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.
Quieting a Squealing Shower in New Hampshire/Installing a DIY-Friendly Security System and Video Camera (#1218H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Richard helps a homeowner in New Hampshire quiet a squealing shower. Kevin installs a DIY-friendly security system and video camera. And the guys ask, "What Is It?"
Starting Plants from Seed/Building a Moveable Kitchen Island (#1219H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Roger shows Kevin how to start plants from seed. Richard replaces an outdoor hose spigot with one that will never freeze. Tom builds a moveable kitchen island with Kevin. And the guys ask, "What is it?"
Planting a Low-Cost Privacy Screen/Sealing Ductwork from the Inside (#1220H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Roger helps a homeowner plant a low-cost, low-maintenance privacy screen. Tommy demonstrates many uses for a speed square. Richard uses new technology to seal ductwork from the inside. And the guys ask, "What is it?"
Patching A Hole In Baseboard/Maintaining A Lawn Mower (#1221H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Richard helps a homeowner replace a shower valve that shuts off mysteriously. Tom shows how to patch a hole in baseboard. Roger shares some tips for maintaining a lawn mower. And the guys ask, "What is it?"
Installing A Clawfoot Tub with Shower/Installing a Permanent Fire Escape Ladder in a Bedroom (#1216H) Duration: 24:46 STEREO TVG
Richard visits a historic home in Mobile, Alabama, and installs a clawfoot tub with shower. Tom installs a permanent fire escape ladder in a bedroom. Roger shows the best way to prune trees. And the guys ask, "What is it?"
Building a High Tunnel Greenhouse in Mississippi/Converting Recessed Lights into Pendants (#1217H) Duration: 24:46 STEREO TVG
Roger visits Biloxi, Mississippi, where he builds a high tunnel greenhouse with a homeowner. Richard explains the best types of pliers and wrenches. Electrician Scott Caron converts three recessed lights into three pendants in a kitchen. And the guys ask "What is it? "
Waffle Gardening In Santa Fe/Adding Mechanical Dampers to a Forced-Air Heating System (#1213H) Duration: 24:46 STEREO TVG
Roger visits Santa Fe to learn about "waffle gardening," a method of growing vegetables in an arid climate. Richard adds mechanical dampers to a forced-air heating system. Tom shows how to bisect angles. And the guys ask, "What is it?"
- KQED 9: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 4:30pm email reminder
Celebrating 300 Episodes (#1222H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
In this special program, the guys celebrate 300 episodes of ASK THIS OLD HOUSE by looking back at some of their best moments and revealing some behind-the-scenes secrets.
Building A Simple Table/Getting Rid of Tree Stumps (#1223H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Tom and Kevin build a simple table from solid fir, and Kevin works with a wood-finishing expert to stain and finish it. Roger shows a homeowner how to get rid of tree stumps. And Richard discusses the state of solar energy.
Repairing A Rotted Porch Post/Dealing with High Indoor Humidity (#1214H) Duration: 24:46 STEREO TVG
Tom repairs a rotted porch post. Richard visits New Orleans, Louisiana, to help a family deal with high indoor humidity. And the guys ask, "What is it?"
- KQED 9: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 -- 4:30pm email reminder
Making a Home Accessible/Modifying a Bathroom and Dangerous (#1224H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
In this special episode, the guys make several important improvements. Kevin helps make a home accessible for a homeowner in a wheelchair by modifying a bathroom and several different sets of stairs. Tom and Kevin rebuild a dangerous staircase for a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing.