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 1 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

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

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

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 1 Responses

Where can you find a grey water recycling system for our washing machine?

...used water in washing and reuse the same thus save water. Can you suggest any system to install which is economical and takes less space to install. The best ho...

Posted by Sameep Shirodkar June 7, 2020, 10:06 a.m. Greywater Recycling 1 Responses

Does paint work instead of a poly vapour barrier?

...used . Were getting pros and cons for either way . Looking for guidence when coming to explain referrng to resale. Thx for any help that could ease our minds ab...

Posted by Bill Fletcher May 6, 2020, 1:46 p.m. 1 Responses

Can you install electric wire in floor heat cables and cork flooring?

...used on the Edelweiss house. Do you see any issues with using it with the electrical heating cables as compared to the method of in floor heat that you used? No...

Posted by C Whitby Aug. 7, 2020, 6:43 p.m. Flooring and stairs 1 Responses

Can you mount heavy objects to a Passive House Larsen truss wall?

...used closed web I-joist( made from 2x3 and osb). Can I mount to this without worry? Thanks Whether or not Larsen trusses are strong enough on their own to carry...

Posted by Jay Stevenson July 3, 2020, 2:42 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Which is the best way of sun heating an indoor public swimming pool?

...used for heating the pool and for the other water uses (shower etc.). I am looking for a different way of efficient heating the water using the sun. Please give...

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

How do you prevent walls from rotting in humid climates?

...used plastic Vapour barrier have had mould show up in less than 2 years on his north wall. How can we avoid getting mould? If your neighbour had their walls rot...

Posted by Rose Alderson Nov. 5, 2018, 4:34 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to do a basement renovation?

...used pink fibreglass insulation with vapour barrier break under the bottom plate and over the insulation on the interior warm side and then drywall over top, th...

Posted by BIG FOOT Nov. 18, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses