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Season 07, Episode 01 Collapsing Garage Roof; Installing a Dry Well

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Oct 3, 2008
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Collapsing Garage Roof; Installing a Dry Well Oct 3, 2008 Ask This Old House kicks off its 7th season on PBS. General contractor Tom Silva prevents a garage roof from collapsing by replacing a rotting support post. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscaping contractor Roger Cook and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?" Then, Roger helps two homeowners dry out their basement by installing a dry well to handle discharge from their sump pump.

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Season 07, Episode 02 Mature Tree; Noisy Heating System

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Oct 10, 2008
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Mature Tree; Noisy Heating System Oct 10, 2008 Landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows a pair of homeowners how to transplant a large, mature tree to their front yard. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Then, Richard helps two homeowners sleep better at night by quieting their noisy heating system.

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Season 07, Episode 03 Pendant Lighting; Care for Succulents

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Oct 17, 2008
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Pendant Lighting; Care for Succulents Oct 17, 2008 Host Kevin O'Connor travels to Nashville, Tennessee, where he helps a pair of homeowners brighten up their kitchen with some new pendant lighting. Then, up in the loft, houseplant expert Carrie Kelly shows Roger how to care for cactus plants and other succulents.

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Season 07, Episode 04 Damaged Lawn; Curved Stair Molding

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Oct 24, 2008
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Damaged Lawn; Curved Stair Molding Oct 24, 2008 Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps two homeowners repair the damage done to their lawn when a new well was installed. Then Roger, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it?" Then, Tom shows a homeowner how to make a piece of curved stair molding with some red oak and a few simple power tools.

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Season 07, Episode 05 Increasing Water Pressure; Transplanting a Bush

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Oct 31, 2008
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Increasing Water Pressure; Transplanting a Bush Oct 31, 2008 Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner transplant a giant Rhododendron bush. Then Roger, along with plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva, and host Kevin O’Connor ask, "What is it?" Then, Richard helps a homeowner increase his water pressure with an electric water pressure booster.

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Season 07, Episode 06 Laminate Countertops; Brick Walkway; Furnace Filters

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Nov 7, 2008
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Laminate Countertops; Brick Walkway; Furnace Filters Nov 7, 2008 Up in the loft, general contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor how to repair damaged laminate countertops. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner rebuild a brick walkway. Then Tom, Kevin, Roger, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?" Then Richard shows Kevin several different types of filters for forced-air heating and cooling systems.

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Season 07, Episode 07 Reducing Heating Costs; Using a Whole House Fan

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Nov 14, 2008
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Reducing Heating Costs; Using a Whole House Fan Nov 14, 2008 This episode has many tips for making your home more energy efficient. First, general contractor Tom Silva shows several different ways to seal the openings around doors, windows, and other penetrations in the shell of a house. Next, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner reduce his heating costs by installing a weather-responsive control on his boiler. Then, landscape contractor Roger Cook shares some tips on reducing energy costs. Finally, Tom helps a homeowner keep things cool with a whole house fan.

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Season 07, Episode 08 Waterproofing System/Installing A Privacy Screen

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Nov 21, 2008
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Waterproofing System/Installing A Privacy Screen Nov 21, 2008 General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner prepare a shower enclosure for tile using a new type of waterproofing system. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscaping contractor Roger Cook ask, "What is it?" Then, Roger helps two homeowners install a privacy screen using bushes and a decorative flower garden.

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Season 07, Episode 09 Building a Retaining Wall; Loud Faucet

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Nov 28, 2008
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Building a Retaining Wall; Loud Faucet Nov 28, 2008 Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a pair of homeowners build a retaining wall using pressure-treated timbers. Afterward, Roger, along with general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it?" Then, Richard has an easy fix for a kitchen faucet that is making a loud, shuddering sound.

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Season 07, Episode 10 Whole-House Water Filter; Repairing a Roof

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Dec 5, 2008
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Whole-House Water Filter; Repairing a Roof Dec 5, 2008 Plumbing & heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Indianapolis to help a pair of homeowners install a whole-house water filter. Then Richard, along with general contractor Tom Silva, landscaping contractor Roger Cook, and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it?" Then Tom helps a homeowner repair a hole in a rubber roof and Richard shares a viewer tip for cutting PVC pipe without a saw.

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Season 07, Episode 11 Repairing a Deck; Hydrangea Bush

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Dec 12, 2008
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Repairing a Deck; Hydrangea Bush Dec 12, 2008 General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a very dangerous deck. Then Tom, along with landscaping contractor Roger Cook, plumbing & heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it?" Then, Roger helps a homeowner with a hydrangea bush that won't flower.

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Season 07, Episode 12 Removing A Boulder; Securing Loose Pipes

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Dec 19, 2008
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Removing A Boulder; Securing Loose Pipes Dec 19, 2008 Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a pair of homeowners break apart and remove a large boulder in their backyard. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing & heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Next, Richard helps two homeowners secure their loose pipes inside a shower wall and Tom shares a viewer tip about getting a secure grip on a hammer.

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Season 07, Episode 13 Energy-Efficient Water Heater; Leveling a Concrete Walkway

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Dec 28, 2008
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Energy-Efficient Water Heater; Leveling a Concrete Walkway Dec 28, 2008 Plumbing & heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O'Connor replace an old tank-type water heater with a new, energy-efficient "tankless" unit fueled by propane. Then Richard and Kevin, along with landscaping contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Then, Roger helps a homeowner level his sagging concrete walkway using a method called "mudjacking," and Tom shares a viewer tip for removing hammer dents from a piece of wood.

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Season 07, Episode 14 Backyard Gate; Basement Window; Using Expanding Foam

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Jan 2, 2009
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Backyard Gate; Basement Window; Using Expanding Foam Jan 2, 2009 Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner in Charleston, South Carolina fix a sagging wooden gate. Then Roger, along with plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, host Kevin O'Connor, and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Then, Tom helps a homeowner replace his drafty old basement windows with new energy-efficient ones. Later, up in the loft, Tom and Richard discuss how to properly use different types of liquid foam insulation to prevent drafts.

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Season 07, Episode 15 Painting Kitchen Cabinets; Installing Cabinet Accessories

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Jan 9, 2009
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Painting Kitchen Cabinets; Installing Cabinet Accessories Jan 9, 2009 This special episode is dedicated to making the most out of your existing kitchen cabinets. First, host Kevin O'Connor and expert painter Rich O'Neil show a homeowner how to prepare and paint her oak kitchen cabinets. Next, general contractor Tom Silva visits a pair of Connecticut homeowners in need of some organization solutions for their cramped, cluttered cabinets.

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Season 07, Episode 16 Bathtub Conversion; Wood Fill; Solar-Powered Fountain

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Jan 16, 2009
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Bathtub Conversion; Wood Fill; Solar-Powered Fountain Jan 16, 2009 Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner convert a claw foot bathtub into a shower. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask, "What is it?" Later, Tom shows Kevin how to use different types of "fillers" for both wood and PVC trim. Then Roger helps a homeowner install a solar-powered fountain in her yard.

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Season 07, Episode 17 Staining A Deck; Preventing Sewage Backups

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Jan 23, 2009
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Staining A Deck; Preventing Sewage Backups Jan 23, 2009 General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner clean, stain and seal his mahogany backyard deck. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and landscape contractor Roger Cook ask, "What is it?" Kevin makes a House call to Chicago to help a homeowner prevent sewage backup in her basement by replacing her flood control system. In the Ask This Old House loft, Tom and Richard share a viewer tip on how to remove a wood plug from a hole saw.

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Season 07, Episode 18 Tree Pruning; Installing a Shower Mixing Valve

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Jan 30, 2009
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Tree Pruning; Installing a Shower Mixing Valve Jan 30, 2009 Landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner how to prune her neglected crabapple tree properly. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?" Later, Richard helps a homeowner install a new "anti-scald" shower-mixing valve.

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Season 07, Episode 19 Banging Pipes; Installing Fiberglass Door

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Feb 6, 2009
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Banging Pipes; Installing Fiberglass Door Feb 6, 2009 Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner quiet his banging pipes by installing a water hammer shock suppressor. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva and landscaping contractor Roger Cook ask, "What is it?" Then, Tom and Kevin show how to install a pre-hung fiberglass exterior door.

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Season 07, Episode 20 Kids Projects; Vegetable Garden; Mini-Golf; Rocket Launcher

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Feb 13, 2009
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Kids Projects; Vegetable Garden; Mini-Golf; Rocket Launcher Feb 13, 2009 Our annual "kids" episode features family-friendly projects that parents and kids can build together! First, landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a 12-year-old budding master gardener build a raised bed for growing vegetables. Then, up in the loft, general contractor Tom Silva and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, with the help of several kids, build a miniature indoor golf course. Next, Kevin and a middle school teacher show some eager students how to build a model rocket launcher using commonly available household and hardware store items.

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Season 07, Episode 21 Water Saving Toilet; In-Ground Sprinkler System

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Feb 20, 2009
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Water Saving Toilet; In-Ground Sprinkler System Feb 20, 2009 Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a new "dual flush" water-saving toilet. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscaping contractor Roger Cook and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Next, Roger and Kevin head outside to install an in-ground sprinkler system that any homeowner can install.

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Season 07, Episode 22 Heating & Cooling System Controller; Re-Grout Tile Floor

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Feb 27, 2009
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Heating & Cooling System Controller; Re-Grout Tile Floor Feb 27, 2009 Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a California homeowner install a new type of "zoning" control for her forced-air heating and cooling system. Then Richard, along with landscaping contractor Roger Cook, host Kevin O'Connor and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Next, Tom helps a homeowner re-grout the tile floor in her master bathroom.

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Season 07, Episode 23 Basement Wallboards; Tying Knots; Storm-Damaged Trees

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Mar 8, 2009
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Basement Wallboards; Tying Knots; Storm-Damaged Trees Mar 8, 2009 General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner prepare his concrete basement walls for finished wallboard. Then, up in the loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows host Kevin O'Connor how to tie a few basic knots. Next, Tom, Kevin and Richard, along with landscaping contractor Roger Cook ask, "What is it?" Then, Roger and certified arborist Matt Foti demonstrate how to care for storm-damaged trees.

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Season 07, Episode 24 Garage Door Installation; Preventing Frozen Pipes

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Mar 13, 2009
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Garage Door Installation; Preventing Frozen Pipes Mar 13, 2009 General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a new garage door. Then plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows a homeowner how to "winterize" his plumbing to prevent frozen pipes when the house is unoccupied.

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Season 07, Episode 25 Ventilation Fan Installation; Chemical Free Lawn Care

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Mar 22, 2009
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Ventilation Fan Installation; Chemical Free Lawn Care Mar 22, 2009 Kevin O'Connor and electrician Brian Bergeron help a homeowner install a new ventilation fan in her bathroom. Tom, Kevin O'Connor, and Richard Trethewey examine an unfamiliar object and try to guess how it is used. Roger Cooks show two homeowners how to care for their lawn without using pesticides or chemicals. He obtains a soil test before performing work on the lawn, then he spreads lawn fertilizer with chicken manure as the primary ingredient and uses grass seed enhanced with fungal endophytes.

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Season 07, Episode 26 Leaky PVC Drain Trap; Installing Bamboo Flooring

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Mar 29, 2009
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Leaky PVC Drain Trap; Installing Bamboo Flooring Mar 29, 2009 This episode demonstrates how to repair a leaking PVC drain trap under a kitchen sink, how to install a bamboo "floating" floor in a basement, and how to clean roof gutters without a ladder.

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