Ask This Old House

PBS Premiered Oct 12, 2002 In Season


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Episode Guide

  • Season 16
    • Drafty Door, Clean Paintbrushes
      In Austin, Ross visits a community that plans to have all net zero energy housing; Richard demonstrates the uses of less common wrenches; Tom and Kevin build a console table using a maple slab with a live edge on it.
    • Reface Fireplace, Kitchen Faucet
      Mark teaches apprentice Krysten how to reface a granite fireplace; Jenn gives some tips on starting an organic garden; Richard helps a homeowner replace her kitchen faucet when she realizes her shutoff valve is broken.
    • Paint Stripping, Fridge Hookup
      Mauro shows a homeowner the safe way to strip paint; and Tom explains basic chiseling techniques.
    • Gutterless Gutters, Desert Plan
      Tom installs an alternative to a gutter; and Ross and Richard update Kevin on a future house technology.
    • Paint Door, Match Mortar, Wood Joints
      Mauro teaches a homeowner how to paint a metal door; Mark explains how to match mortar for repointing jobs; Tom teaches apprentice Austin how to make a variety of different wood joints by building simple utility boxes.
    • Stair Railing, Smart Show House
    • Shower Valve, Chainsaws, Bucket Stool
      In Nashville, Richard repairs and replaces a leaking shower valve; Roger explains safety features built into all chainsaws; Kevin makes a bucket stool with Ben Uyeda, a maker best known for his design-based online videos.
    • Stair Railing, Smart Show House
      Richard discusses the possible causes and solutions for a frozen air conditioner; Tom fixes an end cap on a stair railing that keeps coming loose; Ross travels to Napa to tour a house that's testing a variety of interconnected smart home devices.
    • Jimmy DiResta, Trough Planter
      Richard demonstrates a solution for replacing a water main shutoff; Jenn travels to Tennessee to build a planter out of an animal feeding trough; Mark waterproofs brick; Kevin heads back to Jimmy DiResta's shop to build a sign.
    • Metal Railing; Tile Replacement
      Mark installs a metal railing using anchoring cement; Richard weighs the pros and cons of steam heat; and Tom demonstrates the correct way to replace a cracked kitchen floor tile.
    • Houston After Harvey
      The guys head to Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to profile nonprofits working to tear down, clean out, and rebuild homes that were destroyed during the storm.
    • Spitting Faucet, Painting 101
      Richard diagnoses and repairs a water system with air in it; in Open House, Tom analyzes a staircase that is not to code; Mauro makes his first house call to teach a homeowner the basics of painting a room.
    • Lawn Care, Workshop of the Future
      Roger tends to a lawn that was seeded in the summer and is not doing well; Richard goes over low-budget kitchen upgrades; Tom travels to a futuristic workshop in San Francisco to build a stool using computer-based tools.
    • Rain Chain, Vanity Installation
      Roger installs a downspout alternative; painter Mauro Henrique explains the differences between various types of paintbrushes; Richard installs a vanity for homeowners who gave up on it seven years ago; Tom shows closet storage options.
    • Tankless Water Heater, Retaining Wall
      Richard heads to Milwaukee to install an instantaneous water heater; Tom demonstrates some techniques for cutting straight edges with a circular saw; Mark rebuilds a retaining wall that was stacked with the wrong material.
    • Dutch Door, Landscape Checkers
      Richard shows Kevin the proper way to ventilate a sink; in Nashville, Tom converts a regular door into a Dutch door; Jenn updates a landscape by moving around, dividing, and pruning the current plants in the yard.
    • Silica Dust, Wobbly Toilet
      Mark tests out different tools that collect silica dust more efficiently; Richard shims a wobbly toilet; Kevin heads to the Catskills to build a wooden slice table with Jimmy Diresta, a maker who's famous online for his how-to videos.
    • Walkway Rest, Patch Chipped Floor
      Roger teaches his apprentice how to not only repair a damaged walkway, but also how to identify what caused the damage so it can be prevented in the future; Tom patches a chipped wood floor using a Dutchman and hand tools.
    • Window Gap, Solar Drinking Water
    • Happy Holidays from AskTOH!
      A toy box is built; and the guys exchange gifts. Also: preventing fires from holiday decorations.
    • Tree Removal; Stud Finders
      The differences between water filters; and different ways to locate studs in a wall. Also: removing a tree that's leaning toward a house; and installing a smart garage door opener.
    • Radiator Swap; Brick Repointing
      Replacing a small radiator with one that's the correct size; and repointing brick. Also: the importance of sunscreen on the jobsite.
    • Patch Lawn; Swap Toilet; Off-Grid
      Reseeding a dead section of lawn and blending it in with the rest of the yard; the basics of changing a toilet; and an off-grid home tests commercial HVAC equipment.
    • Backsplash; Leak Detection; Rainwater
      How to install a backsplash. Also: a wireless leak detector that prevents floods; and a water feature that collects and reuses rainwater.
    • Toolbox; Smoke Detector; Leaking Valve
      How to build a tool box. Also: installing smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors; and diagnosing a leaking temperature and pressure relief valve, and installing an expansion tank to fix it.
    • Water Softener; App; Shadow Box
      A new type of water softener is installed. Also: a home organization app; and building a shadow box using wood from an old door.
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