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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
Original Air Date: Week of December 27, 2007
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a new vinyl fence. Then host Kevin O'Connor heads to Omaha, Nebraska, where he helps install a protective epoxy coating on a homeowner's garage floor.
Installing a vinyl fence
Roger and fencing contractor Mike McLaughlin helped a homeowner install a new vinyl fence in his backyard. Like a wood fence, each 8-foot section of the vinyl fence is made up of tongue-and-groove vertical slats with top and bottom rails that slide into mortises in the posts. Roger and Mike began the installation by establishing the location and height of the fence using a string and line level. Next, they marked the locations for each of the post-holes with spray paint. Roger dug the first hole near a neighbor’s driveway using a manual post-hole digger, so as to not damage the driveway. They set the first post into the hole at the appropriate height, checked for plumb, and filled the hole with concrete. For the remaining holes, Roger and the homeowner used a gas-powered auger to speed up the process. They set the first panel in place and secured it to the first post with screws. Next, they set the second post in place, secured it, and filled the hole with concrete. They did the same thing for the rest of the fence, making sure each post stayed plumb and each panel remained level. The final step was to insert decorative "spindles" on top of each panel and attach caps to the top of the posts.
Where to find it?
The vinyl fence was manufactured and installed by:
PRO Fence Co.
835 Woburn Street
Wilmington, MA 01887
The other supplies for this project, including concrete and post hole diggers, are available at most home centers and tool rental companies.
Installing an epoxy coating on a garage floor
Kevin traveled to Omaha, Nebraska to help an antique car enthusiast put a protective epoxy coating on his garage floor. After determining that the concrete did not have a previous sealer, they used a degreaser to remove any existing oil and grease from the concrete. Next, they used an "acid etching" solution to abrade the surface so the epoxy would adhere properly. Once the floor had dried, they mixed the 2-part epoxy together, waited 30 minutes for it to set-up, then applied it directly to the floor with paint brushes and rollers. The next day, they applied a second coat and added decorative flakes into the wet epoxy to hide the cracks and give an attractive appearance to the floor.
Where to find it?
The epoxy coating and acid etching solution are sold together as a kit. It is manufactured by:
Quikrete Epoxy Garage Floor Coating
1191 Wheeling Rd
Wheeling, IL 60090
The degreasing liquid was Krud Kutter (800-466-7126, www.krudkutter.com).
- 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
- 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