S18 E23: Mantel, Too Many Light Switches

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In this episode:

Richard Trethewey tests a new kind of faucet; Mark McCullough travels to Chicago to install a wood mantel on a homeowner’s 1980s contemporary fireplace; Ross Trethewey and Mauro Henrique discuss how to remove cigarette smell from a home and why it is important to do so; Heath Eastman helps a homeowner connect four separate switches that control six lights in the same room.

Mark McCullough travels to Chicago to install a wood mantel on a homeowner’s 1980s contemporary fireplace.

Where to find it?

Mark installed the Red Oak Contemporary Box Mantel Style #5, which was prestained in Early American and finished in a clear finish. It was provided by Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods.

Mark used concrete sleeve anchors to secure the mounting board to the masonry fireplace. These can be purchased at home centers and hardware stores.

Home technology expert Ross Trethewey and painter Mauro Henrique discuss how to remove cigarette smell from a home and why it is important to do so.

Where to find it?

Expert assistance for this segment was provided by the Collins Research Group.

Master electrician Heath Eastman helps a homeowner connect four separate switches that control six lights in the same room.

Where to find it?

Heath installed the Caseta by Lutron Smart Kit. This included three In-Wall Smart Dimmer Switches to replace the old switches, two Pico Smart Remotes for Dimmers at both entryways to communicate with all the other switches, and a Smart Bridge to connect it all to the Internet.

All the other materials Heath used for this project, including the two gang cover plate and the screwdriver, can be found at home centers.

Original Air Date: May 10, 2020 Season 18; Ep.23 23:43


Products and Services from this Episode

Red Oak Contemporary Box Mantel Style #5:
Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods

Expert assistance:
Collins Research Group

Smart switch kit:
Caseta by Lutron

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