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Ask This Old House

Episode #225

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey examines the corroded copper pipes of Medford, Massachusetts homeowner Richard Bradley. With the help of a materials engineer, they identify the source of the corrosion: a rusty hot water heater. Back in the loft, Richard, general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Then, to conserve energy during a bitterly cold winter, homeowner Josh Frances from Stoneham, Massachusetts, learns from Tom how to replace the worn-out weather stripping around his kitchen door.
[26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: Host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and guest experts make personal HOUSE calls, guiding viewers through home improvement techniques.

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