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 April 16, 2015
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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For architect William Hubner, a key factor was making sure the addition felt harmonious. "The rooflines of the addition are designed very carefully not to overwhelm the existing house," he says. "We pulled back the connector piece and had the gable roofline swoop down to the first-floor eaves line." At the back, the porch came down to make way for a 9-foot kitchen bumpout and a three-season porch, both with walls of windows for unobstructed views. To support the addition on a lot where digging a foundation was a no-go because of its wetlands adjacency, TOH general contractor Tom Silva used 11 concrete piers.

Shown: The old porch made way for an expanded kitchen, a three-season porch, and a new deck with corner stairs.

This Old House -Episode #3420
Master electrician Allen Gallant shows Host Kevin O'Connor the new LED ribbon strip lights he's using under the cabinets in the kitchen and butler's pantry. Master Carpenter Norm Abram and General Contractor Tom Silva build the new mudroom storage system, focusing on the darkly stained maple top and the rail and stile doors and panels. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey and Tom review the critical need for ventilation in our modern, super insulated buildings. Wallpaper hanger Mark Pehrson shows Kevin his technique for applying wallpaper to a ceiling in one of the girl's rooms. In another daughter's bedroom, Kevin finds painting contractor Mauro Henrique setting up to paint decorative stripes on an accent wall.

Products and Services

Mudroom Inspiration Designer
Contractor:
Charlie & Co. Design

Electrical Contractor
Contractor:
Gallant Electric
tel. 781-862-4636

Hafele LED Ribbon Strip Lights
Manufacturer:
Hafele
tel. 800-423-3531

Interior Designer: Kids? Bedrooms
Contractor:
Jared Sheman Epps Design

Girl?s Bedroom Wallpaper
Contractor:
JuJu Papers

Painting Contractor
Contractor:
Mauro's Painting
Kitchen: Pale oak OC-20
Office: Rainstorm CSP-50
Foyer: Starling 1591
Dining Room: Adagio 1593
Great Room: Museum piece CSP-40
Butler's Pantry: Vanilla Milkshake OC-59
2nd floor Girls Bath: Iced Lavender 1410
Girls' Bedrooms: Chantilly Lace oc-65
Honey Hut 2102-60
Yosemite Blue 2059-40
Calm oc-22

Wallpaper Installation
Contractor:
Mark J. Pehrson Wallpapering Installation
tel. 978-475-5045
Contact: Assistant: Goulet Wallcovering

Ventilation Fans
Manufacturer:
Panasonic Ventilation Systems

Mudroom Inspiration Photographer
Contractor:
Susan Gilmore Photography

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1320
Host Kevin O'Connor and Landscape Contractor Roger Cook meet with Meteorologist Jim Cantore to discuss Jim's biggest weather fear?lightning. Roger heads to Orlando to see a lightning protection system installed. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a reverse osmosis filter for drinking water. And the guys ask, "What Is It?"

Lightning 101
Kevin and Roger meet with Meteorologist Jim Cantore to discuss Jim's biggest weather fear?lightning.

Where to find it?
Jim Cantore is a meteorologist for The Weather Channel.

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Lightning Protection Install
Roger heads to Orlando to see a lightning protection system installed.

Where to find it?
Lightning protection systems like the one shown should be installed by an expert contractor.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Maxwell Lightning Protection of Florida, who can be reached at 407-827-6328, and the Lightning Protection Institute.

What Is It?
Kevin shows a small red, plastic object with a top that spins, and the guys try to guess its intended use.

Where to find it?
The Vaavud is a wind meter for smart phones.

The Wires in your Walls
Scott Caron shows Kevin the three common types of electrical wires found in homes.

Where to find it?
Scott demonstrates knob-in-tube wiring, which is an older style of wiring no longer manufactured. He also demonstrates BX cable and non-metallic cable, which are both available at home centers and from electrical supply houses.

Reverse Osmosis Filter Install
Richard helps a homeowner install a reverse osmosis filter for drinking water

Where to find it?
Richard installed the Twist and Lock Reverse Osmosis Filtration System, which is manufactured by GE Appliances and available at home centers.

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