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.
Cambridge 2012/Window Seat, Stairs, Knee Walls (#3211H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Landscape contractor Roger Cook installs new granite steps, and host Kevin O'Connor helps general contractor Tom Silva build a timeless window seat and some MDF doors cleverly disguised as wainscoting. Master carpenter Norm Abram works on the treads and newel cap on the stairs, and the pine ceiling accents get whitewashed and lacquered.
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Essex 2012/13, from Our House to Daryl's House (#3224H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Kevin points out the exterior details that bring the outside into the sunroom, like the slate floor tile installer Mark Ferrante is laying. Parged plaster, salvaged hearth tile and carefully stained quarter-sawn oak floors all work to revive the look of the original cottage. Norm visits music icon and old house buff Daryl Hall at his antique home and studio.
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Cambridge 2012/Rounding The Corner (#3212H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
After a visit to "this old record store," Kevin helps Roger install plastic drywells to keep the yard from flooding in heavy rains and checks out the sleek new cabinets with kitchen designer Kathy Marshall. Learn about thermostats that program themselves and Ipe deck tiles that go right over an old deck.
Essex 2012/13, Design for Everyone (#3225H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Richard and son Ross Trethewey recap the geothermal system's installation with Norm. Tile installers Mark and Erik Ferrante lay reclaimed marble tile in the foyer and designer Keith Musinski's custom-ordered hand-painted border tile in the kitchen. Kevin learns about universal design touring the Seattle home of architect Emory Baldwin.
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Essex 2012/13, Liquid Assets (#3219H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Lots of groundwork today, as Roger helps aquatic systems specialist Yorgos Gregory revive a neglected water feature, and drilling expert Roger Skillings is drilling for both a new water well and for geothermal wells. Master electrician Allen Gallant shows Kevin how he bends PVC conduit to run the new electrical service underground over hill and dale.
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Cambridge 2012/Hearthstone, Waterfall Island Top (#3213H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Roger is getting the plants in despite the rain; the hearth and woodbox are lined with rustic sandstone. Norm visits Paul Grothouse in Pennsylvania to see how he's fabricating the huge butcher block countertop with waterfall edge and dovetail key detail. Richard installs wall-mounted lavatory faucets.
Essex 2012/13, A Home for Mom & Dad (#3226H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
After a little antiquing at The White Elephant, Norm and Kevin help Tom install interior screens and a Dutch door. Electrician Allen Gallant shows off the exterior lighting and generator, and homeowners John and Julie Corcoran give a grand tour of the beautifully decorated "English cottage" with interior designer Keith Musinski.
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Cambridge 2012, Secondary Spaces (#3214H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Finishing touches are coming together: the driveway, walk-in closets, home automation and some remarkable wallpaper in the powder room. Norm visits local glass artist Carrie Gustafson to see how she's making the foyer light, and Tom's helping the homeowner John Stone build a quick and easy workbench with one trip to the home center.
Cambridge Project, Part 1 of 15 (#3201H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Homeowners John Stone and Sally Peterson want to turn an 1887 Victorian-era two family house in Cambridge, Massachusetts, into a one-family home. Landscape contractor Roger Cook finds a few surprises in the yard, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey uses an eye-opening energy audit to demonstrate the need for efficiency upgrades, and general contractor Tom Silva brings in a deconstruction expert to remove all of the old and unneeded house parts.
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Essex 2012/13, Cottage Style (#3220H) Duration: 25:47 STEREO TVG
Digging for energy: geothermal bore holes are filled and grouted. General contractor Tom Silva shows how to weave shingles around a corner for a cottage look, and Norm helps him mill and install custom PVC window trim with standard stock from the home center.
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Cambridge 2012, The Big Finish (#3215H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
The last details come together for the Cambridge project finale: granite posts set off the landscape and the revived vintage doorbell crowns the foyer. Designers Dee Elms and Andrew Terrat bring exquisite punches of color that make the sleek, white Scandinavian modern interior come alive from top to bottom. Homeowners Sally Peterson and John Stone are delighted, as the crew gives a final salute!
Cambridge Project, Part 2 of 15 (#3202H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
The crew removes a central chimney brick-by-brick so the bricks can be re-used on another job, host Kevin O'Connor visits an "eco" resale store, and landscape contractor Roger Cook removes a sick Norway maple with the help of an arborist.
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Essex 2012/13, A Cottage in the Wood (#3216H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Kevin and Norm tour scenic Essex, Massachusetts, and roll up to the new project: a 1935 English-style cottage in the woods that homeowners John and Julie Corcoran hope to turn into an accessible in-law residence for aging parents. Architect Sally DeGan and Tom use a 3-D model to preview the plan for aging in place, and work begins.
Cambridge Project, Part 3 of 15 (#3203H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
With the interior opened up, master carpenter Norm Abram shows host Kevin O'Connor the bones of the building. On the first floor, general contractor Tom Silva relocates a load-bearing partition wall and takes the dip out of the floor. Out front, Kevin and homeowner Sally Peterson learn about the appropriate colors for the outside of her Victorian-era house. Later, Sally takes Kevin to a nearby shop to see the style she's after for the interior of the house.
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Essex 2012/13, Clam Flats & Lightning Rods (#3221H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Kevin and Roger dig for clams, then finish up the barrier-free walk that leads to the house, using both granite and bluestone, but no steps. The standing-seam metal roof goes on, and Richard's creative ducting and plumbing will minimize the number of holes that need to go through it. A non-reactive lightning protection system is installed.
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Essex 2012/13, Human Centered Design, and Demo (#3217H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Kevin visits the Institute for Human Centered Design and one of architect Sally DeGan's accessibly designed projects; the bad shed dormer is removed at the house, and work starts on a barrier-free entry.
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