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 October 9, 2014
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - Episode #3402
Host Kevin O'Connor arrives to find General Contractor Tom Silva building a new structural wall to solve the major problem of the exterior walls bowing out from the weight of the roof over 160 years. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin the result of two weeks of hand digging and a week of rough plumbing in the basement. Master Carpenter Norm Abram shows Kevin how the roof has been under-structured since it was originally built. Norm revisits the townhouse we renovated in Charlestown 14 years ago. Tom shows Kevin how he's going to open up the back wall for the new bump out.

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Homeowner Angela Daigle

Products and Services

Cement and Concrete Products
Manufacturer:
Quikrete
tel. 800-282-5828

Mason
Contractor:
MJM Masonry

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

Insulated Floor Panels
Manufacturer:
Crete-Heat

Radiant Heating & PEX Water Supply
Manufacturer:
Viega
tel. 1-800-976-9819

TOH Crew Parking
Contractor:
The Flatley Company

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1302
Landscape Contractor Roger Cook heads to Florida to learn about Citrus Greening, a disease that's killing citrus trees across the state. General Contractor Tom Silva replaces an old vinyl peel-and-stick floor with ceramic tile. And the guys ask "What Is It?"

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Citrus Greening
Roger heads to Florida to learn about Citrus Greening.

Where to find it?
Roger visited a commercial orange grove to learn about Citrus Greening, or Huanglongbing, a disease that's killing citrus trees across the state. Roger and Benny McLean, an citrus expert, then presented an organic solution to prolonging the life of a diseased backyard orange tree.

Citrus greening is spread by an insect called a psyllid. Applying neem oil, a botanical oil available at garden centers, will smother the eggs of the psyllid to help control the population.

Citrus greening also prevents the transportation of nutrients from the soil to the tree. Benny did some root pruning with a shovel and applied composted cow manure to the root zone. He also sprayed a compost tea onto the foliage.

While this method, the life of the tree can be prolonged, but the disease is still fatal.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Uncle Matt's Organics.

What Is It?
Tom shows a green plastic bowl with a cover, and the guys try to guess its intended use.

Where to find it?
The Cord Dome is an all-weather cover for electrical cords and power strips. It is manufactured by Twist and Seal.

Bath Tile
Tom replaces an old vinyl peel-and-stick floor with ceramic tile.

Where to find it?
Tom chose a mosaic 12x12 inch tile with mesh backing from Daltile.

For the subfloor, he used ? inch Wonderboard lite cement board underlayment. For mortar, Tom used versabond thinset.

To trim the bottom of the casings, Tom used an osculating saw available at Home Depot.

All of these materials can be purchased at a home center.

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