Heath Eastman installs landscape lights in a garden; Richard Trethewey explains how siphons work; Tom Silva organizes tools with pegboard; Mark McCullough helps a homeowner redo his walkway.
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How to Install Outdoor Landscape Lighting
Heath installed two different types of landscape light fixtures that are both manufactured by Illumicare (https://www.illumicaregroup.com/ ). The up lights used to highlight the shrubs and the brick archway are Jasper 12V Solid Red Brass LED Spot Lights [http://bit.ly/3ollwz7], and the path lights are Misty 12V Small Solid Red Brass LED Path Lights [http://bit.ly/3rXCuWC].
To coordinate the individual lights to turn on and off, Heath installed an Above Grade RXT Series Transformer [http://bit.ly/2LmiFYd], which is manufactured by Focus Industries (https://focusindustries.com/ ). The transformer comes with optional add-ons, such as the photo-cell sensor, the timer, and the built-in wifi component.
How Does a Siphon Work?
Richard demonstrated the principle of a siphon jet on a Glacier Bay toilet, though every toilet from every manufacturer operates using a similar siphon jet.
How to Install Pegboard
The pegboard Tom hung up was 2×4’ Heavy Duty Brown Pegboard Wall Organizer [http://bit.ly/35dCzvp], which is manufactured by Triton Products [http://www.tritonproducts.com/]. They can be secured to any stud using wall screws, which can be found at any home center.
The hooks Tom used to hang the tools came in a pegboard kit. The kit is 1/4” Zinc Plated Steel Pegboard Organizer Assortment Kit (43-piece) [http://thd.co/35hidS4], which is manufactured by Everbilt, which can be found at The Home Depot [https://www.homedepot.com/].
How to Redo a Brick Path
For the base, Mark recommends a layer of crushed stone and stone dust. These can be found at most landscape supply stores and nurseries. To compact everything, Mark used a plate compactor, which can be rented from most home centers.
The homeowner’s original bricks were McAvoy Pavers [http://bit.ly/2Xk3EsJ] [https://www.mcavoybrick.com/products/pavers], which can be found at brickyards. Mark reused as many of the homeowner’s bricks and mixed in the new ones along the walkway so they would blend in.
To keep the walkway together and help prevent weeds, Mark also installed No-Dig Landscape Edging, which is manufactured by Vigoro and available at most home centers.
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