Dense packed / Discussions

When using larsen trussees, what is the maximum spacing between TJIs

...dense packed? Larsen trusses with cellulose insulation on the exterior of walls is an excellent way to insulate an older home or a brand new home, and even me...

Posted by Steve Outlet March 6, 2020, 12:39 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you do a vapor barrier in a dense pack cellulose wall?

...dense packed cellulose walls you show an exterior wall with 10" plate & sill and two rows of 2x4 studs. This looks fantastic, but the idea of vapour-permeable m...

Posted by Ian MacKay July 26, 2018, 2:48 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 4 Responses

Can I add Larsen Trusses and cellulose to 1920s House in Minneapolis?

...dense packed cellulose. The guides I've see in Fine HomeBuiding magazine suuggest the best route is apply poly barrier on the outside as the R 40 gain from the ...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

how do I get a free quote for the EcoHabitat S 1600 for Ontario?

in southern ontario If you go onto pages of any individual models of prefab kit houses for sale and in your case the S1600 , you will see a tab to request a qu...

Posted by sheila miller July 10, 2020, 10:12 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

For home renovation, is it better to install insulation on the inside or outside?

...dense packed cellulose, you could also add rigid foam panels, Rockwool panels etc, there are many methods. You need to ensure that whatever method you chose is ...

Posted by Neil Richardson Jan. 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What's the best lumber for framing a house?

I'm planning on building an addition in spring on our cabin near Markleeville CA. Our local yard is proposing some rough sawn 6x2's as they reckon they're good...

Posted by Natalie Pierce Nov. 21, 2019, 8:26 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best material to use for wall and roof insulation?

...dense packed cellulose . Very important along with which insulation you choose is proper installation to make sure it lasts. To that end, I would recommend re...

Posted by Babak K July 12, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cathedral ceiling?

...dense packed cellulose insulation by ensuring that the dew point is never attained within the cellulose. That said, continuous is just that, and roof rafters te...

Posted by Raoul Lions Oct. 19, 2019, 8:07 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Hello EcoHome I was wondering, do you offer your home kits to Massachusetts?

I am interested in passive/net zero home (prefab/modular). You can see all of our LEED and Passive House ready kit houses on this page here , and yes, they are...

Posted by Kimberly Luce July 23, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Architecture and plan design 2 Responses

What is the right amount of insulation for a house?

...dense packed cellulose in Larsen trusses exactly like you are considering, here's a link - How to Build Double-Stud Larsen Truss Walls on a Passive House Be...

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

What is the best way to insulate exterior of older home?

...dense packed cellulose insulation in empty wall cavities is a possibility, this involves drilling holes and filling it, so you could do that as well and only ne...

Posted by Geoff Kavanagh June 30, 2020, 4:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...dense packed cellulose which we recently used when building our recent demo house on a Legalett slab. Prefab hit houses may be something worth looking into , th...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Looking to build a small home as eco as possible, where do we start?

...dense-packed cellulose walls . As a rule, at the very start of designing a home, you would need to first set your priorities - something has to be flexible; e...

Posted by Jenn Bisson July 12, 2019, 12:12 p.m. Planning and Design 2 Responses

Can you elevate a slab on grade foundation?

...Dense-packed cellulose as the wall assembly .

Posted by Raoul Lions July 27, 2019, 2:47 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

I want to insulate the outside of my house, which type of insulation do you think is best?

...dense packed cellulose insulation , or even consider the latest kid on the block, natural based hemp insulation products . What is really important is that yo...

Posted by J. Ferguson Nov. 15, 2017, 10:34 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 7 Responses