Plumbing & Water

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smart sewage backup device

Sewage backup flood prevention and water leak notification on your device - our products of the month

How to prevent flooding, sewage backup and leaks from appliances with a couple of 'smart' devices.

Exterior compresssor heat pump water heater

Heat pump water heater with exterior compressor

The SANC02 is the first heat pump water heater available in Canada to use outside air for heating water. Great technology, if a little pricey.

Milwaukee expander tool for Uponor pex tubing

Plumbing just got faster and easier with the Milwaukee ProPEX expander tool - video

Developed to be used with Uponor pex tubing only, the Milwaukee expander tool will shave tons of time off any plumbing job.

Heat pump water heater

How heat pump water heaters work and why you should get one

Heat pump water heaters can help cut your hot water energy consumption by close to one third, particularly when partnered with an air source heat pump.

Mitsubishi Mr.Slim heat pump

Increased efficiency with heat pumps working in tandem

A high efficiency mini-split heat pump feeds a heat pump water heater which will take a big bite out of the future energy bill of the Demo House.

Ecodrain greywater recovery unit

A new design in greywater heat recovery

Ecodrain is the first company we've seen to turn greywater heat recovery units on their side, making heat recovery option where it might not have been before.

Reduce water consumption with residential grey water recycling systems

Grey water recycling

Recycling grey water is becoming more and more commonplace. It reduces the burden on urban sewage treatment along with protecting a quickly dwindling natural...

The Methane Midden compost water heater that surpassed its goal on kic

Compost pile hot tub water heater

This is a great little video that illustrates how we are surrounded by potential energy, we just have to put a little thought into how to harness it.

Gas powered tankless water heaters

Tankless water heaters

Choosing a water heater - tank or tankless?

Grey Water Recycling Never Looked Better

Greywater recycling never looked better

Jang Wooseok designed the Eco Bath grey water recycling system to address water conservation in washrooms. Mission accomplished, and elegantly so.

Water efficient bathroom fixtures

Plumbing & water

Water efficient toilets, compact plumbing design, low-flow fixtures, grey water recovery and rainwater harvesting. There are lots of ways to save water in a ...

Advice

Which type of hot water pipe insulation is best?

Posted by Anonymous Dec. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m. Plumbing and water heaters 1 Responses

What materials should I use for a small plumbing job?

Posted by Anonymous Nov. 28, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Hot water 1 Responses

How do you seal up an old fireplace chimney?

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

What is the cost of Net Zero?

Posted by SD Holman May 19, 2018, 3:14 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

How to seal windows from exterior for water and air seal but not vapour seal?

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

HRV/ERV systems and ground loops (earth tubes)

Posted by Lee Watt July 10, 2018, 12:43 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

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