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Can you run plumbing in exterior walls?

...wood stud + mineral wool? The interior basement walls have been insulated with 2" of EPS (R-10) and then wood studs constructed against the eps and filled wit...

Posted by Steve J Feb. 22, 2021, 10:28 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

Where can I purchase non-toxic interior wall panels near Laval, Quebec?

...wood , wood with natural finishing oil , synthetic drywall with low-dust drywall compound and zero VOC paint , and if you want a pre-finished formaldehyde-free ...

Posted by Louise Goulet Nov. 30, 2019, 1:14 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

What is your advice on exterior wall insulation for a tiny home?

...wood, plastic vapor barrier, I see no mention of insulation for you Tiny House, but there is a comma after vapor barrier so I’m wondering if you acciden...

Posted by Mitch Fowler Aug. 27, 2020, 7:04 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

What is the best way to install slab on grade insulation?

...wood directly on a slab floor. Make sure it is engineered wood and not solid wood, as solid wood will be at a much higher risk of cupping or warping due to any ...

Posted by paul fowler Aug. 26, 2021, 8:29 p.m. Slab on Grade 3 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...wood siding on 3 sides & brick on the front of the house. I want to put metal siding over the wood & add insulation in between. Will this solve my moisture prob...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

Do you have on a category on insulating vans?

Could you please explain the implications of using ecohome between an exterior vehicle metal wall and an interior wall of cloth, wood or best material. Congrat...

Posted by chantal fortier April 14, 2019, 2:08 p.m. Tiny house 1 Responses

Why are half of my basement walls are not insulated and should I add insulation?

...wood framed 2x4 wall an inch off the concrete. How should I insulate the bottom before putting up drywall? Thanks

Posted by Jake Morel Dec. 28, 2020, 8:58 p.m. Basements improvements 0 Responses

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

...wood and aluminum. I do not have an air exchanger yet, I’m wondering if that is part of the problem. Thank you in advance for your comments! Condensation forms ...

Posted by Kevin Newman April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

Do you have suggestion for non-toxic closet design company, or materials?

...wood, which gets quite expensive. Would welcome your thoughts. There are a number of pages you can find at this search link all about protecting indoor air qual...

Posted by Nicole Lucas Haimes Oct. 11, 2019, 10:51 p.m. Materials and resources 1 Responses

How do you install radiant floor heating in an old building?

...wood is good on the inside....just bare stud walls ...real 2x4's....it sits about 2 feet off the ground....can crawl under one side...no existing plumbing...how...

Posted by Rob Doda March 19, 2020, 3:21 p.m. Delivery: radiant, forced-air and decentralized 2 Responses

How do you insulate exterior walls if a tiny house?

...wood 4x8 sheet siding. I want to put viny siding on. For insulation foam sheets on exterior can I use formular 1/2" or does the foam sheet need to be foil faced...

Posted by John Boy Feb. 23, 2021, 10:21 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 0 Responses

How do I best insulate my century home from the inside?

...wood studs (no existing insulation) - wood sheathing - brick veneer (no real airspace to speak of). The interior plaster and lathe is cracked and damaged. The p...

Posted by Merner Row Design May 12, 2021, 12:22 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...wood. The interior surface of triple-pane windows will be warmer than doubles, so less condensation will form which will help safeguard the interior wood. her...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

What are the HRV or ERV options for 40-yr 2-storey 2000 sq ft home?

...wood forced hot air system For a house of its age and depreciation, and our likely ten additional years ownership, the investment of $4000 is too high The s...

Posted by T Newell July 17, 2020, 1:59 p.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

How do you fix ice dams and crawl space insulation in historic homes?

...wood skirting around the house to prevent a repeat situation? You’ve got two separate questions here, so first check this page here on crawlspaces – How to in...

Posted by Faith K Feb. 26, 2021, 1:43 p.m. Roof assemblies - renovation 2 Responses

Which is the best exterior insulation board to make a cottage 3 season?

...wood exposed. We are thinking to insulated the house with external insulation and then add new wooden siding. We would like to use a non oil based insulation. C...

Posted by Sharon Challingsworth April 23, 2021, 7:16 a.m. Insulation and soundproofing 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate rim joists with EPS and batts?

...wood sills and then connected to vertical EPS against concrete. Batting added after framing and inside rim/cripple wall cavities. 3) Sealing & batting first, ...

Posted by Steve J July 18, 2019, 3:53 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

Which exterior insulation is best to create at thermal break in an bungalow in Alberta?

...wood frame windows when updating the outside of our home. Located in northern Alberta. Hey Rebekah, I think effectively you answered your own question when you ...

Posted by Rebekah Barnes Jan. 17, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses