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Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-11-27, 10:40 PM
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Posted By BrianT
Maybe put braces on each side of the posts to...

Maybe put braces on each side of the posts to keep it from leaning similar to what they do with newly planted trees.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-25, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By BrianT
Another issue with having the water drain onto...

Another issue with having the water drain onto the concrete pathway is that it might stain the top of the concrete. Two neighbours, a few doors over, have a stamped concrete path between them and...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-24, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By BrianT
I was going to mention this but as you said,...

I was going to mention this but as you said, everything is wireless these days. I have coax and network drops installed in all my bedrooms and living area. The coax connections are now collecting...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-11-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By BrianT
+1 to adding electrical plugs and lighting in...

+1 to adding electrical plugs and lighting in places you might spend a lot of your time.

I wish I was told about the soffit lights in front of my garage that are controlled by a sensor. I would...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By BrianT
Here's another link that shows the time lines. ...

Here's another link that shows the time lines.

"Expanding light rail east from Blair Road could be completed by the fall of 2024, still two years later than originally planned. (City of Ottawa)"
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Forum: Ottawa 2019-10-23, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By BrianT
Montreal Rd @ the Queensway seems to have a lot...

Montreal Rd @ the Queensway seems to have a lot of activity. There are site trailers and a lot of bulldozed land so I would assume that they are working on the station that will be there.
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Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By BrianT
Maybe they can place a six inch wide trench in...

Maybe they can place a six inch wide trench in the middle and fill it up with small river rock to help with drainage.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-08-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,787
Posted By BrianT
I hired two different inspectors for my 30 day...

I hired two different inspectors for my 30 day and one year. We're often suggested to get multiple estimates for projects so why not different inspectors.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By BrianT
I'm pretty sure they have both a visual strobe...

I'm pretty sure they have both a visual strobe and an audible alarm.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-07-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By BrianT
Next to your water meter in the basement, there...

Next to your water meter in the basement, there should be a wider drain and you can take the top off. If the inside looks like the top of this, then you probably have a backwater valve.

I recall...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By BrianT
There are a few places that have 8 foot trees. ...

There are a few places that have 8 foot trees.


https://www.manotickgardens.com/landscaping-supplies--prices/cedar-hedges


https://cumberlandkanatalandscaping.ca/pricing/

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Forum: Ottawa 2019-06-14, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By BrianT
Wow, I paid $13 per cedar (5 feet) planted back...

Wow, I paid $13 per cedar (5 feet) planted back in 2011. I guess there is not much interest in cedar hedges anymore.

Check out Japanese willow trees. They grow quick, tall and bushy. I have two...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-10, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By BrianT
My rear neighbours have trees and bushes along...

My rear neighbours have trees and bushes along our rear fence. The branches often grow over to my side of the fence and through the chain link fence. Technically the branches aren't touching the...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-05-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By BrianT
You could ask the company to add an extension and...

You could ask the company to add an extension and a bend so that it empties on to your side. Otherwise go to Home Depot, Lowes, CT and buy a flexible extension.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-04-25, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By BrianT
Itís definitely cheaper to do it yourself. I...

Itís definitely cheaper to do it yourself. I usually stockpile when the fertilizer and seed go on sail. I used to only buy Scotts products but have started trying other brands recently.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-02-05, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By BrianT
This sort of makes sense. If they were on their...

This sort of makes sense. If they were on their own circuit and they weren't on, you probably would never notice that there was no power going to them. Where as if they are on a circuit with lights...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-02-03, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By BrianT
Do you have any one that is hearing impaired in...

Do you have any one that is hearing impaired in the house? The smoke alarms with the strobe is so that they can see the smoke alarms going off. You may be able to replace yours with the just...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-02-02, 11:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By BrianT
Check the side of the smoke alarm and see if...

Check the side of the smoke alarm and see if there is a date. This is the expiration date of the smoke alarm. It could be chirping because it's too old.
I had to replace mine a couple years back...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By BrianT
It looks to be Hydro One. If you go on their...

It looks to be Hydro One. If you go on their website and click on the Outage Map, it will show you what areas they provide power to.
Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-10, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,099
Posted By BrianT
There are some new houses listed here that have...

There are some new houses listed here that have three garages but they are not exactly in Ottawa.

https://www.ericfournier.org/Listings/page_2650243.html


I think Minto's Riverbend model had...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2018-12-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,479
Posted By BrianT
Thanks for your feedback. I was at the mall...

Thanks for your feedback.

I was at the mall and went into the Rogers store to check it out. The voice control seems like something I may use but not sure. The software for my existing Rogers...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2018-12-05, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,479
Posted By BrianT
Great, looking forward to your feedback. :) ...

Great, looking forward to your feedback. :)

When I called Rogers, the price difference between continuing on with my current set up and Ignite was a whole $3.00 per month. I already have...
Forum: Home Technology and Electronics 2018-12-04, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,479
Posted By BrianT
Rogers Ignite TV

Anyone sign up for Rogers Ignite TV? How do you like it? My Rogers contract is ending soon and I was thinking about signing on.


TIA.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,942
Posted By BrianT
The reason I drain my gas is just in case the gas...

The reason I drain my gas is just in case the gas leaks. I keep my lawnmower in the shed and when there is foot of snow in the ground, I never ever check back there. I would hate to open the door...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-09, 03:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,942
Posted By BrianT
I also use premium (mid grade) gas in my...

I also use premium (mid grade) gas in my lawnmower and snowblower along with fuel stabilizer. You can use one of these siphon pumps to get most of the gas out and then run it until it's empty.
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