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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 #1304
Previously aired Thursday July 2nd
Richard stops by the Charlestown Navy Yard to see a special guest arrive - the last wooden whaling ship in the world, the Charles W. Morgan, built c.1840. Tom shows Norm the progress on the approved dormer and how he's waterproofing its low slope roof. Inside, insulation is in and wallboard is going up. Out back, mason Mark McCullough installs a reclaimed brick veneer on the new kitchen bump out. Kevin checks on the kitchen design details, and Norm and Tom replace the fake shutters with operable shutters made of durable fiberglass and PVC. In the second half of the hour, on ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, the guys tackle practical solutions for drought. Richard and Kevin are at Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country, that's only at 40 percent capacity. Roger visits Las Vegas to replace a water-guzzling lawn with a desert appropriate alternative. Kevin meets with meteorologist Jim Cantore to hear cautionary tales from the front lines of the drought. And Richard travels to San Francisco to replace an old-fashioned toilet with a new "water sense" solution.
51 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1305
Airs Thursday July 9th
Richard works with fireplace expert John Sullivan to rough in the ductwork for the new direct vent gas fireplace units. Norm and Tom add some subtle Greek Revival details to the interior window trim package. For inspiration for her own urban garden, Roger takes homeowner Angela Daigle to see some hidden gardens of Beacon Hill. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique paints the exterior window trim on the rowhouse and puts up samples of color choices for the new front door. In the second half of the hour, Tom teaches a homeowner how to repair some structural problems in his home. Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner run wiring for a new ceiling fixture and switch in a living room. 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 #1306
Airs Thursday July 16th
Tom gets ready for a major upgrade to the front of the house - a Greek Revival-style front door. In the kitchen, Angela's cabinets have arrived; on the second floor, Tom and Kevin install new wood wainscoting to replace the old worn out, poorly made version. Norm learns about Charlestown's ancient past from city archaeologist Joe Bagley, who provides a rare look at his warehouse of artifacts. Tile contractor Mark Ferrante uses a marble basket weave tile from an online supplier to make a feature wall insert in the master shower. At the back addition, Kevin and Tom install a small section of copper roof to add character and durability to the small roof. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Richard travels to Kansas City to sample some unique barbeque and help a homeowner install a natural gas line for a new grill. Kevin, along with Roger, Richard and Tom, asks "What is it?" Afterward, Roger shares some tips on what grows best in the shade and Tom helps a homeowner hang a heavy, decorative mirror on a masonry chimney.
56 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1307
Airs Thursday July 23rd
Tom conceals a basement door behind a system of rails and stiles that look like paneling. Marble specialist Danny Puccio shows Kevin the new Cararra marble island top. Angela tells Roger her budget for the backyard is beyond stretched and she'll have to hold off on planting until next year. Fence contractor Mark Bushway installs a new PVC fence on top of the retaining wall to provide some privacy for the backyard. Richard learns how a homeowner is turning one of Boston's lighthouses into a summer home. Norm and Tom restore the old, weather-beaten front steps with a grinder, a router, some epoxy and a non-slip exterior paint. Stone specialist Steve Torok installs the salvaged marble mantel and surround in the sitting room. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Roger learns from a beekeeper how to set up a beehive for a homeowner. The guys ask, "What is it?" Afterward, electrician Scott Caron adds lighting to a dark kitchen without having to run any new wiring.
56 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1308
Airs Thursday July 30th
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 MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1317
Airs Thursday August 6th
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.
51 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1318
Airs Thursday August 20th
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?"
51 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1319
Airs Thursday August 27th
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.
51 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 #1304
Previously aired Thursday July 2nd
Richard stops by the Charlestown Navy Yard to see a special guest arrive - the last wooden whaling ship in the world, the Charles W. Morgan, built c.1840. Tom shows Norm the progress on the approved dormer and how he's waterproofing its low slope roof. Inside, insulation is in and wallboard is going up. Out back, mason Mark McCullough installs a reclaimed brick veneer on the new kitchen bump out. Kevin checks on the kitchen design details, and Norm and Tom replace the fake shutters with operable shutters made of durable fiberglass and PVC. In the second half of the hour, on ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, the guys tackle practical solutions for drought. Richard and Kevin are at Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country, that's only at 40 percent capacity. Roger visits Las Vegas to replace a water-guzzling lawn with a desert appropriate alternative. Kevin meets with meteorologist Jim Cantore to hear cautionary tales from the front lines of the drought. And Richard travels to San Francisco to replace an old-fashioned toilet with a new "water sense" solution.
51 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

Thu Jul 2nd @ 7:00 pm

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 #1303
Previously aired Thursday June 25th
Richard talks with Ted Zoli, structural engineer on one of Charlestown's most iconic structures, the Zakim Bridge. At the project house, the front of the building is obscured by scaffolding - it will be used to replace the failing asphalt roof and to build the dormer. Inside, Tom shows Kevin how he'll modify the old chimney for the new gas fireplace units, and they see the framing progress. The third floor master suite is framed up, except the dormer, still in regulatory limbo. Several days later, mason Mark McCullough starts installing the retaining wall. Richard shows Kevin the progress on the rough plumbing and electrical. In the second half of the hour, on ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Roger educates Kevin on beneficial insects. Tom resizes a front door that gets stuck on carpet every time it's opened. Richard repairs an outdoor garden faucet. And the guys ask, "What is it?"
51 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1302
Previously aired Thursday June 18th
Kevin arrives to find Tom solving a major problem with the house - the exterior walls are bowing out from the weight of the roof over 160 years. In the basement, Richard shows Kevin the result of two weeks of hand digging and a week of rough plumbing. On the third floor, Norm shows Kevin how the roof has been under-structured since it was originally built. Tom joins to get the first of two massive LVLs tucked into the pockets in the brick sidewalls and fastened in place. Norm revisits the townhouse TOH renovated in Charlestown 14 years ago. Back at the project house, Tom shows Kevin how he's going to open up the back wall for the new bump out. In the second half of the hour, on ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Roger heads to Florida to learn about citrus greening, a disease that's killing citrus trees across the state. Tom replaces an old vinyl peel-and-stick floor with ceramic tile. And the guys ask, "What is it?"
51 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1301
Previously aired Thursday June 11th
The 35th celebration season of THIS OLD HOUSE begins in Boston's oldest neighborhood: Charlestown. The new project is part of a cluster of 1850s-era Greek Revival houses tucked into the backside of Bunker Hill. Homeowner Angela Daigle shows Kevin the outdated kitchen she'd like to improve. Upstairs, Tom shows Norm the spaces needing minimal work. The third floor will likely be a full gut to give Angela a better master suite with additional living space, assuming the city approves the plan to enlarge the existing dormers. Out back, Roger shows Kevin the crumbling retaining walls. In the second half of the hour, on ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Richard showing Kevin some solutions for dealing with rust staining. Tom opens up a small home by installing a pass-through in a load-bearing wall. Roger replaces a poorly built fence gate with one that will last. And the guys play "What is it?" with special guest NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio.
51 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1326
Previously aired Thursday May 28th
Kevin meets HFOT community outreach coordinator Chris Mitchell, who explains why community involvement is important. More than 150 local volunteers are laying down the sod, mulching the beds and planting. Closet builder Brian McSharry has been working with the DeWitts on a special design for the master closet, and Norm and Kevin work with Matt to design and build a table for the new dining room. At the end of a long journey, the DeWitts move into their new home. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Richard travels to Pittsburgh to install a thermostat that interfaces with a smartphone to save energy and money. Ross Trethewey walks Kevin through the installation of a photovoltaic solar array on the barn.
51 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 #1325
Previously aired Thursday May 21st
Richard meets HFOT project manager Mike Duckett at the jobsite to understand some of the 150 requirements implemented on ADA-approved and Energy Star-rated homes. He travels to a plumbing manufacturer to see the technology behind touchless faucets and toilets. At the house, Mike shows Norm how tile contractor Steve Collette is using a beveled piece of marble to create an ADA-compliant threshold in the shower. Then they check out the technology behind the automatic door opener being used on many of the doors in the house. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner install an electric vehicle charger next to his house. Richard helps a homeowner install a new kitchen sink.
51 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1324
Previously aired Thursday May 14th
Kevin meets Mike Duckett in New Hampshire to see the plans for the DeWitts' specially adapted home from HFOT. Norm, Tom and Kevin join builder Ken Dionne and his team to help with framing the exterior walls. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Roger heads to Maine to help a homeowner plant an indoor tropical garden with plants from Jamaica, Richard shows how to change the temperature on water heaters and Tom and Kevin build an American flag out of reclaimed wood.
51 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1323
Previously aired Thursday May 7th
Norm and Kevin review the transformation that has taken place in the 1966 Garrison Colonial. Kitchen designer Michele Kelly shows Richard the design and technology smarts built into the new kitchen. Kevin meets homeowner Jody and her designer brother to see how he customized the spaces over the garage to reflect each daughter's personality. Interior designer Robin Gannon shows Norm the updates she made to the older parts of the house. Kevin and Jody join Jeremy in the kitchen to see the finished space, the new breakfast area, screen porch and back deck. On ASK THIS OLD HOUSE, Tom and Kevin discuss kitchen island dimensions. Richard helps a homeowner quiet a noisy baseboard heating system. The guys ask, "What is it?" Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner add light to a kitchen by installing three new recessed cans.
51 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1322
Previously aired Tuesday May 5th
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?"
51 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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