How to Replace a Rotted Windowsill - This Old House

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Use this method to repair dry rot damage in a window and avoid having to replace the entire window frame and sill. Home Improvement Online With Ron Hazelton With over 500 hundred free DIY ideas, tips, how-to's, suggestions, and video tutorials available to help you turn your home improvement plans into finished projects. With more projects being added every month this is the go-to place for Do-It-Yourselfers & professionals alike. _ Check Out Our Site: Follow Us On Twitter: Like Us On Facebook: Follow Us On Google+: View Our Pinterest: Don't Forget To Subscribe:

How to Install a Sliding Glass Door - This Old House

his Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to open up a wall for a large glass slider. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: Full episode: How to Weatherstrip an Exterior Door: How to Create an Interior Door Opening: How to Replace a Rotted Windowsill: Shopping List for How to Install a Sliding Glass Door: - sliding glass door with solid-vinyl doorjamb - pressure-treated 2x4s - 2x4s - ⅝-inch-thick exterior-grade plywood - 15-pound builders paper - quick-setting cement - minimal-expanding foam, used to insulate around new door - silicone sealant - masonry screws - 3½-inch (16d) nails - 2½-inch (8d) nails - 5/16-inch staples - 3-inch screws - wood shims - wood shingles and shingle nails, for finishing new wall section Tools List for How to Install a Sliding Glass Door: - reciprocating saw - 12-pound sledgehammer - 4-foot level - hammer drill fitted with masonry bit - drill/driver - square shovel - mixing tub, used for mixing cement - caulk gun - pointed trowel - flat trowel - hammer stapler - utility knife Follow This Old House: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: G+: Instagram: Tumblr:

How to Patch a Doorknob Hole With a Dutchman - This Old House

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs an undetectable wood patch in an old door. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: How to Repair a Split Door Jamb: How to Install a Storm Door: How to Install a Fiberglass Entry Door: Shopping List: - 3/4-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF), used to make routing template - 1/2-inch pine board, for making Dutchman patch - carpenter's glue Tools List for Patching a Doorknob Hole With a Dutchman - screwdriver - try square - clamps - plunge router fitted with upward-spiral bit and guide bushing, used to rout recess in door for new wood patch - hammer and 3/4-inch wood chisel, for squaring up routed corners - miter saw - hand plane, for planing the Dutchman patch - random-orbit sander Follow This Old House: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: G+: Instagram: Tumblr:

How to Install a Rustic Stone Walkway

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough installs a front walkway for a homeowner using natural stone. Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: Time: 5-6 hours Cost: $2000 Skill Level: Moderate to Expert Tools: Safety glasses Hearing protection Shovel Pickaxe Wheelbarrow Compactor Trowel Rubber mallet Level Masonry hammer Shopping List: Natural stone steppers Spray paint Stone pack material (crushed stone and stone dust) Stone dust Plastic edging Steps: 1. Before doing any project that requires digging, always contact your utility locating service to identify the location of water lines, gas lines, etc. 2. Use spray paint or some other type of marker to determine where the path will go to help make digging easier. 3. Use a pick axe to loosen the soil in between the lines of the new walkway. Then, use a shovel to dig out the path. Depending on the thickness of the stone, plan to dig down about 6-8”. For easy removal, dump the soil into a wheelbarrow. 4. Use a compactor to get the base as solid as possible. These can be rented at most home centers. A hand tamper would also work, but multiple steps in this process will require compacting, so it’s worth it to rent the compactor. Use hearing protection while running the compactor. 5. Once the walkway is packed down, add two inches or so of stone pack and compact that as well. 6. Add a couple more inches of stone pack on top of that and compact it. 7. Mix up the stone dust in the wheelbarrow with water. 8. Scoop the stone dust mixture onto the walkway in small sections at a time. Smooth it out with a trowel. 9. Place the stepping stones in a logical order on top of the stone dust. Wiggle the stones as low as possible to ensure the stone dust fills in the gaps underneath the stone as well. A rubber mallet and a level should be used to make sure the stones are placed evenly. 10. Continue this process all the way across the walkway. If a stone feels like a close fit but isn’t quite right, try cutting it with the back end of a masonry hammer. 11. Secure plastic edging around both sides of the walkway. They come with stakes that can be hammered easily into the ground. Resources: Because natural stone is a naturally-occurring substance, it will not always be possible to match other natural stone in a landscape. Mark suggests identifying the nearest stone and masonry yards first to see if they have what you’re looking for. The natural stone stepper Mark used is called a “New York Paver”, which he got from Cavicchio Greenhouses ( ). The plastic edging is Vigoro No-Dig Landscape Edging Kit, and is found at most home centers. The compacter Mark used can be rented from most home centers. The other materials Mark used for this job, including the mallet and edging can also be found at the home center. Expert assistance with this segment was provided by MJM Masonry ( ). 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, ask this old house, mark mccullough, kevin o'connor, concrete, masonry Watch the full episode, Stone Walkway, Rustic Headboard | Ask TOH: Follow This Old House and Ask This Old House: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: G+: Instagram: Tumblr:

A Simple Trick to Install Baseboard Corners Perfectly

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This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares some tricks-of-the-trade for installing a new, long-lasting windowsill. (See below for tools and a shopping list.)

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Tools for How to Replace a Window Sill:
- Oscillating tool
- Reciprocating saw
- Flat pry bar
- Hammer and 3/4-inch-wide chisel
- End nippers
- Circular saw
- Layout square
- Drill/driver
- Handsaw
- Hand plane
- Random-orbit sander
- Caulk gun
- Dead-blow mallet
- Pneumatic finishing nailer

Shopping list for How to Replace a Window Sill:
- Spanish cedar, used to make new sill
- 3-inch screws, for pulling out old sill
- 120-grit sandpaper
- Spray primer, for coating new sill
- Silicone caulk, used to seal new sill into place
- 2-inch finish nails for pneumatic nailer
- Minimal-expansion foam, for filling void below sill
- Exterior-grade paint, to match existing window trim

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