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 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

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

What is the best wall for a house by the sea in New Brunswick?

...installation, etc.) to get the most efficient and durable air/water/vapor barrier. We would like to get expert advice, since this is a crucial part of the hou...

Posted by Nathalie Lacaille Jan. 6, 2021, 9:36 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 0 Responses

Indoor natural pool - sustainable justifiable?

...installation, especially not in an ecovillage. Is this defensible in a sustainable/environmental way when our world is in such a crisis? To take into account,...

Posted by julia appelin July 14, 2021, 10:49 a.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 0 Responses

Is there an update on your demo house solar air heater?

...installation of the adapted Legalett heating system cost effective? Would the added cost of this add on system be more cost effective if same amount of money wa...

Posted by dean c Oct. 24, 2020, 2 p.m. Concept and design 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 since y...

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

What are the foundation options for a prefab house?

...installation, minimal site grading, no curing time, high capacity for foundations, elevated foundation to manage slope, access to utilities and low cost. Cons a...

Posted by Richard Bowie Nov. 20, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Foundations and Basements 2 Responses

Combo structural sheathing, WRB and thin insulation panel in Ontario?

...installation, and my timber-frame with non-standard (or non-existant) stud-spacing, I am also wondering if these panels are meant specifically for new construct...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 14, 2020, 6:06 p.m. Walls and Roofs 3 Responses

Is EPS or XPS better for use in basement rim joists? Should faced or unfaced foam boards be used?

...installation in my basement rim joists, should I be looking for faced or unfaced foam boards to install there--and which surface of the boards (faced or unfaced...

Posted by Thomas Dispenza Sept. 8, 2019, 12:43 a.m. Basements improvements 6 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...installation)? I guess the idea is that this allows it to air dry if any small amount of water enters the basement. Does this create a problem within the new wa...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 13, 2019, 10:25 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

How do you install windows with SIP exterior insulation?

Is it a good idea to add comfort board or similar to outside of SIP, and if so how do u deal with window set back?

Posted by tony wolff March 8, 2021, 4:18 p.m. Walls and Roofs 0 Responses

What is the best way to frame window openings when adding exterior insulation?

...installation for efficiency and durability is a lot about stopping air leaks and preventing water leaks. That means air seals around the exterior of windows and...

Posted by Anwas Qwelten May 30, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Windows and doors 1 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

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

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

...installation, such as cast iron. Modern plumbing drains in residential building (that you will need to install as well) are pretty much always made of plastic, ...

Posted by H Davis Nov. 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

...installation it’s a bit easier to ensure you’ve sealed it properly that with caulking in our experience. As for your moisture concerns, there wouldn’t be a lo...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses