Wood stove / Discussions

How do you stop wood stove smoke from entering a home?

...wood stove for winter heat. Just the small amount of smoke from opening the stove door causes throat irritation. The stove itself does not leak. Using an air pu...

Posted by Don Leaver March 24, 2020, 10:49 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 4 Responses

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...woodstoves in airtight homes is if they don’t have a direct air feed from the outdoors to the back of the woodstove. A lot of people omit that one crucial featu...

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

Wood Burning Stove - Do We Need A Cold Air Vent to Safely Operate?

...wood stove properly - Choosing the Best Wood-Burning Stove or Fireplace A wood burner is unable to light without an air supply, and so then smoke will pour ...

Posted by Regina Vigil Feb. 15, 2021, 3:11 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses

We want to build a solarium in Ontario, what do you think of heating it with a radiant floor and wood stove?

...wood stove would for sure improve the winter comfort, but please go into this with eyes wide open knowing that building an 800-1000 square foot glass box in a C...

Posted by Deanna Zavattin-Tortolo Feb. 18, 2020, 10:51 p.m. Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums 1 Responses

Should I use an air source heat pump in a Passive House?

...wood stove. do I need all this or can I do it wish just the heat pump? Or can you advise me on a better system to install? I'm building 2 bungalows about 1350 s...

Posted by Iain cunningham March 27, 2019, 9:31 p.m. Heating and cooling 1 Responses

What is the best wall & insulation combination for Colorado?

...wood burning stove. Thanks in advance! Most of Colorado has semi-arid climate conditions, and your temperatures aren’t that extreme (says the Canadian, eh..) so...

Posted by Jacob Johannessen July 2, 2020, 11:13 a.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

How do insulate the outside of a log home?

...wood stove, backed up by an electric boiler. it's built on a slab with radiant hot water heating. I want to increase the efficiency of the house by insulating t...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

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

...wood stove centrally located in basement. Electric hot water system (NOT a rented utility-owned tank). I am wondering about possibility and feasability to cou...

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

How do we find a designer for our new build?

...Wood burning fireplace Spiral staircase to second floor if necessary for minimal space. (Ladder as other solution, if there is a toilet & sink on second floor) ...

Posted by Tim Blais Feb. 15, 2021, 8:40 p.m. How to Find Qualified Green Building Professionals 1 Responses

What heating system to use in my new detached garage/shop?

...wood stove to heat up the space when working in there. My goal is to use as low electricity as I can because I won't use it everyday and it is detached to the...

Posted by David Perreault Dec. 4, 2020, 10:23 a.m. 0 Responses

Does electricity free pellet stove comes in 23'' or less to fit my wall ?

...stove longer or same as for pellet stove that needs electricity ? Thank you Most wood pellet stoves use electricity to operate , so we assume you are talkin...

Posted by Peter Kutschy April 21, 2020, 3:40 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...wood stove, but they are not the most efficient system, and home temperatures tend to vary more when wood is the primary heat source. It also requires that you ...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

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

...woodstove, a direct air feed to your wood stove would reduce the amount of radon gas drawn up from the basement and make for much safer indoor air quality.

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

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

...wood, which can then be covered to match the rest of the house. Installing wood stoves with existing fireplace chimneys: By installing batt insulation in th...

Posted by Gord Nov. 2, 2017, 10:06 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 3 Responses

Can you put a fireplace in a hyper sealed plastic wrapped A rated home?

...wood stoves or exhaust fans that depressurize the home. We can’t advise you too much on anything related to rocket stoves for safety reasons, but I would propos...

Posted by Kerry Forides Sept. 24, 2020, 2:46 a.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses

What type and how to install an insulated metal flue pipe ,through a tiled roof?

...wood stove or fireplace through the roof is a job that should be done by professionals only. I say this for two reasons – safety of course, to make sure there i...

Posted by david joseph July 25, 2020, 7:10 a.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...wood, so they are in a way a potential indication of other problems. There are several strategies that can help prevent an infestation before it occurs, as well...

Posted by Shawn B Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

What is the best way to make a row house in Montreal Quebec more energy efficient?

...wood fireplace insert (or pellet)/or woodstove (I intend to get one of these anyway) Would it be enough to get a Mr.Slim type system which is good to -25 and ...

Posted by Elizabeth Brown Feb. 26, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 3 Responses