Rinnai uses the cold water line as a recirculating loop to save the cost of adding more plumbing
Houses cannot expand and contract with changes in pressure like balloons can. Instead, they need paths for air to balance the pressure
Like kitchen & bath remodels, it involves plumbing, ventilation, electrical upgrades, waterproofing, and building inspectors
Sometimes a cowboy is better off with a mule...
Bath fans can play a key role in a home’s indoor air quality (IAQ), by exhausting moisture automatically or continuously.
Condensation is when moisture in the air hits a cool enough surface to convert the vapor into water.
As houses are built tighter, they exchange less air between inside and outside. This saves energy, but the inside air can get stale if you don't have a fan and a plan
The first in a series of 'Basics' videos on residential electricity. This one is on receptacles.
The physics and mechanics of turning cold water into hot showers
These mighty-mites can provide heating, cooling, and air-mixing for a well-insulated house, but they look so darned—European. It is hard for many Americans to warm up to them.
Answers to common questions about sound, fan efficiency, and motor design
Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes
Stack effect is relentless: it is always working, when you’re awake or asleep, even during blackouts. And it feeds on itself.
A flexible drill bit you can knock together in your shop
Versatile installation bracket makes bath fan retrofits easier
Holes in walls amount to big walls full of holes unless you seal the hole after you make it
Direct the heat toward the feet
#TheHardWay, the easy way, and the in-between way
Indoor air quality is more than just a green building buzzword
Built tight and verify. And then ventilate.