Ask This Old House TV // Season 11 // Episode 24

Ask TOH | Surge Protectors, Cutting Stone

Master electrician Scott Caron installs several types of surge protection. Then, general contractor Tom Silva, host Kevin O'Connor, landscape contractor Roger Cook, and plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger demonstrates how to cut and shape stones for hardscaping projects.

Surge Protection

Master electrician Scott Caron installs several types of surge protection.

Where to find it?
At the main electrical panel, Scott installed a residential whole-house surge protector manufactured by Sycom Surge, Inc. (model Number: SYC-120/240-T2).

To protect the computers and office equipment, Scott installed a power strip with built-in surge protection. In this case, it was the Concealed Surge Protector, manufactured by Belkin.

Scott replaced a standard electrical outlet behind the television with a Tamper-Resistant Extra Heavy-Duty Surge Protective Duplex Receptacle (item number TR5362WP), manufactured by Pass and Seymour.

What Is It?
Roger asks the guys to identify an aluminum tool with two nylon straps.

Where to find it?
Roger demonstrated the Tree Trainer, a tool designed to straighten a crooked tree trunk.

Cutting and Shaping Stones
Roger and stone cutter Randy Potter demonstrate how to cut and shape stones for hardscaping projects.

Where to find it?
All of the tools Roger and Randy used are handcrafted by Trow and Holden.

Additional assistance was provided by Martignetti Enterprises.


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