Laundry / Discussions

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

...laundry would be the Hydraloop system . Most greywater recovery systems are pretty high maintenance and can be quite complicate to install, this one seems prett...

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

What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?

...laundry room which I’m not planning to demo, I’m unable to continuously insulate using EPS. Company’s directions are for product to be installed continuously ag...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

What is the best septic system if we plan on using the hydraloop

We have purchased a 14 acres parcel of land. We want to build an eco, self sufficient 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms, kitchen sink, dishwasher,laundry sink and washi...

Posted by Genevieve Brunet Sept. 9, 2020, 9:16 p.m. Greywater Recycling 2 Responses

Why do you say building on a slab is more ecological than starting with a basement?

...laundry room, cold storage, etc. The way I see it is to build without basement is to decide to build bigger, meaning more materials, more external walls to heat...

Posted by Geri P Dec. 11, 2017, 11:45 a.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

Should I install two small electric hot water heaters - ones or big one?

...laundry on one side of the house in 2 levels, and the kitchen and one full bath at the opposite end of the house on one level. The water heaters will be electri...

Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 2 Responses

Basement reno - How do I effectively insulate my basement?

...laundry room, mechanical area, and beside stairs. Total basement sqft is approx 800. Livable space: 650sqft. My plan for each surface: Concrete Foundation...

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

What would a saltwater home battery bank be for solar applications?

...laundry machines etc. A home battery installer will know the power storage capacity of a particular battery, and to size one correctly for your home they will w...

Posted by Jordon Morishita June 25, 2020, 11:17 a.m. Renewable energy 1 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

...laundry or mechanical room (See photos below). And air tightness isn’t an issue at all in regards to flooding, after a major basement flood you ...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

What is the best type of home heating system?

...laundry, access to mechanical systems and storage, then I’d consider sticking a few electric radiators down there and pocketing the savings compared installing ...

Posted by Jennifer Doll Jan. 20, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Heating and cooling 3 Responses