Watch Ask This Old House

Ask This Old House is a how-to series created by Russell Morash. The series was inspired by a section of This Old House Magazine, and was created in 2002. The series empowers home owners by giving them the knowledge to perform home updates and enhancement projects without hiring a contractor.

Viewers of Ask This Old House send in how-to questions or concerns regarding home improvement projects. Expert carpenters, builders, design artists, and landscapers answer these viewer and reader questions on the show. After discussing the viewers question, experts demonstrate how to complete the projects. This award-winning series showcases the talents of O'Connor, Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey and Roger Cook. These experts also call in more specialized help for rare problems and unique project dilemmas.

The show is set in Boston, and takes place in a rustic barn. Many viewer questions can be answered while sitting in the cozy barn, but some project demonstrations do take the team out of the barn and into homes of lucky show participants. To complete some projects, the team of experts goes into the home, and completes the projects with help from the home owner.

Viewers also enjoy the show's weekly installments of "What Is It?", and "Useful Tip". In "What Is It?", show hosts are presented with an unknown tool and asked to guess what it is normally used for. During "Useful Tip", viewers are showcased as they read or show a useful tip they use in home improvement projects.

14 Seasons, 327 Episodes - Returning Series
October 10, 2002
Home & Garden
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Ask This Old House Full Episode Guide

  • A fractured deck board on a front porch is replaced; and crown molding is utilized to conceal wires during an outlet install. Also: An inquiry about blue stains in the bathtub is answered.

  • A bookshelf is made using stair treads and a few tools; and wild foundation plantings are converted into an enviable front garden.

  • Analyzing fire hazards in homes and how to prevent them. Also: an old kitchen sink strainer is replaced.

  • An old window is fixed; and a robotic lawnmower is featured. Also: Talking about lead in drinking water.

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