Ask TOH | Water Softener, App, Shadow Box
Coming up on this episode of Ask TOH
In Arizona, Richard visits the Grand Canyon, then he helps a homeowner with hard water install a new type of water softener. In Future House, Ross demonstrates a home organization app. In Build It, Tom builds a shadow box using wood from an old, salvaged door.
How to Install a Water Conditioner
In Arizona, Richard installs a water conditioner to combat hard water.
Where to find it?
Richard installed a citric-acid conditioner manufactured by .
Other supplies and materials for this project, including solder, flux, copper pipe and couplings, and the plywood backing are sold at home centers and plumbing supply houses.
Expert assistance with this project was provided by , , and .
Future House | Home Appliance App
Ross demonstrates a home organization app that stores appliance and device information.
Where to find it?
Ross demonstrated the home organization app , which is available for download on the App Store, GooglePlay, and via text message through their .
Build It | Salvaged Door Shadow Box
Tom builds a shadow box using wood recycled from an old door.
Most of the tools used for this project including safety gear, plate glass, glass cutters, and sandpaper can be purchased at a home center.
Tom made his own wood filler using Gorilla Wood Glue and sawdust. He held the box together with Clear Gorilla Glue. Both of these are manufactured by .
For a finish, Tom and Kevin applied a rub-on Danish oil manufactured by Watco, a division of .
This project was intended to be made with an already-owned, extra door in a house, but antique doors can also be purchased from reclaimed lumber yards.
Expert assistance with this project was provided by