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Old 2009-10-31, 07:58 AM
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I have my PDI on Monday, and besides checking everything that is outlined on the PDI Check list from Tarion, is there any other real world tips you would suggest?
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Old 2009-10-31, 08:28 AM
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Take pictures, check your gas meter and take a picture of the reading, don't let the builder rush you and don't accept anything you feel is not right as being normal.
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Old 2009-10-31, 09:27 AM
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check your water meter,haydroo and take a picture of the reading,Look for cracks. I discovered some later. Also check whether garage door is painted or not. Also hot & cold water i found hot water running to the backyard and to the water line of my fridge_.
Just focus on one room at a time, take lots of pictures too. Check windows too. . go to the web site of Tarion
http://www.tarion.com/HOME/New+Home+...IChecklist.htm
check your list as pre extras (upgrade)
Take your time when you check the Exterior
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Old 2009-10-31, 12:08 PM
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There is a PDI checklist in the wiki section of this site:

http://www.buildinghomes.ca/index.php/PDI_Checklist

which has a link to a very complete PDI checklist someone wrote up:

http://www.mygreatbiglife.com/house/...p-draft1-2.pdf
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Old 2009-10-31, 01:24 PM
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There is a PDI checklist in the wiki section of this site:

http://www.buildinghomes.ca/index.php/PDI_Checklist

which has a link to a very complete PDI checklist someone wrote up:

http://www.mygreatbiglife.com/house/...p-draft1-2.pdf
WOW - amazing checklists! Thanks for the info!
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Old 2009-10-31, 01:32 PM
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Ask them to point out the doorbell transformer. Our door bell isn't working and we have searched high and low and cannot find the transformer.
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Old 2009-11-01, 08:06 PM
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Thanks for the tips!!
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Old 2009-11-01, 08:40 PM
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Ask them to point out the doorbell transformer. Our door bell isn't working and we have searched high and low and cannot find the transformer.
Doorbell transformers are typically on the side of your electrical panel and wired in directly.
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Good Luck for today Let us know how your PDI went!
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Old 2009-11-02, 07:27 AM
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I have my PDI on Monday, and besides checking everything that is outlined on the PDI Check list from Tarion, is there any other real world tips you would suggest?
Measure the cutouts for your appliances and double/triple/quadruple check. Ours "looked" okay at first glance but you really need to know exactly what will and will not work for your appliances, and make sure the cabinets are cut appropriately. If you don't catch it until after the PDI you'll be in the same position that I am now, waiting a lot longer for a fix...
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