Season 8 - Ask This Old House Episodes
Roger Cook kicks off our 8th season by building a cozy campfire pit in a homeowner’s backyard, the guys ask "What is it?" and Tom installs a range hood and microwave over a homeowner’s stovetop.
Tom and Kevin build a basic picnic table using common framing lumber, the guys ask: "What is it?" and Richard helps a homeowner install a new utility sink in a basement laundry area.
Richard replaces a leaky outdoor faucet. Roger shows Kevin how to sharpen a lawn mower blade properly. The guys ask: "What is it?" and Tom and Kevin build custom shelving for a walk-in closet.
Tom repairs a staircase’s wobbly newel post. Richard shows Kevin several methods for cutting rigid pipes and flexible tubing. Roger Cook shows how to reproduce plants from cuttings and by grafting.
Roger shows how to use and maintain string trimmers. Tom and Kevin discuss different types of woodworking clamps. The guys ask: "What is it?" and Kevin helps a homeowner remove her house’s lead paint.
Roger revives a damaged lawn. Tom and Kevin build a simple utility cart out of plywood. Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner fix a clogged kitchen sink drain.
Kevin and Richard install an efficient heat-pump water heater, the guys ask: "What is it?", Roger discusses propane-fueled mosquito traps and Tom installs exterior trim against an uneven chimney.
Richard and Tom help a Detroit homeowner remodel her kitchen with new appliances, countertops, backsplash and even the kitchen sink! Roger Cook shares a tip on improving flower pot drainage.
Tom replaces broken sash locks on vinyl windows. Kevin gets some tips on staining furniture. Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner protect her plants from the ravages of winter.
Tom installs crown molding in a bedroom using an innovative fastening system. The guys ask "What is it?" and Roger and Kevin head outside to replace a rotting cedar fence post.
Richard helps a homeowner cool off his garage workshop with a ductless air conditioning system. The guys ask "What is it?" and Tom eliminates a mysterious leak in a living room ceiling.
Roger conserves water by installing an innovative rainwater collection system. The guys ask "What is it?" and Tom helps homeowners connect two rooms by removing an interior load-bearing wall.
Richard updates a bathroom by installing a new cabinet, countertop, and sink. The guys ask: "What is it?" and Tom and Kevin discuss different types of wall insulation and how each is installed.
Tom helps dress up a fireplace by installing a new mantle and marble hearth, the guys ask "What is it?" and Richard shows Kevin a few ways to improve the appearance of old baseboard heaters.
Richard repairs a broken water softener, the guys ask "What is it?" and Roger helps a homeowner repair and prevent deer damage to his evergreen trees. Tom shares a tip on reducing sanding dust.
Roger improves a concrete retaining wall with wooden lattice and climbing vines, the guys ask, "What is it?" and Tom shows how to flash a newly-installed window. Richard quiets a PVC plumbing vent.
Tom and Kevin build and install new laminate kitchen countertops, the guys ask:"What is it?" and Roger helps a homeowner create a clean border between a garden bed and a lawn using steel edging.
Roger installs stone veneer over an ugly concrete retaining wall, the guys ask: "What is it?" and Richard retrofits dampers in forced-air HVAC ducts. Tom shares a tip about foam-can insulating.
Roger learn about Harvard’s new organic lawn-care program. Kevin makes "compost tea.", the guys ask: "What is it?" and Tom prevents attic mildew by re-routing an improperly vented bathroom fan.
Tom helps a homeowner seal out drafts by installing weather-stripping. Kevin discusses ways to monitor and save electricity. Richard helps a homeowner determine a new heating system’s proper size.
Roger joins plant expert Carrie Kelly to learn about container gardening. Tom and Kevin discuss different flooring. Kevin helps a homeowner install a new rooftop antenna for his digital TV.
Tom Silva helps a pair of homeowners install a new sliding glass door. Afterward, Tom, Kevin O'Connor, landscaper Roger Cook and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?"
Tom installs new aluminum gutters and downspouts, the guys ask, "What is it?" and Richard helps a homeowner install a new energy-efficient clothes washer and dryer.
Roger transforms a small urban backyard into a pleasant outdoor living space, the guys ask, "What is it?" and Tom shows Kevin new ways to install fiber cement siding without creating a lot of dust.
Kevin and an electrician to install a home intercom system, the guys ask, "What is it?" and Richard makes a wood-burning fireplace cleaner and more energy efficient by installing a gas-burning insert.
Roger shows how to attract various bird species. Tom shares various types of interior moldings and their uses, the guys ask "What is it?" and Richard conserves water with a "dual-flush" toilet valve.
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