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How to Rebuild a Shut Off Valve

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on May 25, 2018

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Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace the shutoff valve underneath her kitchen sink. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Time: 1-2 hours
Cost: $30 Skill Level: Moderate Tools List for Rebuilding a Shut Off Valve:
Wrench
Screwdriver Shopping List:
Valve stem repair kit Steps: 1. Shut the water off to the house.
2. Pull the handle off the shutoff valve using the screwdriver.
3. Loosen the gland nut behind the handle using the wrench.
4. Unscrew and remove the valve.
5. Screw in the new valve from the repair kit.
6. Tighten the gland nut back over the new valve with the wrench.
7. Put the handle back on with the screwdriver.
8. Turn the water back on. Resources:
Richard repaired the stem on the kitchen faucet shutoff valve using a multi-turn valve stem repair kit, manufactured by BrassCraft (https://www.brasscraft.com/). Everything else he used to repair the shutoff valve, including the wrench and the screwdriver, can be purchased at home centers and plumbing supply stores. Ask This Old House TV
Homeowners have a virtual truckload of questions for us on smaller projects, and we're ready to answer. Ask This Old House solves the steady stream of home improvement problems faced by our viewers—and we make house calls! Ask This Old House features some familiar faces from This Old House, including Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook.
 
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How to Install a New Kitchen Faucet

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on May 25, 2018

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Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace her kitchen faucet. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Time: 1-2 hours
Cost: $50 Skill Level: Moderate Tools List for Installing a New Kitchen Faucet:
Wrench
Basin wrench
Scissors
Screwdriver Shopping List:
New faucet
Cover plate for fourth hole
Plumber’s putty Steps: 1. Shut the water off to the faucet underneath the sink.
2. Disconnect the water hoses from the shutoff valves.
3. Loosen the nuts underneath the sink using the basin wrench.
4. Cut the hose connecting the faucet to the sprayer with a pair of scissors.
5. Carefully wiggle the old faucet off of the sink.
6. Assemble the pieces of the faucet according to the instructions on the packaging. In general, it starts with a gasket that goes directly underneath the faucet and then a cover plate.
7. Apply a thick glob of plumber’s putty underneath the cover plate and put the faucet into place. Be sure all the hoses connected to the faucet go through the center hole.
8. Underneath the sink, slide the gasket, then the washer, and then the mounting bracket onto the faucet. Use a screwdriver to secure the bracket to the sink.
9. Add a weight to the spray hose to allow it to retract when in use.
10. Reconnect the hot and cold water hoses to the shutoff valves.
11. If there is a fourth hole exposed from the old spray hose, use a cover plate or soap dispenser to block it. Add plumber’s putty to the underside and secure it to the sink.
12. Turn the water back on. Resources:
Richard installed the Fairbury Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet in stainless steel, manufactured by American Standard (https://www.americanstandard-us.com). It comes with washers and gaskets and most of the materials required to install it. Everything else he used to replace the kitchen faucet, including the putty, soap dispenser, wrench and screwdriver, can be purchased at home centers and plumbing supply stores. Ask This Old House TV
Homeowners have a virtual truckload of questions for us on smaller projects, and we're ready to answer. Ask This Old House solves the steady stream of home improvement problems faced by our viewers—and we make house calls! Ask This Old House features some familiar faces from This Old House, including Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook.
 
This Old House releases new segments every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
 
Keywords: This Old House, How-to, home improvement, DIY, richard trethewey, kitchen, faucet, plumbing, ask this old house Watch the full episode: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/watch/reface-fireplace-kitchen-faucet-ask-toh Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse
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IKEA’s Fix and Finish Pantry Makeover | Before

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on May 24, 2018

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A Fix & Finish Project, Presented by IKEA: TOH’s pro design and building team partner up with a suburban family to renovate their challenging pantry space Watch the next episode of Fix and Finish: https://youtu.be/3775a4xw5OU Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse In this first episode of Fix & Finish, our experts Lauren and Johnathan meet and plan the renovation of a challenging pantry space for a Connecticut couple with 3 young children. See photos and more of this pantry makeover here: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ikeas-fix-and-finish-pantry-makeover SUBSCRIBE to This Old House INSIDER:
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IKEA’s Fix and Finish Pantry Makeover | After

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on May 24, 2018

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A Fix & Finish Project, Presented by IKEA: TOH’s pro design and building team partner up with a suburban family to renovate their challenging pantry space Watch the first episode of Fix and Finish: https://youtu.be/AC_3OPJgaF4 Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse In this episode, our team delivers style and relevance on short turnaround with the help of IKEA products and design ideas. See photos and more of this pantry makeover here: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ikeas-fix-and-finish-pantry-makeover SUBSCRIBE to This Old House INSIDER:
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Kitchen Makeover: 90s Kitchen Gets A Glamorous Update

Posted by in Home Improvement Tips, on May 24, 2018

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Designer Erin Feasby of Feasby & Bleeks Design shares a glamorous and modern small kitchen makeover. You’ll love the Calacatta marble countertops and backsplash that create a major wow moment in the white and black space. Herringbone floors, statement pendants and smart storage — incorporating space for appliances as well as an entryway closet — all contribute to a fresh, bright design in this must-see kitchen renovation. See this kitchen in our Kitchens + Baths 2018 special issue. Feasby & Bleeks Design: http://www.feasbyandbleeks.com/ WHERE TO BUY: Overall: Millwork, Prolific; wall color, Simply White (OC-117), Benjamin Moore, benjaminmoore.ca; cabinetry color, Ammomite (274), Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com; cabinetry painting, David Bermann and Associates; flooring, Moncer Specialty Flooring, moncer.com; stools, Shelter, shelterfurniture.ca; slate board, wood cutting board, white carafe, fruit platter, salad servers (on tea towels), Elte Mkt, eltemkt.com; teapot by Tom Dixon, Hopson Grace, hopsongrace.com. Range: Hardware, Rejuvenation, rejuvenation.com; pitchers, all candleholders, Elte Mkt, eltemkt.com; pendants by Gubi, South Hill Home, southhillhome.com; marble, Crystal Marble & Tile, crystaltilemarble.com; faucet, Ginger’s, gingers.com; horn bowl, gold-toned bowl, tea towels, Hopson Grace, hopsongrace. com; black-framed artwork, Art Interiors, artinteriors.ca. Staircase: Glass railing fabrication, Canada Glass & Mirror, cgmirror.ca. To see more visit https://houseandhome.com/videos/ ———- MORE DESIGN INSPIRATION
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