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 August 14, 2014
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - Episode #3315
Host Kevin O'Connor arrives to find Landscape Contractor Roger Cook onsite with arborist Matt Foti and a solid plan to let light into the yard with some selective tree pruning. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey revisits the benefits of using the "super plastic" PEX instead of copper for the water supply lines. Master Carpenter Norm Abram gets a brief history lesson on our neighborhood via local historian and neighbor, Richard Duffy who has recently completed museum-quality restorations to parts of his 1872 Stick Style home. General Contractor Tom Silva shows Kevin how to convert a jamb that once held a door into an elegant cased opening with the help of a Dutchman, a filler strip, and a bead detail created with a router to achieve a smart looking reveal.

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The enlarged kitchen will extend into what's now the Fauldses' home office, located adjacent to the kitchen in what's now a single-story bump-out in the back of the house. An addition on top of this bumpout will create a master suite upstairs.

Products & Services

Plumbing Contractor
Contractor:
Bilo Plumbing and Heating
tel. 978-468-4389

Certified Arborist
Contractor:
Matthew R. Foti Landscape and Tree Service
tel. 781-861-0505

PEX Radiant & Plumbing System
Manufacturer:
Uponor

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1215
General Contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner fit a boxspring mattress up a narrow staircase. Host Kevin O'Connor and an electrician repair a light-switch in Seattle. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey shows many options for filtering drinking water. And the guys ask "What Is It?"

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Box Spring Mattress
Tom helps a homeowner fit a boxspring mattress up a narrow staircase.

Where to find it?
Tom used a hand saw to carefully cut two of the rails of the boxspring and folded it in half. Upstairs, he unfolded it, bent the wire frame back into position, and reattached the rails with coarse thread screws.

What Is It?
Richard shows a gray plastic electronic device, and the guys try to guess its intended use.

Where to find it?
The Winbot window cleaning robot is manufactured by Ecovacs.


Richard shows many options for filtering drinking water.

Where to find it?
Point-of-use filters, including pitcher-style, spout-style, Reverse Osmosis under sink filters, and whole-house filters with disposable cartridges are available at home centers and hardware stores.

The whole-house filter that automatically cleans itself is the Braukmann filter, manufactured by Honeywell and available at specialty plumbing supply stores.

The large, canister-style filter that is filled with different materials based on your local water quality is a solution installed by Culligan.

Seattle Three-Way Switch
Kevin and an electrician repair a light-switch in Seattle.

Where to find it?
Reproduction push-button switches are available through Rejuvenation.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Switch Electric.

The electrician used a continuity tester (model no. CT20) to identify the wires. It is manufactured by Extech

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