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 September 6, 2012
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

David: This Old House - Episode #3123
On a rainy day in Barrington, builder Andy Tiplady shows host Kevin O'Connor how he's replaced the old cracked asphalt with new concrete pavers in the driveway. Master carpenter Norm Abram visits a custom cabinet shop in Smithfield, Rhode Island to see how they are using highend cherry veneers to make a kitchen for the project with true character. Back in Barrington, installer Rick Jutras hangs the last of the wall cabinets, and scribes the refrigerator panel to fit the space. In the master bathroom, plumber David St. Angelo sets the new soaking tub in a bed of freshly mixed plaster. Painting contractor Al Girard tries out a "full spectrum" paint that relies on other pigments to deepen the colors, rather than the industry standard of black, to achieve more reflective and rich colors.


Paint Supplier
Adler?s Hardware

Plumbing Fixtures
American Standard

Master Bath:
60745-001 / Porcher Archive Oval Soaking Tub
9205.030 / American Standard Studio 30" vanity
9205.130-250 / American Standard Studio Vanity Top Laminated Marble
0614.000.020 / American Standard Studio Undermount Sink
7010.801.295 / Green Tea Widespread Faucet
7010.901.295 / Green Tea Deck-Mount Tub Filler
660.651.295 / 3-Function Rain Showerhead Shower Arm and Flange
8040.300.295 / (295, satin chrome) Satin / 24" Towel Bar with Shelf
7010.180.295 / Towel Bar / Satin / Green Tea 18"
7010.240.295 / Satin / Towel Bar
7010.211.295 / Satin / Green Tea Robe Hook
7010.210.295 / Satin / Green Tea Double Robe Hook
7010.230.295 / Satin / Green Tea Toilet Paper Holder
7010.190.295 / Satin / Green Tea Towel Ring
2034.014-002 / White Champion 4 Elongated Right Height One-Piece
5321.11.020 / White / Toilet Seat

Guest Bath:
6030Y1K.202 / White / American Standard Acrylux 60x30 bath kit - for left drain
6000Y1.BE5.213 / American Standard shower door for above
842/401-444 / Antique Nickel / Jado Hatteras Pressure Balance Tub
842/141-444 / Antique Nickel / Jado is the tub/shower set
9437.200-310 / Tabacco / American Standard Cascada 30" vanity
9437-130-185 / American Standard laminated marble top
0495.221.020. / White / American Standard Ovalyn Undercounter Sink
842/813-444 / Antique Nickel / Jado Hatteras High Spout Widespread Lav Set
042/010/444 / Antique Nickel / Robe Hook
042/600/444 / Antique Nickel / 24" Towel Bar
042/460/444 / Antique Nickel / 18" Towel Bar
042/146/444 / Antique Nickel / 2-Post Tissue Holder
042/150/444 / Antique Nickel / 6" Towel Ring
2034.014-002 / / White / Champion 4 Elongated Right Height One-Piece
5321.11.020 White / Toilet Seat

12DB.311800 Stainless Steel American Standard Luxury 18 gauge kitchen sink 31" (Double Sink)
791565-20470A American Standard bottom grids
8241.121500.075 American Standard Stainless Steel Drain Basket
800/840-355 Jado Coriander Single Lever Pull Down Kitchen Faucet
Powder room/1st Floor:
83910-610 / Wenge / Porcher Ovale 28" Vanity
83950-610 / Wenge / Porcher wood vanity top for above
32320-930 / Bronze / Porcher Elysium Above Counter Basin
85390-00.002 / Polished Chrome / Porcher sink drain
841/701-100 / Polished Chrome / Jado Credo Vessel Faucet
2034.014-002 / White / Champion 4 Elongated Right Height One-Piece

Basement Bathroom:
84920-00 695 / Cherry / Archive 24" Vanity
12080-00 / White/ Marquee Square Undercounter Lavatory, with overflow
84960-00 / Black Stone Top
7038.801.002 / Tropic Widespread
8040.300.002 / Chrome / 24" Towel Bar with Shelf
7005.190.002 / Chrome / Towel Ring -1/4" diameter ring
7005.230.002 / Chrome / Copeland Toilet Paper Holder
7005.018.002 / Chrome / Copeland 18" Towel Bar
7005.210.002 / Chrome / Copeland Robe Hook
2034.014-002 / White / Champion 4 Elongated Right Height One-Piece
5321.11.020 / White / Toilet Seat

First Floor Powder Room:
83940-00.610 / Wenge / Ovale Mirror
5415.501.002 / Polished Chrome / Alfiere Basin Faucet
018/150/100 / Polished Chrome / Towel Ring
018/010/100 / Polished Chrome / Robe Hook
018/140/100 / Polished Chrome / Tissue Holder
018/460/100 / Polished Chrome / Towel Bar
2034.014-002 / White / Champion 4 Elongated Right Height One-Piece
5321.11.020 / White / Toilet Seat

Painting Contractor
APG Painting
487 Sowams Road
Barrington, RI 02806
tel. (401) 368- 2632

Tub Deck and Kitchen Countertop
Artisan Group
Kitchen Countertops: Saratoga Soapstone
Master Bath Tub Deck: Venetian Gold Granite

Interior Paint
C2 Paint

Overall Downstairs and Upstairs Hall: C2-427 VEX
Powder Room: C2-310 NIGHTCAP
Master Bedroom 3 Walls: C2-315 HYDRANGEA
Master Bedroom Feature Wall: C2-294 MUSCARI
Master Bath: C2-492 SERAPH
Guest Room: C2-473 ARTESIAN
Guest Bath: C2-430 POTATO LEEK
Daughter's Room: C2-139 SHINE
Basement Color: C2-140 MOXIE
Trim Throughout House: C2-272 WHISTLER WHITE

Kitchen Backsplash: Daltile Cristallo Peridot CR52 4x4 field tile.
Basement: Daltile Kimono Silk Rice Paper P321 12x12 field tile
Half bath/Laundry: Daltile Kimono Silk Morning Dove P325 12x12 field tile
Master Bath: Daltile Kimono Silk Sprout P322 12x12 field tile
Guest Bath: Daltile Kimono Silk White Orchid P320 12x12 field tile
Front Entry: Daltile Stone a la Mod Oval Polished Urban Bluestone L222 11 3/4x12 mesh
Dining Area Accent Wall: Daltile Stone a la Mod High-Low Split Face Urban Bluestone L222

Mechanical Contractor
Delta Mechanical Contractors
44 Wilclar St‬
Warwick, RI 02886
tel. (401) 737-3500

Custom Kitchen Cabinetry
Jutras Woodworking

Landscape Contractor
Pereira Brothers Landscaping
126 Sowams Road
Barrington, RI 02806
tel. (401) 450-0584

Countertop Fabricator and Installer
TWD Surfaces


Ask This Old House - Episode #1023
Alternative energy expert Ross Trethewey travels to San Francisco to learn about a new way to finance the installation of photovoltaic solar panels. Then, with the help of a local contractor, he installs a new solar power system for a homeowner. Afterward, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner frame the walls for a basement-remodeling project.

Solar Power Purchase Agreement
Alternative energy expert Ross Trethewey installs solar panels that have been financed in a new way.

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

Anukene Warda
Luminalt Solar Energy Solutions
San Francisco, CA

The solar financing company that the homeowner worked with on his power purchase agreement (sometimes called a "solar lease") is:

San Francisco, CA

The microinverters that convert the DC power generated by each panel to AC power were manufactured by:

Enphase EnergyPetaluma, CA

The solar panels that Ross and Anukene installed were Suntech Power STP240-20 modules, manufactured by:

Suntech Power

The installation of solar power involves penetrating a roof, wiring panels and inverters, and connecting to a house's electrical system. It is a job for a professional crew. Contact your local solar company for more information.


Framing New Interior Walls
Tom helps a homeowner frame new walls in her basement.

Where to find it?
Kiln-dried (KD) and pressure-treated (PT) lumber are available at home centers and lumber yards. Tom purchased the lumber for this project at .

The cordless nail gun that Tom uses is manufactured by Bostich and is available at home centers and specialty tool stores.

The powder-actuated gun that Tom used to attach the sill to the concrete floor is manufactured by Ramset. Please be aware, however, that operators must be licensed to use this tool.

Richard, Tom, Roger and Kevin