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 April 5, 2012
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

David: This Old House - Episode #3101
This Old House starts work on a 300-year-old farmstead that is rich in Colonial history. Homeowners Joe and Becky Titlow plan to preserve the historic part of the house while adding space and modern amenities with two small additions. Architect Dan Quaile presents the plan using a remarkable model generated from a 3-D printer, while general contractor Tom Silva inspects the structure and historic window sash, which will be restored. In the basement, plumbing and heating expert, Richard Trethewey, finds the relic of an antique water pump system, and a newer mechanical system that contains some inefficient and unsafe aspects. Master carpenter Norm Abram is concerned about the high water table, especially when it comes to excavating for the new additions. Landscape contractor Roger Cook considers the half-acre lot and what the homeowners would like to add?a storage shed, raised garden beds, a new driveway, and stone walls. The bulk of the landscape work will be clearing and reclaiming nearly half of the back yard that has been overwhelmed by brambles and invasives.

Lincoln Architects LLC

Bedford Flag Story
Side Trip:
Bedford Public Library

Also: www.town.bedford.ma.us.

3D Model
Side Trip:
Z Corporation


Ask This Old House - Episode #1001
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti kick off the 10th season of Ask This Old House by helping a homeowner transplant two trees. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner hook-up the plumbing to her washing machine.


Transplanting Trees
Roger and arborist Matt Foti help a homeowner transplant two trees using two different methods?ball & burlap and bare root transplanting.

Where to find it?

Matt Foti, certified arborist
Matthew R. Foti Landscape & Tree Service, Inc.

Air-Spade (A division of GUARDAIR Corp.)

What is it?
The guys try to guess the intended purpose of an unusual-looking product.

Where to find it?
Kevin demonstrated an "Air Multiplier?" bladeless fan manufactured by Dyson.

Hooking up a washing machine
Richard helps a homeowner properly hook-up the water supply and drain lines to a washing machine.

Where to find it?
All of the materials for this project, including copper pipe, soldering equipment, and stainless-steel braided hoses are available at home centers and plumbing supply companies.