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ASK This Old House | Spring Projects: Paint, Prune, Spigots (S19 E20) FULL EPISODE

Richard explains a variety of failure points in a hose spigot; Mauro demonstrates the how to paint vinyl siding; Jenn explains how and why to maintain pruners; Nathan builds a custom fence gate.

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Ask This Old House tackles a variety of outdoor home improvement projects. Richard Trethewey starts by explaining failure points in a hose spigot and how to replace one; Mauro Henrique demonstrates the correct way to paint exterior vinyl siding; Jenn Nawada explains how to maintain a set of bypass pruners; Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner build a custom fence gate.

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How to Replace a Spigot
Richard replaced the existing spigot with a ½” x 12” Brass MPT x SWT Heavy Duty Frost Free Anti-Siphon Outdoor Faucet Hydrant [], which is manufactured by Prier Products [] and can be found at most home centers.

How to Paint Vinyl Siding
Mauro painted the vinyl siding with Regal Select Acrylic Exterior Paint in the color “North Shore Green” [], which is manufactured by Benjamin Moore [].

How to Maintain Bypass Pruners
Jenn demonstrated a variety of ways to keep pruners sharp and sterile. For the examples, she used some of her own pruners, which are ARS [] Pruning Shears [].

To clean the blades, Jenn used a combination of steel wool and Simple Green [] Concentrated All-Purpose Cleaner [].

How to Build a Custom Fence Gate
Nathan custom built the gate using all stock pressure treated lumber, including 4×4” posts, 1×4” boards for the panels, and 2×4” boards for the frames of the gates. All of this material can be found at home centers and lumber yards.

For the hardware, Nathan used a Black Slide Bolt [] for the lock and Black Heavy Duty Tee Hinges [], which are both manufactured by Everbilt [].

To cut the boards, Nathan used a sliding compound miter saw [], which is manufactured by Dewalt []. To secure the boards to the fence, Nathan used a siding nailer [], which is manufactured by Bostitch [].

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ASK This Old House | Spring Projects: Paint, Prune, Spigots (S19 E20) FULL EPISODE


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