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S18 E3: Radiator, Fireplace Veneer

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In this episode:

Jenn teaches Kevin how to plant a small herb garden with a cocktail theme; a homeowner’s radiator sprung away from the pipe when he tried to replace the valve, so Richard heads to his house to help him reconnect it; Mark replaces a homeowner’s sloppy fireplace surround with a clean, thin brick veneer.

How to Plant a Cocktail Garden

Jenn teaches Kevin how to plant a small herb garden with a cocktail theme.

Where to find it?

Jenn planted a variety of herbs to make up the cocktail garden, including basil amethyst, basil nufar, English thyme, rosemary prostrates, strawberry, dill, lemon thyme, verbena lemon, berggarten sage, mint mojito, rosemary barbecue, and lemon grass. These can be used to enhance a variety of different beverages. All these herbs can be found at nurseries.

Expert assistance with this segment was provided by Mahoney’s Garden Center and America’s Test Kitchen.

How to Reconnect a Radiator

A homeowner’s radiator sprung away from the pipe when he tried to replace the valve, so Richard heads to his house to help him reconnect it.

Where to find it?

All the tools Richard used to reconnect the radiator, including wrenches, pipe dope, wicking, and the radiator valve, can all be found at home centers and plumbing supply houses.

How to Install Thin Brick Veneer

Mark replaces a homeowner’s sloppy fireplace surround with a clean, thin brick veneer.

Where to find it?

Mark installed General Shale French Quarter thin brick as a veneer over the old fireplace. He ordered both flat and corner thin bricks to make sure the fireplace opening looked fully covered. He secured the veneer to the wall using Quikrete Type N mortar.

To template the brick placement, Mark used a brick ruler, which can be found at masonry supply stores.

The materials Mark used to install the thin brick, including tuck pointers, trowels, and painter’s tape can all be found at home centers.

Expert assistance with this segment was provided by the Spaulding Brick Company.

Original Air Date: October 20, 2019 Season 18; Ep.03 00:30


Products and Services from this episode

America’s Test Kitchen
Expert assistance: America's Test Kitchen

General Shale
Manufacturer: General Shale

Mahoney’s Garden Center
Expert assistance: Mahoney's Garden Center

Quikrete
Manufacturer: Quikrete

Spaulding Brick Company
Expert assistance: Spaulding Brick Co.