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Ask This Old House: Choosing Groundcover/ Installing Hydronic Baseboard Heaters

Airs Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Credit: Anthony Tieuli

Above: Pictured (l-r): Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook and ASK THIS OLD HOUSE host Kevin O'Connor.

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The "Ask This Old House" team travels to homeowners' doorsteps and personally tackles viewer home improvement problems. In addition to making house calls, host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and various guest experts walk viewers through home improvement techniques and review the latest products.

In this episode, landscape contractor Roger Cook and plant expert Carrie Kelly discuss different types of groundcover. Up in the loft, general contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor a new product that makes it easier to mark and cut openings for electrical outlets in wallboard. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner warm up her cold living room by installing new hydronic baseboard heaters.

Ask This Old House: Repairing mulching problems to prevent tree death

A clip from "Ask This Old House" (Oct. 2010) concerning the inexpensive correction of "terminal" tree planting and mulching problems. Save a tree inexpensively! Confucius said: "You can pay me now, or you can pay me later."

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