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Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Rottn
Looks like the one from the link has 3 layers of...

Looks like the one from the link has 3 layers of 5/8 drywall (there is 5/8 glass matt drywall in the middle) and 7" of insulation. Built to design, the one in the link would be more soundproof. The...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By Rottn
Note the part in italics in my post. Bring it up...

Note the part in italics in my post. Bring it up with your builder / put it on your 30 day.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By Rottn
If done properly, the link you posted should be a...

If done properly, the link you posted should be a quiet wall - The image you posted would not be nearly as effective at dampening sound (or fire spread) as it is there is much less insulation and...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By Rottn
Unfortunately FLIR cameras will not be able to...

Unfortunately FLIR cameras will not be able to tell if there is an issue with the party wall sound insulation -they pick up temperature differences on surfaces and if the temp is the same or nearly...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-18, 12:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By Rottn
As far I know, no builder currently uses concrete...

As far I know, no builder currently uses concrete or block for party walls in new townhomes, not even the high end ones.

Best bet would be to buy resale town or semi from back when that was still...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-31, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Rottn
Just ensure that you install the horizontal...

Just ensure that you install the horizontal brace/strut that runs the full width of the top panel. Sometimes its already there sometimes not.

Typical scenario if its not installed:

You get a...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-04-03, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Rottn
A walk behind plate compactor will not do much. ...

A walk behind plate compactor will not do much. To use one of those you need to compact every few inches of base as you go.

They will add base and roll/ pack with a large machine before paving. ...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-04-01, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Rottn
Might as well just repaint the areas you need....

Might as well just repaint the areas you need. Even if you were to match the colour with a paint chip or by bringing home the Sherwin Williams scan tool, texture and sheen will never match an 11 to...
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-03-24, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By Rottn
That's actually a good time of year to be doing...

That's actually a good time of year to be doing the framing. The roof will be on by the summer and then everything gets a chance to dry out.
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-03-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,088
Posted By Rottn
This contractor definitely seems shady. I'd send...

This contractor definitely seems shady. I'd send him on his way. Probably the type you call with an issue 3 months down the road and the number is out of service.
Forum: Building and Construction 2018-03-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,088
Posted By Rottn
If you want to save some money, just skip the...

If you want to save some money, just skip the roxul / spray foam / rigid panel and do a standard builder type insulation of a framed 2x4 wall, set out from the concrete 2" with tar paper or housewrap...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-02-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Rottn
If you move or cover it, the security company...

If you move or cover it, the security company will either call the builder or be out there very shortly to move it back / uncover the cam.

Id call the monitoring company directly and see where you...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-02-05, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Rottn
Water could be travelling down the wire from the...

Water could be travelling down the wire from the attic then dripping off at or near the box. Id get it checked out, could be any number of things going on up there.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-02-01, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,097
Posted By Rottn
Believe me, Jeld-wen has had more than its fair...

Believe me, Jeld-wen has had more than its fair share of issues in the past. Grandor (Newmar) has had bad runs as well, and yes, so has Mason.

Beteen those three thats about 99% of new tract home...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-01-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rottn
No problem. You always want to make sure the...

No problem. You always want to make sure the insulation is done properly so that was the right decision.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-01-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rottn
If you have the option of a standing pilot, I'd...

If you have the option of a standing pilot, I'd turn it on in the winter, especially if the unit is on an exterior wall (as most are) some come withthis option and some don't, check your manual for...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2018-01-03, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By Rottn
If the rest of the garage is insulated and you...

If the rest of the garage is insulated and you park a car in there it is actually fairly common when you get very cold temps. The car warms the air and the melted snow creates high humidity, which...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-01-03, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4,929
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Posted By Rottn
I'll second that. If fitting 2 cars is important...

I'll second that. If fitting 2 cars is important make sure you see the elevation drawings of the home before you sign. Ideally no more than 2 steps, otherwise a landing is required by code. A...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-12-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,245
Posted By Rottn
Id get that report in today or tomorrow. With the...

Id get that report in today or tomorrow. With the holidays next week, youdont want to risk being late. Tarion may still accept it a few days late but there is no guarantee. Other than issues like...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-11-13, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 772
Posted By Rottn
Like any cabinets, thermos can have issues above...

Like any cabinets, thermos can have issues above cooktops, but generally are much more durable and clean more easily than white painted wood. White painted cabinets get marked up from looking at them...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-11-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By Rottn
IMO when it comes to granite and quartz, go...

IMO when it comes to granite and quartz, go 1-1/4" or dont go at all. The 3/4 looks cheap and is much more prone to cracking or having joints come apart.
Forum: Ottawa 2017-11-08, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By Rottn
I used McGee for chain link a few years ago and...

I used McGee for chain link a few years ago and was very happy with the job. Been through 3 winters, nothing has budged.
Forum: Ottawa 2017-10-06, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By Rottn
Occupancy inspector doesn't pay much attention to...

Occupancy inspector doesn't pay much attention to the HWT, other than the fact it's there and passed inspection. The gas inspector, who comes in first, will be the one to light it up and give thier...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-09-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By Rottn
I see. Sometimes there is no other option Do...

I see. Sometimes there is no other option

Do you have a back deck that a post could be attached to? (Assuming its on the south-ish side of the home)

Again though, a big advantage of a near...
Forum: Ottawa 2017-09-12, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By Rottn
First off, providers usually do this at no...

First off, providers usually do this at no charge, at least on new installs. Ill assume your situation is different however

If you have line of sight it can always be placed near ground level on a...
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