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This Old House

Episode #1620

Host Steve Thomas and Master Carpenter Norm Abram continue the remodeling job on an old pueblo-style home built in the 1920's. Thomas explores the restoration of a historic cathedral located on a Native American reservation, in which building techniques of long ago are being used by modern masons to restore its architecture. The Meig's home has been gutted; now contractors concentrate on the support structures and internal plumbing. Norm Abram talks with homeowner Jim Meigs and various contractors about a new form of "concrete" block made largely of recycled styrofoam, and Thomas discovers a newer, more durable non-metallic plumbing material: plastic tubing. [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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