Ask TOH | Palm Trees, Combo Boiler

Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to Miami to help a homeowner plant several varieties of palm trees in her front yard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Kevin shares information on new light bulbs. And, Richard replaces an old heating system and hot water heater with a much smaller and more efficient single appliance.

Planting Palm Trees
Roger helps a homeowner plant several varieties of palm trees in her front yard.

Where to find it?
Roger visited the Montgomery Botanical Center to learn about several species of palm trees.

Expert assistance for this project was provided by Clemens Nonner of Nonner Tree Service in Miami, Florida.

Roger planted two Bismarck palms and four bottle palms. The trees were provided by Redland Nursery.

What Is It?
Roger asks the guys to identify a big, blue disk.

Where to find it?
Roger demonstrated Solar Sun Rings, inflatable solar disks designed to heat a swimming pool by trapping the sun's heat.

ASK Kevin: Light Bulbs
Kevin shares information on new light bulbs.

Where to find it?
New, efficient light bulbs, including halogens, compact fluorescents, and LEDs are available at home centers.

Combination Boiler/Water Heater
Richard replaces an old water heater and heating boiler with a single unit that is much more efficient.

Where to find it?
Expert assistance with this project was provided by Barry Cullen of Comfort Technology.

Richard and Barry installed a condensing wall-mounted boiler, model number E75C, manufactured by rogerRinnai


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