Ask This Old House

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  • TV-G
  • 2002
  • 19 Seasons
  • 7.8  (300)

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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| Summer Special | Ask This Old House
27. | Summer Special | Ask This Old House
July 8, 2021
The team builds different outdoor structures for a backyard.
Working from Home
26. Working from Home
June 3, 2021
Nathan builds a display case to store his grandfather's U.S. flag; Heath replaces a circuit breaker; the team shares the ways their trades were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Colors, Fireplace Upgrade
25. Colors, Fireplace Upgrade
May 27, 2021
Tom and Kevin set up a home gym; Mauro talks colors; Mark updates a fireplace.
Flood Prevention, Deck Hangers
24. Flood Prevention, Deck Hangers
May 20, 2021
Richard installs a shutoff valve for washing machine supply hoses; Ross and Heath discuss the progression of EV chargers; Jenn discusses ornamental grasses; Nathan helps a homeowner repair her deck.
Dishwasher Retrofit, Rolling Pin
23. Dishwasher Retrofit, Rolling Pin
May 13, 2021
Richard and Nathan retrofit a new dishwasher; Mauro paints wood paneling; and Tom and Kevin turn a French rolling pin.
Inspection, Door Restoration
22. Inspection, Door Restoration
May 6, 2021
Heath performs an electrical inspection; the team share more Home Inspection Nightmares; Tom helps two homeowners meticulously restore their antique front door using a variety of techniques.
Echinaceas, Kitchen Punch List
21. Echinaceas, Kitchen Punch List
April 29, 2021
Jenn explains how to care for echinaceas; Mark explains how to cut stone with a saw and chisel; Richard replaces a kitchen sink and faucet; Tom helps a homeowner wrap up a few kitchen projects.
Spring Projects: Paint, Prune, Spigots
20. Spring Projects: Paint, Prune, Spigots
April 21, 2021
Richard explains a variety of failure points in a hose spigot; Mauro demonstrates the how to paint vinyl siding; Jenn explains how and why to maintain pruners; Nathan builds a custom fence gate.
Flickering Lights, Brick Stairs
19. Flickering Lights, Brick Stairs
April 15, 2021
Jenn travels to Orlando to upgrade a homeowner's irrigation system with a smart one; Heath explains a few different ways to troubleshoot flickering lights; Mark repoints a set of brick front steps.
Move Baseboard, Cooler Bench
18. Move Baseboard, Cooler Bench
April 8, 2021
Richard moves baseboard heat from one side of a room to another; Jenn explains the basics of selecting different species of arborvitae; Tom and Kevin build an outdoor bench that doubles as a cooler.
Power Washing, Deck Lights
17. Power Washing, Deck Lights
April 1, 2021
Tom heads to West Virginia to help a homeowner replace broken sash cords. Roger shows a homeowner how to plant bulbs. And the guys play "What Is It" with special guest Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
February 26, 2021
Summary not available
Garbage Disposal, Concrete Wall
15. Garbage Disposal, Concrete Wall
February 18, 2021
Richard explains how to install a garbage disposal and Mark and Jenn reface a concrete wall.
Automated Landscape, Modern Bench
14. Automated Landscape, Modern Bench
February 11, 2021
Ross explores ways that landscaping could be done automatically; Mark goes over different walkway and driveway deicers and how they might impact masonry products, and Tom and Kevin build a modern bench.
Precast Concrete, New Lamppost
13. Precast Concrete, New Lamppost
February 4, 2021
Mark installs precast concrete steps; Mauro paints a table; Heath installs a lamppost.
Mini Split, Butcher Block
12. Mini Split, Butcher Block
January 28, 2021
Richard installs a mini split; Jenn talks Japanese maples; Nathan installs butcher block.
Radiator Paint, Load Bearing Wall
11. Radiator Paint, Load Bearing Wall
January 21, 2021
Richard replaces a valve; Mauro paints a radiator cover; Tom discusses load bearing walls.
Garden Upgrade, Adirondack Chair
10. Garden Upgrade, Adirondack Chair
January 14, 2021
Jenn cleans up a garden; Ross talks air filters; Tom and Kevin build an Adirondack chair.
Landscape Lights, Brick Walkway
9. Landscape Lights, Brick Walkway
January 7, 2021
Heath installs landscape lights; Richard explains siphons; Mark repairs a brick walkway.
Reclaim Beam Mantel, Geothermal
8. Reclaim Beam Mantel, Geothermal
January 2, 2021
Nathan helps turn a reclaimed beam into a fireplace mantel and Richard changes a bathroom faucet.
Happy Holidays from AskTOH
7. Happy Holidays from AskTOH
November 19, 2020
The team address a variety of projects that might pop up during the holiday season.
Installing Water Features
6. Installing Water Features
November 5, 2020
Jenn and Roger install a variety of different water features to accentuate landscapes; Roger installs an alternative to a downspout; Jenn installs a waterfall feature in a backyard that reuses water.
All About Windows
5. All About Windows
October 29, 2020
We explain everything about installing, maintaining and repairing windows. Kevin explains the anatomy of a window: the sash, stool, sill, jamb, head and side casings, apron, trim and stiles. Kevin takes a deep dive into the history of glass, the most important part of any window. Kevin and Tom take you through how safety glass works and then we repair several windows in different locations.
Landscapes Across America
4. Landscapes Across America
October 22, 2020
Jenn explains how various climates across the U.S. impact the design of landscapes.
All About Walkways
3. All About Walkways
October 15, 2020
In this special episode of Ask This Old House, Roger, Jenn and Mark explain best practices for installing or repairing walkways; Mark helps a homeowner install a brand new walkway using natural stone. Jenn heads to Phoenix to recreate a desert in a front yard and Roger helps a homeowner repair a crack in an asphalt walkway.
Preventing Plumbing Disasters
2. Preventing Plumbing Disasters
October 8, 2020
The `This Old House' crew answers home-improvement queries in this spin-off, taped in a renovated New England barn loft.
All Hands on Deck
1. All Hands on Deck
October 3, 2020
Tom helps two homeowners build a two-level deck from start to finish.
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 19 seasons (457 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
    7.8  (300)