In this episode:

Nathan travels to a Sears kit house in Richmond, Virginia to tighten an old, loose stair railing; Mauro demonstrates how to strip paint off of old door hardware; Heath explains the uses and purposes of different types of electrical boxes; Richard replaces an old thermostat with a smart thermostat without replacing the original two wires in the wall.

How to Tighten a Loose Newel Post

Nathan travels to a Sears kit house in Richmond, Virginia to tighten an old, loose stair railing.

Where to find it?

Everything Nathan used to tighten up the stair railing, including the drill, screws, hammer, bungs, and touch up paint, can all be found at home centers.

How to Strip Paint Off Old Hardware

Mauro demonstrates how to strip paint off of old door hardware.

Where to find it?

Mauro used an old pot, simmering water, and some baking soda to strip the old hardware. These can be found at any grocery store or department store.

How to Choose an Electrical Box

Heath explains the uses and purposes of different types of electrical boxes.

Where to find it?

Heath described the best style of electrical box for various uses. In general, he recommends plastic boxes for switches and receptacles and metal boxes for light fixtures. Metal boxes are required when the existing wiring in the home is metal clad cable and must be bonded to the ground wire.

All of the boxes Heath demonstrated are available at home centers and electrical supply houses.

Special assistance with this project was provided by Eaton and Eastman Electric.

How to Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat without Changing the Wiring

Richard replaces an old thermostat with a smart thermostat without replacing the original two wires in the wall.

Where to find it?

Richard installed the Invita Wifi Thermostat 564, which is manufactured by Tekmar Controls.

Original Air Date: February 2, 2020 Season 18; Ep.13 23:43


Products and Services from this episode

Special assistance
Eaton and Eastman Electric

Smart Thermostat
Invita Wifi Thermostat 564 manufactured by Tekmar Controls



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PAUL WALKER

PAUL WALKER

Lonely traveler, l like to explore with my camera and my laptop every part of the earth.
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