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This Old House

Manchester, Mass. (Part 13 of 26) (#2113)

In preparation for the new location and design of the driveway, landscape contractor Roger Cook and his crew begin to tear up the old asphalt driveway. Painter John Dee shows host Steve Thomas his approach to restoring the turn-of-the-century portico. John strips some of the existing features and replaces some decorative elements that are not salvageable. As homeowner David McCue considers installing an outdoor hot tub, Steve takes David back to his own house where he has put in his own outdoor spa. Back at the site, general contractor Tom Silva and master carpenter Norm Abram use_and approve of_a polyurethane exterior trim. Meanwhile Steve joins acoustical consultant John Storyk as he works with David to tackle some of the sound issues in the new music room. Norm and Tom discuss the state of the original diamond-paned bump-out, its usefulness as a place for plants, and the possibility of replacing it with a proper greenhouse. To research the concept, architect Steve Holt shows Steve around a nearby guest house he designed, complete with a very high-end conservatory. [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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