Season 9 - Ask This Old House Episodes
S9 E12: Energy-Efficient HVAC, Oak-Floor Patch
Richard installs a new forced-air furnace and air conditioning system for a pair of homeowners. Tom helps a homeowner repair damage to her oak flooring caused by a leaky radiator.
S9 E26: Yard Cleanup, Thermostats, Carpet Tiles
Roger and Kevin do some yard clean-up using rakes, blowers and lawn vacuums. Richard shows how HVAC thermostat technology has evolved over the years. Tom installs carpet tiles over a concrete floor.
S9 E25: Vinyl Floor Demo, Salvage Yard, Plumbing Vent
Tom removes a vinyl kitchen floor. Kevin tours an architectural salvage yard for vintage house parts. The guys ask: "What is it?" and Richard eliminates a gurgling sound coming from bathroom plumbing.
S9 E24: Storage Cabinet, Flood Protection
Tom and Kevin build a tool storage cabinet, perfect for any basement or garage. The guys ask "What is it?" Kevin and a damage prevention specialist protect a house from catastrophic floods.
S9 E23: Splitting Logs, Paintbrushes, Basement Sink Pump
Roger shows methods and tools for splitting firewood. The guys ask: "What is it?" and Richard hooks a basement sink to a sewer drain with an electric pump. We choose, use, and care for paintbrushes.
S9 E22: Antique Hardware, Geothermal HVAC
Tom demonstrates how to select and install antique and reproduction door hardware. The guys ask: "What is it?" and Richard shows a homeowner how a geothermal home heating and cooling system works.
S9 E21: Solar Hot Water, Electrical Safety, Deck Posts
Richard installs a new solar water heating system. Scott shows devices designed to make residential electrical systems safer. Kevin and Tom replace rotting support posts underneath a backyard deck.
S9 E20: Outdoor Outlet, Bulbs, Graceland, Drawer Hardware
Kevin installs an outdoor electrical outlet. Roger shows how to plant flower bulbs properly. Kevin tours Graceland. Tom helps a Memphis homeowner replace her old, worn-out kitchen cabinet hardware.
S9 E19: Narrow Garden, DIY Workshop, Fireplace Insert
Roger plants a narrow garden bed near a driveway. The guys conduct home improvement workshops in Memphis, TN, Little Rock, AR, and Tulsa, OK. Richard makes an old fireplace more energy efficient.
S9 E18: Interior Painting, Flood-Safe Water Heater
Kevin shows a few tricks and techniques for painting an interior wall. The guys ask: "What is it?" and Richard installs a water heater with an electronic valve that prevents floods due to water leaks.
S9 E17: Rainwater, Pliers, Insulation
Roger show deals with rainwater from gutters and downspouts. Richard talks about pliers. The guys ask: "What is it?" and Tom insulates an attic floor using fiberglass batts and blown-in insulation.
S9 E16: Deck Building, Deck Fasteners
Tom Silva helps two homeowners complete the construction of their new backyard deck. Then, back in the workshop, Tom shows host Kevin O'Connor a few other types of hidden deck-fastening systems.
S9 E15: Lawn Mowing, Deck Building
Roger Cook shows Kevin O’Connor a few helpful techniques for mowing a lawn. Then, Tom Silva helps two homeowners begin building the backyard deck of their dreams
S9 E14: Bathroom Sink, Concrete Wall
Richard installs a second sink into an existing bathroom vanity. Roger shares a tip that makes yard clean-up easier. Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a large crack in his concrete block foundation.
S9 E13: Chainsaws, Gutter Repair, Bathtub Install
Roger Cook demonstrates safe chainsaw use and a new way to sharpen chains. Tom fixes a leaky rain gutter. The guys ask: "What is it?" and Richard installs a new fiberglass bath and shower enclosure.
S9 E11: Stair Runner Repair, Digging Tools, Recessed Lights
Tom helps repair loose carpeting on a staircase. Roger shows several different types of shovels and other tools for digging. Kevin helps a homeowner install recessed lights in a kitchen ceiling.
S9 E10: Radiant Heat, Drywall Corners, Wheelbarrows
Richard installs radiant heat tubing underneath a kitchen floor. The guys ask: "What is it?" and Tom shows how to apply joint compound to drywall corners. Roger shows properly wheelbarrow use.
S9 E9: Patio Repair, Rusty Bulkhead
Roger repairs an uneven stone patio. The guys ask: "What is it?" and Kevin and painting contractor Mauro Henrique help a homeowner repaint a rusty metal bulkhead door.
S9 E8: Storm Door, Soldering, Privet Hedge
Tom installs a new energy-efficient storm door. Richard shows Kevin how to cut and solder copper plumbing pipes and fittings. Roger helps a homeowner reduce the size of an overgrown privet hedge.
S9 E7: Circular Patio, Repointing Brick Steps
Roger builds a new circular patio and fire pit. The guys ask: "What is it?" and Tom and Kevin head outside to repair a set of brick stairs.
S9 E6: Groundcover, Baseboard Heat, Electrical Box
Roger discusses different types of groundcover. Richard warms up a living room by installing hydronic baseboard heaters. Tom shows a new product that marks and cuts electrical outlets in wallboard.
S9 E5: Accessible Garden Bed, Roof Vent Repair
Roger builds a raised garden bed that is accessible by wheelchair. Then, general contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner how to repair a leak in his roof caused by a worn-out plumbing vent gasket.
S9 E4: Windowsill Replacement, Limited Mobility Garden Tools
Tom helps repair a rotted windowsill. The guys ask: "What is it?" and Roger shows Kevin gardening tools designed for people with limited mobility. Richard helps a homeowner install an outdoor faucet.
S9 E3: Attic Door, Faucet Wrench, Doorbell Repair
Tom creates a new doorway into an unused attic. The guys ask, "What is it?" and Richard a tip on creating a faucet wrench from a PVC pipe. Kevin and an electrician help repair a broken doorbell.
S9 E2: Baluster Install, Stone Footpath
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install balusters on his new staircase. The guys ask: "What is it?" and Roger helps a homeowner install a new stone footpath.
S9 E1: Sink Install, Workshop Tools, Mulch
Richard kicks off the 9th season of Ask This Old House by helping install a new kitchen sink. Tom shows some tools no home workshop should be without. Roger rescues a tree from "volcano mulching."