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 December 20, 2012
This Old House And Ask This Old House are on Tonight

David: This Old House - Episode #3212
Landscape Contractor Roger Cook shows how plastic dry wells are installed to prevent the yard from flooding during heavy rains; Host Kevin O’Connor examines the new cabinets. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey shows the thermostats that program themselves; General Contractor Tom Silva shows how the deck tiles that go over the previous tiles.

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If the budget allows, Sally and John will replace the pressure-treated lumber deck with a brick or bluestone patio. This area will be visible from the family room through a new bay of windows located where the current side entry is now. Several windows on this side of the house will be removed, relocated, or reconfigured to bring in more light and give the facade a more symmetrical appearance.

Kitchen Cabinets and Built-Ins
Manufacturer:
Dutch Made Custom Cabinetry

Kitchen Designer
Contractor:
K. Marshall Design Inc.

Learning Thermostat
Manufacturer:
Nest Learning Thermostat

Vintage Record Store Visit
Side Trip:
Stereo Jack’s Records

LPE Deck Tiles
Manufacturer:
SwiftDeck by HandyDeck


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Ask This Old House - Episode #1112

Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling. Then, Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard visits New Jersey to install a water softener.

Cathedral Ceiling Fan
Kevin and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a fan on a cathedral ceiling.

Where to find it?
Expert assistance with this project was provided by Scott Caron of Caron Electric.

The fan that Scott and Kevin installed was the Panama DC-54" with a light kit, three-foot extension rod, and remote control, all manufactured by Casablanca Fan Company.

Scott installed a pancake fan-rated box to support the fan. He used 14 gauge non-metallic cable to power the fan. Fan-rated boxes and electrical cable are available at home centers and electrical supply stores.

What Is It?
Tom asks the guys to identify a white square with a bull's-eye.

Where to find it?
Tom demonstrated Dot Marks the Spot, which helps locate where to install fasteners to hang frames and shelves on a wall.

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Installing a Water Softener
Richard visits New Jersey to install a water softener.

Where to find it?
Expert assistance on this project was provided by Patrick Smith of Culligan New Jersey.

Richard and Patrick installed the High Efficiency Water Softener, manufactured by Culligan