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Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-28, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,546
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
another reason to NOT sign a buyer's...

another reason to NOT sign a buyer's representation agreement with an agent (I refuse to use their trademarked term "Realtor")...
Forum: Tarion Questions 2019-06-03, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
some builders refuse to do anything unless you...

some builders refuse to do anything unless you force them by requesting a conciliation inspection. a few shingles falling off could be indicative of a poor quality installation. if it was me, I'd...
Forum: Tarion Questions 2019-03-29, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,495
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
Stupid question - have you checked your attic...

Stupid question - have you checked your attic insulation? No question that 40K btu is probably undersized, but if the attic is also lacking insulation that may make things worse.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-04, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,385
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
Be glad you don't own a home in a US development...

Be glad you don't own a home in a US development governed by an HOA. They've been known to be much more strict than Canadian municipal bylaws.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-31, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 552,423
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
in my experience, removing the hose is essential....

in my experience, removing the hose is essential. I left mine attached one year and the vacuum breaker cracked because there was still water in the valve. when I turned on the water it leaked from...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 552,423
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
you need to measure your humidity levels and that...

you need to measure your humidity levels and that will confirm for you that it's not a leak, and that it's too humid and you're just getting condensation. you can usually find an inexpensive...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 552,423
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
you don't need a home inspector to tell you that...

you don't need a home inspector to tell you that is condensation. especially when you see it on the metal hardware and the glass first - those are the coldest elements of the window system.
...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2018-06-26, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
I doubt you'll get the builder to do any better...

I doubt you'll get the builder to do any better than that. If you know a guy who is a drywall wizard, maybe you'll end up with a slight improvement, but the best bang for your buck here is to change...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-05-23, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
Not sure what's typical, but for what you want,...

Not sure what's typical, but for what you want, I'd use sheathing style plywood in the 3/4" thickness Greg mentioned. OSB won't take screws and anchors as well as plywood. MDF shouldn't be used for...
Forum: Oakville 2018-05-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,562
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
Ouch. bet those are going to have to come down...

Ouch. bet those are going to have to come down and start over.
Forum: Oakville 2018-05-07, 01:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,562
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
any pics you can share?

any pics you can share?
Forum: Oakville 2018-04-04, 08:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 668
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
Roofer recommendations?

Anyone in the area have a good roofer recommendations? We didn’t lose a lot of shingles but the ones on the ground weren’t in great shape.

Going to at least have to get it patched. Possibly a...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-03-26, 01:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,640
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
does that mean you're not moving to Vancouver? ;)

does that mean you're not moving to Vancouver? ;)
Forum: Oakville 2018-03-26, 01:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,562
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
Shame on Mattamy? Shame on people for buying...

Shame on Mattamy? Shame on people for buying what they can't afford, or don't understand.

Mattamy has every right to expect purchasers who have signed a contract, with legal advice, to live up...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-03-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,640
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
also keep in mind that you have publicly posted...

also keep in mind that you have publicly posted that you may do this work without a permit, while your last name and municipality are clearly identifiable...
Forum: Real Estate Questions 2018-01-29, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,600
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
absolutely. if the seller won't permit it until...

absolutely. if the seller won't permit it until closing, you're in a bit of a pickle, but my lender was able to visit the development and "appraise" without officially entering the property. ...
Forum: Oakville 2018-01-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 122,261
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
I'm with you on the surprise at the steady...

I'm with you on the surprise at the steady increase in prices.

However, I don't see any indication that "Almost all the new homes in north Oakville have been purchased by investors".

I also...
Forum: Oakville 2018-01-10, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,061
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
that sounds like a decent price for buying out...

that sounds like a decent price for buying out the water heater contract, and you should still have a short warranty even if you buy out the rental agreement.

before you buy it out, make sure...
Forum: Oakville 2018-01-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,061
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
call a plumbing contractor to see what they would...

call a plumbing contractor to see what they would charge to supply and install a comparable unit...
Forum: Oakville 2017-11-06, 01:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,520
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
I don't disagree with some of your points, but...

I don't disagree with some of your points, but your overall sentiment is far too "doom and gloom" and I don't think it reflects reality.

1 - a home is never a liquid investment. smart investors...
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-10-25, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
I agree he deserves donations for his efforts on...

I agree he deserves donations for his efforts on this site. Until there's a donation option, I like to make sure I click on a few ads each time I visit. It's not much, but it helps. I've also...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-10-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,063
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
The ecobee3 lite can operate without a C wire. I...

The ecobee3 lite can operate without a C wire. I installed one a few months ago, and it's working well. I recommend the ecobee, and adding a couple of remote sensors (you can purchase online) for...
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-10-13, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
that looks like a really thin layer that's...

that looks like a really thin layer that's flaking off - it may have been water that was accidentally sprayed on the mortar while wet and then re-tooled for some reason.

HHI is right - poke it...
Forum: Appliances and Furniture 2017-10-02, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,869
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
Another vote for central vac. and for...

Another vote for central vac.

and for skipping the toe kicks - they're loud and not nearly as effective as the hose, and to use it you have to go grab a broom anyway. save that $ for a second...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-09-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,699
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
my neighbor used a fibre cutting blade on a...

my neighbor used a fibre cutting blade on a circular saw to cut the asphalt about 24" back from the garage floor, and he replaced it with interlock (after releveling). it looked pretty good when he...
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