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 November 20, 2013
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight.

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This Old House - Episode #3307
Nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy, Master Carpenter Norm Abram and Host Kevin O'Connor take stock of the recovery along the Jersey Shore, and the progress at the three projects we've been following. In Bay Head, builder Kevin D'Anuncia?ao is still a few weeks away from completing the job, but homeowner Chris Laird and designer Jules Duffy are eager to show Norm a preview of how the house will look when it is finally finished. Knowing that many communities still have years of rebuilding ahead, Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey visits one of them, Mantoloking, to see how one house there survived a breach that took out a dozen surrounding houses. Kevin checks out the finishing touches on the Point Pleasant project: new garage doors to help conceal the pilings underneath the house, and a sapele mahogany front door built to withstand the elements. Inside, designer Tracy Pearce has worked serious magic with the new spaces, Carlos and Maria have managed to save their dream kitchen, and all agree they've come a long way since Sandy. In Manasquan, Richard finds landscaper Heather Aran planting some container gardens to add color to the front of Rita's new house. Inside, Rita's just about moved in?a long way from the mud-and-mold-filled house she had to tear down. While she's had to spend more money than she expected along the way, she is sitting pretty once again, surrounded by family and friends on her new deck. Landscape Contractor
Roger Cook joins Kevin, Norm and Richard for a wharfside party to celebrate the friends they've made on the inimitable Jersey Shore. From beaches, boardwalks and surfboards to house lifting, pilings and breakaway walls, it's been a wild ride and the Shore may never be the same as it was before Sandy. But three houses later, things are definitely looking up.

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(Picture: The storm devastated Seaside Heights, its boardwalk, which is the lifeblood of the business community, and the amusement park that attracts tens of thousands of tourists every summer.)

Products and Services

Pt. Beach Painting
tel. (732) 779-4551

Triple D Landscaping
Brick, NJ
tel. (732) 604-1867

Kitchen and Laundry Appliances (Bay Head Project)
Barry?s Appliance
Kitchen Appliances and Outdoor BBQ Grill (Bay Head Project)
PC Richard & Son
Raritan, NJ
tel. (908) 218-7800

Atlantic Heating & Cooling

Garage doors
Canyon Ridge[REG] collection faux wood carriage house garage doors
Clopay Building Products
Ned Sickels Garage & Entry Doors
Tinton Falls, NJ

Garage door openers
LiftMaster 8550 with MyQ Technology

Front door
Simpson Door Co.
tel. 360-495-3291

Plumbing fixtures, all three projects
Kohler Co.

Product info (Pt. Pleasant project):
Tresham toilet, vanity and storage tower
Margaux sconces, faucets & bath trim
Expanse bath

Product info (Manasquan project):
Forte shower trim
Simplice kitchen faucet

Bath tile installer (Pt. Pleasant project)
Clean Cut Tile & Design
Howell, NJ
tel. (732) 616-5365

Security shutter supplier & installer (Pt. Pleasant project)
Security Shutter Corp.
Bay Head, NJ
tel. (732) 295-0220

Security film installation (Pt. Pleasant project)
Energy Solution Window Tinting
East Brunswick, NJ
tel. (732) 295-0220

Flooring installation (Pt. Pleasant project):
Wonderful Flooring Corp.
Newark, NJ
tel. (973) 578-8100

Kitchen cabinet fabrication & re-finishing (Pt. Pleasant project)
Precision Woodwork
Union, NJ
tel. (908) 964-6314

Built-ins & finish carpentry (Pt. Pleasant project)
BuiltforoneContact: Carlos Kozak

Audio/video installation (Pt. Pleasant project)
Scott Craig, CTS
tel. (848) 210-5569

Interior design (Pt. Pleasant Project)
Tracy Pearce Interior Design
Pt. Pleasant, NJ
tel. 732-292-5588

Interior design (Bay Head Project)
Jules Duffy Designs, LLC

Kitchen installation (Bay Head project):
Ideal Kitchens

Tile and countertops (Bay Head project):
Spaulding Fabricators
Artistic Tile
Product info
Raised bar counter: Vetrazzo, Chivalry Blue Main kitchen counters: Caesarstone, Swan Lake #1600
Backsplash tile: Oceanside Glass, custom blend by Jules Duffy Designs Porch passage floor tile: Seneca Tile, Arctic White & Periwinkle hand mold

Fabrics and upholstery (Bay Head project):
Jim Thompson Fabrics, No. 9 Thompson
Product info: all upholstery custom designed and manufactured by Jules Duffy Designs LLC
Loveseat; main: Cloud Gate 3430/01; stripe: Mogador 2107/08
Loveseat pillows & ottoman: Furoshiki 2109/03
Upholstered bench: Izmir 2053/10; pillows Grand Paisley 2116/02
Wood Bench Seat Cushion: Agiasos 2121/01
Fish Pillows: Funny Fish 2110/02
Chair: Criss Cross 2054/12; pillow Seabra 2111/02
Roman window shades: Anaber 2114/01

Hardwood flooring
Lumber Liquidators, Inc.
Product (Bay Head project):
Virginia Millworks Burnished Acacia, handscraped
Virginia Millworks Golden Teak Acacia, handscraped

Landscape planters/design
Burke Environmental Inc.

Shower door installation
Mr. Showerdoor

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1207
In this special episode, Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey visits Oklahoma to install a safe room for tornado protection. Tom Silva visits a lab to test different hurricane window protection. Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron install a whole-house standby generator. And meteorologist Jim Cantore stops by to share his insights on how weather is changing and what homeowners can do to prepare.

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Tornado Safe Room
Richard visits Oklahoma to install a safe room for tornado protection.

Where to find it?
The concrete safe room was designed and built by Oz Safe Rooms.

Hurricane Window Protection
Tom visits a lab to test different hurricane window protection.

Where to find it?
Expert assistance with this segment was provided by Architectural Testing, Inc.

⅝" Plywood is available at lumber yards and home centers.

The hurricane fabric we tested was manufactured by Hurricane Fabric, LLC of Del Ray Beach, FL.

The metal shutter we tested was manufactured by Weather Guard Shutters.

The impact-rated window we tested was manufactured by PGT Industries.

Meteorologist Jim Cantore
Meteorologist Jim Cantore shares insights on severe weather and how people can prepare.

Where to find it?
Jim Cantore is a meteorologist with The Weather Channel. Most of the items that Jim recommended for a storm kit, including bottled water, canned food, batteries, and lanterns can be found at any major retail store.

The multi-use radio that included a hand-crank, solar panel, flashlight, and cell phone charger is the FRX2 American Red Cross radio, manufactured by Eton.

The H2100 waterproof fire chest is manufactured by Sentry Safe. In addition to the items Jim recommended for a storm kit, he also suggests having cash on hand, filling gas tanks before a storm, and keeping prescription medication in your kit.

Automatic Standby Generator
Kevin and electrician Scott Caron install a whole-house standby generator.

Where to find it?
Expert assistance with this project was provided by Caron Electric.

We installed a 20RESA standby generator with an automatic transfer switch, manufactured by Kohler Power.

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