Ask This Old House TV // Season 12 // Episode 03

Ask TOH | No Hands Faucet, Drain

Richard replaces a leaking kitchen faucet with a new hands-free model. Kevin explains rechargeable batteries. Roger installs a channel drain in a driveway to divert rainwater. And the guys ask "What Is It?"

Hands-Free Kitchen Faucet
Richard replaces a leaking kitchen faucet with a new hands-free model.

Where to find it?
Richard installed the "Haysfield with MotionSense" kitchen faucet (model: 87350ESRS), manufactured by Moen and available at .

What Is It?
Roger shows two flexible tools with large metal hooks, and the guys try to guess its intended use.

Where to find it?
The Timber Claw is a log carrying tool, available in 16" and 24" lengths, and manufactured by Timber Tuff Tools.

Ask Kevin: Tool Batteries
Kevin explains rechargeable tool batteries including the difference between the two major types — Nickel Cadmium and Lithium Ion.

Where to find it?
Kevin demonstrated Nickel Cadmium and Lithium Ion batteries. These are the two most common batteries found on cordless power tools.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Call2Recycle and by Chris Shea of Batteries Plus in Woburn, MA.

Driveway Channel Drain
Roger installs a channel drain in a driveway to divert rainwater.

Where to find it?
Roger installed a medium-duty channel drain, manufactured by NDS.
He used PVC drainage pipe to carry the water away and patched the driveway with asphalt cold patch. Both of these are available at home centers and specialty suppliers.
Expert assistance for this project was provided by Larchmont Irrigation.


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