Season 1, Episode 10 The This Old House Hour

First Aired: December 12, 2002

The Winchester, Mass., house gets some unexpected exposure: neighbors have removed hemlocks from their backyard. Inside, chimney specialist Mark Schaub breaks up an old flue using a centrifugal hammer. Meanwhile, carpenter Norm Abram tours a new Colonial Revival house built on the site of a 1950s ranch house. On “Ask This Old House”: Plumbing-heating expert Richard Trethewey fixes a leaky faucet and tries to see why a washing machine is making a loud noise. Landscaper Roger Cook cleans a slippery brick walkway using a pressure washer. And Cook, Trethewey and contractor Tom Silva try to figure out what to do with unfamiliar objects. Steve Thomas hosts.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 2002
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: PBS's home-improvement series and 'Ask This Old House,' an offshoot in which 'House' regulars field viewer questions (and make weekly 'house calls' to make actual home improvements). 'This Old House Hour' debuted in the fall of 2002. (more)

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