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Season 12

265 :12x01 - Sandy and the Jersey Shore; Ask This Old House -- Replacing an Old Bulkhead Door; Hot Water Without Waiting

Oct/03/2013
Season 12 opens on the Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Jersey shore, where the team meet three homeowners who've decided to rebuild stronger, smarter and out of harm's way. Also: using Twitter; replacing an old bulkhead door; getting hot water without waiting.

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266 :12x02 - Drastic Measures; Ask This Old House -- Building a Garden Bed in New Mexico; Repairing a Leaky Toilet

Oct/10/2013
A tour of the Bay Head, N.J., revetment project; the Point Pleasant project faces setbacks; the owner says goodbye to the Manasquan house before it's torn down. Also: a lesson on FEMA zones and foundations. In the second half: building a garden bed for chili pepper plants in New Mexico; and repairing a leaky toilet with a worn-out flange.

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267 :12x03 - Getting to Work; Ask This Old House -- Replacing a Kitchen Faucet With a Hands-Free Model; Installing a Channel Drain to Divert Rainwater

Oct/17/2013
In New Jersey, the decimated Mantoloking house is viewed from a beach rescue vehicle; the Bay Head home's new first floor is framed; and helical pull-down micro-pile technology screws the Point Pleasant house in place. Also: Bay Head's oldest bakery, which was rebuilt following Hurricane Sandy. In the second half: replacing a leaking kitchen faucet with a hands-free model; installing a channel drain in a driveway to divert rainwater. Also: rechargeable batteries are explained.

Source: PBS

268 :12x04 - Built for Speed; Ask This Old House -- Installing a Pre-hung Front Door; Using Big Containers for Screening and Shading

Oct/24/2013
Rebuilding Seaside Heights, N.J.; mahogany decking is added to the porch of the Bay Head house; work progress on homes in Point Pleasant and Manasquan; installing a pre-hung front door; using big containers for screening and shading in the backyard.

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269 :12x05 - Lines in the Sand; Ask This Old House -- Installing a Shade Sail Over a Deck in Santa Fe; Installing a Hybrid Water Heater to Save Energy

Oct/31/2013
Installing structural hardware and windows at the home in Bay Head, N.J.; the garage becomes a dining room at the Point Pleasant home; modular home is craned into timber piles in Manasquan; installing a shade sail over a deck.

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270 :12x06 - This Old House Go With the Flow; Ask This Old House, Replacing a Leaky Skylight; Repairing a Noisy Toilet

Nov/07/2013
Barrier-island ecology is investigated while the Bay Head job is delayed. Meanwhile, breakaway walls and flood vents are installed at the Point Pleasant project; and work on the modular home continues. Also: plants and trees that survived Sandy. In the second half: a leaky skylight is replaced; and a noisy toilet is repaired.

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271 :12x07 - This Old House Stories From Sea Level; Ask This Old House, Planting a Maple Tree; Working on an Underground Bathroom

Nov/14/2013
Sea level foundation footings; stone veneer, fiber cement siding and composite decking; finishing the modular home; planting a maple tree; underground master bathroom.



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272 :12x08 - This Old House One Year Later; Ask This Old House, Preparing for Severe Weather

Nov/21/2013
Completion of three projects on the Jersey Shore; homeowners prepare for severe weather; installing a saferoom for tornado protection; testing hurricane window protection; installing a whole-house generator.

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273 :12x09 - This Old House: A New Project in Arlington, MA; Ask This Old House: Demonstrating Uses for a Router; Replacing an Air Conditioning Unit

Jan/02/2014
Work begins on an 1872 Italianate-style home in Arlington, Mass., that has an awkward layout. Also: explaining the many uses for a router; replacing an air-conditioning unit that freezes when it runs.

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274 :12x10 - This Old House: Old House Discoveries; Installing an Irrigation System in New Mexico; Installing a Heat-Pump Water Heater

Jan/09/2014
Demolition of the kitchen and baths; moving a massive rhododendron; Victoria Mansion in Portland, Maine; an irrigation system designed for a desert climate; heat-pump water heater; reusing an old garden hose reel.

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275 :12x11 - This Old House: Concrete Jungle; Ask This Old House: Installing Crown Molding in Seattle; Replacing a Rotted Fence Post

Jan/16/2014
Replacing the foundation and pouring a new slab in the basement; installing crown molding; replacing a rotted fence post.



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276 :12x12 - This Old House: Quest for a Dry Basement; Ask This Old House: Installing a Whole-House Humidifier in North Carolina

Jan/23/2014
New roof; waterproofing mortar; reopening a door in the foyer; installing a whole-house humidifier; installing hardwired smoke- and carbon-monoxide detectors; removing stripped screws.

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277 :12x13 - This Old House: Getting to Level; Ask This Old House: Waffle Gardening in Santa Fe; Adding Mechanical Dampers to a Forced-Air Heating System

Jan/30/2014
Leveling out the ceiling in the kitchen and the floor in the basement; solutions for the shady front yard; waffle gardening; adding mechanical dampers to a forced-air heating system; bisecting angles.

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278 :12x14 - This Old House Additional Details; Ask This Old House: Repairing a Rotted Porch Post; Dealing With High Indoor Humidity

Feb/06/2014
Installing vertical beaded siding; replicating 150-year-old corbels; connecting cast iron water pipes; repairing a rotted porch post; high indoor humidity.

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279 :12x15 - This Old House Arlington Heights; Ask This Old House: Fitting a Mattress Up a Narrow Staircase; Repairing a Light-Switch in Seattle

Feb/13/2014
Selective tree pruning; benefits of using PEX instead of copper for water supply lines; converting a former doorjamb into a cased opening; fitting a box spring up a narrow staircase; repairing a light switch; filtering drinking water.

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280 :12x16 - This Old House Italianate Inspiration; Ask This Old House: Installing a Clawfoot Tub With Shower; Installing a Permanent Fire Escape Ladder

Feb/20/2014
This episode looks patching old oak veneer floors, exterior colour schemes. Plus a solution to PVC intake, how to take exhaust pipes out of a boiler. Also the best applications for radiant heat. Learn how to install a clawfooot tub with shower and a permanent fire escape ladder.

281 :12x17 - This Old House Deadliest Old House?; Ask This Old House: Building a High Tunnel Greenhouse; Converting Recessed Lights Into Pendants

Feb/27/2014
This week we find out how to patch cracks in plastered walls. Plus tips on how to raise the height of railings on a second floor landing. How to distinguish between the different types of pliers and wrenches and how to convert recessed lights into pendants.

282 :12x18 - This Old House: Old World New World; Ask This Old House: Quieting a Squealing Shower; Installing a DIY-Friendly Security

Mar/06/2014
Setting granite steps on ice; design options for the front porch railing; quieting a squealing shower; installing a security system and video camera.



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283 :12x19 - This Old House: House vs. Nature; Ask This Old House: Starting Plants From Seeds; Building a Moveable Kitchen Island

Mar/13/2014
Removing a hydrangea; working with messy red paint; indoor hailstorm; starting plants from seed; replacing an outdoor hose spigot; moveable kitchen island.

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284 :12x20 - This Old House: Water Water Everywhere; Ask This Old House: Planting a Low-Cost Privacy Screen; Sealing Ductwork From the Inside

Mar/20/2014
Arlington's Spy Pond; installing a new water line; installing pre-finished Brazilian chestnut flooring; fiberglass gutters; low-cost, low-maintenance privacy screen; sealing ductwork.

Source: PBS

285 :12x21 - This Old House: Brick, Trim and Tile; Ask This Old House: Patching a Hole in Baseboard; Maintaining a Lawn Mower

Mar/27/2014
Installing a front walk; chair rail; selecting tile; four-panel interior door; completing cabinet installation; replacing a shower valve; patching a hole in baseboard; maintaining a lawn mower.

Source: PBS

286 :12x22 - This Old House: Brick, Trim and Tile; Ask This Old House: Patching a Hole in Baseboard; Maintaining a Lawn Mower

Apr/03/2014
Installing a front walk; chair rail; selecting tile; four-panel interior door; completing cabinet installation; replacing a shower valve; patching a hole in baseboard; maintaining a lawn mower.



Source: PBS

287 :12x23 - This Old House: Made in the Shade; Ask This Old House: Building a Simple Table; Getting Rid of Tree Stumps

Apr/10/2014
How to install a PVC fence and arbor. In a powder room, a marble herringbone pattern is created. In a mudroom, the grout color options for the faux slate floor is decided. Salvaged antique wood from the attic is used to make a sliding barn door. A simple table is built from solid fir which removes tree stumps. Plus a discussion on solar energy.

290 :12x26 - This Old House: 2014 Italianate Renaissance

May/01/2014
The Arlington Italianate project concludes with a look at how the master bath was modified to accommodate a steam shower; a tour of the basement, bedrooms, baths and laundry spaces; and an overview of the decor choices. In the second half: installing new cabinets; discussing countertop options. Also: chef Michael Symon's Cleveland home and restaurant kitchens are visited.

Source: thisoldhouse.com
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Housing/Building | How To/Do It Yourself
Status: Returning Series
Network: PBS ( USA)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 10, 2002
Episode Order: 17
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