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This Old House

(Part 23 of 26) (#2423)

Master carpenter Norm Abram meets lighting designer Susan Arnold for a look at the modern (but practical) cable lighting system in the kitchen. The limestone tub deck is installed in the master bath, while plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs an undermount sink in a freestanding vanity in the kids' bath. In the basement of the barn, Norm finds garage system specialist Christopher Hubbuch installing a new workshop storage system. Designer Beth Ferencik shows landscape contractor Roger Cook the handcrafted teak furniture and accessories she's selected for the terrace. Then, Richard shows Norm the last pieces of the HVAC story - the condensers (that use a refrigerant that won't deplete the ozone layer) and the heat-recovery ventilators (that will bring fresh air into the sealed-tight house). Alarm specialist Don Martini shows Norm the latest innovation in his field - an access keypad that unlocks the front door with the swipe of a key tag, while keeping a log of comings and goings on the household computer. Finishing specialist John Dee shows Norm how he's going to stain the pine stair treads to match the engineered hickory flooring. [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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