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 December 27, 2012
This Old House And Ask This Old House are on Tonight

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This Old House - Episode #3213
Landscape Contractor Roger Cook shows Host Kevin O?Connor how he?s getting the plants in despite the rain; the hearth and woodbox are lined with rustic sandstone. Master Carpenter Norm Abram visits Paul Grothouse in Pennsylvania (Click here to watch Norm's visit) to see how he's fabricating the huge butcher block countertop with waterfall edge and dovetail key detail. Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey installs wall-mounted lavatory faucets

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Norm Abram and Tom Silva working on the Cambridge House.


Stone Installer
Contractor:
Gerrity Stone

Butcher Block Countertop Fabricator
Contractor:
The Grothouse Lumber Company
tel. 877-268-5412 (toll free)

Plumbing Fixtures
Manufacturer:
Kohler Co.
tel. 920-457-4441

Painting Contractor
Contractor:
Mauro's Painting

Quartz Countertops
Manufacturer:
Silestone by Cosentino
tel. 800-291-1311

Flush-Mounted Power Outlet
Manufacturer:
TRUFIG Power Outlets

Kitchen Designer
Contractor:
K. Marshall Design Inc.

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1113
Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner temporarily transplant a mature rose bush while exterior work takes place. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard shows Kevin some rookie plumbing mistakes. And, Tom and Kevin replace old outdoor lighting with new fixtures.

Temporarily Transplanting a Rose
Roger temporarily transplants a mature rose bush while exterior work takes place.

Where to find it?
Roger attached the rose bush to a wooden trellis and set the rose and trellis in a large plastic pot with 2x4 supports. Trellises and plastic pots can be purchased at home centers and garden centers.

Roger mixed Rose-tone, an organic rose fertilizer, into his soil mixture. Rose-tone is available at garden centers and is manufactured by Espoma.

What Is It?
Richard asks the guys to identify two red metal tools.

Where to find it?
Richard demonstrated the Eureka Cleanout Plug Wrench, a tool designed to open countersunk cleanout plugs. It is manufactured by Pasco Specialty & Manufacturing and available at plumbing supply stores.

Expert assistance with this segment was provided by Watertown Supply

Rookie Plumbing Mistakes
Richard demonstrates some common plumbing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Where to find it?
Richard demonstrated using a strap wrench to prevent plier teeth marks on chrome fixtures and the correct way to use a pipe wrench. All of these tools are available at home centers and plumbing supply stores.

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Replacing Outdoor Wall Sconces
Tom and Kevin replace old outdoor lighting with new fixtures.

Where to find it?
Tom built mounting blocks out of Azek, a cellular PVC product.

The fixtures that Tom and Kevin installed were the Miners Wall Lantern (model 5850), manufactured by Trans Globe Lighting.