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Ask This Old House

Ask This Old House

Host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and guest experts make personal HOUSE calls, guiding viewers through home improvement techniques.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/LwJYrUDtkItv6XcD-UZYNQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Jenn helps a homeowner add some curb appeal to his house using Victorian plants to match the design of his house; the team shares more home inspection nightmares; Mauro demonstrates how to accurately match a paint color; Tom and Kevin hand carve wooden serving utensils using leftover pine from a... /episodes/get/93516 /episode/93516 Historic Plantings, Wood Utensils | Ask TOH /episode-player/93516

Jenn helps a homeowner add curb appeal to his house using Victorian plants to match its design; the team shares more home inspection nightmares; Mauro demonstrates how to accurately match paint color; Tom and Kevin hand carve wooden serving utensils.

Air date:
Sun, 06/30/2019 - 04:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Xo-kOYuHG-Jxwx_F2bHFHA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Tom demonstrates how to sharpen a knife; Mauro teaches a homeowner how to re-stain her deck; Mark demonstrates the best way to build a fire in order to prevent smoke from filling up the room; in Future House, Ross travels to Los Angeles to learn about innovations being made to automatic water... /episodes/get/93312 /episode/93312 Deck Staining, Water Monitoring | Ask TOH /episode-player/93312

Tom demonstrates how to sharpen a knife; Mauro teaches a homeowner how to re-stain her deck; Mark demonstrates the best way to build a fire to prevent smoke from filling up the room; Ross learns about innovations to automatic water shutoff valves.

Air date:
Sun, 06/23/2019 - 04:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/hhRkuLhLf13WN4MSIsXDDA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Tom discusses the conversations a homeowner and a contractor should have before starting a renovation project; Richard travels to Orlando to diagnose and repair an HVAC system that is creating way too much humidity; Mauro demonstrates the technique for using a paint sprayer; Mark travels to Denver... /episodes/get/92587 /episode/92587 Humidity Mystery, Brick Patch | Ask TOH /episode-player/92587

Richard travels to Orlando to diagnose and repair an HVAC system that's creating way too much humidity; Mark demonstrates the best way to build a fire to prevent smoke from filling up the room; Mauro teaches a homeowner how to re-stain a deck.

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Sun, 05/26/2019 - 03:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/9pFmZl3OF7AMoAbpsIO7VA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Ross tests out a new, smart stud finder; Nathan travels to Portland, Oregon to repair an original wood floor that was burned from a face down hot iron; Tom gives a general overview of a table saw and the best techniques to use it safely and effectively; Jenn helps a homeowner replace and improve... /episodes/get/92354 /episode/92354 Scorched Floor, Hardy Plantings | Ask TOH /episode-player/92354

Ross tests a smart stud finder; Nathan travels to Oregon to repair a wood floor that was burned from a hot iron; Tom shares the best techniques to use a table saw safely; Jenn replaces and improves foundation plantings that were crushed by snow.

Air date:
Sun, 05/19/2019 - 03:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/9pFmZl3OF7AMoAbpsIO7VA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Ross tests out a new, smart stud finder; Nathan travels to Portland, Oregon to repair an original wood floor that was burned from a face down hot iron; Tom gives a general overview of a table saw and the best techniques to use it safely and effectively; Jenn helps a homeowner replace and improve... /episodes/get/93522 /episode/93522 Scorched Floor, Hardy Plantings | Ask TOH /episode-player/93522

Nathan repairs a floor; Tom talks table saw techniques; Jenn improves foundation plants.

Air date:
Sun, 05/19/2019 - 03:00
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Cd_BP-IHVCy47SIsr7KLhQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Roger and Jenn share some tips for killing weeds without hurting the lawn; Mark delicately restores a damaged, historic fireplace that is built with custom, nearly irreplaceable bricks; Richard and Ross discuss improvements to thermostats and how they contribute to comfort in a home; Tom adds... /episodes/get/92154 /episode/92154 Restore Fireplace, Porch Swing | Ask TOH /episode-player/92154

Roger and Jenn share tips for killing weeds without hurting the lawn; Mark restores a historic fireplace that is built with custom bricks; Richard and Ross discuss improvements to thermostats; Tom adds structure to a porch to safely hang a swing.

Air date:
Sun, 05/12/2019 - 03:00
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