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.
Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013/Getting to Work (#3303H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
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!
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Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013/Built for Speed (#3304H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
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!
Jersey Shore Rebuilds 2013/One Year Later (#3308H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
One year after Sandy, three projects conclude on the Jersey Shore. Richard visits the "Mantoloking Miracle": garage doors, designing a planter, and an interior design that repurposes what was once a garage. Kevin, Norm, Richard and Roger all meet up at a wharf-side wrap party to celebrate new friends determined to restore the shore!
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/A New Project in Arlington, MA (#3309H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Kevin and Tom introduce us to the popular suburb of Arlington, Massachusetts, and to a new project: the first Italianate Style home THIS OLD HOUSE has tackled in years. Malcolm and Heather's 1872 home has seen some changes over the years, leaving it with an awkward layout. Now it's time to polish it and make it work for this century's busy family. Richard and Roger are on site to help the demolition work get started.
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Old House Discoveries (#3310H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Richard tours a neighborhood curiosity: a water tank disguised as a Greek temple. Tom and Kevin make some dramatic discoveries while demolishing the kitchen and baths, Roger moves a massive rhododendron and Norm checks out one of the finest surviving examples of the Italianate Style: the over-the-top Victoria Mansion in Portland, Maine.
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Concrete Jungle (#3311H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Working around the antique fieldstone foundation, Kevin and Norm find Tom and mason Mark McCullough replacing the inadequate foundation under the addition and pouring a new slab in the basement with a concrete curb to bolster the walls. Breaking through the living room ceiling, they discover a lot more headroom, along with the original plaster molding and medallion, almost completely intact.
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Quest for a Dry/Quest for a Dry Basement (#3312H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Tom marries the addition's new roof to the old by graduating the rafters. Architect David Whitney explains how just 200 additional square feet will transform this house. Masonry repairs with a new mortar additive provide a waterproofing solution for the fieldstone basement. Roger tours the Italianate Garden at Elm Bank; Norm and Tom perform surgery to re-open a door in the foyer.