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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 Home & Garden series that is currently running and has 19 seasons (425 episodes). The series first aired on October 10, 2002. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6.

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 PBS, Tubi TV, Pluto TV Amazon, iTunes, PBS, Tubi TV, Pluto TV online.

19 Seasons, 425 Episodes
October 10, 2002
Home & Garden
Cast: Richard Trethewey, Norm Abram, Roger Cook, Kevin O'Connor
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Ask This Old House Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • The `This Old House' crew answers home-improvement queries in this spin-off, taped in a renovated New England barn loft.

  • Pantry doors; reflective shingle.

  • Cedar Shingles, Vegetable Garden.

  • Indoor Garden, Fireplace Hearth.

  • Installing a ceiling light; trowels; building a storage rack

  • Ceiling Light, Tool Storage.

  • Restoring a beehive oven; repairing a toilet; working with maker Jimmy DiResta

  • Replacing a stair railing; upgrading a door to make it look more modern; cleaning and painting vinyl shutters.

  • Indoor air quality; replacing polybutylene piping with conventional PEX; drop cloths; different methods for silencing a squeaky door.

  • Heath replaces toggle switch; affordable drilling and installation of geothermal heat pumps.

  • Tom repairs a built-in with hand tools; the team shares more home inspection nightmares; and light installation.

  • Richard travels to Utah to install a ductless humidifier; and Ross discusses electric bills.

  • Jenn plants a small herb garden; Richard reconnects a radiator; and Mark replaces a fireplace.

  • Mauro paints a nursery and Richard tests out a new dryer that uses a heat pump to dry the clothes.

  • Nathan visits Birmingham, Ala., to install a sliding barn door in an open-concept loft apartment.

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