Home Safety Installation
Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your home safety.
How to Retrofit a Home for an Earthquake
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor travels to Portland, Oregon to learn how to protect homes from earthquakes.
How to Install a Fire Escape Ladder
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install an emergency escape ladder
How to Install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Scott Caron, master electrician for Ask This Old House, wires an old house with new smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
How to Install an Electronic Dead Bolt
Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor shows a homeowner how to install a Bluetooth-enabled smart-lock dead bolt for his front door
How to Install Radon Mitigation
In this how-to video, This Old House host Kevin O'Connor discovers an effective method of clearing radon from a home.
How to Install a Deadbolt Lock
In this video, we show you how to install a new deadbolt lock step-by-step with tips on how to mark the door and position the drill.