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Tour of the Simpson Door Factory
Painting is underway. Tyghe O'Donnell is applying low-VOC paint in one of the bedrooms, while, outside, volunteers are using a new paint that's specially formulated for colder temperatures. In McCleary, WA, Bob takes a tour of the Simpson Door plant, while, back in Yonkers, carpenter Bob Ryley installs a door with the help of Steve Parks. Finally, Ren Anderson shows Bob a computerized test of the home's insulation.
Bob Vila introduces the latest in sustainable materials and efficient building techniques on a Habitat for Humanity build. This project documents a five-day process that transformed an empty lot into a snug, comfortable, and sustainable home in Yonkers, NY.
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Along with a team of volunteers and Habitat for Humanity, Bob undertakes the considerable task of building a house in exactly one week. Before construction begins, Bob takes us on a tour of Yonkers and meets with Mayor John Spencer.<br> <br> Back on site, Bob Ryley talks about the pre-cast foundation system from Superior Walls of America. Dennis Hardman of the Engineered Wood Association, one of the project's primary sponsors, points out a number of the engineered wood products being utilized in the build.<br> <br> Next, Bob visits a Habitat community in Phoenix, AZ to learn a bit more about the organization. And Finally, Bob joins with the architect of the Yonkers project house, Ed Binkley, together with Jim Killoran (from Habitat for Humanity), to discuss the plans.
As the walls go up on the Habitat house in Yonkers, Steve Thompson (from Premier Building Systems) joins Bob to discuss the use of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). Then, Bob goes off to visit the Premier manufacturing facility in Washington State to see just how SIPs are manufactured. Back in Yonkers, framing work continues, while Bob moves to the basement to check out the GFX-- a new, money-saving system for recapturing heat from drain water.
The blitz build continues, and the roof framing begins. Bob meets with Lise LaFrance of the Engineered Wood Association, APA, to talk about the different engineered lumber products, including i-joists, being used on the house. Also, Bob tours the Willamette plant in Oregon where the i-joists are made. Back in Yonkers, Steve Thompson (from Habitat) leads the volunteers in raising the giant ridge beam. Carpenter Bob Ryley and Bob talk through the framing process and report on the progress of the house so far.
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