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  • November 2002 Issue No. 63

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      Scott Omelianuk
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  • Goodbye Old Paint

    Features
    Homeowners Handbook

    Installing a Stair Runner

    Stripped Bare
    What stands between the Winchester project house and new paint? Ten coats of the old stuff.
    By Jefferson Kolle
    More Room at the Top
    A cozy Craftsman gets a modern dimension.
    By Jeanne Huber
    Garden Paths
    Simple walkways can add character — and convenience — to your yard.
    By Peter Walsh
    Sink Sensations
    New designs that solve bathroom space problems — with style.
    By This Old House Editors
    DIY Nation
    America's love affair with do-it-yourself inspires a new museum exhibit.
    By Frank Ahrens
    A New Old Farmhouse
    This 20th-century homestead is infused with the spirit of colonial times.
    By Leah Rosch
    Departments
    On the Job
    What makes for perfect plumbing
    House Calls With Steve
    His-and-hers bathrooms
    Letter From [ITALIC {This Old House}]
    Tom Silva urges young people to take up the trades
    Luxuries

    Classic Clocks

    Tall-case clocks are instant heirlooms.
    By Dan DiClerico
    Upkeep

    Fall Furnace Maintenance

    Now's the time to service your heating system.
    By Max Alexander
    By Design

    Hang It Up

    Roger Cook's tips on storing garden tools.
    By Doug Mackay
    Technology

    Surge Protection

    Don't count on power strips to safeguard fragile electronics.
    By Jim Collins
    Materials

    Grout

    It's what's between the tiles that counts.
    By Jefferson Kolle
    Talking Shop

    Choosing & Using Paint Sprayers

    They spray everything from latex to lacquer.
    By Clayton DeKorne
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Wall-hung radiators; unsticking a metal door; more
    Norm's Notebook
    Cutting holes in paneling; quick-and-easy dadoes; more