Water / Discussions

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

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

...water uses (shower etc.). I am looking for a different way of efficient heating the water using the sun. Please give me information about this. Thank you in adv...

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

Is the ZIP sheathing system good or bad for water control?

...water management is that we have questions about its permeability as part of a complete system depending on how and where you use it. so, can you tell us - what...

Posted by Trevor Prinz Nov. 26, 2019, 4:03 p.m. Walls and Roofs 5 Responses

Is it common to insulate the Plumbing lines for modern buildings?

...water go down the drain and adding unwanted heat to a house in warmer months while they wait for hot water to arrive. And the speed at which the water cools can...

Posted by Babak K July 17, 2020, 1:49 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 2 Responses

Can I use a solar thermal water heater to heat my pool in the summer and the floor of the garage that I am going to build?

...water heater with a coil of black PVC Pipe. That is a rather simple matter of having a coil of tube facing south to pump water through and then return to your...

Posted by Bill Loucks Oct. 5, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

What is the best way to do Stucco/E.I.F.S exterior window wraps?

...water infiltration and damage if there wasn’t a strategy in place to avoid standing water and repel driving rain. Here is our page on window installation with s...

Posted by Pat Estes July 17, 2020, 11:50 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

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

...water be heading back there. Meaning, as conscientious people, I assume you will not be wasteful with your water, and that you will likely purchase water effici...

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

How would I detail the connection between the wall and floating slab?

...water damage at the base of the wall. Due to the wall being so close to grade, I worry about water pooling inside the sill of the wall. What is the proper way t...

Posted by Brendon Fraser July 17, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Slab on Grade 2 Responses

We have water butt's to collect water. How could we get them to water tank so c

...water. We collect water in water butts but were trying to get a pump to pump the water from the butts into a water tank in roof space. Thank you Hi Denise, we d...

Posted by Denise Humphries June 8, 2020, 3:45 a.m. Rainwater harvesting 3 Responses

How do you seal windows from the exterior for water and air but not create a vapor seal?

I am following your technique to seal the windows from inside that is to use Rockwool to insulate the gap and tape for water, air and vapor barrier. I am conce...

Posted by Piyush Prince Nov. 7, 2018, 12:10 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How can we clear up green pool water after adding bog plants and lillies?

Our natural pool turned green after adding bog plants It was clear prior to their installation. We have this page on our site about How to Install Natural Swim...

Posted by Mercedes McCloughan June 15, 2020, 1:28 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

Do you have any tips to unclog a sink with standing water?

...water does not clear from the pipes. Water stands in the sink and, the clog doesn't move. I have done small repair such as changing out the washer and replacing...

Posted by Laura Tom Jan. 7, 2019, 2:06 a.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What is the best material to use on top of plywood for water proofing?

...Water Resistive Barrier on top of Plywood? I have heard mixed reviews on Zip Systems as something production builders use since it's easy to install but don't k...

Posted by Babak K July 27, 2020, 12:22 a.m. Air and vapour barriers 3 Responses

Where can I find salt water batteries?

Im about to put in a solar systerm for my house. I am very interested in the company you spoke about. Thanks! Shelley The arrival of saltwater home solar batte...

Posted by S Conrad June 23, 2020, 9:52 p.m. Renewable energy 3 Responses

How do you add an Air Exchanger to a house with Hot Water Heat?

How could I add an exchanger to a house without existing duct work? Do you mean you have hot water radiant heating in your floor and you are asking if you shou...

Posted by Bob Engelhart June 17, 2020, 10:08 a.m. Ventilation 3 Responses

Can you recommend an HVAC contractor in Vancouver?

...water for hot water uses and the water that flows through floor pipes providing radiant heating. The floor heating is the only space heating we have. I would ...

Posted by Jennifer Smith March 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

What's the best detector & alarm for a back flow valve that has been installed by the utility?

Waste water cannot exit when valve is closed giving a risk of sewage from inside overflowing in basement. Sewer line (Naturally) is below grade and not readily...

Posted by Tom Poe March 27, 2020, 6:38 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How does a Passive House handle floods?

How would a “passive” or airtight house fare in a flood incident, either from inside (burst water tank) or from outside (like New Brunswick’s spring floods)? ...

Posted by Wendy Tsao May 7, 2018, 12:46 p.m. Foundations and Basements 1 Responses