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 April 11, 2013
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - Episode #3202
Back at the Cambridge 2012 project, the deconstruction continues with the removal of the central chimney that is in the way of the new kitchen. The crew removes it by hand, brick by brick, so they can reuse it on another job. Host Kevin O'Connor visits deconstruction expert John Grossman at his "eco" resale store in Springfield, MA. He has tripled the size of his operation since our last job together, mostly due to increased awareness and affordability of his services. Landscape contractor Roger Cook welcomes back arborist Jack Kelly to remove the sick Norway maple that, left untouched, would come down on its own one day soon. His crew makes quick work of it with bucket trucks, tag lines, chainsaws and chippers. With the inside of the house opened up, architects Marcus Gleysteen and Robyn Bell show Kevin the plan for the new space via a 3-D computer model, then the visit a house down the street with homeowner Sally Peterson to see the design ideas that first caught Sally's eye

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Products & Services

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

Demolition Contractor
Contractor:
TJ O?Reilly Demolition and Removal

Architect
Contractor:
Marcus Gleysteen, AIA

Arborist
Contractor:
Bartlett Tree Experts
tel. 877-Bartlett

Hauling/Disposal
Contractor:
E. L. Harvey & Sons, Inc.

tel. 800-321-3002

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1102
Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a bluestone patio in an urban backyard. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask ?What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner and her daughter hang their bikes in a small garage.

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Installing a Bluestone Patio
Roger helps a homeowner install a bluestone patio in an urban backyard.

The bluestone that Roger used for this project was natural cleft bluestone in 18"x24" and 24"x36" pieces. The bluestone was purchased at Martignetti Enterprises.
For the base material, Roger used ?pack" or ?graded base," which is a mixture of ?" stone and stone dust. For the setting bed, he used a mix of nine parts stone dust to one part portland cement. To lock the stones together, he used Polymeric Sand. Pack, stone dust, portland cement, and Polymeric sand are available through a masonry supplier.

Roger used a gas-powered plate compacter to compact the base material. These can be rented from a tool rental store.

What Is It?
Roger showed the guys a large, black, plastic disk that expands.

The Leaf Loader is manufactured by Noo Tools
Hanging Bicycles
Tom helps a homeowner and her daughter hang their bikes in a small garage.

Where to find it?
Tom installed several bike racks manufactured by

Bike Lifts were installed in the ceiling above the car.

A Bike Hanger was used to hang a bike by its tire next to the garage door.

In the loft, Roger demonstrated the Single Folding Bike Rack and Kevin demonstrated the Wall Bike Stand.

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