Ask This Old House

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  • TV-G
  • 2002
  • 20 Seasons
  • 7.9  (335)

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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Seasons
Celebrating 20 Years
15. Celebrating 20 Years
January 20, 2022
The entire cast reflects on the 20th anniversary and discuss how the show was made.
Patch Plaster, Sinking Drywell
14. Patch Plaster, Sinking Drywell
January 13, 2022
Heath explains why finish electrical work is his favorite stage of the job; Mauro demonstrates how to repair a crack in plaster; Mark raises a drywell in a driveway that is sinking below grade.
Rot Repair, Heat Pumps
13. Rot Repair, Heat Pumps
January 6, 2022
Mark shares the story of how he became a mason; Tom explains why wood rots on houses, how to prevent it, and how to repair it if it occurs; Ross explores heat pump technology.
Wifi Extension, Tub Drain
12. Wifi Extension, Tub Drain
December 30, 2021
In Tool Lab, Nathan explains what different table saw blade types are used for; Ross extends WiFi service in a house; Richard replaces a faulty tub drain; the team shares their New Years' Resolutions.
Holiday Projects
11. Holiday Projects
December 23, 2021
Jenn explains how to identify and care for holly plants; Richard explains how dishwashers work and how to troubleshoot them when they don't drain properly; Tom and Kevin turn Christmas ornaments.
Camilla's Workshop
10. Camilla's Workshop
December 16, 2021
Erik navigates a new travel world emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and learns new protocols.
Drill Drivers, Patios Expansion
9. Drill Drivers, Patios Expansion
November 25, 2021
In Tool Lab, tool expert Chris Ermides demonstrates how tables saw blades work; Heath explains why and how to use a voltage tester; Mark helps a homeowner extend her existing patio.
An AskTOH Barn Raising
8. An AskTOH Barn Raising
November 19, 2021
The entire team comes together to help Mark rebuild the chicken barn he lost to a fire. They reframe the barn, hook up new electrical wiring, connect a utility sink, and hang an exterior door.
Fall Garden Tips, Paint Cabinets
7. Fall Garden Tips, Paint Cabinets
November 11, 2021
Jenn explains how to put a garden to bed before winter using a variety of techniques; Mauro demonstrates how to paint a kitchen cabinet; Nathan installs exterior front door trim.
Easier Plumbing, Roofing 101
6. Easier Plumbing, Roofing 101
November 4, 2021
Mark explains how bricks are made and how many different varieties there are; Richard explains how solderless connections work; Tom assess and shingles a shed roof with asphalt shingles.
Smart Doorbells, Recessed Lights
5. Smart Doorbells, Recessed Lights
October 28, 2021
Ross discusses the pros and cons of smart doorbells; Mauro demonstrates techniques for painting wood paneling; Heath shares some of his most-used tools and helps a homeowner install recessed lights.
Wood Floors, DIY Ice Rink
4. Wood Floors, DIY Ice Rink
October 21, 2021
Mauro demonstrates how to remove dried paint from a paintbrush; Tom shares the best techniques for connecting and installing tongue and groove flooring; Jenn and Nathan build a DIY ice rink.
Hostas, Hole Patches, Threshold
3. Hostas, Hole Patches, Threshold
October 14, 2021
Jenn discusses creative options for ground cover plants and Nathan installs a new threshold.
Durable Landscape, Cutting Board
2. Durable Landscape, Cutting Board
October 7, 2021
A cutting board is built and Jenn creates a landscape that can withstand heavy pedestrian traffic.
Two-Prong Outlet, Deck Stair Rail
1. Two-Prong Outlet, Deck Stair Rail
September 30, 2021
Two-Prong Outlet, Deck Stair Rail.
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 20 seasons (475 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
    7.9  (335)