Plumbing / Discussions

Can you run plumbing in exterior walls?

...plumbing supply lines be run to this wall assemble and down through the wood framing that is part of the exterior wall? Does this go against the plumbing code...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 22, 2021, 10:28 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 0 Responses

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

...plumbing jobs and minor repairs can be found at most building supply stores, including rental of the tool for crimping joints. Before you set out to do a plumbi...

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

What is the best material for building plumbing?

...plumbing lines. Which material do you say is the best to use for residential plumbing? Copper, PEX, others? You will often see Pex tubing in most new home const...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 3 Responses

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

...plumbing lines. Contractor says no insulation is required for building plumbing lines. Only wall insulation. I know many modern buildings (even in third world c...

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

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

...plumbing under the home, would heating the part of the plumbing area cause any mold or other problems in the winter? No, its quite the contrary. Heating a crawl...

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

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

...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 than de...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

How do you deal with a house under negative pressure?

...plumbing holes under master bath sink. The house is 2499 sq ft 1 story with 2 AC returns. 1 is located outside master bedroom and the other at end of hall on ...

Posted by Connie Taylor April 16, 2020, 1:41 p.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What do you think of insulated T Studs in Canada?

...plumbing is also interesting as they just stab it through the insulation layer. It’s great to break thermal bridges in wall assemblies and improve the overall t...

Posted by Lee Watt June 3, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to finish a basement with exposed pink fiberglass insulation?

...plumbing after all before installing a wood or drywall ceiling? The walls are concrete that my husband painted with a white moisture barrier product that seem b...

Posted by Claudia Fieo Oct. 6, 2020, 10:48 a.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

What are the factors I should consider for choosing between a slab on grade and basement?

...plumbing, electrical, etc in concrete as opposed to putting it under floor. Not to mention running ducting for ERV. Is this a valid concern? What if there is a ...

Posted by Shaun B April 2, 2019, 6:35 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace and install radiant floor heat?

...plumbing needs to be installed in this crawl space. Also we are trying to make it an all season cottage so a fully heated floor would be ideal. What is the best...

Posted by Todd hall June 28, 2020, 8:36 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace? It's in the Haliburton Highlands

...plumbing, 2 radiators, spray foam around perimeter and a dehumidifier with hose exiting to outside. The vents on this side have been sprayed shut with the foam....

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...Plumbing/Ocean Park Plumbing Ask for Dustin 604-670-5937

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

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

...plumbing snake, but that may be a step beyond the current assets in your tool box or your comfort level, if so it's probably down to a plumber. Good luck!

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

Should I be considering 66 or 80 gallon heat pump water heater?

I am looking to install an AO smith 50 gallon voltex hybrid electric water heater to heat domestic and pex infloor heat in my home. I have 3200 square feet on ...

Posted by Greg Anderson Dec. 19, 2018, 5:44 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

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

I am building a tiny house on wheels and I am wondering who do I call to install the double pipe grey water recycling system that you referred to in your artic...

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

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

I have read that heating a product will cause it to release any VOCs, do you have a preferred product for hot water pipe insulation that won’t off-gas into hom...

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

How do you remove water droplets from under a crawl space vapor barrier?

...plumbing pipes. And if by chance you live in an area with high radon gas you might want to get it checked, you're a very quick fix to having a rudemendatry ra...

Posted by Paul Racioppo Feb. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses