this old house
Bedford Project, Part 6 of 16

Host Kevin O'Connor arrives to find the new family addition framed up and sheathed using something fairly new - a coated OSB product that has the properties of a house wrap built in. Building science expert Joe Lstiburek explains why he thinks the sheathing board, when properly installed with taped seams, beats traditional methods of keeping air and water out of a building. Inside, Kevin finds general contractor Tom Silva and a major discovery - a cast iron pipe that was run several years ago straight through two structural beams in the kitchen. The fix is a new footing and lally column in the basement and new post supports in the kitchen placed to accommodate the new stove vent hood. Master carpenter Norm Abram meets window restoration specialist Alison Hardy at her shop in Peabody, Massachusetts, to see the historic window sash stripped, repaired, re-glazed and repainted. Later at the house, they will be weather-stripped and outfitted with new hardware to increase their insulating and mechanical performance. With the structure now fully repaired, Tom and Kevin take down the old wall of the ell, opening up the kitchen to the new family room for the first time.

Episode Duration: 25 minutes and 21 seconds

Episode Number: 3106

About This Old House:

This Old House, with pros Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, Jenn Nawada, and host Kevin O'Connor, is TV's original home-improvement show.


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Sat, Aug 20 4:00 A.M. Saratoga Springs Old House New Supports     NH CREATE
Sat, Aug 20 5:00 A.M. Saratoga Springs Neighbors On Ice     NH EXPLORE
Sat, Aug 20 8:30 A.M. Saratoga Springs Old House New Supports     NH CREATE
Sat, Aug 20 3:00 P.M. Saratoga Springs Old House New Supports     NH CREATE
Mon, Aug 22 8:00 A.M. Saratoga Springs Neighbors On Ice     NH CREATE
Mon, Aug 22 2:00 P.M. Saratoga Springs Neighbors On Ice     NH CREATE
Tue, Aug 23 4:00 A.M. Saratoga Springs Neighbors On Ice     NH CREATE
Tue, Aug 23 5:00 P.M. Lexington Project 2015/Smart Solutions     NHPBS
Wed, Aug 24 5:00 P.M. Lexington Project 2015/Making Connections     NHPBS
Thu, Aug 25 5:00 P.M. Lexington Project 2015/Exterior Details     NHPBS
Fri, Aug 26 12:00 A.M. Saratoga Springs Amped Up     NH EXPLORE
Fri, Aug 26 8:00 A.M. Saratoga Springs Neighbors On Ice     NH CREATE
Fri, Aug 26 2:00 P.M. Saratoga Springs Neighbors On Ice     NH CREATE
Fri, Aug 26 5:00 P.M. Lexington Project 2015/Inspections     NHPBS
Sat, Aug 27 4:00 A.M. Saratoga Springs Neighbors On Ice     NH CREATE
Sat, Aug 27 5:00 A.M. Saratoga Springs Amped Up     NH EXPLORE

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