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E13 | Lexington Modern | Install with Care

Season 45 Episode 13 | 23m 42s

The new mechanical room is revealed. Heath Eastman installs in-wall lights at the front ramp. Richard Trethewey and plumber Abe Bilo install an offset sink drain. Kevin O'Connor visits a local glass studio where the homeowners' son Wix is assisting glass artists Andrew Iannazzi and Emery Wenger with making a custom piece. Tom Silva begins installing support bars in Caffrey's bathroom.

Aired: 01/31/24 | Expires: 02/15/24
Funding for THIS OLD HOUSE is provided by The Home Depot.
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A concrete block wall is built to connect the new mechanical space out front to the old.
A lally column is replaced by a larger ridge beam for an open kitchen and dining area.
Construction began on the Lexington project. A new energy code affects the construction.
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