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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Smart Thermostat Install; Barn Solar Install 13x26
Richard installs a smart thermostat. Ross Trethewey shows Kevin a solar install. Kevin, along with Tom, Richard and Roger ask, "What Is It?"
Electrical Vehicle Charger Install; Kitchen Sink Install 13x25
Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install an electric vehicle charger next to his house. The guys ask, "What Is It?" Then, Richard helps a homeowner install a new kitchen sink.
Maine Tropical Houseplants; USA Flag Build 13x24
Roger helps a homeowner plant an indoor tropical garden with plants from Jamaica. Richard, Roger, Kevin and Tom ask "What Is It?" Richard shows how to change the temperature on water heaters. Then Tom and Kevin build an American flag out of reclaimed wood.
Noisy Baseboard Heating Fix; Recessed Kitchen Lighting 13x23
Tom and Kevin discuss kitchen island dimensions. Richard quiets a noisy baseboard heating system. The guys ask, "What Is It?" Scott Caron helps a homeowner add light to a kitchen by install three new recessed cans.
Mailbox Replacement; Ask Kevin: Window Anatomy 13x22
Roger helps a homeowner replace a mailbox that was damaged by a snowplow. Kevin shares some information about window anatomy. Tom helps a homeowner reuse an old door in a new opening. And the guys ask, "What Is It?"
Installing Landscape Lighting; Replacing Water Main Shutoff Valve 13x21
Scott Caron installs some landscape lighting. Kevin, Tom, Richard and Roger ask "What Is It?" Richard replaces a water main shutoff.
Lightning Protection, Reverse Osmosis Water Filter Install 13x20
Kevin and Roger meet with Meteorologist Jim Cantore to discuss lightning. Roger sees a lightning protection system installed. Richard installs a reverse osmosis filter for drinking water. And the guys ask, "What Is It?"
Ceiling Fan Replacement, Bonsai Tree 13x19
Scott Caron helps a homeowner replace an undersized ceiling fan with a more appropriate one. Kevin, Tom, Richard and Roger ask "What Is It?" Roger visits a bonsai nursery to learn the art of sculpting trees.
Building a Basic Shelf 13x18
Tom and Kevin build a basic entry shelf from poplar and plywood. Scott Caron helps a homeowner wire a basement room for outlets and lighting. Then, Kevin, along with Roger, Richard, and Tom ask "What Is It?"
Broken Sash Cords; Plant Bulbs 13x17
Tom helps a homeowner replace broken sash cords. Roger shows a homeowner how to plant bulbs. And the guys play "What Is It" with special guest Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Backsplash; New Kitchen Faucet 13x16
Kevin helps a homeowner transform an old backsplash. Then, the guys ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner install a new kitchen faucet.
Ductless Heating; Repairing Plaster Ceiling; Hearing Protection 13x15
Richard installs a whole house ductless heating and cooling system. Kevin shares some tips on hearing protection and Tom helps a homeowner repair a sagging plaster ceiling. Then, Kevin, along with Roger, Richard, and Tom ask "What Is It?"
Edible Landscape; Snaking Drains; Damaged Siding 13x14
Roger removes overgrown shrubs from the front yard and replaces them with an edible landscape. Richard shares tips on snaking drains and Tom helps a homeowner replace damaged pieces of vinyl siding. The guys ask, "What Is It?"
Interior Window Trim; Above Ground Pool Wiring 13x13
Tom helps a homeowner install interior window trim. Richard shares some first time plumbing tips with Kevin. Scott Caron wires an above ground pool safely. Kevin, along with Roger, Richard, and Tom ask "What Is It?"
Fire-Pit Table Top Build; Bathroom Sink Upgrade 13x12
Tom and Kevin build a watertight fire pit cover. Scott teaches Kevin about the evolution of fuses. Richard upgrades and vents a bathroom sink. The guys ask "What Is It?"
Broken Window; Toilet Rotation 13x11
Tom replaces a broken window with a safer solution. Kevin, along with Roger, Richard, and Tom ask "What Is It?" Richard shows a homeowner how to rotate a toilet.
Basement Lighting; Crabapple Tree 13x10
Scott Caron connects a homeowner's basement lighting system to one switch. Richard shares some tips on air conditioning maintenance. The guys ask "What Is It?" Roger shows a homeowner how to rejuvenate a crabapple tree.
Hydroponic Garden; Hot- and Cold-Water Outdoor Faucet 13x09
Roger helps a homeowner build a hydroponic garden. The guys ask "What Is It?" Richard helps a homeowner install a hot and cold water outdoor faucet.
Harvesting Honey; Adding Outlets 13x08
Roger follows up with a beekeeper regarding honey harvesting. Kevin, along with Roger, Richard, and Tom ask "What Is It?" Scott Caron adds outlets to a homeowner's home.
Setting Up a Beehive; Adding Lighting to a Dark Kitchen 13x07
Roger learns from a beekeeper how to set up a beehive for a homeowner. The guys ask, "What is it?" Scott Caron adds lighting to a dark kitchen without having to run new wiring.
Natural Gas Line Installation; Hanging a Heavy Mirror 13x06
Richard samples some unique barbeque, and installs a natural gas line for a new grill. Kevin, along with Roger, Richard, and Tom ask "What Is It?" Roger shares some tips on what grows best in the shade. Tom hangs a heavy, decorative mirror on a masonry chimney.
Structural Problems; Running Wiring for a New Ceiling Fixture 13x05
Tom teaches a homeowner how to repair structural problems in his home. Scott Caron helps a homeowner run wiring for a new ceiling fixture and switch in a living room. The guys ask, "What is it?"
Practical Drought Solutions; Replacing an Old-Fashioned Toilet 13x04
The guys tackle practical solutions for drought. Kevin and Richard tour Lake Mead. Roger replaces a water-guzzling lawn. Kevin meets with Meteorologist Jim Cantore to hear cautionary tales from the front lines of the drought. Richard replaces an old-fashioned toilet.
Beneficial Insects; Resizing a Front Door; Outdoor Garden Faucet 13x03
Roger educates Kevin on beneficial insects. Tom resizes a front door that gets stuck on carpet every time it opens. Richard repairs an outdoor garden faucet. The guys ask "What Is It?"
Citrus Greening 13x02
Roger heads to Florida to learn about citrus greening, a disease that's killing citrus trees across the state; The guys ask What Is It?; Tom replaces an old vinyl peel-and-stick floor with ceramic tile.
Pass Through; New Gate 13x01
Richard shows Kevin some solutions for dealing with rust stains. Tom installs a pass through in a load-bearing wall. Roger replaces a poorly built fence gate. The guys play "What Is It" with special guest NASA Astronaut Rick Mastracchio.