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This Old House is an all American television series and magazine that covers projects involved in renovating houses within certain periods of time, usually weeks. The show is broadcasted alongside another series Ask This Old House, which are both owned by This old House Ventures.

Ask This Old House, is done such that people who read the magazine are asked to send various questions that they have about all sorts of projects related to home repairs and home improvement. These questions and worries are then answered by experts in the field of home repairs and renovations. Sometimes, answers provided by guest experts feature in the magazine.

Ask This Old House, which is also a part of This Old House is quite similar to the other show Ask This Old House. It is also hosted in an open space and features the same experts in This old House.

The venue of the show is usually an open space in a rural area in Boston. Here, answers are provided to most of the questions sent by viewers. Sometimes, in every episode, some home owners are paid a visit by some of the handymen on the show who provide assistance in carrying out certain tasks in projects such as painting, plumbing.

The show is underwritten by a series of people and associations but was originally underwritten by Weyerhauser and Owens-Corning.

Since creation, the show has experienced a lot of changes with respect to its theme song. However the initial theme song used for the show was a song written by the joint collaboration of Mitchell Parish and Fred Coots and was performed by Fats Waller.

This show has aired on other channels like PBS, The Learning Channel and Local TV stations where it had other names.

It is produced by WGBH Productions and distributed by Warner Brothers.

42 Seasons, 1006 Episodes
February 20, 1979
Cast: Kevin O'Connor, Norm Abram, Richard Trethewey, Tom Silva
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This Old House Full Episode Guide

  • A custom brass handrail is fabricated. Molly and Mauro create a chalkboard finish in the playroom. The repaired balusters are reinstalled. Richard gives a lesson in make-up air. Work begins on a custom dining table. Heath talks smart electricity.

  • Mauro repairs 130-year-old plaster and Heath installs a new panel. Broken balusters are repaired.

  • Working on a 130-year-old pocket door; and building a boulder wall.

  • Tommy and Charlie install rounded-top windows in the breakfast room. An easy-install roof shingle goes down. Roger and Kevin go fishing. Tommy adds a custom diamond detail with the siding. Radiant heat goes in somewhere unexpected: the ceiling.

  • Mark McCullough finds granite on the property to match a new stone wall to the old.

  • Tom inspects engineered siding and fire-rated sheathing; Richard looks at a solar backup battery; former Paradise fire chief discusses advanced preparation with Kevin; and the heroes and survivors are honored at the Hope Plaza Memorial.

  • A fire test lab is visited. Mark installs a stone veneer. Jose and Anna's house gets roof shingles.

  • A fire test lab is visited. Mark installs a stone veneer. Jose and Anna's house gets roof shingles.

  • Jeff and his team transform an old ranch into a Dutch Colonial.

  • The new propane tank gets buried in the yard. Norm advises an apprentice in composite decking. Jeff and Tom add final touches to the coffered ceiling. A shelving system goes into the new office. Outside Mark applies a stone veneer to the new chimney.

  • Building a section of a coffered ceiling; cutting granite; septic system; how interior doors are built; installing a door.

  • Staircase is built. Kevin visits Idea House. Tom and Jeff work on the main staircase. Richard tours a factory to see how a furnace is built.

  • Raising roof cheeks and second floor walls. New apprentices arrive as part of the Gen Next program. Engineering for a septic system.

  • Installation of engineered lumber. Window is cut into basement. Staircase design options. Kevin visits lumber factory.

  • Mark McCullough and Jeff Sweenor take down the chimney. Scott and Shayla window shop. Jeff Sweenor and Richard Trethewey visit a convention to discover new plumbing products, while back at the ranch the exterior walls come down. Jeff will reuse the original rafters for new wall framing.

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