DIY Network

Digging Out the Duplex

Episode HHALN-110F

Three friends decide to buy a two-story Victorian duplex for a dollar with plans to renovate it into three separate apartments, but only if they successfully move it first. The trick will be pulling the 120-year-old house out from between two modern buildings with less than three inches of clearance on each side and moving it two miles through downtown Oakland, Calif., including the busy Chinatown district. They will have to navigate 90-degree turns, make it around stoplights, over weight-restricted overpasses and deal with inclement weather, before finally depositing it (after dark) onto the new site.

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