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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
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Original Air Date: Week of March 17, 2011

Up in the workshop, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor build a tool storage cabinet, perfect for any basement or garage. Then, Tom and Kevin, along with landscaping contractor Roger Cook and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask, "What is it?" Then Kevin works with a damage prevention specialist to protect a house from catastrophic floods.

Building a Tool Storage Cabinet

Tom and Kevin built a storage cabinet for storing and organizing tools in a basement or garage.

Where to find it?

Plywood and peg-board is available at home centers and professional lumberyards.

Other tools used during this project include:

Cabinet-style table saw (Unisaw)
Manufacturer: Delta Power Equipment Corp.
864-617-6016

Dial-A-Width Dado (model SD600)
Manufacturer: Freud
800-334-4107

Pocket screw jig and clamps
Manufacturer: Kreg Tool Co.
800-447-8638

Jorgensen CABINET MASTER Bar clamps
Manufacturer: Adjustable Clamp Company
312-666-0640

What is it?

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

Where to find it?

Roger showed a device for mixing concrete without a wheelbarrow or electric concrete mixer. It is manufactured by:

Mix It Quik
800-688-8343

Preventing Water Damage

Kevin and damage prevention specialist Michael Milligan toured a home to identify ways to prevent plumbing leaks and other flood damage.

Where to find it?

Technical guidance for this segment was provided by State Farm Insurance. State Farm has many tips for preventing floods and other damage to your home. For more information, visit State Farm.

Replacement supply hoses, appliance pans, pipe insulation, air-sealing foam, and sump pumps are available at home centers and hardware stores.

The IntelliFlow automatic shutoff for washing machines is manufactured by:

Watts Water Technologies
978-688-1811

The standard electric sump pump and the water-powered sump pump (model: 747H20 "Guardian") were provided by:

A.Y. McDonald Mfg.
563-583-7311

The battery-powered back-up sump pump and water leak alarm is manufactured by:

The Basement Watchdog

The expert described two types of whole-house leak detectors and water main shutoffs. The first type uses wireless leak sensors that can be placed throughout the house. It is manufactured by:

FloodStop
800-667-4833

The other type of leak detection system monitors the continuous flow of water to determine if a leak has occurred. It is manufactured by:

FloLogic, Inc.
877-356-5644
Episode #923, Season 9 of ATOH
Landscaping contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor show some different methods and tools for splitting firewood… more
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