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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
Original Air Date: Week of February 27, 2003
Host Steve Thomas and landscape contractor Roger Cook head outside to demonstrate different types of snow shovels and snow throwers. Back in the loft, Steve, Roger, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used. Tom then visits homeowner Bernice Robinson and helps her repair the broken sash cords on an old window.
Several models of snow shovels and pushers manufactured by: http://www.suncast.com/home.aspx
Roof rake and several other snow shovels manufactured by Ames Lawn and Garden Tools
What Is It?
Mechanical stud finder (item 25T23.01) available from: Garrett Wade
Post growth preventer available from:
O'Berry Enterprises, Inc.
5306 Business Parkway, #110
Ringwood, IL 60072
Fixing a Sash
On a House Call, Tom helps homeowner Bernice Robinson repair the broken sash cords on an old window.
Where to Find It
The tools and materials Tom used to repair the broken window sash cords are inexpensive and can be purchased in your local hardware store or home center.
- 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
- 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