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 April 4, 2013
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - Episode #3201
This season This Old House will travel to both city and the country, offering new ideas for young families, as well as those thinking about aging-in-place. First up is an 1887 Victorian-era two-family in the Porter Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts that homeowners John Stone and Sally Peterson hope to turn into a one-family home. The historic exterior will remain largely intact, while inside, the dark collection of small rooms will be transformed into a bright, modern, open, Scandinavian-style interior. Host Kevin O'Connor tours the house, while landscape contractor Roger Cook finds a few surprises in the yard. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey uses an eye-opening home energy audit to demonstrate the need for efficiency upgrades. Sally shares Swedish heritage with her architect, Marcus Gleysteen, who shows host Kevin O'Connor the Scandinavian aspects of his own home - lots of white, natural materials, wood ceilings, and a blend of old and new. To achieve the same look at our house, general contractor Tom Silva brings in deconstruction expert John Grossman to remove all of the old and unneeded house parts ? they will later be resold, reused, or recycled at a local salvage shop - but first, they carefully peel back the layers of the old house one by one.

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Products & Services

Architect
Contractor:
Marcus Gleysteen, AIA

Deconstruction Contractor
Contractor:
Eco Building Bargains
tel. 413-788-6900

Demolition Contractor
Contractor:
TJ O?Reilly Demolition and Removal

Hauling/Disposal
Contractor:
E. L. Harvey & Sons, Inc.
tel. 800-321-3002

Home Energy Audit
Contractor:
Next Step Living

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1101
General contractor Tom Silva kicks off the 11th season of Ask This Old House by helping a couple transform stock shelving into a custom built-in. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new washing machine valve that will prevent flooding.

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Customizing Stock Shelves
Tom Silva helps a couple transform stock shelving into a custom built-in.

Where to find it?
The existing bookcases that Tom modified are in the Billy series of bookcases, available at IKEA
Tom used pre-primed pine boards for the soffits and face frames, which are available at lumberyards.

Timed Washing Machine Valve
Richard Trethewey installs a new washing machine valve that will prevent flooding.

Where to find it?
Richard installed the Time Out valve, which is manufactured by Keeney Manufacturing Company

He also showed two other washing machine valves in the loft. The valve that includes an electrical outlet and shuts off when the machine is off is the IntelliFlow Automatic Washing Machine Shutoff Valve. The manual shutoff valve is the 175C Single Handle Washing Machine Shutoff Valve. Both are manufactured by Watts.

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