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Episode #1126 of Season 11 of Ask TOH
Host Kevin O'Connor travels to Chicago to learn how subway trains are serviced… more
Episode #1125 of Season 11 of AskTOH
Host Kevin O'Connor works with an expert to fabricate and install custom concrete countertops.… more
Episode #1124 of Season 11 of AskTOH
Master electrician Scott Caron installs several types of surge protection… more
Episode #1123 of Season 11 of AskTOH
General contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor demonstrate how to use all types of ladders safely… more
Episode #1122 of Season 11 of AskTOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner solve the mystery of her melted vinyl siding… more
Episode #1121 of Season 1 of AskTOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O'Connor install a ductless heat pump to heat and cool a room… more
Episode #1120 of Season 11 of AskTOH
Ask This Old House Episode 1120 of Season 11

Original Air Date: Week of February 14, 2013

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits Cortland, Illinois to learn how corn is harvested and stored in a grain elevator. He then helps a nearby homeowner seal and insulate his ductwork. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook shares advice on proper pruning. Afterward, Richard, Roger, host Kevin O'Connor, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" And, Kevin shows how to maintain clothes washers & dryers.

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits Cortland, Illinois to learn how corn is harvested and stored in a grain elevator. He then helps a nearby homeowner seal and insulate his ductwork. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook shares advice on proper pruning. Afterward, Richard, Roger, host Kevin O'Connor, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" And, Kevin shows how to maintain clothes washers & dryers. Sealing and Insulating Ductwork
Richard helps a homeowner insulate his ductwork.

Where to find it?
Expert assistance with this project was provided by . Additional advice was provided by Air Purchases, Inc. Richard used mastic paste to seal the joints between ducts, in this case Hard Cast Duct Seal 321 by Carlisle HVAC.

He also used Nashua foil tape designed for sealing ducts, manufactured by Berry Plastics Corporation

Finally, Richard installed Owens Corning 1.5 inch thick fiberglass insulation around the ductwork. This insulation has an FSK foil-facing and provides an R-value of 4.2.

Ask Roger: Proper Pruning
Roger shares his tips for keeping plants neat and healthy.

Where to find it?
Roger demonstrated an 18V cordless hedge trimmer manufactured by Black and Decker, but showed his preferred way to prune is with a pair of bypass hand pruners, which are available at home centers and garden centers.

What Is It?
Richard asks the guys to identify a red tool with two suction cups.

Where to find it?
Richard demonstrated the Simple Sucker cell phone holder, manufactured by Striker.

Maintaining Laundry Appliances
Kevin and an appliance repairman discuss how to maintain clothes washers & dryers.

Where to find it?
Kevin and repairman Richie Isaacson visited the Bay State School of Technology. They offer many courses in appliance repair, electronics, and HVAC technology.

Expert assistance with this segment was provided by Affordable Appliance Repair

Back in the workshop, Richard demonstrated the "LG Smart Washer and DW" app by LG, which can diagnose problems with LG-branded major appliances. This app is available as a free download on iTunes.
Episode #1119 of Season 11 of Ask TOH
Episode #1119 of Season Eleven of Ask This Old House… more
Episode #1118 of Season 11 if AskTOH
In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a storage bench for an entryway… more
Episode #1117 of season 11 of AskTOH
Host Kevin O'Connor meets appliance repairman Richie Isaacson to learn how to maintain kitchen appliances… more
Episode #1116 of Season 11 of AskTOH
Master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner hang a flat panel television on the wall and conceal all the wiring… more
Episode #1115 of Season 11 of AskTOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Cheyenne, Wyoming to help a homeowner install a toilet… more
Episode #1114 of Season 11 of AskTOH
Host Kevin O'Connor heads to Del Ray Beach, Florida to restore Terrazzo floors… more
Episode #1113 of Season 1 of AskTOH
Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner temporarily transplant a mature rose bush while exterior work takes place… more
Episode #1112 of Season 1 of AskTOH
Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling… more
Episode #1111 of Season 11 of ASK TOH
In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the proper way to use hand planes… more
Episode #1110 of Season 11 of ATOH
Landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner how to properly mulch his garden beds… more
Episode #1109 of Season 11 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva installs interior window trim… more
Episode #1108 of Season 11 of ATOH
Landscape contractor Roger Cook works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence… more
Episode #1107 of Season 11 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Colorado Springs to install a brand new kitchen sink and faucet… more
Episode #1106 of Season 11 of ATOH
In this special episode, the guys visit New York City… more
Episode #1105 of Season 11 of ATOH
Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to Miami to help a homeowner plant several varieties of palm trees in her front yard… more
Episode #1104 of Season 11 of ATOH
Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner lay sod in his backyard… more
Episode #1103 of Season 11 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva builds a custom fireplace mantel for a homeowner… more
Episode #1102 of Season 11 of ATOH
Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a bluestone patio in an urban backyard.… more
Episode #1101 of Season 11 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva kicks off the 11th season of Ask This Old House by helping a couple transform stock shelving into a custom built-in… more