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Forum: Ottawa 2021-01-25, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By oakvillehomeowner
could be either. you can test in the spring...

could be either.

you can test in the spring with a hose.

for now, leave the curtains open for better circulation.
Forum: Ottawa 2021-01-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
Residential construction is allowed to continue...

Residential construction is allowed to continue where:
1 - footing permits have been issued or
2 - project is a condominium or
3 - renovations to a residential property started before 12 Jan 2021...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-11-24, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
don't worry - they will correct you. use their...

don't worry - they will correct you. use their "my account" feature to look up similar homes so that you can make sure yours is not assessed higher than others. it's common for homes that are newer...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-11-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
a proper sump pump will clear that amount of...

a proper sump pump will clear that amount of water PDQ, but it does look like there's either a general water table issue or an underground spring/waterway that will need to be addressed. if you can...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-10-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 55,840
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
My 65 gallon high-recovery tank is about ready to...

My 65 gallon high-recovery tank is about ready to be replaced in my opinion. Any recommendations on makes/models, suppliers, and/or installers?
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2020-09-29, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
who still uses coax and phone? just run multiple...

who still uses coax and phone? just run multiple Cat6 these days.
Forum: Basement Finishing and Renovations 2020-09-08, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
the garage is an unfinished/unheated space. you...

the garage is an unfinished/unheated space. you should spray.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
No. Some of the workers may choose to take...

No. Some of the workers may choose to take vacation, but I wouldn't expect much of an impact on Ontario construction sites.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-06, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,039
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
i'm sure some people would just tell their...

i'm sure some people would just tell their builder to install the cheapest hood fan with no changes to the cabinets, knowing they planned to put the microwave in later themselves...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-10, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
Vinyl plank is not low maintenance. water can...

Vinyl plank is not low maintenance. water can soak between the planks, and it is very difficult to find a good installer. with lots of people doing poor quality installations, those floors require...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2020-06-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
you would notice it in a few hours. the velocity...

you would notice it in a few hours. the velocity of air through the vents would be reduced, and you would have very little to no condensation running through your condensate drain. the a/c might...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2020-06-05, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 911
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
you have too much a/c supply and not enough...

you have too much a/c supply and not enough return.

have an hvac contractor extend your air return line down to the floor level and that will help in the winter. it's not hard - should be a...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-05-29, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
this has to be planned ahead. - when they...

this has to be planned ahead.
- when they plan to backfill the foundation, they don't put the footings any lower than just below the basement floor.
- when they plan for a basement walkout like...
Forum: Tarion Questions 2020-05-29, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,118
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
your builder CHOOSES to not send a maintenance...

your builder CHOOSES to not send a maintenance person. Home repair like this is an essential service and they can absolutely fix your A/C.

you can choose to hire someone to fix it, and there is...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
+1 on this. My builder had to relocate my vent...

+1 on this. My builder had to relocate my vent by 2" so that it would line up with the chimney.

Once it was relocated, I was able to mount it myself with almost no help from a disinterested...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-17, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
they're not that difficult to install yourself...

they're not that difficult to install yourself...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-06, 06:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,550
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
you never really had electricians and plumbers...

you never really had electricians and plumbers working on the same house at the same time anyway.

I think your bigger impact will be where the buyer chooses finishes. most of the design centres...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-03, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
that stuff looks like scale from hard water...

that stuff looks like scale from hard water deposits. if that's what it is, it's harmless, and your furnace filter should filter that out pretty easily.

when did you last run the humidifier?
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-03, 07:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,550
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
Ottawa builders have confirmed to their suppliers...

Ottawa builders have confirmed to their suppliers that they're still operating.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-03, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
Residential construction still isn't stopping. As...

Residential construction still isn't stopping. As long as a permit was issued, and the builder meets some new sanitation requirements, they're proceeding.

The job sites will have more...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-01, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
the defrost heater could be in contact with some...

the defrost heater could be in contact with some plastic. that would lead to a burning plastic type odor.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-01, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
the humidifier pad has a coating - that may be...

the humidifier pad has a coating - that may be coming off and getting stuck in your filter. if you turn off the humidifier duct bypass that would reduce the amount of air going through your...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-01, 02:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,550
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
Mattamy's announcement to their suppliers: A...

Mattamy's announcement to their suppliers:

A message from our CEO – Brad Carr

Dear Colleagues,
As you know, in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, on March 17th we made the decision to...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,550
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
My employer supplies many Ottawa area builders...

My employer supplies many Ottawa area builders and it appears that most builders in the Ottawa area (with the exception of Mattamy), are continuing operations. Many have agreed that suppliers can...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-04, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,712
Posted By oakvillehomeowner
it looks like you got a 200 amp panel - congrats....

it looks like you got a 200 amp panel - congrats.

don't worry about adding up all the little 15 and 20 amp breakers - you'll never have 100% loads on all circuits so that isn't a factor.

the...
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