Carlisle | Saving Old Barns for New Homes

  • Original Air Date: October 30, 2004
  • Season 24: Ep. 04
  • 24:40

General contractor Tom Silva brings in an excavator fitted with a hoe ram to jackhammer away the ledge standing in the way of the new basement. Using a 3D model, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains the anatomy of a septic system, and what we'll have to do to bring our system up to code. Under the jacked-up barn, master carpenter Norm Abram shows the state of the existing rubble stone foundation. For inspiration, Kevin travels to Vermont to meet Ken Epworth of The Barn People, a group that rescues, restores, and relocates old timberframe barns. Ken shows Kevin how the old barns come down in the field, and how they go back up as restored barns and dramatic living spaces.

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