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The Wade
Uses: condo, commercial
Address: 1105 Pandora Avenue
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Downtown Victoria
Storeys: 5
Condo units: 102 (studio/bachelor, 1BR, 2BR, 3BR, penthouse, 2BR + den, junior 1BR, junior 2BR)
Sales status: now selling
The Wade is a two-building, 102-unit mixed-use condominium and ground floor commercial development spanning th... (view full profile)
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The Wade | Condos; commercial | 5 and 4-storeys | Under construction


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#2061 lanforod

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Posted 27 March 2021 - 09:19 AM

You have set up WiFi on a TV, right?  

 

Up, up, up, Enter; left, left, left, left, left, left, Enter; down, down down down, Enter....  15 minutes later - Incorrect password.

 

I don't think my Synology has built in WiFi either.  

 

Yes, i have. It's a one time thing, and change once a year or so. Meh.

Synology can sit beside the Telus hub with a short cable. Easy enough.

 

Mind you I do have some Cat6 i ran in my place, but mainly to setup the main AP where I really want it. 12 devices or so, 4 are on Ethernet, only 1 really needs to be (Ethernet is a little more stable, but not noticably so, and you typically won't saturate the bandwidth for wifi anymore so speed is not a real issue).



#2062 grantpalin

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Posted 27 March 2021 - 02:54 PM

Thanks everyone, for all the networky info and pic.

I'll pick up an 8-10 port switch and connect it to the Telus box, I think that will solve it.

Time to spend a small fortune on nine cat6 cables.

Modem -> Router (if you use a non-ISP unit) -> switch (if you need one) -> patch panel

 

If the ISP unit or router provides enough outgoing ports (usually four) then you can just go from that straight to the patch panel. If you need more connections than what the modem or router provides, then you need a switch in between.

 

CAT6 cables aren't expensive. Memory Express has plenty e.g. https://www.memoryex...roducts/MX10535, though you can also get similar from Amazon. You'll want short ones for inside the network closet.


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#2063 phx

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Posted 27 March 2021 - 03:38 PM

this might sound crazy.   but why not just leave them on all the time?

 

​If you’ve got a thermostat for the floor, then yes, why not keep the floor heated all the time?

 

As to the cost, the heat from the floor replaces some of the heating that would otherwise be required.

If you have electric baseboards, the heated floors are then “free” as there is no extra cost.



#2064 anonymous456

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 06:22 PM

I'm hoping to do a few touch ups to the walls and ceilings and wanted to get a hold of the paint colours they used.  I haven't heard back from West Water for a colour match - does anyone here have any suggestions?

 

I know they can match in the store but they typically need a toonie sized piece of wall and I'm not wanting to take that off!



#2065 Zzz

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 06:36 PM

I'm hoping to do a few touch ups to the walls and ceilings and wanted to get a hold of the paint colours they used. I haven't heard back from West Water for a colour match - does anyone here have any suggestions?

I know they can match in the store but they typically need a toonie sized piece of wall and I'm not wanting to take that off!


It might be designer white. That’s what I remember from when I was picking colours. It could have been changed in all that time though. I’d like to know as well if you find out!

#2066 electriclemmon

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 07:06 PM

Anyone know what the regulations are with the visitor underground parking?



#2067 scotto203

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Posted 30 March 2021 - 01:01 PM

The developer let my realtor know that they're planning to start doing walkthroughs next week for units on the 2nd floor of the South building. They're also expecting the occupancy inspection to occur mid-April.


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#2068 Moxuz

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Posted 30 March 2021 - 02:36 PM

I'm hoping to do a few touch ups to the walls and ceilings and wanted to get a hold of the paint colours they used. I haven't heard back from West Water for a colour match - does anyone here have any suggestions?

I know they can match in the store but they typically need a toonie sized piece of wall and I'm not wanting to take that off!

If you find out please let me know – I will need to buy some as well!

#2069 Mary_s

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 11:24 AM

The developer let my realtor know that they're planning to start doing walkthroughs next week for units on the 2nd floor of the South building. They're also expecting the occupancy inspection to occur mid-April.

Do you have a plan to hire an inspector for your walkthrough? 
The reason That I asked is I am not sure to hire the inspection or not.


#2070 MarkoJ

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 06:06 PM

 

Do you have a plan to hire an inspector for your walkthrough? 
The reason That I asked is I am not sure to hire the inspection or not.

 

 

I've been to 100+ deficiencies walk-throughs and while an inspector can be good value on a detached home, I haven't seen overwhelming value on brand new condos. 


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#2071 scotto203

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Posted 05 April 2021 - 05:49 PM

A notice has been sent out to buyers on the second floor of the South build with details on how to book a walkthrough of their unit - mine is scheduled for this Friday. The notice also says that they'll be seeking the occupancy inspection towards the end of this month.

 

 

Do you have a plan to hire an inspector for your walkthrough? 
The reason That I asked is I am not sure to hire the inspection or not.

 

 

I'm only planning to bring my realtor with me. I had a pretty bad experience with the quality (or lack thereof) of the finishing in my last new-build condo, but I didn't feel as though there was anything I missed that an inspector would've caught. I'll likely come a bit more prepared to this one with a checklist of my own, but as Marko mentioned in another post, most of the important things are covered by the new home warranty anyway.
 


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#2072 Mary_s

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 09:09 AM

A notice has been sent out to buyers on the second floor of the South build with details on how to book a walkthrough of their unit - mine is scheduled for this Friday. The notice also says that they'll be seeking the occupancy inspection towards the end of this month.

 

 

I'm only planning to bring my realtor with me. I had a pretty bad experience with the quality (or lack thereof) of the finishing in my last new-build condo, but I didn't feel as though there was anything I missed that an inspector would've caught. I'll likely come a bit more prepared to this one with a checklist of my own, but as Marko mentioned in another post, most of the important things are covered by the new home warranty anyway.

Thank you for your replay, Could you please share your checklist here, also please let us know if you see any specific issue during your inspection date because if your unit is on the second floor, your inspection date is sooner than our as we are on the 4th floor.
 
This is our first time that we buy a new condo so I want to make sure we haven't missed anything.

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#2073 scotto203

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 12:23 PM

 

Thank you for your replay, Could you please share your checklist here, also please let us know if you see any specific issue during your inspection date because if your unit is on the second floor, your inspection date is sooner than our as we are on the 4th floor.
 
This is our first time that we buy a new condo so I want to make sure we haven't missed anything.

 

I was planning on using this one, or something similar if I can find one specific to condos:

 

https://johnmacdonal...gh-package1.pdf


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#2074 Mary_s

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 12:44 PM

I was planning on using this one, or something similar if I can find one specific to condos:

 

https://johnmacdonal...gh-package1.pdf

Thank you so much


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#2075 Jenny

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 07:47 AM

Mary_s, have you already been given an inspection date for your place on the 4th? We are on the 3rd and I have literally no concept anymore of when we should be expecting to move. I’m sure someone has posted this before but what would be a place I could get in touch with someone who might have more details? Developer etc.. thanks!!

#2076 Mary_s

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 09:16 AM

Mary_s, have you already been given an inspection date for your place on the 4th? We are on the 3rd and I have literally no concept anymore of when we should be expecting to move. I’m sure someone has posted this before but what would be a place I could get in touch with someone who might have more details? Developer etc.. thanks!!

Jenny, Actually, we are on the same page! I have no clue regarding the inspection date and occupancy permit.
 
But scotto203 mentioned that A notice has been sent out to buyers on the second floor of the South building with details on how to book a walkthrough of their unit and they'll be seeking the occupancy inspection towards the end of this month.
 
  regarding who you could get in touch with, every time I try to contact them they always refer me to Anna who is an interior designer of the building.


#2077 anonymous456

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 12:23 PM

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Paint update!  Unsure if this is for the walls or ceilings (which I believe are different) - found on one of the jugs in the south building elevator today

 

 



#2078 laconic

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 01:12 PM

Lo sheen is often used on walls. In Promontory, the walls are low sheen but the ceilings are flat.

The same paint color is used for walls and ceilings but the sheen is enough to make a visible difference if you try to interchange them. The paint vendors have their own reference for competitive products but sometimes the sheen is a bit off. To be absolutely certain you might want to stick with the same vendor.
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#2079 Moxuz

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 03:55 PM

I wonder if different themes in each unit have a different white

#2080 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 07 April 2021 - 04:38 PM

ya.  OK.

 

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hold my paintbrush while i mix all these 5 gallon pails into this 30 gallon bucket.

 

 


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