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Ask This Old House solves the steady stream of home improvement problems faced by our viewers - and we make house calls! The series features some familiar faces, including Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Jenn Nawada.

E30 | Kitchen Upgrades | Ask This Old House

23m 42s

In this special episode, the team tackle a variety of kitchen upgrade projects. Kevin O'Connor travels to a facility in Minnesota to learn how quartz countertops are made and then helps install one in a homeowner's kitchen; Richard Trethewey helps a fan of the show replace her kitchen sink faucet. Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner upgrade her kitchen cabinet doors and drawers to soft-close.

Episodes

  • E30 | Kitchen Upgrades | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E30 | Kitchen Upgrades | Ask This Old House

    S19 E30 - 23m 42s

    In this special episode, the team tackle a variety of kitchen upgrade projects. Kevin O'Connor travels to a facility in Minnesota to learn how quartz countertops are made and then helps install one in a homeowner's kitchen; Richard Trethewey helps a fan of the show replace her kitchen sink faucet. Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner upgrade her kitchen cabinet doors and drawers to soft-close.

  • E29 | Ultimate Garage Workshop | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E29 | Ultimate Garage Workshop | Ask This Old House

    S19 E29 - 23m 42s

    In this special episode, the team tackles a few projects to make any garage workshop high performing. Tom Silva travels to Chicago to convert a single car garage into a woodworking shop; Richard Trethewey travels to Akron, OH to install a gas-powered radiant heater for a homeowner's garage workshop; Tom and Kevin O'Connor build tool storage out of leftover lumber from other Build It projects.

  • E28 | Rethinking a Garden | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E28 | Rethinking a Garden | Ask This Old House

    S19 E28 - 23m 42s

    Not all landscape projects require starting from scratch. Many times, working with plants already there can make a huge impact. In this special episode, Jenn Nawada uses an historic landscape design from a protege of Frederick Law Olmsted to transform a yard. She updates a landscape by moving around, dividing, and pruning current plants in the yard. Finally, she designs a secret garden.

Schedule

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    Pizza Oven Repair; What Is It?

    Sunday
    Sep 25

    30 Minutes

    Track saws; repointing an outdoor pizza oven; a 20th anniversary "What Is It?" segment.
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    Happy Father's Day

    Monday
    Sep 26

    30 Minutes

    Team members talk about their fathers as mentors; airflow in buildings; finishing a baseball bat display case.
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    Moving a Ceiling Light Fixture; Tool Lab -- Finish Nailers

    Tuesday
    Sep 27

    30 Minutes

    Kevin O'Connor explains how he became host of "This Old House"; a simple trick for drawing a perfect ellipse; moving a light fixture and patching the ceiling; the basics of finish nailers.
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    Crown Molding; Future of Solar

    Wednesday
    Sep 28

    30 Minutes

    Applying caulk in gaps; installing crown molding around corner angles; the future of solar.
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    Soil Testing; Adding a Receptacle

    Thursday
    Sep 29

    30 Minutes

    Mauro Henrique explains why he became a painter; how to test soil at home; adding a receptacle to a kitchen island.
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    Deck Chairs; Damp Basement

    Friday
    Sep 30

    30 Minutes

    Spacing balusters evenly; drilling holes in studs to run wire; building deck chairs; ways to deal with a damp basement.
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    Saturday
    Oct 1

    30 Minutes

    Answers to home repair questions.
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    Sunday
    Oct 2

    30 Minutes

    Answers to home repair questions.
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    All Hands on Deck

    Monday
    Oct 3

    30 Minutes

    Tom walks two homeowners through the entire process for building a two-level deck, starting with pulling permits and getting a land survey all the way through to installing the deck boards and railings.
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    Preventing Plumbing Disasters

    Tuesday
    Oct 4

    30 Minutes

    How, where and why plumbing systems fail; when and how plumbing pipes and connections can be repaired or replaced; how to prevent plumbing failures with new technology.
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    All About Walkways

    Wednesday
    Oct 5

    30 Minutes

    Best practices for installing or repairing a walkway; installing a brand-new walkway using natural stone.
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    Landscapes Across America

    Thursday
    Oct 6

    30 Minutes

    How various climates across the United States impact the design, care and maintenance of different landscapes.
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    All About Windows

    Friday
    Oct 7

    30 Minutes

    Using, installing, maintaining and repairing a window.
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    Saturday
    Oct 8

    30 Minutes

    Answers to home repair questions.
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    Sunday
    Oct 9

    30 Minutes

    Answers to home repair questions.
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    Installing Water Features

    Monday
    Oct 10

    30 Minutes

    Installing a variety of different water features as accents in landscapes; installing an alternative to a downspout; installing a waterfall feature in a backyard.
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    All About Fireplaces

    Tuesday
    Oct 11

    30 Minutes

    Different ways that fireplaces can be updated and maintained; building a custom mantel; fireplace inserts; adding granite to a fireplace.

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