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Boné Ritchot Timber Frame Home

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Southern Comfort Mechanical worked in conjunction with the homeowner and Builder to install a full plumbing package and a forced air geothermal heating and cooling system in this custom timber frame home.

Design Challenge:

This custom home was built with exposed beams and beautiful tongue and groove floors. As the plumbing and HVAC contractor, SCMI was asked to design a system which worked effectively without having exposed ductwork, or any visible plumbing. Further complicating the install was the fact that the main floor was designed as slab-on-grade, making it impossible to run conventional ductwork beneath the floor.


Custom pipes were installed within the concrete slab to distribute air throughout the home, with custom adjustable sleeves designed to float to the right height when the concrete was poured. Time was spent on site working together with the homeowner and Builder to come up with solutions to minimize exposed water and drainage lines. The result is a beautiful home with a high end mechanical system, and no compromise on comfort or function.

We hired Southern Comfort to build our geothermal heating and ventilation. We hired them to do something that we did not know how it could be done.   We left it in their hands to design it and build it.   Despite a few problems and with great partnership with Guy Kirouac from Kirouac Construction, Southern Comfort Mechanical persevered until the project was complete and near perfect.    A great thank you for your determination to get the project done on time and budget.    We are very grateful we chose Southern Comfort Mechanical.

Thank You.

Rene Ritchot and Rocio Boné

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