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Season 43 - Saratoga Legacy Restored Episodes

S43 E39, Saratoga finale
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S43 E39: A Legacy Restored

After 13 long months, the restoration is finally complete on the 158-year-old Dutch Colonial that has been in the same family for seven generations! Watch as the homeowners give the crew a tour of the new spaces. Then, Tom Silva presents a gift to the family to pass on to the future owners.

S43 E38, Tom Silva installs pantry cabinets
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S43 E38: Pantry Problems

The crew discusses pocket doors and advises on painting. Old chalkboards are restored at the Dracut Centre School. Then, pantry cabinets, a soaker tub, and kitchen lighting are installed at the house.

S43 E37, Kevin O’Connor and general contractor Matt Whitbeck install a laundry room drain pan
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S43 E37: Smooth Finish

The crew visits a tech school. Back at the house, floors are going down, and a custom drain pan is built for the laundry room. Then, the new irrigation system is discussed, and the ICF foundation gets a stucco-like finish.

S43 E36, Tom Silva and contractor Matt Whitbeck on scaffolding
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S43 E36: Watertight Doghouse Dormers

Watch as a wet tap is performed to run new water lines at the house. Then, the team installs a fire sprinkler system and a slate hearth inside. Finally, doghouse dormers are made watertight and sided.

S43 E35, Kevin O’Connor learns about welding
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S43 E35: Amped Up

This week, the house has undergone a dramatic transformation. The electrical and HVAC service is upgraded, and an old window gets new life. Then, host Kevin O’Connor is taught welding, and the house is ready for insulation.

S43 E34, Jenn Nawada, Kevin O’Connor, and Richard Trethewey play ice hockey
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S43 E34: Neighbors on Ice

In the house, coffered ceilings hide plumbing pipes, while a central staircase is constructed. A drain plain is created for the porch, and a diffusion vent is installed on the roof. The crew ends the day on the ice.

S43 E33, Kevin O’Connor and Tom Silva discuss steel I-beams
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S43 E33: Old House New Supports

The old joists in the house are replaced, and tile selections are made. The old porch is tied into the new framing, and inside, steel I-beams support the open floor plan with no partitions. Finally, roof trusses are installed.

S43 E32, hot air balloon ride
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S43 E32: Up and Away

In this episode, the team follows up with the restoration of a schoolhouse in Dracut, MA. Back in Saratoga, the homeowners select cabinets at a kitchen showroom. Then, the crew treats mold and mildew found in the home, and Kevin O’Connor takes a hot air balloon ride.

S43 E31, Tom Silva discusses raising the roof with builder Matt Whitbeck
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S43 E31: Raise the Roof

Plumbing fixtures are chosen for the house. Then, the original foundation is repointed, and a ledger is installed on the new ICF foundation for the mudroom floor joists. Later, the crew takes a tour of a truss manufacturing facility.

S43 E30, Jenn Nawada tours secret gardens of Saratoga
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S43 E30: Secret Gardens

The crew tours local gardens while a new foundation is built using ICFs. Then, we visit a mansion once owned by the inventor of a fire hydrant valve. Finally, forms are prepped for a pour-in-place concrete staircase.

S43 E28, Richard Trethewey bathes in a Saratoga spring
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S43 E28: New Vision

The homeowners begin to demo, and the architect shares his plan for the home. Then, Richard learns about the Saratoga springs. The yard is protected against construction, and an air remediation system is installed.

S43 E29, Tom Silva builds a buttress foundation wall
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S43 E29: Old Woes

The crew tours the Saratoga Racecourse. Discoveries are made during the demo, and an armored shield cabling is replaced with nonmetallic ones. The home’s framing is explored, and a buttress wall is built in the basement.

Tom Silva dressed as a jockey
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S43 E27: Tour of Saratoga Springs

The team is starting a new project in Saratoga Springs, NY. They meet the homeowners and the builder and learn about the plans for the 1864 home, including reconstructing the additions and creating an open floor plan.