The Natural Home Building Source
The Natural Home Building Source
The Natural Home Building Source

Sustainable, passive solar home products such as shade cloth, heat storage tubes, composters, drywells, flood alarms and more!

Passive solar heat storage water tubes Heat Storage Tubes Custom size knit shade panels for passive solar cooling Knit Shade Panels Non electric propane powered gas refrigerator with freezer LP Gas Fridge
Kobe range hoods and stainless steel appliance do-it-yourself information Kobe Range Hoods Sun-Mar and Clivus Multrum composting waterless toilet systems Composters Drywell leach pit kit for alternative leach fields, French drains, and leaching pits Drywell Kits

passive solar heat storage tube

heat storage water tubes to eliminate temperature swings

Our fiberglass solar heat storage tubes can be filled with water to create light diffusing columns that are capable of storing LOTS of BTU's. Placed next to each other in a row, they make great room dividers and privacy screens too! Sloped, south facing, greenhouse style glass has long been known to admit more natural light than vertical windows, especially in the cold winter months when the sun is lower on the horizon. The "catch 22" has always been that too much solar energy passes through, instead of reflecting off the glass, causing a wide temperature swing problem. The best answer to this design problem is to add storage mass, not pass up all that free passive solar heat and lose that precious natural sunshine.

The water in these fiberglass passive solar heat storage tubes can be dyed to create specific effects.

click here or on picture above for the heat storage tube detail page

custom size knit sun screen shade panels

custom size knitted shade panels for passive solar cooling

Shading fabric is a must for any greenhouse or passive solar home. You can develop unique 'micro-climates' using this knitted shade fabric as shadecloth and/or windbreaks. During the summer months, shade cloth screens out solar energy thus reducing heat gain and home cooling expenses. These higher quality, knitted outdoor shade fabrics are UV stabilized so colors resist fading and they'll never mold or mildew. Cheaper, non-knitted, woven fabrics are used in agricultural applications where longevity, appearance, and sag resistance are not as highly valued. We sell only the finest desert tested, knitted shading fabric with strong, durable lockstitching that resists tearing, fraying, stretching, and sagging. Both edges are factory hemmed to provide solid anchor points for stretching very tightly. Our knitted sun screen material will not ravel when cut, like cheaper woven shade cloths.

If your shade fabric installation calls for sun screen awnings wider than six feet or a specific shade factor, we offer custom sized panels up to 32 foot wide in 30% to 90% shade factor. Our UV and heat resistant, HDPE polyethylene, knitted commercial shade cloth is an extremely durable lockstitched material and will not fray when cut, like cheaper woven shade screens. All of our knitted shade fabrics come with a closed, factory hem along the two edges - only the ends are cut as it comes off the roll. Custom sizes are quoted with the online ordering form. Reinforced tape, hem, and grommet work is available. Shade canopies not only provide sun screening to block excess solar heat gain, they create a micro-climate next to the glass. Outside temperature can be dropped more than fifteen degrees with effective shading and ventilation. The key is allowing warmer air to rise and pass through the open knit, not trapping heat like a rainproof tarp, metal roof, or plastic patio cover.

Solar sun screen material Grey 87%, Green 87%, and Tan 65% knit shade factors

Plus, these three colors in 12' stock:

Light Grey 87% knit density

Green 87% shade factor and

Stucco Tan 65% knit material

Monitor settings may alter perception a bit,
but these sample swatches are generally
quite representative of knit colors.

Custom size sewn shade tarps in various sun protection shade factors.

Full size range of 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, 26 and 32 foot wide rolls
and shade factors of 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 or 90 percent in black knit
Shown above are knit colors available in 12 foot wide custom panels
Online automatic quoting and ordering forms

Double grommeted corners are standard on all grommeted sun screen panels for no extra charge!

click here or on images for custom shade tarp detail page

Custom size outdoor knitted shade fabric (shadecloth) provides sun protection as shade canopy, patio cover, playground shading, sun screen, shade netting, shade tarp, paintball netting, shade sail, lanai cover or windscreen

Servel Americana RGE400 LP propane gas refrigerator with freezer.

Servel non-electric LP propane gas powered refrigerators

Servel® RGE400 non-electric propane gas powered refrigerator

* 63.5" High x 23" Wide x 26.5" Deep overall
* 7.9 cubic feet of true interior space (6.2 in fridge)
* reversible refrigerator and freezer doors
* 325 watt 120 volt AC "back-up" power is standard
* 1500 BTU/HR propane consumption ± 1.1 lb/24 hrs
* 6 Sturdy, rustproof wire shelves (2 in freezer)
* 4 adjustable racks in the door & 2 veggie bins
* flashlight battery powered (2 - D cell) interior light

click here or on picture for Servel propane gas refrigerator details

Servel Americana RGE400 non-electric LP propane gas refrigerator with freezer.
Kobe stainless steel professional quality range hoods

Kobe stainless steel kitchen hoods for clean indoor air
So quiet... you won't believe it's on!

Unlike the big catalog companies, we don't sell a bunch of different brands when only one is the best! Kobe® range hoods are the most dependable, easiest to maintain, and most cost effective stainless steel range hood on the market today. We could offer other major brands of stainless steel appliances to our clients, but why? We truly believe the Kobe stainless steel range hood line is by far the best value and of the highest quality.

Kobe range hood details, pricing, and additional stainless steel chimney hood information

A common mistake is to not vent your kitchen range to the outside. Cooking odors, excess steam, smoke, grease, and combustion gas from the oven are harmful to your indoor air environment. If you are like most people, the only time you use your range hood is when you are heavy-cooking because most ventilation fans are too loud. One tends to ignore the negative air quality effect that even light cooking creates. Kobe stainless steel range hoods with the QuietMode™ feature are so quiet that you can stand to leave the hood on when you finish, to remove heat and residual gas and odors. As they say, their QuietMode™ feature is: "So Quiet, You Won't Believe It's On!"

click here or on picture above for Kobe stainless steel kitchen hood details

SunMar self contained composter dry toilet system

Sun-Mar composting toilets for locations without any water

SunMar® Excel was the first self-contained composting toilet in the world to be tested and certified by the NSF. This standard #41 (waterless toilet) certification is all that's required by most local health departments for installation approval (see links page). First introduced over 30 years ago, the Excel's three-chamber, Bio-drum™ continues to be the most functional design, period. Unlike the big catalog companies, we sell no other self-contained composter for a very good reason: we service what we sell, and the Sun-Mar Excel is the most dependable, easiest to maintain, and is the only self-contained composter large enough to conveniently handle full-time residential usage. Our home and office has had two Excel composters in continuous usage for well over ten years now, without a problem. We know these units Inside and Out; trust me, technical assistance before AND after the sale is our specialty.

The SunMar® Excel at 32 inches deep and 22 inches wide, is a natural for adding a toilet to your garage, workshop, or cabin that lacks the basement needed for a Clivus Multrum® or Sun-Mar Centrex central composting toilet system (see below). These durable units are great for job sites too! Why pay rent for a portapotty chemical toilet when you can own something so much better? The Excel composting toilet sits directly on your restroom floor, so installation simply involves cutting a hole in the roof for the vent, gluing a few pieces of pipe together, connecting the emergency overflow hose to a small drywell or holding tank, and then plugging the unit into an electrical outlet. This time-tested, high capacity composting toilet has a VERY convenient tray for removing finished compost material. Keep this feature in mind when you're looking at other manufacturers' composters. Other brands are difficult, at best, to remove finished material from; some have way too many moving metal parts; and most others are way too small for full or part time residential use. The bigger the composter, the smaller your periodic maintenance needs.

SunMar waterless composting toilet installation tips and tricks page

click here or on picture above for Sun-Mar and Clivus composting toilet system details

FloWell drywell leaching pit for storm water drainage, greywater disposal, or washing machine discharge

Drywell leach pit drainage kits for a dry, warm home foundation

Our drywells make excellent leaching pits for gutter storm water drainage, driveway drainage, and septic, greywater, or composting toilet leach field systems. These amazingly strong kits can be buried as deep as you need to dispose of rainwater, drainage, or effluent. Gravel backfill around and under the drywell is not necessary, but will certainly increase the capacity of your leaching pit. A single drywell with a foot of gravel under and around it will dispose of 200+ gallons per day in most soils. As with all of our products, we'll work closely with you, consulting on your design for a system that works and provide toll-free consultation during construction!

Septic leach pit drywell kit page with installation tips and tricks

click here or on images for the drywell kit leach pit installation detail page

$169 Drywell kits come complete with soil fabric and installation fittings...
*  Free sanitary tee 3-way 4-inch pipe fitting brings liquid in through top of drywell lid
*  Free vent grate slotted green fitting with riser pipe and coupler to properly vent kit
*  Free geofabric 36 square foot for up to 6' by 6' hole prevents dirt & root infiltration
*  Free Shipping via UPS Ground only in the 48 contiguous United States of America

Drywell leach pit kit

Drywell Kit with Lid
24 inch diameter by 29 inch tall
Three side panels, lid, 4" S/D inlet tee
green vent grate with riser & coupler
36 sq ft of geotextile soil filter fabric
$169*   Free UPS Ground

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Optional bottom panel for drywell

optional Bottom Panel
not used when disposing of water
Primarily for sump pump installation
or when extra lid support is needed
NEVER drive cars over drywells
$35*  Not Sold Separately
ONLY sold with the drywell kit

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Additional three side for stacking drywells

extra Set of Side Panels
adds 24 inch height for stacking
Three side panels match drywell kit
for a 53 inch tall overall installation
$109*  Not Sold Separately
ONLY sold with the drywell kit

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optional heavy-duty surface drain

optional Surface Drain
heavy-duty 7" by 10" tall yard drain
Place in middle of patio or driveway
and run 4 inch Sch40 pipe to drywell
NEVER drive cars over drywells
$35*  Free UPS Ground

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we keep drywell kits in stock for quick shipment by the next business day

Geotextile soil filter fabric for covering leach pits and percolation fields...

Never install plastic 'visquene' sheeting or cheap non-woven 'weed barrier' landscaping fabric in place of professional grade heavy-duty woven geotextile fabric for septic system leach fields, drywell pits, French drains, or soil stabilization in foundation drainage projects. Besides longevity, the problem with using visquene plastic sheeting or cheap weed barrier non-woven materials, is they suffocate the soil, ultimately causing anaerobic soil conditions, biomat formation, root rot, and molding issues. Plastic sheeting becomes brittle and tears within a few years and the adhesive bond holding non-woven weed-barrier fabric together eventually decomposes, slipping, ripping and tearing, and allowing sand and soil to migrate into the gravel drainage layer of leach field or French drain. Invest in our professional grade woven geotextile fabric with a full 35 mil thickness and extra heavy-duty five ounce per square yard weight. Built for a lifetime of service, this is one of the only 'hydrophilic treated' materials on the market, with needle punched, multi-layer woven polypropylene design technology that lets air, water, and nutrients through, but keeps the soil out. Hydrophilic fabrics are critical in septic and greywater leach fields where oxygen penetrating into the soil is vital for long-term performance and protection against soil percolation failure. Unlike most fabrics, it features a very functional 'fuzzy' side that lays down against the soil to prevent slippage, making it very easy to install on sloped ground. The shiny smooth side has printed stripes every foot on center, full-length, for gauging trench elevations, rock fill levels, or lining up plants. This professional grade geotextile polypropylene fabric has proven itself over time to be a superior performer, as compared to other '20+ year landscaping fabrics'. Click here for our geotextile soil fabric engineering specifications and material MSDS sheet.

Professional strength, heavy-duty woven 35 mil thick geotextile fabric is hydrophilic treated to
allow air, water, and nutrients through its needle punched, multi-layer technology construction.
French drain trenches install fabric on all sides to prevent dirt from entering the gravel layer around perforated pipe.
Septic wastewater disposal lateral lines and leach pits do NOT install fabric on the bottom side, underneath gravel.

FREE UPS Ground to 48 contiguous states - No USPS mail box, APO/FPO, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico or Canada
3, 4, 5 and 6 foot wide professional-duty geotextile soil fabric
30, 60, 90 and 120 foot long pieces or full 250 foot long rolls

3 foot wide

4 foot wide

5 foot wide

6 foot wide


250 foot long full rolls of professional-duty geotextile soil fabric


250 foot long full rolls

Quantity discount of 7.5% for 2 full rolls
10% for 4, 12.5% for 6, and 15% for 10
In stock, ships within 2-3 business days.
12 foot wide by 250 foot long full rolls
available by special order in quantity.


Battery powered high water sensor flood alarm

Flood alarm moisture sensors for early warning of water damage

Flood alarm (high water level alert) moisture sensors are an integral part of many sustainable design systems. Sump pumps, cisterns, septic tanks, greasetraps, and greywater filters alike can all benefit from this early warning overfill alarm. Washing machines, water heaters, pressure tanks and other household plumbing will leak, eventually. This flood alarm will let you know there's a problem with a piercing 110dB wail long before your couch starts to float away. This flood alarm's solid state circuitry is built into a 3 inch wide, 4.25 inch tall, and 1.5 inch deep sensor compartment. A single 9 volt battery powers the alarm and a battery saver feature keeps batteries fresh longer. Don't take chances with water damage. Protect yourself with a flood alarm.

$20* FREE First Class / Priority US Mail
5 year manufacturer replacement warranty!

Battery powered flood alarm runs on a 9 volt battery (not included) for long life and dependability.
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click here or on picture above for flood alarm detail page

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Merchandise advertised online as Free Shipping only applies to the 48 contiguous United States of America. We do not ship Merchandise into Canada or Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Isles, APO/FPO, USPS mailboxes, freight forwarding services, or any off-shore island or international destination. We do not accept international credit cards for payment even when shipping within 48 contiguous United States. We do not accept personal checks or any money orders, other than US Postal Service money orders.

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Pricing and Payment

With the exception of the Servel gas refrigerators, only Colorado residents are responsible for paying state sales tax of 2.9%. You may be responsible for paying sales tax directly to your state revenue agency, but We do not collect sales tax outside of Colorado. We do not accept international credit cards, money orders or checks for payment and We do not ship into Canada or Mexico, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii or any off-shore or international destination. Merchandise advertised Free Shipping only applies to the 48 contiguous United States of America. Special Orders shipped outside the 48 contiguous states (HI, AK, PR, VI, Guam and APO/FPOs) require bank wire transfer payment (EFT) no other option, sorry. Will-call pickup at freight dock and drop shipments to a third party (receiver not being the credit card holder) are only possible with cashier check, US Postal money order or bank wire transfer EFT payment in advance. Email or fax 720-293-1705 with full shipping address and order details for a personal quote and payment invoice. Once invoice is completed, We can accept VISA and MasterCard orders online for fastest service or by phone at 800-563-9720, fax at 720-293-1705, email at Cashier's check, wire or US postal money order is recommended since they are treated as cash and orders ship immediately. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include any applicable taxes (Colorado residents ONLY). On government and corporate accounts invoiced with payment due 'net thirty', the total amount must be received no later than thirty days after invoice date, not the Merchandise delivery date. Late payments are subject to a 2% monthly finance charge accrued from date of invoice. Package and individual Merchandise parts, components and product specifications are subject to change without notice. Special order items are bid on a case by case basis and quotes are generally good for thirty days unless otherwise notified. Price matching offers are only applicable before purchase is made, not after payment has been submitted for Merchandise. We offer only to price match advertised delivered cost for Kobe Range Hoods that ship via Fed-Ex Ground, not motor freight shipments on a pallet. We offer only to price match authorized Kobe dealers. Internet 'marketplaces' and auction sites commonly feature unscrupulous 'surplus Merchandise' retailers selling used, returns, and repackaged 'demo' units without proper disclosure. Unauthorized dealer surplus Merchandise is NOT covered under Kobe's manufacturer warranty and may well have hidden defects the surplus retailer will not cover. has long been an authorized dealer for Kobe Premium Series range hoods and We sell only brand new, factory-direct, fully warranted appliances.

Free 48 State Delivery

All shopping cart items are advertised as Free Shipping with no extra charge for delivery. Shipping and handling fees are factored into advertised total delivered price. Note shipping is only available to the 48 contiguous United States of America. We do not ship into Canada or Mexico, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, Virgin Isles, APO/FPO mailboxes, or any off-shore or international destination. Inventory 'stock' items will ship within 2-3 business days from one of Our warehouses. Scheduled deliveries are not possible to arrange, but We automatically email tracking information after shipment, so you can anticipate delivery date. Motor freight deliveries do not include lift gate service to lower boxes onto the roadway, unless quoted with additional services. If need be, lift gate service to lower boxes onto roadway is available for an additional $65 to $100 fee. Street-side motor freight deliveries are not brought to your front door by the driver, like UPS and Fed-Ex package services. Client must meet motor freight truck deliveries on the street to unload and inspect shipments by hand before signing for Merchandise. Shipments must be accepted promptly within three days of arrival at local freight terminal or storage fees of +/- $50 per day, per pallet may apply. Any and all storage fees billed by trucking company are the sole responsibility of Client and must be reimbursed to Our company.

Fed-Ex and UPS Ground

Most shopping cart items ship via Fed-Ex or UPS Ground package delivery service. Package delivery services, unlike a motor freight carrier (see next paragraph), will allow us to file a hidden damage in transit claim for insurance reimbursement, but We are given less than a week to report it. Regardless of how well the exterior of container box appears, you must ALWAYS have the driver note ANY damage to shipping boxes in writing before signing. Then immediately, always take Merchandise completely out of its packaging and inspect ALL of the Merchandise, notifying us immediately should there be ANY hidden damage to Merchandise. Mechanical problems are covered under the manufacturer warranty, but hidden aesthetic damages (cosmetic dings, dents, broken Welds, significant scratches, or popped rivets) you discover than a week after delivery are not reimbursed or replaced by Fed-EX, manufacturer, Kobe, or Not saying that you or your Merchant caused the damage to the unit before or during installation, but that possibility exists when Merchandise is not properly inspected upon arrival. Additionally, any appearance (non-mechanical) flaws found after installation will not be reimbursed or replaced by freight carrier, Fed-EX, manufacturer, Kobe, or Merchandise that has been installed is not eligible for return or replacement by

Motor Freight Shipping

Servel refrigerators, Sun-Mar composters, larger custom shade panels and larger Kobe range hoods ship via motor freight 'common carrier', as noted on the website and receipt. Scheduled deliveries are not possible to arrange, but We automatically email tracking information after shipment, so you can anticipate delivery date.Common carrier motor freight is shipped on a pallet with boxes covered in clear plastic stretch-wrap and is defined as street-side motor freight drop, which differs from small package services like UPS and Fed-Ex, in that the truck driver does not bring Merchandise into your building or onto the porch. Street-side motor freight drop is a basic delivery service, often in a full-size tractor trailer, where driver parks in street while you unload and inspect the Merchandise. Kobe range hoods, shade panels, and Sun-Mar composters are not shipped with lift-gate service. You must unload boxes from the tractor trailer by hand. If you require lift gate service to lower the Kobe range hood down onto the roadway, with what they call a mechanical 'Tommy lift', it is available for an additional $65 to $100 fee. Please arrange and pay for this optional service at time of order. Always check the number of pieces (boxes) present against the stated waybill shipping receipt tally. As with any motor freight shipment from any distributor, be certain to carefully examine ALL of the Merchandise, not just the outside of shipping box(es), before signing and accepting delivery. It is imperative with motor freight shipments that ALL products be unboxed and fully inspected PRIOR to accepting delivery. Regardless of what the delivery driver may say, you MUST inspect fully before signing and accepting the delivery. It is the freight truck driver's job to wait while you open and inspect shipment for damages. Simply looking at the outside of the box(es) is NOT adequate. Damaged Merchandise (that particular box, not all the boxes) must be refused delivery. Once someone signs for shipment, it confirms Merchandise was received free of ANY damage and removes liability from the transportation carrier. We can only assume that damage reported later and not refused delivery, was caused by the Client, and not the freight carrier. Any subsequent attempt to file a claim for loss or damage will NOT be accepted by the transportation carrier, distributor, or Our company,

Returns and Cancellation

All returns, cancellations and/or exchanges must first be authorized in writing by at Client may not ship any Merchandise back until We supply return Merchandise authorization RMA number and address for the shipment. Orders often do not ship back to the same warehouse they shipped from originally. Contact us with invoice number and reason for return or exchange to obtain an RMA number and instructions. No returns, refunds or exchanges will be authorized more than 30 days after original purchase payment date. Design consultation services, DVDs, knit shade material, water tubes, greywater and septic system parts are not returnable for refund or exchange for any reason. Once payment has been made, custom panel orders are cut and enter the production system and cannot be cancelled after payment is made. No return on any remnants or discontinued items. Any authorized returns of Merchandise must be in the original carton, in new unused condition, and returned freight prepaid to Our designated warehouse. Merchandise originally shipped via motor freight carrier on a pallet, may not be returned via package delivery service such as UPS or Fed-Ex. Original actual shipping cost will be deducted from any refund due along with up to 15% restocking fee on the Merchandise. This restocking fee includes the 3% credit card processing on original purchase, which is not refunded by MasterCard or VISA. Please understand that items on Our website are advertised as "Free Shipping", which is to be understood as "there is no extra charge for delivery of PURCHASED Merchandise". UPS, USPS, Fed-Ex and motor freight carriers charge us a fee for delivery of Merchandise, which We must recoup on returns. Kobe, for instance, bills a flat-fee of $40 and $45 for business and residential Fed-Ex shipments and $162 and $186 for motor freight carrier drops. Sun-Mar and Servel units ship via motor freight carrier for anywhere from $120 to $300+ per unit, depending upon zip code and drop site designation. Kobe, Sun-Mar, Clivus Multrum, Quanics, Dometic and Servel returns are manufacturer-direct, drop ship items and may be subject to an additional manufacturer's restocking fee. Discontinued, clearance items are not eligible for return or exchange. If an item is returned without original packaging intact, or is damaged, found to be used, or otherwise not ready for resale, it may be refused and returned to sender at their expense, so always insure shipment.

Lost and Stolen Shipments

Tracking information is emailed following shipment on all orders so client can anticipate delivery date. Custom size shade panels are made-to-order and can take up to ten business days to produce and ship. All other 'stock items' normally ship within three business days. Should you not receive email shipping information, please send a request for tracking number in writing to: Note it can take up to 48 hours for a given tracking number to appear on transportation company website. During this time, shipment status may be listed as "order processed and ready for pickup". Traditionally, this just means the shipment has not yet reached transportation company terminal and scanned after being unloaded from truck that picked those package(s) up. Overdue shipments must be reported to merchant in writing within one week after anticipated delivery date. Cardholder hereby agrees that only two possibilities exist for a shipment that did not arrive as anticipated. Possibility #1) Transportation company shows shipment as still being in-transit. In this case, merchant will file a 'tracer' request on behalf of cardholder with transportation company and they will search for box(es) at all company freight terminals. Cardholder is required to fully cooperate by filling out any forms requested, returning any voice messages left, and replying to any email messages sent by transportation company or merchant. Your patience and consideration is required and greatly appreciated while transportation company attempts to find the shipment. Replacement or refund is authorized solely at merchant discretion. Cardholder is not permitted to cancel order. Cardholder is not permitted to dictate choice of replacement or refund. And cardholder is not permitted to dictate time frame for settlement and ultimate delivery date for merchandise. Possibility #2) Transportation company shows shipment as being delivered. In this case, merchant will file a 'lost shipment' claim on behalf of cardholder with transportation company. A lost shipment claim can take up to two weeks to resolve and unfortunately, the transportation company rarely, if ever, pays the insurance claim. Ideally, we only ship to cardholder, personally, at their residence or business 'home' credit card billing address, but regardless of designated drop site and receiving person and whether or not a signature was required at time of delivery, cardholder is solely responsible for merchandise security after drop is confirmed by transportation company. After transportation company confirms delivery to shipping address, no signature required, there will be no refund or replacement for lost or stolen merchandise for any reason. Cardholder must immediately file a theft report with their local police department for item stolen from property or designated drop site. Cardholder hereby agrees to relinquish any and all right to file a credit card chargeback sales reversal for merchandise lost in transit by transportation company or merchandise reported lost or stolen after delivery is confirmed by transportation company. Should cardholder file a chargeback in violation of this terms of service agreement, cardholder will be held responsible for reimbursement of any and all merchant services processing fees incurred as a result of the frivolous chargeback, which can be anywhere from $35 up to several hundred dollars.

Shade Panel Production

Our commercial grade knitted shadecloth carries a one year manufacturer's replacement warranty against defects in material and workmanship. You can expect at least 5 years of service when installed properly and well over ten years when used seasonally in a temperate climate. Client must inspect shade panels within one week of delivery in order to be able to report any damages. Rips, tears, and aesthetic damage you find more than one week after delivery are not reimbursed or replaced by the freight carrier or Additionally, merchandise that has been installed is not eligible for return or replacement for damage claims. Fabric is knitted polyolefin, primarily high density polyethylene HDPE, specially treated for durability and UV resistance. Wind damage from loose panel whipping, snagging, and abrading against the structure or cable framework is much more harmful in the long run than simple exposure to sunlight. Knit shade material should be installed hung underneath, not pulled across the top of cable or framework, to avoid abrasion and snagging damage. Chemical, fire, heat, abrasion, and snagging damage are not covered under manufacturer warranty. Shade panel warranty inspection returns must be authorized in advance and returned freight prepaid to designated location for visual inspection. will only pay the cost to ship warranty repaired or replaced merchandise back to client after inspection confirms damage was a material or workmanship defect. The following are trade-standard, non-valid reasons for requesting warranty inspection: First, there is no up-down, right-left, top-bottom or front-back reference point for any panel. Panel 'Width and Length' are measured from outside-edge to outside-edge of the sewn perimeter hem at the four corners only. Knit material has inherent tension and flex in the looming process that will resolve aesthetic issues when installed taut with rope lacing. Grommets on one side of panel are unlikely to line up with grommets on the opposite side or from one grommeted pinch pleat to the next. Exact one foot on-center grommet spacing, specific grommeted pinch pleat centering, and special placement on a particular side for grommets is not warranted. Any panel over 12 foot wide may have a noticeable factory knitted loom splice seam without notice in advance since the 20, 26, and 32 foot wide stock roll width fabrics are manufactured on side-by-side looms. We traditionally cover this seam with a grommeted pinch pleat, but it is possible to order plain cloth without a center GPP, per automated quoting form. Aesthetic issues are not warranted. For instance, the White 50% color knitted shade material can sometimes arrive with patches of orange discoloration and spotting as a result of the manufacturing process. This discoloration will dissipate after installation in the sunlight. Shade material may always be slightly wrinkled from rolling onto storage tube or shipping and knit appearance can vary from sample swatches presented and may also vary between various stock widths. Minor aesthetic flaws in knit appearance, stitching, and snags are not a structural panel failure problem and not warranted. Shade material is lockstitch knitted to prevent structural unraveling. Longevity is the same regardless of aesthetic appearance flaws in the fabric knit or perimeter webbing. If need be, one can use needle and thread to pull small flaws together and super-glue sealed. It is not considered a warranty-related defect unless it affects panel performance. Special fire resistant certified shade materials are not available. The finish 'Length' ordered is what we produce by cutting enough fabric to fold hem and GPP. The only time to anticipate deviation in finish dimension purchased is when 'Width' is a stock material width of 6, 8, 10, 12, 20, 26 and 32 foot. Then, finish 'Width' is likely going to be two to three inches less after folding and sewing perimeter hem and any length-wise grommeted pinch pleats. ALL other times, the size panel you request is the finish size we do our very best to produce. Knitted shade netting is inherently difficult to work with due to tension releasing when cut to custom sizes, so trade-standard warranty for free replacement is a four inch tolerance. As measured at four corners, any error of five inches, or more, is warranted for free remake, replacement, or refund at our sole discretion. This accuracy guarantee does not apply to shapes other than rectangles or any panel dimension over 32 foot. Errors of less than five inches are considered for remedy on a case-by-case basis only when the panel has not been installed and can be resold as a new-unused remnant. Special grommet placement requests are not warranted and grommet spacing at exactly one foot on center is not warranted. Click here for knit shade material engineering specifications and product MSDS sheet.

Warranty and Warnings

Merchandise purchased from is covered only under that product's manufacturer warranty. Client is solely responsible for presenting all claims under those warranties directly to the warrantor. makes no consultation, service work, or system design warranties, whether express or implied and shall not in any way be held responsible for any customer misuse of Our products or misunderstanding of any and all of Our designs, whether express or implied. All responsibility and liability for any and all damages caused by viruses contained within the electronic files of this site are disclaimed. All information contained within this site and supplied by any and all consultations, design work and service work is governed by the following information disclaimer. Be aware that septic tank effluent, composting toilet materials, and greywater alike contain bodily fluids and as such are regulated as Hazardous Materials by the Federal government. Such hazardous materials (raw sewage) should be handled only by licensed professionals trained in the proper safety procedures and using proper safety equipment. If you are unsure of the correct handling and safety procedures, please check with your local health department for more detailed information.

Installation and Liability

Merchandise purchased from or through must be installed by a licensed professional installer and in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and local/state/federal electrical, plumbing, health and building department regulations. Building department regulation requirements differ from one town to the next and it is the Client's sole responsibility to ensure compliance. This is particularly important with hard-wired electric kitchen appliances and hoods, gas refrigerators, septic systems, greywater projects, and composting toilets. Even shade panel installations can come under local regulatory scrutiny (pull permits) in some parts of the United States. Client understands that shade panels are not rated for any fire resistance and hereby confirms that no fire resistance has been expressed or implied by Seller for Merchandise. Client is solely responsible for purchasing (pulling), and coordinating all of the inspections for all of the necessary electrical, plumbing, grading, road, health and building permits for their project. Some of these services, as requested, can be provided to Our Summit County, Colorado Clients where is a licensed and insured general Contractor (license number 6) and septic system installer (license number 69). is not an architectural nor an engineering firm. We do Our best to consult on your project, but site specific engineering, load calculations, soil viability testing, and/or custom blueprinting are not included in any consultation service or system package We sell.

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Consultation and Service

Written and verbal consultation on the specifics of any project is governed by this terms of service agreement, with or without purchase of Merchandise. Technical assistance is different with us because Our staff members live with what We sell. Housing, septic, composting and greywater systems all include free on-going consultation, so We'll take the time to answer your questions and ensure your project is a success. At the very least, We strive to save you money by avoiding costly mistakes, both short and long term. If We don't have an answer to your question right on the spot, We'll take the time to research it further and get back to you. We can consult on the phone, if you wish, but email allows us to much more completely answer your questions with sketches and links to related articles. Keeping everything in writing is a sure way to avoid any confusion with "you said he said" situations later. Our sustainable housing products are low-tech in nature, but their design is typically complicated by the seemingly endless installation variables for unique locations and applications. Any and all consultation (blueprints, photos, written word and sketches) purchased from are the intellectual, copyrighted property of HTM house plans, septic system packages and greywater kit components Were designed and priced for the typical home and based upon the average soil type. Whether or not your local building department requires stamped engineer approval, you are well advised to take sample blueprints, sketch plans, and system consultation suggestions to a local professional engineer (PE). Local PEs are familiar with your soil type and more aware of unique building codes and concerns in your area. Most importantly, a local PE is readily available for the necessary site visits. your PE is then responsible for preparing a folder of notes and details which confirm the structural integrity, viability and liability for your project. is not an architectural design nor an engineering firm. We do Our best to consult on your project, but site specific engineering, load calculations, soil viability testing and/or custom blueprinting are not included in any consultation service or system package We sell. Communication is intended only for the paid Client recipient(s) and may be confidential and/or legally privileged and must be treated as such in accordance with state and federal laws. Any disclosure, copying, distribution or action taken in reliance on the content is strictly prohibited.

Fiberglass Water Tubes

Water Tube and Cap ("Item") is manufactured for Client on special order basis by an independent company ("Manufacturer"). Manufacturer's warranty and guarantee, and special terms and conditions of sale and delivery apply to this Item. No warranty or guarantee is provided, expressed, or implied by Merchant, Merchant and Manufacturer do not assume any liability or responsibility for damage in transit. Only the transportation company is responsible for damage in transit. Before signing and receiving Item from transportation company, Client should demand to see packing list from Item shipment. If shipment is short Item (for instance: three caps, not four) or damaged (any Item defects), refuse the goods until the transportation agent notes the shortage or damage in writing on the freight receipt waybill. Always require a copy of the annotated waybill with shortage or damage noted in writing and signed/initialed by driver.Watch for hidden damage and inspect all Items fully before signing and accepting the shipment from a freight carrier. Client signature is testament that Item arrived in the proper amount and in undamaged condition. Hidden damage or shortage (anything found after delivery) is Client's sole responsibility to file claim with transportation company. Merchant and Manufacturer do not assume any responsibility or liability for Item damage during/after installation. Manufacturer guarantees Item is up to its established standard of manufacture as to material and workmanship. In all claims, liability is limited to replacement of the invoice value of any Item claimed to be defective. Client assumes all risk and liability whatsoever resulting from the use of such Item, whether used singly or in combination with other substances. The materials purchased hereunder (Item) shall be examined and tested upon receipt thereof, and before the materials are used and within thirty days from such receipt, Client shall notify Merchant in writing of any claims on account of quality thereof. Failure to so notify Merchant shall constitute a waiver of all claims with respect to Item, and in any event the use of Item by Client shall be deemed to mean satisfactory performance on the Item and Merchant. No claim of any kind (whether as to Item delivered or for non-delivery of Item) shall be greater in amount than the purchase price of Item covered hereby with respect to which any damages are claimed. Merchant and Manufacturer will accept no returns unless previously authorized in writing with Return Merchandise Agreement. Item returned without RMA written permission is liable to non-acceptance and return at expense of Client. RMA will specify 25% restocking fee on Item, plus deduction for original cost of crating and shipping, plus Client is responsible for all return shipping arrangements and all related expenses. There are no promises, agreements, or understandings between Client and Merchant and Manufacturer not contained in this document. Should you use your own form to make a purchase based on a price quote from Merchant, the conditions contained herein shall be deemed to be incorporated in said order or contract or invoice.