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This Old House, with trusted experts 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.

E30 | Saratoga Legacy Restored | Secret Gardens

23m 42s

Master gardener Kim Purdy takes Jenn Nawada on a tour of some local gardens. At the house, builder Matt Whitbeck builds a new foundation using ICFs. Historian Samantha Bosshart takes Richard Trethewey on a tour of a mansion once owned by the inventor of the valve used on most modern fire hydrants. Back at the house, Kevin OConnor and Tom Silva prep forms for a pour-in-place concrete staircase.

Episodes

  • E30 | Saratoga Legacy Restored | Secret Gardens: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E30 | Saratoga Legacy Restored | Secret Gardens

    S43 E30 - 23m 42s

    Master gardener Kim Purdy takes Jenn Nawada on a tour of some local gardens. At the house, builder Matt Whitbeck builds a new foundation using ICFs. Historian Samantha Bosshart takes Richard Trethewey on a tour of a mansion once owned by the inventor of the valve used on most modern fire hydrants. Back at the house, Kevin OConnor and Tom Silva prep forms for a pour-in-place concrete staircase.

  • E29 | Saratoga Legacy Restored | Old Woes: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E29 | Saratoga Legacy Restored | Old Woes

    S43 E29 - 23m 42s

    Kevin OConnor gets a tour of the Saratoga Racecourse from Operations VP, Glen Kozak. At the house, discoveries are made during demo. Electrician Stephen Ristau and his crew replace the armored shield cabling with nonmetallic ones. Tom Silva and builder Matt Whitbeck walk through the evolution of the framing of the house. Kevin assists with framing and Matt builds a buttress wall in the basement.

  • E28 | Saratoga Legacy Restored | New Vision: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E28 | Saratoga Legacy Restored | New Vision

    S43 E28 - 23m 42s

    Work is underway inside the 1864 Saratoga Springs home. The homeowners begin to demo. Tom Silva lends a hand. Kevin OConnor meets with architect Matt Hurff to discuss his plans for the home. Richard Trethewey meets with historian Ken Chaisson to learn about the springs. Jenn Nawada and the homeowners begin to protect the yard against construction. The builder installs an air remediation system.

  • E2 | Concord Country Cape | Saving What We Can: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E2 | Concord Country Cape | Saving What We Can

    S43 E2 - 23m 42s

    Concord, MA is famous for the start of the Revolutionary war, but also for its literary celebrities. Appliances, building material, and radiators are salvaged from the house before the major demolition begins. Outside, an arborist sprays the old Hemlock trees on the property to protect them from an insect called Wooly Adelgid. Time to cut off the garage addition.

Schedule

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    This Old House

    Saratoga Springs: Old Woes

    Saturday
    May 21

    30 Minutes

    A visit to the Saratoga Race Course; addressing electrical issues; updates to framing and living plans; a temporary buttress wall supports the old foundation.
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    This Old House

    Saratoga Springs: Old Woes

    Sunday
    May 22

    30 Minutes

    A visit to the Saratoga Race Course; addressing electrical issues; updates to framing and living plans; a temporary buttress wall supports the old foundation.
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    This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Saratoga Springs: Old Woes

    Monday
    May 23

    30 Minutes

    A visit to the Saratoga Race Course; addressing electrical issues; updates to framing and living plans; a temporary buttress wall supports the old foundation.
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    This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Saratoga Springs: Old Woes

    Tuesday
    May 24

    30 Minutes

    A visit to the Saratoga Race Course; addressing electrical issues; updates to framing and living plans; a temporary buttress wall supports the old foundation.
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    This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

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    Saratoga Springs: Secret Gardens

    Saturday
    May 28

    30 Minutes

    Summer garden tour; the 170-year-old basement gets an addition with insulated concrete forms, a slab and a staircase; addressing radon gas.
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    This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

    This Old House

    Saratoga Springs: Secret Gardens

    Sunday
    May 29

    30 Minutes

    Summer garden tour; the 170-year-old basement gets an addition with insulated concrete forms, a slab and a staircase; addressing radon gas.
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    Saratoga Springs: Raise the Roof

    Sunday
    Jun 5

    30 Minutes

    Repointing the old foundation; installing a steel beam in the basement; exploring trends in plumbing fixtures; truss system for the third floor living space.

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