Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Features Two Familiar Names
Gastite® corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST) was the gas piping system of choice on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on ABC-TV. The featured project - a 3,100-sq.-ft. home on two levels in North Las Vegas - required about 850 feet of CSST to power two furnaces, a water heater, a separate oven and range, an outdoor barbeque and a fire pit. The entire system was installed in just two hours with no prefab - or roughly a third the time an iron pipe system likely would have taken, according to the installer. Sharp Plumbing of North Las Vegas used about 100 feet of 1-inch Gastite to bring gas into the home. The project, which took place in late October and aired on Dec. 12, 2004, spanned only six and a half days from teardown to move-in by the family.
Bradford White Corp. helped another family featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition whose home in Kingston, Wash., had been destroyed by fire in March 2004. A mother and her three daughters lived in a storage shed without heat, plumbing or hot water for more than six months. The contractors building the 3,200-sq.-ft. home with six bedrooms and five bathrooms chose Bradford White's EverHot tankless gas water heaters to deliver hot water to the new residence. The units were installed outdoors in recess boxes supplied by Bradford White that allow the water heaters to mount flush to an outside wall. The new home was completed within seven days.