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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

Original Air Date: Week of December 6, 2004

Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey visits Stephen Davidson of Littleton, Massachusetts to find the source of a strange "fog horn" sound coming from his plumbing system. Then Rich, along with general contractor Tom Silva, landscaping contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor asks, "What is it?" Back in the loft, Tom shows the three basic cuts necessary to install crown molding. And tile contractor Joe Ferrante helps homeowner Brandon Ingersoll of Cambridge, Massachusetts replace some hard-to-find broken bathroom tiles.

Noisy Toilet
Richard stops a toilet from making a noise that sounds like a fog-horn.

Where to Find It
Toilet fill-valves are available at your local home center or plumbing supply store

What Is It?
Tom shows a device for locating an electrical box behind wallboard.

Where to Find It
Electrical box finder:
The Box Finder available from Simple Man Products
Tom cut the electrical box opening using a spiral saw:
Robert Bosch Tool Corp.

Cutting Crown Molding
Tom demonstrates how to cut miters and cope cuts in crown molding using a power miter saw and a cope saw.

Where to Find It
Power miter saw: available from Delta Machinery

Coping saws can be purchased at your local home center

Replacing Broken Tile
Tile expert Joe Ferrante shows how to replace broken tile above a bathroom sink without damaging the surrounding tiles.

Where to Find It
Adhesive, grout, tile and tile-related tools can be purchased at your local home center or tile store
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
Replacing a clogged trap, brick walkway patterns, and covering a cracked ceiling with drywall
Episode #301
Edging a garden bed, choosing drill bits, identifying a nail finder, and how to use a fire extinguisher. … more