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Evaluating the HVAC and Plumbing System
Project: Bob's Shingle Style Home, Episode 3, Part 3
With demolition completed, other surprises are revealed. Structural engineer Rene Mugnier explains how to fix the kitchen ceiling and two floors above, which are found to be dangerously unsupported, with the addition of a new load-bearing structural beam. Work begins on the new plumbing system.
- Part 1: Fixing the Unsupported Kitchen Ceiling
- Part 2: Installing a New Structural Support Beam
- Part 3: Evaluating the HVAC and Plumbing System
- Bob meets with HVAC and plumbing contractor Frank Iadarola to look at a 40-year-old furnace that needs to be replaced with a more efficient system. They discuss the layout of the plumbing and waste pipes and the best way to begin the remodeling process. Upstairs, a workman is cutting off old pipes. Then Bob joins carpenter Bob Ryley in the kitchen, where he's attaching joists to the beams.
This project centers around the remodel of Bob Vila's own gracious Shingle Style home in Cambridge, MA. It's a house with a lot of history and beautiful architectural details, many of which were obliterated in remodels of the 50s and the 70s. On the centennial of the house's construction, Bob gets together the best talents in the business to recreate and renew it to its former glory, making some important modifications along the way that will transform this into a dream house for today.
ALL EPISODES IN BOB'S SHINGLE STYLE HOME
Episode 17 - Prepping to Paint the Exterior, Touring a Custom Cabinet Factory, Installing Kitchen Cabinets
Episode 19 - Discussing Landscaping Plans, Touring a Tile Showroom, and Installing Tile in the Bathroom