Season 1, Episode 4 The This Old House Hour
First Aired: October 31, 2002
The second floor of the Winchester, Mass., house is jacked up (carefully) by carpenter Charlie Silva, while plumbing-heating expert Richard Trethewey drains the house's heating system and disconnects the radiators. And homeowner Kim Whittemore dismantles the inside part of the kitchen chimney. Outside, unwanted trees are removed. On “Ask This Old House,” segments include a primer on maintaining paint brushes. Also: contractor Tom Silva helps a couple fill in gaps in their 160-year-old pine floor. 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)