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The Lexington Colonial | Smart Solutions

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This Old House
PBS


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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This Old House
PBS


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


Shaker Lemon Pie

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Martha Bakes
PBS


Martha makes Shaker Lemon Pie. Continue


Lexington Colonial | Colonial Roots

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This Old House
PBS


This Old House kicks off the second project of their 35th Anniversary Season: an addition to a 1966 Colonial in historic Lexington, Mass. Homeowners Jeremy and Jody Kieval love the neighborhood but they'd like a curb appeal makeover that includes a new farmer's porch. Jeremy loves to cook, so the 45+-year-old kitchen will be gutted and redesigned. Jody laments the lack of mudroom... Continue


Preparing Clams for Linguini with Clam Sauce

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Martha Stewart's Cooking School
PBS


Clams should be tightly shut, clean, and soaked in cold water for at least half an hour to make sure all the sand and grit are out. Continue


The Charlestown 2014 House | A Rowhouse Reimagined

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This Old House
PBS


With the exterior in Charlestown nicely restored, systems integrator Greg Smizer shows Kevin the new internet-based security system, wireless music system and remote controlled window shades inside. Closet designer Brian McSharry shows Norm the pros and cons of designing a closet around a window. Richard shows Angela the basics of cooking with induction technology. Norm and Richard see the mechani Continue


The Charlestown 2014 House | Rowhouse, Lighthouse

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This Old House
PBS


Tom builds a hidden door to the basement. Marble specialist Danny Puccio shows Kevin the new Carrara marble island top. Angela gives Roger the news that her budget is beyond stretched and she'll have to hold off on planting. Fence contractor Mark Bushway installs a new PVC fence. Richard meets a homeowner who's turning one of Boston's lighthouses into a summer home. Norm and Tom restore the old, w Continue


Ask This Old House | Gas Grill, Mirror Hanging

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Ask This Old House
PBS


Richard travels to Kansas City to sample some unique barbeque and help a homeowner install a natural gas line for a new grill. Then, Kevin, along with Roger, Richard, and Tom ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger shares some tips on what grows best in the shade and Tom helps a homeowner hang a heavy, decorative mirror on a masonry chimney. Continue


Ask This Old House | Beam Fix, New Switch

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Ask This Old House
PBS


Roger follows up with Kevin about beneficial insects. Tom teaches a homeowner how to repair some structural problems in his home. Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner run wiring for a new ceiling fixture and switch in a living room. And the guys ask, "What is it?" Continue


Ask This Old House | Special Drought Show

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Ask This Old House
PBS


In this special episode, the guys tackle practical solutions for drought. Kevin and Richard tour Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country. Roger visits Las Vegas to replace a water-guzzling lawn. Kevin meets with Meteorologist Jim Cantore to hear cautionary tales from the front lines of the drought. And Richard travels to San Francisco to replace an old-fashioned toilet. Continue


Ask This Old House | Fire Pit, Bath Faucet

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Ask This Old House
PBS


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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Ask This Old House
PBS


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


Lexington Colonial | Footings and Framing

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This Old House
PBS


Kevin discusses This Old House's history renovating Colonials & Colonial Revivals. The Lexington house demo begins with the back porch. Kevin visits a concrete shop in Amesbury, MA. Norm explains framing of the first floor platform and then helps Tom build the rear addition's gable wall. The new prefab footings are unloaded, set, leveled and plumbed. Kevin explains the building permit process. Continue


Ask This Old House | Hydroponic Garden, New Spigot

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Ask This Old House
PBS


Roger heads to Florida to help a homeowner build a hydroponic garden. Then, the guys ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner install a hot and cold water outdoor faucet. Continue


Ask This Old House | Beekeeping, Adding Outlets

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Ask This Old House
PBS


Roger follows up with a beekeeper regarding honey harvesting. Then, Kevin, along with Roger, Richard, and Tom ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Electrician Scott Caron adds outlets to a homeowner's home. Continue


Ask This Old House | Beehive, Track Lights

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Ask This Old House
PBS


Roger learns from a beekeeper how to set up a beehive for a homeowner. Then the guys ask, "What is it?" Afterward electrician Scott Caron adds lighting to a dark kitchen without having to run any new wiring. Continue


Braising Turkey Legs

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Martha Stewart's Cooking School
PBS


Martha braises turkey legs in a rich, herb infused stock. Continue


The Charlestown 2014 House: Kitchens and Baths

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This Old House
PBS


Tom prepares the new four-panel front door. Kevin and Tom recall their favorite TOH kitchens and see that Angela's new cabinets have arrived. Tom and Kevin install new wood wainscoting. Norm learns about Charlestown's ancient past from city archaeologist Joe Bagley. Tile contractor Mark Ferrante uses a marble basket weave tile to make a feature wall insert in the master shower. Kevin and Tom insta Continue


The Charlestown 2014 House | Gardens and Greek Revival

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This Old House
PBS


Roger visits the Sullivan Square Community Garden. Richard works with fireplace expert John Sullivan to rough in the ductwork for the new gas fireplace units. Norm and Tom add some subtle Greek Revival details to the interior window trim package. Roger takes homeowner Angela Daigle to see some the hidden gardens of Beacon Hill. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique paints the exterior window trim on Continue


The Charlestown 2014 House | Wood and Water

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This Old House
PBS


Richard tours the last wooden whaling ship in the world, the Charles W. Morgan. Architect Sally DeGan tells Norm that the new dormer was finally approved and Tom shows its progress, and how he's carefully waterproofing its low slope roof. Inside, Kevin sees that insulation went in a few days ago and wallboard is going up. Mason Mark McCullough installs a reclaimed brick veneer on the new kitchen b Continue


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