From This Old House.
A homeowner has never tiled before, so Tom teaches her how using a simple technique; Richard demonstrates a wireless leak detector that prevents floods; Jenn installs a water feature that collects and reuses rainwater.
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How to Install a Simple Tile Backsplash
Tom teaches a homeowner a simple technique for tiling backsplash.
To attach the tile to the wall, Tom used the SimpleMat tile setting mat, manufactured by Custom Building Proucts.
Tom installed Desert Sunset mosaic tile, manufactured by MS International.
The homeowner selected "Earth" colored premixed grout, which is also manufactured by Custom Building Products.
All of these, plus the other supplies and materials for this project, including razor knives, painter’s tape, and sponges, are sold at home centers.
How to Prevent Plumbing Leaks Automatically
Richard demonstrates a wireless detector that can shut off the water in case of a flood.
Richard demonstrated the RDT Reliance Wireless Plumbing Leak Protection System, which can be purchased through plumbing supply houses.
Expert assistance for this segment was provided by Morris Merchants.
How to Install a Water Feature that Reuses Rainwater
Jenn installs a water feature that collects and reuses rainwater.
The water feature that Jenn installed includes the rubber liner, underlayment, structural blocks, pump vault, basalt columns, and pump. It was all manufactured by Aquascape.
Expert assistance with this project was provided by Decker’s Landscape and Aquatics, Nawada Landscape Design, and New England Aquatic Landscaping.
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