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  • October 2002 Issue No. 62

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      Scott Omelianuk
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    Features
    Homeowners Handbook

    Installing a Kitchen Sink

    This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how it's done.
    By Jefferson Kolle
    Working It Out
    A look at the final plans for the Winchester TV project house.
    By Jefferson Kolle
    A Family Affair
    A young couple build an addition with help from their kin.
    By Mimi Read
    Ground Covers
    These rugged, low-growing plants can quickly carpet your landscape.
    By Lynne Ocone
    On the Waterfront
    A houseboat haven made for modern living.
    By Jeanne Huber
    Saved!
    Six Save This Old House success stories.
    By Ryan Robbins
    Departments
    On the Job
    The TOH crew rolls out a new TV show, Ask This Old House
    House Calls With Steve
    For a kitchen makeover, style on a shoestring
    Letter From [ITALIC {This Old House}]
    Richard Trethewey on pipes and progress
    Luxuries

    Stellar Cellars

    Climate-controlled storage units keep wine at its best.
    By Max Alexander
    Talking Shop

    Choosing & Using Hand Planes

    Few tools are better for smoothing wood.
    By Clayton DeKorne
    By Design

    Raising an Eyebrow

    A curved window can add elegance to a roofline.
    By Jefferson Kolle
    Finances

    Remodeling Returns

    Renovations that pay you back.
    By Carl Vogel
    Materials

    True Grit

    How to choose the right sandpaper for the job.
    By Scott Gibson
    Technology

    Backup Power

    Standby generators keep electricity flowing.
    By Zachary Gaulkin
    Upkeep

    An end-of-season tune-up for power lawn equipment.
    By Renée Richardson
    Need to Know

    Stop the Shock

    Pressure-balancing valves prevent temperature swings.
    By Max Alexander
    Owner's Manual

    Yanking Your Tank

    Get rid of that underground oil tank before problems arise.
    By Joe Carter
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Foam and insulation; slow drains; more
    Norm's Notebook
    Removing broken screws; hanging doors; more