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Season 10

216 :10x01 - Bedford Project, Part 1 of 16

Oct/06/2011
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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217 :10x02 - Bedford Project, Part 2 of 16

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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218 :10x03 - Bedford Project, Part 3 of 16

Oct/20/2011
Removing old clapboards; opening up a hole in the old fieldstone foundation that will connect the old basement space to the new; patching a rotted sill.

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219 :10x04 - Bedford Project, Part 4 of 16

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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223 :10x08 - Bedford Project, Part 8 of 16

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. PBS Thu, Nov 24 9:00 PM
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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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224 :10x09 - Bedford Project, Part 9 of 16

Dec/01/2011
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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225 :10x10 - Bedford Project, Part 10 of 16

Dec/08/2011
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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226 :10x11 - Bedford Project, Part 11 of 16

Dec/15/2011
A front step is created from a reclaimed granite slab; new wood windows are installed in the addition; the old ductwork is sealed and insulated; the backyard is prepped for a rye grass mix. Also: installing a front-porch light; repairing a cold-water faucet; splitting firewood.

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227 :10x12 - Bedford Project, Part 12 of 16

Dec/22/2011
Decorative timbers are installed in the new family room; the mahogany deck boards are fastened to the front entry deck; a garden shed is installed in the backyard; closed-cell spray-foam insulation is added to the addition. Also: a visit to a largely unaltered 1863 home that's similar to the Bedford house. In the second half: installing a battery-powered back-up sump pump; repairing a rusty metal railing; storing a wheelbarrow.

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228 :10x13 - Bedford Project, Part 13 of 16

Dec/29/2011
Old-style bricks are used to create a path to the entry door; cabinets are installed; a zero-clearance gas fireplace is demonstrated and installed; wainscoting for the powder room is made from old sheathing boards; exterior painting begins. Also: preventing ice dams; applying closed-cell spray-foam insulation to an attic; connecting gutter downspouts; planting two trees on a busy Philadelphia street.

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229 :10x14 - Bedford Project, Part 14 of 16

Jan/05/2012
How the circa 1720 front door is being restored with flexible epoxy and a paint job; and the HVAC system is being upgraded from one zone to three with a plug-and-play zone damper system. Also: the 1300-pound marble island top is brought into the kitchen; sliding entry doors are created from two old doors; a raised brick hearth is installed around the gas fireplace; and rotted railings are replaced on the back deck. In the second half: installing a front door; driving rebar into the ground.

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230 :10x15 - Bedford Project, Part 15 of 16

Jan/12/2012
A thin layer of liquid asphalt is applied to the driveway; LED strip lighting is installed at the old fireplace. Also: a look at the single garage door, which mimics the appearance of two carriage doors; a discussion of the strategy for lighting the family room and kitchen. In the second half: upgrading a home's electrical system from 100 to 200 amps; designing a garden to attract butterflies.

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231 :10x16 - Bedford Project, Part 16 of 16

Jan/19/2012
The Bedford project concludes. Included: adding plant material; installing the ceramic backsplash tile; hanging the handwoven Japanese wallpaper in the dining room. Also: the design choices for the parlor and dining room are unveiled; and a tour of the entry, mudroom, powder room, kitchen and family room. In the second half: staining a cedar fence; installing window boxes.

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232 :10x17 - Barrington Project, Part 1 of 10

Jan/26/2012
A new project commences with a modified cape on Barrington Beach, R.I., that is in need of internal remodeling, an upgrade to the electrical system and weather-proofing to withstand the marine environment, as well as hurricanes. In the second half: water conservation is discussed, including saving water when irrigating and reusing water from a washing machine. Also: how to maintain small gasoline engines.

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233 :10x18 - Barrington Project, Part 2 of 10

Feb/02/2012
The Barrington, R.I., project continues with structural steel being bolted and welded into place. The work is put on hold, however, as Hurricane Irene threatens the region. Also: the challenges of living on the coast are explored. In the second half: upgrading a neglected porch; hanging a heavy mirror.

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234 :10x19 - Barrington Project, Part 3 of 10

Feb/09/2012
The Barrington, R.I., project continues with the installation of windows and architectural shingles. Also: a visit to the Hurricane Research Lab at the University of Florida. In the second half: installing a recirculation pump; fixing the handle on a casement window; lining a chimney.

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235 :10x20 - Barrington Project, Part 4 of 10

Feb/16/2012
The Barrington, R.I., project continues with a look at the house's hydronic system, which features a solar hot-water system on the roof; and the installation of spray-foam insulation. Also: why red shingles are being used instead of white. In the second half: adding vinyl trim to a window; installing a new dishwasher.

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239 :10x24 - Barrington Project, Part 8 of 10

Mar/15/2012
A retractable awning is installed over the deck; the countertops are sealed with wax instead of oil in order to provide a more durable finish; the half-walls are accented with oak caps and a scotia molding. Also: restoring old windows; installing a water filter at a kitchen sink.

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240 :10x25 - Barrington Project, Part 9 of 10

Mar/22/2012
Glass tile is added to the kitchen; a garage storage system is installed; the cable railing system is completed; a gas stove is installed in the living room. Also: how the lighting creates distinct spaces within the open floor plan. In the second half: installing a manual transfer switch for a portable generator; unclogging a sewer line.

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Warning: The This Old House Hour guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Housing/Building | How To/Do It Yourself
Status: Returning Series
Network: PBS ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 10, 2002
Episode Order: 26
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