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The crew at This Old House take on some pretty big projects, which means they can only work on one or two houses a year. But homeowners have a virtual truckload of questions on smaller projects, and the TOH crew is ready to answer. Ask This Old House solves the steady stream of home improvement problems faced by viewers - and the crew even makes house calls!
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Aired on December 31, 2009
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Tampa, Florida to help two homeowners repair their broken water softener. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, lands... (more)caping contractor Roger Cook, and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Next, Roger helps a homeowner repair and prevent deer damage to one of his evergreen trees. Then, up in the loft, Tom shares a viewer tip on how to reduce airborne dust while sanding.
Aired on December 24, 2009
Roger helped a homeowner cover an ugly concrete wall with vines, showing how to attach a trellis to support them. On "What Is It?" he demonstrated a tool for removing invasive brus... (more)h and plants by their roots. In the loft, Tom showed Kevin how to make and install Z-flashing using various materials and tools. Richard found and corrected a noisy vent pipe in a homeowner's attic.
Aired on December 17, 2009
General contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor show how to build and install new laminate kitchen countertops. Then Tom and Kevin, along with landscaping contractor Roger Coo... (more)k and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?" Next, Roger helps a homeowner create a clean border between a garden bed and a lawn using steel edging.
Aired on December 10, 2009
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install stone veneer over an ugly concrete retaining wall. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expe... (more)rt Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Then, up in the loft, Richard shows Kevin how to retrofit dampers in forced-air HVAC ducts. Next, Tom shares a viewer tip about how to get the most from your can of insulating foam.
Aired on December 03, 2009
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook visits Harvard University to learn about their new organic lawn-care program and shows host Kevin O'Connor how to make his own "compost tea." Then... (more), Roger and Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner prevent mildew in his attic by re-routing a bathroom fan that was improperly vented near a soffit.