Season 1, Episode 2 The This Old House Hour

First Aired: April 17, 2003

Architect David Stirling, who'll be working on the Manchester, Mass., renovation, shows off a Manchester house he designed. Stirling also discusses plans for the project house's master bedroom with homeowner Bruce Leasure. Outside, there's lead-based exterior paint to strip; and trees and shrubs to remove (temporarily) during construction. Then, on “Ask This Old House,” projects include fixing a damaged garden hose. Also: tips for buying plumbing tools are offered; and in the “housecall” segment, landscaper Roger Cook visits a family with a dirty kitchen floor---the result of mud under the children's swing set. 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)

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