Original Air Date: Week of December 22, 2011
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Philadelphia to install a battery back-up sump pump. Then Richard, along with host Kevin O'Connor, landscaping contractor Roger Cook, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Tom fixes a rusty metal railing on a set of front steps. And Kevin shares a tip about how to store a wheelbarrow.
Battery Back-Up Sump Pump
Richard installs a battery back-up sump pump.Where to find it?
The sump pump kit that Richard installed is Model 441 manufactured by Liberty Pumps
In the workshop, Richard showed several other types of sump pumps, including the Guardian, a water-powered sump pump manufactured by A.Y. McDonaldWhat is it?
The guys try to guess the intended purpose of an unusual-looking product.Where to find it?
The Disposal Genie is manufactured by Danco
and is available at home centers.Rusty Railing Repair
Tom fixes a rusty metal railing on a set of front steps.Where to find it?
Tom replaced the rusted section of railing using a new piece of square steel with a round steel dowel welded inside. Local metal fabricators may be able to provide similar items. Tom had his parts fabricated by:Boston Welding
Tom used hydraulic cement to set the railing into the staircase. It is manufactured by Quikrete
and available at home centers.