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- Episode #626
- Rebuilding a toilet tank, Lawn Watering, Building a simple bookcase… more
- Episode #625
- Installing a water pressure reducing valve, Choosing the best types of grass seed, What is it?, Installing crown molding on kitchen cabinets… more
- Episode #624
- Replacing broken tile, Cutting ceramic and stone tile, Installing glass tile on a kitchen backsplash… more
- Episode #623
- Overseeding a lawn using a slice seeder, Viewer tip, Preparing a home for sale, Finding and fixing a mysterious plumbing leak … more
- Episode #622
- Installing granite steps, Choosing "Keyless" Deadbolts, Replacing polybutylene water piping… more
- Episode #621
- Installing an old full-mortise lockset into a new door, Installing a pellet stove, Non-Gasoline Lawn Mowers… more
- Episode #620
- Building a soccer goal with PVC pipe, Building stilts, Building a sandbox… more
- Episode #619
- Increasing attic insulation, Installing landscape lighting, Replacing an old kitchen faucet… more
- Episode #618
- Installing a Water Softener, Installing fiber-cement siding … more
- Episode #617
- Improving a lawn, What is it?, Water Supply Piping… more
- Episode #616
- Replacing a leaky skylight, What is it?, Repairing a 3-way light switch… more
- Episode #615
- The ATOH crew repairs a smelly dishwasher, transplants a rosebush, changes a circular saw blade, and plays another exciting round of What Is It?… more
- Episode #614
- Installing thermostatic radiator valves on hydronic radiators, What is it?, Making a refrigerator fit into an opening that is too small, Viewer tip… more
- Episode #613
- Installing a vinyl fence, Installing an epoxy coating on a garage floor… more
- Episode #612
- Determining landscape grades, What is it?, Seeing inside walls, Repairing a bathtub drain that won't hold water… more
- Episode #611
- Improving front steps with bluestone, What is it?, Installing a propane kitchen stove… more
- Episode #610
- Diverting storm runoff to a "rain garden," What is it?, Refinishing a wood floor … more
- Episode #609
- Picking a Christmas tree, What is it?, Safety equipment, Caulking a leaky window… more
- Episode #608
- Improving a muddy backyard, Choosing space heaters, Preventing condensation in a bathroom fan… more
- Episode #607
- Installing replacement windows, Heating water more efficiency, Home energy audit… more
- Episode #606
Original Air Date: Week of November 8, 2007
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook and arborist Matt Foti help a homeowner remove an old tree that threatens to fall on her house. Then Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Then Tom helps a homeowner bring some character into a room by installing wood trim around a plain doorway.
How to Remove a Dangerous Tree
Roger and Matt consult with a homeowner who is worried about a large red maple tree that is leaning toward her house. Upon close inspection, Matt finds that the tree has severe rot inside its trunk, making it very likely that it could fall and damage the house. Roger also explains that the tree has a "V-crotch," a structural defect high up in the tree that could fail due to a heavy snow-load or wind. Matt and Roger decide the best course of action is to completely remove the tree.
Matt Foti, Certified Arborist
Matthew R. Foti Landscape and Tree Service
30 Fairbanks Rd
Lexington, MA 02421-7729
What Is It?
Tom showed an electric mat used to prevent fog buildup on a bathroom mirror.
Fog Free Reflections
107-C Executive Drive
Dulles, VA 20166
How to Install Interior Door Trim
Tom helps a homeowner add character to a living room doorway by installing new wood trim. The homeowner wanted to match the new trim to the existing "colonial" trim upstairs. To help Tom get an exact match, he used a "profile gauge," a tool that takes an impression of the existing trim's profile. Tom then traced the profile from the gauge onto a piece of paper and took it with him to a local millwork shop. After finding an exact match, they headed back to the house and got to work installing the new trim. Tom began by removing the old baseboard that was in the way. Next, he measured the doorway opening and cut the pieces for the "jamb." Rather than install the jamb assembly in place piece by piece, Tom decided to build most of the unit on the floor. After screwing the jamb sides to the header piece, Tom then attached the trim pieces to the jamb assembly using finish nails. He then stood the entire unit up in the opening, checked for plumb, and nailed the trim to the wall. Tom then attached the trim to the other side of the doorway and the installation was complete.
Profile Gauge: Supplier: Lee Valley Tools Ltd.
P.O. Box 1780
Ogdensburg, NY 13669-6780
Mill Yard: Anderson & McQuaid Millwork
170 Fawcett St
Cambridge, MA 02138
- Episode #605
- Repairing a jammed garbage disposer, What is it?, Stripping exterior paint, Drilling and notching in joists … more
- Episode #604
- Preventing floods, Removing and replacing foundation plants, What is it?, Fixing rotted wood with epoxy… more
- Episode #603
- Replacing a toilet flange, What is it?, Repairing cracked plaster, Viewer Tip… more
- Episode #602
- Carpentry squares, What is it?, Installing a patio using concrete bricks… more
- Episode #601
- Replacing a bathtub drain trap, What is it?, Repairing a cracked drywall ceiling… more