How to Match Historic Molding

How to Match Historic Molding
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor look at ways to match historic molding.

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Skill Level: Easy

Steps:
1. Tom uses a molding profile jig to show Kevin how to match historic moldings.
2. Tom pushes the pins of the jig into the molding and it forms an outline of the molding. Homeowners can then trace the design onto a piece of paper and bring it to a mill shop.
3. You can either match that tracing to one a stock profile in a mill shop or they could make a molding for you with a custom knife so you can replicate the profile on your choice of wood.
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How to Diagnose Problems with Well Water Systems

How to Diagnose Problems with Well Water Systems
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains how a well water pump works and why it could be behind a high electrical bill.

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Steps:
1. Some well pumps are submersible and sit at the bottom of the well. Others are located inside the home, usually in a basement.
2. Richard explains every time a homeowner with a well turns on the faucet, a well water pump could come on and call for water from the well. The well pump should be connected to one of two pressure systems.
3. One is a large pressure tank. That tank has an air charge at the top and water at the bottom. The tank is pressurized, so if the pump is coming on and off whenever the faucet comes on, that’s likely an indication that the air charge has become water logged and may need to be recharged.
4. The second system is similar, but has a neoprene bladder in between the air and the water reservoir. That would form a barrier and negate any oversaturation of the tank. If the pump is coming on in this situation, that means the neoprene bladder or a balloon-like material in between has failed, allowing the air and water to mix.
5. A well pump that runs to frequently suggests a problem with the pressure systems, which should be inspected and repaired by a qualified well technician.
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Tips for keeping your pet healthy on cold days

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Tips for keeping your pet healthy on cold days
It’s important to keep your pets warm but you also need to make sure they don’t get into harmful de-icing chemicals.

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