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The This Old House Hour

PBS's home-improvement series, 'This Old House' followed by 'Ask This Old House,' an offshoot in which 'House' regulars field viewer questions.

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Sat., July 4, 2015
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

Charlestown Project 2014: Brick Rowhouse Blues  

A fix for a major problem: exterior walls that are bowing outward. Two weeks of work in the basement, meanwhile, has lowered the floor by several inches; the radiant heat-insulation system is installed; and it's shown how the roof is under-structured. Norm also revisits a Charlestown townhouse featured on the show 14 years ago. In the second half: citrus greening, a disease killing citrus trees in Florida, is discussed. Also: replacing a vinyl peel-and-stick floor with ceramic tile.

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Sat., July 4, 2015
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

Charlestown Project 2014: Brick Rowhouse Blues  

A fix for a major problem: exterior walls that are bowing outward. Two weeks of work in the basement, meanwhile, has lowered the floor by several inches; the radiant heat-insulation system is installed; and it's shown how the roof is under-structured. Norm also revisits a Charlestown townhouse featured on the show 14 years ago. In the second half: citrus greening, a disease killing citrus trees in Florida, is discussed. Also: replacing a vinyl peel-and-stick floor with ceramic tile.

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Sat., July 11, 2015
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

Charlestown Project 2014: A Bridge to Charlestown  

How the old chimney will be modified for gas fireplace units. The framing progress is also spotlighted, including in the breakfast area and the third-floor master suite; and rebuilding the backyard retaining walls commences. Also: a chat with a structural engineer about one of Charlestown's most iconic structures, the Zakim Bridge. In the second half: beneficial insects are discussed; a front door is resized; and an outdoor garden faucet is repaired.

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Sat., July 11, 2015
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

Charlestown Project 2014: A Bridge to Charlestown  

How the old chimney will be modified for gas fireplace units. The framing progress is also spotlighted, including in the breakfast area and the third-floor master suite; and rebuilding the backyard retaining walls commences. Also: a chat with a structural engineer about one of Charlestown's most iconic structures, the Zakim Bridge. In the second half: beneficial insects are discussed; a front door is resized; and an outdoor garden faucet is repaired.