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This Old House, with pros Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, Jenn Nawada, and host Kevin O'Connor, is TV's original home-improvement show, following one whole-house renovation over several episodes.

E19 | Dorchester Triple Decker | House Fire Reclamation

23m 42s

The original back porches on the triple decker are brought up to code. Ice blasting is used to get rid of the char and fire odor. New vinyl siding is installed on the entire house while homeowner Carol considers accent trim colors to coordinate with the siding. Framing begins inside.

Episodes

  • E19 | Dorchester Triple Decker | House Fire Reclamation: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E19 | Dorchester Triple Decker | House Fire Reclamation

    S42 E19 - 23m 42s

    The original back porches on the triple decker are brought up to code. Ice blasting is used to get rid of the char and fire odor. New vinyl siding is installed on the entire house while homeowner Carol considers accent trim colors to coordinate with the siding. Framing begins inside.

  • E18 | Dorchester Triple Decker | 3 Decker Heaven: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E18 | Dorchester Triple Decker | 3 Decker Heaven

    S42 E18 - 23m 42s

    Kevin O'Connor finds Ron Peiks team removing asbestos. Richard Trethewey introduces plumber Ronnette Taylor, who will tackle the dormant pipes. Jenn Nawada visits a local community garden where the homeowners both volunteer and tend their own plot. Architectural Historian Arthur Krim talks about the history of three deckers. Tom and Charlie Silva pull off the melted vinyl siding.

  • E17 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Return to Dorchester: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E17 | Dorchester Triple Decker | Return to Dorchester

    S42 E17 - 23m 42s

    The Boston neighborhood of Dorchester has always been a special place to This Old House as its the home of the first project. This season, the show will follow the renovation of a triple decker that was burned from illegal fireworks.

  • E16 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | A Queen Anne Revival: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E16 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | A Queen Anne Revival

    S42 E16 - 23m 42s

    Tom Silva, Kevin O'Connor and Richard Trethewey recount the project's challenges. Jeff Sweenor meets them outside and walks the front yard with Kevin. Inside, designer Kristen Martone gives Tom a tour of the second floor. Richard looks at the basement mechanicals with Kevin. Jenn Nawada and Jeff show off the backyard. Kevin meets the homeowners to see their living room and kitchen.

  • E15 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Tommy in the Kitchen: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E15 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Tommy in the Kitchen

    S42 E15 - 23m 42s

    Much work has to be done in the kitchen before the project wraps. Kevin O'Connor and Tom Silva tackle the last stretch of molding. The old outhouse-turned-pantry gets a secret door that matches the kitchen cabinets. The countertops, backsplash and tiles are installed. A custom made wood mantel goes around the new gas fireplace.

  • E14 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Cold Weather Landscape: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E14 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Cold Weather Landscape

    S42 E14 - 23m 42s

    Kevin O'Connor finds Jenn Nawada and her landscape crew transplanting a few trees from the current yard to the Seaside Victorian Cottage. In the kitchen, Tom Silva works with Riley Partridge to install a unique range hood. Back outside, the sod has arrived from a local farm. The crew begins to unroll it. Tom helps Riley install a hatch door in the back of the house to access the basement.

  • E13 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Narragansett Windows: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E13 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Narragansett Windows

    S42 E13 - 23m 42s

    Tom Silva helps former apprentice Kevin Barker trim the bay windows. Richard Trethewey finds electrician Ben Giles installing an up-to-date meter. Mark McCullough follows work on the backyard hardscaping. Tom visits the shop where carpenter Riley Partridge is working on custom storm windows to improve efficiency. Kevin O'Connor meets Rich James and his crew who are assembling a shed.

  • E12 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Pizza Time: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E12 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Pizza Time

    S42 E12 - 23m 42s

    Kevin O'Connor watches as the outdoor kitchen with pizza oven arrives and is assembled. Tom Silva meets the flooring installer who's laying down engineered flooring in a herringbone pattern. Designer Kristen Martone works with the homeowner on the bathroom finishes. Jenn Nawada sorts through all the plants that have been delivered and Kevin sees an automatic cover going on top of the new pool.

  • E11 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Design Elements: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E11 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Design Elements

    S42 E11 - 23m 42s

    Kevin O'Connor and Tom Silva watch a technology expert hide sound speakers in the living room ceiling. Richard Trethewey discusses the efficient updates on outdoor condensers with the HVAC contractor. The garage doors are installed with side mounts. A prefabricated pool gets lowered into the ground. The interior designer and homeowner show Kevin their choices on design elements for the kitchen.

  • E10 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Outside Details: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E10 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Outside Details

    S42 E10 - 23m 42s

    Mark McCullough describes to Kevin O'Connor how the masons put down a cobblestone apron on the driveway. Inside, the crew reinforces old floor joists to allow for a more open floorplan. Tom Silva helps Jeff Sweenor hang a drop finial on the exterior and then they install a swinging window in the cabana. Kevin meets with local paint experts to discuss choosing exterior colors on a Victorian house.

  • E9 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Upgrading Old School: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E9 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Upgrading Old School

    S42 E9 - 23m 42s

    The original Seaside Victorian home had Yankee Gutters and the Historic District Committee wants the restored house to have them too. The Generation Next initiative continues with an apprentice learning from Jeff Sweenor’s electrician Ben Giles. Richard Trethewey and plumber Josh Jordan show how a tankless hot water system will never run out of hot water. Tom Silva and Jeff install porch corbels.

  • E8 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Back to Narragansett: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E8 | Seaside Victorian Cottage | Back to Narragansett

    S42 E8 - 23m 42s

    After months of meticulous restoration, the stained glass windows are ready to be reinstalled in the dining room. Electrician Ben has an apprentice. Kevin meets them at the new breaker panel. Tom re-creates original shingles. During the Covid lockdown, Jeff and his crew demoed the porch and built a new one. Jenn has a landscape meeting with homeowners.

Schedule

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    This Old House

    Urban Oasis

    Saturday
    Apr 24

    30 Minutes

    Creating an urban patio; rewiring part of the house with intact plaster ceiling; hanging a new fire rated door; fitting a new bathtub; installing a replacement window.
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    This Old House

    House Fire Reclamation

    Sunday
    Apr 25

    30 Minutes

    Bringing the back porches on a triple-decker up to code; eliminating fire odor by ice blasting; installing new vinyl; framing the inside.
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    This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    House Fire Reclamation

    Monday
    Apr 26

    30 Minutes

    Bringing the back porches on a triple-decker up to code; eliminating fire odor by ice blasting; installing new vinyl; framing the inside.
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    This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    House Fire Reclamation

    Tuesday
    Apr 27

    30 Minutes

    Bringing the back porches on a triple-decker up to code; eliminating fire odor by ice blasting; installing new vinyl; framing the inside.
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    This Old House

    A Project for Every Floor

    Saturday
    May 1

    30 Minutes

    Working on the front door; mineral wool insulation; kitchen cabinets and counters; working on three separate HVAC systems.
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    This Old House

    Urban Oasis

    Sunday
    May 2

    30 Minutes

    Creating an urban patio; rewiring part of the house with intact plaster ceiling; hanging a new fire rated door; fitting a new bathtub; installing a replacement window.
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    This Old House: TVSS: Banner-L1

    This Old House

    A Project for Every Floor

    Monday
    May 3

    30 Minutes

    Working on the front door; mineral wool insulation; kitchen cabinets and counters; working on three separate HVAC systems.
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    This Old House

    A Project for Every Floor

    Tuesday
    May 4

    30 Minutes

    Working on the front door; mineral wool insulation; kitchen cabinets and counters; working on three separate HVAC systems.

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