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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.

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

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.

Episodes

  • 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.

  • E15 | Automated Landscape, Modern Bench | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E15 | Automated Landscape, Modern Bench | Ask This Old House

    S19 E15 - 23m 42s

    In Future House, Ross Trethewey explores a variety of ways that landscaping could be done automatically via robots and smart home products; Mark McCullough goes over a selection of different walkway and driveway deicers and how they might impact masonry products; in Build It, Tom Silva and Kevin O'Connor build a modern, open slatted bench using ipe decking and a variation of a box joint.

  • E14 | Precast Concrete, New Lamppost | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E14 | Precast Concrete, New Lamppost | Ask This Old House

    S19 E14 - 23m 42s

    Mark McCullough helps a homeowner remove his crumbling stone steps. Then, he tours a factory to learn how precast concrete steps are made and helps install a set at the homeowners house; Mauro Henrique explains how to refinish an old table using paint; Heath Eastman helps a homeowner replace his front lamppost with some hilarious code violations with a new post.

  • E13 | Mini Split, Butcher Block | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E13 | Mini Split, Butcher Block | Ask This Old House

    S19 E13 - 23m 42s

    Richard Trethewey explains how a ductless heat pump unit, commonly known as a mini split, is installed; Jenn Nawada explains how to identify Japanese maple trees and how to incorporate them in a landscape design; the team share more Home Inspection Nightmares; Nathan Gilbert replaces a couples' laminate countertop with butcher block. Then he demonstrates how to apply a mineral oil finish to it.

  • E12 | Radiator Paint, Load Bearing Wall | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E12 | Radiator Paint, Load Bearing Wall | Ask This Old House

    S19 E12 - 23m 42s

    Richard Trethewey travels to Salt Lake City to replace a shower valve he has never seen before in his career with a conventional pressure balanced one; Mauro Henrique demonstrates how to safely repaint a radiator cover that tested positive for lead paint; Tom Silva explains what load bearing walls are, how to identify them, and what needs to be done in order to safely remove them.

  • E11 | Garden Upgrade, Adirondack Chair | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E11 | Garden Upgrade, Adirondack Chair | Ask This Old House

    S19 E11 - 23m 42s

    Jenn Nawada demonstrates how to clean up a garden by pruning, dividing, and defining the edges; Ross Trethewey explains how the MERV air filtration rating system works and how air filters can catch relevant and unwanted air impurities. Then, he demonstrates how to build a localized DIY air filter; Tom Silva builds his first Adirondack chair with Kevin O'Connor using a set of plans.

  • E10 | Landscape Lighting, Brick Walkway | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E10 | Landscape Lighting, Brick Walkway | Ask This Old House

    S19 E10 - 23m 41s

    Heath Eastman demonstrates how to install landscape lights along a garden path; Richard Trethewey explains the principle of a siphon and how that concept is used to make a toilet flush; Tom Silva demonstrates how to hang pegboard in a garage or workshop and organize tools with it; Mark McCullough helps a homeowner redo a brick walkway that does not have a firm enough base.

  • E9 | Reclaim Wood Mantel, Geothermal | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E9 | Reclaim Wood Mantel, Geothermal | Ask This Old House

    S19 E9 - 23m 42s

    Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner turn a reclaimed beam from an old barn in Vermont into a fireplace mantel; Richard Trethewey demonstrates how to replace a bathroom faucet; in Future House, Ross Trethewey travels to Albany, New York to explore ways to make drilling for and installing geothermal heat pumps more affordable for average homeowners.

  • E8 | Happy Holidays! | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E8 | Happy Holidays! | Ask This Old House

    S19 E8 - 23m 42s

    Jenn discusses different Christmas tree species: Balsam, Frasier and Douglas. Kevin explains how house fires spike in December. Richard explains what can and can't go down a garbage disposal after holiday dinners. Heath installs a GFCI outdoor outlet, secures a string light set with shingle/gutter light clips, then protects extension cords with outdoor extension cord covers.

Schedule

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    Ask This Old House: TVSS: Cast Ensemble

    Ask This Old House

    Spring Projects; Paint, Prune, Spigots

    Saturday
    Apr 24

    30 Minutes

    Failure points in a hose spigot; painting vinyl siding; how and why to maintain pruners; building a custom fence gate.
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    Ask This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

    Ask This Old House

    Flickering Lights; Brick Stairs

    Sunday
    Apr 25

    30 Minutes

    Installing smart irrigation; different ways to troubleshoot flickering lights; repointing a set of brick front steps.
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    Ask This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

    Ask This Old House

    Flickering Lights; Brick Stairs

    Monday
    Apr 26

    30 Minutes

    Installing smart irrigation; different ways to troubleshoot flickering lights; repointing a set of brick front steps.
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    Ask This Old House: TVSS: Iconic

    Ask This Old House

    Flickering Lights; Brick Stairs

    Tuesday
    Apr 27

    30 Minutes

    Installing smart irrigation; different ways to troubleshoot flickering lights; repointing a set of brick front steps.
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    Ask This Old House: TVSS: Cast Ensemble

    Ask This Old House

    Echinaceas; Kitchen Punch List

    Saturday
    May 1

    30 Minutes

    Caring for echinaceas; cutting stone with a saw and chisel; replacing a kitchen sink and faucet; wrapping up kitchen projects.
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    Ask This Old House: TVSS: Cast Ensemble

    Ask This Old House

    Spring Projects; Paint, Prune, Spigots

    Sunday
    May 2

    30 Minutes

    Failure points in a hose spigot; painting vinyl siding; how and why to maintain pruners; building a custom fence gate.
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    Ask This Old House: TVSS: Cast Ensemble

    Ask This Old House

    Echinaceas; Kitchen Punch List

    Monday
    May 3

    30 Minutes

    Caring for echinaceas; cutting stone with a saw and chisel; replacing a kitchen sink and faucet; wrapping up kitchen projects.
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    Ask This Old House: TVSS: Cast Ensemble

    Ask This Old House

    Echinaceas; Kitchen Punch List

    Tuesday
    May 4

    30 Minutes

    Caring for echinaceas; cutting stone with a saw and chisel; replacing a kitchen sink and faucet; wrapping up kitchen projects.
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    Ask This Old House: TVSS: Cast Ensemble

    Ask This Old House

    Inspection; Door Restoration

    Saturday
    May 8

    30 Minutes

    An electrical inspection; inspection nightmares; restoring an antique front door using a variety of techniques.

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