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 July 5, 2012
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

David: This Old House - Episode #3114
General contractor Tom Silva shows master carpenter Norm Abram how he's restoring the circa 1720 raised panel front door with flexible epoxy and a new paint job. Countertop installer Danny Puccio is on hand as the 1300-pound marble island top is hefted into the kitchen, and kitchen designer Kathy Marshall shows how the hole in the marble will accommodate a concealed compost bin. Plumbing and heating
expert Richard Trethewey shows host Kevin O'Connor how he's upgrading the ducted HVAC system to go from one zone to three with the help of a plug-and-play zone damper system that makes retrofits and zoning a hot air system easy. In Plainville, Massachusetts, furniture maker Steve Staples shows Norm how he's making our custom farm table top out of reclaimed floor joists. Back in Bedford, Tom shows Norm how he is using two old doors found in the house to make sliding "barn" entry doors for the new walk-in pantry. Mason Mark McCullough installs the new raised brick hearth around the zero clearance gas fireplace using the bricks from the old kitchen chimney. Homeowner Joe Titlow takes on yet another project himself, this time composite decking and replacing the rotted railings on his back deck.

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Kitchen Counters
Island: Danby Marble; Wall Counters: Zimbabwe Black Granite
Supplier:
Gerrity Stone

Kitchen Design
Manufacturer:
K. Marshall Design Inc.

Kitchen Cabinets
Manufacturer:
Levant Kitchen Furniture

Painting Contractor
Contractor:
Mauro's Painting

Masonry Contractor
Contractor:
MJM Masonry

Floor Protection
Manufacturer:
Ram Board Floor Protection

Custom Wood Table
Manufacturer:
Staples Creative Art Furniture

Decking
Manufacturer:
Trex Company
tel. 800-289-8739

HVAC Zoning System
Manufacturer:
ZoneFirst

Gas Fireplace
Ventana with Victorian Red Brick Liner
and Fenderfire Double Door Front

Supplier:
Cape Ann Chimney & Hearth

Manufacturer:
Valor

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1014
General contractor Tom Silva heads to Alexandria, Virginia to restore the windows in a home built by George Washington. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterwards, Richard installs a water filter at a kitchen sink.

Historic Window Restoration
General contractor Tom Silva went to Alexandria, Virginia to restore the windows in a home built by George Washington. Tom cut the paint seal on the inside and outside of the window, allowing him to operate the lower sash. Then he removed the window "stops" and sash. He opened the weight pockets, replaced the broken sash cords, and reassembled the window.

Where to find it?
All of the tools and materials for this project, including a painter's 5-in-1 tool, putty knife, and replacement sash cords can be purchased at a hardware store or home center.

What Is It?
Roger asks the guys to identify a large plastic disk with a slit.

Where to find it?
The Rain Saucer attaches to the top of a rain barrel and creates a standalone rainwater harvesting system.

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Installing a Water Filter
Richard helps a homeowner install a water filter at his kitchen sink.

Where to find it?
The filter that Richard installed is manufactured by AquaPure.

It was provided by The Walter F. Morris Company, a wholesale plumbing and HVAC supplier.

The "Slug Buster" tool that Richard used to cut through the stainless steel sink is manufactured by Greenlee.