Season 3, Episode 5 The This Old House Hour

First Aired: November 4, 2004

Work on the new foundation for the 1849 Carlisle, Mass., farmstead is the focus as contractor Tom Silva fashions a crushed-stone foundation footing and carpenter Norm Abram oversees the installation of the foundation itself, a precast unit. Meanwhile, arborist Matt Foti and landscaper Roger Cook discuss how to move the septic tank without harming a catalpa tree; and host Kevin O'Connor visits Carlisle's Brook Farm State Park, a working dairy farm. On “Ask This Old House,” projects include removing bolts and screws with stripped or damaged heads; making an edge for a concrete walkway using large cobblestones; and jacking up a porch roof to repair a rotting post.

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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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