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Season 16 - The Napa Valley House Episodes

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S16 E26: The Napa Valley House

The final day. The final party begins, with thanks to the hard work of contractor Jim Nolan, foreman Jeff Castille, and their crew, who conquer once-in-a-century rains to bring the job in on time.

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S16 E25: The Napa Valley House

the rains continue, and so does progress. Norm follows the installation of the solid-surface countertop, while Richard Trethewey points out the important features of the new hot-water system.

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S16 E24: The Napa Valley House

Steve tours the exterior with Jim Nolan, seeing fir decking, trim details, redwood siding. Norm visits a nearby factory where wine barrels are made from American oak.

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S16 E23: The Napa Valley House

Contractor Jim Nolan shows Norm what has had to be done to save the old front porch: the chimney has been torn down. The roofing crew strips and sheathes the old roof, which has been straightened and reinforced with purlins and braces.

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S16 E22: The Napa Valley House

Steve starts the show with a visit to Napa Valley’s oldest wooden gravity-feed winery, home of Trefethen Vineyards. At the site, Norm meets plumber George Biter, who shows his rough work, including ABS and cast iron piping.

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S16 E21: The Napa Valley House

Steve and Norm open the show in sandbagged downtown Napa, then head to the job. Foreman Jeff Castille and crew have spent the week leveling the kitchen area with steel beams and hydraulic jacks.

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S16 E20: The Napa Valley House

Work begins. Jim Nolan’s crew tears off the back porch with a backhoe. Norm visits architect Jon Lail’s office to see the proposed kitchen addition and is treated to a "virtual reality" walk-through of the space.

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S16 E19: The Napa Valley House

Steve and Norm head to a 1906 farmhouse inCalifornia’s Napa Valley. The house is in need of a new, larger and brighter kitchen, as well as a new roof and a reinforced foundation.