Water / Discussions

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

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 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 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

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 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 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

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. 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

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

Would you recommend Legalett over water radiant floor heat for a backyard studio in Toronto?

...water heater and water or gel radiant floor heating, or the air system that Legalett uses. I am also wondering how much rebar should be in a slab on grade floor...

Posted by Christine Pountney May 2, 2019, 1:22 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 1 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 1 Responses

How do you remove water droplets from under a crawl space vapor barrier?

...water droplets from under my crawl space vapor barrier? Water is acculating on the dirt side of the vapor barrier. If I crawlspace has water droplets forming ...

Posted by Paul Racioppo Feb. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 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

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

The plans on my new house call for my footings to be 18 inches below the level of my basement floor. High water table and the engineer wanted the footings on u...

Posted by Alex Kesheshian June 11, 2020, 11:54 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses

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

...water with a micro boiler or electric (wires). Also, do you think in a chalet this size with a mezzanine (70% of 1st floor) that I will need additional heatin...

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

What does it take to get a water heater air-conditioner and heater mini-split?

...water heat pump water heater? Increased efficiency with an air source heat pump and heat pump water heater working in tandem A heat pump water heater will a...

Posted by Réal Paquin May 28, 2020, 12:44 p.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 1 Responses