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Parbond is a synthetic rubber penetrating sealant designed for sealing small joints or gaps between metal, glass, masonry and wood. See videos at http://www.mrhardware.com/ It is resistant to sunlight and temperature variations. It will seal small joints and cracks up to 1/4", and still remain flexible. It is versatile, has moderate elongation or compression and dries quickly. Parbond provides weather protection and moisture resistance at various temperatures through evaporation of solvent to temperature extremes of -20°F to 180°F, water, water vapor and air pressure. Parbond can be used within the opening or as a surface coating over very fine cracks. Typical applications are: miter joints in window or door frames, needle glazing, top dressing over non-dry sealants to avoid dirt pick up. It can be a sealant for rain gutters and downspouts, around automotive windshields and back lights, and for sealing of sinks, tile and ducts in kitchens, galleys, and bathrooms.
Watch the full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2hpPmgsS_o&index=23&list=PLkJADc1qDrr-U3jevgVkJt9YXYy_ZfHau This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and TOH TV host Kevin O'Connor show the proper techniques for using all types of ladders. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse Steps for How to Use Ladders Safely: 1. Ladders made from wood and fiberglass are preferred by electricians because they don't conduct electricity. 2. Aluminum ladders are lighter and less expensive than comparable wood and fiberglass ladders. However, don't use aluminum ladders around electrical wires because they conduct electricity. 3. Never exceed a ladder's maximum weight rating, which includes the total weight of you and all the materials and tools you're carrying. 4. It's best to store ladders indoors, away from the harmful effects of the elements. 5. Thoroughly inspect any ladder before using it. Check wood ladders for cracked rungs, broken rails, or loose, wobbly connections. 6. On fiberglass ladders, check to be sure the rails aren't fraying and aren't cracked or punched with holes. 7. Inspect aluminum ladders to ensure the rails aren't bent, twisted, creased, or deformed in any way. 8. When climbing a ladder, keep your hips centered within the rails. Don't overreach too far to the left or right. 9. Always maintain three points of contact with the ladder: two hands and one foot, or one hand and two feet. 10. Wear a tool belt so that both hands are free to grab the rungs. 11. Stepladders are designed to be used in the spread-open position. Never lean a stepladder against a wall. 12. Don't stand on the top step, the very top of the ladder, or the paint-can tray. And never climb up the rear of the ladder. 13. To stand up an extension ladder, have a helper brace the bottom of the ladder with his or her feet, or simply set the ladder against the house's foundation. 14. Raise the ladder by pushing it up rung by rung to the upright position. 15. Grab the bottom of the ladder and walk it away from the house. 16. To achieve the proper climbing angle, position the bottom of the ladder a distance from the house that's equal to one-fourth the ladder's height. For example, if the ladder is 16 feet tall, set its base 4 feet from the house. 17. Another way to confirm the proper ladder angle is to stand upright with your toes against the base of the ladder. Reach straight out with both arms. If you can grab the rung without leaning forward or bending your arms, then the ladder is at the proper angle. 18. When working on soft terrain, pivot the extension-ladder feet to a vertical position and push them down into the ground. 19. If the ladder is equipped with adjustable levelers, use them to steady the ladder on uneven terrain. 20. To extend an extension ladder, start by moving the ladder out away from the wall. Then, pull on the rope with one hand and push up on the ladder with the other. Be sure both rung locks are engaged before climbing. 21. Attach a stabilizer to the top of an extension ladder to increase stability and provide easier access to the wall. 22. An articulating ladder can be locked into various configurations, and can be used as a straight ladder, stepladder, extension ladder and trestle ladder. 23. When using an articulating ladder, be sure all locks are fully engaged before climbing. 24. If, at any time, you feel uncomfortable, unsteady, or hesitant, stay off of ladders. It's not worth risking serious injury or worse. 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 video takes a look at how to repair aluminium guttering to a good standard that should last many years. Often aluminum guttering will start to leak from a joint, corner, or stop end after about 10 years. Especially if holding standing water. Thumbing more mastic over the stop of the original built up sealant can fail early, as can a simple paint on solution. This aluminum gutter repair has worked well for me over the years, and one tube of gutter sealant and a roll of scrim will repair many, many gutter leaks. If your are in the UK all the product links and other guttering repairs can be found on my website here : http://www.fixmyroof.co.uk/guttering-repairs/ For those in the USA or elsewhere try a good quality gutter sealant like this one : http://amzn.to/1TOZvV7 (affiliate) Hope this helps. Subscribe here : https://www.youtube.com/user/123fixmyroof?sub_confirmation=1
Cleaning gutters is an easy job to put off, but the longer you wait the worse it can get. Thoroughly cleaning your gutters every spring and fall will help keep them working like they're supposed to. Debris can build up and cause damage to your downspouts and cause water damage to your roof. To clean out your gutters you will need: a trowel, ladder, buckets, garden hose, gutter cleaning attachment and gutter sealant. To begin, clean the downspout removing any twigs, leaves and dirt. Flush out any other debris. If the water doesn't drain properly through the downspout, there is probably a clog. Remove the end of the downspout and flush with water. If this doesn't do the trick, use the full power and force of a plumbers snake. If you notice that water sets in the bottom of your gutters be sure to readjust them so that they flow properly to the downspout. Leaks? Use gutter sealant on all joints. If there is noticeable paint damage, simply touch up with a primer. To find how to install gutter screens to keep out debris, visit http://www.Lowes.com/Videos. Subscribe to Lowe's YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=lowes Or head to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/Lowes
About the music: The song is "Coal Train" by Leesha Harvey. Music is ©2008 Leesha Harvey, and is used with permission. Look for the new C.D. titled "Penny in the Pocket" to be released soon! Go to http://leeshaharvey.com for pictures, updates, and C.D. purchase information! You can also check her out on YouTube, here: http://www.youtube.com/LeeshaHarvey About the video: Per YouTube user BlazerLT; NOT RECOMMENDED FOR COLDER CLIMATES! Recessing downspouts is an easy way to keep rainwater away from the foundation of any building. This process eliminates the need for those unsightly and cumbersome splash blocks that are a pain to mow and trim around. Make sure that your recessed drains are always directed down-hill and that they move the water as far away from the foundation as possible. Thank you for watching!
Woodie's will show you how to repair a leaking gutter. This is handy to know as continued overspill can damage the connected wall of your house.