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.
Mailbox Replacement/Indow Anatomy/Old Door Re-Use (#1322H) Duration: 25:16 STEREO TVG
Roger helps a homeowner replace a mailbox that was damaged by a snowplow. Kevin shares some information about window anatomy and Tom helps a homeowner reuse an old door in a new opening. The guys ask, "What is it?"
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 3, 2015 -- 1:30pm
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
Noisy Baseboard Heating Fix/Recessed Kitchen Lighting Install (#1323H) Duration: 24:31 STEREO TVG
Tom and Kevin discuss kitchen island dimensions. Richard helps a homeowner quiet a noisy baseboard heating system. The guys ask, "What is it?" Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner add light to a kitchen by installing three new recessed cans.
- KQED 9: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 10, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
- KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 10, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
- KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 11, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
- KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 11:30am Remind me
Episode #1306H Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Richard travels to Kansas City to sample some unique barbeque and help a homeowner install a natural gas line for a new grill. Kevin, along with Roger, Richard and Tom, asks "What is it?" Afterward, Roger shares some tips on what grows best in the shade and Tom helps a homeowner hang a heavy, decorative mirror on a masonry chimney.
Maine Tropical Houseplants/USA Flag Build (#1324H) Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
Roger heads to Maine to help a homeowner plant an indoor tropical garden with plants from Jamaica. Richard, Roger, Kevin and Tom ask, "What is it?" Richard shows how to change the temperature on water heaters. Then Tom and Kevin build an American flag out of reclaimed wood.
- KQED 9: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 -- 4:30pm Remind me
- KQED Life: Sun, Sep 13, 2015 -- 2:30pm Remind me
- KQED Life: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
- KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 17, 2015 -- 7:30pm Remind me
- KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 18, 2015 -- 1:30am Remind me
- KQED Life: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 10:00am Remind me
- KQED Plus: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 -- 11:30am Remind me
Episode #1304H Duration: 25:46 STEREO TVG
The guys tackle practical solutions for drought. Richard and Kevin open the show at Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country that's only at 40% capacity. Roger visits Las Vegas to replace a water-guzzling lawn with a desert appropriate alternative. Kevin meets with meteorologist Jim Cantore to hear cautionary tales from the front lines of the drought. And Richard travels to San Francisco to replace an old-fashioned toilet with a new "water sense" solution.
Electrical Vehicle Charger Install/Kitchen Sink Install (#1325H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install an electric vehicle charger next to his house. The guys ask, "What is it?" Then, Richard helps a homeowner install a new kitchen sink.
Smart Thermostat Install/Barn Solar Install (#1326H) Duration: 25:45 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?"
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.
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