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Do you need an HRV or ERV in a 68 year old home?

I have a 68 year old house with brick exterior walls and plaster interior walls. I'm assuming the insulation is rock wool with paper. My house can get dry in t...

Posted by Gary Szymkowski Nov. 1, 2020, 10:11 a.m. Ventilation 0 Responses

Followup to the question How do you install Larsen Trusses on a home in Minneapolis?

Perhaps my wording should have been, wrap the poly around the sheathing, then nail on the Larsen Trusses. My house like most in built in the early 1900's, has ...

Posted by Ken Traefald Feb. 27, 2020, 1:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do you insulate a 70s home with 2x4 walls that has fiber glass insulation?

...homes . Have a read over that to get some ideas and send us more details if you like and we can help come up with a solution - are you planning to strip it to t...

Posted by Mark Aussenegg Nov. 26, 2018, 6:49 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

Hi, I have a 1955 red all brick bungalow. the interior walls are a very thick plaster board (maybe 1" or more thick). I want to take the walls down to the stud...

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

Is it possible to build a prefab as a guest home next to an already built home?

...home and in the home we love in has a very large amount of space surrounding it. Would it be possible to install a small prefab and what would be the procedures...

Posted by Sadhvi Alam Jan. 17, 2021, 5:48 p.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What is the best way to super insulate the exterior of our 1975 four level split home?

Our idea is to 'double strap' the exterior. First, the siding is in excellent condition and is the masonite type that was fairly common in the that time period...

Posted by Dan LLC Properties Dec. 26, 2020, 4:03 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate exterior walls of a mid-70's Pioneer Log home?

The cottage is located in Thornbury Ont - 20km west of collingwood and is original. It is a 2 story on a slab. The first story is cinder block and the 2nd floo...

Posted by Keith McDevitt Nov. 15, 2020, 12:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

Should I test my home for radon gas?

...home. What do you think? Yes, it's always a good idea to check the radon levels in your home, particularly if you're about to improve the airtightness of the bu...

Posted by Mary Anne S March 5, 2019, 7:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 4 Responses

When I use my stove hood I get smoke odours in my home, is that due to negative pressure and how do I fix it?

...home Depressurizing a home is a greater concern with newly built and very airtight houses, even with ventilation fans than run at lower CFM rates. First check...

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Should you put insulation on the outside of a cinder block wall in a desert?

...home about 3000 sq. the top is about 1700 and the rest in the basement, being a cinderblock home with a 2 foot over hang. I studed my inner wall, I put R13 fibe...

Posted by Michael Apodaca March 9, 2020, 3:10 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Can you recommend consultant for hire to optimize tiny home build?

...home at home! The other problems with the wheels, is that by having a house bounce down a highway it puts a lot of stress on the air barrier as well as joints...

Posted by Felicia Hobert July 20, 2020, 5:39 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a home from the outside?

We live in an old 2x4 wall home that I’m told by the previous owners originally had no insulation, then it had loose fill cellulose insulation added decades ag...

Posted by Sylvie Gagnon Dec. 12, 2017, 11:58 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Where can I find salt water batteries?

...home solar batteries on the market for home power storage was an exciting development, but unfortunately not much came from it from what we've seen. There are a...

Posted by S Conrad June 23, 2020, 9:52 p.m. Renewable energy 3 Responses

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...homeowners - so air isn't moving properly in home. The electric isn't grounded (tech North America's electrical grounding isn't grounded properly anyway (need...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 4 Responses

What are the ingredient for making a dyi Water battery?

...home battery, I assume you have the technical know how to pull that off or you wouldn’t suggest it since this is a little more ambitious than making one of thos...

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

What type of insulation should I put on the exterior of my new home?

...homes – Are better insulated homes worth the money? That wall assembly you mention with 2x6 studs and fiberglass batts would not even meet Ontario Building ...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian April 23, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

For a first time buyer where do you start with renovations?

...home renovations when you first buy a home is not easy. Your question about grants and incentives is tricky to answer since they change by region. Here is what ...

Posted by Joanne Geall Aug. 19, 2020, 3:14 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

Where can I buy hemp insulation for home renovation In Durham Region, Ontario?

...home for Canada or the US , just send us an email at info@ecohome.net with what you need. Let us know the quantity you need (square foot total or quantity of ba...

Posted by Virgil N Jan. 23, 2020, 10:50 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 2 Responses