Season 6 - Ask This Old House Episodes
S6 E4: Flood Prevention, Foundation Plants, Epoxy Repairs
Richard shows plumbing devices which prevent in-home floods. Roger replaces overgrown shrubs with "foundation plantings." The guys ask, "What is it?" Tom repairs a rotted windowsill using a two-part epoxy.
S6 E26: Toilet Tank, Watering a Lawn, Bookcase
Richard shows how to replace the parts inside a toilet tank, Roger shares tips on above-ground sprinklers and lawn watering, and Tom shows how to build a plywood bookcase.
S6 E25: Pressure Reducing Valve, Grass, Cabinet Crown Molding
Richard installs a "pressure reducing valve." Roger discusses which types of grass are best for climates and conditions. The guys ask "What is it?" Tom installs crown molding on kitchen cabinets.
S6 E24: Life and Work of Tile Expert Joe Ferrante
This special episode is dedicated to the life and work of tile expert Joe Ferrante. Joe worked on many projects for This Old House and Ask This Old House over 20 years.
S6 E23: Lawn Over-Seeding, Home Sale, Ceiling Leak
Roger shows how to improve a lawn with a "slice seeder." Richard and Tom share how to drive a nail in a tight spot. Kevin gives tips on preparing a home for sale. Richard fixes a ceiling water leak.
S6 E22: Granite Steps, Deadbolt Locks, Pipe Repair
Roger replaces a set of rotten wooden stairs with granite. Kevin O'Connor shows the latest technology for deadbolt locks. Richard helps a homeowner replace leaky polybutylene pipes in his house.
S6 E21: Mortise Lockset, Pellet Stove, Gas-Free Lawn Mowers
Tom installs an old mortised lockset on a new door. Richard helps a homeowner install a pellet stove Roger shows Kevin several different types of lawn mowers which do not require gasoline.
S6 E20: The Kids Show: Soccer Goal, Stilts, Sandbox
Richard shows kids how to build a soccer goal using PVC pipes. Tom demonstrates how to build a pair of stilts. Roger shows a family how to build a sandbox and make replicas of fossils.
S6 E19: Attic Insulation, Landscape Lighting, Kitchen Faucet
Tom shows how to save energy and money by increasing attic insulation. Roger makes a walkway safer by adding low-voltage landscape lighting. Richard replaces a homeowner’s old kitchen faucet.
S6 E18: Water Softening, Fiber-Cement Siding
Richard helps a pair of Arizona homeowners install a new water softening system. Tom Silva shows a homeowner how to install fiber-cement shingles on his new backyard shed.
S6 E17: Soil Test, Water Supply Pipes
Roger helps a homeowner improve her lawn, starting with a simple soil test. The guys ask "What is it?" Richard and Kevin visit a home center to identify several different types of water supply pipes.
S6 E16: Skylight, 3-Way Light Switch
Tom shows a homeowner how to replace a leaking skylight. The guys ask "What is it?" Electrician Peg Preble shows Kevin how to troubleshoot and repair a faulty 3-way light switch.
S6 E15: Dishwasher Smells, Rose Bush, Saw Blade
Richard solves a smelly dishwasher. The guys ask "What is it?" Roger helps a homeowner transplant a rose bush. Tom shows Kevin the proper way to change a circular saw blade.
S6 E14: Radiator Control Valves, Refrigerator Install
Richard helps a homeowner control her radiator’s temperature. The guys ask "What is it?" Tom helps squeeze a new refrigerator into an opening that's too small. Roger tames a tangle of bungee cords.
S6 E13: Vinyl Fence, Garage Floor Epoxy
Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a new vinyl fence. Then host Kevin O'Connor heads to Omaha, Nebraska, where he helps install a protective epoxy coating on a homeowner's garage floor.
S6 E12: Grading, Inside Walls, Bathtub Stopper
Roger shows Kevin several ways to determine the grade, or pitch, of a landscape. The guys ask "What is it?" Richard repairs a bathtub. Tom and Richard "see" what's inside a wall.
S6 E11: Cracked Flagstone, Replacing an Electric Range
Roger replaces cracked flagstone front steps with bluestone. The guys ask "What is it?" Then, Richard visits a serious cook and helps her replace her old electric stove with a new gas range.
S6 E10: Roof Runoff, Refinishing Hardwood Floors
Roger shows an Oregon homeowner an innovative way to handle storm-water runoff. The guys ask "What is it?" Then, Tom shows a homeowner how to refinish her hardwood floors.
S6 E9: Christmas Trees, Caulking a Window
Roger picks the perfect Christmas tree and shares tips for keeping it healthy throughout the holidays. The guys ask "What is it?" And Tom shows the proper way to caulk a leaky window.
S6 E8: Play Area, Space Heaters, Bath Fan
Roger transforms a backyard into a low-maintenance play area for children. The guys ask "What is it?" Richard shows Kevin how to choose the right portable space heater. Tom fixes a bathroom fan.
S6 E7: Home Energy Savings
In this episode: energy-efficient replacement windows, reducing the energy needed for heating water and improving heating and air conditioning systems to reduce electrical consumption.
S6 E6: Tree Removal, Door Trim
Roger Cook removes an old tree that threatens to fall on a homeowner’s house. The guys ask, "What is it?" and Tom brings some character into a room by installing wood trim around a plain doorway.
S6 E5: Disposers, Exterior Paint Stripping, Cutting Joists
Richard fixes a jammed kitchen garbage disposal. The guys ask, "What is it?" Kevin learns how to remove exterior paint from cedar siding. Tom shows the do's and don’ts of cutting holes in joists.
S6 E3: Replacing a Toilet Flange and Plaster Repair
Richard helps a homeowner replace a toilet’s broken cast-iron "closet flange". The guys ask, "What is it?", Tom helps a homeowner repair a cracked plaster and Roger shares a tip on digging holes.
S6 E2: Carpentry Squares, Brick Patio
Tom Silva shows Kevin O'Connor a few different types of "squares" used for general carpentry. The guys ask, "What is it?" and Roger helps a homeowner build a new patio using concrete paving bricks.
S6 E1: Bathtub Drain, Ceiling Repair
Richard heads to Cleveland, Ohio to help a homeowner replace a bathtub drain trap. Tom helps a homeowner repair a cracked drywall ceiling. Then the guys ask, "What is it?"