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This Old House

Episode #1609

Host Steve Thomas opens this episode with a visit to the African Meeting House which is being renovated. Originally built in 1820, this was a school for free Blacks. Norm Abram and Bruce Killen work on the house's original double doors in Killen's workshop. In addition to repairing the doors, Abram and Killen add weather-stripping. The work on the house in Nantucket is based on stick-built construction which is a costly process. However, this is not as costly as the construction of homes in Switzerland. Thomas goes to Basel, Switzerland to see how homes are contructed there. Thomas tours the Haring Corporation where they fabricate wooden components for building modular homes. Along with the owner of the Haring Corporation, Thomas visits one of these modular low cost, low energy alternative houses. [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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