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- Episode #226
- Replacing a storm door, identifying a paint mixer and gutter nail driver, and choosing garden tools … more
- Episode #225
- Corroded copper pipes, old-fashioned sheet metal cutter, and worn-out weather stripping
- Episode #224
- Track lighting, drywall repair clips, and noisy baseboard heaters… more
- Ask This Old House #223
- Radiant heat, a cable saw for PVC, and painting aluminum siding… more
- Episode #222
- Installing curved baseboards, buying wire by the foot, a "Nite Ize Flashlight Friend," and making maple syrup… more
- Episode #221
- Fixing a steam radiator, a "Molemover" and an invisible nailing kit, and preparing a raised garden bed for winter… more
- Episode #220
- Installing a programmable thermostat , a snowball maker and garage stopper, and fixing a plaster and lath wall… more
- Episode #219
- Cutting glass, planting vines, a stud finder and tile spacers, and venting a portable air conditioner… more
- Episode #218
- Deterring deer, making PVC connections, pipe plugs, and fixing a sagging shower door… more
- Episode #217
- Wiring for outdoor speakers, a Japanese chalk line, and planting a tree… more
- Episode #216
- Testing water quality, a duster and downspout diverter, and replacing a damaged floorboard… more
- Episode #215
- Repairing sliding doors, an electrical cord connector and ellipse marking tool, electric radiant heat, and selecting paint colors… more
- Episode #214
- Installing a brick walkway, a maple sugaring spile and "Sand Anchor" umbrella holder, and cutting accurate miters… more
- Episode #213
- Quieting hardwood floors, a garden sieve and heavy-duty twist-tie, and building timber steps… more
- Episode #212
- Drip irrigation repair, a "Sander Sitter" and "Forearm Forklifts," and fixing a leaky tile in a tub… more
- Episode #211
- Adding a stairway handrail, a grout saw and tile cutter, and transplanting a rhododendron… more
- Episode #210
- Installing a chimney liner, a proportioning tool, and a toilet anti-sweat valve… more
- Episode #209
- Removing poison ivy, a steel center square and pencil leash, and shingling an outside corner… more
- Episode #208
- Installing an engineered wood floor, and replacing a sink's pop-up drain… more
- Episode #207
Original Air Date: Week of November 20, 2003
Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps homeowner Roseann Ferrini plant ivy and pachysandra on the slope in her front yard. Then general contractor Tom Silva heads off to Florida to help Miami homeowner Marc Jacobson unstick the sash on his double-hung windows.
Roger used grub hoes and a mini-tiller to prepare the soil for planting.
Where to Find It
The tiller can be rented for about $25 a day from some rental centers, or purchased for about $300 from: Mantis Tiller
Roger and the homeowner wore electronic hearing protectors that eliminate loud noises but still allow the wearer to hear quiet sounds. They cost about $200 each and are manufactured by Bilsom.
Roger then added peat moss and a low-nitrogen fertilizer (3-4-3) to retain moisture and nourish the new groundcover. Finally, he used a covering of bark mulch to prevent weeds and reduce erosion. On a steeper slope, it may be necessary to use jute mesh or a landscape fabric to prevent erosion.
Conventional landscape fabric and jute mesh manufactured by: Fabriscape, Inc.
Biodegradable landscape fabric manufactured by: Garden Bio-Film
Opening Stuck Windows
Tom helps a Miami Beach homeowner unbind old double-hung windows that are painted and swollen shut.
Where to Find It
Tom used a variety of tools to free the sash, including several different sizes of putty knives and pry bars. He also used "window opener" (model no. 45200) and a "5-in-1 painter's tool" (model no. 06972) to free the window stop from the stool. Both are manufactured by:
- Episode #206
- Installing window trim, landscape camouflage, a "tape dolly," and fixing a kitchen spray hose… more
- Episode #205
- Installing a drywell, a spray paint shaker and magnetic pickup tool, and adding a shower grip bar… more
- Episode #204
- Patching drywall, sanding blocks and an antique clapboard gauge, and replacing an aged toilet… more
- Episode #203
- A slate walk, EZ Lift handles and eye-bolt driver, and repairing a shower stall leak … more
- Episode #202
- Securing a newel post, a nut splitter and paint scraper, and replacing a water heater… more
- Episode #201
- Installing a deadbolt, trimming a hedge, and installing an indirect hot water heater… more