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Forum: Ottawa 2016-01-11, 10:31 AM
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Posted By agilowen
Yes, the effect is noticeable. For your specific...

Yes, the effect is noticeable. For your specific example (one washroom, tap on, and bathtub faucet off/on), see the picture below. Notice where the stream ends.
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Forum: Ottawa 2016-01-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 552,140
Posted By agilowen
Hi Phil, We have laundry on the second...

Hi Phil,

We have laundry on the second floor, and recently we've been noticing a considerable decrease in water pressure in the washrooms when the washing machine starts and draws water. The...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-04-06, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By agilowen
Updating this thread after a while. Did the...

Updating this thread after a while. Did the install WITH rail extension. It was necessary to bring the door up fully.
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-04-06, 11:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By agilowen
Eavestroughs front and back only?

Putting aside water damage, I find eavestroughs useful for

1/ preventing ice buildup on the driveway and front porch
2/ eliminating waterfalls in front of doorways (front and back)

So with...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-03-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 552,140
Posted By agilowen
I noticed that my driveway is slightly higher...

I noticed that my driveway is slightly higher than my garage floor today and there was water pooling there from the snow melting. I've been in my home for just over a year now.

Is that something...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2014-10-17, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By agilowen
Attached a picture of the track and how high it...

Attached a picture of the track and how high it goes. I'm thinking I should be okay without a rail extension as that turn will also take up some of the garage height. We'll see how it works out.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2014-10-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By agilowen
I think that's what I'm going to end up doing....

I think that's what I'm going to end up doing. Just extend it myself.

The boom extension turned out to be a rail extension, and that's not really what I need (my garage door is standard 7ft, so...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2014-10-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By agilowen
So I called the garage door company (they had...

So I called the garage door company (they had installed my door), and they said I needed to get a boom extension from the hardware store where I bought my chamberlain garage door opener. Now on to...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2014-10-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By agilowen
Garage door opener on a high lift door

I'm installing a standard trolley garage door opener for my new home. My garage has a high ceiling and the garage door tracks turn at a larger radius to reach a higher height (top tracks are about 2...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-06-29, 08:02 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 91,147
Posted By agilowen
I got mine installed too and so far so good. Had...

I got mine installed too and so far so good. Had a minor condensation leak and they were quick to fixing it.

How did you get 10 yr labour? I was only offered 5 yr labour, 10 yr parts.
Forum: Ottawa 2014-04-30, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By agilowen
SmartAir 1000 Air Conditioner (Rheem's 14.5 SEER)

SmartAir 1000 Air Conditioner (Rheem's 14.5 SEER)
Forum: Ottawa 2014-04-30, 09:43 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 91,147
Posted By agilowen
Can you link us to Goodman's product page for...

Can you link us to Goodman's product page for this A/C? Is it the GSX16?
Forum: Ottawa 2014-04-30, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By agilowen
Yes it does include annual maintenance (at least...

Yes it does include annual maintenance (at least that's what they told me). And factoring in the months they give you without charge, it might be a reasonable deal (when you keep the time value of...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-04-29, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By agilowen
$60/month for a 14.5 SEER

$60/month for a 14.5 SEER
Forum: Ottawa 2014-04-29, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,394
Posted By agilowen
A/C Rental?

Any downsides to renting an A/C? Looks like it's becoming more popular. Maintenance/repair is taken care of and they usually give you a few months free when you sign up. I'm specifically looking at...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-04-24, 10:03 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 91,147
Posted By agilowen
Hi Sam, Is the group buy option still on?...

Hi Sam,

Is the group buy option still on? I'm looking to install an A/C within the next few days. I emailed you for a quote just now.

Thanks.
Forum: Ottawa 2014-04-24, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 552,140
Posted By agilowen
Yes it's the full length of the grill that was...

Yes it's the full length of the grill that was opened in the plenum. I still notice some draw on the second floor (enough to hold 1 sheet of paper).
Forum: Ottawa 2014-04-23, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 552,140
Posted By agilowen
Hi Phil, My cold air return on the main...

Hi Phil,

My cold air return on the main floor was noisy, and someone from Harding came in today to take a look. He cut open a hole in the return air plenum in the basement and installed another...
Forum: Building and Construction 2014-03-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,885
Posted By agilowen
I've had one of the Potvin owners come over. He...

I've had one of the Potvin owners come over. He did admit that there was a problem, and that he would get back to us within the week with how they will proceed on this. Haven't heard from him to this...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-03-09, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,982
Posted By agilowen
Richcraft Potvin Kitchens Cabinet Stain Fading

I wanted to get the opinion of folks here. I attached sample pictures of the fading on the Potvin cabinets that I've noticed right when I moved in to my new Richcraft home.

Here's what has...
Forum: Building and Construction 2014-03-07, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,885
Posted By agilowen
Yes, I put it on my 30 day Tarrion form. The...

Yes, I put it on my 30 day Tarrion form. The builder filled out their own form (during the 30 day inspection) and wrote "No action" beside this item.

When can I request a conciliation inspection...
Forum: Building and Construction 2014-03-07, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,885
Posted By agilowen
Attached some pictures. This is from Potvin...

Attached some pictures. This is from Potvin Kitchens in Ottawa.
Forum: Building and Construction 2014-03-06, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,885
Posted By agilowen
Birch Cabinetry Stain

Upon moving in, during my 24 hour inspection, I noticed that the cabinetry stain was faded in many areas around the house. The builder sent someone to take a look 1 week later, and they noted it on...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-01-30, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 552,140
Posted By agilowen
Question on the dishwasher electrical wiring. The...

Question on the dishwasher electrical wiring. The builder has placed the electrical receptacle in the dishwasher space, directly behind where the dishwasher would sit. This outlet is connected to the...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-01-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,863
Posted By agilowen
Just an update - I've since contacted my...

Just an update -

I've since contacted my builder and have scheduled a PDI follow-up tomorrow at my home (1 week before possession). The warranty service manager is supposed to be present too. I've...
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