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  • Season 16
    • Drafty Door, Clean Paintbrushes
      5/26/18
      0.0
      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
      5/19/18
      0.0
      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
      5/12/18
      9.0
      Mauro shows a homeowner the safe way to strip paint; and Tom explains basic chiseling techniques.
    • Gutterless Gutters, Desert Plan
      5/5/18
      9.0
      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
      4/14/18
      0.0
    • 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
      3/24/18
      10
      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
      3/17/18
      9.5
      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
      3/3/18
      9.5
      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
      2/24/18
      9.0
      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
      2/17/18
      9.5
      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
      2/3/18
      0.0
      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
      1/27/18
      0.0
      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
      1/13/18
      9.0
      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
      11/30/17
      0.0
    • Happy Holidays from AskTOH!
      11/18/17
      0.0
      A toy box is built; and the guys exchange gifts. Also: preventing fires from holiday decorations.
    • Tree Removal; Stud Finders
      11/11/17
      0.0
      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
      11/4/17
      0.0
      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
      10/28/17
      0.0
      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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