The host guides various participants as they repair and renovate various houses.
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Kevin O'Connor ...
 Himself - Host (309 episodes, 2003-2017)
Norm Abram ...
 Himself - Master Carpenter (247 episodes, 1979-2017)
Richard Trethewey ...
 Himself - Plumbing and Heating Expert / ... (246 episodes, 1990-2017)
Tom Silva ...
 Himself - General Contractor (245 episodes, 2004-2017)
Roger Cook ...
 Himself - Landscape Contractor (245 episodes, 2004-2017)
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The host guides various participants as they repair and renovate various houses.

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Although WGBH acquired the first two project houses (6 Percival Street in Dorchester and the Bigelow House in Newton) for renovation, the series then focused on renovating older houses, including those of modest size and value, with the homeowners doing some of the work, as a form of sweat equity. The series covering the renovation of the Westwood house (Weatherbee Farm) became something of a cult classic because of an escalating dispute between the hosts, Bob Vila and Norm Abram, and the homeowners over the direction the project was taking. Vila remarked at the end of the Westwood series that the owners could have contributed more "sweat equity." See more »

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This Old House '97
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Good show for carpenters.
29 October 2000 | by (Akron, Ohio.) – See all my reviews

As a show explaining how to build things and examining how houses were built, this show can't be beat. It's already been running for over 20 years, a sure sign of quality. This has got to be the original, seeing how many rip-offs it has inspired. This show has remained good entertainment since 1979.


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