Dripping / Guides

How to Fix a Leaky or Dripping Faucet Easily
Plumbing renos, repairs and maintenance

How to fix a Leaky Faucet for under $1 (and stop that tap dripping!)

...dripping faucet repair? As a minimum, to repair a dripping faucet you're going to need some basic plumbers tools like plumbers grips, a screwdriver set, possibly some Torx bits and some wipes or bathroom paper - as well as safety goggles, gloves, ear muffs, a comprehensive first aid kit and a tetanus shot (you can ne...

Grey water and heat recovery shower
Bathrooms

EcoVéa: recycled and cleaned shower water

...dripping tap or faucet - which is an easy fix . After taking a moment to visualize the amount of the water and energy that is literally going down the drain while showering, it's hard not to want to run out and buy one of these pronto. Grey water heat recovery units that capture some of the heat from shower drain wat...

Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification

...dripping faucets using our handy guide ! Off grid passive solar home side elevation © Craig Anderson Passive solar design interior for this off-grid home © Craig Anderson Exterior porch design © Craig Anderson Simple but effective l...

Condensation on windows leads to mold & mildew in homes, ERV & HRV systems help
Ventilation

Ventilation & air exchangers

...dripping, relax. For peace of mind, consider buying a hydrometer to measure your indoor relative humidity, which will cost you maybe $20 to $30 at most hardware stores. If you have an issue, crack your window a bit for now until you sort it out. Humidifiers, dehumidifiers and air purifiers are available to deal with ...

E-bikes and electric scooters- green transportation
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Why you should get an E-bike now

...dripping in sweat. In Canada all provinces enacted the federal regulations and now electric cycles that are limited to 32km/h, have motor not exciting nominal power of 500W, and are equipped with pedals are road legal across Canada - BUT be careful in BC, where a recent supreme court ruled against a rider who wasn't br...

Basement Design for walls prevents mold & midlew when renovating & finishing
Healthy indoor air quality

Basement renovations: How to prevent mold when finishing basements

...dripping, relax! However, if your basement has a certain musty smell, or telltale black mildew and mold marks in corners or behind furniture, for peace of mind consider buying a hydrometer to measure your indoor relative humidity, which will cost you maybe $20 to $30 at most hardware stores. If you have an issue, and...

Finished basements can lead to mold and mildew
Healthy indoor air quality

Why are basements moldy? How to fix or Prevent a Moldy Basement

...dripping, relax! However, if your basement has a certain musty smell, or telltale black mildew and mold marks in corners or behind furniture, for peace of mind consider buying a hydrometer to measure your indoor relative humidity, which will cost you maybe $20 to $30 at most hardware stores. If you have an issue, and...

Faulty Toilet Flappers Leak a Lot of Water - here's how to replace them
Plumbing renos, repairs and maintenance

Faulty toilet flappers are the leading cause of leaking or running toilets, here's how to fix them

...dripping where it shouldn't be, which can include inside walls in the case of air leaks with interstitial condensation , or under windows where cold weather and high humidity causes condensation . If everything looks good, the toilet flushes as it should, the flapper closes down smoothly and you've fixed the running ...

How to fix noisy baseboard heaters
Heating and cooling

Fixing noisy baseboard heaters, How to stop that clicking easily !

...dripping off the windowsill ) – then it is possible to buy some clip-on baseboard heater covers online – which will spruce them up, and also make them safer for small children. Aligning the fins in a baseboard heater can help stop clicking noises - but be careful not to slice fingertips Loosening or tightening ...