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S18 E4: Ductless Humidifier, Planters

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In this episode:

Tom explains the uses and purposes of different types of screws; Richard travels to Park City, Utah to install a whole house ductless humidifier; Ross and Richard discuss changes to electric bill payment structures; Jenn installs a front entry planter for a homeowner that will last through the winter.

How to Install a Whole-House Ductless Humidifier

Richard travels to Park City, Utah to install a whole house ductless humidifier.

Where to find it?

Richard installed an Aprilaire 865 Whole House Steam Humidifier with a Wall Mount Fan for Homes without HVAC Duct System. The unit has a higher capacity to account for the vaulted ceilings in the homeowner’s house despite the smaller square footage.

The other tools and materials required for installation, including the copper tubing, drills, and wrenches can all be found at home centers.

After the segment, Richard discussed a different kind of whole house steam humidifier, which is called an AcuSteam Steam Humidifier, which is manufactured by Thermolec.

Expert assistance with this segment was provided by Lee’s Heating and AC.

How to Decode Screws

Tom explains the uses and purposes of different types of screws.

Where to find it?

All the different screws Tom demonstrated can be found at home centers. The gauge Tom demonstrated to help determine the correct screw head size is called a bolt gauge and can be found at home centers as well.

How to Install Winter-Proof Entry Planters

Where to find it?

Jenn planted two boxwoods and underplanted them with ivy. Both of these plants and the potting soil to plant them in can be found at home centers. Jenn reused the planters the homeowner already had, but planters similar to that can be found at the home center as well.

To insulate the planter, Jenn cut squares of FOAMULAR 150 rigid foam board insulation, which is manufactured by Owens Corning.

Jenn also used broken shards of old terra cotta pots to allow for more drainage at the bottom of the planter, which can be found at any nursery or home center.

To protect the boxwoods during the winter, Jenn recommends spraying an anti-desiccant spray. The one she referenced in the workshop is Wilt Pruf.

Understanding Electricity Bills

Ross and Richard discuss changes to electric bill payment structures.

Original Air Date: October 27, 2019 Season 18; Ep.04 23:43


Products and Services from this episode

Aprilaire
Manufacturer: Aprilaire

865 Whole House Steam Humidifier

Lee’s Heating and AC
Expert assistance: Lee’s Heating and AC

Owens Corning
Manufacturer: Owens Corning

FOAMULAR 150 rigid foam board insulation

Thermolec
Manufacturer: Thermolec

AcuSteam Steam Humidifier

Wilt Pruf
Manufacturer: Wilt-Pruf Products, Inc.

anti-desiccant spray