Season 1, Episode 6 The This Old House Hour

First Aired: November 14, 2002

At the Winchester, Mass., house: a new doorway is cut into the basement foundation; exterior paint is stripped using nontoxic chemicals; architect Donald Striling and homeowner Kim Whittemore discuss the house's asymmetrical dormers; Whittemore and host Steve Thomas shop for windows for the addition. On “Ask This Old House,” projects include a toilet that's constantly refilling, a window pane that needs replacing and a window sash that needs reglazing. Also: contractor Tom Silva makes a “housecall” to repair cracked plaster in a condominium ceiling; and landscaper Roger Cook helps a homeowner remove a tree stump with a stump grinder.

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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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