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Watch the full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBO2pcJuHvA This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor patch a lawn with grass seed. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Shopping List for Patching a Lawn With Grass Seed: - Grass seed mixed with coconut-fiber mulch - Granulated lime, used to amend the soil - Lawn fertilizer, for promoting strong roots Tools List for Patching a Lawn With Grass Seed: - Lawn mower - Grub hoe, for removing damaged grass and weeds - Garden hose - Garden rake, for smoothing the soil - Wheelbarrow, used to transport material - Steel edger, for cutting the delineation between the healthy lawn and the lawn patch - Spading fork, used to loosen the soil Steps for Patching a Lawn With Grass Seed: 1. Mow the lawn relatively short. 2. Use a grub hoe to remove the damaged grass and weeds, but leave the topsoil. 3. Rake up and remove the excavated lawn debris. 4. Use a steel edger to cut a clean border between the damaged area and the healthy lawn. 5. Stomp down on the edger, then pull back on the handle to loosen the soil. Rake up and remove any remaining lawn debris. 6. Loosen the topsoil with a spading fork. Stick the fork down into the soil, then twist the handle to break up the soil. 7. Add a little granulated lime, and then rake it into the soil. 8. Sprinkle grass seed over the area, applying it 1/8 inch thick. 9. Use a garden hose to lightly moisten the top 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch of soil. Water frequently to keep the soil moist. 10. When it comes time to mow the newly seeded lawn, adjust the mower height to remove no more than one third of the grass. 11. To prevent the mower's wheels from tearing out the newly seeded lawn, don't pivot or turn the mower on the lawn. 12. Collect and bag the clippings; raking them up can damage the new lawn. 13. Apply lawn fertilizer about two weeks after the first mowing. Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse https://twitter.com/asktoh Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/
Ask This Old House general contractor helps a couple frame an opening between their kitchen and living room in a load bearing wall. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Time: 4-6 hours Cost: $150-200 Skill Level: Moderate Shopping List: 2x4 lumber for the temporary wall and the framing of the opening 2x8 lumber for the temporary wall 2x12 lumber for the header ½” plywood for the header 3” construction screws Tools List for Cutting a Pass-Through in a Load Bearing Wall: Drill driver Power saw 6’ level Reciprocating saw Steps: 1. Before doing any work, determine if the wall is load bearing or non-load bearing. If in doubt, consult a structural engineer. 2. If the wall is load bearing, a temporary wall will need to built using 2x8 plates on the floor and ceiling and 2x4 studs at an angle to support any weight from the floors above. 3. Hammer the studs into the temporary wall until they’re snug. 4. Use a drill/driver to secure a brace across the studs. 5. Use a level to draw the outline for the opening. Cut the opening using a reciprocating saw. 6. Remove the wall board and studs in the area of the new opening. 7. If needed, fill any extra space with studs. 8. Install the first jack studs on either side of the opening, with a small stud attached to hold the bottom plate of the new opening. 9. Install two sill plates into the bottom of the opening. Secure them with screws. 10. Create a header for the new opening using two 2x12 boards with a piece of ½” plywood sandwiched in between with construction adhesive and screws. 11. Install the header in the opening. Install the additional jack studs inside the opening for the header to rest on. 12. Attach the jack studs and header using screws. 13. With the header in place, the temporary wall can be removed. 14. Use the reciprocating saw to cut the drywall on the other side of the opening. 15. Touch up the drywall or plaster around the opening. Resources: Tom uses kiln-dried lumber and plywood to frame the pass through, which is available to buy at from lumber yards and home centers. Tom also shares some tips for identifying a load-bearing wall, but ultimately cautions that a structural engineer is the best person to consult. Ask This Old House TV Homeowners have a virtual truckload of questions for us on smaller projects, and we're ready to answer. Ask This Old House solves the steady stream of home improvement problems faced by our viewers—and we make house calls! Ask This Old House features some familiar faces from This Old House, including Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook. This Old House releases new segments every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Keywords: This Old House, How-to, home improvement, DIY, tom silva, pass-through, framing, load bearing wall, saw, drywall Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse https://twitter.com/asktoh Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/
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This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a rain gutter, downspout, and rain barrel. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.)
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Shopping List for Installing a Rain Gutter:
- Aluminum gutter
- Aluminum downspout
- Aluminum elbows, end caps, mounting straps, and downspout outlet
- Gutter hanging brackets, for securing the gutter to the house
- Sheet metal screws, used to fasten together the gutter and downspout parts
- Gutter sealant, for creating waterproof connections between gutter parts
- Two 2-inch-thick concrete pavers, used to create a solid base for the rain barrel
- Rain barrel and diverter, used to collect rainwater
Tools List for Installing a Rain Gutter:
- Chalk line
- Tape measure
- Caulk gun
- Crimping tool
- Hacksaw and tin snips
- Hammer and cold chisel (or hole saw), used to cut a hole in the gutter
Steps for Installing a Rain Gutter:
1. Snap a chalk line across the fascia, creating the proper pitch toward the downspout end.
2. Measure the fascia to determine the length of the gutter.
3. Apply gutter sealant to an end cap, then press the cap onto one end of the gutter.
4. Secure the end cap to the gutter with a crimping tool.
5. Use a hacksaw and tin snips to cut the gutter to length.
6. Use a hammer and a cold chisel (or a hole saw) to cut a round hole in the gutter for a downspout outlet.
7. Apply gutter sealant to the flange of the downspout outlet, then screw the outlet to the hole in the gutter.
8. Temporarily screw the gutter to the fascia, positioning it about 2 inches below the chalk line.
9. Install hanging brackets onto the gutter, positioning one in front of each rafter.
10. Raise the gutter to the chalk line and fasten each hanging bracket by screwing through the fascia and into the rafter tail.
11. Set two 2-inch-thick concrete pavers on the ground directly below the downspout outlet.
12. Set a rain barrel on top of the concrete pavers.
13. Use a hacksaw to cut and assemble the downspout and elbows.
14. Screw the upper end of the downspout to the downspout outlet protruding from the gutter.
15. Fasten the downspout to the house with mounting straps.
16. Install a diverter in the downspout, positioning it even with the top of the rain barrel.
17. Attach a short length of downspout to the underside of the diverter.
18. Connect the diverter's flexible hose to the port on the side of the rain barrel.
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