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This Old House - Episode #3224
Host Kevin O'Connor points out the finished details on the exterior and how they flow right into the sun porch interior to make it feel like an indoor/outdoor space: shingles on the interior walls and barn board on the ceiling. Tile installer Mark Ferrante is laying 24-by-24-inch black slate tile on the floor, using the same slate to fashion a custom baseboard detail. Mason Kevin Vieira is parging the top of the brick chimney mass using structural stucco that's reinforced with fiberglass to achieve the rustic plaster look of the original chimney. While that sets up, Kevin meets General Contractor Tom Silva and flooring contractor Steve Dubuque using a combination of aniline dye and stain to achieve a deep chestnut color on the 4-inch quarter-sawn oak flooring we're using throughout the house. Master Carpenter Norm Abram travels to upstate New York to see how preservation carpenter Brian Cooper helped music icon Daryl Hall assemble and restore an 18th century-era estate where he records the Live From Daryl's House show, which is an internet and cable sensation. Back at our house, Kevin Vieira finishes off the chimney stucco now that the mantel is finished. Mark Ferrante uses a traditional mud job as a bed for the antique hearth tiles, installed against a wood frame so they're flush with the floor: both barrier-free and beautiful, an homage to the original fireplace.
John and Julie were elated when they found a cottage for Julie's parents just down the road from their house. "It looks like it belonged to Hansel and Gretel," says John, who loves the idea that the couple's four children will be able to pop in to visit their grandparents whenever they please.
Products & Services
Preservation Carpenter, Daryl Hall?s House Side Trip
Early New England Restorations
Contact: Brian Cooper
Hardwood Flooring Installer
Hunt Hardwood Floors
4? Quartersawn White Oak Flooring
Lumber Liquidators, Inc.
Daryl Hall?s Home and Studio Side Trip
Live From Daryl?s House
Daryl Hall?s Talent Management
Contact: Jonathan Wolfson
Town & Country Masonry
Ask This Old House - Episode #1124
Master electrician Scott Caron installs several types of surge protection. Then, general contractor Tom Silva, host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger demonstrates how to cut and shape stones for hardscaping projects.
Master electrician Scott Caron installs several types of surge protection.
Where to find it?
At the main electrical panel, Scott installed a residential whole-house surge protector manufactured by Sycom Surge, Inc. (model Number: SYC-120/240-T2).
To protect the computers and office equipment, Scott installed a power strip with built-in surge protection. In this case, it was the Concealed Surge Protector, manufactured by Belkin.
Scott replaced a standard electrical outlet behind the television with a Tamper-Resistant Extra Heavy-Duty Surge Protective Duplex Receptacle (item number TR5362WP), manufactured by Pass and Seymour.
What Is It?
Roger asks the guys to identify an aluminum tool with two nylon straps.
Where to find it?
Roger demonstrated the Tree Trainer, a tool designed to straighten a crooked tree trunk.
Cutting and Shaping Stones
Roger and stone cutter Randy Potter demonstrate how to cut and shape stones for hardscaping projects.
Where to find it?
All of the tools Roger and Randy used are handcrafted by Trow and Holden.
Additional assistance was provided by Martignetti Enterprises.