Installation / Discussions

How can we clear up green pool water after adding bog plants and lillies?

...installation. We have this page on our site about How to Install Natural Swimming Pools and Ponds, but we don't do installs oursleves unfortunately, so we don't...

Posted by Mercedes McCloughan June 15, 2020, 1:28 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

What is the best way to do Stucco/E.I.F.S exterior window wraps?

...installation? Installing a window properly to avoid air and water leaks is left up to the installer, there is no certification that we know of. There are differ...

Posted by Pat Estes July 17, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Where can I find hempwool and hemp Hurd/binder?

...installation company in Boulder, Colorado. I would like to have a consistent source of these products if possible. Are you the people? thanks for your time! ...

Posted by eamonn mcnaughton Aug. 17, 2020, 9:08 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

Where can you find a grey water recycling system for our washing machine?

...installation and intigration will help us to recycle used water in washing and reuse the same thus save water. Can you suggest any system to install which is ec...

Posted by Sameep Shirodkar June 7, 2020, 10:06 a.m. Greywater Recycling 1 Responses

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

...installation would be basically what you did in your video. Thanks Ken Hi Ken, I've posted a response on your orginial question about Larsen trusses...

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

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

...installation on this page - Lunos ductless HRV DIY installation video So if it's doing something different than that then you should for sure look into it. ...

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

Where can I find supplies for a green roof?

...installation video , assuming you have some construction skills and your roof isn’t too complicated. Our green roof was a single a 2/12 pitch, so it is as easy ...

Posted by Nadia Naderi Oct. 8, 2020, 6:38 p.m. Roof coverings 1 Responses

In Ottawa, are geothermal heat pumps efficient?

...installation cost will offer a reasonable return on investment for homeowners is really determined by the heat load of the house and existing bills. The times i...

Posted by John Ioannou July 20, 2020, 12:19 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

Air source heat pumps: Which brand has the best performance?

...installation video that may help you choose – How heat pumps work in LEED or Passive House high-efficiency zero net energy homes - video In our 2015 demo ho...

Posted by Mike Brigham Jan. 22, 2020, 9:25 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

What is the best way to do wall construction using Charred Cedar Siding?

...installation is preventing air flow and having a proper drainage plane where any moisture that does make it in can safely be drained out. Depending on the sty...

Posted by Dobie Cheung June 6, 2020, 10:44 p.m. Exterior cladding 1 Responses

How do you know when its time to replace windows?

...installation as you avoid having to remove and replace the trim inside and out, as well as the entire frame. People often get talked into replacing old window...

Posted by Ted Dec. 11, 2017, 12:50 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...Installation Guide for LEED & Passive House How to Choose Eco-Friendly healthy, durable & Beautiful Floors Choosing non-toxic paint How to ens...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

Is a vapor barrier necessary under a concrete slab with foam insulation and if so, where does go?

...installation, if you can, lay the barrier down BETWEEN layers of foam, that way you walk on it once and then cover it. The only issue with that is that you need...

Posted by Grady 22 Aug. 17, 2019, 12:19 p.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Improving the efficiency of a home built in 1978 during renovations, do I need an HRV?

...installation video .

Posted by joe cruikshank Feb. 8, 2020, 12:08 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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

...installation video here ) we used a non-toxic adhesive for the tiles. Given that our Edelweiss House is extremely well-insulated and is also heated with an air ...

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

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

...installation. Be careful not to puncture it, and when you do, be sure to tape it. Try to avoid areas where mebranes are folded over, and when you do have to fol...

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

What are the options for radiant heat with a slab on grade?

...installation, along with design considerations of the house. Warmboard sounds like a system worth considering if you desire radiant floor heat in upper floors...

Posted by August Wehrmann Feb. 3, 2019, 6:52 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 Responses

Do I need to insulate under the footings of a frost protected shallow foundation?

...installation vide o so you can see how quick and easy it goes together. Further to that, there are a few variables at play that need to be considered when des...

Posted by Jon Piana April 15, 2019, 8:45 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses