Size / Discussions

What size of lot is needed for the Eco habitat 1600?

...sizes per lot to make sure you are allowed to build this house there, and you’d need to make sure you respect the setbacks from adjacent property lines. Some of...

Posted by Andrew Wallace July 21, 2020, 9:59 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

Does electricity free pellet stove comes in 23'' or less to fit my wall ?

Is chimney for electricity free pellet stove longer or same as for pellet stove that needs electricity ? Thank you Most wood pellet stoves use electricity ...

Posted by Peter Kutschy April 21, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

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

...size one correctly for your home they will want to know how much power things like your the fridge consumes in operation. Once you’ve determined the general loa...

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

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

...sized to meet the heat load of a building that size. Here is out page that covers that topic, have a read - All about heat pump water heaters But speaking e...

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

What sized does the Hemp Insulation come in?

I would like to know if you have a data sheet on the Hemp Insulation that I could look at. Also is it a semi-rigid board? Can you make it in rolls? Thank you...

Posted by Gary Stapley Feb. 5, 2021, 6:15 p.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

How do you replace windows in a double stud wall house?

...size of the windows by the builder? If we install triple pane windows, do I still need to install double windows for each opening to retain the envelope? I am l...

Posted by Sasha June 25, 2018, 10:25 p.m. Windows and doors 3 Responses

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

...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? Thanks....

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

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

...size the HRV or ERV? Which brands do you have experience of/ would you recommend (bearing in mind efficiency and power consumption)? To be clear, we aren't buil...

Posted by Michael Duncan Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Which is the best way of solar heating an indoor public swimming pool to save operating costs?

...size is 50m x 25m and every month approximately 3500 swimmers use it from 07:30 to 22:00 daily. For now only oil is used for heating the pool and for the other ...

Posted by Ιωάννης Σταυρόπουλος March 29, 2020, 12:50 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

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

...size of the septic systems since most of gray water will be redirected away from the septic system? We are looking at the 3 valve option (toilet flushing, laund...

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

What is better for a small slab on grade foundation: water (glycol) or electrical radiant heat?

...size with a mezzanine (70% of 1st floor) that I will need additional heating in the mezzanine bedrooms and small bathroom? Thanks! Mark. The best radiant fl...

Posted by Mark Dixon July 7, 2020, 2:56 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 3 Responses

Are there auto balancing ERV/HRV system?

...size the system. My greatest concern is how the ERV functions at keeping the stack pressure in balance on a continual basis with factors like doors/windows op...

Posted by Aldoogie Feb. 15, 2021, 3:56 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

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

...size regular casement windows, but the bottom of those windows is nearly at-grade. That wall is still full-height poured concrete. The rest of the basement is b...

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

How do we find a designer for our new build?

...size to accommodate boot and mitten drying, ski rack, and a 2x8 wardrobe w/ 5 units. Concrete Pour Over for main floor, as option, if possible (easy maintenance...

Posted by Tim Blais Feb. 15, 2021, 8:40 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

Followup to the question How do you install Larsen Trusses on a home in Minneapolis?

...size do you normally use, 48x96 or smaller? Is it practical for one person, to handle a full sized 2" sheet? My installation would be basically what you did in ...

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

What should I be looking for in a heat recovery ventilator?

...size according to the air volume of the house that will have to be replaced every hour (ventilation capacity), measured in CFMs, or cubic feet per minute Perf...

Posted by Adam Y. Dec. 11, 2017, 1:07 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

What is the process to seal a house using Aero barrier spray?

...size), so no other technique is needed. For anyone reading along, this is the article – Aerobarrier home and attic air-sealing spray When a house is pressur...

Posted by Santiago Pacheco Feb. 13, 2020, 11:06 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

...size, creating an incredibly tight seal in the process. Installation is easy and even faster than conventional PEX done with a crimping tool. See a video of the...

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