The This Old House Hour Season 1

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Host Steve Thomas tours a new project: a 1922 Colonial Revival house in the Boston suburb of Winchester, Mass. Its leafy neighborhood is "right out of 'Leave It to Beaver'," says carpenter Norm Abram, and the house is in basically good shape. But, sighs Abrams, "the kitchen is terrible and the master bedroom is a disaster." On "Ask This Old House," projects include fixing a leaky washing machine, fitting a screen into a window and retrofitting an olive barrel to collect rainwater. Also: Abram makes a "house call" on a homeowner who's too tall for his basement stairwell.