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The This Old House Hour

The This Old House Hour

America's favorite home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE, airs in the first half of the hour. In the second half-hour, ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook address specific, viewer-driven home maintenance and repair questions.

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New apprentices join the team in Rhode Island as the roof goes up. Kevin and Tom take a tour of Judith's finished house in Charleston. Richard installs a garage heater, Tom teaches sanding and Ross installs a security system.

A Texas contractor explains how they're dredging sand shoaled in Barnegat Bay after Sandy; structural hardware and windows are installed in Bay Head. The Point Pleasant garage, now 10 feet in the air, becomes the new dining room; Rita's modular home gets trucked in and craned onto timber piles in Manasquan; Kevin visits the 19th-century Great Auditorium and tent city in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. In the second half of the hour, on ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Kevin visits Santa Fe and explores the Santa Fe style of architecture. Then he installs a shade sail over a deck to cut down on sun exposure.

The home is sealed against air leaks, and Kevin sees the landscape plan. Porch columns and rails are fabricated, and Tommy completes the exterior wall system. On Ask This Old House, Mark and Mauro repair and update a fireplace surround.

The guys tour the finished home and review all the features that transformed the space into a modern marvel. On Ask This Old House, Jenn plants Victorian flowers, Mauro matches paint colors, Tom carves serving utensils.

Norm teaches the apprentices how to lay a sill on the new foundation. The homeowners make a plan to create a modern space. On Ask This Old House, Mauro repaints a metal railing, and Tom and Kevin build a wine rack out of a reclaimed beam.

Arborist Matt Foti does some selective tree pruning, while Richard revisits the benefits of using PEX instead of copper for the water supply lines. Norm tours an 1872 Stick Style home in the neighborhood, and Tom shows Kevin how to convert a former doorjamb into a cased opening. In the second half of the hour, on ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Tom helps a homeowner fit a box spring mattress up a narrow staircase. Kevin and an electrician repair a light switch in Seattle. Richard shows many options for filtering drinking water. And the guys ask, "What is it?"

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