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Ageless Mud: Adobe Homes In The Desert

Season 17, Episode 10 of 13

Host David Yetman and expert architect Bob Vint travel around Tucson, Arizona, to see how adobe - the perfect desert building material - was used in the past and is still used today. Adobe not only has a remarkable period of longevity, but also has thermal capabilities, making it ideal for the hot dry desert. Yetman and Vint spend time at the San Xavier Mission to watch a restoration crew use new adobe to repair and restore the existing adobe exterior. Near Marana, Yetman visits a commercial brickyard to see how these "desert building blocks" are created from start to finish. They also travel to the Tucson Mountains to observe masons constructing adobe walls and visit a completed adobe home to see the finished results.

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10:30 p.m.
9/22/2012
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12/14/2012
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12/15/2012
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9/26/2013
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9/27/2013
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11 p.m.
9/15/2014
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9/16/2014
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2/10/2015
6:30 p.m.
2/10/2015
11 p.m.
2/11/2015
2/11/2015
6 a.m.
11/4/2015
6:30 p.m.
11/4/2015
11 p.m.
11/4/2015
11:30 p.m.
11/5/2015
11/5/2015
6 a.m.
7/19/2017
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1/26/2018
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