ASK This Old House | Cable Railing, Painting Shutters (S18 E9) FULL EPISODE


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Tom travels to Utah to help a homeowner replace his traditional stair railing with more modern cable railing; Richard explains why standard PVC should not be used to vent gas appliances and what should be used instead; Nathan upgrades a standard, flat panel hollow core door to look more modern; Mauro helps a homeowner properly clean and paint her vinyl shutters.

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How to Install a Cable Railing. The poplar newel post that slips over an existing newel post and the other wood hand rail sections were fabricated by a local mill shop in Utah.

The cable railing system was manufactured by Feeney.

Other tools and materials for this project, including wood glue and construction adhesive are available at home centers.

How to Understand PVC Ventilation

Richard pointed out that modern code requires PVC vent pipes and fittings to come from the same manufacturer and be rated for venting. In this case, he demonstrated vent piping from IPEX.

How to Update a Flat Panel Hollow Core Door. Updating a hollow core door can save some time trying to hang a completely new door and can save some money compared to buying a new door as well.

To add the fake panels, Nathan used some molding, which can be found at any home center. He secured those to the door using Gorilla wood glue and a 20V Max Cordless Bradnailer, which is manufactured by Dewalt. Nathan then painted the door using Behr Marquee in Ultra Pure White. He also replaced the old brass hardware with a bedroom/bathroom door knob, which is manufactured by Kwikset.

How to Paint Vinyl Shutters. Mauro recommends numbering each shutter as it is removed.

He washed the shutters using a biodegradable cleaner, in this case Simple Green, mixed with water to remove the dirt.

Mauro chose an exterior paint in Hale Navy for the shutters, manufactured by Benjamin Moore. He applied it with an airless paint sprayer.

Other materials for this project including respirators and drop cloths are available at home centers and paint suppliers.

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Products and Services from this episode

20V Max Cordless Bradnailer
Category: Doors & Hardware, Materials
Dewalt Industrial Tool Co.

Category: Doors & Hardware, Cabinets & Hardware, Design, Millwork & Moldings, Paints & Finishes, Materials
The Gorilla Glue Company

Behr Marquee in Ultra Pure White
Category: Paints & Finishes, Doors & Hardware
Behr Paint

Biodegradable cleaner
Category: Paints & Finishes, Shutters & Trim, Materials
Simple Green

Cable railing install
Category: Design, Materials
Expert assistance

Cable railing system
Category: Design, Materials, Millwork & Moldings, Safety & Security

Door knob
Category: Doors & Hardware, Cabinets & Hardware

Hale Navy exterior paint
Category: Paints & Finishes, Shutters & Trim, Materials
Benjamin Moore

Vent piping
Category: Appliances, Building Resources, Plumbing, HVAC

About Ask This Old House TV: From the makers of This Old House, America’s first and most trusted home improvement show, Ask This Old House answers the steady stream of home improvement questions asked by viewers across the United States. Covering topics from landscaping to electrical to HVAC and plumbing to painting and more. Ask This Old House features the experts from This Old House, including general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Jenn Nawada, master carpenter Norm Abram, and host Kevin O’Connor. ASK This Old House helps you protect and preserve your greatest investment—your home.

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