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Episode #126
Clearing a toilet stoppage, identifying an insulated outdoor faucet cover, installing folding attic stairs, and starting tomato plants from seeds… more
Episode #125
Repair an exterior door jamb with a dutchman, identifying a bucket leveler and a cow magnet, and installing an automatic shutoff on a water heater… more
Episode #124
Installing a new garbage disposer, identifying a combination drywall lift and rasp, and using hearing protection… more
Episode #123
Installing crown molding, identifying a paint can spout and drain cleaning tool, and insulating bathroom pipes to prevent freezing… more
Episode #122
Repairing a leaky shower tub faucet, identifying a door knob cover, removing painted wallpaper, and hot glue guns… more
Episode #121
Using snow shovels and snow throwers, identifying a mechanical stud finder and a post growth preventer, and repairing broken sash cords on an old window… more
Episode #120
Repairing a damaged window sill, identifying plant drainage pads and a wood grainer decorator tool, using paint rollers, and sharpening kitchen knives… more
Episode #119
Insulating the weight pockets on old windows, identifying a light stand and profile gauge, and installing a sewage ejection pump … more
Episode #118
Keeping debris out of rain gutters, identifying an electrical outlet box mounting tool and insulation knife, and repairing a wobbly toilet… more
Episode #117
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Original Air Date: Week of January 30, 2003

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits a homeowner and installs an automatic water shutoff valve on her combination washer/dryer. Then Richard, general contractor Tom Silva, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and host Steve Thomas examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Tom then shows Steve the proper technique for preparing drywall joints and Richard discusses different types of plumbing torches.

Washer/Dryer Shutoff
IntelliFlow shutoff valve (Model A2C-M1) and leak sensor (Model A2C-LS) manufactured by: Watts

ColdShield thermal shield gel manufactured by:
Dytec Services
P.O. Box 1925
Greer, SC 29651
864-879-8174

What Is It?
Pin vise (item #93K04.01) available from: Garrett Wade

Rain gutter filter manufactured by:
GutterPiller
9540 West 144th Place, C-2
Orland Park, IL 60462
708-460-6363

Finishing Drywall
ProForm joint compound manufactured by: National Gypsum

WallSpan® drywall joint tape manufactured by:
CCX Fiberglass Products
1901 Roxborough Road, Suite 205
Charlotte, NC 28211
800-828-5329

Plumbing Torches
Trigger-start torch manufactured by: BernzOmatic
Episode #116
Painting a double-hung window, aerating and fertilizing a lawn, identifying a paint mixer and a foam router bit tray, and hanging a picture on a hollow wall… more
Episode #115
Removing ivy from a house, identifying a titanium hammer and portable leaf bag system, and installing a replacement window … more
Episode #114
Installing a scald-proof shower faucet, robotic lawn mowers, and "critter-proofing" a house… more
Episode #113
Using a paint sprayer, replacing a fireplace damper, identifying a dressing tool and panel carrier, and splitting logs for firewood… more
Episode #112
Building sawhorses, installing a frost-proof faucet, identifying a bulb extractor and wheelbarrow holder, and composting leaves… more
Episode #111
Different types of hand pruners, repairing and reinstalling broken shutters, identifying a spray paint trigger and a putty remover, and instantaneous water heaters… more
Episode #110
Diagnosing a loud washing machine, cleaning a slippery walkway, identifying a plug wrench and a high-limb chain saw, using spirit levels, and fixing a leaky faucet … more
Episode #109
Replacing a basement window, installing a dryer vent, painting a six-panel door, installing a new power outlet, and replacing the string on a weed trimmer… more
Episode #108
Cutting wooden bung holes for decking, diagnosing peeling paint, identifying a joint raker and a sawdust remover, and building an outdoor lattice… more
Episode #107
Repairing a sagging floor, and sharpening a chainsaw… more
Episode #106
Using plaster washers to fix a cracked ceiling, rebuilding a toilet, grinding a tree stump, and reglazing a window … more
Episode #105
Two types of floor sanders, digging post holes, replacing a corroded pipe, and proper caulking technique… more
Episode #104
Installing an air eliminator valve, removing trim pieces, and filling gaps in wood floors… more
Episode #103
Covering a concrete stoop, and battling the mosquitoes… more
Episode #102
Assembling a plumbing toolkit, quieting a garage door, and installing artificial turf… more
Episode #101
Repairing a window screen, collecting rainwater, and adding headroom on a staircase

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