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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.

E12 | Neighbors Helping Neighbors | Ask This Old House

23m 42s

In a special episode of Ask This Old House, the team partner with Rebuilding Together Boston. First, the team learn about the program and the home they will be working on. Then, the crew reach out to the Ask This Old House extended family to gather volunteers to aid with each project. With everyone's help, the crew repair a deck, construct a patio, and install landscape lighting and new plantings.

Episodes

  • E12 | Neighbors Helping Neighbors | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E12 | Neighbors Helping Neighbors | Ask This Old House

    S21 E12 - 23m 42s

    In a special episode of Ask This Old House, the team partner with Rebuilding Together Boston. First, the team learn about the program and the home they will be working on. Then, the crew reach out to the Ask This Old House extended family to gather volunteers to aid with each project. With everyone's help, the crew repair a deck, construct a patio, and install landscape lighting and new plantings.

  • E11 | Babyproofing, Septic Systems | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E11 | Babyproofing, Septic Systems | Ask This Old House

    S21 E11 - 23m 42s

    Nathan Gilbert, Heath Eastman, and Mauro Henrique help a homeowner babyproof her house by testing for lead, testing smoke detectors, replacing old receptacles with tamper-resistant ones, and installing cabinet locks and baby gates; Jenn Nawada breaks down the basics of caring for houseplants; Richard Trethewey explains how septic systems works, how they can fail, and how to maintain them.

  • E10 | Pocket Door, Shaker Table | Ask This Old House: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    E10 | Pocket Door, Shaker Table | Ask This Old House

    S21 E10 - 23m 42s

    Nathan Gilbert and his dad, Bill, help a homeowner install an 1800s pocket door with reclaimed hardware; Ross Trethewey explains the technological advancements of induction cooktops compared to electric and gas stovetops; Kevin O'Connor travels to Atlanta to meet maker Char Miller-King, discuss her projects and how she teaches woodworking, and build a Shaker-style-inspired end table together.

Schedule

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    Fire Pit Plan; Window Restoration

    Saturday
    Feb 4

    30 Minutes

    Repairing a deck; constructing a patio; installing landscape lighting and new plantings; installing a firepit.
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    Fire Pit Plan; Window Restoration

    Sunday
    Feb 5

    30 Minutes

    Repairing a deck; constructing a patio; installing landscape lighting and new plantings; installing a firepit.
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    Dimmer Switch Troubleshooting; Clothes Rack

    Saturday
    Feb 11

    30 Minutes

    Repairing an antique window; interior paint finishes; developing a landscape design for a small backyard; installing a stone fire pit.
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    Ask This Old House

    Dimmer Switch Troubleshooting; Clothes Rack

    Sunday
    Feb 12

    30 Minutes

    Repairing an antique window; interior paint finishes; developing a landscape design for a small backyard; installing a stone fire pit.

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