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 April 26, 2012
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

David: This Old House - Episode #3104
Host Kevin O'Connor arrives to find the floor and walls of the new entry addition framed up, and general contractor Tom Silva getting ready to create the connection to the main house. He lends a hand as they frame up the new roof that will overlay the existing roof. Mason Mark McCullough returns to repair the exterior chimney that was cut away to make way for the new family room addition. Mark shows Kevin how to weave in the bricks so they look like they've always been there. Homeowner Joe Titlow shows Kevin why he wants the hulking fireplace and chimney gone from his kitchen, and they get to work removing it from the top down, brick by brick. Master carpenter Norm Abram revisits the oldest This Old House project to date, the Acton Project, to see how the addition there is holding up after 17 years, and what they'd do differently if they could do it all again. Back at the project house, Kevin and Joe check out some recent discoveries from the jobsite?musket balls, sleigh bells, ox shoes, and silverware from the Colonial days.

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

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1004

Landscaping 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.

Pruning an overgrown hedge
Roger helps a homeowner prune an overgrown evergreen hedge.

Where to find it?
Most of the tools for this project, including bypass hand pruners and pole pruners are available at home centers and garden centers.

The "chainlock" tree ties that Roger used to support the branches are manufactured by:

Master Mark Plastics
800-535-4838

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

Where to find it?
Roger demonstrated a Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder available from:

AbsolutelyNew, Inc.
415-865-6200

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Installing a Kitchen Backsplash
Tom helps a homeowner install a tile backsplash in his kitchen.

Where to find it?
The homeowner selected the following tile:

Vatican Brick Bond 5/8" x 7/8"
Turin Series
Manufactured by: Royalty Glass

It was purchased from:
Tile International
781-899-8286

The tile adhesive on a roll is:

Bondera Tile MatSetGrace Construction Products
888-862-8738

The pre-mixed grout is:

Simple Grout
Custom Building Products
800-272-8786