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Ask This Old House

Ask This Old House

PBS 2002

The crew at This Old House take on some pretty big projects, which means they can only work on one or two houses a year. But homeowners have a virtual truckload of questions on smaller projects, and the TOH crew is ready to answer. Ask This Old House solves the steady stream of home improvement problems faced by viewers - and the crew even makes house calls!

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The 10 Best Episodes of Ask This Old House

Ask This Old House - S15E23

#1 - Clogged Pipe, Convection Heat


Season 15 - Episode 23

A clogged drain is fixed; and an electric convection heater is installed in a chilly bathroom. Also: a masking primer that leaves clean lines on a window.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.

Ask This Old House - S1E6

#2 - Ceiling Repair; Grinding the Stump; Shop Specs


Season 1 - Episode 6

Tom visits a young couple and teaches them how to repair a cracked plaster ceiling in their condominium. In the workshop loft, Richard and Steve rebuild a toilet to prevent it from continuously filling. Roger uses a stump grinder to remove an old tree stump from a homeowner's front yard. Back in the loft, Tom replaces a broken pane of glass and reglazes a window sash.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.

Ask This Old House - S15E16

#3 - Build It, Lighting, Mousetrap


Season 15 - Episode 16

A cutting board is made from scrap heart pine; an overly bright room is recast with LEDs; and mice-preventive measures are discussed.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.

Ask This Old House - S15E10

#4 - Wood Shop, Wireless Switch


Season 15 - Episode 10

A woodworking shop is created in a garage; and a wireless light switch is installed. Also: plumbing's memory lane.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.

Ask This Old House - S1E10

#5 - Washer Repair; Pressure-Washed Brick; Drip-Free Faucet


Season 1 - Episode 10

In the Ask This Old House loft, Richard and Steve take apart an old washing machine to determine why it's making a loud rumbling sound. Roger pays a visit to a homeowner and uses a pressure washer to clean off his slippery brick walkway. Back in the loft, Steve, Tom, Roger and Richard examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they've used. Tom demonstrates different types of spirit levels, and Richard sets out to help a homeowner with a leaky kitchen faucet.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.

#6 - Bluestone, Mead, Wire Splices
Season 15 - Episode 11

A rundown walkway is revitalized with bluestone; and wire connections are discussed. Also: a lesson in creating mead.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.
#7 - Kentucky Lawn, Chandelier
Season 15 - Episode 17

Tips for lawn care; and a jigsaw tutorial. Also: installing a motorized lift for a chandelier.

The episode was rated from 12 votes.
#8 - Concrete Stoop Covering; Battling the Skeeters
Season 1 - Episode 3

Tom visits homeowners in search of a modest way to hide an ugly back stoop. Back in the barn loft he shows the different adhesives and fasteners used, as well as more traditional types of decking. Steve and Roger demonstrate a new product that promises to rid backyards of mosquitoes. Richard shows the proper technique for installing a thermostat on an old radiator.

The episode was rated from 15 votes.
#9 - Water Heater, Home Orchard
Season 15 - Episode 4

Richard replaces a tank water heater with a more efficient model. Tom gives tips on circular saws. Richard replaces a tank water heater with a more efficient model. Roger shows a homeowner how to start her own orchard. Tom gives tips on circular saws.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.
#10 - Jacking It Up; Chainsaw Smarts
Season 1 - Episode 7

Tom works with a homeowner to repair a sagging floor in a three-family house. Together, they jack up the failing beam, pour new concrete footings, and install several new lally columns. Back at the barn, Roger works with chainsaw expert Tim Ard to sharpen and maintain his saws.

The episode was rated from 11 votes.

Last updated: sep 20, 2021

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