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 July 11, 2013
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - #3215
Master Carpenter Norm Abram arrives to a rainy morning in Cambridge. The weather, however, isn't stopping Roger, who is putting in the last of four granite posts. Inside, Norm finds Genaral Contracror Tom Silva reinstalling a little piece of nostalgia from the old house: an old-school doorbell that the homeowners wanted to keep. Next, Host Kevin O'Connor finds Sally and kitchen designer Kathy Marshall settling Sally's stuff into her new kitchen and showing off its functional features: appliances, storage, sink, faucet, chopping block drawer, and even a hideaway step stool. Downstairs, Kevin finds John with no man cave, but rather great space for the kids, a workshop of his own, and Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey, who's given him high efficiency

Richard welcomes back energy auditor Jimmy Seaborg to see how we did on tightening up the building. Back outside, Kevin meets landscape architect Greg Lombardi to see his plan realized. There were some adjustments because of budget, but the design intent is still intact: hardscape and plant material work together to create separate areas of use and function. The other great outdoor space is the roof deck; Norm recaps

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Products & Services

Kitchen Designer
K. Marshall Design Inc.

Kitchen Appliances
Clarke Distribution Corp
tel. 800-842-5275

Kitchen Cabinets and Built-Ins
Dutch Made Custom Cabinetry

Interior Designers
Terrat Elms Interior Design

Pillows and Accessories
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Home Furnishings

Outdoor Furniture
Janus et Cie

Wall ArtSupplier:
Obelisk Gallery
Boston, MA
tel. 617-227-1014

Vintage Accessories and Lighting
Reside, Cambridge

Hall Runners
Steven King Carpets

Custom Hall Console
Art Applications

Custom Hall Light Fixture
Carrie Gustafson Glass

Landscape Architect
Gregory Lombardi Design, Inc.tel. 617-492-2808

Wallpaper installer
Mike Bradshaw Wallcovering

Ceiling Fan
Haiku White Matrix Composite
Big Ass Fans

Circulating Pump for Radiant Heat
tel. 613-227-3400

Radiant Heat Mixing Station
HBX Control Systems Inc

Condensing Boiler
Lochinvar Corporation

Plumbing Fixtures and Bath Hardware
Kohler Co.
tel. 920-457-4441

Home Energy Audit
Next Step Living

AC Condensers
tel. 800-432-8373

Roma Tiletel. 617-926-5800

Potted Plants
Pemberton Farms

Sodco, Inc.tel. 800-341-6900


Season to Taste Catering

DoorknobsOak Pivot

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Ask This Old House - #1115
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Cheyenne, Wyoming to help a homeowner install a toilet. Then Richard, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, host Kevin O'Connor, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" And, Roger and Kevin patch a lawn with grass seed.

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Richard Trethewey in Cheyenne, Wyoming riding Toilet Bowl

Installing a New Toilet
Richard heads to Cheyenne, Wyoming to help a homeowner install a new toilet.

Where to find it?
All of the materials that Richard used to install the toilet, including a shut-off valve, supply hose, wax ring, and toilet bolts can be purchased at a home center or plumbing supply store.

The toilet that Richard installed was the Champion 4, manufactured by American Standard

What Is It?
Richard asks the guys to identify a battery-powered, red, metal tool.

Where to find it?

Richard demonstrated a tool that is used to unglue PVC pipes and fittings. The cordless Pipe Debonder uses a rechargeable battery to heat the pipe. After several minutes, the pipe may be pried out, leaving a clean fitting.

Patching a LawnRoger and Kevin patch a lawn with grass seed.

Where to find it?
Roger mowed the lawn short, then cut an edge with a half-moon edger. After he removed the damaged lawn, he added lime to the acidic soil.

Roger showed several types of grass seed, including Scotts Turf Builder with a cornstarch coating that allows the seed to absorb more water. The coating was developed by Zeba.

Roger repaired the lawn with Scotts EZ Seed, a lawn seed mix that included grass seed, starter fertilizer, and coconut fiber mulch.

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