Nathan demonstrates a sanding kit with different profiles on it to make hand sanding easier; Heath clarifies the temperature rating system for ceiling lights and then installs one for a homeowner; Mark explains the purposes and uses for different types of trowels; Tom and Kevin build a tool storage shelf out of leftover lumber from other Build It projects.
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Testing a Specialty Hand Sanding Kit. Nathan demonstrated the 20 piece Hand Sanding Block Set – Hook and Loop Interchangeable Assorted Shapes, which is manufactured by Tool Guy Republic and can be found through online retailers.
How to Safely Replace a Ceiling Light. Heath clarified that a home with older wiring should be checked by an electrician before a new ceiling fixture is installed. Cable marked with ""NM-B"" complies with modern code and can handle fixtures up to 90o C, whereas ""NM"" cable or any older wiring should use fixtures rated up to 60 oC.
Heath installed the 12"" Oil Rubbed Bronze 2-Light Ceiling Light, manufactured by Hinkley Lighting.
Expert assistance with this segment was provided by Eaton and Eastman Electric.
How to Choose a Masonry Trowel. Mark demonstrated a variety of masonry trowels, which were all manufactured by The Bon Tool Company.
Build It | Tool Storage Shelf. Tom built the tool storage cabinet out of leftover materials from previous Build It projects, including 3/4-inch oak plywood, 1×12-inch select pine, and 1/4-inch birch plywood. These can all be found at home centers and lumber yards if you don’t have enough material in your scrap pile.
To cut the boards to the correct dimensions, Tom used a TS 55 circular saw from Festool. He then secured everything together using GRK #9 2-inch multi-purpose screws from GRK Fasteners and some wood glue from Gorilla Glue.
The kit that Tom and Kevin referenced and used as inspiration for their tool storage organization was the M18 18V Cordless Combo Tool Kit by Milwaukee Tool.
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12-inch Oil Rubbed Bronze 2-Light Ceiling Light
20 piece Hand Sanding Block Set
Tool Guy Republic
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Eaton and Eastman Electric
M18 18V Cordless Combo Tool Kit
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
TS 55 circular saw
The Gorilla Glue Company
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