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Episode #926, Season 9 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor head outside to do some yard clean-up … more
Episode #925, Season 9 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner remove a vinyl kitchen floor… more
Episode #924, Season 9 of ATOH
Up in the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a tool storage cabinet, perfect for any basement or garage… more
Episode #923, Season 9 of ATOH
ask this old house episode nine hundred twenty-three of season nine

Original Air Date: Week of March 10, 2011

Landscaping contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor show some different methods and tools for splitting firewood. Then, back in the workshop, professional painter Jeff Young shows Kevin how to choose, use, and care for paintbrushes.  Then Kevin and Roger, along with general contractor Tom Silva and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?"  Then Richard uses an electric pump to connect a basement bar sink to a sewer drain.

Splitting Logs into Firewood

Outside, Roger showed Kevin some tools and methods for splitting small logs into firewood. The tools included mauls, wedges, splitting axes, and electric and gas-powered splitters.

A variety of mauls and splitters are available at home and garden centers.

The "splitting axe" that Roger showed was manufactured by:

Fiskars Brands, Inc.
866-348-5661

The 5-ton electric log splitter was supplied by:

DR Power Equipment

The gas-powered splitter was rented from:

Power Tool & Equipment Rental Co.
781-933-1902

All About Paintbrushes
Painting contractor Jeff Young showed Kevin how to choose a high-quality paintbrush for both oil and water based paints.

Where to find it?

Jeff Young, painting contractor
978-318-6947

Some of the brushes Jeff discussed are manufactured by Purdy.

What is it?

The guys try to guess the intended purpose of an unusual-looking product.

Where to find it?

Roger showed a device used for clearing snow and ice from the auger and impeller of a snow thrower. It is manufactured by:

SnoStik
866-SNO-STIK

It was supplied by DR Power Equipment.

Installing a Drain Pump for a Basement Sink

Richard helped a homeowner connect his bar sink to the main sewer drain for the house with an electric pump. The pump was needed because the main drain line is located several feet above the sink. Afterward, back in the workshop, Richard showed some additional devices for ejecting sewage and wastewater from basement plumbing fixtures.

Where to find it?

Richard installed a float-activated pump (model no. LTA-1) that can be used to drain basement sinks. It is manufactured by:


215-322-0730

Richard also showed a few additional devices for draining sewage and wastewater from basement plumbing fixtures. The macerating toilet is manufactured by:

SANIFLO
800-571-8191

The sewage ejection pump is manufactured by:

Liberty Pumps
800-543-2550
Episode #922, Season 9 of ATOH
Host Kevin O'Connor and general contractor Tom Silva demonstrate how to select and install antique and reproduction door hardware… more
Episode #921, Season 9 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey heads to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he and a local contractor install a new solar water heating syste… more
Episode #920, Season 9 of ATOH
Our road trip through America's heartland continues as host Kevin O'Connor travels to Little Rock, Arkansas to install an outdoor electrical outlet for a homeowner… more
Episode #919, Season 9 of ATOH
In the first episode of a two-part road trip through America's heartland, landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner in Wichita, Kansas plant a narrow garden bed near her driveway… more
Episode #918, Season 9 of ATOH
Up in the workshop, expert painter Mark O'Lalor shows host Kevin O'Connor a few tricks and techniques for painting an interior wall… more
Episode #917, Season 9 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows host Kevin O'Connor a few ways to deal with rainwater from gutters and downspouts… more
Episode #916, Season 9 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps two homeowners complete the construction of their new backyard deck… more
Episode #915, Season 9 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows host Kevin O'Connor a few helpful techniques for mowing a lawn… more
Episode #914, Season 9 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner install a second sink into an existing bathroom vanity… more
Episode #913, Season 9 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook and chainsaw expert Tim Ard demonstrate safe chainsaw use and a brand new way to sharpen chains… more
Episode #912, Season 9 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a pair of homeowners reduce their utility bills by installing a new forced-air furnace and air conditioning system… more
Episode #911, Season 9 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps an old friend repair the loose carpeting on his staircase… more
Episode #910, Season 9 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner heat his newly remodeled kitchen by installing hot water radiant tubing underneath the floor… more
Episode #909, Season 9 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner repair an uneven stone patio… more
Episode #908, Season 9 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a new energy-efficient storm door… more
Episode #907, Season 9 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook heads to Fargo, North Dakota, where he and a local crew help a homeowner build a new circular patio and fire pit… more
Episode #906, Season 9 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook and plant expert Carrie Kelly discuss different types of groundcover… more
Episode #905, Season 9 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook builds a raised garden bed that is accessible by wheelchair… more
Episode #904 of Season 9 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a rotted windowsill… more
Episode #903, Season 9 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner find additional storage space by creating a new doorway into an unused attic… more
Episode #902, Season 9 of ATOH
General contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install balusters on his new staircase… more
Episode #901, Season 9 of ATOH
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey kicks off the 9th season of Ask This Old House by helping a homeowner in Canada install a new kitchen sink… more