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 November 30, 2012
This Old House And Ask This Old House Updates

David: This Old House - Episode #3209
Master Carpenter Norm Abram and Host Kevin O'Connor arrive to find the painters putting up a tinted primer with airless sprayers, turning the house from grey to a sunny yellow. Inside, General Contractor Tom Silva and Norm get to work trimming out the double hung widows on the second floor with an elegant, modern detail specified by the architect. Back outside, Norm finds custom gutter fabricator Augustin Crookston on site again to form and install the custom copper half round gutters for the project. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey meets fireplace specialist John Sullivan to see the Danish-designed zero-clearance wood burning fireplace insert he's providing for the living room.

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Kitchen Showroom visit
Side Trip:
Clarke Distribution Corp
tel. 800-842-5275

Copper gutter installer
Contractor:
Classic Gutter Systems, L.L.C.
tel. 269-665-2700

Tool Storage Box
Manufacturer:
Knaack Jobsite Storage Equipment
tel. 815-459-6020

Architect
Contractor:
Marcus Gleysteen, AIA

Painting Contractor
Contractor:
Mauro's Painting
Manufacturer:
Benjamin Moore

Paint colors:
? Body - Chesterton buff, HC-9
? Trim - Navajo white
? Windows - Black
? Lattice - Essex green

Fireplace
Supplier:
Hearthlink International
Manufacturer:
Morso Jernstoberi A/S
Installer:
Energy Unlimited of New England, Inc.

Chimney Unit
Supplier:
B.A.C. Sales, Inc.
Manufacturer:
Selkirk Corporation

Ask This Old House - Episode #1109
General contractor Tom Silva installs interior window trim. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new device that will heat a swimming pool for free using the excess heat produced by a central air conditioner.

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Installing Interior Window Trim
Tom installs interior window trim using hand tools.

Where to find it?
Tom used 1x4 primed pine lumber for the window trim, which is available at lumberyards.

All of the hand tools that Tom used, including a hand saw, hand plane, nail set, and hammer are available at hardware stores and home centers.

Heating a Pool with AC
Richard installs a new device that will heat a swimming pool for free using the excess heat produced by a central air conditioner.

Where to find it?
Richard installed the HotSpot FPH pool heater, manufactured by HotSpot Energy.

Expert assistance for this project was provided by Alternative Creative Energy & HVAC Inc of Blackstone, MA.