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 March 6, 2014
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - Episode #3318
Local historian Richard Duffy reveals the common thread behind some of Arlington's most beloved historic buildings. Landscape Contractor Roger Cook shows Host Kevin O'Connor how he's using new granite steps with an antique look to dramatically improve the appearance of the front entry. To help with the tight fit against the house, Roger places the middle step on a bed of ice, so it will melt right into place. Inside, plaster contractor Bob Bucco repairs the severely damaged plaster mouldings and medallion by hand, while 3D printing specialist David Kempskie arrives to show how the repairs can also be made in a computer, thanks to state-of-the-art 3D scanning, modeling, and printing technology. Back out front, it's time to finally add a railing to the entry porch. Master Carpenter Norm Abram and General Contractor Tom Silva review the design options provided by the architect, then get to work fabricating the balustrade, which features a whimsical and period-appropriate flat-stock baluster that is custom-made on site.

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Products and Services

PEX Radiant & Plumbing system
Manufacturer:
Uponor

Whittemore-Robbins House
Side Trip:
Whittemore-Robbins House

Robbins Library
Side Trip:
Robbins Library

Arlington Historical Society
Side Trip:
Arlington Historical Society
tel. 781-648-4300

Plastering Contractor
Contractor:
Bucco Plastering
Beverly, MA
tel. 978-922-1477

3D Scanner
Contractor:
Creaform 3D Scanners

3D Printers
Contractor:
Stratasys 3D Printing

3D Software
Contractor:
3D Systems

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1218
Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner in New Hampshire quiet a squealing shower. Host Kevin O'Connor installs a DIY-friendly security system and video camera. And the guys ask "What Is It?"

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Squealing Shower Valve
Richard helps a homeowner in New Hampshire quiet a squealing shower.

Where to find it?
Richard replaced the cartridge, seats and springs for this Delta Scald-Guard valve. Replacement parts are available through Delta Faucet.

He also replaced the tub-spout diverter with a brand new one.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Watertown Supply.

What Is It?
Tom shows a two-part item with a tethered light, and the guys try to guess its intended use.

Where to find it?
The Garage Parking Sensor is manufactured by Striker Hand Tools.

DIY Security System & Camera
Kevin installs a DIY-friendly security system and video camera.

Where to find it?
Kevin installed the SimpliSafe Home Security System, which included wireless door sensors, wireless motion detectors, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Kevin also installed Dropcam Pro, a cloud-based security camera that can be monitored from a tablet, phone, or PC.

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