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Welcome New Yankee Workshop Fans!

 June 27, 2013
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - Episode #3213
Host Kevin O'Connor arrives to find Landscape Contractor Roger Cook putting in the plants before the weather turns. He's using a mixture of traditional plants and modern grasses to achieve the same mix of old and new as the rest of the project. Inside, the fireplace is ready for its hearth. Stone specialist Danny Puccio shows Kevin how they are using pietra cardosa (Italian sandstone) turned upside down to achieve a rustic finish that goes with the Swedish theme. The sides of the woodbox are getting the same stone, right side out with a honed finish. Master Carpenter Norm Abram visits Paul Grothouse in his state-of-the-art Pennsylvania shop for a meeting of the
woodworking minds. The butcher block top for the kitchen island has a "waterfall edge" made with an eye-catching joinery technique called a dovetail key. Paul trucks the island top to Cambridge, where the whole crew lends a hand getting it in the house, and in place. On the third floor, Plumbing and Heating Expert
Richard Trethewey is working on a waterfall of his own ? he shows Kevin the progress on the plumbing trim out and the wall mounted fixtures for the double vanity sinks.

Products & Services

Stone Installer
Gerrity Stone
Butcher Block Countertop Fabricator
The Grothouse Lumber Companytel. 877-268-5412 (toll free)

Plumbing Fixtures
Kohler Co.
tel. 920-457-4441

Painting Contractor
Mauro's Painting

Quartz Countertops
Silestone by Cosentino
tel. 800-291-1311

Flush-Mounted Power Outlet
TRUFIG Power Outlets

Kitchen Designer
K. Marshall Design Inc.

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1113
Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner temporarily transplant a mature rose bush while exterior work takes place. 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 shows Kevin some rookie plumbing mistakes. And, Tom and Kevin replace old outdoor lighting with new fixtures.

Temporarily Transplanting a Rose
Roger temporarily transplants a mature rose bush while exterior work takes place.

Where to find it?
Roger attached the rose bush to a wooden trellis and set the rose and trellis in a large plastic pot with 2x4 supports. Trellises and plastic pots can be purchased at home centers and garden centers.

Roger mixed Rose-tone, an organic rose fertilizer, into his soil mixture. Rose-tone is available at garden centers and is manufactured by Espoma.

What Is It?
Richard asks the guys to identify two red metal tools.

Where to find it?
Richard demonstrated the Eureka Cleanout Plug Wrench, a tool designed to open countersunk cleanout plugs. It is manufactured by Pasco Specialty & Manufacturing and available at plumbing supply stores.

Expert assistance with this segment was provided by Watertown Supply

Rookie Plumbing Mistakes
Richard demonstrates some common plumbing mistakes and how to avoid them.

Where to find it?
Richard demonstrated using a strap wrench to prevent plier teeth marks on chrome fixtures and the correct way to use a pipe wrench. All of these tools are available at home centers and plumbing supply stores.

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Replacing Outdoor Wall Sconces
Tom and Kevin replace old outdoor lighting with new fixtures.

Where to find it?
Tom built mounting blocks out of Azek, a cellular PVC product.

The fixtures that Tom and Kevin installed were the Miners Wall Lantern (model 5850), manufactured by Trans Globe Lighting.

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