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 February 5, 2015
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - Episode #3414
General Contractor Tom Silva shows Kevin the new mudroom door and the work required to patch in new clapboards to match the old around it. Inside, two weeks of rough electrical is coming to a close as the subs call for their inspection. Host Kevin O'Connor meets electrician Allen Gallant and inspector Alix Berube to see what goes into a rough electrical inspection. At the back deck, Tom shows Kevin how he's using a hybrid railing system that has cedar posts and railing caps, with stainless steel cable "balusters". Kevin visits kitchen designer Donna Venegas at her showroom at Boston's Design Center to see the neutrals, textures, and metallics that are currently trending in kitchens. Then, project designer Michele Kelly and homeowner Jeremy Kieval show Kevin the layout and design choices for the new family kitchen. With a house from 1966, almost anything goes, so paint color expert Bonnie Krims gives Kevin and homeowner Jody Kieval a range of options for the exterior colors.

Architectural Color Consultant
Contractor:
Bonnie Krims Color Consulting
Benjamin Moore exterior paint colors selected:

Body: (clapboards): Whitestone 2134-60
Body (stucco): Gull Wing Gray 2134-50
Trim: Glacier White AC-40
Accent: Stonecutter 2135-20

Boston Design Center
Side Trip:
Boston Design Center

Electrical Inspection
Contractor:
Lexington Building Department

Kitchen Designer
Contractor:
Venegas and Company

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1314
Landscape Contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner remove overgrown shrubs from the front yard and replaces them with an edible landscape. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey shares some tips on snaking drains and General Contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner replace some damaged pieces of vinyl siding. And the guys ask, "What Is It?"

Overgrown Shrub Removal
Roger helps a homeowner remove overgrown shrubs from the front yard and replaces them with an edible landscape.

Where to find it?
All of the tools and safety equipment used in the yew shrub removal can be found at the local home center. The specific plants used in this segment were: Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum), Holly (Ilex), butterfly bush (Buddleja Davidii), Spirea, Reblooming Daylily (Hemerocallis ?Stella de Oro?), and pear tree (Pyrus).

What Is It?
Richard shows two objects that are white and red, and made out of rubber, and the guys try to guess its intended use.

Where to find it?
The Horn Stand Amplifier cell phone speaker is manufactured by Kwark Products.

Ask Richard: Clearing a Drain
Richard shares some tips on how to clear a drain in a shower and in a bathtub.

Where to find it?
Richard uses a drum auger to clear clogged drains. For showers, Richard inserts the auger down the drain. For bathtubs, Richard inserts it down the overflow to clear a clog.

Drum augers can be found at the local home center or the local plumbing supply store.

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Vinyl Siding Repair
Tom helps a homeowner replace some damaged pieces of vinyl siding.

Where to find it?
Tom uses a zip tool to reinstall vinyl siding, which can be found at the local home center.

Replacement siding can be found at a building products store or a vinyl siding distributor.

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