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May 2004

TOOLS & KNOW-HOW

Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

UPKEEP

Sniffing Out Termites

FINANCES

Shopping Online

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TOOLS & KNOW-HOW

Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

We’ve tried painting the hot-water baseboards in our 1893 Victorian, but they remain an eyesore. Can we downsize the units to make them less visually obtrusive? If so, is this a job we can do? PAUL GOUZA, NEWTOWN, PA. RICHARD TRETHEWEY REPLIES: Downsizing isn’t necessarily the answer here.
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UPKEEP

Sniffing Out Termites

From trained dogs to high-tech listening devices, how to detect— and deter—these wood-eating pests

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FINANCES

Shopping Online

Finding bargains on the Web, from sinks to siding

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FEATURES

TAKE IT OUTSIDE

AN OUTDOOR KITCHEN IS A GREAT GATHERING SPOT FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY HERE’S HOW TO DESIGN AND EQUIP ONE

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FEATURES

SCREEN GEMS

CREATIVE OPTIONS FOR HEDGES FENCES, AND WALLS

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TRANSFORMATIONS

A GOTHIC TALE

FIRST THE MONEY RAN OUT. THEN FIRE STRUCK. HOW ONE FAMILY’S PERSEVERANCE OVERCAME ALL OBSTACLES

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DIRECTORY

WHERE TO FIND IT

Coping machine: Copemaster, Ridgefield, CT; 800-630-1104; www.copemaster.com. Re-use center: Reuse Development Organization Inc. (ReDO), Baltimore, MD; 410-669-7245; www.redo.org. Hand sander: Handy Sander Corporation, Westlake Village, CA; 800-381-8622; www. handy sander. com.
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FEATURES

THOROUGHLY MODERN MAKEOVER

A SIXTIES RANCH GETS A RADICAL REDO

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HOME TECH

Buttoning It Up

Done right, roofing and siding keep a house weathertight

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BY DESIGN

Flight Check

How a veteran architect designs stairs for maximum comfort, safety, and beauty

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