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Tour of the Parallam Beam Factory
Project: Two-Family Greystone, Episode 3, Part 2
Bob and general contractor Ron Gan discuss the removal and shoring up of bearing walls, which are to be replaced by special engineered beams. Bob visits David Parker at Macmillan-Bloedel's Parallam Plant in Vancouver, BC to see how those beams are manufactured. Also, plumber Don McPoland shows us how the new water service is connected to the house.
Bob Vila tracks the progress of a two-family greystone in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood that is undergoing renovation. The project documents a low-budget upgrade of the building's two apartments and concludes with a decorator's tour showcasing the eye-catching results.
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