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Controlling Interior Acoustics (Part 2)

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Freedom of the Press: Inside Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee’s Georgetown House

Ben Bradlee, the famed Washington Post editor and bon vivant—played by Tom Hanks in The Post and Jason Robards in All the President’s Men—probably wouldn’t recognize his old Georgetown residence. Remodeled in an elegantly succinct style that’s far more European than preppy, it’s still nonetheless his kind of place: the double living room is designed for hobnobbing, the dining table stands ready for a crowd, and every room is filled with family mementos, a pair of water skis included. What’s more, Bradlee would find plenty of things in common with the new owners: Miriam Mahlow, a former journalist who grew…


How to Design Building Electrification Programs That Work

As policymakers in several states realize the importance of efficient electrification of the country’s buildings to fight climate change, the next question that needs answering is how to help Americans upgrade to healthier, more efficient appliances that are powered with increasingly clean electricity. A series of webinars recently hosted by the Natural Resources Defense Council showcased three programs that are already blazing the way forward on building electrification. Best practices from these early efforts should be incorporated into the many building electrification programs that are being designed and launched in the coming months. America’s electric grid continues to get cleaner…


S19 E5: All About Windows

Previous episode: S19 E4 | Next episode: Posting on Nov 8, 8pm ET In this episode: In this special episode of Ask This Old House, Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor explain everything you need to know about using, installing, maintaining and repairing a window. First, Kevin explains the anatomy of a window: The sash, stool, sill, jamb, head and side casings, apron, trim and stiles. Kevin takes a deep dive into the history and manufacture of glass, the most important part of any window: Single pane, double pane, triple pane, coated, safety etc. We dive into how you repair glass…


S42 E5: Project Interrupted

Previous episode: S42 E04 | Next episode: Posting on Nov 8, 8pm ET In this episode: Construction work and television production started on the new project in Narragansett, RI, but Covid put a halt to TV and placed restrictions on building. Five months later, we pick up where we left off with our 1887 Queen Anne Victorian. Kevin O’Connor, Richard Trethewey and Tom Silva set the stage for the restoration efforts. The house has been standing prominently in Narragansett for over a century, but it’s a shadow of its former self. Kevin goes back in time to when he found…


The BS* + Beer Show: Scary Building Failures

This episode of the BS* + Beer show features guests Michael Anschel and Carl Seville, a.k.a. The Green Police. (“One is mental. The other is a curmudgeon.”) Halloween is the theme and “Scary Building Failures” is the topic. Suffice it to say, much silliness ensues. And, of course, there are some great building lessons to be gleaned from the duo’s vault of disasters. “Penetration nightmares,” missing overhangs, “insulating” paints, illegal use of flex duct, no kick-out flashing, white roofs, and combustion appliances are just a few of the scenarios discussed. Michael rails against the Passive House standard, wood furring strips,…

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