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S18 E12: Ceiling Light, Tool Storage

Nathan Gilbert demonstrates a sanding kit with different profiles to make hand sanding easier; Heath Eastman clarifies the temperature rating system for ceiling lights and installs one for a homeowner; Mark McCullough explains purposes and uses for different types of trowels; Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor build a tool storage shelf from leftover lumber.

Previous episode: S18 E11 | Next episode: S18 E13

In this episode:

Nathan demonstrates a sanding kit with different profiles on it to make hand sanding easier; Heath clarifies the temperature rating system for ceiling lights and then installs one for a homeowner; Mark explains the purposes and uses for different types of trowels; Tom and Kevin build a tool storage shelf out of leftover lumber from other Build It projects.

Testing a Specialty Hand Sanding Kit
Nathan demonstrates a sanding kit with different profiles on it to make hand sanding easier.

Where to find it?

Nathan demonstrated the 20 piece Hand Sanding Block Set - Hook and Loop Interchangeable Assorted Shapes, which is manufactured by Tool Guy Republic and can be found through online retailers.

How to Safely Replace a Ceiling Light
Heath clarifies the temperature rating system for ceiling lights and then installs one for a homeowner.

Where to find it?

Heath clarified that a home with older wiring should be checked by an electrician before a new ceiling fixture is installed. Cable marked with “NM-B” complies with modern code and can handle fixtures up to 90º C, whereas “NM” cable or any older wiring should use fixtures rated up to 60 ºC.

Heath installed the 12” Oil Rubbed Bronze 2-Light Ceiling Light, manufactured by Hinkley Lighting.

Expert assistance with this segment was provided by Eaton and Eastman Electric.

How to Choose a Masonry Trowel
Mark explains the purposes and uses for different types of trowels.

Where to find it?

Mark demonstrated a variety of masonry trowels, which were all manufactured by The Bon Tool Company.

Build It | Tool Storage Shelf
Tom and Kevin build a tool storage shelf out of leftover lumber from other Build It projects.

Where to find it?

Tom built the tool storage cabinet out of leftover materials from previous Build It projects, including ¾-inch oak plywood, 1x12-inch select pine, and ¼-inch birch plywood. These can all be found at home centers and lumber yards if you don’t have enough material in your scrap pile.

To cut the boards to the correct dimensions, Tom used a TS 55 circular saw from Festool. He then secured everything together using GRK #9 2-inch multi-purpose screws from GRK Fasteners and some wood glue from Gorilla Glue.

The kit that Tom and Kevin referenced and used as inspiration for their tool storage organization was the M18 18V Cordless Combo Tool Kit by Milwaukee Tool.

Original Air Date: January 26, 2020 Season 18; Ep.12 23:43


Products and Services from this episode

12-inch Oil Rubbed Bronze 2-Light Ceiling Light
Manufacturer: Hinkley Lighting

20 piece Hand Sanding Block Set
Manufacturer: Tool Guy Republic

Expert assistance
Expert assistance: Eaton and Eastman Electric

M18 18V Cordless Combo Tool Kit
Manufacturer: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

Multi-purpose screws
Manufacturer: GRK Fasteners

Trowels shown
Manufacturer: Bon Tools

TS 55 circular saw
Manufacturer: Festool

Wood glue
Manufacturer: The Gorilla Glue Company