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Continued: At work on a Habitat milestone in Bayport

  • Article by: ALLIE SHAH , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 15, 2007 - 10:17 PM

He took measurements where the wall had been raised and around the house frame to make sure everything was square and level. It was.

"Everything's put together," said Silva, who has been doing "This Old House" for more than 20 years.

Of his luck being chosen for the show, he shrugged and said: "I was basically in the right place at the right time. I'm a contractor that they happened to follow."

The fact that real people -- people who have the skills to do the work -- are doing the projects in real time has helped make the show a trusted information source, Silva suggested.

"There's no script," he said. "If you gave me a script, I wouldn't know what to do with it. I know sawdust."

Allie Shah • 651-298-1550

Allie Shah • ashah@startribune.com

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