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 June 14, 2012
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

David: This Old House - Episode #3111
Landscape contractor Roger Cook installs a 3,000-pound slab of reclaimed granite for the front step. Meanwhile, general contractor Tom Silva installs new wood windows in the addition that come with exterior trim already attached and finished in the factory. In the next town over, in Concord, Massachusetts, master carpenter Norm Abram stops in to see the progress on the period restoration of the Colonel James Barrett house, a little known house that played a big role in the American Revolution. Back in Bedford, host Kevin O'Connor finds plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey and local HVAC contactor Kevin Doran sealing and insulating the old ductwork, and also fabricating new ductwork for the addition. Meanwhile, in the backyard, Roger and his crew have prepped the soil, and are broadcasting a rye grass mix that will blend with the old lawn but will require less maintenance.
Colonel James Barrett House where Norm made a visit.

Trane Air ConditionerXB13
Doran Consulting and Contracting, Inc.

Air Purchases, Inc.
tel. 617-361-2910

A/C Registers
Hart & Cooley

Duct Insulation
Johns Manville
tel. 303-978-2000

Norwood 150 Series Double Hung
New England Fenestration

Norwood Windows

Reclaimed Granite Steps
Olde New England Granite

Barrett's Farm Tour
Side Trip:
Save Our Heritage

Restoration Carpenter
Side Trip:
Traditional Framers, LLC
Contact: Justin McCarthy

Paint and Plaster Conservator Intern
Side Trip:
Marylou Davis, Inc
Contact: Maggie Kean

Paint Removal
Side Trip:
Alpine Environmental, Inc.
tel. 978-250-2740

Duct Sealant

Ask This Old House - Episode #1011
Host Kevin O'Connor works with an electrician in Atlanta to install a front porch light. Then Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, landscaping contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger shows Kevin a tip about splitting firewood. Then Richard helps a homeowner who has hot water coming from his cold water faucet.

Installing a Front Porch Light
Kevin works with electrician Michele Bray to install an exterior sconce.

Where to find it?
Michele Bray is the owner of Bray Electrical Services in Decatur, Georgia: 404-378-1212

The fixture installed is the Lucerne (B9881) manufactured by Troy Lighting

The LED light bulb is the 12.5W AmbientLED A19, manufactured by Phillips Lighting and available at many home centers.

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

Where to find it?
The Light Duty Smoke Pencil was manufactured by Chimney Balloon LLC

Splitting Firewood
Roger shows Kevin a viewer tip for splitting firewood.

Where to find it?
Bungee cords and chain can be purchased at any hardware store or home center.

The splitting axe that Roger and Kevin use is an X11 Splitting Axe, manufactured by Fiskars


Crossed Water Supply Connection
Richard helps a homeowner who has hot water coming from his cold water faucet.

Where to find it?
Shower valve parts can be purchased at a plumbing supply store.

The parts for this project were supplied by:

Watertown Supply800-323-3233