Carlisle | Many Hands Make a Beautiful Fireplace

  • Original Air Date: December 25, 2004
  • Season 24: Ep. 12
  • 24:39

With the house just about to go on the market, real estate agent Laura Baliestiero shows host Kevin O'Connor how she plans to present the renovated farmstead to potential buyers. Roofing contractor Mark McNicholas shows Norm how his crew is putting down a traditional 30-year, black 3-tab shingle to achieve a crisp black roofline. In the barn, chimney specialist Mark Schaub works with general contractor Tom Silva and landscape contractor Roger Cook to design and install the new fieldstone hearthstone. Outside, Roger cuts down the 500-pound stone, while inside Tom scribes the wood sub-floor to accept the new hearth. Carpentry apprentices Joe Langlais and Laura Cyr begin installing pre-finished cedar shingle panels on the barn, while Kevin visits Minuteman Regional High School to see what the apprentices do when they are not on the jobsite. At the end of they day, Kevin helps the crew roll the finished hearthstone into the barn on a system of PVC rollers. Thanks to Tom's accurate templates and Roger's precision cutting—it's a perfect fit.

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