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

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This Old House - Episode #3214
Host Kevin O'Connor arrives to find Landscape Contractor Roger Cook finishing up the driveway and the planting. Inside, Master Carpenter Norm Abram finds the first floor nearly complete?and very white?except for the small powder room where wallpaper installer Mike Bradshaw is putting up a bold hand-drawn wave pattern made in England. We see his technique for cutting and installing around the new blue vanity. General Contractor Tom Silva turns his attention to the basement, where he meets homeowner John Stone to help him make a simple DIY workshop with materials from the home center. They make a workbench out of a solid core door and add pegboard for tool storage.

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Products & Services

Powder Room Wallpaper
Manufacturer:
Abigail Edwards Ltd
Installer:
Mike Bradshaw Wallcovering

Glass Studio Visit
Manufacturer:
Carrie Gustafson Glass
Side Trip:
Almost Perfect Glass

Audio Visual Equipment & Design
Manufacturer:
Bang & Olufsen

Master Bedroom Closet System
Manufacturer:
California Closets

Basement Floor Tiles
Manufacturer:
Forbo Marmoleum

Radio-Controlled Home Lighting Controls
Manufacturer:
Lutron RadioRA2 Home Control

Basement Flooring Installer
Installer:
Pavilion Floors

Cellular Motorized Window Shades
Manufacturer:
Serena Shades

Basement Foor Concrete Protection
Treat-Proof
Manufacturer:
Spraylock

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1114
Host Kevin O'Connor heads to Del Ray Beach, Florida to restore Terrazzo floors. Then, Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner repair a cracked floor joist.

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Restoring Terrazzo Floors
Kevin heads to Del Ray Beach, Florida to restore Terrazzo floors.

Where to find it?
Expert assistance with this project was provided by Frank Andreou of Terrazzo Care Restoration.

Restoring terrazzo floors involves sanding and polishing with specialty tools. This job is best handled by a professional.

What Is It?
Tom asks the guys to identify a steel tool that expands.

Where to find it?
The tool that Tom demonstrated was an antique chimney cleaner, sent in by a viewer.

Repairing a Cracked Floor Joist
Tom helps a homeowner repair a cracked floor joist.

Where to find it?
Tom fixed a stress crack that formed along the notch of an old floor joist using wood glue and a jack. He then attached the joist to a carrying beam using a joist hanger for rough sawn timbers. These supplies are available at home centers and lumber yards.

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