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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.

E16 | Wildfire Mitigation | Ask This Old House

23m 42s

The Ask This Old House team head to California to explore a variety of ways that homeowners can protect their houses against wildfires. Jenn Nawada learns about local flora and helps firescape a front yard, Tom Silva learns how to fire harden a home's exterior, and Richard Trethewey learns a unique weeding technique that helps to mitigate the risk of fire spreading.

Episodes

  • E16 | Wildfire Mitigation | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E16 | Wildfire Mitigation | Ask This Old House

    S22 E16 - 23m 42s

    The Ask This Old House team head to California to explore a variety of ways that homeowners can protect their houses against wildfires. Jenn Nawada learns about local flora and helps firescape a front yard, Tom Silva learns how to fire harden a home's exterior, and Richard Trethewey learns a unique weeding technique that helps to mitigate the risk of fire spreading.

  • E15 | Invasive Plants, Bidet Toilet | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E15 | Invasive Plants, Bidet Toilet | Ask This Old House

    S22 E15 - 23m 42s

    Lee Gilliam helps a homeowner clean up his backyard by removing a diseased tree and shows how to remove and maintain invasive plants; Mark McCullough discusses the function of chimney caps, options available, and how homeowners can know if they need to install one; Richard Trethewwey installs a toilet with a built-in bidet for a homeowner and shares the variety of options available.

Schedule

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    Ask This Old House

    Winter Prep; Miter Saw Station

    Sunday
    Mar 3

    30 Minutes

    Tools and products in a winter weather kit; a unique water heater; homeowner-friendly masonry tools; building a new miter saw station.
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    Ask This Old House

    Paint Front Door; Generator Selection

    Sunday
    Mar 10

    30 Minutes

    Generator options; building a worm farm; repainting a front door.
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    Ask This Old House

    Window to Door Conversion

    Sunday
    Mar 17

    30 Minutes

    Converting a window into a back door; dealbreakers that homeowners should consider when looking to buy a home without major renovations.

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