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Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2020-01-24, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,973
Posted By royc
My apologies - I should have posted an update on...

My apologies - I should have posted an update on the status. I checked the furnace and noticed that the glass pane on the front was loose. The bottom two clips were not connected, and so there was a...
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-01-06, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,042
Posted By royc
Thanks GregS.

Thanks GregS.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2020-01-06, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By royc
So I had my rough-in inspection on Friday, was as...

So I had my rough-in inspection on Friday, was as painless as I hoped it would be. Very friendly and helpful gent, could not ask for a better inspector. Here are the main things he looked at:

1)...
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-01-04, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,042
Posted By royc
Drywall - to glue or not to glue?

Hello all, would you recommend glueing drywall to studs and floor joists and then apply screws, or do you just screw them in? What is the recommended practice? Thanks.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-12-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,973
Posted By royc
Major air leak and ice formation inside and outside fireplace

Hello all, my fireplace has a lot of freezing outside air flowing in for the last week or so. It has also started getting ice formation inside and outside the fireplace (see attached picture). When I...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-12-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By royc
Thanks gerapau. I live in Ottawa too, so I will...

Thanks gerapau. I live in Ottawa too, so I will proceed as discussed.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-12-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By royc
Thanks a lot gerapau, that was what I was looking...

Thanks a lot gerapau, that was what I was looking for! Yes I am finishing my basement. Can I ask you to clarify bullets# 3,4,5 on that list? Do they mean:

- After bringing the wires into the...
Forum: Building and Construction 2019-12-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,208
Posted By royc
Thanks gerapau. I actually called ESA, but the...

Thanks gerapau. I actually called ESA, but the ladies on the phone do not know anything about code. An electrician told me its ok, as long as the 2 wires are placed flat-wise, not edge-wise.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-12-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By royc
What happens during ESA inspections?

Hello all, for those who have gotten ESA certificates for their home electrical work, can you describe the process? Their website is very vague about that. For example, what to expect during the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-12, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2,700
Views: 643,969
Posted By royc
Thank you very much!

Thank you very much!
Forum: Ottawa 2019-12-07, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,700
Views: 643,969
Posted By royc
How many NMD90 cables allowed under staple?

Hi Phil, can you tell me how many 14/2 gauge wires I can staple together under an S2 staple? Local HD guy said only one cable allowed under staples, for any cable size. Please confirm, thanks.
Forum: Building and Construction 2019-12-07, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,208
Posted By royc
How many nmd90 cables under staple?

Can anyone say how many 14/2 gauge wires I can staple together under an S2 staple? Local HD guy said only one cable allowed under staples, for all sizes. Please confirm, thanks.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-01-05, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By royc
Thanks a lot good2know & Mark & Lynda, your...

Thanks a lot good2know & Mark & Lynda, your advice and diagram really helped! I had accidentally misconnected the switched power out, fixed that and its working fine now.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-01-02, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By royc
Help wiring single-pole switch

Hello all,

I was recently replacing a single-pole switch in my basement storage area, and I made the cardinal mistake of not taking pictures before disconnecting the old switch :(. After wiring it...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2017-11-25, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,313
Posted By royc
How to hide space behind wall-mounted TV

Hello all, does anyone have any design ideas about how to hide the space behind a wall-mounted TV? I am looking for something like this:

http://www.hideamount.com/
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-10-25, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,659
Posted By royc
Thanks AnnaJo.

Thanks AnnaJo.
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-08-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,659
Posted By royc
Thanks HHI.

Thanks HHI.
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-08-04, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,659
Posted By royc
Awesome, thanks!

Awesome, thanks!
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-08-04, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,659
Posted By royc
Thanks xdarrylx. Do I need to be mindful of the...

Thanks xdarrylx. Do I need to be mindful of the joist positions, or is it ok to drive a screw in at random locations? Sorry, I don't know how the subfloor is supported in a modern home.
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-08-03, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,659
Posted By royc
What to do on subfloor before replacing carpet?

Hello all,

We are thinking of ripping up the carpet on our second floor and replacing with hardwood. My question is this: once the carpet is off, is there something you would recommend doing to...
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-05-30, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,695
Posted By royc
Thank you all for your replies. Builder it is...

Thank you all for your replies. Builder it is then!
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-05-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,356
Posted By royc
Thanks guys for your replies. I have actually...

Thanks guys for your replies. I have actually decided not to go ahead with this purchase.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-05-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 847
Posted By royc
Cost of finishing basement?

Hello all, a builder is asking for $12500 to finish a rectangular basement 12ft x 40ft. The basement will have carpet, not even laminate. Can I have some opinions on the price? Thanks.
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-05-13, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,695
Posted By royc
Cost of finishing basement?

Hello all, a builder is asking for $12500 to finish a rectangular basement 12ft x40ft. The basement will have carpet, not even laminate. Can I have some opinions on the price? Thanks.
Forum: Ottawa 2017-05-13, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,700
Views: 643,969
Posted By royc
Thank you all for your replies.

Thank you all for your replies.
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