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Forum: Ottawa 2018-03-31, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
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We've experienced the same thing recently. We...

We've experienced the same thing recently. We built with Tartan around the same time as you. If they used the same company, your windows are still under warranty through Dalmen (10 year warranty)....
Forum: Ottawa 2017-06-27, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,044
We chose the white PVC cabinets. They look the...

We chose the white PVC cabinets. They look the same as when we bought the place about 5 years ago.

I wouldn't hesitate to go with PVC again.

Hope that helps.
Forum: Ottawa 2017-06-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 254,147
This is a major concern for me too. We bought in...

This is a major concern for me too. We bought in Tartan Havencourt (Highbury Park area) in 2013. The decision was made based on having access to regular (95) and express (271/273) buses directly to...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-02-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,816
I sent you a PM. Past noon so I'm not sure you...

I sent you a PM. Past noon so I'm not sure you still need it. Best of luck with your purchase. We are happy with our Tartan home.

My only advice is to tighten up the plumbing under the sinks when...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-06-24, 01:04 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 254,147
My understanding is Highbury Park will be...

My understanding is Highbury Park will be connected around when the Greenbank road widening wraps up in the summer of 2017. I may be mistaken and this could happen even sooner.

May I ask how this...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-03-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,537
Yup, that's way worse than what we settled for....

Yup, that's way worse than what we settled for. Plus, yours is dark and ours is light, so yours is much more visible.
Forum: Ottawa 2015-03-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,537
I feel for you. This is a hard process and you...

I feel for you. This is a hard process and you just need to hang in there.

We had several hardwood issues caused by a plumbing problem. The issue with the boards shrinking or expanding (causing...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-03-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,913
Thanks for the very helpful info, Sam! I will see...

Thanks for the very helpful info, Sam! I will see if I can smell the chemical fumes at the vent and I will also see if I can spot that extra compound.

I will also try to run it for an hour or so a...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-02-03, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,913
Thank you all for your responses. Halton...

Thank you all for your responses.

Halton Home Inspector, that was a helpful video. Perhaps it isn't the fireplace at all... it could be the smell is coming from the builder installed tile...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-01-23, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,467
I'd also add that with resale the home has been...

I'd also add that with resale the home has been lived and the major kinks have been experienced and resolved (hopefully). Let's face it, a home is a fairly complex system with many different...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-01-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,913
Interesting. I don't know if ours is quite as...

Interesting. I don't know if ours is quite as simple to remove, but I will certainly ask them about what would be involved in doing a more thorough investigation. Opening it up and removing the unit...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-01-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,913
Thanks for your reply, TKG26. Yes, I have turned...

Thanks for your reply, TKG26. Yes, I have turned the unit to max. It doesn't have a fan. It definitely gets very hot. We also run it for ~6 hour increments to make sure it reaches the max...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-01-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,913
Thanks for the responses. The service tech from...

Thanks for the responses. The service tech from the fireplace company checked the door seals and said they were fine. Also, the tech did bring a handheld CO detector and used that for about 30...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2015-01-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,913
How long should it take to "burn off" a gas fireplace?

Hi all, I think we may have an issue with our direct vent gas fireplace. It has been run for over 60 hours and still gives off a chemical smell. I put it on my one year and the rep from the fireplace...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-01-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,562
This happened to us too, but nowhere near as bad....

This happened to us too, but nowhere near as bad. I was told that this is caused by snow and ice melting and seeping through the gap between the concrete garage floor and the asphalt driveway. The...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-11-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,322
Yeah, there's a map for Hydro Ottawa outages....

Yeah, there's a map for Hydro Ottawa outages. Came across it during that huge outage a few weeks back that struck most of Barrhaven. That being said, power is pretty stable here.
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Forum: Ottawa 2014-11-06, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,862
Thanks for your recommendations!

Thanks for your recommendations!
Forum: Ottawa 2014-11-04, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,862
Dentist Recommendations in Barrhaven

My wife and I are looking for a dentist that is more conveniently located near our new home in Barrhaven. Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance!
Forum: Ottawa 2014-08-05, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,212
Thanks CityKate. Just to clarify, we have been...

Thanks CityKate. Just to clarify, we have been using water with a few drops of vinegar. It is highly diluted. Cleaning lady used the stuff at the home I grew up in for over 20 years. Never a problem....
Forum: Ottawa 2014-08-05, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,212
Ok, from what you guys are saying, this is not a...

Ok, from what you guys are saying, this is not a simple fix in order to get rid of the grey. We've got two staircases like this (one main and one basement)... so what would you do to fix this?
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Forum: Ottawa 2014-08-04, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,212
Thank you both for your replies and for the info!...

Thank you both for your replies and for the info!

good2know, our hardwood stairs are natural colour. I assume we would skip the stain step you mentioned? And, when you say "light sand" do you mean...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-08-04, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,307
Those are some nice looking homes and floors :)

Those are some nice looking homes and floors :)
Forum: Ottawa 2014-08-04, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,212
Hardwood staircase wear

I've been in my new house for about 9 months now and have noticed that my oak hardwood staircases are beginning to wear (see attached image). Specifically, the grain seems exposed and is greyish in...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-07-27, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,751
FYI, buyout schedule and contract details can be...

FYI, buyout schedule and contract details can be found here: http://residential.directenergy.com/en/home-services/ontario/documents/2013_builderwelcomebooklet_web.pdf
Forum: Ottawa 2014-07-27, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,751
The direct energy contract is for the life of the...

The direct energy contract is for the life of the hotwater tank. The only way to end the agreement prematurely is to buyout the tank at a steep markup. For more info, just search the forums. Contract...
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