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Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-04-29, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Patkura
I mean they are low voltage, possibly 9watt? ...

I mean they are low voltage, possibly 9watt?

Is there a public resource somewhere I can check for licenses? Website indicates he’s a master electrician.
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-04-29, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Patkura
Tapping smoke detector for new lights/switch

Electrician we are hiring to install new LED potlights on second floor suggests tapping into the smoke detector circuit for power (accessing from attic). Yes potlights will be 9v each and we will...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-12, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,630
Views: 563,327
Posted By Patkura
Is it possible that it was not cemented at that...

Is it possible that it was not cemented at that joint on purpose to allow for the part to be removed for cleaning as part of regular maintenance? Trying to do some research and it seems like a...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-11, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2,630
Views: 563,327
Posted By Patkura
Hi Phil, You’re right, upon closer...

Hi Phil,

You’re right, upon closer inspection, the joint where the white elbow shaped pipe meets the black plastic “pipe” that could be wiggled. I was able to observe a small bead of water form at...
Forum: Ottawa 2019-03-10, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,630
Views: 563,327
Posted By Patkura
Found a small wet spot outside my furnace, seems...

Found a small wet spot outside my furnace, seems to be leaking from a plastic pipe that comes from inside the furnace. Do I need to call an hvac guy or is this condensation? See pics for reference
...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-03, 11:18 PM
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Posted By Patkura
Thanks good2know and Phil!

Thanks good2know and Phil!
Forum: Ottawa 2018-05-03, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,921
Posted By Patkura
Bumping an old thread... I have 11ft on one side...

Bumping an old thread... I have 11ft on one side of my house and want to make use of it by putting a 7.5x4ft shed beside the house. I understand it needs to be 2ft away from fence but does it need to...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-04-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2,630
Views: 563,327
Posted By Patkura
Hi Phil, Do you know what orange/reddish...

Hi Phil,

Do you know what orange/reddish stains are on a basement concrete floor? They aren't in the middle of the floor, only along the walls with insulation. Please see linked images.. thanks!
...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-01-28, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,630
Views: 563,327
Posted By Patkura
Hi Phil, here's a picture of the front of the...

Hi Phil, here's a picture of the front of the house. Thanks

https://i.imgur.com/UKIq2G9.jpg
Forum: Ottawa 2018-01-27, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,630
Views: 563,327
Posted By Patkura
Hi Phil, I noticed that my entrance porch has...

Hi Phil, I noticed that my entrance porch has some wet/frozen spots. The aluminum(?) soffit/ceiling has some small leaks. It is not a fast leak but the water droplet does accumulate slowly and then...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-01-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 818
Posted By Patkura
Composite deck

Looking for recommendations for local deck companies who do composite decks. Anyone have recent good and bad experiences?

One company quoted me 40/sqft for Trex decking.

Also, the city of...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-01-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Patkura
I set my furnace fan to ON during the winter,...

I set my furnace fan to ON during the winter, should I go with a regular flowthru or one with a powered fan? Looking at Aprilair 600 vs 700 models.

Thanks!
Forum: Ottawa 2018-01-10, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By Patkura
Humidifier

I'm looking for recommendations for whole home humidifier installers because my hygrometer has been hovering around 25-29% humidity in the last few weeks. Searched forums but only got dated threads....
Forum: Ottawa 2017-11-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,908
Posted By Patkura
Bumping an old thread, I would like...

Bumping an old thread, I would like recommendations to remove and install a hood fan. Is Lakeside still recommended 5 yrs later?
Thanks
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-10-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,140
Posted By Patkura
Was able to get into the Ontario free smart...

Was able to get into the Ontario free smart thermostat program. Have not decided between Nest E and ecobee3 lite, but need to know whether or not I have a C wire.

My house was built in 2017. Here...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-08-31, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By Patkura
I believe the bulbs are g9 bulbs (small flat...

I believe the bulbs are g9 bulbs (small flat ones) and there are 6 lights on the fixture. I just need to do the continuity test on one of the bulb sockets? If it buzzes, then that wire is hot...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-08-31, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By Patkura
Would the voltmeter detect anything f the light...

Would the voltmeter detect anything f the light was not connected to the black/white wires in the junction box? if i do connect it (50/50 chance of connecting the wrong poles),how would I know using...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-08-31, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By Patkura
Instructions that came with it actually...

Instructions that came with it actually references a white and a black wires, which adds to the confusion.

How do I use the voltmeter? Do I have to connect the wires to the junction box before...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-08-30, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By Patkura
Chandelier wires unmarked

I bought a new ceiling light fixture and the wires are not black and white. I have changed lights before but they were always black to black (hot), white to white (neutral). In this case, the two...
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-08-03, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By Patkura
Good2know, yes there is a hex bit that I need an...

Good2know, yes there is a hex bit that I need an Allen key for. My concern is just the gap between the copper pipe and hole in tiles. Is it standard practice for plumbers to leave this gap?
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-08-01, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Patkura
Thanks GregS. Let's say I cut a small rectangle...

Thanks GregS. Let's say I cut a small rectangle out of the vapour barrier, should I tuck tape around the small rectangle piece to patch it up or will taping the hole completely over with tuck tape be...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-07-31, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Patkura
Where would the tuck tape go exactly? Patch the...

Where would the tuck tape go exactly? Patch the cut barrier or tape the cables together? I'm not sure I'm following. Thanks!
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-07-31, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By Patkura
Hiding wires for mounted tv

Are products like the powerbridge safe to use/ code compliant in Ontario? (Link below) I want to mount a tv and not have wires hanging on the wall. Also, this will be on an exterior wall so I was...
Forum: Building and Construction 2017-07-26, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By Patkura
Tub spout caulk?

I removed the spout in a shower/tub and saw that the copper(?) pipe coming out of the wall/tile is not sealed. The pipe itself is probably 1/2 inch and the square hole in the tile not much bigger....
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2017-06-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,716
Posted By Patkura
Moved into a new build and I bought the Danby...

Moved into a new build and I bought the Danby 60pint from Costco (in store) over the weekend. Works well (almost too well) in the basement. I have to empty the bucket 3 times a day. Will try to set...
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