Season 1, Episode 12 The This Old House Hour

First Aired: December 26, 2002

Landscaper Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti plant a blue spruce in the backyard of the Winchester, Mass., house; homeowner Bruce Leasure and host Steve Thomas explore media-room options; and plumbing-heating expert Richard Trethewey shows Thomas three polyurethane tanks that will hold rainwater for garden reuse. Meanwhile, carpenter Norm Abram visits Vermont coppersmith Larry Stearns, who is fashioning a “This Old House” weathervane. On “Ask This Old House”: Contractor Tom Silva shows Thomas how to make a sawhorse and assesses those that are commercially available; Trethewey installs a frost-proof outdoor faucet; and Cook advises a homeowner on how to compost leaves.

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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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