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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
Original Air Date: Week of January 17, 2008
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner replace a skylight that is leaking water down into the kitchen below. Then Tom, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscaping contractor Roger Cook ask, "What is it?" Afterward, electrician Peg Preble shows Kevin how to troubleshoot and repair a faulty 3-way light switch.
How to Replace a Leaky Skylight
Tom helped a homeowner with a skylight that was leaking water down into the kitchen below. Up on the roof, Tom determined that the skylight had been flashed correctly, but that the gasket between the glass and wooden frame had deteriorated and failed. Rather than try to repair the unit, Tom decided to replace it. They started by removing the asphalt roof shingles surrounding the old skylight. With the shingles removed, Tom used a utility knife to cut through the flexible flashing, unscrewed the brackets holding the skylight to the roof decking, and pulled the skylight free. Next, Tom installed the "trim kit" around the opening and set the new skylight in place, being careful to center it precisely on the opening. Tom then secured the unit with ring-shank nails. To make the new skylight watertight, Tom Installed the metal flashing kit, which included a top and bottom piece and step flashing for the sides. Before installing the step-flashing, Tom installed self-adhering flexible flashing up the sides of the skylight for extra protection. Finally, the remaining roof shingles were reinstalled and the installation was complete.
Skylight with an optional solar-powered blind operated by a remote control:
Manufacturer: VELUX-AMERICA INC.
450 Old Brickyard Road
P.O. Box 5001
Greenwood, SC 29648-500
What Is It?
Tom showed a remote-controlled robotic device used for cleaning leaves out of rain gutters.
Looj ™ Gutter Cleaning Robot
How to Repair a 3-way Light Switch
Kevin and electrician Peg Preble troubleshoot and replace a faulty 3-way light-switch. Peg begins by explaining how a 3-way switch system works. To fix the problem, Peg first removes one of the switches. To test it, she uses a "continuity tester" and confirms that the switch is broken and needs to be replaced. She replaces it, being careful to attach the wires to the same terminals as before, and the repair was complete.
Continuity testers and replacement light-switches are available at most hardware stores and home centers.
- 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
- 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