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how can I find diy green roof supplies in the Vancouver area?

Would like to put a green roof on our existing garage, its approx 70 years old. Where can we get materials to b iuld like to do it ourselves?

Posted by Rachel Riding April 13, 2020, 12:15 p.m. Roof coverings 0 Responses

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...DIY project. And if you did test the air already, how high was the reading? Is it finished living space? Is the garage on the same level of the basement or is i...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

What are the ingredient for making a dyi Water battery?

...DIY route, here is out page on the latest in home battery technology . Let us know how it goes!

Posted by louis-jacques Wens Dec. 10, 2020, 8:32 a.m. Electricity 1 Responses

Where can I find supplies for a green roof?

...DIY? Thanks :) nadia In Principle, building a green roof can be as easy as it looks in our Green Roof DIY installation video , assuming you have some constr...

Posted by Nadia Naderi Oct. 8, 2020, 6:38 p.m. Roof coverings 1 Responses

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

...DIY tips, please do share it with me so that, I can do it on myself. Before calling a plumber there are few easy things I would suggest you try first. These are...

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

What is the best insulation for a small energy neutral home project? on a small budget. Thanks! A bottom temperature of 0°F (or about -18°C) is hardly balmy, and it is important to build homes for their specific climate . W...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

Is spray foam a good way to insulate a house from the exterior?

...DIY so I have no idea if they are well sealed to the interior drywall. After research on this site and others, it seems that spray foam is the best way to go,...

Posted by Simon Levitt Dec. 21, 2020, 2:14 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How can I find a natural pool designer?

...DIY guide On that page is a free DIY guide on how to build a natural pond , but if it is not something you want to undertake yourself then I would do a web se...

Posted by James Ford-Hutchinson Aug. 14, 2020, 10:38 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 2 Responses

Do you install natural pools?

...DIY Guide to building a natural swimming pool , hopefully that will help! Otherwise I would recommend searching ‘natural swimming pool installer’ along with the...

Posted by Eric Wilson April 24, 2020, 10:42 a.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

Do natural swimming pools need retaining walls?

...DIY Natural swimming pond building guide , and it will likely answer all your questions, but – are you asking how to prevent it from caving in after you’ve dug ...

Posted by Michael Applegate Sept. 21, 2020, 12:17 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

Where can I find Natural Interior Paint?

...DIY Natural Earth Pigment Paint, Making it at Home is Easy I hope that helps, there are also paint recipes for Milk Paint on this page here about choosing saf...

Posted by Ramana Murty April 2, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Paints, finishes and natural coatings 1 Responses

Can I use an old patio door thermal pane as the cover for a solar air heater?

...DIY solar air heater that sounds like it would work fine. It may help you even more than a single pane of glass as a thermal pane will keep even more heat insid...

Posted by Fred Miller May 20, 2019, 11:44 a.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

...DIY job are pretty basic. All the materials needed for small plumbing jobs and minor repairs can be found at most building supply stores, including rental of ...

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

What should I be looking for in a heat recovery ventilator?

...DIY ventilation job or one done by an overly-confident but inexperienced general contractor will lead to either pressurization or depressurization of the home, ...

Posted by Adam Y. Dec. 11, 2017, 1:07 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

How do you make new wood look old?

...DIY video

Posted by Claire Dec. 11, 2017, 3:38 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

What is the best material for flooring?

...DIY cork flooring installation video here) , and the other we did polished concrete slab on grade with Marmoleum flooring upstairs. Some people find concrete ...

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

How do you do Radon mitigation when with insulating and ventilating a crawlspace?

...DIY'er with no experience in these matters.

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 17, 2021, 3:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 0 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...DIY Cork Flooring - Pros, Cons & Green Installation Guide for LEED & Passive House How to Choose Eco-Friendly healthy, durable & Beautiful Floors Ch...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses