Water / Discussions

Do you have building partners in BC?

...water collection system as our water is not good for consumption. I was looking at the earthship model, however, I was never sold on the heating concept for our...

Posted by Jami Cruz April 13, 2020, 12:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...water in the radiant tubing to help balance the excess heating. My understanding was that the unheated water in the tubing would absorb excess heat from the are...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

Can you combine a natural swimming pool with a rainwater harvesting garden?

...water and water from a small creek running through our property. I can't see why a natural swimming pool and a rainwater harvesting garden / system cannot be co...

Posted by Kitty Bridgens Feb. 7, 2019, 4:23 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

Has anyone insulated under a swimming pool?

18' swimming pool, Northern Wisconsin, I can see Lake Superior from here, north. I would like to put 2" rigid foam boards under 6-7000 gallons of water to keep...

Posted by Randy Parent May 10, 2021, 8:28 p.m. Natural swimming pools and ponds 1 Responses

Can a solar thermal air system be coupled to an HRV for heating incoming fresh air?

...water thermal system in to supply heat for the basement in-floor system and also pre-heat the domestic hot water tank to reduce required electricity consumption...

Posted by Brian Billings March 21, 2019, 2:53 p.m. Solar thermal collectors 1 Responses

demo home with air heated floors and solar air

...water in the slab Edge

Posted by S EDGE Nov. 29, 2021, 12:40 p.m. Heating and cooling 0 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a 1780 brick federal with stone foundation in New York?

...water leaks. Any advice is apreciated. Insulating the outside of the foundation is a much better idea if you can do it. Insulating the interior of a stone found...

Posted by carole roseman Jan. 5, 2020, 2:39 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

What size of lot is needed for the Eco habitat 1600?

...water frontage. I Can get that if I need it.Thanks Your best bet would be to check with the local building authorities to find out any minimum or maximum house ...

Posted by Andrew Wallace July 21, 2020, 9:59 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What is the best insulation Under 2" Cement flat Roof in NYC?

...water leaks? Maybe 2 layers? The base for the roof will be Metal beams. Thanks, Rafael, Brooklyn We would propose you use a rigid board insulation for a flat ...

Posted by Rafael Mor March 29, 2019, 5:19 a.m. Roof assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate a basement and floor joists that are embedded into the concrete?

...water issues and I've opened up the walls where I found some mould to see that the previous owners installed batt insulation directly onto the concrete wall and...

Posted by David Pereira April 28, 2020, 10:34 p.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Where can I find caulking and adhesives without antimicrobial (biocides) chemicals?

...water clean-up and water smoothable caulking that are non-toxic, NO VOC and DO NOT contain any synthetic biocides of any kind. Not all companies I have spoken w...

Posted by Riki Luri Jan. 10, 2020, 9:55 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

How do you rebuild an existing basement?

...water issues. To demolish a house and rebuild on an existing basement foundation can be done as long as the basement is structurally solid, to do that you would...

Posted by Lisa Tuck April 14, 2020, 11:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...water and pluming in the floor with my heating system and can place the massive walls on the system to because of the weight of the 18 inch thick wood. There ...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best heating system for new home build?

...water heat pump for preheating water before it goes to a boiler. As for the concept of heating with electricity - Cape Breton seems to have variable power rat...

Posted by Maureen Thompson Oct. 28, 2021, 11:33 p.m. Heating and cooling 4 Responses

How do you build a house ready for climate change?

...water treatment, composting toilets, passive solar -- etc. Thanks so much for your ideas. Sure glad I found your site - appreciated - Building a house ready to ...

Posted by Mike Joyce May 6, 2021, 8:47 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

What is the best way to renovate a basement after a flood?

...water table is high (12-18 inches below the slab). The cause of the flood was undetermined, but I suspect that a rising water table overwhelmed the 1950's era d...

Posted by Wren Toombs June 18, 2018, 10:52 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Are your prefab kit homes available in Arkansas?

...water and electricity in all six locations can I get a price list please We do have houses that are available near you, on this page you can see ECO home pref...

Posted by A slane June 7, 2021, 9:08 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What is the best exterior Wall and Roof Rigid Insulation for a barn renovation?

...Water screen followed by 2 X 4's for strapping using 10" RSS type screws through to the sheathing and purlins. Facia Board installed prior to insulation being e...

Posted by Ron Busch June 27, 2020, 3:50 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses