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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.

E27 | Summer Special | Ask This Old House

23m 12s

It's summertime and the team are here to help with some fun outdoor projects! Tom travels to Colorado to help a couple build a swing set for their young son; Jenn travels to Raleigh, North Carolina to help a couple build a self-watering vegetable garden that will survive even if they go away on vacation; Mark helps a homeowner build a cost effective firepit for his backyard that comes in a kit.

Episodes

  • E27 | Summer Special | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E27 | Summer Special | Ask This Old House

    S19 E27 - 23m 12s

    It's summertime and the team are here to help with some fun outdoor projects! Tom travels to Colorado to help a couple build a swing set for their young son; Jenn travels to Raleigh, North Carolina to help a couple build a self-watering vegetable garden that will survive even if they go away on vacation; Mark helps a homeowner build a cost effective firepit for his backyard that comes in a kit.

  • E26 | Working from Home | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E26 | Working from Home | Ask This Old House

    S19 E26 - 23m 12s

    The team shares what they have been up to during COVID-19. Nathan Gilbert shows the office he renovated during quarantine and works on a display case to store his late grandfather's U.S. flag; Heath Eastman replaces a circuit breaker at his panel with one that is up to code; the rest of the team share ways their trades were affected by the pandemic and how it will impact the trades moving forward.

  • E25 | Colors, Fireplace Upgrade | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E25 | Colors, Fireplace Upgrade | Ask This Old House

    S19 E25 - 23m 42s

    Kevin OConnor travels to Billings, Montana to meet Bo Reichenbach, a Navy SEAL veteran. Tom Silva joins Kevin and Bo to help them set up an accessible home gym. Next, Mauro Henrique discusses different paint colors and shares what goes into selecting the right color. Finally, Mark McCullough helps a homeowner update her concrete block fireplace with a stacked stone veneer and a slab of stone.

  • E24 | Flood Prevention, Deck Hangers | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E24 | Flood Prevention, Deck Hangers | Ask This Old House

    S19 E24 - 23m 42s

    Richard Trethewey explains why installing an automatic shutoff valve for washing machine supply hoses prevents flooding; Ross Trethewey and Heath Eastman discuss electric vehicle chargers and the role EV chargers will play in the future; Jenn Nawada discusses a variety of ornamental grasses; Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner repair her deck by replacing rotted hangers and re-securing the joist.

  • E23 | Dishwasher Retrofit, Rolling Pin | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E23 | Dishwasher Retrofit, Rolling Pin | Ask This Old House

    S19 E23 - 23m 42s

    Richard Trethewey and Nathan Gilbert help a homeowner retrofit a new dishwasher into an old kitchen by adjusting the counter and cabinets; Jenn Nawada explains the uses and purposes for different types of mulch and demonstrates how to spread it in a garden; Tom Silva and Kevin O'Connor turn a French-style rolling pin with an ornate detail in the center using a lathe.

  • E22 | Inspection, Door Restoration | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E22 | Inspection, Door Restoration | Ask This Old House

    S19 E22 - 23m 42s

    Heath Eastman explains what to keep in mind during a home electrical inspection; the team share more Home Inspection Nightmares, including a chimney overtaken by a tree, a vent capped by a soda can, and a stud wall with fragmented studs; Tom Silva helps two homeowners meticulously restore their original, 1918 front door using paint stripper, bristle brushes, mahogany veneer, and a lot of love.

  • E21 | Echinaceas, Kitchen Punch List | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E21 | Echinaceas, Kitchen Punch List | Ask This Old House

    S19 E21 - 23m 42s

    Jenn Nawada explains how to identify and care for echinaceas and how to incorporate them in a garden; Mark McCullough explains how to integrate cut stone edges seamlessly with the rest of the stone wall; Richard Trethewey explains how to replace a kitchen sink and faucet from start to finish; Tom Silva helps a homeowner wrap up a few small projects towards the end of her kitchen renovation.

  • E20 | Outdoor Spring Projects | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E20 | Outdoor Spring Projects | Ask This Old House

    S19 E20 - 23m 42s

    Ask This Old House tackles a variety of outdoor home improvement projects. Richard Trethewey starts by explaining failure points in a hose spigot and how to replace one; Mauro Henrique demonstrates the correct way to paint exterior vinyl siding; Jenn Nawada explains how to maintain a set of bypass pruners; Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner build a custom fence gate.

  • E19 | Flickering Lights, Brick Stairs | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E19 | Flickering Lights, Brick Stairs | Ask This Old House

    S19 E19 - 23m 42s

    Jenn Nawada travels to Orlando, Florida to help a homeowner upgrade his inefficient, malfunctioning irrigation system with a new, smart system; Heath Eastman demonstrates a variety of ways to troubleshoot and repair flickering lights; Mark McCullough helps a homeowner identify the culprit behind her cracking, front brick steps, and then repoints them using the correct material.

  • E18 | Move Baseboard, Cooler Bench | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E18 | Move Baseboard, Cooler Bench | Ask This Old House

    S19 E18 - 23m 42s

    A homeowner realizes her baseboard heat is located in an inconvenient place, so Richard Trethewey moves it from one side of a room to another by rearranging some PEX piping in the basement; Jenn Nawada explains some of the basics of selecting and caring for a few different species of arborvitae; Tom Silva and Kevin O'Connor build an outdoor bench that doubles as a cooler using cedar and copper.

  • E17 | Power Washing, Deck Lights | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E17 | Power Washing, Deck Lights | Ask This Old House

    S19 E17 - 23m 42s

    Tom Silva explains why he loves sanding and what goes into a good sanding job, demonstrating how different sanders work and how to select the right one; Mauro Henrique goes over the basics of power washing vinyl siding; the team share more Home Inspection Nightmares; Heath Eastman installs undermount, LED deck railing lights for a homeowner.

  • E16 | Garbage Disposal, Concrete Wall | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E16 | Garbage Disposal, Concrete Wall | Ask This Old House

    S19 E16 - 23m 42s

    Tom Silva travels to Nashville, Tennessee to help a homeowner convert her original, exterior door into a Dutch door; Richard Trethewey goes over some of the basics involved with installing a garbage disposal where there was not one originally; Mark McCullough and Jenn Nawada reface an ugly, concrete wall with thin stone veneer to better match the rest of the patio that surrounds it.

Schedule

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    Automated Landscape; Modern Bench

    Monday
    Aug 2

    30 Minutes

    Exploring landscape technology; different walkway and driveway deicers and how they might impact masonry products; building a modern bench.
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    Automated Landscape; Modern Bench

    Tuesday
    Aug 3

    30 Minutes

    Exploring landscape technology; different walkway and driveway deicers and how they might impact masonry products; building a modern bench.
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    Garbage Disposal; Concrete Wall

    Sunday
    Aug 8

    30 Minutes

    Turning an original exterior door into a Dutch door; installing a garbage disposal; refacing a concrete wall with thin stone veneer.
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    Ask This Old House

    Garbage Disposal; Concrete Wall

    Monday
    Aug 9

    30 Minutes

    Turning an original exterior door into a Dutch door; installing a garbage disposal; refacing a concrete wall with thin stone veneer.
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    Ask This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

    Ask This Old House

    Garbage Disposal; Concrete Wall

    Tuesday
    Aug 10

    30 Minutes

    Turning an original exterior door into a Dutch door; installing a garbage disposal; refacing a concrete wall with thin stone veneer.
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    Power Washing; Deck Lights

    Sunday
    Aug 15

    30 Minutes

    Sanding; using a power washer to clean siding; home inspection nightmares; installing deck railing lights.
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    Power Washing; Deck Lights

    Monday
    Aug 16

    30 Minutes

    Sanding; using a power washer to clean siding; home inspection nightmares; installing deck railing lights.
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    Ask This Old House

    Power Washing; Deck Lights

    Tuesday
    Aug 17

    30 Minutes

    Sanding; using a power washer to clean siding; home inspection nightmares; installing deck railing lights.

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