Ask This Old House TV // Season 12 // Episode 02

Ask TOH | Chili Peppers, Flange

Roger builds a garden bed for chile pepper plants in New Mexico. Richard repairs a leaky toilet with a worn out flange. And the guys ask "What Is It?"

Where to find it?
Expert assistance with this project was provided by Dr. Stephanie Walker of the Chile Pepper Institute and Joran Viers of the Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Services.

Roger built the raised bed out of 2x12 redwood with 2x4 supports. Redwood is available at many lumber yards and is preferred because it is naturally rot resistant.

The soil that Roger used was a mix of native sandy loam and compost. It was purchased from Soilutions.

Roger installed a drip tape irrigation system with components that can be purchased from a home center or irrigation supplier.

The Chile Pepper Institute provided the following chile cultivars:
'Big Jim'
'NM 6-4'
'Sandia'
'Mirasol'
'NuMex Joe E. Parker'

Roger and Stephanie shopped for chile peppers at Farmer's Market.

They sampled New Mexican cuisine at:
Mary and Tito's Cafe
2711 4th Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
505-344-6266

What Is It?
Kevin shows an orange plastic tool shaped like a cross and the guys try to guess its intended use.

Where to find it?
The Heimlich Helper self assist choking device is manufactured by Big John Products

Repairing a Toilet Flange
Richard repairs a leaky toilet with a worn out flange.

Where to find it?
Richard used a PVC repair closet flange with an adjustable gasket to connect to the existing cast iron drain pipe. Repair flanges are available at specialty plumbing suppliers.

Richard used the SaniSeal Toilet Gasket, a flexible wax-free gasket to seal the connection between the toilet and the flange.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Central Plumbing & Heating of Wakefield, MA.


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