This Old House: Season 30 (2008 - 2009)


Season 30
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Air date: Oct 10, 2009

Season 30 opens with work on a planned addition for a 1915 Dutch Colonial revival, whose owners want a new kitchen, home office and family room. Included: a similar house in the neighborhood that was also expanded. Also: building a backyard campfire; installing a combination range hood and microwave oven over a kitchen stovetop.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2009

The vinyl siding is removed from the exterior of the 1915 Dutch Colonial, revealing the original wood clapboards beneath and the repair work that needs to be done; a preview of the modest kitchen expansion. Also: architect-author Sarah Susanka ("The Not So Big" book series) on restrained remodels.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2009

The kitchen of the 1915 Dutch Colonial Revival is gutted and the heating system is removed. Also: the discovery of water-damaged electrical components means that almost 90 percent of the house will have to be rewired; the homeowners' decision to stay in the house while the construction goes on is discussed.

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Air date: Oct 31, 2009

Inadequate framing in the old kitchen ceiling is reinforced and leveled; the first-floor platform is framed for the new addition. Also: the origins of the home's Dutch Colonial Revival style are discussed with architect Russell Versaci.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2009

Progress on the Newton Centre project is gauged, as the first-floor family room is framed in and the gable wall for the addition is in progress. Also: preparing the electrical system for upgrading; running new lines to the old radiators using a composite pipe made from PEX and aluminum.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2009

Work on the Dutch Colonial Revival's kitchen includes reframing the walls to accommodate new door and window openings; a paper mock-up of the kitchen helps the homeowner visualize it; former "This Old House" architect Treff LaFleche's green-friendly renovation of his 1906 Gambrel-style Victorian.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2009

Trees are pruned; a fan is installed in the powder room; a visit to the show's first certified green-building project, a 1920s bungalow in Austin.

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Air date: Nov 28, 2009

Replicating the old exterior trim around the new windows includes using cellular PVC, which won't rot; installing the pre-hung Douglas-fir exterior door for the back entry; removing the old bookshelves and plaster wall to gain entry into the new library addition. Also: a tour of a renovated Dutch Colonial Revival.

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Air date: Dec 5, 2009

Fabricating a decorative bracket to support the rear porch roof; piping the old radiators to provide heat to the new kitchen; patching the old exterior siding at the back of the house. Also: a kitchen and home office-library in a renovated church are examined.

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Air date: Dec 12, 2009

Building a new stairway to the basement; choosing a quality faucet; making a vaulted ceiling in the hallway that connects the front of the house to the new addition; installing spray-foam insulation in the new addition.

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