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Ask This Old House Season 11

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Season 11, Episode 01 Transforming Stock Shelving; New Washing Machine Valve

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Oct 5, 2012
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Transforming Stock Shelving; New Washing Machine Valve Oct 5, 2012 Transforming stock shelving into a custom built-in; installing a new washing machine valve.

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Season 11, Episode 02 Bluestone Patio; Hanging Bikes in a Garage

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Oct 12, 2012
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Bluestone Patio; Hanging Bikes in a Garage Oct 12, 2012 Installing a bluestone patio; hanging bikes in a small garage.

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Season 11, Episode 03 Custom Fireplace Mantle; Repairing a Leaking Kitchen Faucet

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Oct 19, 2012
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Custom Fireplace Mantle; Repairing a Leaking Kitchen Faucet Oct 19, 2012 Building a custom fireplace mantle; garden edging; repairing a leaking kitchen faucet.

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Season 11, Episode 04 Laying Sod in the Backyard; Installing a Wireless Thermostat

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Oct 26, 2012
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Laying Sod in the Backyard; Installing a Wireless Thermostat Oct 26, 2012 Laying sod in the backyard; finding measurements without doing math; wireless thermostat controls the heating system.

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Season 11, Episode 05 Planting Palm Trees; Replacing an Old Heating System

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Nov 2, 2012
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Planting Palm Trees; Replacing an Old Heating System Nov 2, 2012 Planting several varieties of palm trees in a front yard; light bulbs; Replacing an old heating system and hot water heater with a more efficient single appliance.

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Season 11, Episode 06 Special New York Episode

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Nov 9, 2012
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Special New York Episode Nov 9, 2012 The crew visits New York City, where plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey tours a scale model of the city. Host Kevin O'Connor and a local electrician add task lighting to a Brooklyn kitchen. The guys play "What Is It" in Times Square with Jimmy Fallon. Landscape contractor Roger visits the Highline. General contractor Tom installs cable deck railing in Greenwich Village.

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Season 11, Episode 07 New Kitchen Sink and Faucet; Insulated Sidelights on a Front Door

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Nov 16, 2012
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New Kitchen Sink and Faucet; Insulated Sidelights on a Front Door Nov 16, 2012 Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Colorado Spings to install a brand new kitchen sink and faucet. General contractor Tom Silva installs insulated sidelights on a front door.

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Season 11, Episode 08 Privacy Fence; Replacing a Clogged Shower Valve

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Nov 23, 2012
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Privacy Fence; Replacing a Clogged Shower Valve Nov 23, 2012 Landscape contractor Roger Cook works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard replaces a clogged shower valve.

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Season 11, Episode 09 Interior Window Trim; Heating a Swimming Pool

S11 E09

Nov 30, 2012
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Interior Window Trim; Heating a Swimming Pool Nov 30, 2012 General contractor Tom Silva installs interior window trim. Richard heats a swimming pool using an air conditioner.

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Season 11, Episode 10 Properly Mulching Garden Beds; Installing a Natural Gas Line

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Dec 7, 2012
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Properly Mulching Garden Beds; Installing a Natural Gas Line Dec 7, 2012 Landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner how to properly mulch his garden beds. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard installs a natural gas line for a barbeque grill.

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Season 11, Episode 11 Using Hand Planes; Repairing a Cracked Stone Walkway

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Dec 14, 2012
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Using Hand Planes; Repairing a Cracked Stone Walkway Dec 14, 2012 In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the proper way to use hand planes. Then, Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger helps a homeowner repair a cracked stone walkway.

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Season 11, Episode 12 Ceiling Fan; Installing a Water Softener

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Dec 21, 2012
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Ceiling Fan; Installing a Water Softener Dec 21, 2012 Host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a ceiling fan on a cathedral ceiling. Then, Kevin, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard visits New Jersey to install a water softener.

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Season 11, Episode 13 Transplanting a Rose Bush; Replacing Old Outdoor Lighting

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Dec 28, 2012
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Transplanting a Rose Bush; Replacing Old Outdoor Lighting Dec 28, 2012 Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner temporarily transplant a mature rose bush while exterior work takes place. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard shows Kevin some rookie plumbing mistakes. And Tom and Kevin replace old outdoor lighting with new fixtures.

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Season 11, Episode 14 Restoring Terrazzo Floors; Repairing a Cracked Floor Joist

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Jan 4, 2013
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Restoring Terrazzo Floors; Repairing a Cracked Floor Joist Jan 4, 2013 Host Kevin O'Connor heads to Del Ray Beach, Florida to restore Terrazzo floors. Then, Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner repair a cracked floor joist.

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Season 11, Episode 15 Toilet Installation; Patching a Lawn with Grass Seed

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Jan 11, 2013
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Toilet Installation; Patching a Lawn with Grass Seed Jan 11, 2013 Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to help a homeowner install a toilet. Then, Richard, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, host Kevin O'Connor, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Roger and Kevin patch a lawn with grass seed.

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Season 11, Episode 16 Hanging a Flat Panel TV; Controlling Insects Without Pesticides

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Jan 18, 2013
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Hanging a Flat Panel TV; Controlling Insects Without Pesticides Jan 18, 2013 Master electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner hang a flat-panel television on the wall and conceal all the wiring. Back in the workshop, Scott shows Kevin examples of many different types of electrical outlets. Roger heads to Miami to help a homeowner control the insect pests in her yard without the use of pesticides.

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Season 11, Episode 17 Maintaining Kitchen Appliances; Installing a Rain Gutter

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Jan 25, 2013
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Maintaining Kitchen Appliances; Installing a Rain Gutter Jan 25, 2013 Host Kevin O'Connor meets appliance repairman Richie Isaacson to learn how to maintain kitchen appliances. Then, Kevin, along with landscape contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner install a rain gutter, downspout, and rain barrel.

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Season 11, Episode 18 Storage Bench; Soldering Pipes; Overgrown Perennial Garden

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Feb 1, 2013
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Storage Bench; Soldering Pipes; Overgrown Perennial Garden Feb 1, 2013 In the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a storage bench for an entryway. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey demonstrates how to solder copper pipes properly. Afterward, landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner maintain an overgrown perennial garden.

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Season 11, Episode 19 Orchids as Houseplants; Purchasing a Kitchen Wall Cabinet

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Feb 8, 2013
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Orchids as Houseplants; Purchasing a Kitchen Wall Cabinet Feb 8, 2013 Landscape contractor Roger Cook visits a tropical botanic garden to learn how to care for orchids as houseplants. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner purchase and install a kitchen wall cabinet.

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Season 11, Episode 20 Insulating Ductwork; Maintaining Clothes Washers and Dryers

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Feb 15, 2013
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Insulating Ductwork; Maintaining Clothes Washers and Dryers Feb 15, 2013 Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits Cortland, Illinois, to learn how corn is harvested and then to help a homeowner insulate ductwork. Landscape contractor Roger Cook demonstrates proper pruning technique. Roger, Richard, host Kevin O'Connor, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Kevin learns how to maintain washers and dryers.

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Season 11, Episode 21 Ductless Heat Pump; LED Lighting

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Feb 22, 2013
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Ductless Heat Pump; LED Lighting Feb 22, 2013 Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O'Connor install a ductless heat pump to heat and cool a room. Richard, Kevin, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Master electrician Scott Caron demonstrates new technologies and applications for LED lighting. Roger learns how to select houseplants for different situations.

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Season 11, Episode 22 Solving a Melted Mystery; Whole-House Energy Audit

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Mar 1, 2013
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Solving a Melted Mystery; Whole-House Energy Audit Mar 1, 2013 General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner solve the mystery of her melted vinyl siding.

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Season 11, Episode 23 Using Ladders Safely; Replacing a Shower Valve

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Mar 8, 2013
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Using Ladders Safely; Replacing a Shower Valve Mar 8, 2013 General contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor demonstrate how to use all types of ladders safely. Then plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey replaces a three-handle shower valve with a single-handle antiscald valve.

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Season 11, Episode 24 Surge Protectors, Cutting Stone

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Mar 15, 2013
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Surge Protectors, Cutting Stone Mar 15, 2013 Master electrician Scott Caron installs several types of surge protection. Then, general contractor Tom Silva, host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger demonstrates how to cut and shape stones for hardscaping projects.

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Season 11, Episode 25 Custom Concrete Countertops; Cordless Landscape Tools

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Mar 22, 2013
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Custom Concrete Countertops; Cordless Landscape Tools Mar 22, 2013 How to make and install custom concrete countertops. Can you install watertight connections without soldering? Cordless landscape tools.

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Season 11, Episode 26 Painting Kitchen Cabinets; Installing a Smart Thermostat

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Mar 29, 2013
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Painting Kitchen Cabinets; Installing a Smart Thermostat Mar 29, 2013 The final episode of the 2012/13 season investigates how subway trains are serviced. The crew shows how to paint kitchen cabinets; estimate landscape material by the cubic yard; and how to install a smart thermostat.

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