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 February 6, 2014
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight: Updated

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This Old House - Episode #3314
The new kitchen windows are examined; General Contractor Tom Silva shows Host Kevin O'Connor how to install vertical beaded siding; Tom then shows Kevin how 150-year-old corbels are replicated. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey shows how connecting cast iron waste pipes with a lead and oakum joint. Master Carpenter Norm Abram meets up with one of Tom Silva carpenters, Joe Langlais who was in apprenticeship program with Tom years before. Joe shows Norm an early 1800 Townhouse that he's working on.

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The home's subterranean space will be insulated, and a playroom and media room will be added there. Plumbing and air-handling ducts will be rerouted, and the boiler will be replaced.

Products & Services

Architect
Contractor:
David Whitney AIA

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

Masonry Contractor
Contractor:
MJM Masonry

General Contractor
Contractor:
Silva Brothers Construction
tel. 781-863-1962

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1214
General Contractor Tom Silva repairs a rotted porch post. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey visits New Orleans to help a family deal with high indoor humidity. And the guys ask "What Is It?"

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Rotted Porch Post
Tom repairs a rotted porch post.

Where to find it?
Tom used a half-lap joint to attach the new post to the old post. He then used "Ready Patch" exterior spackle to fill the small gaps. It is manufactured by Rust-oleum.

Rough-sawn cedar 6x6 posts are available at specialty lumber yards.

What Is It?
Roger shows a red plastic cylinder, and the guys try to guess its intended use.

Where to find it?
Kozy Coat plant insulators are manufactured by Bonadea Gardens.

New Orleans Whole-house Dehumidifier
Richard visits New Orleans to help a family deal with high indoor humidity.

Where to find it?
Richard installed the Ultra-Aire XT105H whole house dehumidifier, manufactured by Ultra-Aire.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Surgi's Heating & Air Conditioning.

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