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This Old House

Manchester, Mass. (Part 21 of 26) (#2121)

Landscape contractor Roger Cook mulches the planting areas around the finished outdoor spa. In the dining room, general contractor Tom Silva puts up the final pieces of an elaborate, 11-piece ceiling molding that replicates the house's original detail. Master carpenter Norm Abram meets cabinetmaker Tom Perkins, who is using a software program to specify the exact components of the many built-ins. Host Steve Thomas gets a lesson in paint preparation from painting contractor Jim Clark, who reveals the many steps necessary to obtain a smooth finish. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Steve the latest generation in radio-floor heat technology. Finally tiling contractor Joe Ferrante shows off his tiling work in the master bath, where the steam shower is done up in limestone and marble. [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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