Ask This Old House | Metal Railing, Tile Replacement (S16E17) | FULL EPISODE


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Mark installs a metal railing using anchoring cement; in Open House, Richard weighs the pros and cons of steam heat; Tom demonstrates the correct way to replace a cracked kitchen floor tile.

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How to Turn Scrap Wood into Kindling
Roger and Jenn tested out the Kindling Cracker a tool that easily splits kindling.
Manufacturer Kindling Cracker

How to Install a Metal Railing
Mark installs a custom metal railing using anchoring cement. A custom metal railing can be purchased from a welding shop. Mark recommended using one with solid steel posts. The one Mark installed was made by Mike’s Welding Company. All the materials Mark used for this installation, including the caulking gun, the anchoring cement, and the coring drill, can be found at home centers.

Expert assistance for this segment was provided by MJM Masonry.

Mike’s Welding Company

Tom demonstrates the correct way to replace a cracked kitchen floor tile. Finding a matching tile can be difficult. Look on the underside of the tile for clues and bring the tile with you to local hardware stores and tile shops when looking for a match. Everything Tom used to replace the tile, including the cold chisel, hammer, notched trowel, and grout can be found at home centers. The acrylic base Tom used in place of thinset is Acrylpro Professional Tile Adhesive, manufactured by Custom Building Products. It can be found at most home centers.

Acrylpro Professional Tile Adhesive
Category: Materials, Flooring, Tile & Grout, Surface Protection, Kitchen Manufacturer Custom Building Products

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