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- Episode #326
- Installing window boxes on brick siding, making plumbing connections, installing a "drip strip" … more
- Episode #325
- Installing fluorescent light fixtures, landscaping software, replacing an aluminum baseboard heat cover
- Episode #324
- Installing an electronic air cleaner, removing ice from a walkway, venting a bathroom fan.… more
- Episode #323
- Clearing a clogged vent stack, building a backyard ice rinks… more
- Episode #322
- Riding lawnmowers, garbage disposers, and replacing a rotting wooden threshold… more
- Episode #321
- Installing a 220 volt receptacle, gardening hand tools, and installing a macerating toilet… more
- Episode #320
- Leveling a floor, fixing a leaky water shut-off valve, air compressors… more
- Episode #319
- Composting, and removing a house trap… more
- Episode #318
- Unclogging bathtub drains, exploring alternatives to window weights and planting a low-maintenance garden … more
- Episode #317
- Replacing rotted deck balusters, and connecting an icemaker, and stripping wallpaper
- Episode #316
- Replicating moldings, fixing an unlevel patio, and stripping wallpaper
- Episode #315
- Replacing an old storm window, winterizing shrubs, and using carbon monoxide detectors
- Episode #314
- Repairing a glass door, and pruning a Pin Oak
- Episode #313
- Planting a new lawn, and replacing a kitchen sink
- Episode #312
- Repairing cracked stucco, cleaning a lawnmower, and installing a dehumidifier pump
- Episode #311
- Learning about ladder safety and rebuilding a crumbling retaining wall
- Episode #310
- Silencing a noisy toilet, cutting crown molding, and replacing broken tile
- Episode #309
- Repairing leaky valves, replacing a cellar door, and repairing a leaky drip irrigation hose
- Episode #308
- Installing adjustable shelves, identifying a plastic guard for a tree trunk, and testing your soil before planting
- Episode #307
- Relacing a water heater's anode rod, installing a rain diverter, identifying a gutter cleaner and no-caulk flashing, and installing thermostatic valves on steam radiators
- Episode #306
- Adding window boxes, identifying a cordless drill holder, and how to install sod
- Episode #305
- Removing damaged bolts and screws; creating a walkway edge; What Is It?; jacking up a porch to fix a rotting post
- Episode #304
- Cutting a kitchen pass-through; What Is It?; stopping a toilet from running… more
- Episode #303
- Repairing a fence, restoring hot water by fixing an anti-scald valve, and installing a keyless chuck on an older drill
- Episode #302
Original Air Date: Week of October 11, 2004
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey makes a House call in Wellesley, Massachusetts, to help homeowner Ziad Tarawneh replace the trap under his bathroom sink. Back in the loft, landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows host Kevin O'Connor a few design options for laying out a brick walkway. Then general contractor Tom Silva shows homeowners Rudd Coffey and Melissa Liazos of Watertown, Massachusetts, how to make their cracked plaster ceiling look like new by covering it with drywall.
Replacing a Clogged Trap
Richard helps homeowner Ziad Tarawneh unclog his bathroom sink by replacing the trap underneath. Rich explains the "3-corner bite" technique when using a pipe wrench.
Where to Find It
Richard cut the old trap off using a Porter-Cable Tiger Saw (reciprocating saw):
Dealer/Distributor Customer Services: 800-321-9443
Service Centers/Technical Information: 888-848-5175
Dealer Locator: 800-4US-TOOL (800-487-8665)
He also used pipe thread tape and pipe joint compound when installing the new trap:
RectorSeal Pipe Thread Sealant
Pipe thread seal tape, Mil Spec T-27730A
½-inch X 520
New traps and fittings are available at your local home center or plumbing supply store.
Brick Walkway Patterns
In the loft, Roger showed some different options for laying out a brick walkway. Roger showed how to lay out a running bond pattern, a cross-bond pattern, a basket-weave pattern, and a herringbone pattern. Roger also showed the difference between "modular" and "standard" bricks.
Where to Find It
Fixing Ceiling Cracks
Tom showed how to cover a cracked plaster ceiling using ⅜-inch-thick wallboard. He explained that the wood lath behind the old plaster expands and contracts, causing cracking. Tom showed how to find the strapping in the ceiling, which he used to screw the new wallboard into. Tom also used a homemade support made out of 2x4 lumber for supporting the wallboard against the ceiling while fastening. Tom showed a special bit in his drill for screwing in the wallboard screws. He then taped the seams with fiberglass tape and applied joint compound with a taping knife.
Where to Find It
Grip Rite Fas'ners
Black Coarse Drywall Screws
6 x 1⅝"
PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.
Festool Systainer, Festo
Cordless drill No. 566112
CDD 12 FX MC 15 Plus
Drywall Screw Drill Bit
Dimpler Drywall Driver #2R Phillips
Vermont American Tool Company
Sheetrock Brand Lightweight All-Purpose Joint Compound (Ready Mix)
United States Gypsum Co.
- Episode #301
- Edging a garden bed, choosing drill bits, identifying a nail finder, and how to use a fire extinguisher. … more