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Forum: Ottawa Today, 10:18 AM
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Posted By suezuki650
Bigger windows in the basement definitely make a...

Bigger windows in the basement definitely make a huge difference. I didn't have a lot of options with my home, but I got their 'rec room ready' which is roughed in for a bathroom and has the larger...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 42,806
Posted By suezuki650
If you've bought out your installed water heater,...

If you've bought out your installed water heater, you only have the manufacturer's warranty, the same as your furnace or any other installed appliance.

The good news is that water heaters...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2020-07-07, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By suezuki650
Good has a two main quality in my mind. Easy to...

Good has a two main quality in my mind. Easy to use and works.

Works is harder to qualify but essentially since you are sealing it and it stays sealed (water not absorbing, no staining) I would...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-07, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By suezuki650
I have a microwave above my gas stove. Mine was...

I have a microwave above my gas stove. Mine was built in 2016 so before the new rules. At the time, there were clearance rules and then you had to look at the specs for the microwave. The bottom...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2020-07-07, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By suezuki650
I purchased Weiman Granite Cleaner Polish and...

I purchased Weiman Granite Cleaner Polish and Sealer Kit. Essentially you need a good cleaner, and then the sealer (you don't really need the daily cleaner that's in the kit). It was easy to use.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-07-07, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By suezuki650
I'm not excited about it. Amazon is a terrible...

I'm not excited about it. Amazon is a terrible employer and almost all the jobs will be minimum wage with few benefits. There will also be a lot more traffic in an area that already has a lot of...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-26, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By suezuki650
Some people will say that, but have your lawyer...

Some people will say that, but have your lawyer check your purchase agreement. In my case, my agreement stipulated that I would rent the installed hot water tank. I bought it out. It was more...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-26, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By suezuki650
From my experience, most of the tract builders...

From my experience, most of the tract builders use all the same contractors so the biggest difference seems to be whoever is managing a particular phase. Even with the same builder, one phase seems...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-06-10, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By suezuki650
You can refinish engineered, but less than you...

You can refinish engineered, but less than you can solid hardwood. Engineered is less prone to warp and you can get it in woods that would be ridiculously expensive to get in solid. Solid should...
Forum: Tarion Questions 2020-04-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By suezuki650
If you go the conciliation route you will be...

If you go the conciliation route you will be assigned an inspector and will have an opportunity to chat with them before they come out. While I wasn't having noise issues, the problem I was having...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-03, 08:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,673
Posted By suezuki650
I'm not sure why there's so much doom and gloom. ...

I'm not sure why there's so much doom and gloom. So far the market hasn't been hit as hard as recent stock market hits (2008 comes to mind). While investments have taken a hit in the short term, I...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-04-03, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By suezuki650
This is a mistake I made until someone told me...

This is a mistake I made until someone told me what that white stuff is for. You will need to replace your humidifier pad again, because using CLR on it has ruined it. The white stuff is there for...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-03-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,673
Posted By suezuki650
I'm not far from Quinn's Pointe and it's obvious...

I'm not far from Quinn's Pointe and it's obvious that Minto has not slowed down on their work. Lots of activity there, with workers there most days of the week.
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-03-10, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By suezuki650
It doesn't seem to be a gas line thing as they've...

It doesn't seem to be a gas line thing as they've looked at that and the electrical.

Once it's been cleaned, it works fine for about a month. It seems to be a problem with build up on the...
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-03-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By suezuki650
The company is an authorized distributor and says...

The company is an authorized distributor and says that they've been in contact with the manufacturer, but I guess I can try direct.
Forum: Building and Construction 2020-03-03, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By suezuki650
Gas fireplaces

I have a gas fireplace in my townhome. I've been in the home and from the beginning I've had issues with the fireplace. The fireplace will randomly shut off and then turn back on (as does the...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-02-05, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By suezuki650
Even with the same manufacturer, the colour and...

Even with the same manufacturer, the colour and finish have different price points. My island was a level 2 upgrade and we got a similar counter in one of the bathrooms but a level 1. The island...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-02-03, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By suezuki650
In the Tarion guidelines there are specifics...

In the Tarion guidelines there are specifics relating to paint. If they painted it the wrong colour or didn't paint it according to the guidelines it's still covered as long as it's within the...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-31, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By suezuki650
Just switching the door to a solid core can help...

Just switching the door to a solid core can help a great deal and is easy to do after the fact.
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-28, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By suezuki650
It's very important to heed the Tarion dates. If...

It's very important to heed the Tarion dates. If you miss a date by even a little, it's enough for the builder to wash their hands of a problem. This is why it's important to file for conciliation...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-27, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By suezuki650
You will only lose your deposit if Tarion feels...

You will only lose your deposit if Tarion feels that your builder has done his job. If you are missing things that are in your contract, then that is something Tarion will side with you on. Tarion...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-26, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By suezuki650
Most people get an inspector for the 30 day or...

Most people get an inspector for the 30 day or the 1 year but not both. Unless you've noticed cold area that you'd want thermal imaging on, or if the builder did a repair that you want another...
Forum: Ottawa 2020-01-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By suezuki650
There are rules about how much of your property...

There are rules about how much of your property you can cover and you cannot adjust the curb without a permit (which you won't get) and officially you are not allowed to park in front of your home....
Forum: Tarion Questions 2020-01-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By suezuki650
Your 30 day is your "official" route and it...

Your 30 day is your "official" route and it should be addressed there, however, there's nothing stopping you from contacting your builder before that date to let them know. Depending on their...
Forum: Tarion Questions 2020-01-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,310
Posted By suezuki650
You can absolutely put any deficiencies on your...

You can absolutely put any deficiencies on your 30 day.
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