Pipe / Discussions

What type and how to install an insulated metal flue pipe ,through a tiled roof?

I am planning to have a free standing fire place installed into my lounge, but need some clarity on the above mentioned question. the building is a brick and m...

Posted by david joseph July 25, 2020, 7:10 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...pipe insulation is also a good practice that prevents moisture condensation on the cold walls of the pipe, which protects nearby building materials from the ris...

Posted by Cooper Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Should you seal all rods and penetrations for a radon barrier?

Is it worthwhile to plug all rod holes with hydrolic cement and also apply a product like Radon seal to provide a water and gas barrier before installing xps f...

Posted by D H Dec. 25, 2020, 9:08 p.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How well does the Legalett air heated floor work when pouring concrete?

...pipe system I was wondering if you have to vibrate the concrete mix to ensure no air pockets? What is the thickness of the pipe- sch40 or more like sdr26? How f...

Posted by Israel Sword March 28, 2020, 6:26 a.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...pipe into the basement floor? 2. Is there a way to know where the drain pipes goes under the floor? This house was build around 2000, unfotenatelly I don't ha...

Posted by Ariel Fridman Jan. 27, 2020, 10:59 a.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

How do you install grey water recycling in a tiny house?

...pipe grey water recycling system that you referred to in your article on grey water recycling. Also, we are installing an incinerating toilet which will deal wi...

Posted by Grace Schock June 21, 2018, 3:23 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What's the best way to seal a crawl space and insulate?

...pipe runs through the space as wel and out through my roof. I was thinking about putting foam board on the block wall and sealing the rim joists. But does the b...

Posted by Steven Johnston Feb. 23, 2021, 12:35 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can you leave a Legalett slab in winter in Canada without the heat on?

...pipe size in the Legalett air radiant system (2" or 4") make a difference? Would it simply be better to go hydronic or electrical instead of the air radiant? Th...

Posted by Gamog Cladhaire April 29, 2021, 9:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

How do you do Radon mitigation when with insulating and ventilating a crawlspace?

...pipe with an inline exhaust fan to the outside. I'm waiting for the results of a second radon test. I used canned spray foam and steel wool in gaps in the fou...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 17, 2021, 3:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

Where do I start if I want to build a hobbit hole?

...pipe dream or a marginally good idea, and if it's the latter, any suggestions on where I would start with something like this? I'm good at carrying heavy things...

Posted by Jasmine Myers Nov. 30, 2021, 9:17 p.m. Architecture and plan design 4 Responses

How should I install XPS insulation in a basement?

...pipe in it, along with a branch electrical service line. These features make it difficult to completely seal the rim joist from internal moisture. If I can run ...

Posted by Ken Hunold Dec. 27, 2020, 7:22 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Do you have any tips to unclog a sink with standing water?

My kitchen wastes always blocked the sinks filter and, for this reason, water does not clear from the pipes. Water stands in the sink and, the clog doesn't mov...

Posted by Laura Tom Jan. 7, 2019, 2:06 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Is it common to insulate the Plumbing lines for modern buildings?

...pipes so it's quiet, as well as for heat insulation of hot water lines. What do you think? Isn't common to insulate plumbing lines throughout the home? Insulati...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:49 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 2 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...pipe, so when any discharge is detected it automatically inflates the balloon to block the pipe, then pings your phone to tell you about it. Then you should rea...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you install a ground loop for an HRV?

...pipe below grade (often accompanying footing drains) to feed pre-heated or pre-cooled air into an HRV. They work well to help reduce heating and cooling costs, ...

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

How do you fix ice dams and crawl space insulation in historic homes?

...pipes which froze during same storm. Is it wise to insulate the wood skirting around the house to prevent a repeat situation? You’ve got two separate questions ...

Posted by Faith K Feb. 26, 2021, 1:43 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Should I bother testing for radon in a gutted and uninsulated house?

...pipe enough for a 1500 sq ft footprint or should multiple pipes be laid out like an octopus ranging out from multiple points in the floor to one larger pipe tha...

Posted by Luba Sharapan March 27, 2021, 12:04 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 3 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?

...Pipe. That is a rather simple matter of having a coil of tube facing south to pump water through and then return to your pool. How ‘easy’ this is depends on y...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses