S42 E7: Chimney Straightener

Chimney bricks are cleaned and repurposed for a new, straight chimney. Staggered shingles are reapplied. Kevin O’Connor learns about glass orbs hidden on Block Island. Richard Trethewey shows a new shower drain.

Previous episode: S42 E06 | Next episode: Posting on Nov 22, 8pm ET

In this episode:

The original chimney was corbeled in the attic, so it came out of the ridge line of the roof. The homeowners don’t need a chimney, but the Historic Commission insists they keep one. Kevin O’Connor and Jeff Sweenor meet Mark McCullough on the roof to find out how the masons will make a new chimney look old. Most aspects of Victorian architecture screamed for attention, especially the Queen Ann version.

This project features an amazing display of shingle styles. Tom Silva finds lead carpenter Adam working on the staggered shingles on the front porch.

As with most projects these days, the homeowners want an open floor plan. While the show was on Covid lockdown, Jeff brought in a steel crew to provide the support he needed.

Not far from the project is an artisan who creates pieces of art from glass. This craftsman and his wife make one simple object that has caught the imagination of Rhode Island’s famous tourist attraction, Block Island.

Rough plumbing has started in the master bath. The homeowners have asked for a drain wall. Richard Trethewey finds plumber Josh installing the shower drain unit.

Original Air Date: Nov 15, 2020 Season 42; Ep.07 23:42


Products and Services from this Episode:

Masonry contractor:
Morgan and Sons Masonry

Shingle manufacturer:
SBC Cedar

Shingle supplier:
Coastal Forest Products

Steel beam construction:
West Warwick Welding

Side Trip:
Block Island Ferry
Glass Float Project

Glass artisans:
Jennifer Nauck & Eben Horton

Plumbing installer:
JN Jordan Plumbing
401.213.6635

Bathtub manufacturer:
Kohler

Bath drain manufacturer:
QuickDrain

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