Richard shows Kevin the proper way to ventilate a sink; Tom converts a regular door into a Dutch door; Jenn updates a landscape by moving around, dividing, and pruning the current plants in the yard.
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Richard demonstrated a PVC P-trap with a mechanical vent that can be used where conventional venting is not an option. Jenn used only plants that already existed in this homeowner’s yard, but they can also be found at nurseries.
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How to Diagnose a Gurgling Sink.
These and the materials required to install them can be found at home centers and plumbing supply stores.
How to Revitalize a Landscape for Free.
The tools Jenn used, including the tarp and shovels, can be found at home centers.
Expert assistance for this project was provided by Kelstrom Landscape, Inc. of West Roxbury, MA and Nawada Landscape Design.
How to Create a Dutch Door
Everything Tom used for this project, including the chisel, utility knife, hole saw, hinges, and latches can be found at home centers.Tom used wood glue and polyurethane glue, manufactured by Gorilla Glue. The track saw Tom used is manufactured by Festool.
Expert assistance for this project was provided by Woodcraft.
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