Ask This Old House
This series answers home repair questions by taking the ATOH team to homeowners' doorsteps. Host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and guest experts make personal House calls, guiding viewers through home improvement techniques, and in the loft of a renovated New England barn stuffed with tools, survey the latest products.
Smart Thermostat Install/Barn Solar Install (#1326H) Duration: 25:16 STEREO TVG
Roger teaches Kevin about lengths to consider when mowing the lawn. Richard travels to Pittsburgh to install a thermostat that interfaces with a smartphone to save energy and money. Ross Trethewey walks Kevin through the installation of a photovoltaic solar array on the barn. And Kevin, Tom, Richard and Roger ask, "What is it?"
- KQED Life: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 -- 10:00am
Classroom Garden, House Fan (#1401H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Watch Tom keep things cool on the West Coast with a whole house fan installation. Then follow Roger and Jenn as they work with students to liven up a school's garden. Richard explains new water heater regulations.
- KQED 9: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 -- 4:30pm
- KQED Life: Sun, Oct 4, 2015 -- 2:30pm
- KQED Life: Thu, Oct 8, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Garage Power, Chainsaw Safety (#1402H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
From chaps to eye protection, watch Roger and Kevin go over the dos and dont's of chainsaw use. See Scott work with a homeowner to improve the electrical connection to a garage. Tom helps a new mom by silencing squeaky floors in her baby's room.
- KQED Life: Thu, Oct 15, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
Driveway Patch, Shaker Table (#1403H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
A driveway pothole is more than meets the eye for Roger. See what he found and how he patches it. Watch Tom and Kevin get a history lesson from the Shakers to build a nightstand and see Scott dust off an old railroad lantern and give it new life.
Renewable Energy (#1404H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Watch Richard and Kevin investigate mechanical rooms on their trip to Germany and explain why the country is a world leader in energy efficiency. Follow Kevin's return to the states to help Ross install a residential wind turbine in Texas.
Home Composting, Steam Boiler (#1405H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
It's trash day and Jenn is ready to recycle. See how homeowners can use organic garbage to create soil. Watch Richard play detective to figure out why a steam boiler is losing so much water. One of the guys breaks into song on "What is it?"
- KQED 9: Sat, Oct 31, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
- KQED Life: Sun, Nov 1, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
- KQED Life: Thu, Nov 5, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
- KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 5, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
- KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 6, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
- KQED Life: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
- KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 -- 11:30am Remind me
Sink Mistake, Security Light (#1406H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The sinking feeling of regret. Watch Richard rescue an Atlanta homeowner by replacing a trendy mistake in the bathroom. See Scott make an unusual find in an old attic, then shine a light on a dark driveway. And "What is it?" goes to the mattresses.
Butterfly Garden, Dark Closet (#1407H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Butterflies take flight. Watch Roger track the path of Monarchs and set up a garden just for them in Fort Worth. No need to separate lights from darks. See Scott bring some luster to an under-lit closet. And the must-have tools for every woodworker.
Home Brew Beer, Rain Barrel (#1408H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
It's a recipe thousands of years old. Watch Kevin learn about ales and lagers from Bridget Lancaster of America's Test Kitchen. Tom loves rainy days - see his DIY project to conserve water that costs only $40. How to avoid holiday disposal disasters!