This Old House Hour Season 9 on WXXI-TV

This Old House Hour Season 9 on WXXI-TV

Thu, 10/14/2010 - 8:00pm

The This Old House crew

Credit: Courtesy of ©Tracy Powell for WGBH/This Old House

The boys from Boston battle asbestos, lead paint and other toxic enemies on all new season of This Old House Hour.

A dated home situated on a postcard perfect plot of land along the Charles River has been selected as the next project for the Emmy®-winning PBS home improvement series, This Old House. Over the course of 16 brand new episodes, the show’s team of experts will dramatically transform the river front property in Auburndale, Mass., by adding character and curb appeal outside while modernizing the home’s interior to bring the beauty of the land inside.  The new season of This Old House Hour airs Thursday, October 14 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011).

This Old House opens a brand new season by helping the Sharma family renovate their 1940s house on Boston’s famous Charles River. Out front, the home’s bland exterior will receive a curb-appeal makeover thanks to the creative ideas of architect Chris Chu. On the inside, the house will get a new, larger kitchen, updated baths and loads of new windows to take advantage of the spectacular views out back. General contractor Tom Silva conducts a structural investigation and cites concerns about a new EPA law affecting all contractors dealing with lead paint in 2010.

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey finds asbestos in the usual spots in the basement, but with the help of asbestos inspector Glenn Potter, it’s also discovered hiding in the ceilings, walls, under the kitchen sink and even in the joint compound. Work gets underway as landscape contractor Roger Cook puts erosion control in place to protect the flood plain, while asbestos abatement contractor Brian Fitzsimons begins what will be nearly two solid weeks of asbestos removal. In the second half of the hour, Richard helps a homeowner near Toronto connect the water supply and drain lines for a kitchen island sink. Then, up in the loft, Tom shows host Kevin O’Connor a few great features of his new workbench. Afterward, Roger and arborist Matt Foti rescue trees that have been planted improperly.

Also in the upcoming season, This Old House is doing its first ever renovation in Los Angeles!



I really hope hey were

I really hope hey were careful when removing the asbestos, as the effects of asbestos exposure>asbestos exposure can cost lives.
Hope the house makeover was well received too- i love that type of show.