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Kevin walks through the first floor, which is full of activity with finishing touches. The new cabinets, counters and appliances have been installed in the kitchen. Dana is with Chef Will Gilson who has come to teach her how to operate her new induction stove. He shows which types of pots to use and demonstrates the quick amount of time it takes to heat up and control cooking temperatures. He makes a brunch pasta dish that he serves to the family for their first meal in their new kitchen. Outside the solar panels are getting mounted to the barn roof. The lead installer shows Richard how the panels get prepped, installed and wired together. Richard does a quick solar demo using a small panel to power a fan. Jeff has been working on a new lattice to go under the house porches. Instead of using stock square or diagonal lattice, homeowner Don sketched a design that Jeff took to a shop to be transferred onto a CNC machine. Today Jeff and Kevin install a finished panel. Richard demonstrates how an energy recovery ventilator works using red and blue smoke to illustrate the flow of indoor air and outdoor air through the core of the machine. Jenn meets landscape contractor Jon who gives her a tour of the busy yard: stone walkways are being laid, the arbor and picket fence are being installed, perennials and trees are being planted, and the microclover sod is getting rolled out and watered with the new sprinkler system. The project will be done in just one week!
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