Season 1, Episode 9 The This Old House Hour

First Aired: December 5, 2002

Winchester, Mass., homeowner Kim Whittemore explores exterior-paint options, and plumbing-heating expert Richard Trethewey shows his radiant-heating plan for keeping the outdoor steps leading to the basement ice-free in winter. Meanwhile, homeowner Bruce Leasure and carpenter Norm Abram examine roofing choices; and host Steve Thomas visits photographer Arthur Griffin, a Winchester resident known for his pictures of baseball Hall-of-Famer Ted Williams. On “Ask This Old House”: projects include painting a pre-hung six-panel door, installing a power outlet in a dining room and replacing the string on a weed trimmer. Also: contractor Tom Silva makes a “Housecall” to replace a rotting basement window frame and install a dryer vent.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 2002
  • Rating: TV-G
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  • 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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