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 May 9, 2013
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - Episode #3206
Mason Mark McCullough shows Master Carpenter Norm Abram how he's repointing the old brick foundation with great care and a type N mortar that is slightly softer than the brick so it will give before the brick does. Then Norm and General Contractor Tom Silva repair the sagging front porch by jacking up the porch roof, replacing one of the rotted posts with a match from a local salvage yard, and then fastening the roof back to the house. Host Kevin O'Connor visits Community Rowing on the Charles River to see how they make the Cambridge pastime of rowing available to everyone, including kids, disabled vets, and even general contractors. Back at our house, the historic porch railing is rotted and paint-caked, but the conservation district says we must replace it in kind, so Tom and Kevin re-build it out of 2x2 stock ripped down from 6x6s. Tom details the fire blocking and fire caulking as spray foam insulation begins in our balloon frame house.

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Products and Services:
Insulation installer
Anderson Insulation
tel. 800-472-1717

Rowing Classes
Side Trip:
Community Rowing, Inc.

Deconstruction Contractor/ Side trip
Eco Building Bargains
tel. 413-788-6900

Gallant Electric
tel. 781-862-4636

MJM Masonry

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AskThis Old House - Episode #1106
In this special episode, the guys visit New York City. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey tours a scale model of the entire city. Host Kevin O'Connor works with a local electrician to add task lighting to a dark kitchen in Brooklyn. Then, Richard, Kevin, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and general contractor Tom Silva play "What Is It" with special guest Jimmy Fallon in Times Square. Afterward, Roger visits a new park built atop an old train line. And Tom helps a homeowner in Greenwich Village add a cable railing system to her deck.

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Panorama of the City of NY
Richard visits a scale model of the entire city of New York.

Where to find it?The Panorama of the City of New York is on display at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

Adding Light to a Kitchen
Kevin helps a couple add task lighting to their dark kitchen in Brooklyn.

Where to find it?
Expert assistance with this project was provided by Vinnie Verderosa of Supercharged Electric (718-981-7173).

The slim fluorescent fixtures Vinnie installed above and below the cabinets are manufactured by . The model number is SP4-16/30.

What Is It?
Tom asks the guys and guest star Jimmy Fallon to identify a tool with a heavy base and two long poles.

Where to find it?
Tom demonstrated a "Repeller 360" bird deterrent, manufactured by Bird-B-Gone.

The Highline
Roger takes a tour of The Highline, a park built on an elevated freight train track.

Where to find it?
The Highline runs on the West Side of Manhattan, beginning at Gansevoort Street. More information on the park can be found here: The Highline

Installing a Cable Railing
Tom installs a cable railing on a deck in Greenwich Village.

Where to find it?
Tom installed the Cable-Rail system, manufactured by Feeney Architectural Products.

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