Season 11 - Ask This Old House Episodes
S11 E26: Painting Cabinets, Smart Thermostat
Kevin helps a homeowner paint his kitchen cabinets. Roger Cook teaches how to estimate the amount of landscape material by the cubic yard. Richard installs a smart thermostat to reduce energy use.
S11 E25: Concrete Counters, Plumbing Connections
Kevin works with an expert to fabricate and install custom concrete countertops. Richard shows how to make watertight connections without soldering. Roger Cook demonstrates several new cordless landscape tools.
S11 E24: Surge Protectors, Cutting Stone
Scott Caron installs several types of surge protection. The guys ask "What Is It?" Roger demonstrates how to cut and shape stones for hardscaping projects.
S11 E23: Ladders, AntiScald Shower
Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor demonstrate how to use all types of ladders safely. Richard Trethewey replaces a three-handle shower valve with a single-handle anti-scald valve.
S11 E22: Melted Vinyl Siding, Energy Audit
Tom Silva helps a homeowner solve the mystery of her melted vinyl siding. The guys ask "What Is It?" Kevin and a specialist perform a whole-house energy audit.
S11 E21: Heat Pump, LEDs, Houseplants
Richard and Kevin install a ductless heat pump to heat and cool a room. The guys ask "What Is It?" Scott demonstrates new technologies and applications for LED lighting. Roger shows how to select the best houseplants for different situations.
S11 E20: Insulating Ducts, Washer/Dryer Maintenance
Richard learns how corn is harvested and stored and helps a homeowner seal and insulate his ductwork. Roger shares advice on proper pruning. The guys ask "What Is It?" Kevin shows how to maintain clothes washers & dryers.
S11 E19: Orchids, Kitchen Cabinet
Roger visits a tropical botanic garden to learn how to care for orchids as houseplants. The guys ask "What Is It?" Tom helps a homeowner purchase and install a kitchen wall cabinet.
S11 E18: Entry Bench, Perennials
Tom and Kevin build a storage bench for an entryway. Richard demonstrates how to solder copper pipes properly. Roger helps a homeowner maintain an overgrown perennial garden.
S11 E17: Appliances, Gutters
Kevin meets appliance repairman Richie Isaacson to learn how to maintain kitchen appliances. The guys ask "What Is It?" Tom helps a homeowner install a rain gutter, downspout, and rain barrel.
S11 E16: Hanging a TV, Tropical Pests
Scott hangs a flat panel television on the wall and conceals all the wiring. Scott shows Kevin examples of many different types of electrical outlets. Roger helps a homeowner control the insect pests in her yard without using pesticides.
S11 E15: New Toilet, Lawn Patch
Richard helps a homeowner install a toilet. The guys ask "What Is It?" Roger and Kevin patch a lawn with grass seed.
S11 E14: Terrazzo, Cracked Joist
Kevin restores Terrazzo floors. The guys ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner repair a cracked floor joist.
S11 E13: Rose Transplant, Exterior Sconces
Roger temporarily transplants a mature rose bush while exterior work takes place. The guys ask "What Is It?" Richard shows Kevin rookie plumbing mistakes. Tom and Kevin replace old outdoor lighting with new fixtures.
S11 E12: Fan, Water Softener
Kevin and Scott head to Denver to install a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling. The guys ask "What Is It?" Richard installs a water softener.
S11 E11: Hand Planes, Cracked Walkway
Tom demonstrates the proper way to use hand planes. The guys ask "What Is It?" Roger helps a homeowner repair a cracked stone walkway.
S11 E10: Mulch, Natural-Gas Grill
Roger shows a homeowner how to properly mulch his garden beds. The guys ask "What Is It?" Richard installs a natural gas line for a barbeque grill.
S11 E9: Window Trim, Pool Heater
Tom installs interior window trim. Richard installs a new device that will heat a swimming pool for free using the excess heat produced by a central air conditioner.
S11 E8: Vinyl Fence, Shower Clog
Roger works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence. The guys ask "What Is It?" Richard replaces a clogged shower valve.
S11 E7: Kitchen Sink, Sidelights
Richard installs a brand new kitchen sink and faucet. Tom installs insulated sidelights on a front door.
S11 E6: Task Lights, Cable Rail
The guys visit NYC. Richard tours a scale model of the city. Kevin works with a local electrician to add task lighting to a dark kitchen. The guys play "What Is It" with Jimmy Fallon in Times Square. Roger visits a park built atop an old train line. Tom adds a cable railing system to a deck.
S11 E5: Palm Trees, Combo Boiler
Roger plants several varieties of palm trees in a front yard. The guys ask "What Is It?" Kevin shares information on new light bulbs. Richard replaces an old heating system and hot water heater with a much smaller and more efficient single appliance.
S11 E4: Sod, Wireless Thermostat
Roger helps a homeowner lay sod in his backyard. The guys ask "What Is It?" Tom shares a tip about finding measurements without doing math. Richard installs a wireless thermostat to control a heating system.
S11 E3: Mantel, Leaky Faucet
Tom builds a custom fireplace mantel for a homeowner. Roger shares some tips about garden edging. Richard helps a homeowner repair a leaking kitchen faucet.
S11 E2: Bluestone Patio, Bikes
Roger helps a homeowner install a bluestone patio in an urban backyard. The guys ask "What Is It?" Tom helps a homeowner and her daughter hang their bikes in a small garage.
S11 E1: Shelves, Washing Machine
Tom helps a couple transform stock shelving into a custom built-in. Richard installs a new washing machine valve that will prevent flooding.