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Cambridge 2012 | Balloon Frame

  • Aired: 10/18/2012
  • 23:44
  • Expires: 10/02/2013
  • Rating: NR
Master carpenter Norm Abram shows host Kevin O’Connor the bones of a balloon-frame house. General contractor Tom Silva relocates a load-bearing wall. Kevin and homeowner Sally Peterson learn about Victorian house colors. Sally and Kevin visit a Scandinavian-furniture shop. Tom frames in the basement using foam panels. Master electrician Allen Gallant upgrades and relocates the electrical service.
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Cambridge 2012 | Balloon Frame
Balloon construction, removing a load-bearing wall, exterior colors, framing with panels.
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