This Old House
Host Kevin O'Connor, master carpenter Norm Abram, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva demystify the home-improvement process.
This Old House Previous Broadcasts
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Getting to Level (Episode #3313H)
KQED 9: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
Tom shows Kevin the systems he's devised for leveling out both the ceiling in the new open kitchen and the floor in the new finished basement, and he and Norm cut a hole for a new window. Landscape architect Cricket Beauregard shares her solutions for the shady front yard with Roger and homeowner Heather Faulds, taking them to see some of her work in other gardens around Arlington.
Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013/Built for Speed (Episode #3304H)
KQED Life: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 1:30 PM
Seaside Heights, New Jersey, in a race for survival, is scrambling to bring the pier and boardwalk back; at the Bay Head project, mechanical roughs and new mahogany decking on the porch. In Point Pleasant, a compact Italian concrete crusher makes quick work of an old slab for new fill onsite. Richard learns how the Manasquan house is built in the factory - in less than a week!
- KQED Life: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 -- 9:30 AM
Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013/Getting to Work (Episode #3303H)
KQED Life: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 2:00 PM
Kevin gets a look at decimated Mantoloking, New Jersey with Chris Nelson in a beach rescue vehicle. The Bay Head home's new first floor is framed, four feet in the air. Helical pull-down micro-pile technology literally screws the Point Pleasant house in place, as timber piles are driven into the ground for Rita's new modular home. Bay Head's oldest bakery has rebuilt: It's time to make the crumb cake!
- KQED Life: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 -- 1:30 PM
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Water Water Everywhere (Episode #3320H)
KQED Plus: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 11:00 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.
Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013/Drastic Measures (Episode #3302H)
KQED Life: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 1:30 PM
Norm tours the Bay Head, New Jersey, revetment project with Thacher Brown; the Bay Head house is raised from the second floor structure. Kevin finds Carlos amid some setbacks trying to get the Point Pleasant house off the ground, and Richard helps Rita say goodbye to her Manasquan house before it's torn down. Norm gets a lesson on FEMA zones and foundations from structural engineer Pat Cronin.
- KQED Life: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 9:30 AM