This Old House: Season 20 (1999 - 2000)

Season 20
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Air date: Sep 23, 2000

Part 1 of 18: The series first revisits its first project: an 1865 townhouse in Boston's historic Charlestown section. The three-story Second Empire brick house, located in a gentrifying area just a few blocks from the Bunker Hill monument, is owned by newlyweds Dan and Heather Beliveau, who want to carve an apartment out the basement and first floor, and add a bathroom on the third. Also: a tour of Charlestown, including its most famous nautical resident, the USS Constitution.

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Air date: Oct 2, 1999

Included: an investigation of the fire that devastated the Silva home, and a look at how it might have been prevented; dealing with insurance issues; a meeting with an architect to discuss rebuilding.

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Air date: Oct 9, 1999

The Silvas' fire-ravaged house is torn down and host Steve Thomas meets with architect Chris Dallmus about the new one: a two-story "village Victorian" with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. Also: the cleanup of the surrounding property begins; soil samples are taken to see if oil was spilled during the fire; water-table tests are taken to see if the foundation's proposed elevation meets legal requirements.

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Air date: Oct 16, 1999

The foundation for the Silvas' house is almost finished, so insulation and a radiant heating system are installed, and the Silvas choose a brick-veneer exterior. Also: host Steve Thomas visits an insurance company's demonstration home in Florida that incorporates a number of fire-safety ideas.

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Air date: Oct 23, 1999

Host Steve Thomas tours the newly framed first floor of the Silva home; carpenter Norm Abram examines engineered wooden I-joists in the basement; architect Chris Dallmus discusses his plans for reducing the mass of the house's three-car garage; and workmen begin raising the house walls.

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Air date: Oct 30, 1999

Host Steve Thomas visits the Massachusetts Fire Training Academy to understand the dangers involved in fighting fires such as the one that destroyed the Silva home. Back at the reconstruction sight, the jobs include matching the brick-veneer facing with that of the chimney, and constructing a shed dormer.

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Air date: Nov 6, 1999

State-of-the-art windows are installed in the Silva house, and host Steve Thomas visits the Minnesota factory where they're produced. Also, carpenter Norm Abram and contractor Tom Silva put corner trim on the exterior; and mason Lenny Belliveau works on the house's hearth.

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Air date: Nov 13, 1999

Host Steve Thomas interviews James Crowe, the inventor of a synthetic slate-roofing material made from recycled auto tires and industrial plastic trimmings. Also: carpentry projects and waste pipes for the Silva reconstruction.

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Air date: Nov 20, 1999

Wiring designed to accommodate emerging video, audio and computer technology is installed in the Silva reconstruction. Also examined: the kitchen design and sprinkler systems. Meanwhile, host Steve Thomas visits Underwriters Laboratories to witness the testing of various fire-safety products.

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Air date: Nov 27, 1999

Work on the Silva reconstruction continues with a door for the kitchen, landscaping ideas, window-flashing and porch-deck construction. Also: cementitious clapboards; and an electrical device called an arc-fault arrestor, which can detect frayed cords and worn wires.

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