Ask This Old House TV // Season 12 // Episode 07

Ask TOH | Tree, Basement Drain

Roger and a homeowner plant a maple tree. Richard heads to Indianapolis to begin work on a new master bathroom in a basement. And the guys ask What Is It?

Planting a Maple Tree
Roger and a homeowner plant a maple tree.

Where to find it?
Roger selected a red maple (Acer rubrum) for this project.

He installed two Tree Gator bags to ensure the tree received adequate water.

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Northeast Nursery.

What Is It?
Tom shows a bright green plastic tool with two compartments, and the guys try to guess its intended use.

Where to find it?
The Tape Buddy drywall taping tool applies joint compound to drywall tape automatically.

Basement Bathroom Drain
Richard heads to Indianapolis to begin work on a basement bathroom.

Where to find it?
Richard used standard schedule 40 PVC pipe for the new drain lines. All of the supplies for this project, including PVC, glue and cleaner, and flexible couplings, are available at home centers and plumbing supply companies.

Contractor Jeremiah Kelley used a styrofoam cap to protect the toilet drain from concrete. It is manufactured by Richard Specialty and available for purchase through Ferguson (model no. JS13140).

Expert assistance with this project was provided by Service Plus of Indianapolis.


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