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 May 10, 2012
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

David: This Old House - Episode #3106
Host Kevin O'Connor arrives to find the new family addition framed up and sheathed using something fairly new ? a coated OSB product that has the properties of a house wrap built in. Building science expert Joe Lstiburek explains why he thinks the sheathing board, when properly installed with taped seams, beats traditional methods of keeping air and water out of a building. Inside, Kevin finds general contractor Tom Silva and a major discovery?a cast iron pipe that was run several years ago straight through two structural beams in the kitchen. The fix is a new footing and lally column in the basement, and new post supports in the kitchen placed to accommodate the new stove vent hood. Master carpenter Norm Abram meets window restoration specialist Alison Hardy at her shop in Peabody, Massachusetts, to see the historic window sash stripped, repaired, re-glazed and repainted. Later at the house, they will be weather stripped and outfitted with new hardware to increase their insulating and mechanical performance. With the structured now fully repaired, Tom and Kevin take down the old wall of the ell, opening up the kitchen to the new family room for the first time.

Building Sciences Engineer
Contractor:
Building Science Corp.
Contact: Joseph Lstiburek, building scientist

Historic Window Restoration
Contractor:
Window Woman of New England

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1006
Landscaping 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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Remove Overgrown Shrubs
Roger helps a homeowner remove several overgrown shrubs in front of her house and plant many new perennials.

Where to find it?
The new perennials that Roger planted are:

Vinca minor 'Bowes Variety'
Azalea x 'Delaware Valley White'
Rosa 'Radrazz'
Heuchera villosa 'Caramel'
Paeonia 'Karl Rosenfield'
Hemerocallis x 'Happy Returns'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Acebo 'Golden Girl'

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

Where to find it?
Roger demonstrated the Weedblaster Pro herbicide sprayer.

Noisy Baseboard Heater
Richard helps a couple quiet their noisy baseboard heater by shortening the copper pipes and installing connectors that expand and contract.

Where to find it?
Copper couplings, flexible connectors, and soldering supplies are available at plumbing supply stores.

The plastic carriers are manufactured by Slant/Fin:

Slant/Fin Corp.
516-484-0103