Season 1, Episode 11 The This Old House Hour

First Aired: December 19, 2002

The kitchen addition to the Winchester, Mass., house is nearly complete as a mineral-wood insulation is sprayed into the walls, so cabinetmaker Jeff Peavy goes to work. Meanwhile, contractor Tom Silva installs double-hung windows in the sun porch; roofer Tom Evarts describes what his crew has been doing; and plumbing-heating expert Richard Trethewey shows host Steve Thomas the water-supply lines and the heating-and-cooling system. On “Ask This Old House”: Landscaper Roger Cook and garden-tool expert Paul Schneider assess different types of hand pruners; Silva helps two homeowners repair and reinstall broken shutters; and Trethewey discusses water heaters and visits a house with a tankless hot-water system.

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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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