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Forum: Building and Construction 2018-11-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,692
Posted By Kafer
Fan ducts through attic

I'm looking for tips on running a duct through an attic. For reference, please see here (http://www.buildinghomes.ca/community/forums/showthread.php?t=23649) on the issue I am experiencing. In short,...
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-01-11, 01:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,311
Posted By Kafer
I'm the same as you, bungalow with a 4 sided hip...

I'm the same as you, bungalow with a 4 sided hip roof. My roofer came by again to disconnect the duct to avoid the condensation from ruining the fan motor. For now, we will avoid using the range...
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-01-06, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,311
Posted By Kafer
Thanks for all the replys. I can appreciate how...

Thanks for all the replys. I can appreciate how there are many possible solutions to the problem.

Re: going out the soffit, are there any soffit vent products anyone can recommend? I checked the...
Forum: Building and Construction 2016-12-30, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,311
Posted By Kafer
Yes, it is ribbed... or the flex style aluminum...

Yes, it is ribbed... or the flex style aluminum duct with fibreglass insulation and black plastic wrap.

The nearest outside wall is not far away, but I'm not sure I can access it since I have...
Forum: Building and Construction 2016-12-30, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,311
Posted By Kafer
Thanks. I did discuss this with the roofer before...

Thanks. I did discuss this with the roofer before he put in the 4" vent and he said unless I'm using an industrial grade fan, it wouldn't cause any issues.

I appreciate the advice, is there...
Forum: Building and Construction 2016-12-29, 10:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,311
Posted By Kafer
It's about a 10' long duct run and the fan is max...

It's about a 10' long duct run and the fan is max 500cfm.

By pipe, I assume you mean duct? If so it's a 6" pipe that's reduced to a 4" gooseneck roof vent.
Forum: Building and Construction 2016-12-29, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,311
Posted By Kafer
Thanks. The unit I had before was a Maximum...

Thanks. The unit I had before was a Maximum Ventilation unit like the CT-4 unit here: http://www.ventilation-maximum.com/English/product-roof-exhaust-traps.html

The roofer I used (from a large...
Forum: Building and Construction 2016-12-29, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,311
Posted By Kafer
Leaking Range Hood Fan

Hello, my range hood fan has been leaking water for the past few years. I've spent close to $1,000 trying to fix the issue. The house is a bungalow and the fan is vented through the roof via a 6"...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-02-27, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,231
Posted By Kafer
Same here... fantastic prices, clean installation...

Same here... fantastic prices, clean installation and excellent post installation service (my AC unit was slightly overcharged and they came by quickly to fix it).
Forum: Ottawa 2012-02-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,911
Posted By Kafer
What type of jack are you using? If it's the...

What type of jack are you using? If it's the scissor type jack that comes with your car, then it's very dangerous to lift on a grade... or even on flat ground!!

I'm sure this doesn't need to be...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2011-06-06, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,249
Posted By Kafer
AC with 2 Stage Furance Fan

I have a 2 stage furnace fan which runs on high speed when the difference between the room temperature and the thermostat is 2 degrees or more. When we run the AC, it always runs on stage 2 (high...
Forum: Ottawa 2011-05-12, 04:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,723
Posted By Kafer
So if I understand correctly, the drain does not...

So if I understand correctly, the drain does not meet code however if my washer were to ever leak, the drain would be able to handle any water overflow? Or do I need to be worried about water damage...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-10-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,011
Posted By Kafer
That picture is very helpful, thanks for posting...

That picture is very helpful, thanks for posting it! I'll give it a shot this weekend.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-10-13, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,011
Posted By Kafer
I tried for approx 30 seconds to clean them! :) ...

I tried for approx 30 seconds to clean them! :)

They seem to be pretty tightly sealed up in the fan assembly. I'll take a closer look again and see if I can take it apart... and more importantly...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-10-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,011
Posted By Kafer
I have a HRV and did the reccomended cleaning as...

I have a HRV and did the reccomended cleaning as per the manual (vacuum core + let soak in water for 3 hours). I didn't realise how much water that thing holds until I left it to dry over night and...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-09-10, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,718
Posted By Kafer
Thanks for the info. It is wired to run only when...

Thanks for the info. It is wired to run only when the heat is running. My house is energy star certified and I keep the temp at 18 during the day, therefore the heat does not come on that often. I'm...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2010-09-09, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,718
Posted By Kafer
Humidifier with 2-stage furnace

Hi everyone,

I have a 2 stage high efficiency furnace with a bypass flow through humidifier installed. Last winter, I was barely able to keep the humidity in the house above 30%-40%. I spoke to a...
Forum: Ottawa 2010-01-30, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,012
Posted By Kafer
We did the same thing, paid for one colour...

We did the same thing, paid for one colour throughout the house. I would be cautious with it. We had paint splatter on the carpet, hardwood and bathroom fixtures plus a lot of over run. The painter...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-11-27, 10:44 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 133,410
Posted By Kafer
If anyone visiting Findlay Creek needs some...

If anyone visiting Findlay Creek needs some boxes, send me a PM. We moved in last week and have a bunch of boxes laying around, from 1.5 cubic feet to 4 cubic feet plus a wardrobe box! Let me know if...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-08-28, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,656
Posted By Kafer
Paulie and StrayCat, we had our frame check...

Paulie and StrayCat, we had our frame check yesterday and asked about the AC issue... he said there should be no issue with putting AC at the side of the house. There should be at least 2 to 2.5...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-08-23, 11:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,656
Posted By Kafer
Hmm... it says "1 m, but not closer to a lot line...

Hmm... it says "1 m, but not closer to a lot line than 0.3 m"... is this enough room for an AC unit? From what I can tell, there isn't much room between two houses.

Maybe we should all get...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-08-23, 06:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,656
Posted By Kafer
Thanks for the info Paulie. What block are you...

Thanks for the info Paulie. What block are you in?

Putting the AC at the side of the house seems like a better option then the backyard, eh? Saves space in the backyard and will transmit less...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-08-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,656
Posted By Kafer
Actually, I already spoke to the design center...

Actually, I already spoke to the design center about this and they said no! I looked at the "Features" sheet we got when we bought the house and all it says is "oversized ducts to accommodate future...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-08-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,656
Posted By Kafer
Hmm... Tamarack has finished basements... but the...

Hmm... Tamarack has finished basements... but the only rough in they do is provide oversized ducts. I have a Huntington like Straycat, does this mean if we want to put in AC ourselves that we'll need...
Forum: Ottawa 2009-08-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,310
Posted By Kafer
We haven't moved in yet, we're scheduled to close...

We haven't moved in yet, we're scheduled to close in November... I hope!

Counter depth fridges definitely come at a premium. What size fridge are you looking for? We ended up buying a Bosch side...
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