This Old House

Barrington Project, Part 8 of 10

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Awning specialist Mike Cornell installs a new retractable awning over the deck that should stand up to the weather due to a wind sensor and fade-resistant fabric. Inside, the Saratoga soapstone has arrived, and countertop contractor Alyssa St. Gelais shows host Kevin O'Connor how she's sealing the surface with wax, not oil, to give it a more durable finish that will last longer than an oil application. Master carpenter Norm Abram and builder Andy Tiplady dress up the half-walls at the stair with oak caps and a scotia moulding. Then, Kevin visits Castleton, Vermont, with lighting designer Evelyn Audet to see how light fixtures for the project are being made one-by-one by New England blacksmiths. Back in Barrington, Andy shows Norm the electric floor warming system he's using in the master bathroom. It gets mudded directly into the tile bed, which holds 12"x12" porcelain tile that will also make up the front apron of the tub. In the side alley, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin where he's tucked away the A/C condensers, and then, inside, shows him the ERV in the attic and explains why it is possibly the most important piece of mechanical equipment in the house.
 

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  • S36 Ep23: Detroit | A Mason Steps Up
  • S36 Ep22: Detroit | Fixing the Fascia
  • S36 Ep21: Detroit | Plumbing Road Trip
  • S36 Ep20: Detroit | Windows of Detroit
  • S36 Ep19: Detroit | Peering Down the Rehab Rabbit Hole
  • S36 Ep18: Detroit | Ready for Rehab
  • S36 Ep17: Detroit | Rebuilding Motor City
  • S36 Ep16: Arlington Arts & Crafts | An Arts & Crafts for the
  • S36 Ep15: Arlington Arts & Crafts | Details Make the House B
  • S36 Ep14: Arlington Arts & Crafts | Shiplap for a Ship Shape
  • S36 Ep13: Arlington Arts & Crafts | Decorative Touches Make
  • S36 Ep12: Arlington Arts & Crafts | Changes Start to Show
  • S36 Ep11: Arlington Arts & Crafts | Underground Energy
  • S36 Ep10: Arlington Arts & Crafts | Shedding the Old Look
  • S36 Ep9: Arlington Arts & Crafts | Arts and Crafts from Top
  • S36 Ep8: Arlington Arts & Crafts | A New Look to Match the O
  • S36 Ep7: Arlington Arts & Crafts | To Paint or Not to Paint
  • S36 Ep6: Arlington Arts & Crafts | One Brick at a Time
  • S36 Ep5: Arlington Arts & Crafts | A Steely Den
  • S36 Ep4: Arlington Arts & Crafts | Foundation Fundamentals
  • S36 Ep3: Arlington Arts & Crafts | Make Way for the Family R
  • S36 Ep2: Arlington Arts & Crafts | A New Look, Inside and Ou
  • S36 Ep1: Arlington Arts & Crafts | Arts and Crafts Class Beg


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