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.
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Arlington Heights (#3315H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Arborist Matt Foti does some selective tree pruning, while Richard revisits the benefits of using PEX instead of copper for the water supply lines. Norm tours an 1872 Stick Style home in the neighborhood, and Tom shows Kevin how to convert a former doorjamb into a cased opening.
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Quest for a Dry/Quest for a Dry Basement (#3312H) Duration: 25:46 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.
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Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Brick, Trim and Tile (#3321H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Roger installs a new front walk in a running bond pattern. Tom runs a custom profile for the chair rail and both copes and miters the corners as it is installed. Interior designer Christine Tuttle makes tile selections at a local showroom. Norm and Tom work to fit a new four-panel interior door into an old doorjamb. As the cabinet installation finishes up, kitchen designer Steve Jackowski offers a preview of the countertops, tile and striking copper vent hood that are on their way to the kitchen.
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Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Additional Details (#3314H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Kevin appreciates the new windows from inside the new eat-in kitchen, while outside, Tom installs vertical beaded siding. Norm catches up with a former TOH carpentry apprentice, while Tom replicates 150-year-old corbels. Richard shows Kevin a time-honored way to connect cast iron waste pipes - with a lead and oakum joint.
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Arlington Italianate Project 2014/House Vs. Nature (#3319H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Roger removes a hydrangea with roots are undermining the foundation. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique offers strategies for working with potentially messy red paint. Kevin sees the damage hail can do to a house when IBHS conducts the first-ever indoor hailstorm. Tom goes the extra mile to keep water at bay in the basement.
Arlington Italianate Project 2014/Water Water Everywhere (#3320H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
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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