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Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2019-02-05, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
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, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
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, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
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, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,610
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, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
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, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
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, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
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, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,442
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, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,442
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.
...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-11-08, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,442
Posted By BrianT
They used to have a slightly longer list. They...

They used to have a slightly longer list. They removed open heating vents in the basement and turn on pilot light but I guess this is assuming you close the vents and turn off your pilot light in...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2018-11-02, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By BrianT
Not sure if you clicked on Contact Us in your...

Not sure if you clicked on Contact Us in your link but it doesn't seem as though they have installers in eastern Canada.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-31, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By BrianT
I just cover the top with a piece of plywood and...

I just cover the top with a piece of plywood and tarp and tie it down with rope, the sides are all exposed.


It's just more for the thaw and freeze cycles we get. I want to keep as much rain...
Forum: Home Owner Tips, Upgrades and Maintenance 2018-10-30, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By BrianT
For my place built in in 2010, the HRV and...

For my place built in in 2010, the HRV and tankless water heater shares the same circuit along with some of the basement plugs. The garage door opener shares a circuit with the light switch and...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,445
Posted By BrianT
Are you really paying off your mortgage with...

Are you really paying off your mortgage with monthly payments?
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-03, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,925
Posted By BrianT
Not sure if they still do this or not but they...

Not sure if they still do this or not but they use to list the upgrades in their model homes. You can make note of the model homes of the carpet and underpad upgrades for the ones you like. Then...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-03, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,925
Posted By BrianT
Nine years ago they charged me an extra $20 for a...

Nine years ago they charged me an extra $20 for a ceiling light reinforcement. They installed it on a dedicated piece of 2 x 4, full size ceiling box and two screws. Where as a regular ceiling...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-03, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,925
Posted By BrianT
I would install safe n sound doors on the jack...

I would install safe n sound doors on the jack and jill bathroom, laundry room and ensuite bathroom.

Figure out where you would need electrical and install extras as required. When I bought,...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-10-01, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By BrianT
He should just get his dad to give out the candy....

He should just get his dad to give out the candy. :)
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-29, 12:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,272
Posted By BrianT
I usually only check on new home values when...

I usually only check on new home values when these type of threads come up. All though my model is no longer being sold by my builder, the next model up is and I use this model as a comparison.

...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By BrianT
I was able to get my builder to pay for patching...

I was able to get my builder to pay for patching my tire after rolling over a screw at the end of my driveway. I took pics of the screw in the tire and the screws that I had collected around my...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By BrianT
Maybe it's not for your central vac but a direct...

Maybe it's not for your central vac but a direct conduit that goes to your attic. The conduit is for running cabling from the top floor to the basement area. I have one of these and I guess it can...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-09-07, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,577
Posted By BrianT
My parents went with them as well and their...

My parents went with them as well and their windows do look great. They had one cracked pane of glass afterwards and it was replaced with no issues.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-08-15, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,835
Posted By BrianT
One thing that is nice is how the bus takes up...

One thing that is nice is how the bus takes up the whole lane so in the afternoon I get off through the front door and simply walk across without having to worry about an impatient driver.


Mr....
Forum: Ottawa 2018-08-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By BrianT
I wonder if the law of "Do not park within three...

I wonder if the law of "Do not park within three metres of a fire hydrant" would apply in this case?
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