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This Old House

Manchester, Massachusetts (Part 9 of 26) (#2109)

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey checks out a new software program that computes heat loss for the Manchester house. Richard also reports on heating and cooling costs with various insulation, window and power plant configurations. Host Steve Thomas sees the progress on the new addition, including a roof joist system of 1 x 12 LVLs, necessitated by the room's high ceiling height. Inside, general contractor Tom Silva and master carpenter Norm Abram show Steve how they are stiffening up a bouncy third floor by sistering 1/8" steel sheets to the floor joists from below. Other progress at the renovation includes the installation of the first of the new sliding glass doors. [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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