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 May 3, 2012
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

David: This Old House - Episode #3105Host Kevin O'Connor meets with landscape designer Jenn Nawada Evans to see her plan for the rambling site. The first order of business is reclaiming a good percentage of the backyard from invasive vines and brambles that have been encroaching on the lawn for years. Landscape contractor Roger Cook and his crew make quick work of it using a skid steer loader with a brush hog attachment. General contractor Tom Silva and master carpenter Norm Abram assemble and raise the gable wall for the new family room addition. Then, on the front of the house, Tom and Kevin repair a historic windowsill that has collapsed, while adding new insulation, flashing, and side casings to the opening. At the end of the day, Norm and Kevin demo the old, low ceiling in the ell to see if any head height can be reclaimed for the new kitchen.

Landscape Design
Contractor:
Nawada Landscape Design, Inc.

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1005
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 landscaping 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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Installing Fiberglass Insulation
Kevin works with an insulation contractor to show the proper way to insulate a wall using fiberglass batts.

Where to find it?
Expert installation was performed by:

Rogers Insulation Specialists
508-875-8950

Kevin and the installer used "EcoTouch" insulation, which is formaldehyde-free and made from 50% recycled content. It is manufactured by Owens Corning.

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

Where to find it?
Tom demonstrated the "ePool" water quality monitor. It measures temperature, pH, and chlorine and is manufactured by:

GAME
888-382-5988

Repointing a Fieldstone Foundation
Tom helps a homeowner repoint a fieldstone foundation.

Where to find it?
Masonry tools and mortar mix can be purchased at a home center.

Tom used a Type S Masonry Mortar Mix manufactured by Quikrete.

Tom mixes the mortar using the Mix-It-Quik mixer
800-688-8343