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This Old House

Episode #1604

"This Old House" continues their renovation work on an 1880s Victorian home in Nantucket, Massachusetts. The program opens with Norm Abram out in the Nantucket Boat Basin with lobsterman/contractor, Pierre Garneau. They fish out two lobsters from the lobster traps. Back at the home, the old brick chimney is removed and the bricks are saved. The kitchen is almost completely demolished, leaving only the foundation and the sills. After the existing joists are cut, a springboard is assembled to hold together the home while an enforcement beam is added for the new second level. Abram learns the best method for mixing concrete motar. Host Steve Thomas tours the old (1695) family home and grounds of the designer, Jock Gifford. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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

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Series Description: America's favorite home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE, with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and master carpenter Norm Abram.

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