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 May 24, 2012
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

David: This Old House - Episode #3108
General contractor Tom Silva finishes up the last of the structural work by replacing an undersized and partially rotted old post in the kitchen. Meanwhile, window restoration specialist Alison Hardy reinstalls the restored historic window sashes in the dining room, adding spring-action hardware and weatherstripping to make them more efficient. In the garage, host Kevin O'Connor finds electrician Allen Gallant upgrading the electrical service to 100 amps so it can function as a workshop. Allen installs a system of metallic tubing as conduit on the inside of the building, and outside, brings the wires to the garage via a fishing system controlled by foot pedals for safety. Then, Kevin meets interior designers Dee Elms and Andrew Terrat at a house they designed in Cambridge, MA that inspired the look for the Bedford Project kitchen. Back at the house, Tom shows Kevin how he's removing the more modern narrow strip flooring in the study to reveal the more historic wide pine boards underneath. With a light sanding and clear finish, the 200-year-old patina will stay intact.

Electrical Contractor
Contractor:
Gallant Electric
tel. 781-862-4636

Interior Designers
Contractor:
Terrat Elms Interior Design

Historic Window Restoration
Contractor:
Window Woman of New England

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1008
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Georgia to fix a kitchen sink drain. 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 quiet his squeaky hardwood floors.

Kitchen Sink Drain
Richard travels to Georgia to fix a kitchen sink drain.

Where to find it?
All of the materials for this project, including thin-walled tubular PVC traps and drain pipes, are available at home centers and plumbing supply stores.

The tailpiece extension cutter (part number P-TEC 2550) is manufactured by:

Ridgid
800-474-3443

At the beginning of this segment, Richard took in some of the sights of Atlanta, including:

World of Coca-Cola

Inside CNN Studio Tour

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

Where to find it?
Tom demonstrated a portable ultrasonic humidifier. It is manufactured by:

Air-O-Swiss
800-336-0326

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Tom helps a homeowner quiet his squeaky hardwood floors.

Where to find it?
The "Squeeeeek No More" breakaway screws are manufactured by:

O'Berry Enterprises

Back at the barn, Tom showed how similar breakaway screws can be used on a carpeted floor. The carpeting was provided by: