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The This Old House Hour
Genre: How-to
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.

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #1317
Airs Thursday March 26th
Norm recaps progress on the mudroom and kitchen. Porcelain plank floor tile made to look like wood is used on the treads and risers of the stairs to the garage. In the great room, Kevin shows how to patch the holes where the recessed lights were: rigid insulation, strapping, wallboard and plaster. In the backyard, contractor Mauro Henrique shows a smart way to paint shutters. Tom shows Kevin how he's turning an arched doorway into one that's squared off to match the rest of the openings. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Tom heads to West Virginia to help a homeowner repair broken sash cords. Roger shows a homeowner how to plant bulbs. And the guys play "What is it" with special guest Doris Kearns Goodwin.
56 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1318
Airs Thursday April 2nd
Kevin arrives to find the second floor sanded, stained and sealed, and Tom overseeing the crew as they start on the first floor. In the kitchen, the cabinets are mostly installed, and carpenter Chuck Parker shows Norm the custom refrigerator panels. In Lexington Center, just steps from the Battle Green, Kevin meets local designer Robin Gannon to see how she used her modern and eclectic style to decorate 22 rooms of a historic inn. Norm shows Kevin how he's repurposing a chest of drawers for a sink base for the new powder room. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Tom and Kevin build a basic entry shelf from poplar and plywood. Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner wire a basement room for outlets and lighting. Then, Kevin, Roger, Richard and Tom ask, "What is it?"
56 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1319
Airs Thursday April 9th
Roger starts on the new bluestone front walk despite some significant grade challenges. Around back, tile contractor Mark Ferrante is installing porcelain tile made to look like slate in the screen porch. Kevin recaps the vanity project and meets Richard to see the sink and faucet set. In nearby Acton, Roger visits a stone salvage yard to see how Gavin Johnston is selecting and fabricating antique granite for the front walk and custom house marker. At the end of the day, the granite steps are in place and Roger sets the house marker. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner replace an undersized ceiling fan with a more appropriate one. Kevin, Tom, Richard and Roger ask, "What is it?" Later, Roger visits a bonsai nursery to learn the art of sculpting trees.
56 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1320
Airs Thursday April 16th
Master electrician Allen Gallant shows Kevin the new LED ribbon strip lights he's using under the cabinets in the kitchen and butler's pantry. Norm and Tom build the new mudroom storage system. Richard and Tom review the critical need for ventilation in the modern, super insulated building. Wallpaper hanger Mark Pehrson shows Kevin his technique for applying wallpaper to a ceiling in one girl's room. In another daughter's bedroom, painting contractor Mauro Henrique is setting up to paint decorative stripes on an accent wall. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Kevin and Roger meet with meteorologist Jim Cantore to discuss Jim's biggest weather fear: lightning. Roger heads to Orlando to see a lightning protection system installed. Richard helps a homeowner install a reverse osmosis filter for drinking water. And the guys ask, "What is it?"
56 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1321
Airs Thursday April 23rd
Roger and landscape designer Tim Lee place the first new plants in the landscaping plan. Richard is using two kinds of radiators to bring heat to the garage and the upstairs sitting room. Tom shows Kevin the progress on the upstairs laundry room, outfitted with simple cabinets and a small countertop. Installer Bob Young shows Norm the new insulated steel garage doors that should help keep the heat inside the garage. In the great room, master electrician Allen Gallant is installing a massive wrought-iron chandelier with 52 bulbs. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, electrician Scott Caron heads to Cleveland to install some landscape lighting. Kevin, Tom, Richard and Roger ask, "What is it?" Then Richard replaces a water main shutoff.
56 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1322
Airs Thursday April 30th
Sod grower Pat Hogan installs a new variety of turf that needs less water and fertilizer. Kevin learns how interior designer Robin Gannon came up with the design for the great room entertainment center, then meets Matt Allen to see how he's turning her design into reality, with the sliding barn door hardware he's using to hang the salvaged interior doors that will conceal the TV. In the basement, Richard shows Kevin the finished mechanical room. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, 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?"
56 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.


This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

Episode #1316
Previously aired Thursday February 26th
Gutter fabricator Mike Vidulich installs a one-piece covered gutter that should never have to be cleaned. In the backyard, Roger shows Kevin the native plants he's using. Master electrician Allen Gallant shows Kevin how he's going to update the recessed light fixtures and add new sconces over the mantel. Norm visits a factory in Londonderry, New Hampshire, to see how they're making and testing two types of windows for the project. Roger shows Kevin the infiltration system that is going to disperse the water from gutters into the ground. On ASK THE OLD HOUSE, Kevin heads to Kansas City to help a homeowner transform an old backsplash. Then, the guys ask, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner install a new kitchen faucet.
50 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1315
Previously aired Thursday February 19th
Norm and Tom install reinforced fiberglass columns to support the new farmer's porch. Richard meets plumbing contractor Brian Bilo and local plumbing inspector Donald "Duke" LaConte. Kevin and Tom meet building commissioner Fred Lonardo to see what goes into the rough mechanical and rough framing inspections. After Fred signs off, insulation begins. Tom shows Kevin the storm window system he's using to enclose the screen porch, and Russell Parrot shows how to heat the space. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Richard helps a homeowner install 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, Roger, Richard and Tom ask, "What is it? "
50 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1314
Previously aired Thursday February 12th
Tom shows Kevin the new mudroom door and the work required to patch in new clapboards. Kevin meets electrician Allen Gallant and inspector Alix Berube to see what goes into a rough electrical inspection. At the back deck, Tom shows Kevin a hybrid railing system. Kevin visits kitchen designer Donna Venegas to see what's trending in kitchens. Then, project designer Michele Kelly and homeowner Jeremy Kieval show Kevin the layout and design choices for the new kitchen. Paint color expert Bonnie Krims gives Kevin and homeowner Jody Kieval a range of options for the exterior. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Roger helps a homeowner remove overgrown shrubs from the front yard and replaces them with an edible landscape. Richard shares some tips on snaking drains, and Tom helps a homeowner replace some damaged pieces of vinyl siding. The guys ask, "What is it?"
50 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1313
Previously aired Thursday February 5th
Roger meets landscape designer Tim Lee to see how the small stream in the backyard affects all other areas of the yard, including a stand of trees in front that can be removed after careful consideration by the Conservation Commission. Before the trees come down, Roger shows Kevin the valuable shade plants to be relocated to a new bed in the side yard to provide screening from the neighboring house. Tom and Kevin cut away a five-foot section of wall to connect the new kitchen to the old great room. Richard shows Kevin two common rough plumbing conditions in the kitchen: a main sink that has a traditional drain and vent configuration, and an island prep sink, which requires a bow vent in order to work properly. Kevin meets building inspector Fred Lonardo to learn how a GC can call for a "partial framing inspection" to keep the job moving. Arborist John Marquis shows Roger the proper preparation, safety precautions and procedures for doing a "take down" of the 12 trees in the front yard.
50 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1312
Previously aired Thursday January 29th
Kevin recaps how the roofers applied new architectural shingles to tie the old house in with the addition. Tom shows Kevin the progress on the new back deck. Kevin finds Richard and plumbing contractor Kevin Bilo fighting to keep the P-trap from the new bathtub on the second floor from interfering with the decorative ceiling of the new kitchen. They use a new German bath waste and overflow kit that allows for the flexibility needed to solve the problem. Kevin and Norm finish up the trim and decking on the new corner deck stair. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Tom and Kevin build a watertight fire pit cover in the barn. Then Richard heads to Missouri to upgrade and vent a bathroom sink. And the guys ask, "What is it?"
50 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1311
Previously aired Thursday January 22nd
At the Lexington project, Kevin finds the front gable wall of the second floor up and the roof framing underway. In Lexington's historic district, architect Frank Shirley shows Norm how people have been using front porches to lend character and charm to Colonial style homes for hundreds of years. Back at the house, Tom shows Kevin the framing of the new farmer's porch. Inside, Kevin sees how the homeowners are getting by without a kitchen, which has been gutted. Later, Tom presents a solution to the ceiling height challenge in the old part of the kitchen. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Tom replaces a broken window with a safer solution. Then, Kevin, Roger, Richard and Tom ask, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard shows a homeowner how to rotate a toilet.
50 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1310
Previously aired Thursday January 15th
The Lexington homeowners want to stay in the house during the renovation, so Tom shows Kevin how he's going to demo in phases, keeping the kitchen intact for as long as possible. Today, they'll tackle exterior demo only, starting with the back porch. Norm explains the framing of the first floor platform. Roger gets underway with the layout and excavation for the new footings for the first floor addition. The new prefab footings are unloaded into the backyard, set, leveled and plumbed. Kevin explains the building permit process and the role of the building commissioner, Fred Lonardo, as he comes in to make his first inspection. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, electrician 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?" And Roger shows a homeowner how to rejuvenate a crabapple tree.
50 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1309
Previously aired Thursday January 8th
THIS OLD HOUSE kicks off the second project of the 35th Anniversary Season: an addition to a 1966 Colonial in historic Lexington, Massachusetts. Homeowners Jeremy and Jody Kieval would like a makeover that includes more sunlight and a new farmer's porch. Inside, the overflowing playroom needs to be relocated. Jeremy wants his dream kitchen to become the new heart of the home, so the old kitchen will be gutted and redesigned. A new addition will include a mudroom and access to the garage. The upstairs plan includes two more bedrooms, a laundry room and a sitting area over the garage. Roger shows Kevin how the small stream in the backyard will be protected during construction. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Roger heads to Florida to help a homeowner build a hydroponic garden. Then, the guys ask, "What is it?" Afterward, Richard helps a homeowner install a hot and cold water outdoor faucet.
50 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1308
Previously aired Tuesday January 6th
After five months of work in Charlestown, the exterior is restored with a new dormer, windows, shutters and front entry. Norm joins Richard in the partially unfinished basement to see the mechanical room, where the systems integrate to provide comfort for the whole house. On the third floor, Angela's mission is accomplished: a serene master suite retreat. Downstairs, Kathy joins Angela and Kevin to see the former dining room transformed into a sophisticated sitting room, and all the details of the new kitchen: cabinetry, tile, storage, new powder room and the window seat addition. In the second half of the hour, on ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Roger follows up with a beekeeper regarding honey harvesting. Then, Kevin, Roger, Richard and Tom ask, "What is it?" Afterward, electrician Scott Caron adds outlets to a homeowner's home.
50 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.


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