The This Old House Hour: Season 10 (2011 - 2012)


Season 10
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Air date: Oct 6, 2011

Season 10 opens with a look at a 300-year-old farmstead, targeted by its owners for two small additions and modern amenities while retaining the house's historic part. Included: inspecting the structure and antique water-pump system. Also: transplanting two trees; hooking up a washing machine.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2011

The shrubs and plants in front of the project house are moved for safe keeping; small trees and overgrowth are cleared in order to make space for the family room addition; the front entry porch and accessibility ramp are removed; peeling and rotted clapboards are removed; a drain and sump pump system is set up. Also: repairing a faulty shower valve; rebuilding a wobbly stair banister.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2011

Old clapboards are removed; a hole to connect the old and new basement space is made in the old fieldstone foundation; historic sashes are removed from the windows so that they can be restored; a plan to patch a rotted sill is explained; the foundation for the addition is formed out of ICFs. Also: replacing a corroded fitting on a water heater; installing a vented range hood in a kitchen.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2011

The new roof that will overlay the existing roof is framed; the exterior chimney is repaired; the fireplace and chimney in the kitchen are removed. Also: a look at the show's 1994 rehabilatation of a 1710 Colonial farmhouse. In the second half, an overgrown evergreen hedge is trimmed; and a tile backsplash is installed in a kitchen.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2011

The backyard is reclaimed from invasive vines and brambles; the new family room's gable wall is assembled and raised; a historic windowsill is repaired. Also: insulating a wall with fiberglass batts; repointing a fieldstone foundation.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2011

The family-room addition is framed up and sheathed with a coated OSB product; the historic window sash is stripped, repaired and repainted; the old wall of the ell is removed, opening up the kitchen. In the second half: removing overgrown shrubs; planting perennials; quieting a noisy baseboard heater.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2011

The existing cellulose insulation in the walls of the oldest part of the house is topped off; raised beds are built from the fieldstone of the old foundation; the new addition's roof is waterproofed with self-sealing membrane. Also: repairing a cracked asphalt walkway; removing mold from an attic.

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Air date: Nov 24, 2011

The last of the structural work is completed; the restored historic window sashes are reinstalled; the electrical service in the garage is upgraded. Also: how the study's modern narrow strip flooring is being removed in order to show the more historic wide pine boards underneath. In the second half: fixing a kitchen sink drain; quieting squeaky hardwood floors.

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Air date: Dec 1, 2011

Red cedar clapboards are added to the oldest part of the house; existing plumbing that's in the way of the new kitchen is removed; a horseshoe-shaped asphalt driveway is installed; a rough plumbing problem is solved with a wet vent in the downstairs powder room. Also: a porch railing is built; a stone yard is visited.

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Air date: Dec 8, 2011

The front door surround is rebuilt to eliminate rot and create a more historically accurate entranceway; the ailing American beech tree is inspected; the home's new interior design is previewed. Also: completing a backyard pizza oven; applying Teflon tape, pipe dope and wicking to threaded pipe connections.

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Kevin O'Connor

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