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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
Original Air Date: Week of November 22, 2007
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a young couple transform a muddy backyard into a low-maintenance play area for their two children. Then, up in the loft, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows host Kevin O'Connor several different types of portable space heaters and offers suggestions on how to choose the right one. Then Roger, Kevin and Richard are joined by general contractor Tom Silva for the regular "What is it?" segment. Afterward, Tom helps a homeowner with a bathroom fan that drips water down into the room.
Removing a dangerous tree
Roger helped a pair of homeowners with a shaded backyard. Large trees prevented any grass from growing and, as a result, created a very muddy area where the children played. Since removing the trees was not an option, Roger chose to install bark mulch on one side of the yard for the kids to play on and crushed stone on the other side for a small patio area. He began the project by removing all the grass and weeds with hand tools. Next, he used a small roto-tiller to loosen up the soil so that he could rake the area flat. Once the yard was raked, Roger installed edging around the perimeter of the yard using pressure-treated lumber. Next, he used a flexible piece of 1x4 cedar to divide the yard into two sections – one for the mulch and one for the crushed stone. Roger then applied a layer of landscape fabric over the entire area to prevent weeds from growing and prevent mud. Next, he applied the mulch and stone and the project was finished.
Where to find it?
All of the materials for this project, including bark mulch, crushed stone, landscape fabric, and lumber, are available at any garden or home center.
Choosing space heaters
Richard showed Kevin several types of portable gas-powered and electric space heaters.
Where to find it?
The portable space heaters that Richard showed were supplied by the following companies:
Mr. Heater Corp.
What is it?
The guys try to guess the intended purpose of an unusual-looking product.
Where to find it?
Tom showed a device used for holding and aligning drawer slides while installing them inside a wood cabinet.
Drawer Slide Mounting Tool (model #NZ03)
Manufacturer: Kreg Tool Co.
201 Campus Drive
Huxley, IA 50124
Preventing condensation in a bathroom fan
Tom helped a homeowner with a bathroom fan in the ceiling that was leaking water down into the room below. After inspecting the vent on the roof and determining that it was flashed properly, Tom looked in the attic and discovered that condensation was building up inside the flexible fan duct during the winter months. To fix the problem, Tom simply removed the old duct and installed an insulated duct. He also insulated the fan itself using rigid two-inch foam board.
Tom installed "MasterFlow" insulated flexible ductwork, manufactured by:
LL Building Products
- Episode #607
- Installing replacement windows, Heating water more efficiency, Home energy audit… more
- Episode #606
- Removing a dangerous tree, What is it?, Installing interior door trim… more
- 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