This Old House -- Cambridge Project -- What The Hell?

Anybody know the cost of this project? The last show featured installation of heat to melt ice/snow on the driveway and walkways. There were five different kinds of electrical specialists on site. I couldn't even grasp what all his electrical services include. The wiring, panel boxes, and other gizmos in the basement looked like something you'd see at a public utility.
Anyway, does anyone have a clue as to the cost?? Thanks.
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i gave up watching that show long ago for that simple reason. it's no longer for the ordinary diy'er.
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Much is donated by suppliers, although the building owners have to pay income tax on the donated value...
The lucky building owners must be wealthy, I wonder if some sell the homes after completion based on the TOH stature?
I dont object to the cutting edge stuff. Look at the OLDER shows!
They featured cutting edge stuff thats common today like satellite TV, DVDs, plasma tv, wireless internet, and more.
The cutting edge of TODAY, is the common stuff of tomorrow.
BTW people in this area are putting in heated driveways for snow clearance
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On 19 Feb 2006 08:10:05 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@nf.sympatico.ca wrote:

Same here. I dont find any of it very practical anymore. The thing to remember is that someone has to pay fpr all the heat and electricity for these places. The part I dislike most is the waste. They toss out totally good materials, and rip down buildings or parts of them that's I'd pay good money to own. I recycle anything I can, but on that show they toss everything, like perfect kitchen cabines, doors, wall studs and furnaces that are only a few years old. And a lot of the stuff on the show is just plain rediculous. like expensive pattern tiled floors in the garage. They spend more on the garage floor that I spent to put flooring in my whole house. Then they park their car in there and oil drips on that floor. I'll stick to a garage floor that is cement, so I can work in there and drop tools and change my oil and not worry about wrecking the floor. I'll also stick to stud walls, not plaster in the garage. I like to hang stuff on the studs.
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Jack wrote:

There was a discussion about "This Old House" and that Cambridge project here last month. Check it out here: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.home.repair/browse_frm/thread/8a5d3bf231a11678/22c792c3e32bb679?lnk=st&q=%22this+old+house%22&rnumA&hl=en#22c792c3e32bb679
or here: http://tinyurl.com/dmond
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Mikey wrote:

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.home.repair/browse_frm/thread/8a5d3bf231a11678/22c792c3e32bb679?lnk=st&q=%22this+old+house%22&rnumA&hl=en#22c792c3e32bb679
Ooops, here's the same discusion, but from the first message: http://groups.google.com/group/alt.home.repair/browse_frm/thread/8a5d3bf231a11678?q=%22this+old+house%22&hl=en & http://tinyurl.com/b8yoj
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<!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> &nbsp; <p>Mikey wrote: <blockquote TYPE=CITE>Jack wrote: <p>> Anybody know the cost of this project?&nbsp; The last show featured <br>> installation of heat to melt ice/snow on the driveway and walkways. <br>> There were five different kinds of electrical specialists on site.&nbsp; I <br>> couldn't even grasp what all his electrical services include.&nbsp; The <br>> wiring, panel boxes, and other gizmos in the basement looked like <br>> something you'd see at a public utility. <br>> <br>> Anyway, does anyone have a clue as to the cost??&nbsp; Thanks. <p>There was a discussion about "This Old House" and that Cambridge project <br>here last month.&nbsp; Check it out here: <br><a href="http://groups.google.com/group/alt.home.repair/browse_frm/thread/8a5d3bf231a11678/22c792c3e32bb679?lnk=st&q=%22this+old+house%22&rnumA&hl=en#22c792c3e32bb679 ">http://groups.google.com/group/alt.home.repair/browse_frm/thread/8a5d3bf231a11678/22c792c3e32bb679?lnk=st&amp ;q=%22this+old+house%22&amp;rnumA&amp;hl=en#22c792c3e32bb679</a> <p>or here: <br><a href="http://tinyurl.com/dmond ">http://tinyurl.com/dmond </a></blockquote> Ooops, here's the same discusion, but from the first message: <br><A HREF="http://groups.google.com/group/alt.home.repair/browse_frm/thread/8a5d3bf231a11678?q=%22this+old+house%22&hl=en&amp ;amp">http://groups.google.com/group/alt.home.repair/browse_frm/thread/8a5d3bf231a11678?q=%22this+old+house%22&amp ;hl=en&amp;amp</A>; <br><A HREF="http://tinyurl.com/b8yoj ">http://tinyurl.com/b8yoj </A> <br>&nbsp;</html>
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