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 August 16, 2012
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

David: This Old House - Episode #3120
With the exterior shingles going up on the house, builder Andy Tiplady shows host Kevin O'Connor why he's using red cedar instead of white, and how he is creating the signature flair on the building between the first and second floors. Inside, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin how we are heating and cooling the house using a hydronic system that is integrated with a solar hot water system on the roof. Solar contractor Kevin Price also helps with solar panels for electricity now that the price of the panels has come down 50% in the last four years. Master carpenter Norm Abram meets Trudy Coxe, the CEO of the Preservation Society of Newport County, for a behind-the scenes look at one of Newport's most famous mansions. At the end of the day, the insulation contractors arrive to install spray foam insulation to protect the house from howling bay breezes, and the noise of the adjacent beach.

Solar Panels for Electricity
Mass Renewables

Renewable Sales

American Choice Solar

Solar PV Inverter
Solectria Renewables

Spray Foam Insulation
Anchor insulation


Tour of The Elms
Side Trip:
Newport Mansions

Custom Metal Work
Metal Works Corporation
Tiverton, RI
tel. (401) 624-4400 ‬?

Condensing Boiler
Triangel Tube

Uponor (formerly Wirsbo)

Solar Thermal System
Shift Energy



Ask This Old House - Episode #1020
Host Kevin O'Connor works with a siding contractor to install a new vinyl casing around a window. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a new dishwasher.

Installing Vinyl Window Casing
Kevin and an expert install a vinyl window sill and casing with a traditional colonial molding profile.

Where to find it?
Expert assistance on this project was provided by:

Richard Scalzi

The vinyl casing and window sill that Rich installed is manufactured by Royal Building Products and available from Double Snap Trim.


Installing a Dishwasher
Richard installs a new dishwasher for a homeowner.

Where to find it?
The dishwasher that Richard installed is manufactured by LG and is model number LDF7932ST. It was purchased at The Home Depot.

All of the supplies used in this installation, including shut-off valves, supply hoses, drain hoses, tailpieces, and appliance cords are available at home centers and plumbing supply stores.