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Ask This Old House Previous Broadcasts

Episode #914H

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a second sink into an existing bathroom vanity. Next, landscape contractor Roger Cook shares a viewer tip that makes yard clean up a little easier. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a large crack in his concrete block foundation.

Planting a Garden Using Native Species; Replacing a Door with a Window (Episode #1021H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook travels to Dallas to help a homeowner plant a garden using native species that are drought-tolerant. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner remove a door and replace it with a window.

Installing New Vinyl Trim; Installing a New Dishwasher (Episode #1020H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

Host Kevin O'Connor works with a siding contractor to install new vinyl trim around a window. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a new dishwasher.

Planting a Garden Using Native Species; Replacing a Door with a Window (Episode #1021H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook travels to Dallas to help a homeowner plant a garden using native species that are drought-tolerant. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner remove a door and replace it with a window.

Installing New Vinyl Trim; Installing a New Dishwasher (Episode #1020H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

Host Kevin O'Connor works with a siding contractor to install new vinyl trim around a window. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a new dishwasher.

Episode #913H

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook and chainsaw expert Tim Ard demonstrate safe chainsaw use and a brand new way to sharpen chains. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner with a leaky rain gutter. Back in the workshop, Roger and Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?" Then, Richard and Kevin install a new fiberglass bathtub and shower enclosure.

Episode #912H

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps homeowners reduce their utility bills by installing a new forced-air furnace and air conditioning system. After that, general contractor Tom Silva assists a homeowner in repairing damage to her oak flooring that was caused by a leaky radiator.

Episode #911H

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

General contractor Tom Silva helps an old friend repair the loose carpeting on his staircase. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook shows host Kevin O'Connor several different types of shovels and other tools for digging. Afterward, Kevin heads to California where he and a local electrician help a Pasadena homeowner by installing recessed lights in a kitchen ceiling.

Episode #910H

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner heat his newly remodeled kitchen by installing hot water radiant tubing underneath the floor. Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Later, Tom shows Kevin how to apply joint compound to drywall corners. Finally, Roger and Kevin head outside for a few lessons on using a wheelbarrow properly.

Episode #909H

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner repair an uneven stone patio. Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?" Then, Kevin and painting contractor Mauro Henrique help a homeowner repaint a rusty metal bulkhead door.

Episode #908H

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a new energy-efficient storm door. Up in the loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows host Kevin O'Connor how to cut and solder copper plumbing pipes and fittings. Outside, landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner reduce the size of an overgrown privet hedge.

Episode #907H

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to Fargo, North Dakota, where he and a local crew help a homeowner build a new circular patio and fire pit. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?" Finally, Tom and Kevin head outside to repair a set of brick stairs.

Episode #906H

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook and plant expert Carrie Kelly discuss different types of groundcover. Up in the loft, general contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O'Connor a new product that makes it easier to mark and cut openings for electrical outlets in wallboard. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner warm up her cold living room by installing new hydronic baseboard heaters.

Episode #905H

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook builds a raised garden bed that is accessible by a wheelchair. Then, general contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner how to repair a leak in his roof caused by a plumbing vent gasket that has failed.

Episode #904H

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a rotted windowsill. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?" Later, Roger shows Kevin a few gardening tools designed for people with limited mobility. Then, Richard helps a homeowner install an outdoor faucet.

Episode #903H

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner find additional storage space by creating a new doorway into an unused attic. Then Tom, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, host Kevin O'Connor, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard shares a viewer tip on how to create a faucet wrench from a standard PVC pipe. Then, Kevin and an electrician help a homeowner repair a broken doorbell.

Episode #902H

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install balusters on his new staircase. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask, "What is it?" Later, Roger helps a homeowner install a new stone footpath.

Episode #901H

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey kicks off the ninth season of ATOH by helping a homeowner near Toronto connect the water supply and drain lines for a kitchen island sink. Then, up in the loft, general contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O'Connor a few great features of his new workbench. Afterward, landscape contractor Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti rescue trees that have been planted improperly.

Refinishing With Spray Paint; Installing a Pre-Finished Wood Floor (Episode #1026H)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor refinish several worn out items using spray paint. Then, general contractor Tom Silva removes wall-to-wall carpet and installs a pre-finished wood floor. And in the loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Kevin some new household devices that can be operated "hands-free."

Installing a Manual Transfer Switch; Fixing a Clogged Sewer Line (Episode #1025H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron travel to Annapolis, Maryland, to install a manual transfer switch for a portable generator. Then Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard heads to Dallas to fix a sewer line that is clogged with tree roots.

Upgrading Electrical Service; Attracting Butterflies to Gardens (Episode #1015H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

Electrician Scott Caron works with a homeowner to upgrade his electrical service from 100 to 200 amps. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook visits a garden designed to attract butterflies.

Installing a Solid Oak Front Door; Driving Rebar Into the Ground (Episode #1014H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

General contractor Tom Silva heads to Atlanta to help a homeowner install a solid oak front door. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger shares several tips for driving rebar into the ground.

Upgrading Electrical Service; Attracting Butterflies to Gardens (Episode #1015H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

Electrician Scott Caron works with a homeowner to upgrade his electrical service from 100 to 200 amps. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook visits a garden designed to attract butterflies.

Installing a Solid Oak Front Door; Driving Rebar Into the Ground (Episode #1014H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

General contractor Tom Silva heads to Atlanta to help a homeowner install a solid oak front door. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger shares several tips for driving rebar into the ground.

Restoring Old Windows; Installing a Kitchen Sink Water Filter (Episode #1024H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

General Contractor Tom Silva heads to Alexandria, Virginia, to restore the windows in a home built by George Washington. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard installs a water filter at a kitchen sink.

Financing Solar Panels; Framing Walls for Basement-Remodeling (Episode #1023H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Alternative energy expert Ross Trethewey travels to San Francisco to learn about a new way to finance solar photovoltaic panels and then sees them installed. Afterward, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner frame the walls for a basement remodeling project.

Tiling A Bathroom Floor; Weatherstripping A Front Door (Episode #1022H)

KQED Life: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Contractor Angelo McRae helps a homeowner tile his bathroom floor. Then, general contractor Tom Silva heads to Washington, DC, to help a help a homeowner weatherstrip her front door.

Planting a Garden Using Native Species; Replacing a Door with a Window (Episode #1021H)

KQED Life: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook travels to Dallas to help a homeowner plant a garden using native species that are drought-tolerant. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner remove a door and replace it with a window.

Upgrading a Neglected Urban Patio; Hanging a Heavy Mirror (Episode #1018H)

KQED Life: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 4:30 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to San Francisco to upgrade a neglected urban patio. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom shows Kevin how to hang a heavy mirror on a wall.

Preventing Ice Dams; Applying Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation in an Attic (Episode #1013H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

General contractor Tom Silva explains to a homeowner how ice dams form and how to prevent them. He then works with an insulation contractor to apply closed-cell spray foam insulation in an attic. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard shares a tip about connecting gutter downspouts. And Roger heads to Philadelphia to plant two trees on a busy city street.

Episode #906H

KQED Plus: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook and plant expert Carrie Kelly discuss different types of groundcover. Up in the loft, general contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O'Connor a new product that makes it easier to mark and cut openings for electrical outlets in wallboard. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner warm up her cold living room by installing new hydronic baseboard heaters.

Upgrading a Neglected Urban Patio; Hanging a Heavy Mirror (Episode #1018H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 5:30 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to San Francisco to upgrade a neglected urban patio. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom shows Kevin how to hang a heavy mirror on a wall.

Installing a Battery Back-up Sump Pump; Fixing a Rusty Metal Railing (Episode #1012H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 11:30 AM

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Philadelphia to install a battery back-up sump pump. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom fixes a rusty metal railing on a set of front steps. And Kevin shares a tip about how to store a wheelbarrow.

Episode #905H

KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook builds a raised garden bed that is accessible by a wheelchair. Then, general contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner how to repair a leak in his roof caused by a plumbing vent gasket that has failed.

Reusing Water from a Washing Machine; Maintaining Small Gasoline Engines (Episode #1017H)

KQED Life: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Host Kevin O'Connor and landscape contractor Roger Cook examine ways to save water when irrigating. Meanwhile, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to San Francisco to install an irrigation system that reuses water from a washing machine. Back in the loft, Richard shows Kevin some toilets that are also designed for hand washing. Then, Roger visits an engine repair shop to learn how to maintain small gasoline engines.

Installing New Vinyl Trim; Installing a New Dishwasher (Episode #1020H)

KQED Life: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Host Kevin O'Connor works with a siding contractor to install new vinyl trim around a window. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a new dishwasher.

Installing a Solid Oak Front Door; Driving Rebar Into the Ground (Episode #1014H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 1:30 AM

General contractor Tom Silva heads to Atlanta to help a homeowner install a solid oak front door. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger shares several tips for driving rebar into the ground.

Preventing Ice Dams; Applying Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation in an Attic (Episode #1013H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 1:00 AM

General contractor Tom Silva explains to a homeowner how ice dams form and how to prevent them. He then works with an insulation contractor to apply closed-cell spray foam insulation in an attic. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard shares a tip about connecting gutter downspouts. And Roger heads to Philadelphia to plant two trees on a busy city street.

Installing a Solid Oak Front Door; Driving Rebar Into the Ground (Episode #1014H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 7:30 PM

General contractor Tom Silva heads to Atlanta to help a homeowner install a solid oak front door. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Roger shares several tips for driving rebar into the ground.

Preventing Ice Dams; Applying Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation in an Attic (Episode #1013H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 7:00 PM

General contractor Tom Silva explains to a homeowner how ice dams form and how to prevent them. He then works with an insulation contractor to apply closed-cell spray foam insulation in an attic. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard shares a tip about connecting gutter downspouts. And Roger heads to Philadelphia to plant two trees on a busy city street.

Installing a Recirculation Pump; Lining a Fireplace Chimney (Episode #1019H)

KQED Life: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a recirculation pump to provide hot water quickly to a bathroom. Then, general contractor Tom Silva shares a tip for fixing the handle on a casement window. Afterward, Tom, Richard, host Kevin O'Connor and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask, "What is it?" Kevin travels to Dallas to help a homeowner line her fireplace chimney.

Upgrading a Neglected Urban Patio; Hanging a Heavy Mirror (Episode #1018H)

KQED Life: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 1:00 PM

Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to San Francisco to upgrade a neglected urban patio. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, asks, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom shows Kevin how to hang a heavy mirror on a wall.

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