Ask TOH | Primer, Pipes, Heat: 1523

From This Old House. On this week’s episode of Ask This Old House A clogged drain has Richard fishing cameras through pipes to locate the problem. Scott warms up a chilly bathroom by installing an electric convection heater. Painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates a masking primer that leaves clean lines on a window. How to Quickly…

How to Build Wainscot: Get the Panel Size Right

From This Old House. An attendee asks: How do you determine the size of the panels? Custom home builder and master craftsman Gary Striegler explains. Kevin O’Connor hosts. This segment was previously recorded live at JLC Live in Providence, RI on March 29th, 2019 https://ne.jlclive.com/en/home.html Kevin O’Connor: @kevinoconnortoh Gary Striegler: @craftsmanbuilders Brent Shively: @festoolshives Festool…

How to Build Wainscot: Panels on the Ceiling

From This Old House. A viewer asks: What’s the difference between wainscot and coffers? Custom home builder and master craftsman Gary Striegler answers. Kevin O’Connor hosts. This segment was previously recorded live at JLC Live in Providence, RI on March 29th, 2019 https://ne.jlclive.com/en/home.html Kevin O’Connor: @kevinoconnortoh Gary Striegler: @craftsmanbuilders Brent Shively: @festoolshives Festool USA: @festoolusa…

How to Build Wainscot: Where to Start the Layout

From This Old House. An attendee asks: Where do you start in a room? Custom home builder and master craftsman Gary Striegler answers. Kevin O’Connor hosts. This segment was previously recorded live at JLC Live in Providence, RI on March 29th, 2019 https://ne.jlclive.com/en/home.html Kevin O’Connor: @kevinoconnortoh Gary Striegler: @craftsmanbuilders Brent Shively: @festoolshives Festool USA: @festoolusa…

How to Build Wainscot: Where to Start the Layout

From This Old House. An attendee asks: Where do you start in a room? Custom home builder and master craftsman Gary Striegler answers. Kevin O’Connor hosts. This segment was previously recorded live at JLC Live in Providence, RI on March 29th, 2019 https://ne.jlclive.com/en/home.html Kevin O’Connor: @kevinoconnortoh Gary Striegler: @craftsmanbuilders Brent Shively: @festoolshives Festool USA: @festoolusa…

How to Build Wainscot: Calibrate the Saw’s Ruler

From This Old House. A viewer asks: How accurate is the ruler on the Kapex extension? Festool trainer Brent Shively asnwers. Kevin O’Connor hosts. This segment was previously recorded live at JLC Live in Providence, RI on March 29th, 2019 https://ne.jlclive.com/en/home.html Kevin O’Connor: @kevinoconnortoh Gary Striegler: @craftsmanbuilders Brent Shively: @festoolshives Festool USA: @festoolusa This Old…

How to Build Wainscot: Calibrate the Saw’s Ruler

From This Old House. A viewer asks: How accurate is the ruler on the Kapex extension? Festool trainer Brent Shively asnwers. Kevin O’Connor hosts. This segment was previously recorded live at JLC Live in Providence, RI on March 29th, 2019 https://ne.jlclive.com/en/home.html Kevin O’Connor: @kevinoconnortoh Gary Striegler: @craftsmanbuilders Brent Shively: @festoolshives Festool USA: @festoolusa This Old…

How to Build Wainscot: Finishing

From This Old House. In part five of this five-part series, custom home builder and master craftsman Gary Striegler explains how the technique he used for building wainscot can be employed for other sitations as well, including how to build a newel post, how to make column wraps, and how to add pilasters around a…

How to Build Wainscot: Assembly

From This Old House. In part four of this five-part series, custom home builder and master craftsman Gary Striegler takes a basic frame through to completion by adding plywood panel and panel mold. Striegler shares time-tested techniques for getting perfectly tight miters, and shares tips for fine-tuning pieces that are slightly too long. Kevin O’Connor…

How to Build Wainscot: Joinery Techniques That Last

From This Old House. In part three of this five-part series, custom home builder and master craftsman Gary Striegler explains the various joinery options available for assembling the pieces. He then turns things over to Brent Shively who demonstrates how to make a floating-tenon joint using the Domino joinery system. Kevin O’Connor hosts. This segment…

How to Build Wainscot: Understanding the Components

From This Old House. In part one of this five-part series, custom home builder and master craftsman Gary Striegler explains the basics of wainscot construction. You’ll learn what the parts are called and the general process for building this system. Kevin O’Connor hosts; Festool tool trainer Brent Shively offers technical assistance and additional insight. This…

Ask TOH | Generator, Wood Floor: 1522

From This Old House. Coming up on this episode of Ask This Old House Visiting the show’s 49th state! See Scott head to Alaska to hook up a portable generator capable of powering an entire house. Watch Tom repair a poorly installed piece of wood floor nosing. Richard gives an inside look at dishwasher cycles.…

Ask TOH | Water Filter, Fire Pit: 1521

From This Old House. On this episode of Ask This Old House Not so tasty – See Richard help a homeowner improve her drinking water with a whole house filter. Jenn Nawada creates a backyard sanctuary with a patio and granite fire pit. Watch Tom explain the differences between soft and hard wood. How to…

Ask TOH | Build It, Cable Lights: 1520

From This Old House. On this episode of Ask This Old House Mistakes happen. Richard revisits a homeowner to repair a water heater he thought was fixed four years ago. Tom installs a storm door with a dog in mind. And home technology expert Ross Trethewey looks at voice-activated smart devices. A Personal Story on…

Home Inspection Nightmares | Overgrown Chimney

From This Old House. Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape designer Jenn Nawada, and mason Mark McCullough look at more Home Inspection Nightmares Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Steps: 1. Jenn starts with a chimney…

Pro2Pro Livestream: Focus on Porch Columns

From This Old House. Join builder Jeff Sweenor (@sweenor_builders) and Festool trainer Brian Sedgeley (@festoolsedge) live from Sweenor’s shop as they move our current Westerly project forward. During this event, Sweenor will build the paneled pedestal base and tapered columns that will eventually flank the new home’s front door. He’ll demonstrate his process for building…

Build It | Adirondack Style Outdoor Chair with Jimmy DiResta

From This Old House. Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor returns to upstate New York to build an Adirondack-style outdoor chair with maker Jimmy DiResta Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Time: 5-6 hours Cost: $200 Skill Level: Moderate Tools List for Building an Adirondack Chair: Angle…

Ask TOH | Hot Water, Storm Door: 1519

From This Old House. On this episode of Ask This Old House Mistakes happen. Richard revisits a homeowner to repair a water heater he thought was fixed four years ago. Tom installs a storm door with a dog in mind. And home technology expert Ross Trethewey looks at voice-activated smart devices. Future House | Voice…

Ask TOH | Light Lift, Lawn Care: 1517

From This Old House. Coming up on this episode of ASK This Old House How to Install a Motorized Light Lift Scott helps a homeowner raise and lower a light with a motorized lift. Where to find it? Scott used installed the ALL200 residential light lift system, manufactured by Aladdin Light Lift. It’s capable of…

Ask TOH | Build It, Downlights: 1516

From This Old House. On this episode of ASK This Old House Tom and Kevin use scrap wood to create an end grain cutting board in Build It. Scott installs surface-mounted downlights in a living room. Roger discusses the best ways to keep mice out of your house. And the guys ask, “What is it?”…