Ask This Old House

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  • TV-G
  • 2002
  • 21 Seasons
  • 8.0  (373)

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.

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Fire Pit Plan, Window Restoration
13. Fire Pit Plan, Window Restoration
February 2, 2023
Repairing a deck; constructing a patio; installing landscape lighting and new plantings; installing a firepit.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
12. Neighbors Helping Neighbors
January 26, 2023
The Ask This Old House team volunteer to repair a deck, construct a patio, and install plantings.
Baby Proofing, Septic Systems
11. Baby Proofing, Septic Systems
January 19, 2023
Babyproofing a house by replacing old receptacles and installing cabinet locks and baby gates; the basics of caring for houseplants; how a septic system works and how to maintain it.
Antique Pocket Door, Shaker End Table
10. Antique Pocket Door, Shaker End Table
January 12, 2023
Installing an 1800s antique pocket door with reclaimed hardware; building a Shaker-style-inspired end table; the technological advancements in induction cooktops.
Install Cabinet Hardware, Breaker Trips
9. Install Cabinet Hardware, Breaker Trips
January 5, 2023
Installing kitchen cabinet hardware; types of wallpaper and tools to remove it; how different amped receptacles can cause breaker trips.
Little Free Library
8. Little Free Library
November 17, 2022
Tom and Kevin team up to build a Little Free Library for an elementary school; to bring the library to life, Tom and his daughter, Kate work together to paint and decorate it to look like a school bus. Once the library is complete, Tom and Kevin meet up with students at the elementary school to help them install it and put in their favorite books.
Paint Bathroom Tile, Hot Water Tank Replacement
7. Paint Bathroom Tile, Hot Water Tank Replacement
November 10, 2022
Richard helps remove an old 40-gallon hot water tank; Heath shares safety tips for holiday light decoration; Tom explains how to identify, repair, and prevent woodpecker damage; Mauro shows how to paint over bathroom tile using epoxy acrylic paint.
Sandstone Repair, Awning Installation
6. Sandstone Repair, Awning Installation
November 3, 2022
Summary is not available.
Ep 5
5. Ep 5
October 27, 2022
Summary is not available.
Ep 4
4. Ep 4
October 20, 2022
Summary is not available.
Doorbell Retrofit; Driveway Edging
3. Doorbell Retrofit; Driveway Edging
October 13, 2022
In this episode, Heath installs a doorbell with new wiring, Richard explains bottle traps, and Mark replaces a homeowner’s brick driveway edging with cobblestones.
EV Chargers, China Cabinet Repair
2. EV Chargers, China Cabinet Repair
October 6, 2022
Heath explains the three levels of EV chargers; Mark weighs pros and cons of different brick patterns; Nathan helps a homeowner repair a cracked built-in china cabinet using MDF panels; Mauro repaints a china cabinet and shows how to paint on MDF.
Water Heater Autopsy; Composting
1. Water Heater Autopsy; Composting
September 29, 2022
Cutting open a retired water heater and diagnosing why it failed; Jenn Nawada talks about her love of educating children about the outdoors; building a compost bin for a net zero elementary school.
Description

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.

Ask This Old House is a series that is currently running and has 21 seasons (507 episodes). The series first aired on October 10, 2002.

Where to Watch Ask This Old House

Ask This Old House is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ask This Old House on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon, Sling, Apple TV, PBS, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    October 10, 2002
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (373)