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Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-11-02, 03:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By HeavyLifter
Stone slabs like those all tend to shift after...

Stone slabs like those all tend to shift after they are initially put down. They will get worse over time until they settle and the ground underneath no longer compacts. As was previously stated just...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-09-30, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By HeavyLifter
My advice, don't do it. I hung a full length...

My advice, don't do it.

I hung a full length Thai bag from a metal I-beam in the basement. Even with the spring the whole floor upstairs shook like hell.

I ended up getting a wall mount and...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-04-30, 11:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By HeavyLifter
I believe that's a backflow preventer. All new...

I believe that's a backflow preventer. All new houses have them. I took mine off as the hose never sealed properly with it on and made a mess in the garage every time the nozzle was shut off. IMO...
Forum: Building and Construction 2016-12-23, 11:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,061
Posted By HeavyLifter
I had a 240V outlet installed in the garage for...

I had a 240V outlet installed in the garage for my welder. I got the builder to do it. I marked out it's location in the garage and the electrician even called me to confirm the location. IMO it was...
Forum: Durham - General 2015-08-17, 03:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,804
Posted By HeavyLifter
Tribute are one of the better builders when it...

Tribute are one of the better builders when it comes to customer service but some of the contractors they use are somewhat questionable. The drywall jobs I've seen in some of the more recent builds...
Forum: Durham - General 2015-07-15, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,804
Posted By HeavyLifter
Can't believe how much the price has increased...

Can't believe how much the price has increased since we purchased in phase II in 2013. Same houses, $175K more in some cases. Probably also the same crappy materials and workmanship in some cases.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2014-09-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,047
Posted By HeavyLifter
I'll never use one of those services again. Often...

I'll never use one of those services again. Often times its just a guy with a plow who ends up tearing the sh*t out of the lawn because they don't care or pay attention to where the actual edge of...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2014-09-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,995
Posted By HeavyLifter
If it's only tripping the breaker for the outdoor...

If it's only tripping the breaker for the outdoor outlet you may have a short in the wiring or a defective breaker. Can you plug anything else into that outlet without having it trip? If so, perhaps...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2014-06-03, 03:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,030
Posted By HeavyLifter
We used Air Makers (airmakers.ca) to install our...

We used Air Makers (airmakers.ca) to install our Carrier 3 Ton 16 SEER Unit. Their pricing was pretty good and the install was immaculate. Have to say though that this thing is one of the biggest...
Forum: Durham - General 2014-05-24, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By HeavyLifter
Great Place to live. Just be aware that the...

Great Place to live. Just be aware that the property taxes are some of the highest (if not the highest) in the province. Alot of people buy houses out here because they're affordable but are caught...
Forum: Durham - General 2014-04-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,085
Posted By HeavyLifter
Having lived in the Brooklin area for many years...

Having lived in the Brooklin area for many years it's actually somewhat of a shame to see all the nice land being taken over for housing. Seems to be getting a little out of hand IMHO.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2014-03-12, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,295
Posted By HeavyLifter
Not if you paint them properly. I thinned down...

Not if you paint them properly. I thinned down the wall paint and sprayed the grilles. They look much better blended into the wall rather than some giant white rectangular eyesore.
Forum: Building and Construction 2014-03-12, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,345
Posted By HeavyLifter
Taller archways are usually an upgrade. Even...

Taller archways are usually an upgrade. Even though our place came with 9' ceilings the archways are standard height. We had to pay extra for each one to have them made taller. It was well worth the...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2013-11-06, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,782
Posted By HeavyLifter
I would never buy any sort of specialized...

I would never buy any sort of specialized measuring equipment from there - especially if it's their cheap 'Powerfist' made in China house brand. I've had the 'pleasure' of using some of these devices...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2013-11-04, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,810
Posted By HeavyLifter
You could also look into a Jackshaft Opener....

You could also look into a Jackshaft Opener. They're super quiet. Liftmaster makes a good one. They are more expensive but worth it IMO and they are the only option if you were to ever consider...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2013-10-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,871
Posted By HeavyLifter
An HVAC guy I was talking to last week said based...

An HVAC guy I was talking to last week said based on his experience all of the builders he's dealt with tend to install severely undersized gas lines and that they should all be installing 1" lines...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2013-10-10, 11:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,871
Posted By HeavyLifter
We're getting a gas cooktop installed (afterward)...

We're getting a gas cooktop installed (afterward) so we paid our builder $115 for a 120V outlet and I believe around $350 for the gas line rough-in. Even through we don't require it, they still...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2013-10-06, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,900
Posted By HeavyLifter
There's a catch to that though. If the variable...

There's a catch to that though. If the variable rate goes up let's say a year from now and you want to switch to a fixed rate you'll have to go with what the fixed rate is at that time. If the fixed...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2013-10-05, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,928
Posted By HeavyLifter
The CFM requirement would be dependant on what...

The CFM requirement would be dependant on what type of stove/cooktop you're installing. Gas requires a Higher CFM rating.

Most good units go up to 600 CFM and the 'professional' canopy style ones...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2013-10-03, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,900
Posted By HeavyLifter
We got screwed as well. We were close to getting...

We got screwed as well. We were close to getting a rate of 2.89% and just a couple of weeks before our 120 day rate hold window the rates started to climb. We managed to get a rate of 3.19% as...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2013-10-03, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,928
Posted By HeavyLifter
That's not entirely true. It all depends on what...

That's not entirely true. It all depends on what the Hood manufacturer requires for installation clearances.

If you've got a gas stove/cooktop the hood must be a minimum of 30" above the cooking...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2012-09-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,358
Posted By HeavyLifter
Maybe that annoying high maintenance wife of his...

Maybe that annoying high maintenance wife of his told him she wanted another house......
Forum: Durham - General 2012-08-23, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,415
Posted By HeavyLifter
It depends on the closing date. In our case the...

It depends on the closing date. In our case the appointment is 1 year from the closing date. Obviously this wouldn't hold true if someone was closing sooner.

You can send an e-mail to the sales...
Forum: Durham - General 2012-08-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,415
Posted By HeavyLifter
Depending on the model Oak stairs range anywhere...

Depending on the model Oak stairs range anywhere from $3500 and up.

For hardwood floors, that's where they rape you. On our particular model they wanted around $15k to do all of the main floor and...
Forum: Durham - General 2012-07-28, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,415
Posted By HeavyLifter
Hey all. We purchased in May of this year...

Hey all.

We purchased in May of this year and our closing will be November of 2013. It's a long wait but we'd rather wait then get a lot that closes sooner and have to rush everything.

All of...
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