Original Air Date: Week of November 29, 2004
Inside the loft, plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey gives host Kevin O'Connor some lessons on leaky valves and how to repair them. Then, general contractor Tom Silva heads to Waltham, Massachusetts to help homeowners David Anderson and Alicia Beneteau replace an old, rusty cellar door with a new fiberglass model. Back in the loft, Tom and Rich, along with landscaping contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it?" Then, Roger helps homeowner Christine Dinardo of Carlisle, Massachusetts repair a leaky drip irrigation hose.
Richard demonstrated a few of the most common types of plumbing valves and how they work. He showed a stop-and-waste valve, a gate valve, and a ball valve.Where to Find It
Plumbing valves are available at your local home center or plumbing supply storeReplacing an Old Bulkhead
Tom replaced an old, rusty metal bulkhead door with a new fiberglass model.Where to Find It
Fiberglass bulkhead door:
Palmer River Products, Inc.
Bristol, RI 02809
800-282-5828What Is It?
Tom showed a device used for straightening bowed deck boards.Where to Find It
Bowjak Board Straightener:Vaughan & Bushnell Manufacturing CompanyDrip Irrigation Repair
Roger showed how to repair a drip-irrigation hose that had been accidentally cut.Where to Find It
Drip-irrigation components can be purchased at your local garden center or nursery