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 September 11, 2014
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - Episode #3319
Landscape Contractor Roger Cook shows Host Kevin O'Connor the right way to remove a hydrangea with roots that are undermining the foundation of the house. Then General Contractor Tom Silva shows Kevin the final exterior paint color selections while painting contractor Mauro Henrique offers strategies for working with the potentially messy new raspberry red body color. Kevin travels to Richburg, SC, to visit the not-for-profit Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) where they are conducting the first ever indoor hailstorm in their "Mother Nature Chamber" to see how various building materials hold up to destructive hail. Back in Arlington, Master Carpenter Norm Abram finds Tom doing some building science of his own, going the extra mile to keep water and dampness at bay in the basement.

Products and Services

Spray Foam Insulation
Manufacturer:
Icynene

Mother Nature Chamber
Side Trip:
Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

Painting Contractor
Contractor:
Mauro's Painting

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1219
Landscape Contractor Roger Cook shows Host Kevin O'Connor how to start plants from seed.Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey replaces an outdoor hose spigot with one that will never freeze. General Contractor Tom Silva builds a moveable kitchen island with Kevin.

Starting Plants from Seed
Roger shows Kevin how to start plants from seed.

Where to find it?
Roger used germination and planting trays manufactured by Jiffy. They are widely available at many garden centers.

The seedling heating mat and "Jump Start" grow light are manufactured by Hydrofarm.
Expert assistance was also provided by New England Nurseries and Mahoney's Garden Centers.

Frost-Proof Hose Spigot
Richard replaces an inaccessible outdoor hose spigot with one that will never freeze and can be easily operated.

Where to find it?
The frost-proof sillcock Richard installed is available in 8", 10", and 12" lengths from many home centers and plumbing supply houses.

The hammer drill and 1 ?" masonry bit can be rented from many tool rental companies.

He used Great Stuff expanding foam to seal around the shaft of the new sillcock.

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Building a Kitchen Island
Tom and Kevin build a moveable kitchen island from stock parts.

Where to find it?
Tom used upper cabinets attached back-to-back for the base unit. In this case, he used two 30" cabinets made by Hampton Bay and available at The Home Depot.

Tom used two swiveling 4" casters, and two stationary 4" casters, which he mounted to a piece of ?" plywood. These are also available at The Home Depot.

For the top, Tom used the Numer?r beech butcher block countertop with a mineral oil finish from Ikea.

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