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Forum: Building and Construction 2014-03-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,898
Posted By Hometech
You can sign on to their site (Myhome) for...

You can sign on to their site (Myhome) for homeowners and it sends you e-mail reminders and you can submit forms online.
Forum: Building and Construction 2013-11-07, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,907
Posted By Hometech
This thread is about the location of the powder...

This thread is about the location of the powder room and it ended at post #5. Please post your own topics in your own thread.
Forum: Building and Construction 2013-10-30, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,908
Posted By Hometech
The Ontario Building Code requires the supply...

The Ontario Building Code requires the supply register to be on an exterior wall. Often they're at windows but don't need to be. If you have a laser thermometer you should be able to trace the ducts...
Forum: Building and Construction 2013-08-13, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,704
Posted By Hometech
What was it originally and what did you pay extra...

What was it originally and what did you pay extra for?
Forum: Building and Construction 2013-07-15, 11:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,043
Posted By Hometech
Sometimes people think they have plywood on the...

Sometimes people think they have plywood on the cold room ceiling but it's just the wood grain in the concrete after the wood was removed. Gouge it with a hammer and see what it is for sure....
Forum: Building and Construction 2013-07-15, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,137
Posted By Hometech
Looks like you're going to have to put some...

Looks like you're going to have to put some pressure on your builder to fix this before winter otherwise you'll be waiting to report it to Tarion at the end of the first year and wait some more. You...
Forum: Building and Construction 2013-06-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,137
Posted By Hometech
Looks to me like the curing cover (poly) laid in...

Looks to me like the curing cover (poly) laid in the fresh concrete. Was it a winter pour? It resulted in uneven curing rates causing the discolouration, IMHO.
Forum: Building and Construction 2013-06-18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,777
Posted By Hometech
Tarion doesn't have any jurisdiction on codes,...

Tarion doesn't have any jurisdiction on codes, only the municipality where the house is built. The Ontario code states in 9.15.4.6. that the top of foundation walls shall be 150 mm above the ground....
Forum: Building and Construction 2013-01-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,811
Posted By Hometech
deeloox, the sample flooring you show indicates...

deeloox, the sample flooring you show indicates it's on a concrete base. You need to determine what your builder does on a wood floor if that's what you'll have. There are a number of ways caramic...
Forum: Building and Construction 2013-01-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,720
Posted By Hometech
The Ontario Building Code doesn't even require...

The Ontario Building Code doesn't even require the full height of the walls to be tiled. Tiling the ceiling is up to the builder unless you specified it.
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-12-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,965
Posted By Hometech
I suspect the foundation cracks were normal...

I suspect the foundation cracks were normal cracks. A lot of people don't expect a foundation to crack but they do and it's usually nothing to be concerned over.
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-12-07, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By Hometech
The window frame might be bowed slightly from...

The window frame might be bowed slightly from installation and there might not be sufficient play to lift the sash out of the track. Is it really a four foot window?
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-11-18, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By Hometech
SIPA contends that you can save about 50% on...

SIPA contends that you can save about 50% on framing costs but that'll depend heavily on whether there's a manufacturer close to your location.
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-10-12, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By Hometech
Does your purchase agreement reference the floor...

Does your purchase agreement reference the floor plans you're looking at? Advertising is advertising, not what you signed. What your neighbours negotiated has nothing to do with what you're entitled...
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-09-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,466
Posted By Hometech
Agreed but it's of little consequence. As far as...

Agreed but it's of little consequence. As far as a water test, again it's of little benefit. If your water heater leaks I'm sure the water drainage is going to be impeded more by the items stored in...
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-09-08, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,540
Posted By Hometech
There's no fire separation requirements in a...

There's no fire separation requirements in a single family dwelling. The door can swing either way so long as you have tamper proof pins on an outswing. Better make sure the car fits in the garage...
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-09-01, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,255
Posted By Hometech
Must be an Ottawa thing like no eaves troughs

Must be an Ottawa thing like no eaves troughs
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-08-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,255
Posted By Hometech
It very well may be a recommendation from CMHC...

It very well may be a recommendation from CMHC but it's not a requirement. I don't see the link between an open pipe and crushing. What crushes a vertical pipe over time? I would have to say the...
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-08-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,619
Posted By Hometech
TV is entertainment, not training or education

TV is entertainment, not training or education
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-08-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,342
Posted By Hometech
Mike Holmes is talking about moisture getting...

Mike Holmes is talking about moisture getting behind the tile through vapour pressure etc. Moisture can travel through materials including your polyethylene vapour barrier, hard to believe, I know....
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-08-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,559
Posted By Hometech
The Ontario Building Code allows a cross slope on...

The Ontario Building Code allows a cross slope on stairs of 1 in 100. In a 3' wide stair that's over a quarter inch.
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-08-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,233
Posted By Hometech
If the door on the second floor is affected by...

If the door on the second floor is affected by the foundation then you would likely see more dmage on the main floor.
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-08-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,255
Posted By Hometech
Window well drains don't normally get filled with...

Window well drains don't normally get filled with anything. If they get plugged up you can't clean them out when they're full of rocks.
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-08-05, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,619
Posted By Hometech
The plywood on the roof is supposed to be spaced...

The plywood on the roof is supposed to be spaced apart. It's normal too.
Forum: Building and Construction 2012-05-23, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,156
Posted By Hometech
If the railing isn't included in your agreement...

If the railing isn't included in your agreement and isn't required by Code then it's up to you put one on if you so desire. There are prefabricated railings available at big box building stores that...
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