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 April 19, 2012
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

David: This Old House - Episode #3103
Master carpenter Norm Abram continues work on removing the old clapboards, while out back at the new addition, general contractor Tom Silva and mason Mark McCullough carefully open up a hole in the old fieldstone foundation that will connect the old basement space to the new. Inside, host Kevin O'Connor finds window restoration specialist Alison Hardy and her crew removing the historic sashes to be taken off site for rehab. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits the local library to see the oldest existing flag in the country, the Bedford Flag, first hand. Back at the project house, Tom shows Kevin a rotted sill that he found during demo and explains how he plans to patch, rather than replace it. The footprint of the addition starts to take shape as Tom forms the new foundation out of ICFs. At the end of the day, a concrete truck arrives for the pour.

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Bedford Flag Story
Side Trip:
Bedford Public Library

Masonry Contractor
Contractor:
MJM Masonry
tel. 781-862-1170

Insulated Concrete Forms
Manufacturer:
Nudura Insulated Concrete Forms

Historic Window Restoration
Contractor:
Window Woman of New England

Ask This Old House - Episode #1003
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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Corroded water heater fitting
Richard replaces a corroded nipple fitting on a water heater.

Where to find it?
All of the materials for this project, including copper pipe, soldering equipment, dielectric nipples, and anode rods are available at home centers and plumbing supply stores.

Parts supplied by:
Watertown Supply
800-323-3233

What is it?
The guys try to guess the intended purpose of an unusual-looking product.

Where to find it?
Tom demonstrated a device that will automatically water your houseplants while you're away from home. The "Automatic Plant Watering System" (item: #375759) is available from:
Improvements Catalog

Installing a vented range hood
Tom Silva helped a homeowner install a vented range hood in her kitchen. First, he cut a hole in the exterior wall, carefully avoiding a nearby stud. Then he cut the aluminum siding and installed a mounting block for the duct cover. Finally, he hung the exhaust fan above the stove and connected the ductwork.

Where to find it?
Ductwork and other parts were provided by:
Air Purchases, Inc.
781-273-2050