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Ask This Old House

Pendant Lighting/Care for Succulents (#703)

Kevin O'Connor brightens up a couple's kitchen. Plant expert Carrie Kelly cares for cactus plants. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and guest experts make personal HOUSE calls, guiding viewers through home improvement techniques.

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  • Episode #101

    Fix a leak in a 20-year-old dishwasher and cut back stair treads to make more ceiling headroom. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #102

    Homeowner look for ways to mend damaged garden hoses and get shopping tips for basic plumbing tools. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #103

    On the road again! General contractor Tom Silva visits homeowners who are in search of a modest way to hide their ugly back stoop. Back in the barn loft he shows new adhesives and fasteners as well as traditional decking options homeowners can consider when planning a deck. Another homeowner writes in who has a backyard full of mosquitoes. Landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Steve Thomas demonstrate a new product that promises to rid homeowners of the problem and the itch once and for all! [26 minutes]

  • Episode #104

    At the Ask This Old House barn loft, host Steve Thomas consults painting contractor Jim Clark on a letter from a homeowner looking for ways to clean and maintain old paintbrushes. General contractor Tom Silva makes a Housecall to a young couple that need help filling in the gaps in their 160-year-old pine floor. Tom shows them how sisal and jute rope do the job. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #105

    From the Ask This Old House barn loft, general contractor Tom Silva and host Steve Thomas demonstrate two types of floor sanders: a traditional drum sander and a random orbital sander. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to an historic district in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a House call and helps a viewer replace a corroded pipe. Back in the barn loft, Tom gives Steve a lesson in proper caulking technique. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #106

    Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva makes a House call to a young couple who need help repairing a cracked plaster ceiling in their condominium. At the barn loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Steve Thomas respond to a homeowner's inquiry on how to rebuild a toilet to prevent it from continuously filling. Landscape contractor Roger Cook is also on the road visiting a homeowner and helping them to remove an old tree stump from the front yard with a stump grinder. Back in the loft, Tom replaces a broke pane of glass and reglazes a window sash. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #107

    Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva hits the road and visits a homeowner with a sagging floor. Together, they jack up the failing beam, pour new concrete footings, and install several new lally columns. Back at the barn loft, landscape contractor Roger consults with chainsaw expert Tim Ard and answers a viewer's question on the best ways to sharpen and maintain saws. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #108

    At the Ask This Old House loft, general contractor Tom Silva shows host Steve Thomas how to cut wooden bung holes and install them in decking. Painter Jim Clark visits a homeowner to demonstrate why the new paint in her bathroom is cracking and peeling. Back in the barn loft, the Ask This Old House crew examines two unfamiliar objects while trying to guess what they're used for, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey then describes different types of plumbing torches. To wrap-up, Tom rings the doorbell of a young couple in need of a House call to help them build an attractive outdoor lattice. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #109

    General contractor Tom Silva hits the road on a House call and replaces a rotting basement window and installs a new dryer vent for a homeowner. Back in the Ask This Old House loft, painting expert Jim Clark shows the proper technique for painting a pre-hung six-panel door. Electrician Allen Gallant visits homeowners and installs a new power outlet in their dining room, and landscape contractor Roger Cook shows host Steve Thomas how to replace the string on a weed trimmer. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #110

    In the Ask This Old House loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Steve Thomas take apart an old washing machine to determine why it it's making a loud rumbling sound. Landscape contractor Roger Cook pays a visit to a homeowner and uses a pressure washer to clean off his slippery brick walkway. Back in the loft, Steve, general contractor Tom Silva, Roger, and Richard examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Tom demonstrates different types of spirit levels, and Richard sets out to help a homeowner with a leaky kitchen faucet. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #111

    In the Ask This Old House loft, landscape contractor Roger Cook and garden tool expert Paul Schneider discuss different types of hand pruners. General contractor Tom Silva helps two homeowners repair and reinstall their broken shutters. Back in the loft, host Steve Thomas, Tom, Roger, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Richard shows Steve several models of instantaneous water heaters, and they then visit a local homeowner to examine his tankless hot water system. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #112

    In the Ask This Old House loft, general contractor Tom Silva shows different types of store-bought sawhorses and teaches host Steve Thomas how to build a pair from scratch. Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey hits the road and installs a new frost-proof outdoor faucet for a homeowner. Back in the loft, Steve, Tom, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and Richard examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Roger visits a homeowner and demonstrates how to collect and compost leaves. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #113

    In the loft, painting contractor Jim Clark shows the several different types of paint sprayers and demonstrates the proper technique for using a sprayer to paint a shutter. Host Steve Thomas enlists the help of chimney expert Mark Schaub to replace a broken fireplace damper for Abby Yozell of Sherborn, Massachusetts. Back in the loft, Steve, general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Then, Steve and Roger head outside to demonstrate different ways to split logs for firewood. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #114

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits homeowners Stacey and Dick Davis in Concord, Massachusetts, and installs a new shower faucet that will eliminate the chance of scalding. Landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Steve Thomas head outside to test the latest robotic lawn mowers. General contractor Tom Silva and an animal control expert visit Judy O'Gara in Millis, Massachusetts, and help her "critter-proof" her house. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #115

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps homeowner Mark Wegener remove the ivy covering on his home in Madison, Wisconsin. Back in the loft, Roger, host Steve Thomas, general contractor Tom Silva, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Tom then helps homeowner Christian Hansen replace the window in his third-floor condominium bathroom in Brighton, Massachusetts. Afterward, Tom explains the proper way to measure for a replacement window. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #116

    In the loft, painting contractor Jim Clark shows host Steve Thomas the proper way to paint the exterior of a double-hung window. Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps homeowners Paul and Claire Blumenfeld aerate and fertilize their lawn at their Arlington, Massachusetts, home. Then Roger, Steve, general contractor Tom Silva, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Tom then shows Steve different ways to hang a picture on a hollow wall. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #117

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits Boston homeowner Deb Rosenbloom and installs an automatic water shut-off valve on her combination washer/dryer. Then Richard, general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Steve Thomas examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Tom then shows Steve the proper technique for preparing drywall joints and Richard discusses different types of plumbing torches. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #118

    General contractor Tom Silva visits homeowners Roy and Sandra Lynn of Concord, Massachusetts, and shows them several products that are designed to keep leaves and other debris out of rain gutters. Then Tom, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Steve Thomas examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Richard makes a House call to Burlington, Massachusetts, homeowners Steve and Maureen Parker and helps them repair their wobbly toilet. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #119

    General contractor Tom Silva helps Concord, Massachusetts, homeowner John Hill prevent drafts near his windows by installing insulation around the weight pockets. Then Tom, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Steve Thomas examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Richard makes a House call to help homeowner John Johnstone of Billerica, Massachusetts, install a sewage ejection pump for a new basement toilet. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #120

    General contractor Tom Silva helps Beverly, Massachusetts, homeowners Annette Ritchie and Charlie Bubar remove the aluminum siding around their window and repair the damaged sill. Back in the loft, Tom, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Steve Thomas examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Painting expert Jim Clark shows Steve how to use different types of paint rollers while Roger and knife sharpening expert Stan Watson use several different sharpening stones to sharpen kitchen knives. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #121

    Host Steve Thomas and landscape contractor Roger Cook head outside to demonstrate different types of snow shovels and snow throwers. Back in the Ask This Old House loft, Steve, Roger, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Tom then visits homeowner Bernice Robinson of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and helps her repair the broken sash cords on an old window. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #122

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey examines Peabody, Massachusetts, homeowner Kerry Goodwin's leaky shower tub faucet. Together, they purchase the replacement parts from a local plumbing supply company and repair the fixture. Then, back in the loft, Richard, general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Steve Thomas examine an unfamiliar object and try to guess how it's used. Painting expert Jim Clark helps Beverly, Massachusetts, homeowners Kathleen and Kevin O'Connor remove painted wallpaper. And back in the loft, Tom and Steve demonstrate several hot glue guns, including a new cordless model. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #123

    General Contractor Tom Silva installs crown molding with Malden, Massachusetts, homeowners Sheila and Karen Fitzpatrick. Back in the loft, Tom, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Steve Thomas examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Then, Richard helps a Chicago-area homeowner install insulation to prevent his bathroom pipes from freezing. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #124

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey is off to Chicago to help homeowner Dave Skena install a new garbage disposer. Back in the loft, Richard, general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Steve Thomas examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Outside the barn, Roger and hearing protection expert Dr. Mark Stephenson test the decibel level of several power tools. Inside, they show Tom several new types of hearing protection. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #125

    General contractor Tom Silva helps Chicago-area homeowners Daryl and Catherine Katauskas repair their exterior door jamb by installing a dutchman. Back in the loft, Tom, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Steve Thomas examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Then Richard prevents a basement from flooding by installing a leak sensor and automatic water shut-off valve on a water heater. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #126

    In the loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows host Steve Thomas several different ways to clear a toilet stoppage. Then Richard, Steve, general contractor Tom Silva and landscape contractor Roger Cook examine an unfamiliar object and try to guess how it's used. Tom and Lexington, Massachusetts, homeowner Tom Flannery install a new set of folding attic stairs, and Roger shows Steve how to start tomato plants from seeds. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #201

    New host Kevin O'Connor arrives at the barn (a little late) and meets landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva. Roger, Richard, and Tom welcome Kevin to the team and put him right to work. First, Tom and Kevin discuss different types of deadbolts and demonstrate how to install one on a solid wood door. Then Roger makes a House call to help homeowner Paul Garside in Watertown, Massachusetts, trim his hedges. In Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Richard and Kevin visit homeowner Jinny Troiano to fix a heating system that can't provide enough hot water to fill a bathtub. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #202

    General contractor Tom Silva visits homeowner Christian Dierkes in Arlington, Massachusetts, to help him secure a shaky newel post at the top of his stairway. Back in the loft, Tom, landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess quirky objects during a "What is it?" segment. Then Richard makes a House call and finds a 50-year-old water heater that's dangerously close to the end of its life. Just in time, he replaces it with a new model designed to meet strict, new national safety regulations. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #203

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps Arlington, Massachusetts, homeowner Molly Simmons turn her neglected slate walkway back into an attractive and safe footpath. Back in the loft, Roger, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess quirky objects during a "What is it?" segment. Then in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Richard helps homeowner Mark Harney diagnose and repair a frustrating leak in a fiberglass shower stall. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #204

    General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O'Connor how to repair different size holes in drywall. Tom and Kevin are then joined by plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook as they try to guess quirky objects during a " What is it?" segment. Making a House call in Newton, Massachusetts, Richard helps homeowner Kent Portney replace a large 1920's wall-mounted toilet with a new model designed to fit his existing flange. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #205

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps Cambridge, Massachusetts, homeowner Rob Faris install a backyard drywell to handle the torrent of the rainfall from his roof gutters. Back in the loft, Roger, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess quirky objects during a " What is it?" segment. Then Tom makes a House call to Newton, Massachusetts, and shows homeowners Sal and Joanne Scarpato how to install a safety grab bar in their bathtub. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #206

    General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O'Connor how to install interior window trim, including the stool, stops, apron, and casing. Landscape contractor Roger Cook enlists the help of landscape architect Tom Wirth to help homeowner Marie Gibbs in Canton, Massachusetts, hide a group of unsightly utility boxes in front of her reproduction saltbox style house. Back in the loft, Roger, Kevin, Tom, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey try to guess quirky objects during a "What is it?" segment. Then, Richard shows homeowner Rick Thompson and his mother Jeanne in Revere, Massachusetts, a simple fix for the broken spray hose on their kitchen faucet. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #207

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps homeowner Roseann Ferrini in Westwood, Massachusetts, replace the ailing grass in her front yard with a new groundcover of ivy and pachysandra. Then, general contractor Tom Silva is off to Florida to help Miami homeowner Marc Jacobson open his double-hung windows that are painted and swollen shut. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #208

    General contractor Tom Silva helps homeowners John and Mary Kiley in Westwood, Massachusetts replace the wall-to-wall carpeting in their son's bedroom with a cost effective pre-finished hardwood floor. Back in the loft, Tom explains the pros and cons of different types of floors, including pre-finished engineered floors, laminates, and hardwoods. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Minneapolis, Minnesota, to help homeowner Anne McCandless replace a rusty bathroom sink stopper. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #209

    In Woburn, Massachusetts, landscape contractor Roger Cook teaches homeowner Brian Grace the trick to removing poison ivy from his backyard without using herbicides. Back in the loft, Roger, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva, and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Then, Tom makes a House call to homeowner Dan Nutton to weave new cedar shingles on an outside corner of his house in Lowell, Massachusetts. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #210

    With the help of chimney expert Mark Schaub, homeowner Terry Peterson in Dracut, Massachusetts, repairs the water heater flue in his chimney, keeping fireplace smoke from entering the basement. Back in the loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Making a House call, Richard visits homeowner Ajay Chebbi to install an "anti-sweat" valve to prevent condensation on a toilet tank. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #211

    Unable to install a handrail in his split-level stairway, homeowner Leverett Flint in Winchester, Massachusetts, solves the problem with help from general contractor Tom Silva. Back in the loft, Tom, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Then, in Melrose, Massachusetts, Roger shows homeowners Mario and Jennifer Finocchiaro how to transplant a large Rhododendron to another area of their yard. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #212

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook travels to Agua Dulce, the California desert outside of Los Angeles, to repair homeowner Sherry Steele's drip irrigation system. With the help of specialist Bob Galbreath, they fix the system and restore water to the plants surrounding her home. Back in the loft, Roger, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva, and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Making a House call to Melrose, Massachusetts, Richard and tile expert Joe Ferrante help homeowner Bobby DiFraia repair his leaky bathtub once and for all. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #213

    Eager for a House call, viewer Matthew Guski from Chicago, Illinois, works with general contractor Tom Silva to silence the squeaky hardwood floors in his apartment. Back in the loft, Tom, landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Then, Roger helps homeowner Melanie Hale build a set of timber stairs on a short slope of her front yard in Amesbury, Massachusetts. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #214

    In North Reading, Massachusetts, landscape contractor Roger Cook helps homeowner Anthony Manupelli install a beautiful brick walkway in front of his home. Back in the loft, Roger explains how to use a screed to create a level surface in a bed of sand. Then, Roger, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and host Kevin O'Connor try guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Responding to a viewer's e-mail, Tom teaches Kevin different ways to cut a perfect miter in wood trim. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #215

    General contractor Tom Silva travels to Venice, California, to help homeowners Brandon and Marlene Gauthier fix their stubborn sliding closet doors. Back at the loft, Tom, landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and host Kevin O' Connor try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Then, Richard answers a viewer's question about electric radiant floor heat. On a House call, Kevin and preservation specialist Sally Zimmerman show Melrose, Massachusetts, homeowners Rick and Mimi Woods how to select exterior paint colors for their Queen Anne Victorian. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #216

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and water specialist Mike Barone show homeowner Marcia Coffin in Sudbury, Massachusetts how to examine her water quality and discuss installing a water softener and filter. Back at the loft, Richard, general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and host Kevin O'Connor guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Then, Tom makes a House call to an apartment in Newton, Massachusetts, to help Alison O'Maley replace a rotten board in her oak hardwood flooring. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #217

    General contractor Tom Silva shows homeowner Meg Picornell of Sudbury, Massachusetts, how to snake wires through an exterior wall of her house. Back at the loft, Tom, landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and host Kevin O' Connor try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Then, Roger teaches Kevin the best way to plant a magnolia tree. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #218

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook teaches Haverhill, Massachusetts homeowner Joe Walsh how to protect his shrubs from the ravages of hungry deer. Back in the loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey answers a viewer's question about PVC pipe connections. Then, Roger, Richard, general contractor Tom Silva, and host Kevin O' Connor try guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Heading to Concord, Massachusetts, Tom helps the Ryan family fix a shower door that won't close properly. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #219

    In need of a tutorial, host Kevin O'Connor learns from general contractor Tom Silva how to cut a pane of glass properly. Then in Carlisle, Massachusetts, landscape contractor Roger Cook plants climbing vines to soften the look of the homeowner's fieldstone wall. Back in the loft, Tom, Roger, Kevin, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Then, Richard helps viewers Elisabeth and Fritz Nelson install a portable air conditioning unit in their attic apartment in Rowley, Massachusetts. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #220

    In the hope of saving money on heating costs this winter, homeowner George Dailey from Lancaster, Massachusetts, calls on plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey to install a new programmable thermostat. Back at the loft, Richard, general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Then, Tom shows homeowner Cristen Farrell how to repair a cracked plaster and lath wall in her Andover, Massachusetts, home. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #221

    In the Watertown, Massachusetts, apartment of Liz and Denny Bromley, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey replaces an air vent and repairs the shut-off valve on a steam radiator. Back at the loft, Richard, general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Then, Roger helps a Pepperell, Massachusetts, homeowner prepare his raised garden beds for the winter. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #222

    Off on a House call, general contractor Tom Silva helps Somerville, Massachusetts, homeowners Rachel and Jason Evans install a curved basecap molding in their stairwell. Then master electrician Allen Gallant shows host Kevin O'Connor how to purchase electrical wire by the foot. Back at the loft, Tom, Kevin, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Looking for more than just foliage from their maple trees, the Gilfeather family from Topsfield, Massachusetts, learns from Roger how to collect sap and turn it into maple syrup. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #223

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Framingham, Massachusetts, to show homeowner Scott Wadland how to prepare his bathroom for remodeling. After the bathroom is transformed, Richard returns to help Scott install radiant heat. Back in the loft, Richard, general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Stumped on how to prepare his aluminum siding for a new paint job, homeowner John Chernis from Arlington, Massachusetts, learns the right technique from painting expert Jim Clark. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #224

    In Watertown, Massachusetts, master electrician Allen Gallant shows Kimberly Mascaro how to install track lighting in the kitchen of her condominium. In the loft, landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva, and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Then, Richard heads to Everett, Massachusetts, to show frustrated homeowners John and Leigh LaCorcia how to quiet their noisy baseboard heaters. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #225

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey examines the corroded copper pipes of Medford, Massachusetts homeowner Richard Bradley. With the help of a materials engineer, they identify the source of the corrosion: a rusty hot water heater. Back in the loft, Richard, general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Then, to conserve energy during a bitterly cold winter, homeowner Josh Frances from Stoneham, Massachusetts, learns from Tom how to replace the worn-out weather stripping around his kitchen door. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #226

    When a gust of wind blew the storm door off of Dennis and Brenda Finn's Wilmington, Massachusetts, home, they wrote to Ask This Old House for help. General contractor Tom Silva answers the call, showing them how to repair the damaged jamb and install a new storm door. Back in the loft, Tom, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess quirky objects in the "What is it?" segment. Then, Roger helps Kevin choose the right garden tools for his spring cleanup. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #301

    Our first House call takes us to Beverly, Massachusetts, where landscape contractor Roger Cook helps smooth out a few rough edges on a lawn for new homeowners Todd and Chrissy Fratzel. Then, it's up to the Ask This Old House loft for a lesson or two on drill bits from general contractor Tom Silva. While inside, Tom, Roger, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it?" Then, Kevin visits the pros - Boston's own firefighters - to learn all about fire extinguishers. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #302

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey makes a House call in Wellesley, Massachusetts to help homeowner Ziad Tarawneh replace the trap under his bathroom sink. Then, back in the loft, landscape contractor Roger Cook shows host Kevin O'Connor a few design options for laying out a brick walkway. Later, general contractor Tom Silva shows homeowners Rudd Coffey and Melissa Liazos of Watertown, Massachusetts how to make their cracked plaster ceiling look like new by covering it with drywall. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #303

    Outside the loft, landscape contractor Roger Cook mends a few fences with teenage neighbor Amanda Rao. Back in the loft, Roger, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it?" Then Richard gets a homeowner out of hot water by fixing an anti-scald mixing valve in her shower. And, later, Tom shows us how to upgrade an old drill by installing a "keyless" chuck. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #304

    General contractor Tom Silva visits homeowners David and Patti Dobrindt in Milton, Massachusetts to help them cut a pass-through in their kitchen wall. Then Tom, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it?" In West Roxbury, Massachusetts Rich solves the mystery of the continuously-running toilet for homeowner Peter Fay. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #305

    General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O'Connor how to remove bolts and screws with stripped or damaged heads. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook visits homeowner Lauren Speisman of Waltham, Massachusetts, to help create an edge along a concrete walkway using "jumbo" cobblestones. Back in the loft, Tom, Roger, Kevin and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What is it?" as they identify unknown objects. Then Tom heads to Wenham, Massachusetts, to help homeowner Francine Molay jack-up the roof of her front porch and fix a rotting post. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #306

    General contractor Tom Silva helps spruce up the front of homeowner Stacy Keller's Acton, Massachusetts house by building window boxes for flowers. Then Tom, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor ask "What is it?" as they identify unknown objects in the ASK THIS OLD HOUSE loft. Off to Needham, Massachusetts, Roger installs sod in homeowner Peter Burdick's backyard, giving him a new lawn just in time for his family's annual barbecue. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #307

    Extend the life of a hot water heater by replacing the sacrificial anode rod. Install a "cricket." [26 minutes]

  • Episode #308

    General contractor Tom Silva helps homeowners Rich and Sarah Paisner of Brighton, Massachusetts, get organized by installing adjustable shelves on the wall of their den. Back in the loft, Tom, along with plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor ask "What is it?" as they identify unknown objects. Then, Roger is joined by soil expert Roberta Clark from the University of Massachusetts for some tips on testing soil before planting. In Tewksbury, Massachusetts, Richard gets homeowner Paige Impink into some hot water by installing a hot water re-circulator pump in her upstairs bathroom. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #309

    Inside the loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey gives host Kevin O'Connor some key lessons on leaky valves and how to repair them. Then, general contractor Tom Silva heads to Waltham, Massachusetts, to help homeowners David Anderson and Alicia Beneteau replace an old, rusty cellar door with a new fiberglass model. Back in the loft, Tom and Rich, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, and host Kevin O'Connor, ask, "What is it?" as they identify unknown objects. Then, Roger heads to Carlisle, Massachusetts, to help homeowner Christine Dinardo repair a leaky drip irrigation hose. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #310

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits Stephen Davidson of Littleton, Massachusetts, to find the source of a mysterious "fog horn" sound coming from his plumbing system. In the ASK THIS OLD HOUSE loft, Rich, general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it?" as they identify unknown objects. Tom demonstrates the three basic cuts necessary to install crown molding. Off to Cambridge, Massachusetts, tile contractor Joe Ferrante helps homeowner Brandon Ingersoll replace some broken bathroom tiles that are difficult to match. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #311

    Outside the barn, host Kevin O'Connor learns about ladder safety from expert John Drengenberg. Back in the loft, Kevin, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask, "What is it?" as they identify unknown objects. Then, Roger rebuilds a crumbling retaining wall with homeowner Colin White of Wakefield, Massachusetts, using interlocking concrete blocks. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #312

    General contractor Tom Silva heads to sunny Los Angeles, California, where he helps homeowner Joshua Tano repair some cracked stucco on the exterior of his house. Back in the loft, Tom, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it?" as they identify unknown objects. Back in New England, Roger shows Kevin how to keep a lawnmower humming all summer long by cleaning underneath the deck. In Bedford, Massachusetts, Richard helps water-logged homeowner Karen Kostegan install a pump to remove condensate from her basement dehumidifier. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #313

    Landscape Contractor Roger Cook re-seeds a damaged lawn for homeowner Mary Brintnall of Beverly, Massachusetts. Back in the loft, Roger, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it"? Then, Richard heads to the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights, Michigan to install a new kitchen sink for homeowners Donna and Tim Mackey. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #314

    General contractor Tom Silva heads to the windy city suburb of Park Ridge, Illinois, where he helps homeowner Richard Westphal replace the broken window pane in an exterior door. Back in the loft, Tom and glass expert Larry Rosenfield show host Kevin O'Connor different types of safety glass. Afterwards, Tom and Kevin, along with plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscaping contractor Roger Cook ask, "What is it"? Then Roger is off to Brookline, Massachusetts to "let the sunshine in" for homeowner Elizabeth Choi by pruning her Pin Oak tree with the help of arborist Matt Foti. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #315

    General contractor Tom Silva helps homeowner Tarah Hirschey of Wellesley, Massachusetts make her old windows more efficient by installing new storm windows. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook offers tips for getting your shrubs ready for winter. Afterwards, Tom and Roger, along with plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and host Kevin O'Connor ask "What is it?" in the Ask This Old House loft. Finally, Richard heads to New York City where he meets up with home inspector Stephen Gladstone and homeowners Roy and Sophia Pachecano for some potentially life-saving lessons on carbon monoxide detectors. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #316

    In the Ask This Old House loft, general contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O'Connor a few ways to recreate different moulding profiles. Then, landscaping contractor Roger Cook heads to Skokie, Illinois where he has some "uplifting" advice for a homeowner with a sinking brick patio. After that, Tom and Roger are joined by plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O'Connor to guess "What is it?" in the Ask This Old House loft. Then, painting contractor Jim Clark shows Kevin and homeowner Caroline Pooler of Andover, Massachusetts a new way to strip wallpaper. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #317

    Homeowner Martin D'Agostino of Swampscott, Massachusetts receives a visit from general contractor Tom Silva who shows him how to repair and replace his rotting deck balusters. Then, Tom, along with plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and host Kevin O'Connor, ask "What is it?" in the Ask This Old House loft. Afterwards, Richard heads off to Salem, Massachusetts to hook up a refrigerator's ice-maker and water dispenser for homeowner Joe Cole. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #318

    In the barn loft, plumbing and heating expert Rich Trethewey "clears up" the mysteries of clogged bathtub drains. Then, general contractor Tom Silva helps Marblehead, Massachusetts homeowner Terry Lavelle replace his double-hung window weights with spring loaded sash balancers. Afterwards, Tom shows host Kevin O'Connor how to insulate the empty window weight pockets to prevent cold winter drafts. Then Tom, Rich, and Kevin, along with landscaping contractor Roger Cook ask, "What is it?" Finally, Roger helps a very thoughtful tenant, Brett Campbell of Arlington, Massachusetts, plant a low-maintenance garden for his elderly landlady. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #319

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook shows homeowner Doug Ferguson of Hudson, Massachusetts, how to recycle his yard waste through composting. They visit a compost bin test site where they meet compost expert Ann McGovern from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Then Roger and general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O' Connor ask, "What is it?" in the ASK THIS OLD HOUSE loft. Later, Richard helps homeowner Kate Smukler of Arlington, Massachusetts, remove an old cast-iron house trap on her main sewer line so that a clog can be easily cleared. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #320

    General contractor Tom Silva helps homeowner Mark Andrews of Charlestown, Massachusetts, level an uneven concrete floor so that he can install hardwood flooring. Then Tom and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it?" in the ASK THIS OLD HOUSE loft. Then, Richard shows homeowner Jenna Williams of Rex, Georgia, a simple repair for a leaky water shut-off valve. Up in the loft, Tom teaches Kevin about air-compressors and how to select the right one for the job. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #321

    General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O'Connor what's inside a typical residential electrical service panel. Then, master electrician Allen Gallant helps homeowner Steve Bankowitz of Burlington, Massachusetts, install a new 220-volt receptacle in his garage-turned-woodshop. Landscape contractor Roger Cook shows Kevin what types of hand tools every home gardener should own. Then, the crew asks "What is it?" in the ASK THIS OLD HOUSE loft. Later, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps homeowner Scott Jones of Arlington, Massachusetts, install a macerating toilet in his basement. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #322

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook heads down to Alpharetta, Georgia, to help homeowner Dale Eneberg shop for a new riding lawnmower. Then Roger, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it?" in the ASK THIS OLD HOUSE loft. Later, Tom replaces a rotting wooden threshold for homeowners Steve Chapman and Maggie Hale of Arlington, Massachusetts. Back in the loft, Richard shows Kevin how garbage disposers work and explains how to keep them working like new. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #323

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps homeowner Tom Pulkowski of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, clear a clogged vent stack with the aid of a fiberoptic plumbing snake. Then Richard, landscape contractor Roger Cook, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O' Connor ask, "What is it?" in the ASK THIS OLD HOUSE loft. Off to a HOUSE call, Roger helps homeowner Dennis Cronin of Duxbury, Massachusetts, build an ice skating rink in his backyard. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #324

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps homeowners Sharie and Katherine of Arlington, Massachusetts, install an electronic air cleaner on their forced-air furnace. Then landscape contractor Roger Cook shows host Kevin O'Connor some tools and materials for removing ice from concrete walkways. Finally, general contractor Tom Silva shows homeowner Enza of Swampscott, Massachusetts, how to properly vent a bathroom fan to the outside of the house. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #325

    In the loft, general contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O'Connor a few tricks for using one of the most basic tools, a tape measure. Master electrician Allen Gallant visits homeowner Kristen Berger of Leominster, Massachusetts, and brightens up a dimly lit basement with new fluorescent fixtures. Then Tom and Kevin, along with plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook, ask, "What is it?" in the ASK THIS OLD HOUSE loft. Later, Kevin shows Roger a software package that can be used to create a three-dimensional landscape plan. Lastly, Richard makes a HOUSE call to homeowner Wendy Smith in Duxbury, Massachusetts, and shows her how to replace the banged-up aluminum cover on an old baseboard heater. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #326

    General contractor Tom Silva makes a HOUSE call to Atlanta, Georgia, to show homeowner Terry Andrews how to use masonry fasteners to install window boxes on his brick townhouse. Next, Tom, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it?" in the ASK THIS OLD HOUSE loft. Then Richard shows Kevin several different ways to make copper pipe connections, including a new solderless system. Lastly, Roger helps homeowner Alan Lear of Carlisle, Massachusetts, install a perimeter drain to catch rainwater running off his roof. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #401

    The fourth season of Ask This Old House kicks off with a House call from landscape contractor Roger Cook who guides a homeowner through the repair of a loose flagstone in his mortared front walkway. Then, Roger, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and host Kevin O'Connor ask "What is it?" in the loft. Later, Tom guides a handy homeowner through installing a seamless patch to his hardwood floor to cover the spot where an interior wall once stood. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #402

    Fix squeaky stairs and install an automatic shut-off valve for a washing machine to prevent a flood. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #403

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner improve the quality of her drinking water by installing an under-sink filter. Richard and host Kevin O'Connor are then joined in the loft by water filtration expert Bill McTighe who explains several other types of residential water filters. Off on a House call, landscape contractor Roger Cook advises a homeowner in selecting a drought-resistant tree and gives her a hand planting it properly in her sloped front yard. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #404

    Repairing a flat wheelbarrow tire, an aluminum rain gutter and how to drill a hole in ceramic tile. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #405

    Caring for an ailing rose bush, steadying a wobbly toilet and preventing a leak in a basement. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #406

    Build a raised garden bed using composite landscape timbers made from recycled plastic and sawdust. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #407

    General contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner how to remove moss and lichen from his shade-covered roof and keep them from coming back. Then Tom, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it?" in the ASK THIS OLD HOUSE loft. Next, Richard shows Kevin how to repair a leaky valve by replacing the washer and valve seat. On a HOUSE call, Roger helps a homeowner plant shade-loving groundcover under a 100-year-old beech tree. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #408

    A lesson on the proper use of a circular saw and installing an outdoor faucet using flexible tubing. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #409

    Use a wire nut to save a used tube of caulk and learn how to tear down and re-shingle an old roof. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #410

    How to correctly prune an overgrown hedge bush and install a utility sink in the basement of a home. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #411

    Learn operation and safety tips for snow blowers and help a homeowner replace an exterior door. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #412

    Learn the art of window washing in Pasadena, CA while helping clear up a homeowners water supply. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #413

    Tips to prevent frozen pipes and Renters install a kitchen floor in the lower eastside of Manhattan. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #414

    Minnesota homeowners find dangerous levels of radon gas in their basement. Pruning of an apple tree. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #415

    Installation of a low cost in-ground sprinkler system and concrete footings for a backyard deck. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #416

    Learn how to safely use different types of hammers and repair a pressure assisted toilet. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #417

    Repairing a residential well pump, a supply tank and a small hole in vinyl siding. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #418

    Today the gang transplants a tree from the front to the back yard and fixes a stairway banister. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #419

    Learn how to build an inexpensive cover for a radiator and install a humidifier in a home. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #420

    The hosts install a big granite address marker in the front of a home and fix a radiator. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #421

    A focus on energy conservation with the installation of a special heater and insulating a house. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #422

    Re-thread a radiator valve, install a drainage spout, reinforce stairs and refinish a stained tub. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #423

    Tom installs a bathroom door in a family's home and Rich fixes a leaky faucet in Philadelphia. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #424

    Installing a new dishwasher in a woman's home and how use a drop and broadcast spreaders for lawns. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #425

    Joe Ferrante demonstrates how to cut tile and Tom Silva installs a sump pump. [26 minutes]

  • Energy Efficiency Special (#426)

    Homeowners across the country learn ways to combat the skyrocketing cost of fuel. [26 minutes]

  • Repairing Interior Door: Creating Privacy with Plants (#501)

    Repair an interior door that won't latch shut. Nevada homeowners select bamboo plants for privacy. [26 minutes]

  • Replacing A Clogged Aerator: Proper Houseplant Care (#502)

    A clogged aerator on a bathroom faucet is replaced and breakaway screws are used for carpeting. [26 minutes]

  • Installing A Shower Base: Rain Barrels (#503)

    Installation of a new bathroom shower base and a rain barrel to catch rainwater from the roof. [26 minutes]

  • Garage Organization: Ceiling Fan Installation (#504)

    Installing new cabinets designed specifically for garages and fan-rated electrical boxes. [26 minutes]

  • Planting Flower Bulbs: Quieting Noisy Pipes (#505)

    Make straight rip cuts with a circular saw using a customized jig and plant flower bulbs. [26 minutes]

  • Replacing an Exterior Deck (#506)

    A small exterior deck is rebuilt using pressure-treated lumber and composite deck boards. [26 minutes]

  • Energy Efficiency: Replacing a Toilet Seat (#507)

    An infrared camera is used to locate areas where weather-stripping and insulation can be improved. . [26 minutes]

  • Stone Countertops: Chain-Link Fence (#508)

    Maintain stone countertops and prevent stains. Properly install a chain-link fence. [26 minutes]

  • Childproofing: Sump Pump Installation (#509)

    A child safety expert helps childproof a home. A sump pump is powered by municipal water pressure. [26 minutes]

  • Kitchen Backsplash: Installing Sod (#510)

    Tile contractor Joe Ferrante installs a brand-new kitchen backsplash using delicate glass tile. [26 minutes]

  • Cedar Clapboards: Chainsaw Etiquette (#511)

    Damaged cedar clapboards are replaced on the exterior of a house. Learn to safely use a chainsaw. [26 minutes]

  • Shower Valve: Recycling Batteries (#512)

    An old shower mixing valve is repaired. Discuss battery technology in cordless power tools. [26 minutes]

  • Mulching: Sash Balancers (#513)

    Learn to re-mulch and edge garden beds and replace broken sash balancers in double-hung windows. [26 minutes]

  • Pruning: Hot Water Heating (#514)

    Fix a hot water heating system that does not provide sufficient heat to a newly-built addition. [26 minutes]

  • Clogged Drains; Installing Kitchen Cabinets (#515)

    Learn different methods for clearing clogged drains. Tom installs new kitchen cabinets. [26 minutes]

  • Extension Cords: Pop-Up Drains (#516)

    Learn the proper way to coil extension cords. A pop-up drain assembly on a sink is replaced. [26 minutes]

  • Wall-To-Wall Carpet: Table Saw Safety (#517)

    A wall-to-wall carpet is selected and installed properly with help from a professional installer. [26 minutes]

  • Patching Vinyl Floor/Repairing Leaky Sprinkler System (#518)

    Tom helps patch a hole in a vinyl kitchen floor and repair a leaky in-ground sprinkler system. [26 minutes]

  • Refinishing Cast Iron Radiators/Installing Standby Generators (#519)

    A restoration specialist sandblasts the peeling paint & applies a new finish to cast iron radiators. [26 minutes]

  • Replacing Shrubs/Attic Ventilation (#520)

    An ailing shrub is replaced with a heat-tolerant yew. A solar-powered roof fan is installed. [26 minutes]

  • Replacing Deck Boards/Quieting A Steam Heating System (#521)

    The boards are removed on an old deck & new composite decking is installed using hidden fasteners. [26 minutes]

  • Replacing Shut-Off Valves/Climbing Rose Bushes (#522)

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace a corroded shut-off valve. [26 minutes]

  • Hand Planes/Preventing Crabgrass (#523)

    Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a new bathroom radiator that doubles as a towel warmer. [26 minutes]

  • Damaged Mailbox/Mortar (#524)

    Tom Silva heads to St. Louis to help re-point the failing mortar on a home's brick foundation. [26 minutes]

  • Mowing and Edging/Electric Water Heaters (#525)

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook shows homeowners how to mow and edge their front lawn properly. [26 minutes]

  • Building a Workbench/Installing a Bypass Duct (#526)

    Tom builds a simple workbench and Kevin shows how to tune-up a gas-powered lawnmower. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #601

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace a bathtub drain trap. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #602

    Tom Silva shows Kevin O'Connor a few different types of "squares" used for general carpentry. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #603

    Plumbing expert Richard Trethewey replaces a broken cast-iron "closet flange" for a toilet. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #604

    Plumbing expert Richard Trethewey shows a few devices for preventing plumbing floods in the home. [26 minutes]

  • Jammed Garbage Disposer/Removing Exterior Paint (#605)

    Tom and Richard show Kevin the do's and don'ts of cutting holes and notches in joists. [26 minutes]

  • Removing Old Tree/Installing Wood Trim (#606)

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook & arborist Matt Foti remove a tree threatening to fall on a house. [26 minutes]

  • Energy-Efficient Windows/Reducing Electrical Consumption (#607)

    The crew demonstrates useful ways to save energy at home, including installing replacement windows. [26 minutes]

  • Transforming A Backyard/Dripping Bathroom Fan (#608)

    Roger Cook helps a couple transform their muddy backyard into a play area for their children. [26 minutes]

  • Christmas Trees/Caulking A Leaky Window (#609)

    Roger Cook shares a few tips for keeping Christmas trees healthy throughout the holiday season. [26 minutes]

  • Handling Storm-Water Runoff/Refinishing Hardwood Floors (#610)

    A Portland, Oregon homeowner learns an innovative way to handle storm-water runoff from her roof. [26 minutes]

  • Replacing Cracked Flagstone/Replacing Electric Stove (#611)

    Flagstone is replaced with bluestone on a set of front steps. A new gas range stove is installed. [26 minutes]

  • Determining The Grade of Landscape/Repairing A Bathtub (#612)

    Richard Trethewey makes a house call to help a homeowner repair a bathtub that will not hold water. [26 minutes]

  • Installing Vinyl Fence/Protective Coating for Garage Floor (#613)

    A new vinyl fence is installed along with a protective epoxy coating on a homeowner's garage floor. [26 minutes]

  • Controlling Radiators/Tangled Bungee Cords (#614)

    Tom Silva helps a homeowner squeeze a new refrigerator into an opening that is a bit too small. [26 minutes]

  • An Unpleasant Smelling Dishwasher/Transplanting A Rose Bush (#615)

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner in Iowa transplant a rose bush. [26 minutes]

  • Leaky Skylight/Repairing A Light Switch (#616)

    General contractor Tom Silva replaces a skylight that leaks water into the kitchen below. [26 minutes]

  • Lawn Soil Test/Identifying Water Supply Pipes (#617)

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook travels to Oregon to help a homeowner improve her lawn. [26 minutes]

  • Water Softening System/Fiber-Cement Shingles (#618)

    Richard Trethewey helps homeowners install a new water softening system in Phoenix, Arizona. [26 minutes]

  • Low Voltage Landscape Lighting/Replacing Old Faucet (#619)

    Tom Silva shows a homeowner how to save energy and money by increasing insulation in his attic. [26 minutes]

  • Building A Soccer Goal/Constructing A Sandbox (#620)

    The crew celebrates the 150th episode with projects that parents and kids can work on together. [26 minutes]

  • Installing A Pellet Stove/Gasoline-Free Lawn Mowers (#621)

    General contractor Tom Silva demonstrates how to install an old mortised lockset on a new door. [26 minutes]

  • Replacing Rotted Stairs/Leaky Polybutylene Pipes (#622)

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook replaces a set of wooden stairs with new steps made of granite. [26 minutes]

  • Lawn Improvements/Leaky Ceiling (#623)

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to improve a lawn a lawn by using a "slice seeder." [26 minutes]

  • Tribute to Tile Expert Joe Ferrante (#624)

    Joe replaces a broken bathroom tile and shows how to cut ceramic with hand and power tools. [26 minutes]

  • Pressure Reducing Valve/Problems with Crown Molding (#625)

    A turf expert discusses what types of grass are appropriate for certain climates and conditions. [26 minutes]

  • Tips for Watering Lawns/Building A Bookcase (#626)

    Tom Silva builds a simple but elegant bookcase using plywood and portable power tools. [26 minutes]

  • Collapsing Garage Roof/Installing A Dry Well (#701)

    Tom Silva replaces a garage's rotting support post. Roger Cook helps homeowners dry out a basement. [26 minutes]

  • Mature Tree/Noisy Heating System (#702)

    Roger Cook shows homeowners how they can instantly have a large, mature tree in their front yard. [26 minutes]

  • Damaged Lawn/Curved Stair Molding (#704)

    Roger Cook helps homeowners undo the damage done to their lawn from a new well that they installed. [26 minutes]

  • Increasing Water Pressure/Transplanting A Bush (#705)

    Richard Trethewey demonstrates an electric water pressure booster. A Rhododendron bush is moved. [26 minutes]

  • Repairing Laminate Countertops/Rebuilding A Brick Walkway (#706)

    Countertops, a brick walkway and filters for forced-air heating and cooling systems are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Reducing Heating Costs/Using A Whole House Fan (#707)

    A weather-responsive control for a boiler is installed. Landscaping tips for reducing energy costs. [26 minutes]

  • Waterproofing System/Installing A Privacy Screen (#708)

    Tom Silva prepares a shower enclosure for tile. Bushes and a flower garden create a privacy screen. [26 minutes]

  • Building A Retaining Wall/Loud Faucet (#709)

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook builds a retaining wall using pressure-treated timbers. [26 minutes]

  • Installing A Whole-House Water Filter/Repairing Roof (#710)

    A whole-house water filter, repairing a rubber roof and tips for cutting PVC pipe are showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Repairing A Deck/Hydrangea Bush (#711)

    Tom Silva helps repair a very dangerous deck. A homeowner has a hydrangea bush that won't flower. [26 minutes]

  • Removing A Boulder/Securing Loose Pipes (#712)

    A boulder is broken apart and removed from a yard and loose pipes are secured in a shower stall. [26 minutes]

  • Energy-Efficient Water Heater/Leveling Concrete Walkway (#713)

    An old water heater is replaced with an energy-efficient "tankless" unit that is fueled by propane. [26 minutes]

  • Repairing Backyard Gate/Drafty Window (#714)

    Roger Cook helps a homeowner repair her sagging backyard gate in Charleston, South Carolina. [26 minutes]

  • Painting Kitchen Cabinets/Installing Cabinet Accessories (#715)

    A focus on improving kitchen cabinets includes painting tips and installing useful accessories. [26 minutes]

  • Converting A Bathtub/Solar-Powered Fountain (#716)

    A claw foot bathtub is converted into a shower. Types of "fillers" for wood and PVC trim are shown. [26 minutes]

  • Staining A Deck/Preventing Sewage Backups (#717)

    Tom Silva helps clean and stain a mahogany backyard deck. A wood plug is removed from a hole saw. [26 minutes]

  • Pruning A Tree/Installing A Shower Mixing Valve (#718)

    A neglected crabapple tree is properly pruned and an "anti-scald" shower-mixing valve is installed. [26 minutes]

  • Banging Pipes/Installing Fiberglass Door (#719)

    A water hammer shock suppressor and a pre-hung fiberglass exterior door are installed. [26 minutes]

  • Special Projects for Kids: Building A Vegetable Garden/Constructing a Mini-Golf Course (#720)

    A raised bed for growing vegetables, a miniature golf course and a model rocket launcher are built. [26 minutes]

  • Water Saving Toilet/In-Ground Sprinkler System (#721)

    A new "dual flush" water saving toilet and an in-ground sprinkler system are installed. [26 minutes]

  • Heating & Cooling System Controller/Re-Grout Tile Floor (#722)

    A zoning controller for a forced-air heating and cooling system is installed in a California home. [26 minutes]

  • Finished Wallboards/Storm-Damaged Trees (#723)

    General contractor Tom Silva prepares a homeowner's concrete basement walls for finished wallboard. [26 minutes]

  • Installing Garage Door/Preventing Frozen Pipes (#724)

    Tom Silva installs a new garage door and Richard Trethewey "winterizes" a homeowner's plumbing. [26 minutes]

  • Installing A Ventilation Fan/Chemical Free Lawn Care (#725)

    A new ventilation fan is put in a bathroom. Learn how to care for a lawn without using pesticides. [26 minutes]

  • Leaky Pvc Drain Trap/Installing Bamboo Flooring (#726)

    Richard Trethewey repairs a leaking PVC drain trap underneath a homeowner's kitchen sink. [26 minutes]

  • Building a Campfire Pit/Installing Range Hood & Microwave Oven (#801)

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  • Installing Home Intercom System/Energy-Efficient Fireplace (#802)

    A gas-burning insert is installed in a wood-burning fireplace to make it more energy efficient. [26 minutes]

  • Utilizing Outdoor Living Space/Installing Fiber Cement Siding (#803)

    A small, dreary backyard in Baltimore is transformed into a pleasant outdoor living space. [26 minutes]

  • Installing Aluminum Gutters & Downspouts/Energy-Efficient (#804)

    New aluminum gutters, downspouts and an energy-efficient clothes washer and dryer are installed. [26 minutes]

  • Installing Sliding Glass Door (#805)

    General contractor Tom Silva helps a pair of homeowners install a new siding glass door. [26 minutes]

  • Container Gardening/Installing Rooftop Antennas (#806)

    A visit to a nursery with plant expert Carrie Kelly and an overview of different types of flooring. [26 minutes]

  • Installing Weather Stripping/Energy-Efficiency Tips & Analysis (#807)

    Tom Silva works to seal out drafts in a front door and Paul Scheckel shows ways to save electricity. [26 minutes]

  • Building A Basic Picnic Table/Installing Utility (#808)

    A picnic table is made using common framing lumber. A new utility sink is installed in a basement. [26 minutes]

  • Organic Lawn Care/Re-Routing Bathroom Fan (#809)

    The new organic lawn-care program at Harvard University and making "compost tea" are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Installing Stone Veneer/Retrofitting Hvac Ducts (#810)

    Stone veneer is installed over an ugly concrete wall. Get the most from your can of insulating foam. [26 minutes]

  • Building Laminate Kitchen Countertops/Installing Steel Edging (#811)

    Countertops are installed. A border is created between a garden bed and a lawn using steel edging [26 minutes]

  • Concealing Retaining Walls/Quieting PVC Plumbing Vents (#812)

    The appearance of a concrete retaining wall is improved with wooden lattice and climbing vines. [26 minutes]

  • Fixing Broken Water Softener/Repairing and Preventing Deer Damage in Home Garden (#813)

    A water softener is repaired. Roger Cook helps repair and prevent deer damage to an evergreen tree. [26 minutes]

  • Installing Mantel and Hearth/Rejuvenating Baseboard Radiator (#814)

    The crew dresses up an old fireplace and shows ways to improve the look of old baseboard radiators. [26 minutes]

  • Updating Bathroom Installations/Comparing Wall Insulation (#815)

    A homeowner updates her bathroom's look by installing a new vanity cabinet, countertop and sink. [26 minutes]

  • Conserving Rainwater/Removing An Interior Wall (#816)

    A rainwater collection system is installed and a load-bearing wall is removed to connect two rooms. [26 minutes]

  • Installing Ductless Air Conditioning/Eliminating Ceiling Leaks (#817)

    An air conditioning system in a garage and a mysterious leak in a living room ceiling are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Installing Crown Molding/Replacing Rotting Fence Posts (#818)

    Tom Silva installs crown molding in a homeowner's bedroom using an innovative fastening system. [26 minutes]

  • Applying Protective Furniture Finish/Winterizing Outdoor Gardens (#819)

    Broken sash locks are replaced on vinyl windows. Kevin O'Connor gets tips on staining furniture. [26 minutes]

  • Remodeling Kitchen Area/ Improving Drainage In Planters (#820)

    A homeowner's kitchen is remodeled with new appliances, countertops, a backsplash and a sink. [26 minutes]

  • Utilizing Energy Efficient Water Heaters/Maintaining Propane - Fueled Mosquito Traps (#821)

    An old electric water heater is replaced with a "heat pump" water heater that uses less electricity. [26 minutes]

  • Reviving A Damaged Lawn/Unclogging Kitchen Sink Drains (#822)

    Roger Cook revives a damaged law and Richard Trethewey fixes a clogged kitchen sink drain. [26 minutes]

  • Using String Trimmers/Stripping Dangerous Lead Paint (#823)

    Using and maintaining string trimmers and removing dangerous lead paint from a house are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Attracting Different Bird Species/Dual-Flush Toilet Valves (#824)

    Interior moldings and their uses and different types of birdfeeders and birdseed are spotlighted. [26 minutes]

  • Repairing Newel Posts/Cutting Rigid Pipes (#825)

    Rigid pipes and flexible tubing are cut and plants are reproduced from cuttings and by grafting. [26 minutes]

  • Replacing an Outdoor Faucet/Sharpening Lawn Mower Blades (#826)

    A lawn mower blade is sharpened properly and a leaky outdoor faucet is replaced. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #901

    The water supply and drain lines are connected for a kitchen island sink. Improperly planted trees. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #902

    Tom Silva helps a homeowner install balusters on a new staircase. A stone footpath is installed. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #903

    Tom Silva helps a homeowner find more storage space by creating a new doorway into an unused attic. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #904

    Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a rotted windowsill. An outdoor faucet is installed. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #905

    A raised garden bed that is accessible by a wheelchair is built and a leak in a roof is repaired. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #906

    Different types of groundcover are discussed. Hydronic baseboard heaters warm up a living room. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #907

    A new circular patio and fire pit are built in North Dakota. A set of brick stairs are repaired. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #908

    An energy-efficient storm door is installed and the size of an overgrown privet hedge is reduced. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #909

    An uneven stone patio is repaired and a rusty metal bulkhead door is repainted. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #910

    Hot water radiant tubing is installed underneath the floor to help heat a newly remodeled kitchen. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #911

    Loose carpeting is repaired on a staircase and recessed lights are installed in a kitchen ceiling. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #912

    A new forced-air furnace and air conditioning system are installed and oak flooring is repaired. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #913

    Safe chainsaw use is demonstrated and a new fiberglass bathtub and shower enclosure are installed. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #914

    A second sink is installed in a bathroom vanity and a crack in a concrete foundation is repaired. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #915

    Lawn mowing techniques are shared. Homeowners begin building the backyard deck of their dreams. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #916

    General contractor Tom Silva helps homeowners complete the construction of their new backyard deck. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #917

    An attic floor is insulated using fiberglass batts and blown-in insulation. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #918

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  • Episode #919

    [26 minutes]

  • Episode #920

    [26 minutes]

  • Episode #921

    [26 minutes]

  • Episode #922

    Kevin and Tom demonstrate how to select and install antique and reproduction door hardware. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #923

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook demonstrates different methods and tools for splitting firewood. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #924

    Tom Silva shows how to build a tool storage cabinet perfect for any basement or garage. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #925

    General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner remove a vinyl floor in a kitchen. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #926

    [26 minutes]

  • Transplanting Trees; Hooking up Plumbing to a Washing Machine (#1001)

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti help a homeowner transplant two trees. [26 minutes]

  • Repairing a Shower Valve; Rebuilding a Wobbly Stair Banister (#1002)

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner repair her faulty shower valve. [26 minutes]

  • Replacing a Corroded Fitting on a Water Heater; Installing a Vented Range Kitchen Hood (#1003)

    A corroded fitting on a water heater is replaced and a vented range hood is installed in a kitchen. [26 minutes]

  • Pruning an Overgrown Hedge; Installing a Kitchen Tile Backsplash (#1004)

    An overgrown evergreen hedge is pruned and a tile backsplash is installed in a homeowner's kitchen. [26 minutes]

  • Insulating a Wall; Repointing a Fieldstone Foundation (#1005)

    An insulation contractor shows the proper way to insulate a wall using fiberglass batts. [26 minutes]

  • Removing Overgrown Shrubs; Quieting a Noisy Baseboard Heater (#1006)

    Roger Cook helps remove overgrown shrubs in front of a homeowner's house and plants new perennials. [26 minutes]

  • Repairing a Crack in an Asphalt Walkway; Getting Rid of Mold (#1007)

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner repair a crack in an asphalt walkway. [25 minutes]

  • Fixing a Kitchen Sink Drain; Quieting Squeaky Hardwood Floors (#1008)

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Georgia to fix a kitchen sink drain. [26 minutes]

  • Building a Porch Railing; Selecting Stone for Building Walls (#1009)

    A railing is built for a porch. Kevin visits a stoneyard to learn about stone used to build walls. [26 minutes]

  • Finishing a Backyard Pizza Oven; Working with Threaded Pipe Connections (#1010)

    Tom Silva travels to Philadelphia to help put the finishing touch on a backyard pizza oven. [26 minutes]

  • Installing A Front Porch Light; Splitting Firewood (#1011)

    Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner who has hot water coming from his cold water faucet. [26 minutes]

  • Installing a Battery Back-up Sump Pump; Fixing a Rusty Metal Railing (#1012)

    Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a battery back-up sump pump in Philadelphia. [26 minutes]

  • Preventing Ice Dams; Applying Closed-Cell Spray Foam Insulation in an Attic (#1013)

    General contractor Tom Silva explains to a homeowner how ice dams form and how to prevent them. [26 minutes]

  • Installing a Solid Oak Front Door; Driving Rebar Into the Ground (#1014)

    General contractor Tom Silva heads to Atlanta to help a homeowner install a solid oak front door. [26 minutes]

  • Upgrading Electrical Service; Attracting Butterflies to Gardens (#1015)

    Electrician Scott Caron works upgrades a homeowner's electrical service from 100 to 200 amps. [26 minutes]

  • Staining A Cedar Fence; Installing Window Boxes (#1016)

    Painter Mauro Henrique stains a cedar fence. Tom Silva helps a homeowner install window boxes. [26 minutes]

  • Reusing Water from a Washing Machine; Maintaining Small Gasoline Engines (#1017)

    Host Kevin O'Connor and landscape contractor Roger Cook examine ways to save water when irrigating. [26 minutes]

  • Upgrading a Neglected Urban Patio; Hanging a Heavy Mirror (#1018)

    Roger Cook upgrades an urban patio and Tom Silva shows how to hang a heavy mirror on a wall. [26 minutes]

  • Installing a Recirculation Pump; Lining a Fireplace Chimney (#1019)

    Richard Trethewey installs a recirculation pump to provide hot water quickly to a bathroom. [26 minutes]

  • Installing New Vinyl Trim; Installing a New Dishwasher (#1020)

    A siding contractor installs new vinyl trim around a window. A new dishwasher is installed. [26 minutes]

  • Planting a Garden Using Native Species; Replacing a Door with a Window (#1021)

    Roger Cook travels to Dallas to plant a garden using native species that are drought-tolerant. [26 minutes]

  • Tiling A Bathroom Floor; Weatherstripping A Front Door (#1022)

    Angelo McRae tiles a bathroom floor. Tom Silva helps weatherstrip a front door in Washington, DC. [26 minutes]

  • Financing Solar Panels; Framing Walls for Basement-Remodeling (#1023)

    Ross Trethewey learns about a new way to finance solar photovoltaic panels and sees them installed. [26 minutes]

  • Restoring Old Windows; Installing a Kitchen Sink Water Filter (#1024)

    Tom Silva visits Alexandria, Virginia to restore the windows in a home built by George Washington. [26 minutes]

  • Installing a Manual Transfer Switch; Fixing a Clogged Sewer Line (#1025)

    A manual transfer switch for a portable generator is installed in Annapolis, Maryland. [26 minutes]

  • Refinishing With Spray Paint; Installing a Pre-Finished Wood Floor (#1026)

    Worn out items are refinished using spray paint. Tom Silva installs a pre-finished wood floor. [26 minutes]

  • Transforming Stock Shelving/Installing A New Washing Machine Valve (#1101)

    Stock shelving is transformed into a custom built-in and a new washing machine valve is installed. [26 minutes]

  • Installing Bluestone Patio/Hanging Bikes in a Garage (#1102)

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a bluestone patio in an urban backyard. [26 minutes]

  • Building A Custom Fireplace Mantel/Repairing A Leaking Kitchen Faucet (#1103)

    A fireplace mantel is built, a leaking kitchen faucet is fixed and garden edging tips are shared. [26 minutes]

  • Laying Sod in the Backyard/Installing A Wireless Thermostat (#1104)

    Roger Cook lays sod in a backyard. A wireless thermostat to control a heating system is installed. [26 minutes]

  • Planting Palm Trees/Replacing an Old Heating System With One That's More Efficient (#1105)

    Roger Cook helps a homeowner in Miami plant several varieties of palm trees in her front yard. [26 minutes]

  • Special New York Episode (#1106)

    A scale model of New York City is toured and task lighting is added to a dark kitchen in Brooklyn. [26 minutes]

  • Installing a New Kitchen Sink and Faucet/Installing Insulated Sidelights on a Front Door (#1107)

    A kitchen sink is installed in Colorado Springs. Insulated sidelights are installed on a front door. [26 minutes]

  • Installing a Privacy Fence/Replacing a Clogged Shower Valve (#1108)

    Landscape contractor Roger Cook works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence. [26 minutes]

  • Installing Interior Window Trim/Heating A Swimming Pool (#1109)

    Interior window trim is installed and a device that will heat a swimming pool for free is showcased. [26 minutes]

  • Properly Mulching Garden Beds/Installing A Natural Gas Line (#1110)

    Roger Cook shows how mulch garden beds and a natural gas line for a barbeque grill is installed. [26 minutes]

  • Using Hand Planes/Repairing A Cracked Stone Walkway (#1111)

    Tom Silva demonstrates the proper way to use hand planes and a cracked stone walkway is repaired. [26 minutes]

  • Installing A Ceiling Fan/Installing A Water Softener (#1112)

    Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron install a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling in Denver. [26 minutes]

  • Transplanting a Mature Rose Bush/Replacing Old Outdoor Lighting (#1113)

    Roger Cook shows how to temporarily transplant a mature rose bush while exterior work takes place. [26 minutes]

  • Restoring Terrazzo Floors/Repairing a Cracked Floor Joist (#1114)

    Terrazzo floors are restored in Del Ray Beach, Florida and a cracked floor joist is repaired. [26 minutes]

  • Installing A Toilet/Patching A Lawn with Grass Seed (#1115)

    Plumbing expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a toilet in Cheyenne, Wyoming. [26 minutes]

  • Hanging a Flat Panel TV/Controlling Insects Without Pesticides (#1116)

    Master electrician Scott Caron hangs a flat panel television on the wall and conceals the wiring. [26 minutes]

  • Maintaining Kitchen Appliances/Installing A Rain Gutter (#1117)

    Learn how to maintain kitchen appliances. A rain gutter, downspout and rain barrel are installed. [26 minutes]

  • Building A Storage Bench/Making Watertight Connections (#1118)

    A storage bench for an entryway is built. Roger Cook helps maintain an overgrown perennial garden. [26 minutes]

  • Caring for Orchids as Houseplants/Purchasing a Kitchen Wall Cabinet (#1119)

    Roger Cook learns about orchids at a tropical botanic garden. A kitchen wall cabinet is installed. [26 minutes]

  • Insulating Ductwork/Maintaining Clothes Washers And Dryers (#1120)

    Richard Trethewey visits Cortland, Illinois, to help a homeowner insulate his ductwork. [26 minutes]

  • Installing A Ductless Heat Pump/Led Lighting (#1121)

    Richard Trethewey and Kevin O'Connor install a ductless heat pump to heat and cool a bonus room. [26 minutes]

  • Solving a Melted Mystery/Performing a Whole-House Energy Audit (#1122)

    General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner solve the mystery of her melted vinyl siding. [26 minutes]

  • Using Ladders Safely/Replacing A Shower Valve (#1123)

    General contractor Tom Silva and Kevin O'Connor demonstrate how to use all types of ladders safely. [26 minutes]

  • Installing Surge Protection/Hardscaping Projects (#1124)

    Several types of surge protection are installed. Rocks are cut and shaped for hardscaping projects. [26 minutes]

  • Making Custom Concrete Countertops/Cordless Landscape Tools (#1125)

    Custom concrete countertops are installed and watertight connections are made without soldering. [26 minutes]

  • Painting Kitchen Cabinets/Installing a Smart Thermostat to Reduce Energy Use (#1126)

    Kevin O'Connor learns how subway trains are serviced in Chicago and helps paint kitchen cabinets. [26 minutes]

  • Replacing An Old Door/Hot Water Without Waiting (#1201)

    Tom replaces an old, rusted bulkhead door. Richard discusses ways to get hot water without waiting. [26 minutes]

  • Building A Garden Bed In New Mexico/Repairing A Leaky Toliet (#1202)

    Roger builds a garden bed for chili pepper plants in New Mexico and Richard repairs a leaky toilet. [26 minutes]

  • Replacing a Kitchen Faucet with a Hands-Free Model/Installing a Channel Drain to Divert Rainwater (#1203)

    A leaking kitchen faucet is replaced with a hands-free model. Rechargeable batteries are discussed. [26 minutes]

  • Installing a Pre-hung Front Door/Using Big Containers for Screening and Shading (#1204)

    A pre-hung front door is installed and containers are used for screening and shading in a backyard. [26 minutes]

  • Installing A Shade Sail Over A Deck In Santa Fe/Installing a Hybrid Water Heater to Save Energy (#1205)

    A shade sails is used over a deck to cut down on sun exposure. A hybrid water heater is installed. [26 minutes]

  • Replacing A Leaky Skylight/Repairing A Noisy Toilet (#1206)

    Tom Silva and Kevin O'Connor replace a leaky skylight and Richard Trethewey repairs a noisy toilet. [26 minutes]

  • Planting A Maple Tree/Working On An Underground Bathroom (#1207)

    Roger Cook plants a maple tree and Richard Trethewey begins work on an underground master bathroom. [26 minutes]

  • Preparing for Severe Weather (#1208)

    A safe room is installed in Oklahoma for tornado protection. Hurricane window protection is tested. [26 minutes]

  • Demonstrating Uses for a Router/Replacing An Air Conditioning Unit (#1209)

    Uses for a router are demonstrated. An air conditioning unit that freezes when it runs is replaced. [26 minutes]

  • Installing an Irrigation System in New Mexico/Installing a Heat-Pump Water Heater (#1210)

    An irrigation system designed for a desert climate and a new heat-pump water heater are featured. [26 minutes]

  • Installing Crown Molding in Seattle/Replacing a Rotted Fence Post (#1211)

    Crown molding and a fence post are highlighted. Cement, concrete and mortar are discussed. [26 minutes]

  • Installing a Whole-House Humidifier in North Carolina/Installing Hardwired Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors (#1212)

    Stripped screws are removed and a whole-house humidifier and a smoke detector are installed. [26 minutes]

  • Waffle Gardening In Santa Fe/Adding Mechanical Dampers to a Forced-Air Heating System (#1213)

    Roger learn about "waffle gardening," a method of growing vegetables in an arid climate. [26 minutes]

  • Repairing A Rotted Porch Post/Dealing with High Indoor Humidity (#1214)

    Tom repairs a rotted porch post. Richard help a family deal with indoor humidity in New Orleans. [26 minutes]

  • Fitting A Mattress Up A Narrow Staircase/Repairing a Light-Switch in Seattle (#1215)

    Tom helps a homeowner fit a box spring mattress up a narrow staircase. Kevin repairs a light switch. [26 minutes]

  • Installing A Clawfoot Tub with Shower/Installing a Permanent Fire Escape Ladder in a Bedroom (#1216)

    Richard installs a clawfoot tub with shower and Tom installs a fire escape ladder in a bedroom. [26 minutes]

  • Building a High Tunnel Greenhouse in Mississippi/Converting Recessed Lights into Pendants (#1217)

    Roger Cook visits Biloxi, Mississippi, where he builds a high tunnel greenhouse with a homeowner. [26 minutes]

  • Quieting a Squealing Shower in New Hampshire/Installing a DIY-Friendly Security System and Video Camera (#1218)

    Richard helps a homeowner quiet a squealing shower. A DIY-friendly security system is installed. [26 minutes]

  • Starting Plants from Seed/Building a Moveable Kitchen Island (#1219)

    An outdoor hose spigot is replaced with one that won't freeze. A moveable kitchen island is built. [26 minutes]

  • Planting a Low-Cost Privacy Screen/Sealing Ductwork from the Inside (#1220)

    Roger plants a low-cost, low-maintenance privacy screen. Uses for a speed square are demonstrated. [26 minutes]

  • Patching A Hole In Baseboard/Maintaining A Lawn Mower (#1221)

    Richard helps a homeowner replace a shower valve. Tom shows how to patch a hole in baseboard. [26 minutes]

  • Celebrating 300 Episodes (#1222)

    The guys look back at some of their best moments and reveal some behind-the-scenes secrets. [26 minutes]

  • Building A Simple Table/Getting Rid of Tree Stumps (#1223)

    A table is built from solid fir and Kevin works with a wood-finishing expert to stain and finish it. [26 minutes]

  • Making a Home Accessible/Modifying a Bathroom and Dangerous (#1224)

    Tom Silva and Kevin O'Connor rebuild a staircase for a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing. [26 minutes]

  • Replacing Outdated Fluorescent Under Cabinet Lights/Working With Concrete (#1225)

    Electrician Scott Caron replaces outdated fluorescent under-cabinet lights with new LED fixtures. [26 minutes]

  • All About Kitchen Renovations/Chef Michael Symon (#1226)

    Tom and Kevin help a homeowner install new cabinets and Richard shows many options for countertops. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1301

    A pass-through is installed in a load-bearing wall and a poorly built fence gate is replaced. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1302

    Roger learns about citrus greening, a disease that's killing citrus trees across Florida. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1303

    Roger educates Kevin on beneficial insects and Richard repairs an outdoor garden faucet. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1304

    Practical solutions for drought are tackled. A water-guzzling lawn is replaced with an alternative. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1305

    Contractor Tom Silva teaches a homeowner how to repair some structural problems in his home. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1306

    Richard helps a homeowner install a natural gas line for a new grill in Kansas City. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1307

    Landscaper Roger Cook learns from a beekeeper how to set up a beehive for a homeowner. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1308

    A beekeeper discusses honey harvesting and electrician Scott Caron adds outlets to a home. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1309

    A hydroponic garden is built in Florida and a hot and cold water outdoor faucet is installed. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1310

    Electrician Scott Caron connects a homeowner's basement lighting system to one switch. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1311

    A broken window is replaced with a safer solution. Richard shows a homeowner how to rotate a toilet. [26 minutes]

  • Episode #1312

    Tom and Kevin build a watertight fire pit cover and Richard upgrades and vent a bathroom sink. [26 minutes]

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