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 August 9, 2012
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

David: This Old House - Episode #3119
Builder Andy Tiplady takes host Kevin O'Connor out on the water to gather provisions for an authentic Rhode Island clambake. Later, back at the project house, he shows master carpenter Norm Abram the windows we are using and how he's installing them using a custom copper pan for flashing?his preferred method in coastal situations. Kevin visits the Hurricane Research Lab at the University of Florida to see how they are protecting buildings through research, and to feel what it's like to stand in a Category 3 hurricane with the help of the world's largest portable hurricane simulator. Back in Barrington, Andy installs architectural shingles with the requisite "hurricane nailing" pattern that is required by local code. At the end of the day, it is time for the clambake down on the beach, and Andy puts Kevin to work pulling it all off just as family and friends arrive to enjoy the good life on the Rhode Island shore before the cold weather sets in.

General Contractor
Andrew Tiplady Builder - Remodeler

Roofing Shingles
GAF-ELK TIMBERTEX Premium Ridge Cap Shingles, Color: Charcoal
GAF Materials Corp

Roofing Underlayment
Grace Construction Products

Hurricane Testing Lab at the University of Florida
Side Trip:
University of Florida Hurricane Testing Center

Norm Abram, Kevin O'Connor and General Contractor Andrew Tiplady

Ask This Old House - Episode #1019
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a recirculation pump to provide hot water quickly to a bathroom. Then, general contractor Tom Silva shares a tip for fixing the handle on a casement window. Afterward, Tom, Richard, host Kevin O'Connor, and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask "What Is It?"
And then Kevin travels to Dallas to help a homeowner line her fireplace chimney

Hot Water Recirculation Pump
Richard helps a homeowner install a hot water recirculation pump to reduce the time she has to wait for hot water.

Where to find it?
The pump that Richard installed is the D'MAND system, manufactured by Taco

The kit includes all necessary parts and is available at plumbing supply stores.

Quick Tip: Casement Window Cranks
Tom shares a few tips about casement window cranks.

Where to find it?
Tom shows several types of casement window cranks and steel wool, all available at hardware stores and home centers.

What Is It?
Richard asks the guys to identify an item with a blue plastic housing and a black, extendable hose.

Where to find it?
The "Pumps-a-Lot" water pump uses no electricity. Instead, it uses water pressure and the "Venturi" effect to pull water from a basin or flooded area. It is manufactured by:

G.T. Water Products


Installing a Chimney Liner
Kevin heads to Dallas to help a homeowner line her fireplace chimney.

Where to find it?
Installing a chimney liner is a professional job that should only be performed by a qualified technician.

Expert assistance for this project was provided by Clint Sanner:
Hale's Chimney Cleaning & Repair
McKinney, TX

Materials for this project were supplied by:
Lindemann Chimney Supply

The insulating mortar that was installed in the firebox was Chamber-Tech 2000, manufactured by:
Ahrens Chimney Technique