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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
Original Air Date: Week of January 10, 2008
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner with a smelly dishwasher. Then Richard, along with landscaping contractor Roger Cook, host Kevin O’Connor and general contractor Tom Silva ask, "What is it?" Roger heads to Iowa to help a homeowner transplant a rose bush. Afterward, up in the loft, Tom shows Kevin the proper way to change a circular saw blade.
How to Repair a Smelly Dishwasher
Richard helped a homeowner who complained of a bad odor coming from inside his dishwasher. Richard determined that dirty discharge water was seeping back into the dishwasher past the check valve and collecting in the sump area. To fix the problem and prevent it from happening again, Richard replaced the discharge hose, but this time he created a “high loop.” Mounting the hose high underneath the kitchen counter will prevent discharge water from seeping back inside the dishwasher.
303 Upton Drive
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Supplier: Atlantic Appliance Parts
350 Washington St
Quincy, MA 02169
WHAT Is It?
Roger showed a foot-powered device used for splitting logs into firewood.
Log Splitter (model# LSF-001)
Suppier: Quality Craft Ltd.
#301, 17750 – 65A Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia,
Canada, V3S 5N4
How to Transplant a Rosebush
Roger went to Iowa to help a homeowner transplant a rosebush from her front yard to her back yard. First, Roger pruned the bush by cutting each of the long stems in half. Next, he dug the rosebush out, being careful not to harm the roots. With the bush removed, Roger covered the root ball with burlap and carried it to the back yard. To prepare the new location, Roger first dug a hole 2-3 times the width of the root ball and twice as deep. He then poured compost into the hole and mixed it with the existing soil. Roger then put the rosebush into the hole, being careful to plant it at the same height as it was in its old location. To help promote root growth, Roger added some fertilizer to a bucket of water and poured it into the hole, before adding the rest of the soil. Finally, Roger recommended 2-3 inches of mulch on top of the soil and a "rose cone" to protect the bush during the cold winter months. Later, up in the loft, Roger gave some additional tips on preparing rosebushes for winter.
Compost, fertilizer and "rose cones" are available at most nurseries, garden centers and home centers.
How to Change a Circular Saw Blade
Up in the loft, Tom showed Kevin the proper way to change a circular saw blade. Circular saw blades of all types are available at any hardware store or home center.
- 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
- 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