Ask This Old House | Patch Lawn, Toilet, Off-Grid (S16 E4) | FULL EPISODE

10September 2020

Roger helps a homeowner reseed a dead section of lawn and blend it in with the rest of the yard; Richard shows the basics of changing a toilet; in Future House, Ross visits an off-the-grid home in South Carolina that's testing commercial HVAC equipment.

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Viewer Tip | Never Lose a Tape Measure
To attach the magnet to the tape measure, Tom used Gorilla Epoxy, manufactured by Gorilla Glue.
All the supplies and materials for this project, including the electrical box covers, magnets, screws, and tape measures can be found at home centers.

How to Patch a Smothered Lawn
Roger recommends using a rototiller to loosen the soil, which can be rented from a home center or tool rental shop.
He then adds compost to boost soil nutrition. In the Northeast, Roger recommends using a seed blend made up of rye, fescue, and bluegrass. When planting a lawn in springtime, Roger uses a starter fertilizer that also contains Tupersan to prevent weed seeds from germinating.
All of the supplies and materials for this project can be found at home centers and landscape supply stores.

How to Change a Toilet
Everything Richard used to remove and reinstall the toilet, including the sponge, bucket, wrench, and closet bolts, can be found at home centers and plumbing supply stores.

Future House | Living Off the Grid Comfortably
The chiller that efficiently moves heat was manufactured by Multiaqua. The hot and cold storage tanks are manufactured by CALMAC.

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