Season 2, Episode 5 The This Old House Hour

First Aired: November 6, 2003

Work on the Concord, Mass., barn-conversion project includes installing an underground PVC conduit for 200-amp electrical service. Meanwhile, carpenter Norm Abram and contractor Tom Silva push out an old roof section to let light in; carpenter Jason Wood cuts a hole in the roof to accommodate a dormer; and host Kevin O'Connor interviews architect Sarah Susanka, the author of “The Not So Big House.” On “Ask This Old House,” projects include a backyard drywell for rainfall from roof gutters and a bathtub safety grab-bar. Also: O'Connor, Silva, heating-plumbing expert Richard Trethewey and landscaper Roger Cook guess the uses of unfamiliar objects.

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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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