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Ask This Old House | Lightning, Sink Filter

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Kevin and Roger meet with Meteorologist Jim Cantore to discuss Jim’s biggest weather fear- lightning. Roger heads to Orlando to see a lightning protection system installed. Richard helps a homeowner install a reverse osmosis filter for drinking water. And the guys ask, “What Is It?” Continue


The Lexington Colonial House Project | New Walk, Old Stone

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Kevin finds Roger starting on the new bluestone front walk. Norm finds Mark Ferrante installing porcelain tile in the screen porch. Kevin meets Richard to see the sink and faucet set for the vanity project. Roger visits a stone salvage yard to see how Gavin Johnston fabricates granite for the front walk and custom house marker. Kevin sees the granite steps and house marker in place. Continue


Ask This Old House | Shelf, Rough Electric

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Tom and Kevin build a basic entry shelf from poplar and plywood. Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner wire a basement room for outlets and lighting. Then, Kevin, along with Roger, Richard, and Tom ask “What Is It?” Continue


Ask This Old House | Sash Cord, Plant Bulbs

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Tom heads to West Virginia to help a homeowner replace broken sash cords. Roger shows a homeowner how to plant bulbs. And the guys play “What Is It” with special guest Doris Kearns Goodwin. Continue


Ask This Old House | Tile Paint, New Faucet

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Kevin heads to Kansas City to help a homeowner transform an old backsplash. Then, the guys ask “What Is It?” Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner install a new kitchen faucet. Continue


The Lexington Colonial House Project | Inspections

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Norm and Tom install reinforced fiberglass columns. Richard and plumbing inspector Duke LaConte talk about rough plumbing inspections. Fred Lonardo discusses rough mechanical and framing inspections. Progress continues on the screen porch with a storm window system and radiant floor heat. Norm, Tom and Fred Lonardo discuss insulation value. Continue


The Lexington Colonial House | Exterior Details

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Kevin meets electrician Allen Gallant and inspector Alix Berube to see what goes into a rough electrical inspection. Tom shows Kevin how he’s using a hybrid railing system on the new deck. Kevin visits the kitchen designers to see current kitchen trends and the layout and design choices for the Kieval’s new family kitchen. Paint color expert Bonnie Krims discusses options for the exterior colors. Continue


The Lexington Colonial | Making Connections

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Roger and landscape designer Tim Lee discuss how the backyard stream affects the landscape plan. Tom and Kevin connect the new kitchen to the old great room. Richard shows Kevin two types of drain and vent configurations. Kevin meets building inspector Fred Lonardo for a partial framing inspection. Arborist John Marquis shows Roger the proper procedures for removing 12 trees in the front yard. Continue


The Lexington Colonial | Smart Solutions

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Norm visits the Hancock-Clarke house. Kevin shows how roofers used architectural shingles to tie the old house to the addition. Tom and Kevin build a corner stair on the new back deck. Richard and plumber Kevin Bilo use a new bath waste and overflow kit as a solution to the constraints from the decorative kitchen ceiling. Kevin and Norm finish up the trim and decking on the new corner deck stair. Continue


Lexington Colonial | Colonial Curb Appeal

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With the front gable wall of the second floor up, roof framing is underway. Architect Frank Shirley and Norm discuss the history of Colonial style front porches. Tom shows Kevin the new farmer's porch framing. With the kitchen gutted, expansion begins with a 24-foot steel beam. Tom faces a ceiling height challenge in the old part of the kitchen, and comes up with an innovative solution. Continue


The Lexington Colonial | Mudroom, Ventilation, Kids’ Rooms

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Allen Gallant shows Kevin the new LED ribbon strip lights he’s using under the cabinets. Norm and Tom build the new mudroom storage system. Richard and Tom review the critical need for ventilation in our modern, super insulated buildings. Mark Pehrson shows Kevin his technique for applying wallpaper to a ceiling. Kevin finds Mauro Henrique setting up to paint decorative stripes on an accent wall. Continue


Ask This Old House | Ceiling Fan, Bonsai

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Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner replace an undersized ceiling fan with a more appropriate one. Kevin, Tom, Richard and Roger ask “What Is It?” Later, Roger visits a Bonsai nursery to learn the art of sculpting trees. Continue


The Lexington Colonial House Project | Designer Details

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Finishing Floors; Inn at Hastings Park; bathroom vanity conversion Continue


The Lexington Colonial House Project | Old to New

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Norm finds Mark Ferrante installing a floor tile that looks like wood. Allen Gallant shows Kevin how to abandon an old electrical box and fish wires to a new one. Kevin shows how to patch holes from old recessed lights. Mauro Henrique shows Norm an efficient way to paint shutters. Richard shows Kevin the logical layout of a mechanical room. Tom shows Kevin how he’s squaring off an arched doorway. Continue


The Lexington Colonial House Project | Conservation Concerns

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Kevin finds fabricator Mike Vidulich installing a one-piece covered gutter. Roger shows Kevin how he’s turning a section of the backyard back to nature. Allen Gallant shows Kevin how he’s updating the light fixtures over the mantel. Norm visits a window factory in Londonderry, NH. Roger shows Kevin the new infiltration system. Continue


Ask This Old House | Ductless Heat, Ceiling Fix

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Richard helps a homeowner install a whole house ductless heating and cooling system. Kevin shares some tips on hearing protection and Tom helps a homeowner repair a sagging plaster ceiling. Then, Kevin, along with Roger, Richard, and Tom ask “What Is It?” Continue


Ask This Old House | Remove Shrubs, Siding

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Roger helps a homeowner remove overgrown shrubs from the front yard and replaces them with an edible landscape. Richard shares some tips on snaking drains and Tom helps a homeowner replace some damaged pieces of vinyl siding. And the guys ask, “What Is It?” Continue


Ask This Old House | New Trim, Wiring Pool

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Tom travels to Cleveland to help a homeowner install interior window trim. Richard shares some first time plumbing tips with Kevin. Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner wire an above ground pool safely. Then, Kevin, along with Roger, Richard, and Tom ask “What Is It?” Continue


Ask This Old House | Fire Pit, Bath Faucet

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In the barn, Tom and Kevin build a watertight fire pit cover. Then Scott teaches Kevin about the evolution of fuses. Richard heads to Missouri to upgrade and vent a bathroom sink. And the guys ask “What Is It?” Continue


Ask This Old House | Broken Window, Toilet Turn

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Tom replaces a broken window with a safer solution. Then, Kevin, along with Roger, Richard, and Tom ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard shows a homeowner how to rotate a toilet. Continue


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