Water / Discussions

Is there a concrete admixture to prevent water leaks?

Hi We are looking for admixture to prevent water wicking into concrete. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you! To be able to help you solve your problem we wo...

Posted by Frank Liu July 4, 2020, 6:03 p.m. Waterproofing and drainage 2 Responses

Which is best between well water vs rain water harvesting?

...water management , rainwater harvesting and all strategies for water consumption. Water conservation is an urgent global matter , so it isn’t lightly that we ev...

Posted by dean c April 24, 2020, 4:40 p.m. Rainwater harvesting 1 Responses

What is the best solar water heating system?

...water heater (or heat pump water heater for that matter) with your PV panels . That way when there is no requirement for water heating , your system will still ...

Posted by Geri Rhodes July 6, 2018, 3:35 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 2 Responses

Is a grey water recovery system suitable for routing water to irrigation using spray heads?

...water in yard, ideally without having to replace entire watering system. Water would come from laundry and shower. I'm going to say you could, but it depends on...

Posted by Lindsey Hanley April 12, 2021, 7 p.m. Greywater Recycling 1 Responses

Does Hydroloop filter grey water to the extent it can be aerated?

...water in my residence and pump to existing grey water system.

Posted by Lindsey Hanley April 13, 2021, 9:14 a.m. Greywater Recycling 0 Responses

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

...water pipe s can show a savings of up to 20% on your total water heating costs . There are a few products used for insulating water lines , like a simple foam...

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

What is the best heat pump hot water heater for an all electric house?

...water heater or a water heater tank? What is the best brand for water heater? Highest quality and lowest maintenance. Any tips or recommendations for the best q...

Posted by Babak K Aug. 1, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses

How do you do off grid water and waste management?

...water collections and water and waste management system can you advice what is the best one to go with and an idea of cost in B.C. Canada

Posted by suzanne Gardner-Clark Sept. 9, 2020, 4:47 p.m. Greywater Recycling 0 Responses

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

...water heaters But speaking even just for your domestic hot water needs, I would suggest the bigger one. The thing about a hybrid heat pump water heater is tha...

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?

...water recycling system that you referred to in your article on grey water recycling. Also, we are installing an incinerating toilet which will deal with black w...

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

Where do you install a weeping tile with a high water table?

...water under my footing , can I run a T connected to weeping tiles to get water out ? I think I understand what you are asking, and if so - yes, you can have a T...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian June 11, 2020, 11:54 p.m. Foundations and Basements 3 Responses

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

...water isn't used much and it's horrible. If you have sulfur in your well water you can remove it by aeration . Drinking water with high sulfur isn’t generally c...

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

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

...water treatment system we’ve seen for recycling home waste water for toilets and laundry would be the Hydraloop system . Most greywater recovery systems are pre...

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

Can I incorporate grey water recycling into my existing home?

...water is a great way to make use of waste water, particularly in California in this age of water depletion. Older water recycling systems were rather complicate...

Posted by Milo Moreno April 24, 2021, 11:39 p.m. Greywater Recycling 1 Responses

Does a low radon air reading necessarily = low radon in well water?

...water, but I wouldn't consider it conclusive. Here is our page on radon gas in water that would be a wise starting place – How to remove radon gas from well w...

Posted by Steve Bull Jan. 4, 2020, 1:45 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 5 Responses

How do you fix radon and water infiltration in a dry stone foundation?

...water ingress where the dry stacked stone meets bedrock. The p revious homeowner reported ~12" of standing water during a tropical storm and the sump losing p...

Posted by john flannery July 14, 2020, 4:24 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 5 Responses

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

...water is a heat pump as well, we used an AO Smith air-to-water hybrid heat pump . The water heater sucks in the air from the home (which with the heat pump is g...

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

Should I install two small electric hot water heaters - ones or big one?

...water heater. Here are our pages about home water efficiency , choosing low-flow fixtures and toilets , water-efficient showerheads and heat pump water heater...

Posted by Shaun B June 28, 2019, 2:14 p.m. Hot water 2 Responses