Bathroom / Discussions

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

What is the best choice for me, HRV or ERV?

...bathroom fan. We get this question a lot, here is a page that will help you choose - How to choose between an HRV and ERV And we're happy to help a bit mo...

Posted by John Oakes Jan. 10, 2020, 11:04 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Do you have any tips to unclog a sink with standing water?

...bathroom as well. It's something you let sit over night, so read the directions carefully before starting. 6) If none of those work, you may need to start dis...

Posted by Laura Tom Jan. 7, 2019, 2:06 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...bathroom fan and stove hood) Does your stove hood vent directly outside or does it filter air and blow it straight back at you? I don’t see how your heat pu...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 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

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...bathroom at the back. I don’t want to steer you away from energy modelling, but at a cursory glance here are some thoughts – Your slab insulation sounds pre...

Posted by Ryan Gerbrandt Feb. 11, 2019, 9:57 a.m. Passive solar home design 4 Responses

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

...bathroom fan when showering as well as stove hoods when you cook, and keep lids on pots as well, that will probably help too. For the moment though, you’d be wi...

Posted by Kevin Newman April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...bathroom vent, etc) all serve to relieve some of that pressure. Stripping the house from the outside will also give me a good look at what the last 30 years of ...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...bathroom fan or stove hood operating, it may fill your home with smoke. At the best of times, you will be feeding the fire with heated indoor air which will the...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

Can you help me decide between a foundation, slab on grade and crawlspace?

...bathroom modifications in the future. But if you build it properly and anticipate your future needs there really should be no problems. What you are proposing...

Posted by David Davenport Nov. 26, 2018, 12:57 a.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 1 Responses

Does a low radon air reading necessarily = low radon in well water?

...bathroom fan when showering? If there was radon in the water, it might be being successfully removed at the source. And if you have either a lot of air leaks in...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 4, 2020, 1:45 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 5 Responses

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...bathroom fan ever running when you open the door. They depressurize the house and will draw air and smoke from the fire. You could also open a window on the mai...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses