Ask This Old House | Passage Set, Landscape (S15 E18) | FULL EPISODE

12April 2019


How to Bore for a New Door Knob. Tom helps a homeowner install a new door knob passage set on his closet door.
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Where to find it?
Tom used the Door Lock Installation Hole Dozer Hole Saw Kit, manufactured by Milwaukee.

The kit includes a drill guide, 2 1/8” hole saw, 1” hole saw, small arbor, arbor adaptor and spacer, two 3/32” drill bits and two 1/8” drill bits for pre-drilling holes for latch plate screws.

Tom installed a F10GEO619 Georgian Passage Knob Satin Nickel Set, manufactured by Schlage.

Privacy locksets, deadbolt locksets, and the jig for boring holes can be found at home centers.

A Tour of Antique Plumbing and the Toilet of the Future
Richard dives into a history lesson about plumbing and shows off new toilet technology.

Where to find it?
Richard displayed some plumbing heirlooms from his family business, Trethewey Brothers of Boston, including a custom toilet bowl, an overflow cover, and an antique fixture catalogue from American Standard.

Richard also showed a futuristic toilet that featured an automatic seat lift, seat warmer, built-in bidet, UV sanitation, and a remote control. It was the Veil Intelligent Skirted Elongated Dual Flush Toilet, manufactured by Kohler.

How to Reimagine a Historic Landscape
Landscape Designer Jenn Nawada uses a historic landscape design as inspiration to revive an overgrown backyard.

Jenn used New England fieldstone steppers from Landscape Depot as stepping stones

Jenn installed the following plants:

Clematis
Hydrangea Annabelle
Calycanthus
Sedum Spectabile (Autumn Joy)
Osmunda Cinnamomea (Fern)
Dennstaedtia Punctilobula (Fern)
Polystichum Acrostichoides (Fern)
Buddleia (Black Knight)
Phlox Paniculata (David)
Phlox Paniculata (Flame Pink)
Iris Germanica (Immortality)
Astilbe Simplicifolia (Hennie Graafland)
Astilbe x Arendsii (Bridal Veil)
Hypericum (Hidcote)
Mary Bohannon, Yellow with Orange Cup
His Excellency, Lilac Blue
Paeonia (Victoire de la Mame)
Dryopteris (Brilliance Fern)
Nipponanthemum Nipponicum
Hydrangea Petiolaris

Expert assistance for this project was provided by Kelstrom Landscaping of West Roxbury and Nawada Landscape Design.

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