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 October 23, 2014
This Old House And Ask This Old House Are On Tonight

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This Old House - Episode #3404
Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey tours the last wooden whaling ship in the world, the Charles W. Morgan. Architect Sally DeGan tells Master Carpenter Norm Abram that the new dormer was finally approved and General Contractor Tom Silva shows its progress, and how he's carefully waterproofing its low slope roof. Inside, Host Kevin O'Connor sees that insulation went in a few days ago and wallboard is going up. Mason Mark McCullough installs a reclaimed brick veneer on the new kitchen bump out. Kevin drops in to see kitchen designer Kathy Marshall working on the interior design details with homeowner Angela Daigle. Norm and Tom replace the fake, applied vinyl shutters on our house with authentic, operable shutters make out of durable fiberglass & PVC.

Products and Services

Anderson Insulation
tel. 800-472-1717

Atlantic Premium Shutters

Kleer PVC Trimboard Interior Trim

Interior Designer
K. Marshall Design Inc.

MJM Masonry

Mystic Seaport
Side Trip:
Mystic Seaport

Charlestown Navy Yard
Side Trip:
Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston National Historical Park

SpaceCraft Architecture
Contact: Sally DeGan

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Ask This Old House - Episode #1304
In this special episode, the guys tackle practical solutions for drought. Host Kevin O'Connor and Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey tour Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country.Landscape Contractor Roger Cook visits Las Vegas to replace a water-guzzling lawn. Kevin meets with Meteorologist Jim Cantore to hear cautionary tales from the front lines of the drought. And Richard travels to San Francisco to replace an old-fashioned toilet.

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Tour Lake Mead
Richard and Kevin open the show at Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country.

Where to find it?
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is located in Nevada and Arizona.

Special assistance with this shoot was provided by Lake Mead National Recreation Area and the National Park Service. Las Vegas Lawn Replacement
Roger replaces a water-guzzling lawn with a desert appropriate alternative.

Where to find it?
Special assistance with this project was provided by Mat Baroudi of An English Gardener Landscaping and the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

Meteorologist Jim Cantore
Kevin and Meteorologist Jim Cantore discuss America?s Drought problem.

Where to find it?
Jim Cantore is a meteorologist on .

The U.S. Drought Monitor is jointly produced by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Map courtesy of NDMC-UNL.

'Water Sense' Toilet Install
Richard replaces an old toilet with a "Water Sense" solution.

Where to find it?
Richard installed the Wellworth Dual-Flush toilet, manufactured by .

Expert assistance with this project was provided by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and by George Salet Plumbing.

Later, in the workshop, Richard and Kevin discuss the Water Sense program for labeling water-saving plumbing fixtures. More information can be found here: www.epa.gov/watersense/

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