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Watch the full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtkd_CtjMsU Tom Silva helps a homeowner solve the mystery of her melted vinyl siding. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Shopping List for How to Repair Melted Vinyl Siding: - Window screen, used to eliminate reflective solar heat - Adhesive-backed Velcro tape, for securing screen to window - Vinyl siding, used to replace the damaged siding - Aluminum roofing nails, for attaching the vinyl siding Tools List for How to Repair Melted Vinyl Siding: - Hammer Utility knife and combination square, for scribing a cut line onto the vinyl siding - Aviation snips, used to cut vinyl siding - Zip tool, used to lock siding panels together Steps for How to Repair Melted Vinyl Siding: 1. Apply 4-inch-long strips of adhesive-backed Velcro tape to a window screen. 2. Peel off the backing from the tape and stick the screen to the outside of the window sash. 3. Slip your hand behind the siding course immediately above the damaged siding. Slide your hand along the wall to disengage the butt (bottom) edge of the siding. 4. Use a hammer to pull the nails holding the first course of damaged siding to the wall. 5. Pull down on the siding to disengage it from the course below, then remove the damaged piece of siding. 6. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to remove the remaining damaged siding panels. 7. Measure a new vinyl siding panel to fit along the very bottom of the wall. Scribe the cut line with a combination square and utility knife. 8. Cut the siding along the scribed line with aviation snips. 9. Snap the lowest course of siding into the starter strip fastened along the bottom of the wall. 10. Secure the siding with aluminum nails. Space the nails 12 to 16 inches apart, and tap them through the center of the nailing slots. 11. Be sure to leave the nail heads protruding 1/16 of an inch or so. Don't nail the siding tight to the wall. 12. Where two pieces of siding overlap, use the utility knife to trim the end of the nailing hem and the back edge of the butt edge. 13. Continue to install siding up the wall, one panel at a time. 14. To snap the last-installed siding panel onto the panel above, use a zip tool. 15. Hook the zip tool onto the butt edge of the upper siding panel, then pull down and push in at the same time. 16. Slide your hand and the zip tool along the wall to lock the siding panels together. Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse https://twitter.com/asktoh Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/
This is a full-length video introducing the gutter crew and showing a variety of gutter installations. (File: 20121211tu-tc-complete.mp4)
This stunning small home has been constructed using tiny house design principles as part of a new suburban subdivision in Wanaka New Zealand. At 33 square meters (355 square feet) it's a very compact home and is filled with super clever tiny house and small space design ideas. Become a Living Big Patron: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig Constructed from structurally insulated panels or SIPs, this tiny house is well insulated, modern and constructed from very high quality materials. https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/tiny-house-suburban-subdivision/ Building a house on foundations using the tiny house concept has allowed Will and Jen to create a home which is the best of both worlds. It's streamlined to the couples needs, takes up a very small footprint and has all the advantages of a tiny house, yet it's also not restricted to the standard tiny house dimensions and road-travel limitations, allowing the small home to be much higher and a bit wider than a conventional tiny house. It also means they haven't had to take weight into consideration in their build. I hope you enjoy this weeks episode! Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse/ Follow us on Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Follow us on Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on tiny houses, DIY, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2018 Zyia Pictures Ltd
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook resurrects a sunken brick path. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRLUFn-AyAQ&list=PLkJADc1qDrr8JnEkf1GX2utInAXW6t2XP&index=6 How to Lay a Brick Paver Walkway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlZ8rAs0rcM&index=192&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV How to Repoint Brick Steps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG2E4Sf_Ot8&index=165&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV How to Repair an Asphalt Walkway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4q88akawPM&index=196&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV Shopping List for How to Repair a Brick Walkway: - 3/4-inch stone mixed with stone dust, used to create base of walkway - stone dust, for creating setting bed for bricks - wooden form boards and stakes - 2-inch screws - rubber mallet - 2x4, for making a screed - concrete mix - pointed trowel Tools for How to Repair a Brick Walkway: - pointed shovel - wheelbarrow - mason's line and metal stakes - plate compactor - garden rake - hand tamper - small sledgehammer - drill/driver - push broom Follow This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/
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This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a rain gutter, downspout, and rain barrel. (See below for a shopping list, tools, and steps.)
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Shopping List for Installing a Rain Gutter:
- Aluminum gutter
- Aluminum downspout
- Aluminum elbows, end caps, mounting straps, and downspout outlet
- Gutter hanging brackets, for securing the gutter to the house
- Sheet metal screws, used to fasten together the gutter and downspout parts
- Gutter sealant, for creating waterproof connections between gutter parts
- Two 2-inch-thick concrete pavers, used to create a solid base for the rain barrel
- Rain barrel and diverter, used to collect rainwater
Tools List for Installing a Rain Gutter:
- Chalk line
- Tape measure
- Caulk gun
- Crimping tool
- Hacksaw and tin snips
- Hammer and cold chisel (or hole saw), used to cut a hole in the gutter
Steps for Installing a Rain Gutter:
1. Snap a chalk line across the fascia, creating the proper pitch toward the downspout end.
2. Measure the fascia to determine the length of the gutter.
3. Apply gutter sealant to an end cap, then press the cap onto one end of the gutter.
4. Secure the end cap to the gutter with a crimping tool.
5. Use a hacksaw and tin snips to cut the gutter to length.
6. Use a hammer and a cold chisel (or a hole saw) to cut a round hole in the gutter for a downspout outlet.
7. Apply gutter sealant to the flange of the downspout outlet, then screw the outlet to the hole in the gutter.
8. Temporarily screw the gutter to the fascia, positioning it about 2 inches below the chalk line.
9. Install hanging brackets onto the gutter, positioning one in front of each rafter.
10. Raise the gutter to the chalk line and fasten each hanging bracket by screwing through the fascia and into the rafter tail.
11. Set two 2-inch-thick concrete pavers on the ground directly below the downspout outlet.
12. Set a rain barrel on top of the concrete pavers.
13. Use a hacksaw to cut and assemble the downspout and elbows.
14. Screw the upper end of the downspout to the downspout outlet protruding from the gutter.
15. Fasten the downspout to the house with mounting straps.
16. Install a diverter in the downspout, positioning it even with the top of the rain barrel.
17. Attach a short length of downspout to the underside of the diverter.
18. Connect the diverter's flexible hose to the port on the side of the rain barrel.
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