Demo house / Discussions

How well does the Legalett air heated floor work when pouring concrete?

...demo house and did a time-lapse install video here - Solar Radiant Heated Floor Kit - Slab on Grade for LEED, Passive, ZNE Legalett monitors the process of ...

Posted by Israel Sword March 28, 2020, 6:26 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

What type of framing is best to reduce CO2 emissions in a single family home?

...demo house, is that it is seated on a solar air heated slab on grade . But the solar panels have not yet been installed, so those energy savings are not include...

Posted by Rachel Rodd Sept. 28, 2020, 3:04 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

What does it take to get a water heater air-conditioner and heater mini-split?

...house. Can we combine our efforts? I think you may be referring to this article here perhaps about the Edelweiss House where we used an air source heat pump as ...

Posted by Réal Paquin May 28, 2020, 12:44 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

Our house was built in the seventies as slab on grade. Apparently they didn't used to put much insulation under the floor because it is freezing cold in the Ve...

Posted by Patrick Berkeley Dec. 31, 2020, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

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

...demo house but we aren't a distributor so I can only help so much.And as for accessing the unit, maybe a small scaffolding? It's hard to say without seeing it! ...

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

How do you attach exterior siding without affecting the air barrier on a passive house?

...demo house build we did put small pieces of FlexxBand tape on the sheathing where future nail holes would go, if that is the source of your concern I would apol...

Posted by Scott Bowker July 16, 2018, 11:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 3 Responses

The thickness of vapor retarding latex paint - Is measurement wet or dry?

...Demo House instead of a 6 mil poly vapor barrier , it was for the walls not the floor. As for thickness, that is what we would call a bit of a concern with usin...

Posted by Kim Boas July 24, 2020, 10:36 a.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...demo house will be a slab on grade with Solar radiant floor heating powered by air tubes heated with air solar panels Installing a hydronic radiant floor syst...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

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

...house I would suggest looking at ductless ERVs as they don’t require a lot of demolition to install compared to the work you’d need to do to install a ducted HR...

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

What is the best heating and cooling system for a slab on grade home?

...Demonstration house that we built in 2015, it is a super-insulated slab floor with radiant heat, and the cooling is all provided by a combination of air source ...

Posted by Matthew Gioia July 7, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...demo house in about 3 weeks (September, 2018), which will have solar-heated air panels feeding air tubes in the slab floor. Solar air heating panels are a lot l...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...demo house. I am an architectural technologist at a commercial firm in Calgary and we only do exterior insulation with a combined air/vapour barrier on the exte...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 5 Responses

Does using T & G wood plank instead of drywall affect where we put the vapor & air barrier?

...Demo House we used vapour barrier paint on the walls but we used poly on the ceiling. As for your building inspector, that could go either way, so if you want t...

Posted by Sue Colbourne Nov. 9, 2019, 6:16 p.m. Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces 3 Responses