Ask TOH | Vinyl Fence, Shower Clog

Landscape contractor Roger Cook works with a fencing contractor to install a vinyl privacy fence. Then, Roger, along with host Kevin O'Connor, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and general contractor Tom Silva ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Richard replaces a clogged shower valve.

Installing a Vinyl Privacy Fence
Roger works with fencing contractor Mike McLaughlin to install a vinyl privacy fence.

Where to find it?
Expert assistance and materials for this project was provided by Mike McLaughlin of Pro Fence Inc.

The fence that Roger and Mike installed was a six foot tall vinyl privacy fence with a top cap detail, referred to as a "board privacy" fence.

What Is It?
Richard asks the guys to identify a large metal object with a level on top.

Where to find it?
The Torin portable tire balancer, model #TRA20061, is used to balance tires on a metal rim. It is available from Northern Tool.

Replacing a Clogged Shower Valve
Richard replaces a clogged shower valve that would not allow hot water into the shower.

Where to find it?
Richard used a Moen replacement cartridge (part number 1222) for this shower. When replacing a shower valve, it is important to know the manufacturer of your valve, as parts vary by manufacturer.

The valve that Richard showed in the workshop with integrated stops was a Symmons Temptrol Valve.

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