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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 #1320
Previously aired 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?"
51 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

Sat Apr 18th @ 6:02 pm

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.

Episode #1323
Airs 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.
56 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1324
Airs 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.
56 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1325
Airs 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.
56 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1326
Airs 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.
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.

Episode #1301
Airs 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.
50 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 #1320
Previously aired 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?"
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 #1319
Previously aired 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.
51 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1318
Previously aired 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?"
51 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #1317
Previously aired 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.
51 minutes long
tpt MN Channel 2.2

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

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.


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