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 January 29, 2015
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight "

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This Old House - Episode #3413
Landscape Contractor Roger Cook meets landscape designer Tim Lee to see how the small stream in the backyard affects all other areas of the yard, including a patch of grass that has to be returned to the wild, and a stand of trees out front that can now be removed after careful consideration by the Conservation Commission. Before the trees come down, Roger shows Host Kevin O'Connor the valuable shade plants that could be damaged in the process, so they?re relocated to a new bed in the side yard to provide screening from the neighboring house. General Contractor Tom Silva and Kevin cut away a five-foot section of wall to connect the new kitchen to the old great room. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin two common rough plumbing conditions in the kitchen: a main sink that has a traditional drain and vent configuration, and an island prep sink, which requires a bow vent in order to work properly. Kevin meets building inspector Fred Lonardo to learn how a GC can call for a 'partial framing inspection' to keep progress moving on a job, as in the case with our front porch. Arborist John Marquis shows Roger the proper preparation, safety precautions, and procedures for doing a 'take down' of the 12 trees in the front yard.

Products and Services

The Lexington Colonial House
Contractor:
Bilo Plumbing and Heating
tel. 978-468-4389

Building Inspection
Contractor:
Lexington Building Department

Tree Removal
Contractor:
Marquis Tree

Power Line Protection
Contractor:
NSTAR Electric & Gas

PEX Radiant & Plumbing System
Manufacturer:
Uponor

Landscape Architect
Contractor:
Timothy Lee Landscape Design

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1313

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General Contractor Tom Silva travels to Cleveland to help a homeowner install interior window trim. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey shares some first time plumbing tips with Host Kevin O'Connor. Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner wire an above ground pool safely. Then, Kevin, along with Roger, Richard, and Tom ask "What Is It?"

Window Trim Install
Tom travels to Cleveland to help a homeowner install interior window trim.

Where to find it?
Tom installed 3?" Colonial casings and used stock lumber for the remaining pieces.

All of the wood and tools used can be found at the local home center.

Special assistance with this project was provided by Cleveland Lumber Co.

What Is It?
Roger shows a white, plastic object that opens up, and the guys try to guess its intended use.

Where to find it?
The Handy Camel Bag Clip can be found at thehandycamel.com.

Pool Heater Install
Master Electrician Scott Caron wires an above ground pool for a homeowner.

Where to find it?
All of the tools and material used can be found at the local home center or the local electrical supply center.

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