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This Old House Previous Broadcasts

Charlestown Project 2014/Brick Rowhouse Blues (Episode #3402H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Kevin arrives to find Tom solving a major problem with the house - the exterior walls are bowing out from the weight of the roof over 160 years. In the basement, Richard shows Kevin the result of two weeks of hand digging and a week of rough plumbing: the floor is down several inches, the sewer line tucked in the floor, and the radiant heat/insulation system going in. On the third floor, Norm shows Kevin how the roof has been under-structured since it was originally built. Tom joins to get the first of two massive LVLs tucked into the pockets in the brick sidewalls and fastened in place. To see how it's holding up, Norm revisits the townhouse TOH renovated in Charlestown 14 years ago. Back at the project house, Tom shows Kevin how he's going to open up the back wall for the new bump out.

Charlestown Project 2014/35 Years of This Old House (Episode #3401H)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 4, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

The 35th season of TOH begins in Boston's oldest neighborhood: Charlestown. Kevin and Norm highlight Charlestown's historical importance, from colonial times through WWII. The new project is part of a cluster of 1850s-era Greek Revival houses tucked into the backside of Bunker Hill. Homeowner Angela Daigle shows Kevin features she loves, but also the outdated kitchen and poor organization of space that she'd like to improve. Upstairs, Tom shows Norm the spaces needing minimal work: an existing guest room, guest bath and living room. The third floor will likely be a full gut to give Angela a better master suite with additional living space, assuming the city approves the plan to enlarge the existing dormers. Out back, Roger shows Kevin the crumbling retaining walls. Richard formulates a plan for the basement as Norm and Tom test for lead paint before beginning demo on the first floor.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 11, 2014 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Oct 5, 2014 -- 2:00 PM

Arlington Italianate Project/Italianate Renaissance (Episode #3326H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Oct 4, 2014 -- 11:00 AM

Arlington Italianate Project finale: Landscape designer Cricket Beauregard completes the exterior with a pair of classically inspired urns. Tom details how he modified the master bath to accommodate a steam shower. Malcolm and Richard check out the newly finished basement spaces. Heather shows Norm the finished bedrooms, baths and laundry spaces. Designer Christine Tuttle shows Kevin the decor choices that give the home a period inspired but unfussy feel. The whole group gathers in the new eat-in kitchen to celebrate the renaissance of this Italianate home.

Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Water Water Everywhere (Episode #3320H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 4, 2014 -- 9:30 AM

Local historian Richard Duffy offers a look at Arlington's Spy Pond. Richard installs a new water line to the house. Tom installs the new pre-finished Brazilian chestnut flooring. Fiberglass gutters made to look like historic wood gutters are fabricated and installed.

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