Reviewing the Wood Burning Boiler Features

Project: Vermont Farmhouse, Episode 12, Part 2



Workers are putting the final touches on the farmhouse project in Quechee, VT. Landscape work has begun and, inside, Shaw carpet is being laid down.

A new Panasonic entertainment center is installed as part of Internet Home Alliance's "connected home" concept and Bob checks out the new Kinetico water treatment system.
Part 1: Reviewing the Features of OnStar and the Home Entertainment Center
Part 2: Reviewing the Wood Burning Boiler Features
Back at the Cobb Hill co-housing community, Bob meets with builder Kevin O'Hara, who shows Bob the enormous Garn wood gasifying boiler that's just arrived.

The boiler heats hot water by burning the particulate in a second chamber after the wood has been burned. The hot water will be sent throughout the co-housing for heat. Community members will manually feed the lumber, which will be harvested right on the property as fuel for the boiler.

The individual residences will be tied together with Ecoflex insulated underground pipe. Each pod (there are three in the community) will have its own backup gas boiler for when the temperature really drops.
Part 3: Kinetico Water Purification System and Gas-Fired Water Heater
Part 4: Selecting Carpet With Kathy Ireland
The wooded New England setting, with quaint towns and covered bridges, provides the perfect backdrop for building a traditional Vermont-style farmhouse.

Bob works with the Quechee Lakes Development Company to build a residence that hearkens back to the past yet satisfies the needs of a family in the new millennium.

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