Radiant floor / Discussions

Can you add a screen/sun room and deck to a slab on grade?

...radiant heated floor and have an attached unheated screen porch on the same slab, you just need to be sure to insulate between the heated and unheated portions ...

Posted by Pierre Contant July 1, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

Should I build a basement or slab on grade?

...flooring for the first floor for additional cost savings. A couple of questions for ylu Mike if you have time. 1) Do you need radiant floor heating for concre...

Posted by robert baker March 27, 2020, 6:54 p.m. New foundations and slab-on-grade 9 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...floor are performing. I'm keen to use PV solar to heat my radiant floors in an off-grid high thermal mass passive solar house I'm building on California's Men...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

What Should You Look For When Buying a Slab on Grade Home?

I'm considering purchasing a 48 yrs. old (1972) bungalow on slab in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. To date I've only seen the standard real estate photos. I will be...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 6, 2019, 7:29 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

How do you install your own DIY radon mitigation system?

...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 have a plan of the house....

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

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

We're soon building a slab on grade foundation for our new cabin in Montana and I've decided to sit it on a 4" EPS foam insulation so the slab will retain some...

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

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...Radiant Heated Floor Kit - Slab on Grade for LEED, Passive, ZNE Wood Pellet stoves that don't need electricity How to build a solar air heating panel DIY vi...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

How much insulation should I install underneath my concrete slab in my basement?

...radiant heated slab floor and his heating bills were so ridiculously high that he planned to sacrifice his radiant floor, sacrifice some head room and eat the c...

Posted by Scott Antonation Sept. 27, 2019, 1:06 a.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

Can you replace an old slab foundation with an air heated slab?

...floor is not insulated and you want to fix that and perhaps install radiant floor heating, I’d be more inclined to do that on top of the existing floor. That of...

Posted by Mike Molloy Nov. 7, 2019, 8:44 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses

Can you insulate an existing slab on grade floor?

...floor because it is freezing cold in the Vermont winters. I've never measured it but I'm pretty certain the floor is actually below freezing some days by the sl...

Posted by Patrick Berkeley Dec. 31, 2020, 10:14 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...floor have wood floors that I don't intend to change. Stone foundation. Basement floor is a cement pour in the 70s or 80s? Each floor is about 20'x40'. Total of...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses

Can I use an old patio door thermal pane as the cover for a solar air heater?

...floor using air tubes to ward concrete for radiant heat delivery . Since you are building this yourself I assume you have building skills and ingenuity, so I ...

Posted by Fred Miller May 20, 2019, 11:44 a.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

Is this a good way to insulate drafty windows?

...radiant heat loss through a double pane glass, I think the bulk of what is causing you discomfort is the air leaks and that doesn't come through the glass, that...

Posted by Robert Schmidt Feb. 6, 2021, 5:47 p.m. Windows and doors 2 Responses

How well do Legalett slab on grades work?

...floor). 4) Is there any reason you can think of why the County of Prince Edward would have any issues with issuing a permit for, inspecting, and issuing an oc...

Posted by Steve Sykes Aug. 18, 2019, 3:21 p.m. Slab on Grade 1 Responses