This Old House


This Old House
The Emmy Award winning This Old House is the television's premier home improvement series. The show that unlocked America's passions for home, celebrates its 25th anniversary season on PBS this year. This Old House 's mission is to demystify the home improvement process and to celebrate the fusion on old world craftsmanship and modern technology. Each season features two renovation projects. Project One traditionally consists of eighteen or more so episodes and is filmed in Massachusetts. Project Two is taped in a different region of the country to highlight the variety of American architectural styles and renovation issues. Additionally, the second project is generally located in a town with a mild climate where outdoor work can be undertaken in the winter months. New episodes of This Old House are broadcast exclusively on PBS. Vintage, off-network episodes of the series, entitled This Old House Classics, air on Home and Garden Television network (HGTV), Do It Yourself networ

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  • Episodes

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      This Old House: Essex | Finale: A Home for Mom and Dad

      aired: Fri, Mar 29, 2013

      After a little antiquing at The White Elephant, master carpenter Norm Abram and host Kevin O'Connor help general contractor Tom Silva install interior screens and a Dutch door. Electrician Allen Gallant shows off the exterior lighting and generator, and homeowners John and Julie Corcoran give a grand tour of the beautifully decorated "English cottage" with interior designer Keith Musinski.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Painting Cabinets, Smart Thermostat

      aired: Fri, Mar 29, 2013

      Host Kevin O'Connor travels to Chicago to learn how subway trains are serviced. While in Chicago, he helps a homeowner paint kitchen cabinets. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook teaches how to estimate landscape material by the cubic yard. Afterward, Richard installs a smart thermostat to reduce energy use.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Concrete Ctops, Bat Tool

      aired: Wed, Mar 20, 2013

      Host Kevin O'Connor works with an expert to make and install custom concrete countertops. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to make watertight connections without soldering. Afterward, landscape contractor Roger demonstrates several new cordless landscape tools.

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      This Old House: Essex | Design for Everyone

      aired: Wed, Mar 20, 2013

      Plumbing and heating experts Richard and Ross Trethewey recap the geothermal system's installation with master carpenter Norm Abram. Tile installers Mark and Erik Ferrante lay reclaimed marble tile in the foyer and designer Keith Musinski's custom-ordered handpainted border tile in the kitchen. Host Kevin O'Connor learns about universal design touring the Seattle home of architect Emory Baldwin.

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      This Old House: Essex | Tiling, Floor Stains

      aired: Thu, Mar 14, 2013

      Host Kevin O'Connor points out the exterior details that bring the outside into the sunroom, like the slate floor tile installer Mark Ferrante is laying. Parged plaster, salvaged hearth tile and carefully stained quarter-sawn oak floors all work to revive the look of the original cottage. Master Carpenter Norm Abram visits music icon and old house buff Daryl Hall at his antique home and studio.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Surge Protectors, Cutting Stone

      aired: Thu, Mar 14, 2013

      Master electrician Scott Caron installs several types of surge protection. Then, general contractor Tom Silva, host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger demonstrates how to cut and shape stones for hardscaping projects.

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      This Old House: Essex | Shiplap Walls, Finished Yard

      aired: Fri, Mar 8, 2013

      Master carpenter Norm Abram visits Essex's last shipyard. Host Kevin O'Connor and general contractor Tom Silva build shiplap barn board walls and a mantel. Landscape architect Kellie Connelly and landscape contractor Roger Cook show off the finished yard, and project architect Sally DeGan gives a tour of a home with accessible retrofits. Designer Keith Musinski lays out the reclaimed tile hearth.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Ladders, Anti-Scald Shower

      aired: Fri, Mar 8, 2013

      General contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor demonstrate how to use all types of ladders safely. Then plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey replaces a three-handle shower valve with a single-handle antiscald valve.

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      This Old House: Essex | Rustic Plaster, Advanced Septic

      aired: Thu, Feb 28, 2013

      Drywall installer Brian Jones shows how he uses a panel lift to install ceilings singlehandedly. Rustic plaster and old beams complete the Old World look of the walls. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey surveys what's new in the world of septic systems, and installs a self-contained membrane bioreactor system in the basement. A granite and cobble border adorns the driveway.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Melted Vinyl Siding, Energy Audit

      aired: Thu, Feb 28, 2013

      General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner solve the mystery of her melted vinyl siding. Then, Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Kevin and a specialist perform a whole-house energy audit.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Heat Pump, LEDs, Houseplants

      aired: Thu, Feb 21, 2013

      Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O'Connor install a ductless heat pump to heat and cool a room. Richard, Kevin, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Master electrician Scott Caron demonstrates new technologies and applications for LED lighting. Roger learns how to select houseplants for different situations.

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      This Old House: Essex | Standing-Seam Roof, Lighting Rods

      aired: Thu, Feb 21, 2013

      Host Kevin O'Connor and landscape contractor Roger Cook dig for clams, then head to finish up the barrier-free walk that leads to the house using both granite and bluestone, but no steps. The standing-seam metal roof goes on, and Richard's creative ducting and plumbing will minimize the number of holes that need to go through it. A non-reactive lightning protection system is installed.

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      This Old House: Essex 2012/13 | Cottage Style

      aired: Thu, Feb 14, 2013

      We're digging for energy: geothermal bore holes are filled and grouted. General Contractor Tom Silva shows how to weave shingles around a corner for a cottage look, and master carpenter Norm Abram helps him mill and install custom PVC window trim with standard stock from the home center.

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      This Old House: ASK TOH | Insulate Ducts/Laundry

      aired: Thu, Feb 14, 2013

      Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits Cortland, Illinois, to learn how corn is harvested and then to help a homeowner insulate ductwork. Landscape contractor Roger Cook demonstrates proper pruning technique. Roger, Richard, host Kevin O'Connor, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Kevin learns how to maintain washers and dryers.

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      This Old House: Essex | Water Feature and Geothermal

      aired: Fri, Feb 8, 2013

      Lots of groundwork today, as landscape contractor Roger Cook helps aquatic systems specialist Yorgos Gregory revive a neglected water feature, and drilling expert Roger Skillings is drilling for both a new water well and for geothermal wells. Master electrician Allen Gallant shows host Kevin O'Connor how he bends PVC conduit to run the new electrical service underground over hill and dale.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Orchids, Kitchen Cabinet

      aired: Fri, Feb 8, 2013

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook visits a tropical botanic garden to learn how to care for orchids as houseplants. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner purchase and install a kitchen wall cabinet.

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      This Old House: Essex | One-Level Living

      aired: Fri, Feb 1, 2013

      Correct flashing and water table techniques keep water out of the house while preserving a level grade. Landscape architect Jade Cummings shows how she's designed that grade for a barrier-free entry, and master carpenter Norm Abram visits the Bucksport, Maine home of Jessica Russell that she and her father, architect John Gordon, designed so she could live independently despite her physical challe

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Entry Bench, Perennials

      aired: Fri, Feb 1, 2013

      In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a storage bench for an entryway. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey demonstrates how to solder copper pipes properly. Afterward, landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner maintain an overgrown perennial garden.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Appliances, Gutters

      aired: Thu, Jan 24, 2013

      Host Kevin O'Connor meets appliance repairman Richie Isaacson to learn how to maintain kitchen appliances. Then, Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner install a rain gutter, downspout, and rain barrel.

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      This Old House: Essex | Human Centered Design, Demolition

      aired: Thu, Jan 24, 2013

      Host Kevin O'Connor visits the Institute for Human Centered Design and one of architect Sally DeGan's accessibly designed projects; the bad shed dormer is removed at our house, and work starts on a barrier-free entry.

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      This Old House: Essex | A Cottage in the Woods

      aired: Thu, Jan 17, 2013

      Host Kevin O'Connor and master carpenter Norm Abram tour scenic Essex, Massachusetts, and roll up to our new project: a 1935 English-style cottage in the woods that homeowners John and Julie Corcoran hope to turn into an accessible in-law residence for aging parents. Architect Sally DeGan and general contractor Tom Silva use a 3-D model to preview the plan for aging in place, and work begins.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Hanging a TV, Tropical Pests

      aired: Thu, Jan 17, 2013

      Master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner hang a flat-panel television on the wall and conceal all the wiring. Back in the workshop, Scott shows Kevin examples of many different types of electrical outlets. Roger heads to Miami to help a homeowner control the insect pests in her yard without the use of pesticides.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | New Toilet, Lawn Patch

      aired: Thu, Jan 10, 2013

      Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to help a homeowner install a toilet. Then, Richard, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, host Kevin O'Connor, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Roger and Kevin patch a lawn with grass

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      This Old House: Cambridge 2012 | The Big Finish

      aired: Thu, Jan 10, 2013

      The last details come together for the Cambridge project finale: Granite posts set off the landscape and the revived vintage doorbell crowns the foyer. Designers Dee Elms and Andrew Terrat bring exquisite punches of color that make the sleek, white Scandinavian modern interior come alive from top to bottom. Homeowners Sally Peterson and John Stone are delighted, as the crew gives a final salute!

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      This Old House: Cambridge 2012 | Secondary Spaces

      aired: Thu, Jan 3, 2013

      Finishing touches are coming together: the driveway, walk-in closets, home automation and some remarkable wallpaper in the powder room. Master Carpenter Norm Abram visits local glass artist Carrie Gustafson to see how she's making the foyer light, and general contractor Tom Silva's helping homeowner John Stone built a quick and easy workbench with one trip to the home center.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Terrazzo, Cracked Joist

      aired: Thu, Jan 3, 2013

      Host Kevin O'Connor heads to Del Ray Beach, Florida to restore terrazzo floors. Then, Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner repair a cracked floor joist.

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      This Old House: Cambridge 2012 | Hearthstone, Butcher Block Island

      aired: Fri, Dec 21, 2012

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook is getting the plants in despite the rain; the hearth and woodbox are lined with rustic sandstone. Master carpenter Norm Abram visits Paul Grothouse in Pennsylvania to see how he's fabricating the huge butcher block countertop with waterfall edge and dovetail key detail. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs wall-mounted lavatory faucets.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Rose Transplant, Exterior Sconces

      aired: Thu, Dec 20, 2012

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner temporarily transplant a mature rose bush while exterior work takes place. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard shows Kevin some rookie plumbing mistakes. And Tom and Kevin replace old outdoor lighting with new fixtures.

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      This Old House: Cambridge 2012 | Drywells, Kitchen Design, Deck Tiles

      aired: Wed, Dec 19, 2012

      After a visit to "this old record store," host Kevin O'Connor helps landscaping contractor Roger Cook install plastic drywells to keep the yard from flooding in heavy rains and checks out the sleek new cabinets with kitchen designer Kathy Marshall. We learn about thermostats that program themselves and ipe deck tiles that go right over an old deck.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Fan, Water Softener

      aired: Tue, Dec 18, 2012

      Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling. Then, Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard visits New Jersey to install a water softener.

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      This Old House: Cambridge 2012 | Window Seat, Stairs, Knee Walls

      aired: Thu, Dec 13, 2012

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook installs new granite steps, and host Kevin O'Connor helps general contractor Tom Silva build a timeless window seat and some MDF doors cleverly disguised as wainscoting. Master carpenter Norm Abram works on the treads and newel cap on the stairs, and the pine ceiling accents get whitewashed and lacquered.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Hand Planes, Cracked Walkway

      aired: Thu, Dec 13, 2012

      In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the proper way to use hand planes. Then, Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger helps a homeowner repair a cracked stone walkway.

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      This Old House: Cambridge 2012 | Swedish Design Details

      aired: Thu, Dec 6, 2012

      General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O'Connor how he's installing Southern yellow pine board accents in key spots for architectural interest, and to coordinate with the prefinished maple flooring that master carpenter Norm Abram is installing. Tile's going in in the master bath, and the roof deck gets PVC porch boards and a custom rail treatment.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Mulch, Natural-Gas Grill

      aired: Thu, Dec 6, 2012

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner how to properly mulch his garden beds. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard installs a natural gas line for a barbeque grill.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Window Trim, Pool Heater

      aired: Thu, Nov 29, 2012

      General contractor Tom Silva installs interior window trim. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new device that will heat a swimming pool for free using the excess heat produced by a central air conditioner.

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      This Old House: Cambridge 2012 | Gutters, Range, Fireplace

      aired: Thu, Nov 29, 2012

      Host Kevin O'Connor and master carpenter Norm Abram find the painters spraying the house a sunny yellow, while general contractor Tom Silva trims out the windows with a custom detail specified by the architect. Custom copper half round gutters and a Danish wood-burning fireplace go in, and homeowner Sally Peterson explores what commercial-grade cooking appliances can do for her kitchen.

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      This Old House: Cambridge 2012 | Plaster, Shingles, Radiant Heat

      aired: Tue, Nov 20, 2012

      After a taste of the local Japan Town, host Kevin O’Connor meets Vito Bucco, a 60-year veteran of the plastering trade. Master carpenter Norm Abram and general contractor Tom Silva match the old staggered shingle pattern. In Boston’s South End, Kevin visits interior designers Andrew Terrat and Dee Elms for a sneak peek at the Scandinavian Modern vision. Radiant heat and the boiler are going in.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Vinyl Fence, Shower Clog

      aired: Tue, Nov 20, 2012

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard replaces a clogged shower valve.

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      This Old House: Cambridge 2012 | Old and New in Harmony

      aired: Fri, Nov 16, 2012

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook installs a new bluestone walk. General contractor Tom Silva explains how he made replacement windows more acceptable to the Historic Commission and tile contractor Mark Ferrante uses a new prefab shower waterproofing system. Host Kevin O'Connor tours a house where modern and traditional live in harmony, and painting contractor Mauro Henrique gets started.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Kitchen Sink, Sidelights

      aired: Fri, Nov 16, 2012

      Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Colorado Spings to install a brand new kitchen sink and faucet. General contractor Tom Silva installs insulated sidelights on a front door.

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      This Old House: Cambridge 2012 | Exterior Improvements

      aired: Thu, Nov 8, 2012

      Mason Mark McCullough shows master carpenter Norm Abram how he's repointing the old brick foundation. Norm and general contractor Tom Silva replace the front porch columns and railing. Tom and host Kevin O'Connor get a rowing lesson on the Charles. Back at our house, Tom explains how to insulate our balloon frame house.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH: Task Lights, Cable Rail

      aired: Thu, Nov 8, 2012

      The crew visits New York City, where plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey tours a scale model of the city. Host Kevin O'Connor and a local electrician add task lighting to a Brooklyn kitchen. The guys play "What Is It" in Times Square with Jimmy Fallon. Landscape contractor Roger visits the Highline. General contractor Tom installs cable deck railing in Greenwich Village.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Palm Trees, Combo Boiler

      aired: Thu, Nov 1, 2012

      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 mu

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      This Old House: Cambridge 2012 | Landscape Plans, Roof Deck

      aired: Thu, Nov 1, 2012

      Host Kevin O'Connor rides this old bike to work, walks through the plans with landscape architect Greg Lombardi and helps general contractor Tom Silva frame the new roof deck. Landscape contractor Roger Cook grinds a giant stump and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey has been getting creative with the HVAC and plumbing roughs.

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      This Old House: Cambridge 2012 | Swedish Style

      aired: Thu, Oct 25, 2012

      Host Kevin O'Connor finds general contractor Tom Silva framing to vary ceiling height. Kevin meets designers Edie Van Breems and Rhonda Eleish to learn how our house's Scandinavian modern style evolved from more rustic Swedish country interiors. Master carpenter Norm Abram shows more framing, a new skylight goes in, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey previews the HVAC.

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      This Old House: ASK TOH: Sod/Wireless Thermostat

      aired: Thu, Oct 25, 2012

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner lay sod in his backyard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom shares a tip about finding measurements without doing math. Plus, Richard installs a wireless thermostat to control a heating system.

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Mantel, Leaky Faucet

      aired: Thu, Oct 18, 2012

      General contractor Tom Silva builds a custom fireplace mantel for a homeowner. Then, Roger shares some tips about garden edging. Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner repair a leaking kitchen faucet.

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      This Old House: Cambridge 2012 | Balloon Frame

      aired: Wed, Oct 17, 2012

      Master carpenter Norm Abram shows host Kevin O’Connor the bones of a balloon-frame house. General contractor Tom Silva relocates a load-bearing wall. Kevin and homeowner Sally Peterson learn about Victorian house colors. Sally and Kevin visit a Scandinavian-furniture shop. Tom frames in the basement using foam panels. Master electrician Allen Gallant upgrades and relocates the electrical service.

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      This Old House: AskTOH | Bluestone Patio, Bikes

      aired: Fri, Oct 12, 2012

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a bluestone patio in an urban backyard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner and her daughter hang their bikes in a small garage.

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      This Old House: Cambridge 2012 | Deconstruction and Design

      aired: Fri, Oct 12, 2012

      Deconstruction continues and Kevin visits an "eco" resale store in Springfield, MA. Arborist Jack Kelly removes the sick Norway maple that, left untouched, would come down on its own one day soon. The architects show Kevin the plan via a 3-D computer model, then they visit a house down the street with homeowner Sally Peterson to see the design ideas that first caught Sally's eye.

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      This Old House: Cambridge 2012 | Scandinavian Modern?

      aired: Fri, Oct 5, 2012

      This Old House is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where the crew will turn the inside of a dark, divided 1887 two-family into an open, Scandinavian-style one-family. Kevin O'Connor tours the house, while Roger Cook finds surprises outside. Richard Trethewey does an eye-opening energy audit. Architect Marcus Gleysteen shows Kevin his Scandinavian-style home. Tom Silva brings in deconstruction experts

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      This Old House: Ask TOH | Shelves, Washing Machine

      aired: Fri, Oct 5, 2012

      General contractor Tom Silva kicks off the eleventh season of Ask This Old House by helping a couple transform stock shelving into a custom built-in. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new washing machine valve that will prevent flooding.

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      This Old House: Barrington: Another Project Wraps

      aired: Sun, Apr 1, 2012

      As the project winds down in Barrington, Rhode Island, Norm and Kevin congratulate Andy on a job well done. Richard shares an advanced programmable thermostat with a 7-inch LCD screen. Solar shades are installed on the first floor while upstairs the master closet is divided up to accommodate both his and hers spaces. Interior designer Lisa Newman Paratore shows off the final decor choices.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Spray Paint, Wood Floor

      aired: Sun, Apr 1, 2012

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor refinish several worn out items using spray paint. Then, general contractor Tom Silva removes wall-to-wall carpet and installs a pre-finished wood floor. And in the loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin some new household devices that can be operated "hands-free."

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      This Old House: Barrington: The Finish Line

      aired: Sun, Mar 25, 2012

      Light green grout is used with glass tiles to give a depth of color to the backsplash. The garage gets a new insulated steel door and a storage system. A cable railing system gets installed outside. A gas stove goes in the living room; it will become a focal point at night, when water views are no longer visible. The lighting designer shows how layers of light were used to create distinct spaces.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Generator, Clogged Sewer

      aired: Sun, Mar 25, 2012

      Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron travel to Annapolis, Maryland, to install a manual transfer switch for a portable generator. Then Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterwards, Richard heads to Dallas to fix a sewer line that is clogged with tree roots.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Historic Windows, Filter

      aired: Sun, Mar 18, 2012

      General Contractor Tom Silva heads to Alexandria, Virginia to restore the windows in a home built by George Washington. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterwards, Richard installs a water filter at a kitchen sink.

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      This Old House: Barrington: Wall Dressing

      aired: Sun, Mar 18, 2012

      A retractable awning gets installed. New soapstone countertops get sealed with wax, not oil, for a more durable finish. Andy dresses up the half-walls with oak caps and a scotia molding. The light fixtures are being made by New England blacksmiths. Floor warming goes in the master bath. Richard tells us why the ERV unit is possibly the most important piece of mechanical equipment in the house.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Solar PPA, Framing Walls

      aired: Sun, Mar 11, 2012

      Alternative energy expert Ross Trethewey travels to San Francisco to learn about a new way to finance solar photovoltaic panels and then sees them installed. Afterward, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner frame the walls for a basement-remodeling project.

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      This Old House: Barrington: Cherry Kitchen

      aired: Sun, Mar 11, 2012

      The old driveway is replaced with new concrete pavers. Norm visits a custom cabinetshop to see how they are using high-end cherry veneers to make our kitchen. The installer scribes the refrigerator panel to fit. In the master bath the new soaking tub is set in a bed of fresh plaster. The painting contractor tries out a "full spectrum" paint that relies on other pigments to create richer colors.

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      This Old House: Barrington: The Finishes Begin

      aired: Sun, Mar 4, 2012

      The Brazilian hardwood garapa is being used for the new deck. Red cedar shingles are cut into a wave pattern. Kevin heads to Providence to meet designer Lisa Newman Paratore at her shop to see what she's pulling together for our project. Norm sees the decorative brackets being used on the exterior and learns why polyurethane is a better choice than PVC stock for this application.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Tile, Weatherstripping

      aired: Sun, Mar 4, 2012

      Contractor Angelo McRae helps a homeowner tile his bathroom floor. Then, General Contractor Tom Silva heads to Washington D.C. to help a homeowner weatherstrip her front door.

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      This Old House: Barrington: Coastal Landscape

      aired: Sun, Feb 26, 2012

      A sustainable coastal landscape is created using native plants along with freshly harvested local sod. Metalsmiths install a custom copper gutter and scupper. Renewable energy expert Ross Trethewey takes host Kevin O'Connor to see a lighthouse that is also an off-the-grid bed and breakfast for sustainability enthusiasts. Richard Trethewey sees the solar hot water system being used for our house.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Texas Plants, New Window

      aired: Sun, Feb 26, 2012

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook travels to Dallas to help a homeowner plant a garden using native species that are drought-tolerant. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner remove a door and replace it with a window.

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      This Old House: Barrington: A Newport Mansion

      aired: Sun, Feb 19, 2012

      Andy Tiplady shows Kevin why he's using red cedar shingles and the flair he's creating between the first and second floors. Richard Trethewey shows Kevin how we are heating and cooling the house using a hydronic system that is integrated with a solar hot water system. Solar panels are also being used for electricity. Norm get a behind-the-scenes look at The Elms, one of Newport's famous mansions.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Vinyl Casing, Dishwasher

      aired: Sun, Feb 19, 2012

      Host Kevin O'Connor works with a siding contractor to install new vinyl casing around a window. Then, Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a new dishwasher.

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      This Old House: Barrington: Building a Clambake!

      aired: Sun, Feb 12, 2012

      Builder Andy Tiplady shows master carpenter Norm Abram how he's installing the windows using a custom copper pan for flashing. Kevin visits the Hurricane Research Lab at the University of Florida to see their current research and to feel what it's like to stand in a Category 3 hurricane. At the end of the day, it is time for the clambake down on the beach.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Fast Hot Water, Chimney

      aired: Sun, Feb 12, 2012

      Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a recirculation pump to provide hot water quickly to a bathroom. Then, general contractor Tom Silva shares a tip for fixing the handle on a casement window. Afterward, Tom, Richard, host Kevin O'Connor, and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask "What Is It?" And Kevin travels to Dallas to help a homeowner line her fireplace chimney.

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      This Old House: Barrington: Hurricane Irene

      aired: Sun, Feb 5, 2012

      Host Kevin O'Connor finds builder Andy Tiplady with the new foundation in place, and framing underway. Andy and his crew are preparing for Hurricane Irene. The house survives the hurricane, but the neighborhood takes a hit. Kevin meets the Executive Director of the Coastal Resources Management Council, Grover Fugate, to see the lengths to which people will go to live by the water in Rhode Island.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Patio Upgrade, Mirror

      aired: Sun, Feb 5, 2012

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to San Francisco to upgrade a neglected urban patio. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom shows Kevin how to hang a heavy mirror on a wall.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Graywater, Small Engine

      aired: Sun, Jan 29, 2012

      Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey heads to San Francisco to install an irrigation system that reuses water from a washing machine. Back in the loft, Richard shows host Kevin O'Connor some toilets that are also designed for hand-washing. After that, Landscape Contractor Roger Cook visits an engine repair shop to learn how to maintain small gasoline engines.

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      This Old House: Barrington: An Introduction

      aired: Sun, Jan 29, 2012

      The crew opens the Barrington, Rhode Island, project aboard the Liberty. Homeowners Geoff Allen and Michelle Forcier bought the house for the beautiful water views. The biggest challenge will be building to withstand the marine environment. Master carpenter Norm Abram visits builder Andy Tiplady to see a classic home he recently built. Back at the house, Andy's crew starts gutting the first floor.

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      This Old House: Bedford: Final Reveal

      aired: Sun, Jan 22, 2012

      Roger Cook and Jenn Nawada install plant material. Mark Ferrante installs backsplash tile. Mike Bradshaw installs wallpaper. Roger and Tom install reproduction metalwork. Kathy Marshall and Becky Titlow see the finished kitchen. Joe Titlow shows Norm his garage workshop. Dee reveals design choices in the oldest part of the house. Andrew Terrat shows Kevin the new additions. The wrap party begins.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Fence Stain, Window Box

      aired: Sun, Jan 22, 2012

      Host Kevin O'Connor works with painter Mauro Henrique to stain a cedar fence. Then general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install window boxes and landscape contractor Roger Cook helps plant them.

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      This Old House: Bedford: Final Touches

      aired: Sun, Jan 15, 2012

      Roger Cook lays the driveway finish. Allen Gallant installs LED lights. Tony Bevilacqua shows custom canvas wall coverings. Blacksmith Carl Close shows Colonial-inspired ironwork. Tom Silva shows the new garage door. Realtor Ron Phipps explains challenges of antique home re-sale. Richard Trethewey shows the latest water heaters. Susan Arnold reveals the family room and kitchen lighting plans.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Panel Upgrade, Butterflies

      aired: Sun, Jan 15, 2012

      Electrician Scott Caron works with a homeowner to upgrade his electrical service from 100 to 200 amps. Then landscape contractor Roger Cook visits a garden designed to attract butterflies.

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      This Old House: Bedford: Doors and Tabletops

      aired: Sun, Jan 8, 2012

      General contractor Tom Silva restores the c. 1720 front door. The 1300-pound marble island top arrives. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows a new zone damper system. Furniture maker Steve Staples makes our custom table top out of reclaimed joists. Tom uses old doors to make sliding "barn" doors for the pantry. Mason Mark McCullough installs the brick hearth using reclaimed bricks.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Front Door, Rebar

      aired: Sun, Jan 8, 2012

      General contractor Tom Silva heads to Atlanta to help a homeowner install a solid oak front door. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger shares several tips for driving rebar into the ground.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Ice Dams, City Trees

      aired: Fri, Jan 6, 2012

      Tom Silva explains to a homeowner how ice dams form and how to prevent them. He then works with an insulation contractor to apply closed-cell spray foam insulation in an attic. Then Tom, along with Kevin O'Connor, Roger Cook, and Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard shares a tip about gutter downspouts. And, Roger heads to Philadelphia to plant trees on a city street.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Sump Pump, Rusty Railing

      aired: Thu, Jan 5, 2012

      Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Philadelphia to install a battery back-up sump pump. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and general contractor Tom Silva, ask What Is It? Afterward, Tom fixes a rusty metal railing on a set of front steps. And Kevin shares a tip about how to store a wheelbarrow.

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      This Old House: Bedford: A Major Milestone

      aired: Wed, Jan 4, 2012

      General contractor Tom Silva and master carpenter Norm Abram install massive decorative timbers. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows host Kevin O'Connor the prefabricated concrete mounting pad for the A/C condensers. Norm visits the Parson Capen House in Topsfield, MA. Tom uses a new hidden deck fastening system. Homeowner Joe Titlow installs a new shed from the home center.

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      This Old House: Bedford: On the Right Path

      aired: Wed, Jan 4, 2012

      Roger Cook creates a winding brick path. Kitchen designer Kathy Marshall shares the challenges of fitting a modern kitchen into an old house. Richard Trethewey looks at the zero-clearance gas fireplace before it's installed. Norm Abram makes wainscoting out of old sheathing boards. Tom Silva tells Kevin O'Connor that our red house will now be blue. Eleven-inch-wide white oak floor boards go down.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Porch Light, Water Lines

      aired: Sun, Dec 18, 2011

      Host Kevin O'Connor works with an electrician in Atlanta to install a front porch light. Then Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask What Is It? Afterward, Roger shows Kevin a tip for efficiently splitting firewood. And, Richard helps a homeowner who has hot water coming from his cold water faucet.

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      This Old House: Bedford: Milestones In and Out

      aired: Sun, Dec 18, 2011

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook installs a reclaimed granite front step. General contractor Tom Silva installs new wood windows. Master carpenter Norm Abram takes a visit to the Colonel James Barrett house. Plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey seals and insulates the old ductwork. In the yard, Roger spreads a rye grass mix that will blend with the old lawn but need less maintenance.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Pizza Oven, Pipe Threads

      aired: Mon, Dec 12, 2011

      General contractor Tom Silva travels to Philadelphia to help a homeowner put the finishing touch on a backyard pizza oven. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscaping contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard shows Kevin how to apply teflon tape, pipe dope, and wicking to threaded pipe connections.

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      This Old House: Bedford: Interior Design Ideas

      aired: Mon, Dec 12, 2011

      Master carpenter Norm Abram and general contractor Tom Silva create a more historically accurate front door surround. Certified arborist Matt Foti prescribes deep root injections for the ailing American Beech tree. Host Kevin O'Connor meets contractor Monica MacKenzie at an antique home she renovated. Interior designers Dee Elms and Andrew Terrat share their design direction for the new space.

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      This Old House: Bedford: A New Driveway

      aired: Sun, Dec 4, 2011

      General contractor Tom Silva installs new red cedar clapboards. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps remove some existing plumbing in the old kitchen. Landscape contractor Roger Cook installs a new asphalt driveway that will later be topped with a rustic finish. Richard shows host Kevin O'Connor how he's solving a rough plumbing problem by using a wet vent in the powder room.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Railing, Stone Yard

      aired: Sun, Dec 4, 2011

      General contractor Tom Silva helps two homeowners build a railing for their porch. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger and Kevin visit a stone yard to learn about stone used to build walls.

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      This Old House: Bedford: Kitchen Inspiration

      aired: Mon, Nov 28, 2011

      General contractor Tom Silva replaces a rotted post. Window restoration specialist Alison Hardy installs the restored historic window sashes. Host Kevin O'Connor finds electrician Allen Gallant upgrading the electrical service in the garage. Interior designers Dee Elms and Andrew Terrat show Kevin the house that inspired our kitchen. Tom and Kevin remove strip flooring to reveal historic boards.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Sink Drain, Floor Fix

      aired: Mon, Nov 28, 2011

      Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Georgia to fix a kitchen sink drain. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner quiet his squeaky hardwood floors.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Cracked Walkway, Mold

      aired: Sun, Nov 20, 2011

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner repair a crack in an asphalt walkway. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner get rid of the mold in her attic.

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      This Old House: Bedford: Insulation, Roofing

      aired: Sun, Nov 20, 2011

      General contractor Tom Silva adds insulation to the oldest part of the house. Landscape contractor Roger Cook and homeowner Becky Titlow get a lesson in building a cook's garden. Landscape designer Jenn Nawada and Roger build raised beds out of old fieldstone and Becky plants the first vegetables. Tom and host Kevin O'Connor waterproof the new roof with a self-sealing membrane.

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      This Old House: Bedford: New Space Revealed

      aired: Mon, Nov 14, 2011

      Host Kevin O'Connor and building science expert Joe Lstiburek discuss the benefits of using OBS sheathing. General Contractor Tom Silva removes a cast iron pipe obstructing structural beams and installs new post supports. Master carpenter Norm Abram meets window restoration specialist Alison Hardy to see our historic window sash repaired. Tom and Kevin take down the old wall of the ell.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Shrubs, Baseboards

      aired: Mon, Nov 14, 2011

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner remove several overgrown shrubs in front of her house and plant many new perennials. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard helps a couple quiet their noisy baseboard heater.

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      This Old House: Bedford: Yard and New Gable Wall

      aired: Wed, Nov 9, 2011

      Host Kevin O'Connor meets landscape designer Jenn Nawada to see the site plan. Landscape contractor Roger Cook removes the invasive vines and brambles from the back yard. General contractor Tom Silva and master carpenter Norm Abram raise the new family room gable wall. Tom and Kevin repair a historic window sill. Norm and Kevin demo the ceiling in the ell to regain head height for the kitchen.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Insulation, Foundation

      aired: Wed, Nov 9, 2011

      Host Kevin O'Connor works with an insulation contractor to show the proper way to insulate a wall using fiberglass batts. Then Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner repoint a fieldstone foundation.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Hedge Prune; Backsplash

      aired: Sun, Oct 30, 2011

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner prune an overgrown evergreen hedge. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner install a tile backsplash in his kitchen.

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      This Old House: Bedford: New Entrance, Old Bricks

      aired: Sun, Oct 30, 2011

      Host Kevin O'Connor arrives to find the walls of the entry addition framed up, and general contractor Tom Silva creating the connection to the main house. Mason Mark McCullough repairs the chimney that was cut away to make way for the addition. The fireplace gets removed from the kitchen. Master carpenter Norm Abram revisits the Acton Project. Kevin and Joe see recent discoveries from the jobsite.

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      This Old House: Bedford: Work on the Addition Begins

      aired: Sun, Oct 23, 2011

      General contractor Tom Silva and mason Mark McCullough carefully open a hole in the old foundation. Window restoration specialist Alison Hardy removes the historic sashes for rehab. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits the local library to see the oldest existing flag in the country, The Bedford Flag. Tom finds and repairs a rotted sill. Tom forms the new foundation out of ICFs.

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      This Old House: AskTOH: Water Heater, Range Hood

      aired: Sun, Oct 23, 2011

      Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace a corroded fitting on his water heater. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscaping contractor Roger Cook, and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner install a vented range hood in her kitchen.

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      This Old House: Bedford: And the Work Begins

      aired: Sun, Oct 16, 2011

      Landscape contractor Roger Cook saves plants from the yard for future use. Homeowner Joe Titlow shows how his company builds architectural models with a 3-D printer. Roger clears overgrowth that's in the way of the addition while Kevin and master carpenter Norm Abram begin demo. Roger sets up a drain and sump pump to deal with water in the excavated hole. Mason Mark McCullough demos the chimney.

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