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Where can I get pre-stressed concrete T-Beams for floor construction ?

I want to build a foundation floor on concrete piers using pre stressed concrete T-beams, and using concrete blocks to fill in the gaps. (see attached image) I live in Dartmouth Nova Scotia, ...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post January 16, 2014
Electric Hot Water/Hot Air Heating

The rental property I am newly occupying is heated by an electric boiler that feeds to an exchanger in a forced hot air system. Even in the summertime when no heat is required, the 5' by 4' room wh...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post September 6, 2013
The best light bulb ever nice the first one?

The Nano Light: http://thenanolight.com/ A new LED lightbulb that is the most energy efficient on the planet. The NanoLight takes energy efficient lighting to the next level. Will it ...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post March 8, 2013
2 Lennox Heat-Pump versus 1 Daikin Quad Split Type

Hello all, Im here again, Im about to sign a contract for Daikin Quad Split type heat pump but then I look around for second quotation someone gave me for half the price for 2 Lennox Heat Pump. T...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post July 23, 2012
Ductless Heat Pump Quad Zone Mini Split Cost

Hello again, I am in the market for Ductless Heat Pump Quad Zone for my 15 year old semi detached home at 1700 sq. ft. living space and it would be four zones wherein an 18000 BTU will be installed in se...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post July 20, 2012
Any update on solar water heater

The last posting on the topic within this site was a while ago. There should be some advancement in solar technology. I am interested in solar water heating system and wondering if anyone could give an upda...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post June 22, 2012
How to check the business history?

How to check the business history of a contractor before hiring? ...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post November 6, 2012
Wall insulation

I am looking at buying a house that needs improvements. It has panelling as wall coverings which I'd like to replace. I want to know some green options for insultation and dry wall. Exterior is log. I ...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post August 24, 2013
Adding new attic insulation

I would like to add insulation to an attic with fiberglass batts, but do not wish ti use fiberglass. We wanted to remove the fiberglass and use sprayed foam, but removal appears to be difficult and mig...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post January 29, 2013
Insulation

I have an old garage under the first floor of my house that has now been closed in and is used for general storage. The driveway used to be a ramp down into this garage and has since been filled in and leveled ...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post March 15, 2012
ICF house

What is?...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post March 6, 2012
What to do about a cold crawlspace above an open garage?

From the ground up into my living room are the following layers : cement slab ground, 7ft open garage/carport, 2" of stucco, and directly on top of stucco old Fiberglass batt insulation&...

Number of Responses 6 Date of Last Post August 7, 2015
Priority - Insulation and bathroom exhaust vent system (ceiling through roof)?

Hi, I need my attic insulated to R50 – (Currently is R10 or R12). I want cellulose. I also need to install 2 ceiling to roof exhaust vent systems (2 upstairs bathrooms). There have...

Number of Responses 6 Date of Last Post February 28, 2012
For Retrofit ecoEnergy grant program Toilet(s) replacement, attic insulation, plugs sealed, bathroom - roof exhaust

Hi, I'm in the Retrofit program (home energy use reduction improvements) and need the following done (completed) well before March 31st, 2012 :) 1. Toilet replacement - ...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post February 25, 2012
Selecting Replacement Windows

Hi, I live in Winnipeg Manitoba so have extreme cold and heat conditions. I have been researching replacement of many of my windows which are approximately 30 years old and am getting varied advice on ...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post January 23, 2012
Water Recycling

I saw a program awhile ago showing a water treatment thing where water from showers and sinks goes down the pipes and goes into some kind of contraption that chlorinates the water and then the water is re-circu...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post January 13, 2012
New LED Light Bulbs Are Brighter and More Efficient

I just installed our first LED light bulb in our home. Yes the same idea as a LED flashlight that has many little bulbs. Those numerous bulbs make a bright light shine from your flashlight now work very well...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post January 22, 2012
Lack of activity in this forum?

Hi all, just wondering why there is so little activity in this section. Our government is willing to give us money to upgrade our homes yet there are no postings here that discuss any of the topics related ...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post November 2, 2011
Polyurethane spray foam insulation for stone foundation

I have a house that is more than 100 years old. There seems to be much debate about whether it is possible to insulate the stone/rubble foundation walls. Is it possible to use spray foam polyurethane insu...

Number of Responses 6 Date of Last Post July 22, 2015
Wood Fireplace conversion

I have a wood burning fireplace in our livingroom that is never used. I would like to convert it to a Electric Thermal Storage unit with an Electric Fireplace front. The stored energy would be used to heat t...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post August 27, 2011
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