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Richard installs a shutoff valve for washing machine supply hoses; Ross and Heath discuss the progression of EV chargers; Jenn discusses ornamental grasses; Nathan helps a homeowner repair her deck.

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Richard Trethewey explains why installing an automatic shutoff valve for washing machine supply hoses prevents flooding; Ross Trethewey and Heath Eastman discuss electric vehicle chargers and the role EV chargers will play in the future; Jenn Nawada discusses a variety of ornamental grasses; Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner repair her deck by replacing rotted hangers and re-securing the joist.

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All About Ornamental Grasses
Jenn discussed a variety of ornamental grasses, including miscanthus “morning light,” miscanthus “adagio”, panium vergatum “purple tears,” and hakonechloa “Japanese forest grass.” These can be found at some home centers and most nurseries.

Expert assistance with this segment was provided by Stonegate Gardens [].

What’s New with EV Chargers
Working with the electric panel and high voltage wiring associated with electric vehicles can be dangerous, so Heath recommends that EV chargers [] should only be installed by licensed professionals.

Heath and Ross discussed a variety of topics related to electric vehicle chargers. In general, Level 1 EV Chargers will come with the purchase of an electric vehicle. Level 2 chargers, and the variety of materials associated with an installation, can be found at home centers and electric supply stores.

How to Prevent Flooding in an Upstairs Laundry Room
Richard replaced the standard hot and cold washing machine shutoff valves with an Automatic Washing Machine Shut Off [], which is manufactured by Watts [].

The other tools and materials Richard needed to remove the valves and make the new connections, including the braided, stainless steel hoses, the PEX piping and connections, and the PVC glue, can all be found at home centers.

How to Replace a Deck Joist Hanger
Nathan replaced the rotted joist hangers with 2×8” Face-Mount Galvanized Joist Hangers [], which are manufactured by Simpson Strong-Tie [] and can be found at most home centers.

To resecure the deck boards to the joist, Nathan used a drill driver and 2” Deckmate star drive coated deck screws [], which can also be found at home centers.

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