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This Old House

Manchester, Mass. (Part 3 of 26) (#2103)

Host Steve Thomas visits the seaside rotunda and "chowder house" just across the harbor from our subject house with Manchester historical society president John Huss. At the project, work has begun in earnest, with nearly four dumpsters' worth of gutting. Host Steve Thomas, Master Carpenter Norm Abram and General Contractor Tom Silva tour the property to review what has been revealed of the original building and to discuss the plans for the job. Meanwhile Architect Stephen Holt and Homeowner David McCue discuss options to improve the space and light in the proposed kitchen and living room-some are radical, others rely more on minor but clever changes. The start of an oil leak in one of the basement's old steel tanks forces Richard Trethewey's hand; he brings in two new polyethylene-lined tanks from Europe, guaranteed never to rot. Host Steve Thomas talks with the Manchester Conservation Commissioner Betsy Rickards and learns the reason behind the haybales that surround the house. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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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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