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Ask This Old House | Thermostat, Solar

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Roger teaches Kevin about lengths to consider when mowing the lawn. Richard travels to Pittsburgh to install a thermostat that interfaces with a smartphone to save energy and money. Ross Trethewey walks Kevin through the installation of a photovoltaic solar array on the barn. And Kevin, along with Tom, Richard and Roger ask, "What Is It?" Continue


Welcome Home from This Old House | Matt DeWitt

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Army Staff Sergeant Matt DeWitt was on his first deployment to Iraq when he sustained devastating injuries and both his arms had to be amputated. He sunk into a deep depression for over a year, but when he pulled himself out of it, he met his wife, Cat, and had two children. They are working with Homes for Our Troops to make sure their current home won’t have any obstacles for the family. Continue


Veteran’s Special House Project| Adaptation & Accessibility

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Kevin learns that Matt DeWitt’s disability doesn’t limit his cycling passion. Richard sees some of the 150 ADA approved requirements in the home. Kevin meets HFOT recipients Alex and Holly Dillmann. Richard learns about touchless faucet technology. Norm sees an ADA-compliant shower threshold and automatic door openers. Kevin meets Cat to discuss how life will be more manageable for Matt. Continue


The Veteran’s Special House Project

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This Old House partners with Homes For Our Troops to build a house for Army veteran SSG Matt DeWitt. Kevin sees the plans for the DeWitt project. Norm, Tom and Kevin help with framing the exterior walls. Kevin meets the HFOT Chairman to understand their mission. Kevin meets another veteran who also received an adapted home. Kevin rejoins the project in New Hampshire to see the truss roof going up. Continue


The Lexington Colonial House Project | Garrison No More

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Norm and Kevin observe the exterior transformation on the 1966 Garrison. Kevin and Tom see if they passed their final building inspection. Richard learns about the kitchen design and technology smarts. Kevin sees the custom design of each daughter’s bedroom. Robin Gannon shows Norm her updates to the home’s older parts. The finished kitchen is revealed, and everyone celebrates a job well done. Continue


Welcome Home from This Old House | Alex & Holly Dillmann

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Staff Sergeant Alex Dillmann was paralyzed from the chest down when his convoy ran over an improvised explosive device. His wife, Holly, never left his bedside through an entire year of surgeries. Settling into a Homes for Our Troops home has allowed this couple the freedom to continue their lives and start planning for children. Continue


The Lexington Colonial House | Down to the Wire

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Roger installs a new variety of turf type tall fescue. Kevin sees what plumbing inspector Duke LaConte looks for at the final plumbing inspection. Carpenter Matt Allen builds an entertainment center for the great room. Kevin and wiring inspector Alix Berube discuss the final electrical inspection. Richard shows Kevin the finished mechanical room. Continue


The Lexington Colonial House | Finishing Details

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Kevin finds Roger and Tim Lee placing the first new plants in the planting plan. Richard shows Kevin two kinds of radiators that will bring heat to the garage and sitting room. Installer Bob Young shows Norm the new insulated steel garage doors. Tom shows Kevin the progress on the upstairs laundry room cabinets. Allen Gallant shows Kevin how he’s installing a massive wrought-iron chandelier. Continue


The Veteran’s Special House Project | Preview

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This season, This Old House partners with the national non-profit, Homes for Our Troops, to build a specially adapted home for Army Staff Sergeant Matthew DeWitt who lost both arms while deployed to Iraq in July 2003. This Old House will provide advice and consultation in adapting standard building products for this Veteran’s specific needs highlighting over 155 special adaptations. 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


The Veteran's Special House Project | A Home for Matt & Cat

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Kevin, Roger, Tom and Norm build a high tunnel greenhouse for Matt and his family. Kevin meets HFOT Community Outreach coordinator Chris Mitchell for Volunteer Day at the house. Kevin visits Army veteran Joe Beimfohr at his home. Closet builder Brian McSharry creates a special master closet design. Norm designs and builds a rustic dining table. The DeWitts finally move into their new home. Continue


Ask This Old House | EV Charger, New Sink

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Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install an electric vehicle charger next to his house. The guys ask, “What Is It?” Then, Richard helps a homeowner install a new kitchen sink. Continue


Ask This Old House | Houseplants, US Flag

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Roger heads to Maine to help a homeowner plant an indoor tropical garden with plants from Jamaica. Richard, Roger, Kevin and Tom ask “What Is It?” Richard shows how to change the temperature on water heaters. Then Tom and Kevin built an American flag out of reclaimed wood. Continue


Ask This Old House | Noisy Heat, New Lights

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Tom and Kevin discuss kitchen island dimensions. Richard helps a homeowner quiet a noisy baseboard heating system. The guys ask, “What Is It?” Later Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner add light to a kitchen by install three new recessed cans. Continue


Welcome Home from This Old House | Joe Beimfohr

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Staff Sergeant Joseph Beimfohr spent nine years in the United States Army serving as a cavalry scout. In 2005, he was severely injured by an improvised explosive device in Iraq. Having been in his Homes for Our Troops home for almost two years, Beimfohr has the physical, emotional and financial freedom to explore his newest passion: adaptive sports. Continue


Welcome Home from This Old House | Justin Gaertner

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When Justin was medically discharged from the Marines, he was still getting accustomed to his prosthetics, and his parents’ home wasn’t adapted for his needs. It wasn’t until he received a home from Homes For Our Troops that he was able to fully appreciate the ease of a fully ADA-compliant home. Continue


Ask TOH | Mailbox, Reuse Door

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Roger helps a homeowner replace a mailbox that was damaged by a snowplow. Kevin shares some information about window anatomy. Tom helps a homeowner reuse an old door in a new opening. And the guys ask, “What Is It?” Continue


Ask This Old House | Lighting, Water Main

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Electrician Scott Caron heads to Cleveland to install some landscape lighting. Kevin, Tom, Richard and Roger ask “What Is It?” Then Richard replaces a water main shutoff. Continue


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


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