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 February 27, 2014
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - Episode #3317
This Old House welcomes a special guest from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch: Bering Sea deck boss and aspiring captain Edgar Hansen. When he's not doing the most dangerous job in the world, he is a DIY guy who loves home renovation. To assess his skills, General Contractor Tom Silva puts Edgar to work patching cracks in the horsehair plaster walls at the front entry, then Richard shows him how the PEX tubing we are using for the water lines needs to be "fished" through the building. Meanwhile, Norm and Tom tackle the project of raising the height of the railing on the second floor landing, to make it safer for the kids. Then Landscaper Contractor Roger Cook sees how Edgar handles a jackhammer as he helps to remove the old set of concrete stairs at the front entry to make way for the new. At the end of the day, Edgar compares notes with Mastor Carpentor Norm Abram and Host Kevin O'Connor before he heading back to crab fishing in Alaska.

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Products and Services

PEX Radiant & Plumbing system
Manufacturer:
Uponor

Edgar Hansen
Contractor:
F/V Northwestern

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1216
Roger visits Biloxi, Mississippi where he builds a high tunnel greenhouse with a homeowner. Richard explains the best types of pliers and wrenches. Electrician Scott Caron converts three recessed lights into three pendants in a kitchen. And the guys ask "What Is It?"

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Biloxi High Tunnel Greenhouse
Roger visits Biloxi, Mississippi where he builds a high tunnel greenhouse with a homeowner.

Where to find it?
All of the materials for this project, including 20-foot lengths of 1" PVC pipe, Pressure-treated 2x4s, and 4 mil plastic sheeting, are available at home centers.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by the Mississippi State University Coastal Research & Extension Center.

What Is It?
Tom shows a big green ball on wheels, and the guys try to guess its intended use.

Where to find it?
The RoboReel is an automatic garden hose reel, manufactured by Great Stuff, Inc.

Recessed Light Conversion
Electrician Scott Caron converts three recessed lights into three pendants in a kitchen.

Where to find it?
The Can Converter is a recessed light conversion kit that allows a recessed light to be converted to any other light fixture.

Scott installed the Chateau Deville Mini Pendant fixture, manufactured by Hampton Bay and Cree Soft White LED replacement bulbs. Both are available at The Home Depot.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Caron Electric.

Ask Richard: Pliers & Wrenches
Richard explains several types of pliers and wrenches.

Where to find it?
Groove-joint pliers, combination wrenches, adjustable open-ended wrenches, and pipe wrenches are available at plumbing supply stores and home centers.

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