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 December 19, 2013
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight.

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This Old House - Episode #3304
An icon of the Jersey Shore's beach culture, Seaside Heights is working hard to pull its Sandy-battered boardwalk up by the bootstraps by Memorial Day weekend, submerged rollercoaster and all. Host Kevin O'Connor meets Mayor William Akers and Lou Cirigliano from Casino Pier, which was almost completely devoured by the sea, to check out the work in progress. Master Carpenter Norm Abram checks back to find the framing complete at the Bay Head cottage and the crew installing the new mahogany decking on the signature wrap-around porch. Back in Point Pleasant, after an update with Carlos, Kevin meets entrepreneur Nick Baker, who's importing concrete crushing machines from Italy that can turn Carlos' demolished concrete slab and foundation into useable fill for the new slab, without taking it offsite. Superstorm Sandy may have turned Rita Gurry's life upside down, but today her new modular home is being built?inside out. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey tours the factory in rural Pennsylvania where the modules that will fit together seamlessly to make Rita's new home are being made, in less than a week!

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Products and Services

Mahogany Decking
Supplier:
Woodhaven Lumber

?A Battered Boardwalk Returns?
Side Trip:
Casino Pier
Seaside Heights, NJ

Concrete mini-crusher
Manufacturer:
Komplet North America/ Compact Concrete Crushers Inc.

Parallel Strand Lumber beams (Pt. Pleasant Project)
Manufacturer:
Weyerhaeuser Parallam

Modular Home factory tour
Side Trip:
Excel Homes plant
Liverpool, PA

Show close at Manasquan restaurant
Side Trip:
Leggett?s Sand Bar
Manasquan, NJ

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1204
General Contractor Tom Silva visits Seattle where he helps a homeowner install a new, pre-hung front door.Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey discusses an important water heater safety device. Landscape Contractor
Roger Cook shows how to use big containers for screening and shading in a backyard. And the guys ask "What Is It?"

Replacing a Front Door
Tom visits Seattle where he helps a homeowner install a new, pre-hung front door.

Where to find it?
Tom installed a quarter-light straight grain fir door, style 5662, manufactured by Buffelen Door. Tom installed a SmartCode electronic deadbolt and Austin handle in Venetian Bronze finish. Both are manufactured by Kwikset. Expert assistance on this project was provided by Johnson Brothers Construction of Seattle. Additional support was provided by Simpson Door Company. Water Heater Safety Valves Richard discusses the importance of a temperature and pressure relief valve, a water heater safety device.

Where to find it?
Temperature and pressure relief valves (TPR's) must be installed on all water heaters.

It is critical that a leaking or defective TPR valve is replaced immediately. Replacements can be purchased at home centers and plumbing supply stores.

It is also important that TPR valves are not plugged or tampered with in any way.

Richard also showed the Safe Plug Relief valve, a device that is designed to prevent tampering with the TPR valve. It is manufactured by Dulac Plumbing Innovations Corp..

Photographs of the home damaged by a water heater explosion were provided by Anchor Inspections of Phoenix, Arizona and by the City of Phoenix.

What Is It?
Richard shows a plastic device that's a cylinder with an O-ring.

Where to find it?
Richard demonstrated the Nooski mouse trap, manufactured by Contech Enterprises.

Planting with Big Containers
Roger tours a greenhouse to see options for containers and container plants, and then shows how to use big containers for screening and shading in a backyard.

Where to find it?
Roger visited Mahoney's Garden Center to view options in containers and plantings.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Carrie Kelly of Mahoney's Garden Center.

Several containers were provided by Lechuza Plant Systems.

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