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S18 E7: Switch, Affordable Geothermal | Ask TOH

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In this episode:

Heath replaces a standard toggle switch with a reproduction antique push button switch to match the rest of the house; Ross travels to Albany, New York to explore ways to make drilling for and installing geothermal heat pumps more affordable for average homeowners.

How to Install a Reproduction Antique Push Button Switch

Heath replaces a standard toggle switch with a reproduction antique push button switch to match the rest of the house.

Where to find it?

Heath installed two switches at the box. To control the lamp on the other side of the room, he installed a Premium Push Button Light Switch. To control the light at the ceiling fan, he installed a Premium Single Pole Push Button Universal Dimmer Switch. Both had mother-of-pearl inlays. The cover plate was an Antique Brass Double Button Switch Plate. All these parts and pieces were manufactured by House of Antique Hardware.

The other tools Heath used to install the switch, including the screwdriver and wire nuts, can be found at home centers.

Future House | Affordable Geothermal

Ross travels to Albany, New York to explore ways to make drilling for and installing geothermal heat pumps more affordable for average homeowners.

Where to find it?

Ross saw drilling for a geothermal ground source heat pump by Dandelion Energy.

Original Air Date: November 17, 2019 Season 18; Ep.07 23:43


Products and Services from this episode

Antique Brass Double Button Switch Plate
Supplier: House of Antique Hardware

Drilling for geothermal ground source heat
Contractor: Dandelion Energy