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Welcome New Yankee Workshop Fans!

 June 6, 2013
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - Episide #3210
Master Carpenter Norm Abram drives up to find the paint job and the gutters complete, and the effect of the yellow, white and black with the copper is fresh, and decidedly Swedish. Inside, our Scandinavian-style house will be white on white, except for some key accents of wood. General Contractor
Tom Silva shows Host Kevin O'Connor how he's installing Southern yellow pine boards on the ceilings at the bay windows for architectural interest. On the third floor, the designers have chosen to add some color in the form of bright blue mosaic floor tile. Tile contractor Mark Ferrante shows Kevin how he's using the same mosaic to create a feature strip on the vanity wall to break up an entire wall of oversized white subway tile. Out on the roof deck, Tom uses cellular PVC porch boards and a customized railing system to complete the space. In the kitchen, Norm shows Kevin the prefinished maple flooring they are using and how he's working from the middle of the floor out, to compensate in case the exterior walls are out of square. At the end of the day, the last detail is installing a custom cap for the roof deck railing.

Products and Services

PVC decking
AZEK Building Products
tel. 877-275-2935

Bleaching Oil

Roma Tile
tel. 617-926-5800
Ferrante Tile

Tool Storage Box
KNAACK Jobsite Storage Equipment
tel. 815-459-6020

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1110
Landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner how to properly mulch his garden beds. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard installs a natural gas line for a barbeque grill.

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Proper Mulching
Roger shows a homeowner how to properly mulch garden beds.

Where to find it?
Roger showed a homeowner how to properly apply bulk pine bark mulch, which is available at many garden centers.

He used an ensilage fork to move the mulch into a wheelbarrow. These are available at garden centers or agricultural supply stores.

What Is It?
Tom asks the guys to identify cone-shaped tool made of red foam.

Where to find it?
Tom demonstrated an emergency plug that can be used to seal a hole in the hull of a boat. It is manufactured by Forespar TruPlug.

Natural Gas Barbeque Grill
Richard installs a natural gas line for a barbeque grill.

Where to find it?
Richard used threaded black steel pipe, which is available at plumbing supply stores.

The natural gas grill that Richard installed is the Genesis EP-330 Natural Gas, manufactured by Weber.

In the workshop, Richard demonstrated the Ridgid MegaPress, a system designed to join steel pipe without threading. It is manufactured by Ridgid.

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