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Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...in regards to permitting, because they provide stamped engineering documents as well as installation directions. Having that in-hand may help you jump through h...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

How do you install radiant floor heating in an old building?

...ing plumbing...how do I put in a slab...without moving the camp ?? I've been thinking of cutting the floor out to pour......if you have any thoughts other tha...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Can you install electric wire in floor heat cables and cork flooring?

...floor at and the type of flooring . A well-insulated house won’t need to run a floor as hot as a poorly-insulated house, this can affect how the flooring reacts...

Posted by C Whitby Aug. 7, 2020, 6:43 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

We want to build a solarium in Ontario, what do you think of heating it with a radiant floor and wood stove?

...inter comfort, but please go into this with eyes wide open knowing that building an 800-1000 square foot glass box in a Canadian winter if going to need an awfu...

Posted by Deanna Zavattin-Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

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

...ing to install a floor covering ? A lot of variables will start to come into play, I’ll explain– A polished concrete floor is the cheapest, most durable floor...

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

In the winter should you heat a low/dirt floor crawl space with a furnace vent?

...ing a dirt floor crawlspace without taking any steps towards insulating the crawlspace and creating an air seal is going to cost dearly, so there are a few thin...

Posted by janis hobson Dec. 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do I get rid of moisture with cement floor crawl space that has a vapour barrier?

...in the foundation and floor joists are fine but I noticed that barrier is extremely wet. Running a dehumidifier has helped alot but still have moisture. Is ther...

Posted by Cindy Chatham 04 chatham Aug. 25, 2020, 4:47 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...in particular because it has its own ‘built-in’ overheating protection. As for directing solar-heated water to your garage in the winter when you aren’t using...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

What is the best approach to insulate the floor in a tiny home, built on a trailer?

...inning. What about hempcrete? Hi Kiai, thanks for weighing in. But I would not put hempcrete in the floor of a tiny house. It has its place in the green buildin...

Posted by Dustin Hartwig May 28, 2020, 4:31 p.m. Tiny house 3 Responses

How do you polish a concrete slab to be a finished interior concrete floor?

...in-floor radiant heating. The slab is the bottom floor of our home, which will be garage and apartment. We are interested in finishing the apartment floor to be...

Posted by Betsy Lund May 20, 2020, 2:13 a.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...floor pipes providing radiant heating. The floor heating is the only space heating we have. I would like to replace this natural gas system with a heat pump s...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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

...floor heating systems – A comeback for radiant floors heated with air tubes Installing an electric wire radiant floor is something we have not yet done in a...

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

Is it ok to add insulation between joists in a crawl space?

...inters. The walls of the crawlspace are insulated and the dirt floor is sealed with a vapor barrior, but my indoor floors felt cold this last winter, making my ...

Posted by Cheryl Bottomley May 11, 2020, 3:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

What is the best type of radiant floor heating for a garage?

...installing electric heat sources in Ontario, but it is the most common heat source in Quebec. An Ontario resident installing a radiant floor would probably choo...

Posted by J.F. March 24, 2017, 11:14 a.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

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

...floor, so I must be missing something… I'll be putting latex floor paint over the vapor barrier primer. Since the house I recently moved into has an open stairw...

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

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...insulation. Since we moved in, I know that the addition's floor is very cold in the winter and in the summer we don't really have to use air conditioning becaus...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

Should you allow air flow through a crawl space with a dirt floor?

...ing air sealed and insulated walls is pretty much pointless, that fiberglass is doing very little to retain heat. I imagine the floor is pretty cold in winter...

Posted by Amber Murray Aug. 17, 2020, 10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...ing temperatures on the main floor in the corners of the house. We plan to replace the single pane wood frame windows when updating the outside of our home. Loc...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses