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- Episode #526
- Building a Workbench and What Is It?… more
- Episode #525
- Lawn Mowing and Edging Basics, What is it?, Repairing and maintaining electric water heaters, Repairing a broken stair tread … more
- Episode #524
- Replacing a damaged mailbox post,Repointing Brickwork … more
- Episode #523
- Installing a new radiator/towel bar warmer, What is it?, Controlling crabgrass … more
- Episode #522
- Replacing a corroded shut-off valve with a "compression" fitting, What is it?, Selecting and planting "climbing" roses … more
- Episode #521
- Installing composite decking with hidden fasteners, Quieting a noisy steam radiator… more
- Episode #520
- Replacing a Shub, What is it?, Installing a roof-mounted attic fan… more
- Episode #519
- Refinishing cast-iron radiators, Installing a standby electric generator… more
- Episode #518
- Patching a damaged vinyl floor, What is it?, Repairing a leaking in-ground sprinkler system… more
- Episode #517
- Shopping for and installing wall-to-wall carpet, What is it?, Table saw safety… more
- Episode #516
Original Air Date: Week of January 18, 2007
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook heads to Denver to help a pair of homeowners remove an overgrown Juniper bush. Then, up in the loft, host Kevin O'Connor and general contractor Tom Silva demonstrate the proper way to coil extension cords. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace a pop-up drain assembly on the pedestal sink in his bathroom.
Removing an overgrown Juniper bush
Roger helps a pair of Denver homeowners remove an overgrown "Pfitzer" Juniper bush. The bush is at least 40 years old and is hiding the front of the house. After months of trying to shear it, the homeowners decided they want to remove it completely. Roger starts by using bypass loppers to remove the smaller branches on the outside of the bush. Once the inside of the bush is exposed, they use a chainsaw to remove some of the larger limbs. Once all the limbs are removed, they remove the six stumps left behind with shovels and mattocks. The mattocks are used to chop through the roots and pry the stumps out of the ground.
Where to Find It
Chainsaws, shovels and mattocks can all be found at your local home center.
Coiling an extension cord
Up in the loft, Tom shows Kevin a few ways to coil an extension cord properly. First, he shows several gadgets used for coiling up cords, but Tom doesn't like most of them because they wind the cords too tightly, which can damage them over time. Tom then introduces TOH gaffer Kenny Boyle, who has coiled miles of extension cords used for lighting the TV show. Kenny recommends an "over-and-under" technique, which allows the cord to remain flat when it's being used. Tom also shows how to coil a cord in a 5-gallon bucket with a hole in the bottom, which allows easy access to the cord's plug.
Replacing a pop-up assembly in a pedestal sink
Richard helps a homeowner replace a pedestal sink's "pop-up" drain assembly. The pop-up assembly's finish has worn off, causing it to corrode and look unsightly. To replace the pop-up, Richard must dismantle the pedestal sink. He first disconnects the supply valves and drainpipe from the sink and removes the sink from the wall. Richard then removes the pop-up assembly from the sink and installs a new one using plumber's putty and pipe sealant for a good seal. He then reattaches the sink's basin to the wall using toggle bolts and reconnects the drain and supply lines.
Where to Find It
Drain pop-up assemblies can be purchased at your local home center or plumbing supply house.
- Episode #515
- Clearing clogged drains, What is it?, Install Kitchen Cabinets… more
- Episode #514
- Prune a willow tree, fix a hot-water heater… more
- Episode #513
- Mulching, Sash Balancers … more
- Episode #512
- Shower Valve, Recycling Batteries … more
- Episode #511
- Cedar Clapboards, Chainsaw Etiquette … more
- Episode #510
- Kitchen Backsplash, Installing Sod … more
- Episode #509
- Child safety, What is It?, Installing a sump pump… more
- Episode #508
- Maintaining stone countertops, what is it?, Installing a chain link fence… more
- Episode #507
- Home Energy Audit, what is it?, Removing a toilet seat with corroded bolts… more
- Episode #506
- Rebuilding a small exterior deck and stairs.… more
- Episode #505
- Planting flower bulbs in fall, making straight rip cuts with a circular saw, what is it?… more
- Episode #504
- Installing garage storage cabinets, What is it?, Installing a ceiling fan… more
- Episode #503
- Installing a new shower base, Installing a rain barrel… more
- Episode #502
- Replacing a clogged faucet aerator, Selecting houseplants, Quieting a squeaky subfloor under carpet… more
- Episode #501
- Repairing a bathroom door, planting a bamboo privacy screen, what is it?… more