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 February 8, 2013
This Old House And Ask This Old House Program Update

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This Old House - Episode #3219
Roger meets aquatic systems specialist Yorgos Gregory to learn about our existing and neglected water feature and to see what it takes to restore it to good condition and function. Kevin meets Richard to learn the anatomy of a water well and how we can revive ours. Drilling expert Roger Skillings arrives with a drilling rig to diagnose and treat the problem. In the backyard, Kevin finds master electrician Allen Gallant working on a 100-yard trench from the house to the street down below. Excavation revealed that the service was once buried, but then put above ground again in the 1960s. Today he's reburying it 18 inches down with PVC conduit that follows the contour of the land thanks to a PVC heater. At the end of the day, Kevin finds the drilling rig still on site as renewable energy specialist Ross Trethewey explains why this is an ideal site for geothermal heating and cooling and how it will work.

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

Water Feature/Aquatic Systems Specialist
Contractor:
Imagine an Ocean
Contact: Yorgos Gregory

Bulk Water Delivery
Contractor:
Lawrence Tank

Water Well Drilling
Contractor:
Skillings & Sons

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1119
Landscape contractor Roger Cook visits a tropical botanic garden to learn how to care for orchids as houseplants. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva "ask What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner purchase and install a kitchen wall cabinet.

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Orchid Care
Roger visits a tropical botanic garden to learn how to care for orchids as houseplants.

Where to find it?
Roger visited the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens in Coral Gables, FL, home to the only tropical rainforest in the continental US.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Betty Eber, an orchid-care instructor at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens.

Roger and Betty discussed the phalaenopsis orchid, a variety that is easy to grow. It is a very common type of orchid, available at most home centers and garden centers.

What Is It?
Roger asks the guys to identify a black ball with red tentacles.

Where to find it?
The Soot Eater is a chimney cleaning brush that attaches to a drill, manufactured by Gardus, Inc

Hanging a Kitchen Wall Cabinet
Tom helps a homeowner purchase and install a kitchen wall cabinet.

Where to find it?
Tom installed a "Reading-style" cabinet manufactured by American Woodmark. It has solid maple door frames, frosted glass panel inserts, and maple veneer construction. It was painted a "linen" color and is available at The Home Depot.

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