Season 1, Episode 8 The This Old House Hour
First Aired: May 29, 2003
Chimney specialist Mark Shaub uses his “fluecam” to look for reasons why the chimney at the Winchester, Mass., house is smoking. Also: contractor Tom Silva shows how the kitchen addition is reinforced and works on the deck structure for the new sun porch; and host Steve Thomas examines the cantilever at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater house in western Pennsylvania. On “Ask This Old House”: projects include cutting wooden bungholes and installing them on decking. Also: Richard Trethewey on plumbing torches; painter Jim Clark on why new paint can crack and peel in bathrooms; Silva on outdoor lattices.
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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)