likely what it was.
Forum: Burlington 2018-08-06, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By GregS
Cabling does not stop working unless something...

Cabling does not stop working unless something has affected it.
Sure it's not unplugged on one end or the other?
Everything in tightly on both ends?
Forum: Stouffville 2018-07-30, 08:40 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 37,892
Posted By GregS
Water it daily. Water it enough so that it soaks...

Water it daily. Water it enough so that it soaks through the sod and into the earth underneath.
Grass roots will not grow into dry earth.
Stay off the grass. You do not want to pull the new roots...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-26, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By GregS
You may have received a package from your builder...

You may have received a package from your builder upon closing that had all kinds of documentation in it from various companies / manufactures who supplied the materials for things around the home....
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By GregS
Just to point out.. the BTU rating is for the...

Just to point out.. the BTU rating is for the measurement of heat.. not the AC.

The AC unit may be sized right, but the air handler (which many call a furnace) may not be sized right. As you...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,032
Posted By GregS
Please forget the term 'sound proofing'. Think...

Please forget the term 'sound proofing'. Think more along the lines of 'sound dampening'.
It's near impossible to completely remove the vibrations that sound can cause.

Cinder block walls between...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By GregS
Yes, however they do not work in all situations. ...

Yes, however they do not work in all situations.
Box fill requirements
Fixture weight requirements
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 864
Posted By GregS
My guess is something was in the way..

My guess is something was in the way..
Forum: Caledon 2018-07-10, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By GregS
Give it a few days to hit google..

Give it a few days to hit google..
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-07-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By GregS
I'm not really sure what the issue is. Take a...

I'm not really sure what the issue is.
Take a picture and show us.
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2018-07-08, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By GregS
It's not CAT0 it's CATV. It's listed as RG6,...

It's not CAT0 it's CATV.

It's listed as RG6, 18g, FT4. It should be just fine.
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-07-06, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By GregS
Sure. But what is the run distance?

Sure. But what is the run distance?
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-06, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By GregS
Tape the switch?

Tape the switch?
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-03, 10:15 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 16,012
Posted By GregS
They all read the forums too..

They all read the forums too..
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-07-02, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By GregS
They can run parallel with electrical for a short...

They can run parallel with electrical for a short distance. If it is a long distance you run the risk of induction.

As for running all low voltage together..
...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-07-01, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By GregS
No of course not. You should never run low...

No of course not.

You should never run low voltage and line voltage cabling right next to each other over a long run. Try and keep them at least 1 stud bay away.
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-06-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,953
Posted By GregS
Absolutely agree with not finishing the basement...

Absolutely agree with not finishing the basement prior to the 2 years.
Builder we worked for has done it on a couple of lots and regretted it each time as there was always some sort of issue that...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2018-06-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By GregS
It's a balancing act. If you roll the...

It's a balancing act.

If you roll the upgrades into the mortgage then you need to qualify for a higher mortgage. Will that put you at a tipping point for financing?

If putting it all into the...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-06-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By GregS
If you find the right buyer I'm sure you can get...

If you find the right buyer I'm sure you can get what ever you want.
Forum: Oakville 2018-06-04, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By GregS
Government intervention meaning the change in the...

Government intervention meaning the change in the mortgage requirements?
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