Recent Comments and Answered Questions on Green Building Advisor

  • stephen sheehy | Apr 22,2018 08:18 PM EDT
    We're quite pleased with our pretty good house. One thing we'd do differently is a bedroom window location. If we located it about four feet to the north, we'd have a better view when we wake up. ...
  • Lowell Lo | Apr 22,2018 07:05 PM EDT
    Thanks for the additional reminders. My email is: llo@lowelllodesign.com There are six L's in all in the email.
  • Malcolm Taylor | Apr 22,2018 06:34 PM EDT
    Lowell, I'd be happy to email you. I just don't like posting my address on public forums. In the past when this has come up Martin has acted as an intermediary as he has my email. If you don't ...
  • Scott Wilson | Apr 22,2018 06:33 PM EDT
    First off, I have to laugh at the suggestion I made to Elden on April 20th about trying out some architectural software to evaluate window locations. Of course I wrote that before I read some of ...
  • Lowell Lo | Apr 22,2018 06:22 PM EDT
    I was hoping to not inundate Martin with my postings. I am not sure how or if I should email Martin directly. You worked in Ottawa and still working in Canada so I thought to inquire directly with ...
  • Malcolm Taylor | Apr 22,2018 06:13 PM EDT
    Sure, although you will probably get a better range of advice if you ask the questions on this board. There are lots of very experienced posters here. If you send an email to Martin, I'm sure ...
  • Lowell Lo | Apr 22,2018 06:00 PM EDT
    No Malcolm. Can I get your email to correspond for a solution?
  • Malcolm Taylor | Apr 22,2018 05:02 PM EDT
    Lowell, No. I practiced in Ottawa during the late '80s. For the past few decades I've been here on Vancouver Island doing more construction than design. Edit; One other small point. Have you ...
  • Lowell Lo | Apr 22,2018 04:54 PM EDT
    Thanks Malcolm for your tips. I will reread your message again tonight. Are you an Architect in Toronto as well?
  • | Apr 22,2018 04:43 PM EDT
    Hi Martin, Appreciate the feedback. I didn't find any commentary about paper 'melting' online. My installer wants me to use Titanium PSU30 instead of the Hydrogap. Thanks Peter
  • Malcolm Taylor | Apr 22,2018 04:18 PM EDT
    Lowell, Practical concerns aside, there are two code issues you may be bumping up against. The first is that I haven't see any distinction between the height requirements for unenclosed ...
  • jon kunesh | Apr 22,2018 04:10 PM EDT
    Thanks Martin! There are 3 exhaust grilles total so I should be fine. I'll find out if the bath fans are needed in a week or so when everything gets hooked up. 100 feet of rigid duct up so far and ...
  • Lowell Lo | Apr 22,2018 03:48 PM EDT
    Thanks again Martin. I think it will be difficult to lower the ground under the addition even If I can do that under it how does one get into the space? I would need to lower the grades around ...
  • Martin Holladay | Apr 22,2018 03:25 PM EDT
    Lowell, I believe that crawl spaces should be high enough to allow for human access and repair work. Can you lower the grade? The short answers: 1. Chicken wire is a bad idea (and an ...
  • Martin Holladay | Apr 22,2018 03:16 PM EDT
    User 701etc., Can you tell us your name? According to the Hydrogap web site, HydroGap is compatible with metal siding. But if you have any doubts, ...
  • | Apr 22,2018 02:58 PM EDT
    I'll probably do both -- though I'm not a fan of spray foam. I've been using silicone caulk and will likely fill in with Roxul batts.
  • | Apr 22,2018 01:08 PM EDT
    Sorry, as a clarification I live in climate zone 5
  • Malcolm Taylor | Apr 22,2018 11:50 AM EDT
    Lance, I second Michael's recommendation of brackets. Perceptually, to make people comfortable, loads need to be seen to be taken-up. Thats why columns have almost always been designed by ...
  • Michael Maines | Apr 22,2018 10:38 AM EDT
    A way to use energy-saving dryers, if clothes don't get as dry as you want, is to include a drying closet--a hanging space with an HRV intake and louvred doors. Or hang your clothes on a line, as ...
  • Robert Opaluch | Apr 22,2018 10:34 AM EDT
    Jon R If you want to reduce wear on clothes being dried, hang them on a line to air dry so they don't bake and tumble in the dryer. Polyester, polartec, etc fabrics absorb little water, so ...
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