Bathroom / Discussions

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...bathroom, spots about 1 cm in diameter each). I would like to know which non-toxic product I can use to remove them. There is no fan in the bathroom and no wind...

Posted by Sara Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

What is the best material for flooring?

What do you recommend to use for flooring? Real wood, engineered wood, any particular brand? Also for kitchen and bathroom floor, what do you recommend to use ...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 2:09 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

How do I stop a leak from my attic?

...bathroom vent, and wiring, insulate the bathroom vent. Any thoughts? Frost buildup in an attic is a result of moisture that can’t escape, and that is caused b...

Posted by Markus Duess Feb. 11, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Is Condensation on Windows a bad sign?

Since the recent cold snap our double glazed windows are running with water, every morning it's all over the window sills, running down the wall - in the bathr...

Posted by Greg Olmstead Dec. 12, 2019, 6:21 a.m. Walls and Roofs 1 Responses

Should I replace my skylights with solar tubes?

...bathroom. The bathroom one is definitely dripping with consensation post-shower, and the stairwell one is also showing condensation damage with paint bubbling u...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Nov. 30, 2018, 9:32 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Should an HRV to ERV be the primary exhaust for bathrooms?

...bathroom. However, even as a bathroom exhaust fan is didnt work well leaving smells linger and now our ceiling paint is peeling for the second time, after havin...

Posted by Doris Friesen Dec. 30, 2020, 1:10 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What is better for a small slab on grade foundation: water (glycol) or electrical radiant heat?

...bathroom? Thanks! Mark. The best radiant floor heat for any particular location depends on a few factors , namely the type of power in your region and the c...

Posted by Mark Dixon July 7, 2020, 2:56 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

...bathroom, what materials should I use? The house has copper pipes but most of what I see happening now are plastic pipes. Are they safe or more prone to leaks? ...

Posted by H Davis Nov. 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses

Can you run plumbing in exterior walls?

I am looking to finish a bathroom in my basement and would like to know if plumbing supply lines must always be run through interior partition walls or can the...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 22, 2021, 10:28 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

How do you install grey water recycling in a tiny house?

...bathroom.....do you have any suggestions of what we can do to treat the black water from the kitchen sink. Thank You for all the great information on your websi...

Posted by Grace Schock June 21, 2018, 3:23 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What is your recommendation for an air source heat pump?

...bathroom exhaust fans and 1 kitchen exhaust fan. No a/c yet, and I would like to invest in an air to air heat pump. What do you recomend? I live in Hillside bea...

Posted by Martin Dandeneau July 9, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

Lunos HRV - where can I buy them and get advice?

...bathroom. I underestand there is a limit as to how close units can be to eave overhangs. Is the a consultant who could advise me in the Burlington Vt. area? Duc...

Posted by martin tierney Nov. 16, 2019, 4:57 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Wood Burning Stove - Do We Need A Cold Air Vent to Safely Operate?

...bathroom vents. During below freezing weather, our home collects much condensation on the inside widows. We assume this means our home is pretty air tight, al...

Posted by Regina Vigil Feb. 15, 2021, 3:11 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses

How do we find a designer for our new build?

...Bathroom – sink, toilet, standup shower (36x42 or 36x48) minimum MudRoom – 6x15 would be a nice size to accommodate boot and mitten drying, ski rack, and a 2x8 ...

Posted by Tim Blais Feb. 15, 2021, 8:40 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

Should I install two small electric hot water heaters - ones or big one?

...bathrooms, and laundry on one side of the house in 2 levels, and the kitchen and one full bath at the opposite end of the house on one level. The water heaters ...

Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 2 Responses

Do you have a diagram showing effect of winds on the pressure inside the house?

...bathroom fans, etc. The natural stack effect of warm air rising will create a convection in the house as well as create a positive pressure at the top portion o...

Posted by Bryan Bargen June 8, 2018, 5:20 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

Is there a small ventilation HRV/ERV for a camper van?

...bathroom? In our opinion, they really should incorporate some sort of mechanical ventilation to provide fresh air for occupants if it’s being lived in. There ...

Posted by Ron Timmins June 6, 2020, 8:05 a.m. Tiny house 4 Responses

Where can I find formaldehyde free cabinets that aren't plywood?

...bathroom ? And exactly how sensitive to VOCs are you? To find non-toxic cabinetry materials that aren’t plywood means you will need to use solid wood , and pine...

Posted by Camille Young Dec. 3, 2019, 7:56 p.m. Kitchens 3 Responses