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Forum: Ottawa 2017-01-22, 05:33 PM
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Posted By daboss999
Self-build / Custom Home / experiences and advice?

We purchased a lot just outside the city of Ottawa and are thinking about how to get started with a custom build (or modular/prefab, we're open to anything at the moment).

Any experience out...
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-01-27, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,799
Posted By daboss999
Yes, fully detached, single family home.

Yes, fully detached, single family home.
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-01-16, 12:43 PM
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Views: 7,799
Posted By daboss999
That kind of sucks. For me, I can hear alot of...

That kind of sucks. For me, I can hear alot of various noises but what bothers me is the vibrations as if I was in a townhouse. It's when i'm sitting in my kitchen eating dinner and my whole house is...
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-01-15, 01:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,799
Posted By daboss999
Not too sure what they did here but perhaps you...

Not too sure what they did here but perhaps you are right. I'm regretting not taking pictures at that time. I think i remember seeing our foundation but the side that was very close to our neighbour...
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-01-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By daboss999
Hmm.. doubt it. As far as I know this is a pretty...

Hmm.. doubt it. As far as I know this is a pretty 'swampy' area.
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-01-08, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,799
Posted By daboss999
Haven't yet, but definitely will be looking at...

Haven't yet, but definitely will be looking at that and whatever else I can do on that wall.

I haven't hired an inspector yet either so I will see if anything comes up in that regard as well.
...
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-01-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By daboss999
14 feet?! :( Maybe i'm just meant to...

14 feet?!

:(

Maybe i'm just meant to live in the forest...
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-01-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,799
Posted By daboss999
:( well that's discouraging. If you can hear at...

:( well that's discouraging. If you can hear at 10 feet, imagine what i'm hearing at 3.9 feet.
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-01-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,799
Posted By daboss999
That's what i'm thinking. How could 4 feet of...

That's what i'm thinking. How could 4 feet of earth and air allow for the vibrations of a kid stomping on the floor or running up the stairs pass through to my house? I feel like at some point,...
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-01-06, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,799
Posted By daboss999
100% siding on both homes on the close side. Is...

100% siding on both homes on the close side. Is it possible it's vibrations because the homes are so close together? Literally sounds like I'm in a townhouse. I can't hear voices or anything but low...
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-01-05, 11:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,799
Posted By daboss999
Hmm... that's what I figured.. that this would be...

Hmm... that's what I figured.. that this would be impossible. I know that space, distance and air is usually what it takes to stop sound so I don't understand how this makes sense. There are no...
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-01-05, 11:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,799
Posted By daboss999
That's correct none whatsoever. There is about...

That's correct none whatsoever. There is about 3-4 feet of separation. I'm in my bedroom which is on that close side and I can very clearly hear and feel, for example, kids stomping up the stairs and...
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-01-05, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,799
Posted By daboss999
I thought there may be some code violations since...

I thought there may be some code violations since they put alot of the exhausts from the home on this side with the narrow distance between my neighbour, but I asked Phil in his inspection thread...
Forum: Building and Construction 2015-01-05, 09:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,799
Posted By daboss999
Soundproofing: Noise travelling to inside of single home from closer built neighbour

Hello,

Just wondering if anyone has had any problems with a new home construction and being able to hear your neighbours from one single family home to another? We recently purchased a smaller...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-12-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,637
Views: 558,664
Posted By daboss999
Hi Phil, We have recently purchased a...

Hi Phil,

We have recently purchased a single home that has the minimum distance between our neighbour on one side (I think its like 3 or 4 feet) and then a wider distance on the other side.

I...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-11-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,450
Posted By daboss999
It is referencing the door to door sales but a...

It is referencing the door to door sales but a hot water tank is a hot water tank. The product is still the same, shouldn't I have the same right to cancel a hot water tank contract in that 10 day...
Forum: Ottawa 2013-11-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,450
Posted By daboss999
Any way out of hot water tank rental? - new build Minto

I know this question has probably been asked a million times but I still can't seem to find a straight answer.

Is there any way out of the hot water tank rental when buying a new home? I asked...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-07-02, 04:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 942
Posted By daboss999
permanent awning

Anyone out there have permanent awnings installed? Any experiences with them? How does the snow build up on them over the winter? Any experience with prices?

I've been thinking about something...
Forum: Ottawa 2012-04-26, 10:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 832
Posted By daboss999
Royal Ridge Zen Flats - Pricing

Just wondering if anyone has any pricing info on these?

http://claridgehomes.com/homes/royal-ridge/floorplans/zen/
Forum: Ottawa 2012-04-05, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,895
Posted By daboss999
Direct Energy Plumbing Home Protection Plan

Does anyone have any experience with this product?

http://residential.directenergy.com/EN/Home-Services/ontario/Pages/Protection-Plans/plumbing.aspx

They've called me about 30 times in the past...
Forum: Ottawa 2011-10-11, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,106
Posted By daboss999
This is correct, you call the city, they mail you...

This is correct, you call the city, they mail you coupons, you redeem them at canadian tire. You get a green bin, black box and blue bin and also one of those kitchen green bin catchers for free.
...
Forum: Ottawa 2011-10-06, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,380
Posted By daboss999
hmm... maybe it will be less busy now so the job...

hmm... maybe it will be less busy now so the job may be done quicker? but that is quite a while.. but i don't know.. perhaps i'll wait until next year.. would be nice to have but i suppose I can...
Forum: Ottawa 2011-10-06, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,380
Posted By daboss999
When is it too late to put in a fence?

Yesterday was first frost. It will only get colder and the ground harder... when is it too late to put in a fence? Is it stupid to put a fence in this time of year and have it settle during the...
Forum: Ottawa 2011-09-26, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,001
Posted By daboss999
Perfect, i didn't think I needed approval or...

Perfect, i didn't think I needed approval or anything, i'll call the city regardless.

I'm using these "u bars"

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/4-foot-u-post/953135

the fence hooks directly...
Forum: Ottawa 2011-09-25, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,001
Posted By daboss999
Temporary fence/enclosure for dog - call the city about it?

Until our grading is approved and I can build a proper fence, I wanted to make a small enclosure for our dog. We're moving in a few days and will need to make an enclosure at least through the fall...
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