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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
Original Air Date: Week of December 4, 2003
Landscape contractor Roger Cook helps homeowner Brian Grace remove poison ivy from his backyard without the use of herbicides. Back in the loft, Roger, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor try to guess "What is it?" Then Tom shows homeowner Dan Nutton how to install cedar shingles and weave an outside corner on his house in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Removing Poison Ivy
Roger shows a homeowner how to carefully remove poison ivy from his backyard.
Where to Find It
When handling poison ivy, Roger suggests wearing long pants, long sleeves, gloves, and eye-protection. Carefully remove the vines and roots and avoid all contact with skin.
If it is not possible to remove all of the poison ivy roots, it may be necessary to use a systemic herbicide such as Round-up brush killer concentrate or Ortho Brush-B-Gon poison ivy killer.After removing the poison ivy, Roger washed his hands with Oak-n-Ivy brand Tecnu outdoor skin cleanser as a precaution. It is manufactured by:
Tec Laboratories, Inc.
What Is It?
Roger, Richard, Tom, and Kevin examine two unfamiliar objects and try to guess how they're used.
Where to Find It
Tom demonstrated a steel center square, which is used to locate the exact center of round stock. It is available from the GarrettWade Tool Catalog (item #89E04.03):
Kevin demonstrated a "Pencil Leash," which costs about $4. For more information, visit pencilleash.com.
Installing Shingles on an Outside Corner
Tom showed the homeowner how to measure the coursing of the existing shingles and install new cedar shingles an outside corner.
Where to Find It
First, Tom used a story pole to record the coursing of the existing shingles. He removed the shingles with a pitchfork and a pry bar and used rosin paper to separate the sheathing from the new shingles. He then used 4-penny hot dipped galvanized nails to attach the new white cedar shingles. Tom then trimmed each of the shingles on the outside corner with utility knife and a block plane.
All of these materials and tools are available at most lumber yards and home centers.
- Episode #208
- Installing an engineered wood floor, and replacing a sink's pop-up drain… more
- Episode #207
- Planting ground cover, and opening stuck windows… more
- 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