Used / Discussions

Has anyone used Lunos Ductless HRVs in Alberta and passed inspection?

...used lunos and passed inspection. We don't know of anyone that has used them in Alberta unfortunately. Whether or not they get approved seems to be hit and miss...

Posted by Michelle Dimaano Nov. 4, 2019, 12:41 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

Do you buy used building materials if they are in good condition?

...used building materials, even if you only get a few bucks for them it's better than sending them to a landfill. Check out the page below, it has a list of a few...

Posted by Cheryl Nicholson Sept. 5, 2018, 7:03 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Could a ductless heat recovery ventilator be used for radon mitigation?

I have a 950 sq ft home, 65 years-old, in Arizona. Block construction, on cement slab, wood roof now insulated with 3" of foam. I have measure the radon with A...

Posted by Jim B Feb. 20, 2021, 4:40 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

How do I sell my construction materials?

...used in construction sites There is a growing market for buying and selling used building materials online, the following page can help you figure out how and w...

Posted by Eshwari Chauke April 20, 2020, 3:04 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 2 Responses

Do you buy leftover lumber?

...used building materials online , the following page can help you figure out how and were you can do that regionally - Where to buy and sell used building mate...

Posted by Marty Clinton Sept. 23, 2020, 2:35 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

How to sell an item? I have 2 cans of unused deck paint...

...used building materials, but check this page for tips on how and where you can find local used building materials online and sell your leftover stock. Where t...

Posted by Ashleigh Franklin Dec. 2, 2020, 1:43 p.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

how do I list an item for sale?

...used buildling materials online, see here. The Ecohome network does not currently have a forum of our own for buying and selling used building supplies, but in ...

Posted by Kathryn Andries Nov. 20, 2021, 11:01 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

Where can I sell windows- Brand New, unopened?

...used materials, but if you're looking to buy or sell un-used building materials online or materials reclaimed from home renovations and demolitions, this page w...

Posted by Michael Parnell Sept. 9, 2020, 9:52 a.m. Recycled and Reclaimed Materials 1 Responses

How can I insulate an interior back wall that is NOW an exterior back wall?

I had an interior porch torn down and had an exterior porch built. Now the back wall to the building is letting in cold air. I need to insulate the building. W...

Posted by Sabrina Ross Sept. 21, 2020, 10:55 a.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Heco topix screws - which type should be used for attaching insulation outside a house?

...used? Is it necessary to have the double thread design of ThermInsulation screws when insulating with EPA? What is your batten material? If rigid enough to rece...

Posted by Mike Taylor April 7, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Materials and resources 2 Responses

What kind of non-toxic exterior sheathing can be used in place of plywood?

Standard exterior plywood sheathing (on top of ext stud wall, underneath finish ext siding) has formaldyde, glues all of which are toxic. What can I use that w...

Posted by pier charter June 4, 2020, 1:12 p.m. Wood and organic materials 1 Responses

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

My home in south-central Pennsylavnia was built in 2001. The unfinished basement (walls and floor) surfaces are formed of poured concrete. One side of the base...

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

Can south facing windows and glass doors, double glazed, be used to collect passive solar heat?

Hi, We live in a renovated barn, big, light and airy with lots of south facing glass. We are looking for ways to use passive solar energy in some way, either a...

Posted by Sue Whall June 5, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Passive solar home design 2 Responses

Questions regarding Gabion wall basket?

...used? How many tons of rock would be used in a Gabion basket sized 19.7 x 1.6 x 3.3? The following guide page answers a lot of questions about gabion walls – ...

Posted by Jan Simms Sept. 16, 2021, 10:10 a.m. Landscaping 1 Responses

How to improve the water quality in my old Mobile home?

...used frequently it's fine. But the hot water isn't used much and it's horrible. If you have sulfur in your well water you can remove it by aeration . Drinking w...

Posted by Ann Meacham Nov. 26, 2020, 7:17 p.m. Drinking water and treatment 1 Responses

Can I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?

...used? For example, is the ASHP being used to heat the fluid in the radiant flooring? If not, what system was used for that? Also, what system was used for domes...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 3 Responses

What is the best material to build kitchen cabinets with?

...used for the box construction, but what about the face of the cabinets and door styles? Painted & Stained? We always lean towards sustainable, healthy and durab...

Posted by Rebecca Lisle Naugher Sept. 19, 2021, 2:28 p.m. Kitchens 5 Responses

Can foam boards cause a chemical reaction?

Recently I was old SM foam may have a chemical reaction to other plastic products when used to insulate underground. Have you heard anything about that? Rigid ...

Posted by Joel Clipsham Sept. 30, 2021, 7:17 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses