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 February 13, 2015
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - Episode #3415
Master Carpenter Norm Abram and General Contractor Tom Silva install reinforced fiberglass columns to support the new farmer's porch. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey meets plumbing contractor Brian Bilo and local plumbing inspector Donald "Duke" LaConte to see what he's looking for at our rough plumbing inspection. Host Kevin O'Connor and Tom meet building commissioner Fred Lonardo to see what goes into the rough mechanical and rough framing inspections. After Fred signs off, insulation begins. Tom shows Kevin the storm window system he's using to enclose the screen porch, and Russell Parrot shows how we're going to heat the space: with electric radiant floor heat. Norm and Tom welcome back Fred Lonardo to review the various ways we can achieve the insulation value we need in our walls to meet code

Products and Services

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

Tile Installer
Installer:
Ferrante Tile

Windows
Manufacturer:
Harvey Building Products

Spray Foam Insulation
Manufacturer:
Icynene
Installer:
Anderson Insulation
tel. 800-472-1717

Building Inspection
Contractor:
Lexington Building Department

Floor Heating System
Manufacturer:
NuHeat
tel. 800-778-9276

Protective Flooring
Manufacturer:
Ram Board

Structural Fiberglass Porch Columns
Manufacturer:
Turncraft Columns

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1315
Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a whole house ductless heating and cooling system. Kevin shares some tips on hearing protection and General Contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a sagging plaster ceiling. Then, Host Kevin O'Connor, along with Landscape Contractor Roger Cook, Richard, and Tom ask ?What Is It??

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Whole House Ductless System
Richard helps a homeowner install a whole house electric ductless heating and cooling system.

Where to find it?
All of the heating and cooling equipment, including the outdoor condenser, indoor wall-mounted unit, and indoor air handlers are manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heat.

Expert advice with this installation was provided by NETR Inc.

What Is It?
Roger shows a large object that is white, made out of Styrofoam and shaped like a large cup, and the guys try to guess its intended use.

Where to find it?
Planters & Pottery Super Protection Plant Protector 1212 can be found The Home Depot

Ask Kevin: Hearing Protection
Kevin shares some tips on hearing protection.

Where to find it?
The hearing protection that Kevin demonstrated, including over the ear and ear plugs were manufactured by 3M Safety. Personal Protective Equipment, including ear protection, can be purchased at home centers and hardware stores.

Plaster Ceiling Patch
Tom helps a homeowner repair an old sagging plaster ceiling with a safer solution.

Where to find it?
The plaster ceiling washer used for the repair can be found at The Home Depot.

The fiberglass mesh used on the ceiling is residential window screen.

The ceiling washers, drywall board, plaster, joint compound, fiberglass window screen, trowel, 13 x 13 inch magnesium hawk, and felt pad brush can be found at the home center.

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