In this Episode:
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada introduces us to her favorite part-time coworker: her dog, Moby. Moby is a Bernese Mountain Dog that Jenn loves to bring on-site for her projects. She explains how a dog seems to keep everyone more relaxed and make the day more enjoyable, and she loves bringing him whenever she can.
Next, we meet home technology expert Ross Trethewey and host Kevin O’Connor back at the shop to discuss bathroom ventilation and indoor air quality. The two discuss the different types of exhaust fans homeowners have in their homes and how to automate their ventilation. With a handy prop wall at hand, Ross shows Kevin how automatic switches and outlet sensors can activate exhaust fans remotely for convenience and better breathing air.
Next, master electrician, Heath Eastman takes us on a road trip to solve a homeowner’s dimmer problem. After the homeowner explained that she upgraded the switch to a dimmer and that her track lighting was flickering, Heath knew where to start. After checking out the switch to ensure that it was compatible, the two discuss the different types of dimmable switches available. Once they have the right switch in place, Heath swaps out the existing light bulbs for dimmable alternatives.
Finally, we meet general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor back at the shop. Tom shows Kevin how to find the ideal angle for the feet, as well as how to install all the removable hardware correctly. The two work together to tackle a clothing rack that folks can assemble and disassemble as often as needed, building it from oak and using reusable hardware.
Jenn’s Dog Loves Coming to Work
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada tells us all about her favorite co-worker, a Bernese Mountain Dog named Moby, and why she loves bringing him to work.
Understanding Bathroom Ventilation Technology
Home technology expert Ross Trethewey teaches host Kevin O’Connor what he needs to know about the latest in bathroom ventilation technology.
Where to Find it?
Ross shares how to improve indoor air quality using smart bath ventilation products. Ross explains that modern buildings are now being built to be airtight, and because of this proper ventilation is important to improve indoor air quality. Smart control switches and bath fans are a cost-effective solution to poor circulation in a bathroom.
The products demonstrated by Ross are manufactured by Leviton, Soler & Palau, and Fantech.
How to Troubleshoot a Dimmer Switch
This Old House paint expert Mauro Henrique teaches host Kevin O’Connor everything anyone needs to know about interior paint finishes, including different sheens and their durability.
How to Landscape a Small Yard
Master electrician Heath Eastman helps a homeowner fix flickering lights controlled by a dimmer switch. Heath shows us the most common issues that homeowners can run into with their dimmer switches.
Build it | Clothes Rack
General contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor construct a simple clothes rack that’s not only useful but can also be disassembled for portability.
Original Air Date: Feb 9 2023, Season 21; Ep. 14 23:42
Products and Resources
- Bathroom vent system manufacturers:
Soler & Palau