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July | August 2005

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Skill Building

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Ask This Old House

TRANSFORMATIONS

WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING DONE RIGHT DO IT YOURSELF

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Skill Building

(“A Doghouse Like Your House," page 86) Just like any well-built house for humans, a custom abode for your canine companion should have good bones—a structure strong enough to withstand the occasional errant soccer ball, a load of wet snow, or the weight of a big Labrador leaning heavily against one wall.
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Ask This Old House

Every summer, when things begin to dry out, we get three brown stripes in our lawn. I’m guessing that these are the leach lines to the septic system. Is there anything we can do to prevent this from happening? George Hess,Xenia, Ohio Roger Cook replies:
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TRANSFORMATIONS

WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING DONE RIGHT DO IT YOURSELF

They did their own plumbing, built their own cabinets, even made a kitchen sink! No project was too daunting for a couple of guys restoring their 1911 bungalow

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seeworthy

How dedicated homeowners, a preservationist, and a talented local carpenter rebuilt a treasured island beach houseone plank at a time

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GREAT ADAPTATIONS

cooking up a classic

When it came time to bring their 19th-century farmhouse kitchen into the 21st century, this Pennsylvania couple found a recipe in This Old House

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BUILD IT AND THEY will. swim

A pool is one of summer's greatest pleasures. But getting from fantasy to backyard reality takes some hard work

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HOMEOWNER'S HANDBOOK

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MOST OF MICRO IRRIGATION IS DRIP TUBING, 1/4-inch or 1/2-inch hose fitted with tiny plastic nubs, called emitters, that allow water to drip out at a regulated pace without clogging. The tubing snakes around and among plants and trees to get water into the soil at the roots.
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HOUSE CALLS

HOUSE CALLS

I want to add a screened porch to my 1960s rambler. What are the basic design elements to consider so that it looks good and works well? I GREW UP IN A HOUSE with a screened porch, and they’re near and dear to my heart. I’m pleased that you’re willing to invest in this space.

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HOME TECH

Wi-Fi Versus Your Walls

Buying the hardware is easy. To get its signal through a foot of brick, you need our advice

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SALVAGE

Feat of Clay

Ornate or plain, matte-glazed or glossy, vintage American tiles can bring a colorful new dimension to your walls

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