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

Ask TOH | Humidifier, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide

Richard visits Charlotte, NC to install a whole-house humidifier. Kevin and electrician Scott Caron install hardwired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for a young family in Indianapolis. Tom shows how to remove stripped screws. And the guys ask "What Is It?"

Whole-House Dehumidifier
Richard visits Charlotte, NC to install a whole-house humidifier.

Where to find it?
A whole-house humidifier should be installed by a professional HVAC contractor.

Richard installed a Nortec Humidifer, model number RH2.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by AirTight Mechanical.

What Is It?
Kevin shows a yellow and black plastic tool, and the guys try to guess its intended use.

Where to find it?
The ProSensor 710 Professional stud finder is manufactured by Franklin Sensors.

Ask Tommy: Stripped Screws
Tom shows a few tricks for removing screws with stripped heads.

Where to find it?
Tommy first used a Grabit screw extractor, manufactured by Alden Corporation.

He then demonstrated a different type of extractor that works like a miniature hole saw. It is available from both Rockler and Woodcraft.

Smoke and CO Detectors
Kevin and Scott Caron install hardwired smoke & carbon monoxide detectors in Indiana.

Where to find it?
Scott installed hardwired, interconnected smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in many areas of the home. He also installed a wireless combination smoke/CO detector on the main level of the home where snaking a wire was near impossible.

All of the devices installed were provided by BRK/First Alert Brands.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Caron Electric.


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