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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

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

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 3 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 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

Can you help trouble shoot my Lunos HRV e2 system in my tiny home?

...DIY installation video So if it's doing something different than that then you should for sure look into it. When it's operating, time it between intervals, y...

Posted by L Dingwall May 24, 2018, 11:06 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

How do you make an airtight house envelope?

...DIY video As for ERVs, installing a high efficiency one is wise, if you’re looking for guidance see our page on choosing the best ERVs and HRVs One last thing...

Posted by Valeriy Kraydman Dec. 1, 2020, 2:52 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 1 Responses

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

...DIY'er with no experience in these matters. A radon reading of 4 pCi/L is not extremely high, but it is the point where the EPA recommends taking steps to reduc...

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

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...DIY threshold using several sheets of Nexcem. Thanks Great to hear Shaun, if it works out well please send us a pic of you would to see how you did it. Is a rai...

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 4 Responses

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

...DIY air exchanger installation video This page will also help a lot, about how to balance indoor air pressure - House air tightness - why balancing air pres...

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

We are looking to build a slab on grade, do we need radiant heat? Cheers, George

Posted by Scott Self Sept. 21, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses