Ask This Old House

Find more information on Ask This Old House episodes, or more information on products and services you saw on Ask This Old House.

Ask This Old House does not endorse any product or service mentioned within this Web site.

Season 8 Show Descriptions

Showing results for "Season 8"
Scan the episodes below and select "more" to get information on products or services you saw on that episode.

Episode #826, Season 8 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace his leaky outdoor faucet… more
Episode #825, Season 8 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a wobbly newel post at the bottom of a staircase… more
Episode #824, Season 8 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook visits a nature center to learn how to attract many different species of birds… more
Episode #823, Season 8 of TOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner how to use and maintain string trimmers… more
Episode #822, Season 8 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner revive a damaged lawn… more
Episode #821, Season 8 of ATOH
Host Kevin O'Connor and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey head to Virginia to help a homeowner replace his old, electric water heater with a heat pump water heater that uses much less electricity… more
Episode #820, Season 8 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva head to Detroit to help a homeowner remodel her kitchen with new appliances… more
Episode #819, Season 8 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner replace the broken sash locks on his vinyl windows… more
Episode #818, Season 8 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a pair of homeowners in Houston, Texas install crown molding in their bedroom using an innovative fastening system… more
Episode #817, Season 8 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Tampa, Florida to help a homeowner cool off his garage workshop with a ductless air conditioning system… more
Episode #816, Season 8 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner conserve water by installing an innovative rainwater collection system… more
Episode #815, Season 8 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner update the look of her bathroom by installing a new vanity cabinet, countertop, and sink… more
Episode #814, Season 8 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner dress up an old fireplace by installing a new mantle and marble hearth… more
Episode #813, Season 8 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Tampa, Florida to help two homeowners repair their broken water softener… more
Episode #812, Season 8 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a pair of homeowners improve the appearance of an unsightly concrete retaining wall… more
Episode #811, Season 8 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor show how to build and install new laminate kitchen countertops… more
Episode #810, Season 8 of ATOH
more
Episode #809, Season 8 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook visits Harvard University to learn about their new organic lawn-care program… more
Episode #808, Season 8 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a basic picnic table using common framing lumber… more
Episode #807, Season 8 of ATOH
This episode is all about saving energy at home… more
Episode #806, Season 8 of ATOH
ask this old house episode eight hundred six of season eight

Original Air Date: Week of 11/12/2009

Landscaping contractor Roger Cook joins plant expert Carrie Kelly at a nursery to learn about container gardening. Then, up in the loft, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor discuss different types of flooring, including solid wood, engineered wood, ceramic tile, vinyl, and linoleum. Next, Kevin and a television antenna expert help a homeowner install a new rooftop antenna for his digital TV.

Container Gardening

Roger joins plant expert Carrie Kelly at a nursery to discuss how to design and grow container gardens.

Where to Find It?

Roger visited plant expert Carrie Kelly at a nursery near Boston, Massachusetts.
Mahoney's Garden Center
242 Cambridge St
Winchester, MA 01890
781-729-5900

Flooring Options

Up in the loft, Tom showed Kevin different flooring options including solid wood, engineered wood, ceramic tile, vinyl and linoleum.

Where to find it?

All of the flooring options that Tom showed are available at most home centers and from the following manufacturers:

Pergo
800-33-PERGO

Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
717-397-0611

Dal-Tile Corporation
214-398-1411

Thomasville
800-278-8204

Du Pont
877-43-TOUCH

Matco
613-937-0528

Installing a TV antenna

Kevin and an expert helped a homeowner by installing a new television antenna on his roof. To select the proper antenna, the installer entered the homeowner's address into a website. The website identified a color-coded antenna and the installer matched it to a color chart on the box. Up on the roof, they started by attaching the "mast" to the chimney using metal chimney straps. Next, they connected new coaxial cable to the antenna and mounted the antenna onto the mast. Then they ran the cable into the attic through a nearby vent and connected it to a splitter, which will feed TV signals to multiple television sets. Finally, cable was fished down through an exterior wall and connected to the living room TV set.

Where to find it?

The digital TV antenna that Kevin and an expert installed was manufactured by:

WINEGARD
800-288-8094

Installation support was provided by:

Choate Systems Installation, LLC
476 Route 13 South
Suite C
Milford, NH 03055
800-282-8909

More information about digital video antennas can be found at the following websites:

antennaweb.org

antennapoint.com

consumerreports.org/dtv

dtv.gov

nab.org
Episode #805, Season 8 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a pair of homeowners install a new siding glass door… more
Episode #803, Season 8 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook travels to Baltimore, where he helps transform a small urban backyard into a pleasant outdoor living space… more
Episode #802, Season 8 of ATOH
Host Kevin O'Connor teams up with an electrician to install a home intercom system. Then Kevin, along with… more
Episode #801, Season 8 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook kicks off our 8th season by helping a homeowner build a cozy campfire pit...… more
Episode #804, Season 8 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install new aluminum gutters and downspouts. … more