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Episode #726, Season 7 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner repair a leaking PVC drain trap underneath his kitchen sink...… more
Episode #725, Season 7 of ATOH
Host Kevin O'Connor and an electrician help a homeowner install a new ventilation fan in her bathroom...… more
Episode #724, Season 7 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a new garage door...… more
Episode #723, Season 7 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner prepare his concrete basement walls for finished wallboard...… more
Episode #722, Season 7 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps install a new type of "zoning" control for her forced-air heating and cooling system… more
Episode #721, Season 7 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a new "dual flush" water-saving toilet… more
Episode #720, Season 7 of ATOH
Our annual "kids" episode features family-friendly projects that parents and kids can build together!… more
Episode #719, Season 7 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner quiet his banging pipes by installing a water hammer shock suppressor...… more
Episode #718, Season 7 of ATOH
Landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a homeowner how to prune her neglected crabapple tree properly.… more
Episode #717, Season 7 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner clean, stain and seal his mahogany backyard deck… more
Episode #716, Season 7 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner convert a claw foot bathtub into a shower… more
Episode #715, Season 7 of ATOH
This special episode is dedicated to making the most out of your existing kitchen cabinets.… more
Episode #714, Season 7 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner in Charleston, South Carolina fix a sagging wooden gate...… more
Episode #713, Season 7 of ATOH
Plumbing & heating expert Richard Trethewey and host Kevin O'Connor replace an old tank-type water heater with a new, energy-efficient "tankless" unit...… more
Episode #712, Season 7 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a pair of homeowners break apart and remove a large boulder...… more
Episode #711, Season 7 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a very dangerous deck...… more
Episode #710, Season 7 of ATOH
Plumbing & heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Indianapolis...… more
Episode #709, Season 7 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a pair of homeowners build a retaining wall using pressure-treated timbers...… more
Episode #708, Season 7 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner prepare a shower enclosure for tile using a new type of waterproofing system...… more
Episode #707, Season 7 of ATOH
This episode has many tips for making your home more energy efficient...… more
Episode #706, Season 7 of ATOH
Up in the loft, general contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor how to repair damaged laminate countertops...… more
Episode #705, Season 7 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner transplant a giant Rhododendron bush...… more
Episode #704, Season 7 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps two homeowners repair the damage done to their lawn...… more
Episode #703, Season 7 of ATOH
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Original Air Date: Week of 10/16/08

Host Kevin O'Connor travels to Nashville, Tennessee, where he helps a pair of homeowners brighten up their kitchen with some new pendant lighting. Then, up in the loft, houseplant expert Carrie Kelly shows Roger how to care for cactus plants and other succulents.

Installing pendant lighting in a kitchen

Kevin visits a pair of homeowners near Nashville who want to add lighting over their kitchen's peninsula counter. They went to a local home center where the homeowner selected "pendant" light fixtures. Back at the house, they were joined by a local electrician to help with the installation. The electrician decided to take power for the new lights from an existing row of light switches over the kitchen counter. The existing switch box was only big enough for two switches, so a "three-gang" box was needed to replace the old "two gang" box. With the old box removed and the hole cut larger to accept the new box, they went up to the attic and drilled a hole down through the wall's top plate. The electrician then pushed a "fish tape" down through the wall to where the new switch would get installed. Down in the kitchen, Kevin attached the new conductors to the fish tape and the electrician pulled it up into the attic. With the switches installed in the new box, the electrician then used a plumb bob to accurately locate the position of the new light fixtures in the ceiling over the peninsula. After marking the ceiling, he drilled pilot holes for each fixture and found that all three lights would be installed directly under a joist. Since the joist would not allow room for regular-sized junction boxes, they used thin-profile boxes called "pancake" boxes, which were recessed into the drywall and screwed directly into the joist. With the boxes installed, wires were fed into the boxes, the connections inside the boxes were made, and the light fixtures were secured to the boxes.

Where to find it?

Expert installation assistance was provided by:

A&F Electric
2300 Kline Ave.
Nashville, TN 37211-2130
615-244-4443

Pendant lights can be found in any lighting showroom or home center. The homeowner selected a model that is manufactured by:

Hampton Bay
Brushed Nickel w/Marble Glass Mini Pendant
Model #07540

They are available from The Home Depot.

What is it?

The guys try to guess the intended purpose of an unusual-looking product.
Richard showed a foot-operated device used for flushing a toilet.

Where to find it?

Footflush ®
Manufacturer: Foot Flush International, LLC
PO Box 860
North Haven, CT 06473
www.footflush.com

Selecting cactus and succulent plants

Up in the loft, Roger was joined by plant expert Carrie Kelly, who showed several different types of cactus and succulent plants. She explained the difference between a cactus and a succulent, and gave some tips on planting and caring for them.

Where to find it?

Cacti and succulents can be found at many garden and home centers, especially in the southwest. The plants that Roger and Carrie showed were provided by:

Mahoney's Garden Center
242 Cambridge St
Winchester, MA 01890
781-729-5900
www.mahoneysgarden.com

Several plants were also provided by:

ArizonaEast Distributors
1014 W. Summer Ave.
Minotola, NJ 08341
Episode #702, Season 7 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows a pair of homeowners how to transplant a large, mature tree to their front yard. Then Roger, along with...… more
Episode #701, Season 7 of ATOH
ATOH kicks off with Tom Silva preventing a garage roof from collapsing by replacing a rotting support post, Then Tom, along with...… more