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 October 17, 2013
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - Episode #3303
Host Kevin O'Connor meets Special Counsel Chris Nelson on the bridge in Mantoloking NJ to hear the story of the storm that took out 200 of the 528 houses in their town, and they head out in a beach rescue vehicle to see the scale of the job ahead. Now that the Bay Head project house has been lifted four feet for repairs, builder Kevin D'Anuncia?ao shows Master Carpenter Norm Abram the progress on the framing, how they worked around the cribbing, and the improvements they're making to the spaces on the second floor. The Point Pleasant house is finally up on cribbing, and Gary Seider shows Kevin how they'll pin it to the ground using steel helical pull-down micro-piles that screw into the soil while pulling a grout-filled sleeve with them for lateral support. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey hears from modular home builder Anthony Zarrilli that traditional wooden piles are the cost-effective way to go for new construction: they drive the piles to the required elevation, then cut them to receive the bandboard that will support the house. Norm takes Richard to see a welcome sign of life in Bay Head?Mueller?s Bakery?a Shore fixture for 100 years that is just now opening after 7 months of rebuilding from Sandy damage.

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Bay Head: Bumping Out in Back


Products and Services

Helical pull-down micro-piles
Supplier:
DANBRO Distributors
Manufacturer:
CHANCE - Hubbell Power Systems Inc.

Helical pile installer
Contractor:
South Jersey Helical Piers Inc.

Engineer (Pt. Pleasant Project)
Contractor:
Joseph Kociuba, P.E., R.C. Associates Consulting Inc.
Manasquan, NJ
tel. 732-528-0141

Custom Modular Builder (Manasquan Project)
Contractor:
Zarrilli Homes

Bay Head Bakery side trip
Side Trip:
Mueller?s Bakery
Bay Head, NJ

Additional footage from video ?The Miracle of Rte 35?
Supplier:
Arora & Associates, P.C. Consulting Engineers

Additional photography from Jersey Shore Magazine
Supplier:
Photographer: Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen, US Air Force

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1203
Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey replaces a leaking kitchen faucet with a new hands-free model. Kevin explains rechargeable batteries. Landscape Contractor Roger Cook installs a channel drain in a driveway to divert rainwater. And the guys ask "What Is It?"

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Hands-Free Kitchen Faucet
Richard replaces a leaking kitchen faucet with a new hands-free model.

Where to find it?
Richard installed the "Haysfield with MotionSense" kitchen faucet (model: 87350ESRS), manufactured by Moen and available at .

What Is It?
Roger shows two flexible tools with large metal hooks, and the guys try to guess its intended use.

Where to find it?
The Timber Claw is a log carrying tool, available in 16" and 24" lengths, and manufactured by Timber Tuff Tools.
Ask Kevin: Tool Batteries
Kevin explains rechargeable tool batteries including the difference between the two major types ? Nickel Cadmium and Lithium Ion.

Where to find it?
Kevin demonstrated Nickel Cadmium and Lithium Ion batteries. These are the two most common batteries found on cordless power tools.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Call2Recycle and by Chris Shea of Batteries Plus in Woburn, MA.

Driveway Channel Drain
Roger installs a channel drain in a driveway to divert rainwater.

Where to find it?
Roger installed a medium-duty channel drain, manufactured by NDS.
He used PVC drainage pipe to carry the water away and patched the driveway with asphalt cold patch. Both of these are available at home centers and specialty suppliers.
Expert assistance for this project was provided by Larchmont Irrigation

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