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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
ATOH120

Original Air Date: Week of February 20, 2003

General contractor Tom Silva helps homeowners Annette Ritchie and Charlie Bubar remove the aluminum siding around their window and repair the damaged sill. Back in the loft, Tom, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and host Steve Thomas examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Then painting expert Jim Clark shows Steve how to use different types of paint rollers while Roger and knife sharpening expert Stan Watson sharpen kitchen knives.

A New Sill
3M Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200

Circular saw and reciprocating saw manufactured by: Porter-Cable

What Is It?
Pot Pads manufactured by: ALLSOP

Wood grainer decorator tool (item 30114) manufactured by:
PlaidEnterprises, Inc.
3225 Westech Dr.
Norcross, GA 30092-3500
800-842-4197

Rolling Paint
Pro-Lin'R Jr. with Roller Grid manufactured by:

Rollers and covers shown manufactured by: Quali-Tech

Sharpening Knives
Diamond sharpening stones and consultation provided by: DMT
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
Automatic washer/dryer shutoff valves, identifying a pin vise and rain gutter filter, preparing drywall joints, and different types of plumbing torches… more
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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