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This Old House

Manchester, Mass. (Part 22 of 26) (#2122)

In the music room, master carpenter Norm Abram begins to install the first pieces of the inglenook, a recessed alcove with built-in seating framing the ingle, or "house fire". Host Steve Thomas gets a look at the wiring, fuse panels, and emergency backup power unit for the house with electrician Pete Woodbury. Outside, landscape contractor Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti decide the fates of an unhealthy ash tree and a split-fork oak that is overhanging the east end of the house. General contractor Tom Silva shows Steve the system he's using to make mahogany paneling in the music room; one of its key components is a fastening technology that uses plastic "bow ties" to hold wood to wood. [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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