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 November 5, 2014
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - Episode #3406
Host Kevin O'Connor finds General Contractor Tom Silva getting ready for a major upgrade to the front of the house?a new four-panel front door with glass transom and sidelights in traditional Greek Revival style. Inside, Kevin and Tom recall some of their favorite TOH kitchens over the years before seeing another one in progress; Angela's cabinets have arrived from Pennsylvania. On the second floor, Tom and Kevin install new wood wainscoting to replace the worn out, poorly made version that used to be there. Master Carpenter Norm Abram learns about Charlestown's ancient past from city archaeologist Joe Bagley, who provides a rare look at his warehouse of artifacts in storage and testing at Boston's own archaeology lab. Tile contractor Mark Ferrante uses a marble basket weave tile from an online supplier to make a feature wall insert in the master shower. At the back addition, Kevin and Tom install a small section of copper roof to add a bit of character and long-term durability to the small roof


Products and Services

Charlestown Archaeology
Side Trip:
Boston Landmarks Commission

Gutters
Manufacturer:
Classic Gutter Systems, L.L.C.
tel. 269-665-2700

Tile Installer
Contractor:
Ferrante Tile

Interior Designer
Contractor:
K. Marshall Design Inc.

Kitchen and Library Cabinets
Manufacturer:
Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry
tel. 800-447-9006

Charlestown Archaeology
Side Trip:
Public Archaeology Laboratory

Front Entry Door with Transom and Sidelights
Manufacturer:
Simpson Door Co.
tel. 360-495-3291

Bathroom and Kitchen Tile
Supplier:
TileBar

Bathroom Floors and Kitchen Backsplash - Hexagon White Carrera Marble Mosaics

Master Bathroom Shower - Asian Statuary 3x6 Marble Tile

Master Bathroom Shower Inlay - Filigree Asian Statuary Marble Tile

Master Bathroom Shower Liner - Novel Pencil Statuary Marble Tile Liner

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1306

Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey travels to Kansas City to sample some unique barbeque, and help a homeowner install a natural gas line for a new grill. Then, Host Kevin O'Connor, along with Landscape Contractor Roger Cook, Richard, and General Contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger shares some tips on what grows best in the shade and Tom helps a homeowner hang a heavy, decorative mirror on a masonry chimney.

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Kansas City Barbeque
Richard travels to Kansas City to sample some unique barbeque, and help a homeowner install a natural gas line for a new grill.

Where to find it?
Richard visited Arthur Bryant's Barbeque to sample some local flavor.

He installed a Genesis S-330 natural gas grill, manufactured by Weber.

Richard used the MegaPress system by Ridgid for making the natural gas connections.

What Is It?
Richard shows a black plastic ring with a cable attached to it, and the guys try to guess its intended use.

Where to find it?
The Refuel Smart Propane Tank Gauge.

Ask Roger: Shady Lawn Care
Roger shares some tips on growing grass in the shade.

Where to find it?
When growing grass in the shade, Roger recommends lots of grass seed, fertilizer and water. The grass seed and fertilizer can be purchased at the local home center or at the local nursery.

Roger also recommended the use of ground covers like pachysandra, ivy, ferns, and hostas to cover areas where grass otherwise wouldn't grow.

Hang Mirror
Tom helps a homeowner hang a heavy, decorative mirror on a masonry chimney.

Where to find it?
Tom uses masonry anchors that can be found at the local home center or through online resources

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