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This Old House

Manchester, Mass. (Part 14 of 26) (#2114)

Cold weather is on its way, and its time to turn the heat on in this old house! To prepare for nippier working conditions, half of the crew will work outside to get the building weather proof, while the other half moves inside to work on the interior. Host Steve Thomas catches up with plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey who brings in temporary heating equipment, until the permanent heating is installed. Steve and landscape architect Roger discuss plans for the trees on the harbor side. Steve and homeowner Janet McCue visit a local garden and stone shop looking for brick to use for the patio. After discussing various options, Janet decides on a stone with a natural look, found right outside of the Berkshires. Back at the house Norm and general contractor Tom Silva remove the heart pine flooring from the boy's bedroom to reuse in the master bath to save money and the time it would take to locate new flooring. Steve talks with architect Stephen Holt to discuss plans for the second floor decks and the code and construction considerations. [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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